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Thursday: December 24, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own anti-gravity Christmas tree stand.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own anti-gravity Christmas tree stand.

The first step contains a reworked version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' to go along with the tutorial. Perhaps I'll ditch the fake tree for this option instead next year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:57 AM | Tags (7) | anti | gravity | tree | stand | christmas | holidays | instructables |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


NORAD will be tracking Santa's journey once again.NORAD will be tracking Santa's journey once again.

The agency says it uses radar to first track Santa as he lifts off from the North Pole. After liftoff, satellites with infrared sensors that detect heat can pick up the infrared signature given off by Rudolph’s nose.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:37 AM | Tags (7) | santa | norad | tracker | christmas | eve | holidays | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

The top ten Christmas carols of the 2009 holiday season just for you.The top ten Christmas carols of the 2009 holiday season just for you.

A very entertaining collection of carols for the whole family. Be sure to use these when caroling around the neighborhood, you'll be sure to elicit some kind of reaction from families and friends. Merry holidays.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:43 AM | Tags (6) | carols | christmas | funny | holiday | letterman | topten |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Barnes & Noble offers up consolation gift for those who won't receive their Nook by Christmas.Barnes & Noble offers up consolation gift for those who won't receive their Nook by Christmas.

He guesses the company will miss shipment on about 2% to 4% of the devices, adding up to $100,000 to $200,000 worth of gift certificates. That’s store credits and not cash, so Barnes & Noble will no doubt recoup some of that investment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:22 AM | Tags (10) | barnes | christmas | consolation | ebooks | ereader | giftcard | holiday | hundred | noble | nook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

Thirteen photos of strange Christmas trees for you to gawk at.Thirteen photos of strange Christmas trees for you to gawk at.

Behold the wonder that is the beer bottle Christmas tree or even stranger yet... an upside-down Christmas tree. How about a Christmas tree made from other Christmas trees? This carnival of oddness never stops!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:30 AM | Tags (6) | strange | photos | christmas | trees | odd | pacman |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 15, 2009

The top eleven signs that you bought the wrong gift this year.The top eleven signs that you bought the wrong gift this year.

6. After opening, it gets smashed in your face repeatedly, and that's not its intended purpose. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:27 AM | Tags (6) | bbspot | christmas | gift | holidays | present | slurm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

Fourteen unusual Christmas ornaments for you to gawk at.Fourteen unusual Christmas ornaments for you to gawk at.

Nothing screams Christmas like having not one, but two Star Trek ornaments adorn your beloved tree. Captian Kirk, this is Spock, please step in the transporter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:34 AM | Tags (6) | ornaments | geeky | nerdy | christmas | kirk | spock |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

An extensive gallery of the most obnoxious holiday light decorations for you to gawk at.An extensive gallery of the most obnoxious holiday light decorations for you to gawk at.

Looking at these photos may cause an intese desire to go watch Christmas Vacation... multiple times. 'Is your house on fire, Clark?'  'No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 9:09 AM | Tags (6) | holiday | decorations | lights | christmas | obnoxious | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, licking a pole in cold weather will play out just like it did in A Christmas Story.Yes, licking a pole in cold weather will play out just like it did in A Christmas Story.

Apparently this happens at least once every Winter somewhere in America (in this case Boise, Idaho). Let that be a lesson to all of you daring kids out there. Don't be like poor Flick.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 9:02 AM | Tags (6) | christmas | dare | dumb | movies | pole | tongue |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

A quick tutorial on how to make your very own papercraft Christmas tree.A quick tutorial on how to make your very own papercraft Christmas tree.

Complete this tutorial to show your co-workers just how 'crafty' you really are. Be sure to laugh maniacally when they ask you this question. It simply adds to the overall effect.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:53 AM | Tags (6) | christmas | holiday | instructables | paper | tree | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Daily Grind: Slightly grouchy

Name: Vin (aka wet blanket)
How Vin feels today: Slightly grouchy @ 2:28:30 PM
What Vin really wants today: Get back in the swing of things from being off last week (took a vacation - sorry for the lack of notice or posting).

Music Stuck in Head: Christmas Music
It's everywhere.

Stuff to do today:

  • Get some additional holiday shopping / decorating in order before holidays actually arrive
  • Try not to break neck this year installing lights in trees surrounding house
  • Opt for alternative low-altitude holiday decorations
  • Get siked up for season finale of Tales of Monkey Island
  • ...of which arrives tomorrow online
  • Continue catching up on work, make time for games later

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:28 PM | Tags (6) | dailygrind | glm | grouchy | holidays | christmas | shopping |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


The ten funniest Christmas movies of all time according to The Huffington Post.The ten funniest Christmas movies of all time according to The Huffington Post.

I'm looking forward to kicking back Christmas morning (post presents and post coffee) and watching TBS's annual Christmas Story marathon.  What a great lamp! It's a major award!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:45 PM | Tags (7) | christmas | fun | holidays | huffpost | movies | award | leglamp |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 249 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

A collection of tutorials for making your own holiday ornaments.A collection of tutorials for making your own holiday ornaments.

Nothing screams Christmas like adding some Super Mario flair to your beloved Christmas tree.  For those inclined, there is also a tutorial on how to make a starman tree topper as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:28 AM | Tags (7) | christmas | holiday | decorations | tutorial | instructables | muschrooms | tree |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 16, 2006

Merry Pre-order

The real irony is that Santa actually pulled it off that year in terms of Wii deliverance. And by Santa I mean me. And by me I really mean that I waited outside of Toy's R Us at four in the morning to get the Wii. Bonus: my Mom came with me and we played each other at Tetris on two Nintendo DS's. Bonus bonus: I am thirty years old.

Posted to DotComic filed in Comics @ 1:00 AM | Tags (7) | dotcomic | comic | wii | nintendo | christmas | humor | preorder |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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