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December 30, 2006 3:39 PM   Subscribe

And check out their musical rallying cry.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:39 PM on December 30, 2006

This is great. I love this attitude.
"If 2007 happens regardless, which is unlikely, we will hire a fleet of special trains to go to Paris next year and demonstrate on the Champs Elysées against 2008," said one of the organisers.
Thanks, goodnewsfortheinsane.
posted by cgc373 at 3:46 PM on December 30, 2006

wait...the year 2000 and what??
posted by niles at 4:19 PM on December 30, 2006

I decided a long time ago that I was going to stop growing up. Does that count?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 5:11 PM on December 30, 2006

I cannot support this AntiNewYears movement. In fact, I've been preparing for it for the last month, by dating all my checks "December 2007."

Why, if Dick Clark heard about this he'd have a stroke!



Okay, another stroke.
posted by wendell at 5:22 PM on December 30, 2006

2006 will not wendell?
Thanks for finding this, goodnewsfortheinsane
posted by bunglin jones at 6:30 PM on December 30, 2006

Whatever happened to that anti-protest where everybody on the planet was supposed to orgasm at the same time? Cuz I didn't notice anything. I got a feeling like somebody walked on my grave a few days ago. Was that what that was?

Or is this like that game that once you know about it, you're playing whether you like it or not? And every time you think about it you lose? And if you make other people think about it they lose, or you win, or you don't win cuz nobody can win this silly stupid game, cuz it's not even really a game it's like a meme but it's not even that, or some silly crap like that?

Now that we've gone to that website we're supposed to tell other people about it? What's in it for me? That's the club I wanna join. The What's In It For Me Club. I'll only celebrate there being a 2007 if someone can convince me there's something in it for me. Other than that, I'm gonna go back to the year 2000 and just say that this whole stupid decade never happened. Cuz it sucks. In fact this whole century thus far has royally sucked. I don't even think I like this millenium. Screw the whole damn millenium.
posted by ZachsMind at 6:53 PM on December 30, 2006

As usual, the French piss me off by being more culturally advanced than me. I think we lesser peoples should organize and demonstrate against French superiority. Perhaps we could burn baguettes and spit on images of Sartre and Jean-Pierre Juenet. And we'll keep doing it until they stop being French!
posted by eparchos at 7:23 PM on December 30, 2006

Protesting, Canute-like, against the inevitable has a long and respectable history...

As does the misinterpretation of Canute's protest.
posted by pompomtom at 10:13 PM on December 30, 2006

How's this protest misinterpreting Canute, pompomtom? King stands before the waves and orders 'em back, yeah? Either it's a demonstration of his limits, showing his obsequious court that nature constrains even kingly power; or he orders the waves away, but they come on anyway, because he's a dolt who can't control waves. Those are the only interpretations I know. It looks to me like these quixotic French revelers can be seen in the light of the first interpretation, so how is the writer misunderstanding either them or the allusion?
posted by cgc373 at 11:35 PM on December 30, 2006

cgc373: another interpretation is based on the fact that Cnut's advisors had been describing him as being being of surpassing power and strength, and so he went to the waves and performed that action. The waves did not turn, and he was able to show that the power of Man could not surpass the power of God.
posted by mephron at 12:30 AM on December 31, 2006

I often conflate "nature" and "the power of God" as a matter of course, mephron. Canute's was an act of humility in one interpretation or an act of hubris in another, but either way, I don't see how the writer of the article misuses the allusion.
posted by cgc373 at 1:09 AM on December 31, 2006

goodnewsfortheinsane, your nickname is quite adequate.

I have to ask: should we call the next month oncember, or undecember?
posted by qvantamon at 1:54 AM on December 31, 2006

posted by Freen at 3:48 AM on December 31, 2006

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Just another bunch of kids playing at revolution.
posted by IshmaelGraves at 10:39 PM on December 31, 2006

Or is this like that game that once you know about it, you're playing whether you like it or not? And every time you think about it you lose?

Thanks a lot, ZachsMind, you just made me lose.
posted by mazatec at 1:08 PM on January 1, 2007

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