Wednesday, December 31, 2008
"It is stupid..." said Tabby "humans...lack originality."
In a sad repeat of what has become a human tradition, New Year's Eve will be held again on the evening of December 31st, technically called the last day of the year. New Year's Eve is celebrated by humans as a separate occasion from the observance of New Year's Day.
In human practice, New Year's Eve is celebrated with noise making and social gatherings celebrating the transition of the year at the midnight hour. Some humans use fireworks and other forms of explosive devices or trickery in part of their celebrations.
Asked how he felt about the so-called holiday, Tabby, a neutered, former-feral, Tabby male from Brier, said "I think it is stupid that they celebrate it on the same day every year. I mean where is the fun in that? They sadly lack originality. I mean it's like, gee, I wonder when it will be next year? How dumb."
Perhaps the most well-known event of the night is the televised "ball-dropping" at New York City's Times Square. Many other cities, desperate for something to spend money on, also drop or lower objects. The playing with of balls is obviously not just something cats enjoy, but something of significance to humans as well.
Balls drop each year in New York's Times Square
So, tonight in Seattle, on the 31st once more, the countdown will be done by raising the Space Needle's elevator up and lighting fireworks at the same time until the clock hits midnight.
It is believed that humans have been celebrating this holiday on the very same day for as long as it has been recorded. "It is speculated that the event is held on the same day each year so that humans don't really have to think about it very hard." Said Nicolas, an orange, male Domestic Short Hair from Spokane. "They tend to have very short memories and one-track minds, and forget things often, like remembering to get cat food for example. I think this streamlines the process for them in the long run if you will"
When asked, local teencat, Mad Max had this to say, "Humans must associate something special to objects going up and down, which is rather condescending when you think to how they stoop to try to appease us with those damn laser lights."
Local cat Mad Max agrees humans are retards
Regardless of the reasons, most cats agreed that holding the event on the same day every year is lame.
Copyright Sharyn Thoma-Guay
Posted by The Kitty City Gazette at 11:37 PM