This Week 30/12 – that’s the day before NYE to you and I.


What did you say to the pope when you met him? “I just kissed his ring” Susan Boyle

“We begin with ice end and we end in ice…”

“This is probably the least Ive drank at Christmas since I was like 16….”

“Temperatures across the land, plunged to Hollyoaks IQ levels…” Charlie Brooker

“New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.” James Agate
“Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.” Oscar Wilde

From New Year’s on the outlook brightens; good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining. Leonard Bernstein

“New Year looks distinctly rosey this year and I intend to smash the Gary out of it.”

Well now…

Good Christ’s bday? This Xmas had it all, snow, ice, fog… no heating! I will not labour on some funny anecdote about eating Xmas dinner… for that is probably all you’ve read on these them there mailout things they call email for the past few days… I will share with you something which has bugged me for a while: why did they name a reindeer after a kebab? Did you track santa around the world this year? I only got to him before it was too late unfortunately. Next year eh? Wow, have you seen cliff’s jacket in the Mistletoe and Wine? Quite amazing! The only good thing about that song or video or indeed Cliff.
With gifts on the fire and logs on the tree. What has been good in music this year popwise? I have no idea what the Xmas No 1 was this…assume it was xfactor related?!

Possibly one of the best things about that period between New Year is you don’t have absolute nonsense on the TV during the day… OK it’s still nonsense but nonsense of a lesser variety… not that I watch TV all day usually but having the option of watching pandas & ibis in China, Simpsons or Antz as I type this isn’t a massive kick in the face really is it? Jesus, what am I talking about Glee’s just come on! Shoot me now…

So then… the enormity of New Year beckons… below we have our round up of all that lies ahead on NYE and NYD.

It seems fitting, customary and also obligatory as everyone else does (does that make it obligatory? should we kick against them all? ah, questions that you do not need around this time to round the year passed up. Mr Mcquaid has supplied us with his very excellent run down of the last year in the world of Ransom Note as well as Jonny running down his remixes of the year. Couple that with 2010 through the ears of test pressing and you have a rather nice little run down/round up/summation… list!

So I guess that lies to me to round the year up in nonsensical nonsense and current affairs… but then you watch Charlie Brooker’s and his 2010 Screenwipe and you think mmm well, how go about even coming close to just one article on there…

“I hate Iceland” Informed British punter who couldn’t get on his flight because of the ash cloud.
Other highlights include Eastender’s Phil crack, Kevin Costner’s solution to the BP oil spill, George Osbourne looks like a 14 yr old boy, World cup – “world’s thickest people kicking a football around.” & JLS w**king contest.

What I’d advise is you watch the whole thing here quick smart-ish before it disappears.

This was the year, Wil went iphone… and liked it!
Something strange has happened… i’ve started to like my iphone.

This week? England retained the Ashes down under… can’t say that doesn’t fill me with some sort of a gleeful warmth. Simon “I won’t vote against fee rises, I’ll just abstain” Hughes is appointed education advisor for paupers… ahh. We will soon be encouraged to give money to charities when we take money out the bank cos the govt can’t be arsed to do it no more.

What do I not want for a late Xmas present? Beer canon fridge controlled by iphone – jesus people have too much time on their hands!!

Actually, you know what I’m sorry but I’ve got to get off today… This will be the 52nd R$N I’ve written and I think I deserve a tiny little break in the form of NYE… join us next week for R$N 1st Bday! See you on the floor somewhere over the next few days… come join for Eastern Electrics NYD After-Party… I’m playin rekkids w/ me bro from 7.30…

Right, I’m off to watch Wild Hogs w/ John Travolta & William H macy riding Harley (Truly horrific), catch up with Robson & his Extreme Fishing and prepare my faceless NYE mass text round to everyone in my phonebook that I’ve haven’t seen for years and prob won’t next year either!!

Merry Christmas and peace to all! (except Nick Clegg)…

“It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets.” William Thomas

The only way to spend New Year’s Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears. W.H. Auden



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