Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Twas the Night After Christmas

On the night after Christmas, quiet as a mouse...
the new puppy had scattered bows and ribbons and wrapping paper all over the house.

Clean as I would, exhausted as I could be,
there was always a new surprise in store for me.

When at last I was done and the trash was hauled out, 
I sat down to relax, but there suddenly came a shout.

I jumped up from my chair, alarmed by the clatter, I ran to see just what was the matter.

And what to my wondering eyes should I find? 
The puppy had eaten a hole in the behind 
of my partners favourite shorts...

In rebuke no doubt for spoiling his sports. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday Toonz

A Holiday Season (trick or) Treat: A dozen or so of the best (or worst) Songs ever. Enjoy!

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth - Spike Jones & The City Slickers

I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
- Shirley Temple   ...

... and while we're on the subject of Hippo's,
One Hippopotami - Allen Sherman

What? I didn't say it had anything to do with Christmas.

I want Eddy Fisher for Christmas
- Spike Jones & The City Slickers
Here Comes Fatty Claus
- Rudolph & The Gang
Mommy, wont you buy a baby brother (or sister) for me
  - Spike Jones & The City Slickers

A Barnyard Christmas
  - Spike Jones & The City Slickers
You Ain't Gettin Shit for Christmas
- Red Peters

Twelve Gifts of Christmas
- Allen Sherman (A personal favourite)
Happy Pagan Present Day
- Richard Felnagle
Santa Song
- Adam Sandler

I almost forgot!  Holiday for Strings - Spike Jones & The City Slickers

... And let us not forget...

Achmed The Dead Terrorist Carols
  (Jingle Bombs) - Jeff Dunham

Here's Wishing you a Happy (Insert pagan or secular holiday of your choice)!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Information overload, the early years - The Boston Globe

Five centuries years ago, a new technology swamped the world with data. 

What we can learn from the aftermath?

An absolutely fascinating read at