Wednesday, December 25, 2013

December 25, 2013

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through the Sphincter of Electronic Mail..."

            I have a certain affinity for the Nativity story.
            As it turns out, I, too, have woken up in a
            pile of barn hay surrounded by sheep.

Last-Minute End of the Year and Holiday Stuff: (because next week is 2014!)

Top of the Heap:  The Most Popular Top 10 Lists of 2013

The Best-Selling Christmas Album of All Time (Thankyouverymuch)

Kinda cool - a map that shows all the different names for Santa in Europe

The World of Reindeer Racing

Why we sing "Auld Lang Syne" on New Year's Eve

24 Rules for Being a Gentleman in 2014 (Thanks, Michelle!)

The Best Movie Mistakes of 2013

The Best Photos of 2013

The Most Anticipated Movies for 2014

Even better: The 45 Most Powerful Photos of 2013 (and 2012, and 2011)

The 12 Weirdest Christmas Stories (Suggested reading when you've had too much comfort and joy)

The Best Charts of 2013

50 Years, 50 Toys - the most popular Christmas toys over the last half-century

And, for the rest of you Scrooges, Grinches and Heathens: (you know who you are)

Top of the Heap:  Real-time animation of current wind conditions around the Earth

37 Things You'll Regret When You're Old    (Amen.)

A Few Inventions Throughout History That Didn't Quite Make the Cut

20 Football Facts (that you probably don't know)

The Entire I
ntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku (Thanks, Sara!)

Some surprising facts you might not know about Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Quick quiz: warm or cool water to wash your hands?  (Thanks, Champ!)

14 Country Songs For People Who Hate Country Music

15 Interesting Facts About Forrest Gump

See, this is one of the reasons why I don't jog.

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

How to Make People Like You: 6 Science-Based Conversation Hacks

Love you, mean it. Let's do lunch. Have your people call my people. Ciao, bella.

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