January 1, 2008
The Silliness of Celebrating New Years
If you stop to objectively consider the reasoning behind celebrating yearly holdays, it seems pretty silly. Birthdays for example: If you think in terms of how this thing we're celebrating is connected to the real world, it sounds like something that only a really old man would find interesting.
You know what today is? Today, the earth is in roughly the same position it was on the day I was born! Isn't that exciting! Of course, I was born one time zone away, so I celebrate my birthday starting at 11 PM the night before my birth date.
As silly as that is, celebrating a new year is even more ridiculous. Because now, we're not even celebrating an anniversary of something, just an arbitrary point of the year when all the numbers change.
You know what today is? Today, the earth is in roughly the same position it was when.... well, it's in the same place it was the last time I got really drunk and counted down from 10.
Posted by mill1991 at January 1, 2008 1:42 PM
I'm a really old man and I don't find birthday's or New Year's interesting. In fact, I agree with your analysis and I despise celebrating birthdays. Seem a bit self-centered to me. And New Year's is really just like any other night that I go out, except you typically have to pay a cover charge, which chaps my a*# and places are really busy.
The only way a birthday is worth celebrating is if it's done at a water park in the middle of Wisconsin. Otherwise, no thank you, sir.
Who will have the more productive NBA career, Jerel McNeal, Dominic James, Lazar Hayward, Tommy Brice, or Tony Bennett?
Please add Tanner Bronson of UW-Madison and Jimmy from Marquette to that distinguished list.
For the record, Tim, in the first half of the Providence v. Marquette game last night, #1DAD, #1SON, and I commented that it would be nice to see a Millatime trademark bball move at some point in the game. Upon request, a Providence player pulled out the AND1 Mix Tape quality "fake the bounce pass then take it all the way to the hoop" TMills favorite. If I remember correctly, Oosman shoved the shot back down his throat. Tim would have finished.
Joynt: It only counts as a trademark Millatime fake bounce pass if he takes 2 or 3 extra steps. Preferably he should just run all the way up the court and to the basket without dribbling at all.