Posts Tagged ‘countdown’

Dear Dick Clark…

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Last year on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest, Dick messed up what many people consider to be the most important part of a New Year’s broadcast… the countdown to New Year’s.  At the 14-second mark he started counting by two’s.  Bad for live TV, but lots of fun as a party trick at every NYE party you’ll ever go to from here on out.  Try it!  Everyone starts celebrating like 10 seconds too early and then collectively, the whole party feels like a bunch of dumb asses when they realize they’ve messed up something that kindergartners can do — count.  Then you have the pleasure of correcting everyone and announcing the real “midnight!!”  Can you think of a better way to start a new year than with making others feel inferior?!

PS. What’s the difference between Dick Clark and Bob Barker?  No punchline there… I’m seriously asking.  I have no clue who is who.