Weird Wednesday: New Year and More Cartoons

Here’s a question: When does your new year start? Do you follow the Gregorian calendar -or what most people think of it as, the calendar that hangs on your wall or is displayed on your phone/computer, or have you held on to that antiquated Julian system for the last 500 years? Probably the Gregorian…so that means January 1, right? Not necessarily. You might be like me and consider that the real new year should start on your birthday. Doesn’t that make sense? It does make for a logistics nightmare if you want to attend a New Year’s Eve party though. I can’t remember the last time I stayed up late on December 31st.

What about the winter solstice? Shortest day of the year. Things can only get brighter-and eventually warmer. Here’s another thought: If we didn’t have leap years to adjust the calendar, wouldn’t the shortest day of the year eventually occur in the summer? That’s why. I get it.  

While we are tossing around potential new year start ideas, why not the World Junior Hockey Championships? They start December 2020 but are called  the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship. So, we are in 2021 already. 

Enough rambling, Leon. Get to the cartoons… (If you need to get caught up: Weird Wednesday Dec 23)

This is still one of my favorites, but when I inked over it the waiter’s expression changed-I liked the original better.

People asked me who The Miniscules really are, so I granted the request:

Thanks for reading!



Published by Leon Stevens

I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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