Open thread: The biggest, classiest New Year’s Eve thread ever

posted at 8:31 pm on December 31, 2015 by Allahpundit

It’s so big and classy you won’t believe it, that I can tell you.

No one’s in the mood for a QOTD tonight (I hope) so here’s a thread for the HA faithful to virtually gather and drink up together, assuming you haven’t shelled out four bills for that rager the Olive Garden is throwing in Times Square. I wanted to celebrate tonight with a Trump steak and some Trump champagne, but there’s a problem. Trump Steaks no longer exists. Trump Wine does — but the company’s run by his son, Eric, not by the man himself. Maybe next NYE, after he’s been elected president, his team will start bringing more products to market. Not until we can eat real Trump food and drink real Trump booze with Trump himself in the White House will America truly have been made great again.

He’ll be on Fox News late tonight to help ring in 2016, by the way. Which is fitting: In so many ways, starting with his total domination of cable news, this was his year. I leave you with this, which sums up the Republican primary better than any campaign commercial or news interview could.


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BISHBOP!!!!!!!!!

BallisticBob on January 1, 2016 at 10:04 AM

Interesting article in the Headlines Why Do Americans Dress So Casually? Good comments.

Cleombrotus on January 1, 2016 at 10:23 AM

‘Morning, and Happy New Year’s Day, Hot Air…

Coffee, pain killers and toast for those in need.

Fallon on January 1, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Interesting article in the Headlines Why Do Americans Dress So Casually? Good comments.

Cleombrotus on January 1, 2016 at 10:23 AM

Interesting tangent from the article, fashion historian say she wouldn’t invest in dry cleaning businesses:

Scientists were able to develop a new cotton fabric that cleans itself of stains and bacteria when exposed to sunlight.

Fallon on January 1, 2016 at 10:49 AM

Jackson Councilman says’ Let’s throw rocks at police’

Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Good call, champ.

BallisticBob on January 1, 2016 at 11:16 AM

Good thread to high light Troll Tlalock Trolling.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 1, 2016 at 12:09 PM

smokeyblonde on January 1, 2016 at 12:30 AM

You know, I have been here since 2008. I don’t post as much as I use to. Mostly just come here for the intelligent and comical comments(we have a lot of witty people here).

Just because I don’t post here every night telling my life’s story, doesn’t mean I am not concerned with the way our country is going.

I certainly don’t need anyone to be concerned about my Sensitivity, and telling me where to post.

Will just leave it at that.

Barred on January 1, 2016 at 12:15 PM

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2016 at 12:30 AM

Sorry I missed you last night.

Happy New Year to you ,too.

Don’t be such a stranger, we miss you.

Barred on January 1, 2016 at 12:19 PM

after mucho technical difficulties, I’m back. but only with Eds gracious help.

Thank You Ed.

and hello again everybody. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Wolly is back!

love you guys, well most of you

wolly4321 on January 1, 2016 at 12:44 PM

after mucho technical difficulties, I’m back. but only with Eds gracious help.

Thank You Ed.

and hello again everybody. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Wolly is back!

love you guys, well most of you

wolly4321 on January 1, 2016 at 12:44 PM

after some technical difficulties I’m finally back. only with the help of Ed.

Thanks Ed. I really appreciate it.

I miss you guys while I was gone. well most of you anyway.I hope you all had very nice holidays. I’m glad to be back.

wolly4321 on January 1, 2016 at 12:49 PM

Looks like a bunch of comments just went bye bye?

Christien on January 1, 2016 at 12:49 PM

Or not

Christien on January 1, 2016 at 12:52 PM

Barred on January 1, 2016 at 12:15 PM

You are good in my book. Happy New Year!

HonestLib on January 1, 2016 at 1:09 PM

Also RIP Wayne Rogers.

WestVirginiaRebel on January 1, 2016 at 1:09 PM

Natalie and The King were simply…Unforgettable!

Galtian on January 1, 2016 at 12:45 PM

Oh, Galtian! I just listened to your link on Natalie and The King. Just sublime. Thank you. I was raised on NKC and Sinatra.

I won first place in the Southwest ballroom division, with my disco dance Hustle partner, for best Foxtrot, to this rendition of “Unforgettable”.

Brings back so many memories.

So sad what is considered as talent today.

Typicalwhitewoman on January 1, 2016 at 1:11 PM

A New Years thread that started 8 hours or so after the new year started… HA is right on top of it as always.

Greetings from January 2nd.

DarkCurrent on January 1, 2016 at 1:13 PM

yay!
hey DC, we may eat Chinese food on New Years, but we still use our own clocks.

wolly4321 on January 1, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Tel Aviv terrorist attack??????????????????

corona79 on January 1, 2016 at 1:22 PM

I am always trying different hot sauces and mustard’s and I picked up Silver Spring Beer’n Brat Horseradish Mustard and it is good.

Doing the Hustle wearing platforms shoes….those were the daze days.

HonestLib on January 1, 2016 at 1:22 PM

yay!
hey DC, we may eat Chinese food on New Years, but we still use our own clocks.

wolly4321 on January 1, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Good to see you wolly. Am I right that you connected with your family recently?

Have a good year.

HonestLib on January 1, 2016 at 1:24 PM

Doing the Hustle wearing platforms shoes….those were the daze days.

HonestLib on January 1, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Awwww, those were the days, HonestLib! I was invincible and the same age as Natalie, 65.

Every day is a gift and a time to get things done that need getting done!

Happy New Year to all.

Typicalwhitewoman on January 1, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Of some singing and band note:

Billy Eckstine:

One man player singer of note:

Robert Johnson:

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 1, 2016 at 1:37 PM

HonestLib on January 1, 2016 at 1:09 PM

Happy New Years, HonestLib.

Children are what keeps the world going. :)

Love reading your morning posts.

Barred on January 1, 2016 at 1:49 PM

Welcome back, Wolly.

Barred on January 1, 2016 at 1:49 PM

Awwww, Jesus, Billie Ecstein, “I Apologize”….

another great Foxtrot or “dancing on a dime” (slowly pushing and slow motion thrusting) dance.

Typicalwhitewoman on January 1, 2016 at 1:51 PM

Happy New Year Everyone…!

*Clinky!*

;)

Seven Percent Solution on January 1, 2016 at 1:51 PM

Grandpa Jones – Are You From Dixie?

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 1, 2016 at 1:59 PM

That was so fun listening to…a really fun, Quickstep, the ballroom dance that looks like they’re jumping and skipping down the dance floor.

I loved the “Whiteness” of it…kinda like the old-school likability of the new Colonel Sanders.

Typicalwhitewoman on January 1, 2016 at 2:09 PM

Typicalwhitewoman on January 1, 2016 at 2:09 PM

I can’t even remember when I first heard that song, but I always liked it. Every once in a while I need a shot of Grandpa Jones. LOL

John Hartford – Going Back To Dixie (originally published in 1874)

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 1, 2016 at 2:22 PM

Grandpa Jones – Are You From Dixie?

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 1, 2016 at 1:59 PM

Thanks for that. I still much enjoy playing Coney Island Cakewalk.

Good stuff.

HonestLib on January 1, 2016 at 2:31 PM

Thanks for that. I still much enjoy playing Coney Island Cakewalk.

Just curious-would you call that piece a “rag”? You know, like Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag, etc?

Whiskey you’re the Devil – Anita & The Yanks

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 1, 2016 at 2:46 PM

I sort of connected with my family. 28 years is a long time. it’s a gradual process.a couple of plane tickets, and Facebook. but better later than never.

wolly4321 on January 1, 2016 at 3:04 PM

John Hartford – Going Back To Dixie (originally published in 1874)

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 1, 2016 at 2:22 PM

It made me tear up…so, bittersweet to hear this old-time music. Even NYC girls, like myself, finally start to understand the simplicity of country folks.

I appreciate it now, that I’m married to a born and raised, alpha male, of few words, from Ft. Worth.

Typicalwhitewoman on January 1, 2016 at 3:09 PM

after some technical difficulties I’m finally back. only with the help of Ed.

Thanks Ed. I really appreciate it.

I miss you guys while I was gone. well most of you anyway.I hope you all had very nice holidays. I’m glad to be back.

wolly4321 on January 1, 2016 at 12:49 PM

Ummm…Wolly
After this posted 3 times, I am not sure your “technical difficulties” are fixed…haha

Happy New Year to you!

g2825m on January 1, 2016 at 3:15 PM

I posted 3 times because Ed was helping me figure it out. it took a few test runs. But Ed came through.

wolly4321 on January 1, 2016 at 3:22 PM

haha yeah, just jesting with you…I’ve been here for many years but the last couple of years I’ve been a driveby poster BUT have always read the stories and comments during these times.

g2825m on January 1, 2016 at 3:27 PM

Just curious-would you call that piece a “rag”? You know, like Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag, etc?

Whiskey you’re the Devil – Anita & The Yanks

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 1, 2016 at 2:46 PM

Boy, I am out of my league now, but I will try with my limited knowledge. Coney Island Cakewalk is a finger style piece with a melody that is rhythmical repeated.

Maple Leaf Rag emphasis the melody alternately on down and upbeats and thus is a good example of syncopation, that being unexpected changes in rhythms.

As far as guitar I am self taught on nylon strings using the Parkening books. I have been taking lessons for two years from a respected teacher and we have focused on pieces like Hummingbird by Marty Stuart and Honkey Tonk by Bill Doggett as an example.

I like playing the old Ventures pieces like Night Train or Tequila. Of course I know many blues and classical pieces; and Freight Train (Elizabeth Cotton) and other classics.

Not that I play well. I am a novice at best.

HonestLib on January 1, 2016 at 3:29 PM

ExpressoBold on December 31, 2015 at 8:46 PM

What? /

Cindy Munford on January 1, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Typicalwhitewoman on January 1, 2016 at 3:09 PM

And (believe it or not) there’s country folk and communities up North, too (and Canada-heresy, I know)! But, “country” music was taken over long ago by songwriters that write songs that could easily be pop top 40 just by changing a chord or by deleting the near-obligatory steel guitar solo. And so much of it manages to glorify the most base elements of humanity. Basically it’s R&B with a Southern accent.

Western swing, bluegrass, old time music and folk are just niche musical forms nowadays. Most country top 40 is, IMHO, pure shite. I really wonder how many permutations of getting drunk and sleeping around are possible?

But, that’s why I’m not a record producer…nor an ad man. I couldn’t sell crap to someone just because they think it’s candy.

You may like this one-sung by an elderly Civil War Veteran.

Veteran’s Last Song-Lauren Higbie (1927)

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 1, 2016 at 3:35 PM

HonestLib on January 1, 2016 at 3:29 PM

Thanks for the analysis.

I always loved the Ventures. I bought a lot of their stuff on vinyl back in the day. My favorite single was Walk, Don’t Run ’64 and my favorite album is Joy.

THE VENTURES – JOY

———-

Here’s the right link for the Gary Stewart song, BTW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9-iLIjnHOY

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 1, 2016 at 3:57 PM

One man player singer of note:

Robert Johnson:

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 1, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Seminal figure. Did you catch the bogus 3rd. picture of him that turned up last week? “Expert” with something to gain claimed it valid…debunked a couple days later.

Mimzey on January 1, 2016 at 9:10 PM

Thanks for that. I still much enjoy playing Coney Island Cakewalk.

Good stuff.

HonestLib on January 1, 2016 at 2:31 PM

Serious? the tune from “The Art Of Ragtime Guitar” book?

Mimzey on January 1, 2016 at 9:17 PM

Not that I play well. I am a novice at best.

HonestLib on January 1, 2016 at 3:29 PM

Thats great! I’m an old man who picked the guitar back up after 30yrs of not even thinking about it. Having fun learning. I’ll never actually be any good, but the learning process can be surprising! Things come out of your head that you had no idea were in there!

Mimzey on January 1, 2016 at 9:24 PM

Not that I play well. I am a novice at best.

HonestLib on January 1, 2016 at 3:29 PM

Thats great! I’m an old man who picked the guitar back up after 30yrs of not even thinking about it. Having fun learning. I’ll never actually be any good, but the learning process can be surprising! Things come out of your head that you had no idea were in there!

Mimzey on January 1, 2016 at 9:24 PM

Nothing comes out of your head when you are playing guitar, stuff goes into your head when you are learning or practicing, but when you are actually playing, what is coming out, is coming from `18 inches below your head.

oscarwilde on January 1, 2016 at 10:37 PM

Nothing comes out of your head when you are playing guitar, stuff goes into your head when you are learning or practicing, but when you are actually playing, what is coming out, is coming from `18 inches below your head.

oscarwilde on January 1, 2016 at 10:37 PM

I’m pretty sure it’s coming out of my head..in a manner of something or other. With me, when I’m having fun on those every now and then nights, I hear a sound, that makes sense for what’s coming up, a split second..or a beat or so..before that sound comes around. At this point, just kinda on automatic..with a bit of thought put in there. :)
I’m weird.

Mimzey on January 1, 2016 at 10:49 PM

oscarwilde on January 1, 2016 at 10:37 PM

I’m pretty sure it’s coming out of my head..in a manner of something or other. With me, when I’m having fun on those every now and then nights, I hear a sound, that makes sense for what’s coming up, a split second..or a beat or so..before that sound comes around. At this point, just kinda on automatic..with a bit of thought put in there. :)
I’m weird.

Mimzey on January 1, 2016 at 10:49 PM

I’ve been playing for 45 years, pretty much non stop. I learned a long time ago, your head may tell you how to play and what to play, but it is your heart that does the actual playing.

oscarwilde on January 1, 2016 at 11:30 PM

I learned a long time ago, your head may tell you how to play and what to play, but it is your heart that does the actual playing.

oscarwilde on January 1, 2016 at 11:30 PM

That I agree with. Even at my level, when sounds just kind of find a place for themselves, thinking doesn’t have much to do with it.

Mimzey on January 1, 2016 at 11:36 PM

oscarwilde on January 1, 2016 at 10:37 PM

My feet are 18 inches below my head. Wait I’m only 13 inches off the ground.

SpongePuppy on January 2, 2016 at 12:07 AM

For the record, Gilfoyle asked about the year 2017 “in the White House”.

Nomad lied to you, again.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2016 at 12:12 AM

Cold coffee, empty ibuprofen bottles and a few bread crusts… What’s up?

Fallon on January 2, 2016 at 8:36 AM

Weird, for some reason a youtube video of Keplar Mars Anomaly just popped up.

Nevermind. I must have scritched Puppy…

Fallon on January 2, 2016 at 8:41 AM

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