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{ Monthly Archives } December 2013

Tweets from 2013-12-22 to 2013-12-28

Inquiring about a Jewish friend's holidays, I discover @NPR answers the key question for us goyim. http://t.co/hVFaFlnITb (TLDR: Chanukkah) 05:41:31, 2013-12-22 Tweets from 2013-12-15 to 2013-12-21 http://t.co/E4sSDW1AjD 09:57:34, 2013-12-22 In which I explain America's Obsession with Zombies http://t.co/2HeoDwbzlk 10:26:46, 2013-12-23 This is genius for all the bozos who think the way a woman dresses should […]

Peace and Joy

Here’s hoping you have a lovely holiday season, stay warm, and drink plenty of A&P’s delicious coffee, just like the big guy here. But seriously, the best from the whole team at Digital Sextant to our dear readers. [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | […]

Celebrate!

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In which I explain America’s Obsession with Zombies

A very nice piece on Chicago Talks by Shanice Harris explores zombies a bit, using everyone’s favorite zombie expert, yours truly.  Check it out! …Dr. Brendan Riley is an English professor at Columbia College Chicago and teaches a class entitled Zombies in Popular Media, which has been in existence since 2007. According to the course […]

Tweets from 2013-12-15 to 2013-12-21

Tweets from 2013-12-08 to 2013-12-14 http://t.co/tjbIK6kdJW 09:57:48, 2013-12-15 Just emailed my Stroke and Turn training cards. Sometime within a few days I should be a certified Swim Official. Yay! 03:31:13, 2013-12-16 What better way to spend a Monday morning than chaperoning 2nd graders on a trip to The Nutcracker ballet? 07:02:10, 2013-12-16 "@mountain_goats: why yes, […]

5 Creepy Christmas songs

Feminist Frequency explores a few Christmas songs: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpDnr2s9yxQ] I have to say, I agree about most of Sarkeesian’s analysis of the songs, particularly “All I want for Christmas is You” and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.”  I have to say that upon reflection, her points about the other songs are strong too, […]

This looks like a shot from IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Doesn’t this look like the lighting from Potterville in the alternate future of It’s a Wonderful Life? [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | […]

Tweets from 2013-12-08 to 2013-12-14

@SaarShai Played 2 wicked fun games of #TheAgents w/ @pbooth81 last night.The best is forcing your opponent to use a command that helps you. 08:55:51, 2013-12-08 Tweets from 2013-12-01 to 2013-12-07 http://t.co/TY0D55uZ7J 09:58:26, 2013-12-08 Whoa — best spam blog comment in a while. First sentence reads: "I consider strongly that bang and study solon most […]

Happy Birthday, Avery

Eight years ago today, Avery was born and our lives were never the same.  Happy birthday, sweetheart. This is a good chance to thank all the people who have helped Jenny and I with the wonderful but tiring task of raising little ones.  To our family and friends, thank you so much for all you […]

What really sunk the titanic? Zombies. (I review Deck Z)

Deck Z: The Titanic Deck Z: The Titanic by Chris Pauls and Matt Solomon As you can tell from the cover and the title, Pauls and Solomon ask “What would happen if there had been zombies on the Titanic?” Then they answer that question.  The novel is a straight-forward, well-written adventure tale without much depth, […]

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Behold: the creepiest Santa you will see today

I don’t know about you, but I think this Santa is massively creepy.  Look at the man on the far right — he thinks so too.  “Don’t go over there, little girl! Are you nuts?!” [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | […]

“I think Crabtown would look lovely in the autumn…” (Another furniture construction project)

For the first time in six years, we decided to put up the Christmas Village, one of my favorite decorations of the holiday season, but something I’ve had to keep squirreled away while the children were too young to be trusted around it.  But when we started contemplating putting up the village a couple weeks […]

Parallel universes, a murderous family, a battle for all of good and evil, and SCIENCE: October / November comics update

Science: Ruining Everything Since 1543 by Zach Weinersmith Weinersmith’s Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic continues to be a highlight of the webcomic world, so when he KS’d this collection of cartoons about science, I leaped on it right away.  The book collects a variety of comics, from single-panel jokes to strips to four or six-page […]

Tweets from 2013-12-01 to 2013-12-07

Did you know Tommy Tutone did a Christmas version of 867-5309? It's amazingly corny and wonderful. http://t.co/lDrYl8Uog9 06:21:10, 2013-12-01 Tweets from 2013-11-24 to 2013-11-30 http://t.co/KgiodiPGzy 09:57:48, 2013-12-01 MT "@cccooollliiinnn: We don't really see what the big deal is about new baby smell." Belated congrats! We called that smell 'Eau de SpitUp' 07:24:46, 2013-12-02 Tommy Tutone's […]

Amazon Associates are back

I got this email Thursday: We’re pleased to announce that the Amazon Associates program is again open to residents of the State of Illinois. We’re now able to re-open the program because the Illinois State Supreme Court recently struck down legislation that had forced Amazon to close the program to residents of Illinois. Amazon strongly […]