31 Dec 2011

And Then, Happy New Thingy....

Wishing you all a very happy New Year. What better way to start the New Year than with a cut an’ paste from this time last year. Is that lazy or wot?

It seems, in the short space of one year, this piece is even more relevant.

I wanted to send some sort of holiday greeting to my friends and colleagues, but it's difficult in today's world to know exactly what to say without offending someone. So I met with my lawyer yesterday, and on advice I wish to say the following;

Please accept, with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday practised with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2011, but not without due respect for the calendar of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great (not to imply that England is necessarily greater than any other country) and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms;

This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for him/her or others and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. The wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.

Other than that, did your wishes for 2011 come to pass? For the majority of us, I’ll wager not. And, according to WWF, time is STILL running out for the jaguar, snow leopards, teradactyls, lerts, glaciers, trees and anything else you wish to think of.

Here's something else that'll really cheer you on your way into 2012. Taxpayers will have to work until 26 July to pay for the cost of government in 2012 . Crying yet?

For 2012 all I can say is that, however officious officials become with you, however goony your governments become, yes, I'm sure they'll become grossly goonier in 2012, however much the righteous try to interfere with how you wish to live your life, however preposterous the petty interference gets, all we mere mortals can do is hold on tight to our dreams. {Sorry, embederation's forbidden. See? Bloody petty, but go on, click it.}

Quote; James Agate.

“New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.”

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