Monday, December 30, 2013

Lunedi Lunacy

As the New Year approaches we can only hope to greet it with a smile on our face and laughter on our lips.  Here's a few New Yorker cartoons* and a handful of quotes to at least start the smile/laugh process for 2014.

New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.

The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to.

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

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.

The only way to spend New Year's Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears.

But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits.
Andre Gide

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Bill Vaughan

Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!

New Year's Day now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.
Mark Twain

*The cartoons here come from The New Yorker magazine and more can be found here.

December 30 - 1702: Queen Anne's War: James Moore, Governor of the Province of Carolina, abandons the Siege of St. Augustine.

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

I loved each and every one of these cartoons and quotations! Have a great New Year's Eve and best wishes for 2014!

Ur-spo said...

I enjoyed the quotes; thank you for posting them.