That's OK Cal, it was midnight somewhere when you clocked out. Australia maybe? I made it to midnight but I didn't roll out until 10am this morning, with my usual New Year's Day comment, "ugh, never again..."
Oh you'd know when this went off, it sounds like a stick of dynamite! It's about 8" long and about 2 /2" in diameter with a 50cal bore. It's a little overkill in diameter but I have a tendancy to do that with most of the stuff I design. It's a replica of a naval 45 pound cannon, not really to scale though.
Robert, back in the '40's I didn't know what new years eve was.
In the '50's I was seeking other interests on that night.
In the '60's it was party all night long.
In the '70's it was sorta party but not all night.
In the '80's it was worrying what my daughter and son's were doing at midnight.
In the '90's there began a problem of keeping awake but the admiral managed to do a fine job.
In the '00's I don't know what all the hubbub is all about.