Cheers to heron61 for this link to a jurnal by someone spending the winter in the Antarctic:
Tomorrow the last plane should leave here with the remaining summer crew and
leave us winter-over people to fend for ourselves for the next
eight-and-a-half-months. Tomorrow is Saturday and I will have Sundays off
from now on, and will start a little later in the day (yay). After the last
plane leaves for the season it is traditional to watch both "The Thing"
movies together as a station. I would like to skip the first one and only
see the second one (John Carpenter version: Kurt Russell and "the hat") but
I think the peer pressure may be too heavy.