Some fireworks for your New Year’s celebration (best appreciated in full-screen mode):

More fireworks, this time from Kamchatka (below the fold, because of goddam autoplay music (fortunately, you can turn it off)):

The best thing about 2012: it gave Dave Barry plenty of fodder. It’s odd to think that this is the most balanced and accurate overview of the year you are likely to read.


The end of the year is a time for cleaning house and taking out the trash. (Via Dustbury.)

"Celebrate" the New Year

(Via Dr. Boli.)