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    Sunday, January 01, 2006

    The Year of Not Sucking

    It’s official. The year of “Not Sucking” has arrived upon us. So far I have to say it doesn’t suck. Lets hope it keeps up. Nothing really interesting has happened so far this new year, but it isn’t the “Year of Really Interesting Stuff,” but rather of “Not Sucking,” so I’ll just have to be happy with what I have. I’ll be heading back up to the mountains tomorrow to try and get something done since I have gotten nothing but revelry accomplished thus far during my stay back at home. I have only a few months left before I head west so there are many things to be accomplished. I hope everyone had a nice transitional New Year and didn’t have to suffer through Dick Clark looking and sounding like a half finished MIT robotics project. But, it’s nice to know that no matter how bad of shape he was in, it was really just a transitional show so his production company could remain the ABC provider.

    “ABC and Clark's production company this year made plans to keep the show alive when Clark can no longer do it, signing "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest as his successor. Seacrest opened "New Year's Rockin' Eve" with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and introduced Clark.” [AP]

    Clark’s publicist Paul Shefrin put it this way: "The man can talk," Shefrin said. "It's not 100 percent perfect. He's still working on it becoming more perfect, but he's certainly capable of doing the show. Otherwise he wouldn't be here. There's no facial contortion. There never was any facial contortion." [Reuters]

    Mayor Bloomberg had this to say:“It just would not be New Year's Eve without Dick Clark," Bloomberg said. "I know I speak for all New Yorkers and all Americans: Dick, we love you. It's gonna be a great 2006."

    This does not bode well for the “Year of Not Sucking.”

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