From a post by George Burns about his favorite New Year’s Eve.
Eventually a voice was heard above all the rest suggesting, “Let George Burns sing a few songs.” And when they ignored that, I’d say it again, louder. Finally I would get up to sing and everyone would form a ring around the piano. I’d manage to fight my way past them and sing a few of my favorite songs. And when I finished, everyone was happy.
You should read the whole thing, it’s very funny and very George Burns. Happy New Year!