With apologies to Bizet, here are the Swedish Chef, Beaker, and Animal in an idiosyncratic production of Carmen:
For a more full blooded version, here is the aria by Julia Migenes-Johnson in the film version.
Happy New Year! Many blessings to you in A.D. 2013!
To celebrate the day, I offer you a video about another sort of beginning. A fellow in London took his sweetie to Piccadilly Circus last year, where he had arranged for a group of women to help him serenade his love before he asked her to marry him. It is a crude video, but I was impressed by his gumption.
I felt bad for the woman, though. Imagine how awkward she must have felt as this intimate moment was on recorded display before an audience of strangers and a chanting coven of her future husband’s lady friends. Even so, it will make a good story to tell (and show) their children and grandchildren.