New Year

I saw the New Year arrive for the first time in the US. We watched the countdown to New Year on a recorded telecast that had been made hours previously. It was from Time Square in New York, which is three time zones ahead of the West Coast. The midnight hour was marked by an illuminated ball dropping down a pole; the chimes of Big Ben it was not. The program was presented by a legend of American TV, Dick Clark, who looked as though he had been embalmed a decade or so back and dug up for the occasion. Some degree of familiarity was restored by the playing of Auld Lang Syne.

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Published in: on 5 January, 2008 at 16:14  Comments (1)  

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  1. You were too kind to Dick Clark..


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