In 2005, graphic artist Kentaro Nagai was struck by the play on words between peace
in relation to global politics. This concept was expanded in an exhibition entitled Twelve Animals
, where Nagai rearranged outlines of the world's landmasses into shapes respective of the aspects of the Chinese Zodiac
posted by Smart Dalek
on Feb 12, 2009 -
Old Year's Quiz.
Another chance to feel un-informed and clueless, or smug and well-informed, depending. Answers next week... or
"when we have time to make them up."
posted by asok
on Jan 5, 2004 -
Polar Bear Clubs
have become a traditional way
to greet the new year
. The original US club seems to be in Atlantic City, NJ
, where winter bathers have been taking the plunge on New Years Day for over 100 years. Some say
that the plunges are rooted in the Nordic tradition of saunas and cold water bathing, but today most clubs focus on fundraising
, taking a sponsored dip for charity. On Jan 1, 2003 Ivy Granstrom
took the plunge in Vancouver BC at the age of 91 -- her 75th New Years dip. New clubs are popping up all the time - everywhere from Hampton, NH
to Busan, Korea
to Kirov, Russia
-- even Gainesville, GA
boasts some Polar Bears.
posted by anastasiav
on Jan 2, 2004 -
Happy Xmas (War is over)
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the UK release of John and Yoko's perennial Christmas classic.
A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now.
posted by thedailygrowl
on Dec 25, 2002 -
Happy New Year!
While you're having some Dim Sum and King Cake at your parish Pancake Supper, remember to celebrate the Year of the Black Horse and get those fireworks set off before Lent begins! Oh, my. Now my head is swimming... have to go lie down.
posted by dwivian
on Feb 12, 2002 -
what will 2002 bring?
the guardian newspaper asked various people, like the british tiolet association, for their thoughts on the new year. the result is an interesting portrait of britain today
posted by quarsan
on Jan 1, 2002 -
Wishing you all a happy new year from the GMT zone, specifically, Dublin, Ireland
, where it's now appproximately 10 minutes past the hour!
posted by tomcosgrave
on Dec 31, 2001 -
Random Cheer Bombing II: Happy (Gregorian) New Year!
(Yes, I'm early; but I have a ways to drive to get kissed, so y'all can just deal. :-)
posted by baylink
on Dec 31, 2000 -