Saturday, December 20, 2008

On the eighth day of Christmas...

I was asked to compile a wish list for work, so you know, if anyone out there still needs gift ideas for me, get your notepad ready and click this link.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

On the sixth day of Christmas...

1978. My last Christmas as an only child. You can almost see that look of impending doom on my face here, can't you?

Thirty years later, and I'm still not all that excited to get a picture taken with Santa Claus. No, there's not a picture for that. I'm old enough that I can say no.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

On the fifth day of Christmas...

I offer some ideas for you last-minute shoppers. If you go to my Cafe Press store, you can find an array of awesome garments. Here are just two items.


Come on; this stuff ain't gonna buy itself...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

On the fourth day of Christmas...

I got an early present. Some kind soul uploaded an episode of The Magnificent Marble Machine to YouTube. This show was on my list of must-see short-lived shows.

It's a game show that features a gigantic pinball machine. How can you not love that? In the spirit of sharing, here it is, just for you.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

On the second day of Christmas...

I can't very well talk about Christmas without mentioning the classic holiday special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. It still throws me off that it is shown on ABC these days, because it doesn't feel special unless I see this before the cartoon:

Anyhow, here's an ad for the special from a December 1978 TV Guide.

I always wondered how much Dolly Madison got out of associating with the Peanuts specials. The two are still linked in my mind, even 30 years later.