2005_12_dickclark.jpgLast night as we counted down 2005 in the comfort of a friend's living room and copious glasses of champagne, we turned to watch the return of Dick Clark. Screw Ryan Seacrest and Hillary Duff, it's all about the world's oldest teenager who finally (though sadly) seems more like the septugenarian that he is. As the AP noted, he remained seated and slight "hard to understand":

"Last year I had a stroke. It left me in bad shape. I had to teach myself how to walk and talk again. It's been a long, hard fight. My speech is not perfect but I'm getting there."

Aw. Gothamist was happy to see Dick Clark, because when we were little, we'd stay up and listen to him count down to a new year. We dread the day when Seacrest tries to "out" an old year. Mayor Bloomberg reiterated those feelings, saying, "It just wouldn't be New Year's Eve without Dick Clark, and I know I speak for all New Yorkers and all Americans: Dick, we love ya!"

Where did you spend New Year's? Did you go out or party in? Did you watch Dick countdown?