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Good Riddance 2009

New Yorkers (and visitors to the area who had the foresight to carry things around that irritate them!) have said goodbye to their bad memories from 2009 in a public shredding ceremony in Times Square.

Entering full on paranoia mode
Creative Commons License photo credit: Ben Brown

Items that got shredded included:

  • Letters from ex-lovers,
  • Photos of ex-lovers,
  • Redundancy letters,
  • and newspaper clippings of bad days for people’s favourite sports teams!

This is the third event of it’s kind!

One “shredder” placed a piece of paper into the shredder that simply said “Writer’s Block” – she hopes to write a musical this year.

For items that could not be shredded, the Times Square Alliance were most helpful in providing a sledgehammer and a large waste-container.

What would we have in the UK, maybe the “Pointless Kitchen Gadgets Destruction Day?” – Let me know in the comments!

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 at 1:22 pm and is filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Comments (3)


  1. Grandad says:

    One of those car-crusher yokes, and a Pointless Celebrity’s Day?
    .-= Grandad´s last blog ..Global Cooling =-.

  2. Kate says:

    oooh I can think of lots of things!!! But maybe I’ll try them on Ebay first!!!
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..The end of the year and what happens next!!! =-.

  3. Lisa Udy says:

    I don’t know why, but it alway’s feels good to destroy things! lol~ They look like they were having a blast!

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