Monday, January 02, 2006
Maybe it was the party atmosphere. Maybe it was the booze. Maybe people were just taken by surprise. Whatever it was, everyone at the party I attended New Year's Eve laughed like crazy when Dick Clark came on TV. These were all relatively intelligent people, many of them the sort of folks who read books and listen to NPR, but they couldn't contain themselves. It didn't help that Clark's countdown was a bit off the one displayed on the screen. I know that sounds sick, and all of us may be due for some Karmic payback ---especially those who were imitating Clark's slurred speech--- but you've got to wonder if the 76-year-old Clark will be back next year.