Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

It's now 2012 . . . and Happy New Year to all! I'm hoping you saw the new year begin in a way that was special to you, but I'm willing to guess that your celebration wasn't quite as -- ah, "bombastic" -- as this one from the world's tallest building in Dubai:

Not to worry, folks. I understand the building's largely empty and its owners are effectively bankrupt. Let's make 2012 the year in which substance becomes more important than meaningless style and overindulgent bravado. (But it sure looks neat, don't it?)

Here's how things looked in London:

Here's the celebration from Times Square in New York City:

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