New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005
December 13, 2004 12:11 PM   Subscribe

Dick Not Rockin' New Years Eve Looks like Dick Clark will not be continuing his 32 year old tradition of hosting the New Year's Eve event in New York City. Regis Philbin will substitute.
posted by buggybuy (29 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: boring news



 
Well then.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:14 PM on December 13, 2004


The terrorists have already won.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:20 PM on December 13, 2004


Oh awesome post.
posted by xmutex at 12:21 PM on December 13, 2004


Doesn't anyone care about Lindsay Lohan's wallet? I mean, come on, that's real news.
posted by Flem Snopes at 12:21 PM on December 13, 2004


It's not Linday's wallet that interests me.

I mean, bummer for Dick.

Oh, jeez! I'm leaving.
posted by dirigibleman at 12:24 PM on December 13, 2004


Just. Stop.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:24 PM on December 13, 2004


I was expecting 50 cent.
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 12:25 PM on December 13, 2004


Snarks and post-quality aside ...

Philbin is a poor, poor substitute for Dick Clark. There is something to be said for reliability and consistency, and few things represent that quality quite like Clark's New Year's Eve coverage. It is right up there with the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. Sure, it is mindless entertainment, but there is a charm to it none-the-less.
posted by grabbingsand at 12:27 PM on December 13, 2004


Looks like Dick Clark will not be continuing his 32 year old tradition of hosting the New Year's Eve event in New York City.

This is probably very bad news for sedentary losers.
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:28 PM on December 13, 2004


This is great! I was having trouble clicking from the Yahoo portal to their faux-news faux-stories about washed-up faux-celebrities hosting faux-events! Thank god I have Metafilter to do it for me!
posted by googly at 12:30 PM on December 13, 2004


this Dick, it vibrates?
posted by fandango_matt at 12:30 PM on December 13, 2004


You know, while I don't watch Dick Clark (or any television) on New Year's Eve, neither do I go out and party. I've had too many friends and acquaintances injured or killed by drunk drivers on that particular evening.

I stay in and have friends or family, and we play various games (and yes, we get drunk off our asses generally), but NO ONE LEAVES UNTIL MORNING. Because death is an exceptionally shitty way to start the year.
posted by u.n. owen at 12:30 PM on December 13, 2004


(and look, I refrained from insulting a totally insultable post! Thank you "Snarkers Anonymous"! I'm on step 6!)
posted by u.n. owen at 12:31 PM on December 13, 2004


this Dick, it vibrates?

no, but it still looks 30.
posted by quonsar at 12:32 PM on December 13, 2004


i spent the last two new years eves alone chatting in IRC, but i'm pathetic.
posted by quonsar at 12:33 PM on December 13, 2004


When's New Year this year?
posted by 31d1 at 12:34 PM on December 13, 2004


haha Mayor.
posted by xmutex at 12:36 PM on December 13, 2004


Clark remains hospitalized and is very weak.

But not nearly so weak as this post.
posted by soyjoy at 12:39 PM on December 13, 2004


soyjoy wins
posted by briank at 12:41 PM on December 13, 2004


There are no winners in this thread. Only losers.
posted by srboisvert at 12:45 PM on December 13, 2004


Wow, this totally changes my whole New Year's plan! Now I've gotta change the channel to make sure I'm with the cool crowd.

Damnit, Dick! How dare you do something different. And doubly how dare you for sending Regis Philbin in your place, for shame!
posted by fenriq at 12:55 PM on December 13, 2004


An interesting story, but hold on to your fuckin' hats people, because it does not compare the following all-you-can-eat celebrity scoop-o-rama:
ROBERTS SOLVES TRAVOLTA'S NIGHT TROUBLES

Actor JOHN TRAVOLTA used to urinate up to three times a night until he received advice from an unlikely source - actress JULIA ROBERTS.

The PULP FICTION star - who spent years wondering why his bladder caused him so many nocturnal problems - has been cured of the affliction since Roberts unravelled the mystery on his behalf.

He says, "I told her I was worried that on TV they kept saying it was bad if you got up three times in the night to tinkle. She said, 'Don't drink water before you go to bed.'

"And I used to drink a pitcher of water before I went to bed. That's why she's Julia Roberts - it made that much sense."
You're welcome.
posted by dhoyt at 12:57 PM on December 13, 2004


OMG Julia (squee!) was talking 2 John Travolta about PEE!??!!? d00d! WTF?!
posted by fandango_matt at 1:00 PM on December 13, 2004



no, but it still looks 30.


Well, sure, if you get a dick lift.
posted by petebest at 1:01 PM on December 13, 2004


I like to Tivo the countdown and watch it the next morning. There's something bracing about banging the pots and pans outside at 9 a.m. And enjoyable for the neighbors!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 1:08 PM on December 13, 2004


dhoyt thank you very much!
posted by dobbs at 1:09 PM on December 13, 2004


WARNING: Upcoming Link Not Safe For Work. At All.

dhoyt, I'll see your 'Roberts and Travolta talk peepee' and raise you 'Chloe Sevigny blowing Vincent Gallo' screencaps from Brown Bunny.
posted by liam at 1:10 PM on December 13, 2004


dhoyt, so the cure to needing to pee so often is to not drink so much before going to bed? Damn, celebrities are like, super smart and stuff.

Unless Dick Cheney steps in to take over, I vote we cancel New Year's Eve altogether.
posted by fenriq at 1:12 PM on December 13, 2004


I've had too many friends and acquaintances injured or killed by drunk drivers on that particular evening.

Really? How many? Not a single one here. One of us is skewing the stats big time.
posted by rushmc at 1:12 PM on December 13, 2004


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