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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


The top eleven signs that you've received a Christmas card from a geek.The top eleven signs that you've received a Christmas card from a geek.

4.  It contains an in-depth explanation of why the picture of Santa delivering toys on the front represents an impossibility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:10 AM | Tags (7) | bbspot | holidays | geek | list | santa | card | signs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 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


Monday: December 21, 2009

Unlikely holiday movies through the festive eye of Photoshop.Unlikely holiday movies through the festive eye of Photoshop.

You may actually see some of these movies on a prime time station if the networks feel they could get some decent ratings. I mean c'mon, A Merry Madagascar?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 9:54 AM | Tags (7) | festive | holiday | manipulation | movies | photoshop | santa | unlikely |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Today is the shortest day of the year thanks to Winter Solstice.Today is the shortest day of the year thanks to Winter Solstice.

Everything you never knew (or possibly wanted to know) about the shortest day of the year brought to you by the fine folks of National Geographic. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 9:44 AM | Tags (7) | day | daylight | natgeo | season | shortest | solsitce | winter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

Survey finds that television still more popular than the Interwebs for entertainment.Survey finds that television still more popular than the Interwebs for entertainment.

Yes, we all still turn to the television as the ultimate source of diversion. A staggering eighty percent of the survey claim to watch more than ten hours of non-movie television a week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:27 AM | Tags (9) | media | television | usatoday | interwebs | interesting | source | entertainment | survey | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 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


Monday: December 14, 2009

The top ten signs you're already having a bad holiday season.The top ten signs you're already having a bad holiday season.

7. Need two hands to count number of times you were electrocuted by Christmas lights.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:45 AM | Tags (4) | holiday | letterman | season | topten |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

Apple offers up a free holiday sampler in the iTunes Store just for you.Apple offers up a free holiday sampler in the iTunes Store just for you.

'Sampler' in my opinion, is the wrong word in this case as Apple is essentially giving away TWENTY tracks of free holiday music. Head on over to iTunes and snatch this up while it's still available. You'll get to hear Weezer do a rocking rendition of 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:37 PM | Tags (9) | album | apple | free | holidays | itunes | lp | music | sampler | tracks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 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


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


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