...and on MetaFilter, we drop a pony at the stroke of midnight.
December 31, 2003 2:24 PM   Subscribe

Can't make it to Times Square to see the crystal ball drop? Well, in Atlanta, they're dropping a peach. In Raleigh, an acorn. In Miami, an orange. In Mount Olive, NC, a three-foot lighted pickle. My favorite? In Lebanon, PA, they're dropping a six-foot-long bologna....and in nearby Cleona, they're dropping a two-foot-wide pretzel. (The state capital, Harrisburg, is dropping a cow painted to look like a strawberry.) But they really pull out the drops in Key West, where there are not one, not two, but three drops: a pirate "wench", a conch shell, and a drag queen named Sushi, who will descend in an eight-foot-long red high-heeled shoe.
posted by Vidiot (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In the mountains of Arizona we have the Pine Cone drop.
posted by geist at 3:23 PM on December 31, 2003

And don't forget the possum drop (nyt)
posted by amberglow at 3:56 PM on December 31, 2003

All it takes is a dreamer for a celebration to be born: "If New York City can drop a ball, why can't we drop a possum?" I'll be dropping Jaeger bombs. Happy 2004, MeFites!
posted by Frank Grimes at 4:51 PM on December 31, 2003

I don't think it's possible to beat the Possum Drop...but a co-worker just pointed out that they drop a pickle in Dillsburg, PA, and in Falmouth, PA they drop a goat.
posted by Vidiot at 5:03 PM on December 31, 2003

Big deal. I dropped my balls years ago...
posted by wendell at 6:26 PM on December 31, 2003

In my house, I'll be dropping my drawers.
posted by jonson at 6:47 PM on December 31, 2003

I just downed my glass of 20 year-old port to one of you in particular, and all of you in general.

Happy New Year, MeFites. May it be good to all of us.
posted by yhbc at 9:13 PM on December 31, 2003

huh? wuzzuh?
posted by quonsar at 11:20 PM on December 31, 2003

And in Key West, they lowered a drag queen in a giant red high heel shoe. I saw it on CNN. But I can't find a story to link to about it.
posted by pmurray63 at 11:39 PM on December 31, 2003

Meanwhile, at my work, we shut the kitchen down for TEN WHOLE MINUTES, and snuck off to the lounge to get (even more) schnockered. And we changed the TV tuned to Dick Clark to a listings channel to get a more authoratitive (and, let's face it, less "Picture of Dorian Grey"-esque) countdown. You may pity me... [dramatic pause] now.
posted by arto at 3:35 AM on January 1, 2004

Sadly, the only thing dropped in Kansas City are the trou from the masses of Bud Light swilling idiot morons who think it's a warm up for St. Patricks day.
posted by damnitkage at 12:30 PM on January 1, 2004

I never understood exactly why something had to DROP. Going up always seemed more appropriate to me. Seriously, the whole ball thing has always bothered me.
posted by Goofyy at 8:47 AM on January 2, 2004

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