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New Year’s Eve/Day Open Thread: It’s 2016 Already Updated Edition

Hanging out in the champagne room
Hanging out in the champagne room

Have some eggnog and hang out for a while.

Here’s to a new year better than this one!

No MRAs/trolls/etc.

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ScarlettAthena
ScarlettAthena
6 years ago

Happy new year, everyone!

Bananananana dakry
Bananananana dakry
6 years ago

Yabby Ew Beer, folkses.

Well-aged feline ball on her deck box throne by me, spouse and I both gaming and gonna eat pizza soon, and I’ll probably get high off ABS fumes using my new 3D doodling pen later on. Also my cherry shrimp have made little cherry shrimp. Life is good.

(Marriage between two introverts: gaming in different rooms, occasionally stopping to make weird noises at each other to make sure the other still exists. Goofy but seems to work.)

Bina
6 years ago

Happy Almost New Year! Still 3 hours and 10 minutes to go, where I sit. But happy happy, anyway!

Level14Boss
Level14Boss
6 years ago

Happy New Year Mammothers. I rarely comment but I’ve really enjoyed the articles, and it’s rare to say, but the comment section has been amazing as well.

peaches
peaches
6 years ago

Happy New Year! This is a fun place.

I’m glad to see 2015 go, personally. But let’s not get into the reasons for that. I’ve got black-eyed peas in the slow cooker, but no greens. I guess I’ll just make Hoppin’ John for New Year’s.

@JoeKlemmer
@JoeKlemmer
6 years ago

Celebrating NYE by watching The Walking Dead and smoking cigars. Hope you all are having as much fun as I am.

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
6 years ago

Happy New Year!

Thank you, David, for all that you do.

dhag85
6 years ago

Happy new year everyone. 🙂 Our midnight was more than 3 hours ago but I’m too drunk to sleep right now.

Since this is an open thread I’ll try this:

@gilshalos

Are you reading this? Are you ok? Happy new year!

@Mouse Farts

Are you ok?

I also have a TON of stuff to share about my personal things, but I’ll save it for sober times. Take care of yourselves and each other, everyone.

Paradoxical Intention
6 years ago

Hey all! I just got back from a day of playing Fallout 4! I got through most of the main questline, and built up my workshop in Sanctuary (It’s three stories tall now! First floor workbenches, second floor storage, and third floor balcony that will most likely be spaces for generators).

My family was gone for most of the day, so I took advantage of the TV being free in the living room. My legs were blown off quite a few times, but Nick Valentine has stuck it out by my side for the trip for a while now.

Also, everyone’s out and about, so I most likely will not be fixing dinner tonight (or if I do, it’ll be hamburgers).

I’m planning on making Katz’s Mustard Curry Chicken tomorrow for dinner though! With potatoes!

Unless my uncle volunteers to make tamales. Of course, he wants me to look up the recipe because apparently he’s too lazy to Google. : I

Fruitloopsie
Fruitloopsie
6 years ago

Happy new year everyone! And to the new and old commenters who just haven’t commented that much but welcome anyway! Don’t forget for your welcome gift at the bottom page where it says Mammothy Fun!

It’s 8:48 over where I am so I still have some time left.

Dalillama
6 years ago

I am at work, and likely to remain until about 3 in the morning.

brian
brian
6 years ago

Hey everyone, hope it’s a good NYE for you all. My RL friends are the type who still are into the whole “get trashed at a bar” type of NYE celebration even though we’re all in our 30s now, so I’m chilling at home alone, not that I mind.

I think it might be time for me to break open one of my special beers purchased for tonight and play another weird video game.

And speaking of video games, if you’re into that kind of thing, I have to mention my two personal GsOTY: Life is Strange and Undertale. If you haven’t played them, do yourself a favor and get on that.

Somewhat on the subject of this blog, and somewhat marring an otherwise perfect acceptable NYE, earlier today I discovered than an online friend is apparently a fan of Sargon of Akkad. It’s a shame. He seemed like a pretty good guy before today.

napalmnacey
napalmnacey
6 years ago

Happy New Year everyone! I spent the late hours jamming with my family (we’re all musicians) and singing with my dear little baby daughter on the boob. It wasn’t a huge party like we usually have but it was fun and had all my important people there. I hope you all have a similarly wonderful turn of the new year! <3

And thank you, David, for working on this awesome blog. It's provided much-needed laughs and distraction while I've been stuck nursing my daughter. As a fidgety and crackly-brained person, having the wealth of articles to read has been a boon while being stuck in one position for too long. The Star Wars coverage has been absolutely hilarious. Thank you!

katz
6 years ago

Also my cherry shrimp have made little cherry shrimp. Life is good.

Took me a second to figure out that those are probably aquarium pets and not some kind of appetizer.

Pho with beef and basil
Pho with beef and basil
6 years ago

Hello all, love your articles Dave. Just bowed out of an Archer drinking game, but I thought you would like another reader chiming in with how they check out your blog twice a week, or more.

Thank you Dave, and here’s to another year of… The only blog I know of to keep me up to date on idiot MRAs!

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

Happy 2016 y’all! May the coming year be better than the past year, for all of us, full stop.

Nequam
Nequam
6 years ago

My husband is still bouncing back from whatever had him up at 2am Wednesday morning puking his guts out.

I went to visit friends this evening only to find their young daughter may just have caught what my husband had.

So really, 2016 has no place to go but up in the near future.

Kat
Kat
6 years ago

Happy 2016, Mammotheers! I just got back from The Force Awakens. Yay! And once my boyfriend is done with the dishes, I’ll make some New Year’s Eve pasta.

Because the climate summit in Paris went well — by no means perfectly, but well — I’m feeling more hopeful about the coming year and about humanity. Also, after a long drought, we’re getting some rain where I live. I’m jazzed about that.

David, thanks for all your hard work on Mammoth. And thanks to all the commenters. You all make me smarter.

Aces
Aces
6 years ago

I am writing this as note to myself so I’ll refer back to it when I get weak.
Just had nice dinner out with long term boyfriend, now we’re at his parents’ beach house.
Shared a kiss and are drinking Champagne.
He is sitting next to me and has his huge cellphone that I bought him for Xmas.
I see Heartiste scrolling along his screen.
It’s the one thing that has bugged me about him over the years.
I asked him to shut it off and read it on his own time.
He replied in a harsh voice, “don’t be so boring”
So here we are 2016 and I am feeling totally miserable instead of enjoying myself because of bf reading a hateful, absurd website.
I guess this is hopeless.
Heartiste has slowly destroyed him in small ways over the years.
It’s so tragic that guys are dumb enough to follow that depraved and unhelpful site.
I hope the next time I come on here I am with someone who wouldn;t dream of reading Heartiste and being a fanboy.

Bananananana dakry
Bananananana dakry
6 years ago

@katz

Defintely aquarium pets. They’re under an inch long at maturity; I don’t think they’d be good with cocktail sauce. XD

Entropy jukebox
Entropy jukebox
6 years ago

Happy new year to one and all. We celebrated early so my kids could watch the Times Square revelry from SoCal, and I am off to reading and slumberland while my dork of a husband watches Star Trek. Just wanted to thank David for his amazing ability to find little spots of humor in the grimmest of places on the internet, and to the regular commenters who get a real guffaw out of me more than I thought possible. Safe and happy 2016 to everyone!

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
6 years ago

Happy New Year! Even though I live in the future and it’s already mid-afternoon here. Hmm. Maybe those conspiracy theories that imply feminists own time machines are true after all.

(How long until Argenti crashes through the ceiling to join in with the aquarium talk? =P)

Vucodlak
Vucodlak
6 years ago

Tonight, my parents and I are packing for evacuation. The river is expected to crest on the third, at 50 feet, 1 and ½ feet over the record. It’s risen 6 inches in just the past 10 hours.

We don’t intend to leave until morning, but I can hear other people out on the street, loading their cars and clearing out now. I’ve been hearing them since the emergency meeting earlier this evening. I don’t hear any festivities.

The Army Corp of Engineers sent a rep to the meeting. They don’t maintain our levees anymore, thanks to budget cuts and “reprioritizing” of spending, but they were kind enough to show up and tell us we’re fucked. It is no longer a question of if the levee will break, only of when and where. In some places, the levee is shorter than 50 feet. Once the water starts pouring over the top, it will break.

If it happens far enough away from here, my home, the town I have lived in my entire life, might be spared. But someone else’s home won’t be so lucky. Several hundred people are going to be homeless soon.

I hear a lot of gunfire. I hope it’s just celebratory, but there are patrols near the levees. People get desperate, break levees far away from their homes, condemning someone else in the hope that their homes might be spared. I really hope that last big boom was just a big-ass firecracker.

Happy New Year from the flood plains.

Bananananana dakry
Bananananana dakry
6 years ago

@Vucodlak

Garh. I know this sounds trite, but thinking of you and hope that the worst doesn’t happen. :/ Be safe.

Our spending priorities in the USA are so fucked up.

Fabe
Fabe
6 years ago

Happy New year all. Its 20 to midnight here but I’m not doing anything but wondering about the world wide web. Tomorrow how ever I’ll be doing some tabletop gaming with friends while I dog-sit for my folks.

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