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But our spies who are everywhere, tell us the comic genius of our age, or any other, Robin Williams, is around town being charming and witty and wonderful. You are obligated to find his latest standup video and exchange a large pile of American dollars for it.

Robin Williams is the funniest guy who ever lived. As Americans, we reward that sort of excellence.

We’re glad Britne (Brittne? Brittney?) and Cameron are here, but no more than we’re glad The Porters showed up all the way from scenic Fort Collins, Colo. They’re Jeffrey, Cathy, Lauren and Kelly Porter, and we have every expectation that they’ll have too much fun.

New Year’s Eve childcare

The real reason all those people will celebrate Tuesday is that they were able to find reliable babysitting on a weeknight. Which brings us around to the New Year’s Eve party being hosted by those reliable kids from Vail Christian High School. It’s an overnight deal from 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve to 8 a.m. New Year’s Day. It’s $100 for the first kid, and $50 for every additional kid you sign up. They get snacks, giggles, breakfast, giggles, fun stuff to do, giggles, supervision and giggles.

Space is limited, so sign them up now. Call 926-3764.

The childcare chasm closes

The brilliant and beautiful Jamie Lemon is helping run a last minute child care service for procrastinating revelers. She put it together with a bunch of professional care givers from the Vail and Beaver Creek ski school. And their wonderfulness continues long past tonight, to whenever you’re visiting. Give Jamie a call at 949-1448.

Tipsy Taxis

So far, we know Avon and Eagle County are running free taxi services on New Year’s Eve, which is tonight.

Avon’s runs from 7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Just call 390-2099, and a driver will pick you up at any Avon establishment and drop you off at your home or hotel within the town’s boundaries.

Eagle County’s ECO transit authority also is offering free rides tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. and continuing until the fun runs out. ECO stops are all over Eagle County, and all you have to do is maintain a pulse to get the driver to stop for you.

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