|Mykonos in Winter|
It’s almost 2013. As for the soon to be bye-bye 2012, about all I can think to say at the moment is we made it past 12.21.12. Apocalyptic fashion fans need not fret, though, because I’m sure a new and improved end is in sight. After all, the aluminum foil industry has far too much invested in those funny hats to let that market slide away without a fight.
|Those in the know prefer aluminum foil.|
My personal choice for the new end date is 11.4.14. Catchy, don’t you think? It will play well on tee shirts and buttons. And for the biblically inclined, Genesis 11.4.14 falls amid the story of Babel and the Lord’s decision that the people of the earth should not be able to communicate with one another, which ties in nicely to the revelation that 11.4.14 is the next chance Americans will have to vote on who will comprise their babbling House of Representatives. Fire up the bauxite production, folks, for as the famous line goes, “There she blows!”
But all that’s too far away to worry about now. Besides, it’s not as if America is about to drag the world off a cliff or something. So, let’s kick back with some photos I selected from in an article published in The Atlantic by Alan Taylor titled, “Christmas Time Around the World.” And a special thanks to NYC radio host Bill Buschel for bringing the article to my attention.
|Crested Butte, Colorado (AP/Nathan Blow)|
|Liverpool (Reuters/Phil Noble)|
|Rio de Janeiro (AP/Felipe Dana)|
|India (Reuters/Sivaram V)|
|Washington, DC (Win McNamee/Getty Images)|
|Ivory Coast (Sla Kambou/AF/Getty Images)|
|Manila (Reuters/Romeo Ronoco)|
|Vancouver (Reuters/ Andy Clark)|
|Newtown, Connecticut (Reuters/Mike Segar)|
Here’s wishing us all a better world in 2013.