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As 2007 draws to a close, many of us will pause to remember friends, relatives, and others whom we cherish.  This week's Mojo Friday theme is centered around remembrance, and as always, in a fun way.

"Auld Lang Syne" is a song by Robert Burns (1759-1796), although a similar poem by Robert Ayton (1570-1638), as well as older folk songs, use the same phrase, and may well have inspired Burns.  In any case, it is one of the better-known songs in English-speaking countries, and it is often sung at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day. Like many other frequently sung songs, the melody is better remembered than the words, which are often sung incorrectly, and seldom in full.

While Habeas Corpus and the Fourth Amendment are gone but not forgotten, I'm pretty sure these will return in 2009.

Fill your glasses and join me over the jump....

I raise an ice-cold Heineken to Mark M., friend, colleague, and devoted family man.  You showed me how to better understand people; for this, and many other things, I will never forget you.

Down the hatch with a shot of Maker's Mark for Wayne B., my good friend, musician, and poker player extraordinaire.  I couldn't help but smile when I was around you, which always eased the financial pain of losing at cards.

I toast Tim W. with a double Jim Beam and Coke.  I'll never set foot on a golf course again without thinking of you (and that goofy yet effective style of putting).  Godspeed to you, my friend.

And, last but not least:

A saucer of milk for my adorable (if mis-fortunately named) cat Skidmark.  I miss our mornings on the front porch, as does your twin brother.  I don't know about him, but I think of you every day.

And now, without further ado, on with the show!.  I'd like to shout out a big THANK YOU to TexDem for letting me fill in this week...and allowing me to shamelessly swipe from your Photobucket :^P.

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A. at least 200 different commenters and 1000 comments.

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C. And always, fun fun fun.

D. Have at least 75% average participation rate as seen here in the Mojo Friday Postgame by goffnews.

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Once again, please refrain from posting pics and YouTubes until after our 300th comment. This will allow our dailup kossacks (and those lacking tons of RAM) to participate to that point and your cooperation is appreciated.

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Originally posted to MKinTN on Fri Dec 28, 2007 at 07:15 AM PST.

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