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Things We Like: Holiday Mash-ups, Stan & Ollie and Typin’ Monkeys
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Posted in Things We Like on 24 December 2009
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We’re celebrating the season the best way we know how — with outrageously funky Christmas music, the timeless comedy of Laurel & Hardy and a heartfelt thanks to everyone who makes Monkey Goggles fun to look through.

The Ghosts of Christmas Presents
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Posted in One Million Watts on 23 December 2009
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“A Christmas Story” may have its happy ending, but what about all of those kids who never got their Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle? All of us have stories about the present we always wanted but never got.

I Am Stuck on Band Aid
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 22 December 2009
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When word spread in 1984 of the all-star Band Aid charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” it sounded like a one-off event. Would we be hearing it again for years to come … or even the following Christmas?

Have Yourself a Merry Little Habit
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 21 December 2009
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I celebrated my first non-denominational holiday in 1987, and it marked two occasions: My embrace of the financial model that keeps our retail infrastructure afloat, and my last real day as a Jehovah’s Witness.

Horror After Halloween
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Posted in Things We Like on 5 November 2009
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Halloween is really only a beginning. In winter, the nights are longer, darker and colder — and mysterious footprints appear in enchanting blankets of snow.