The New Year™

Since 1979 (before I was born), the new year has only landed on a Monday four times before yesterday. See these instances above and then see my thoughts on said years 'after the jump' ...


Here is an album called "1990" that is very good. The first version of Stephen King's IT (made-for-TV movie) scared the shit out of me over the summer. The actresses Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson, Margot Robbie and Jennifer Lawrence are all born. Some things last a long time. 1990 lasted 365 days.


The Yankees win their first World Series since 1978 on October 26th and I watched it in the living room of 10 Sycamore Hill Rd. in Bernardsville, NJ, a house we only lived in for a year or two. I was 15. On February 29th, three notable events involving death occur: (1) Faucett Flight 251 en route from Lima to Rodriguez Ballon airport crashes into a mountain near Arequipa, killing all 123 people on board are killed; (2) at least 81 people drown when a boat capsizes 120 kilometres east of Kampala, Uganda; (3) in Lumberton, North Carolina, Daniel Green is convicted of the murder of James Jordan, the father of famous basketball player Michael Jordan, whom he had killed in 1993. 1996 is the only year since 1979 which began on a Monday that was also a leap year.



Over the summer, Apple releases the first iPhone. Also over the summer, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, the actress who plays Lily on Modern Family, is born. Cyclone Sidr demolishes Bangladesh, killing over 10,000 human-beings on November 11th. Two days earlier, the film Fred Claus starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti came out. I have still haven't seen this movie. Is it good?


The future is not yet written, folks.