What did you do this year? I grew a beard once!
Anyway, here it is; the entirety of 2014, through the eyes of the Communist Dance Party. Click liberally and have fun tonight. I will be at home with a glass of wine, playing Cards Against Humanity with my cats. You’re not invited, only because I don’t have enough chairs and don’t want to put the leaf in the table.
In February, I returned for Season 10 of the CDP by telling a story about who I was, where I’ve been and where I was going, all brought on by the unholy consumption of a giant shrimp’s head at local sushi bar. I also took the time to once again mention that I’ve been doing this shit for over a decade now, which could mean that I’m suffering from any number of neurological maladies, narcissism being the least of my concerns at this point.
The Winter of 2014 was long and exceptionally bitter, which meant that I needed to fix my fireplace if I were to remain comfy and tastefully romantic with the Missus during the long February evenings. Of course, I know nothing about natural gas or fireplace repair, so the whole thing was more or less like defusing a bomb (Spoiler: I didn’t asploded).
If you can believe it, I was still recapping The Walking Dead up through Season 4. Seriously; I had to go back and double check, because I had absolutely no recollection of this whatsoever. Turns out, it was still pretty funny, although I’m pretty sure nobody liked these particular captions but me.
In late March through mid-May, the CDP embarked on one of the biggest Pop Culture meltdowns in history, as 128 television shows fought for your vote to determine the Greatest TV Show Of The Last 25 Years.
As the weeks rolled on, the votes piled up, the upsets were fierce and the debates swept through the comments, Facebook and Twitter like wildfire. I spent most nights tabulating votes right until midnight, when a new round would start and a new slew of votes came rolling in. I had never turned the page over to you peeps like that before, and despite all the bitching, it was a ton of fun.
In the end, I was able to see through an idea I had been kicking around for two years, and despite my perceived grumpiness through it all, it was freaking awesome and I plan on doing a similar tournament sometime in 2015. You’ve been warned.
After six straight weeks of non-stop updates, I took a month off to pet cats and gain weight, two talents I desperately need to monetize for the good of my future. However, I returned with something I felt was important: A plea to help out my nephew. And after several months of getting the word out and thanking a lot of extremely generous people, I’m happy to say that he raised enough cash to receive his service dog. How cool is that?
August was Rerun Month, as I reheated my Top 100 Simpsons Episodes list in honor of FXX’s 2-week-long, ‘Every Simpsons Ever’ marathon. In the end, I think I DVR’d over 100 episodes.
September was busy, as I kicked things off with my Fall TV Preview, always one of my favorite posts of the year. If that wasn’t enough, I had an existential breakdown in the parking lot of a Sonic, and I was also busted having an illicit affair with a younger woman. I never said I was a role model.
Finally, I went full Old Man Mode in my scathing rant on a local news station’s uncanny ability to make mistakes during every single nightly broadcast. And to round it all out, you just saw my Best Of 2014 list no less than 24 hours ago.
I can’t say I had the time to blog as much as I wanted to in 2014, and I certainly didn’t put forth as much stuff as I have in years passed, but I’m aware of it and hope to be a bit more prolific in 2015. Less Social Media, more CDP. That’s my motto for…oh, at least the first 10 days of the new year, if I had to guess. That’s about as far as I conciliate my resolutions until they melt away in a sea of comic books and Spotted Cow.
Thanks much, and Happy New Year. Sound off in the comments section and let me know what you’ll remember most about 2014. The CDP will be back for Season 11 before you know it.