Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy New Year! (Photoessay)

New York City may have the world's worst New Year's celebration. And last night, Fox News seemed to cut away from the ball just before it dropped. (The Boss was at work, but reported the same thing, before hearing it from me.) Times Square, Manhattan last night—confetti is a lot cheaper than fireworks, and shooting it may possibly be something one can entrust to an affirmative action employee, without burning down the city, though I wouldn’t swear to it.

I wish my readers a happy, healthy, productive year!

Nicholas Stix


Sydney and London competed this year for the most ambitious fireworks demonstration. Who knows? Next year, they may be like Paris, and have to cancel any proper celebration.




























In Germany, New Year's is called "Sylvester." When I lived there, it was the only time the Gerries went nuts. Milllions of "Ottonormalverbrauchers" (the equivalent to "Joe Six Pack" here) would blow up their own fireworks.



Auckland, New Zealand


Hong Kong


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