The welcoming of the New Year is a big event on Planetross, but saying goodbye to the Old Year is just as important.
Before midnight on the last day of the year, crowds gather in front of giant Fat Screen Tron Jumbos and watch the Old Year’s cardiogram monitor slowly weaken. People cry, gnash their teeth, and whimper a lot as the monitor goes flatline.
There is a minute of great anticipation to see if the New Year will arrive: it’s called, ” Justaminute” or sometimes “Programming Will Resume Shortly“.
Then at 12:01 the monitor starts working again. Everyone congratulates each other and sings the traditional song from the rock opera Tommy by The Who:
It’s a boy, Mrs. Walker, it’s a boy.
It’s a boy, Mrs. Walker, it’s a boy!
A son! A son! A son!
Hear the joyful celebrations in the street!
It’s a boy born on this first day of peace!
We’ve won! A son! We’ve won!
It’s all quite normal if you live here.
note: the first child born in the New Year is called Roger Daltrey; boy or girl.
double note: One year the heart monitor didn’t start again for 15 minutes; that wasn’t good.
triple note: If people don’t like the New Year, they just start over. For example: 2009A, 2009B, …
One year it got down to “Q“! The marshmellow crop failed that year.
quadruple note: the other On Planetross‘ are still orbiting and andbiting.
*SPECIAL NOTE* I hope everyone has a great New Year’s!!! I’m off to Yokohama and Tokyo for a few days of wandering around aimlessly.