Weekend/holiday non-work reading and viewing.
Came across a really terrific blog by history professors Eric Rauchway and Ari Kelman. They've got a good discussion area and some pretty cool videos posted.
Be sure to watch the James K. Polk video. No. Really.
Soviet Christmas cards.
Advent Calendar of Games
Words of the year, from Dictionary.com
Blue man (Might be time to change treatments. Also here.
Annoy the slot by using your A/S/D and F keys. In the old days at The Hartford Courant, there was a guy with a good ear who figured out how to play music with the phones--he went into the switchboard room and rang each extension, with their different tones and rang out an entire version of "Jingle Bells." Long before iTunes, iPods and cellphone tones.