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Last week’s poll asked what you did with holiday leftovers and the majority of you just kept them the way they were eating them as if the holiday never ended. I’m more in the slightly modified camp with making sandwiches or in the case of yesterday (I defrosted the turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving) I made pulled turkey BBQ. Mmm.
This week’s poll comes from the depressing start to 2011. I remember the years of watching Dick Clark host the New Year countdown show for what seemed like hours leading up until midnight. This year I found out that the show was only 30 minutes prior (not that we were planning on watching anything more than a few minutes anyway) and that Dick Clark was still hosting even though he is in absolutely no shape to do so.
He comes on to countdown from 25 seconds on and all we could do was watch in horror as he mumbled his way through it. We were sent into the New Year saddened by his condition and while I’m certain that he is mentally capable under the facade created by the stroke several years ago when my wife mentioned how awful it was to have him ring in the new year and start everything on a bad note I could only agree. I mentioned on Twitter how my New Year’s resolution was to ask ABC to never have him lead the New Year’s countdown again simply because it doesn’t help anyone. My father joked yesterday that he has a contract through 2050 and that ABC plans to show reruns of him even after he’s been long gone. Ugh.
What do you think about Dick Clark continuing to do the countdown? Do you find it incredibly miserable to have him do it making you long for the days, long ago, when it was an event you looked forward to instead of one you dreaded? Do you think ABC should remove him from the air in 2011/2012? Perhaps you didn’t even know Dick Clark was still doing it because you don’t bother watching the countdown into the New Year and if so what is it that you do instead? Whatever you have to say about Dick Clark doing the countdown go ahead and vote on the sidebar and then comment on below as I’d love to hear your thoughts.