December 29, 2011

A Bullshit Ball.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:06 pm

Let me just say this: If I read or hear one more breathless news story about the “energy efficient” Times Square new Year’s Eve ball, I may puke.

An “energy efficient” ball? Gimme a farookin’ break. Jesus H. Christ! We’re talking about Times Square here, a place that is known for its dazzling display of lights and which, for that reason, has historically attracted tourists from all over the world – not just on New Year’s Eve, but all year ‘round.

The dropping of the ball at midnight on Times Square has been the highlight of New Year’s Eve for as long as I can remember, so this year we need an “energy efficient” ball? Why? We are told, “The upgrade [i.e. the “energy efficient” ball] means an 88 percent reduction in energy use and 573 tons less of carbon dioxide from the ball’s previous lighting source.”

Excuuuuuuuse me, but I rather liked the bygone balls, which were powered by the “previous lighting source” – yeah, the balls that sported a gazillion lights, real lights, hot, bright New Year’s Eve lights. I don’t buy into the political correctness or the Al Gorean junk science that positively correlates carbon dioxide emissions with dead polar bears.

If this nonsense continues, perhaps we’ll be ringing in 2013 by candlelight in Times Square while we eat salt-free snacks, prepared, of course, without trans-fats.


  1. All this Liberal bullshit is about to get to the tipping point, as in a new Prez come January 2013.

    Comment by Captain Jerry — December 29, 2011 @ 11:53 pm

  2. Actually, if the nonsense continues, the ball will be dismantled and reviled as a symbol of the The Man’s oppression of the masses, his symbolic male parts towering above all, while the huddled masses below cower in fear and awe at his shiny white brightness.

    On a related note, I can envision a good use for the ball, (which I have loved since I was old enough to stay up and watch it drop.) This should shut up any enviro-weenies about energy-efficiency. Fill the ball with as many Occupiers as possible. Squish them right in. A good squirt of kerosene, a torch tossed in… ta-da! bright and glowing ball dropped from a great height to splat on the pavement below.

    I don’t think my anger management classes are working. Dammit.

    Comment by LeeAnn — December 30, 2011 @ 7:55 am

  3. Occupy the ball!!

    LeeAnn beat me to it.

    Comment by DogsDontPurr — December 30, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

  4. Kumbaya, my lord, Kumbaya…

    Comment by Mike R. — December 30, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

  5. Feed the farooken environmental idiots,including that asshole head of the EPA Lisa Jackson, to the polar bears.We don’t want to walk around in loin clothes and live in huts so we can be unexceptional as the piece of crap in the White House would like.This country is run by these screwballs who want to return to the Dark Ages.

    Comment by john — December 31, 2011 @ 1:15 am

  6. Right on-We should also go back to making planes out of metal. The heck with composites that save fuel.

    Comment by Joseph — January 2, 2012 @ 11:10 am

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