Article Archive for December 2010

An Excised Portion of the Official Biography of Kim Jong-Il Removed for Mysterious Reasons
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 31 December 2010
Stats: 48,730 views and 1 Comment

After inventing the computer in 1958, the most exalted one looked out over his work and declared it good. He then ate 146 eggs for breakfast.

Just One More Thing
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 29 December 2010
Stats: 18,555 views and 4 Comments

I’d like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to four words on a television screen that have brought a thrill to so many the world over: “Peter Falk as COLUMBO.”

The Person of the Year
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 28 December 2010
Stats: 39,977 views and 1 Comment

A friend wondered why “Auld Lang Syne” is the theme music for New Year’s Eve; why not something more upbeat, more funky, more par-tay?

Preventative Maintenance
Posted in One Million Watts on 27 December 2010
Stats: 23,603 views and 2 Comments

There will be changes made, but I’m not giving them the power of Resolutions. As non-resolutions, these reminders won’t induce guilt when they are inevitably broken.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 24 December 2010
Stats: 17,628 views and 1 Comment

People take great pride in their Christmas trees, whether they be real or artificial. Colored or white lights? Bows and ribbons, or strings of beads? The possibilities are endless.

Rebbe Judah Jewstein’s Guide to the Christmas Season for Jews
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 23 December 2010
Stats: 6,136 views and 4 Comments

Why in the world would you try to make Chanukah into some sort of Jewish Christmas? Are you mental?

The Old Boyfriend Tour
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 22 December 2010
Stats: 8,206 views and 1 Comment

While visiting my family for a week, I managed to see three different exes. These reunions were not merely happenstance. They were planned and pleasant experiences.

In Defense of “Tron: Legacy”
Posted in Things We Like on 21 December 2010
Stats: 64,425 views and 6 Comments

It’s nowhere near an instant classic, but “Tron: Legacy” is an enjoyable and strong popcorn movie, and it doesn’t deserve much of the abuse it’s getting. Let’s break it down to the bits.

I Like Xmas Music, and So Do You (Oh Yes, You Do)
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 20 December 2010
Stats: 58,028 views and 2 Comments

If you like music, then you like Xmas music. I’m not talking about the crap you hear at the mall or the post office. I guarantee there’s a healthy dose of magnificent holiday music for you.

Things We Like: Nintendo’s Gunpei Yokoi and “The Abominable Dr. Phibes”
Posted in Things We Like on 18 December 2010
Stats: 9,097 views and No Comments

Meet the man who invented the GameBoy, and the man who wants to kill your medical provider with a plague of bees.