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  • The Twilight Before Christmas

    via gigglesugar: The Twilight Before Christmas. (Click through for a larger version.)

  • Whoydensday: New Doctor Who through the eyes of a six year old

    After much to-ing and fro-ing, we eventually decided to let the Lad watch some New Doctor.

    “Everyone’s frightened of something different,” was part of my rationale.

    Partner is freaked out by supernatural and ghostly stuff, like The Empty Child. For me, the Daleks do it. “Who knows what the Lad’s triggers are?,” we said, “Monsters, aliens, Daleks – it could be anything. We’ll just be there for him, and have fun.”

    So we did, and he OMGloved the first episode.

  • Quiz oTD

    nestlelogoNestle are selling this product in Laos.

    What do you think it is?

    spoiler space

  • “Go and get yourself fixed up, Sheila.” Flibanserin and Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

    Colbert’s “Cheating Death” segment usually contains some quality snark. This particular piece opens with a satire on hormones being pushed to women throughout the lifecycle.

    Then, starting at 2:10:

    Stephen Colbert: “Next up: Heart Health. Folks: Drugs called “statins” are effective in lowering cholesterol. That’s why I crush statins on my bacon chilli corndogs. But a study unveiled Sunday shows that when taken preventively, the statin drug Crestor dramatically reduces the risk of heart attack, even in people with normal cholesterol. This is a great breakthrough in the battle to find things to prescribe to people who don’t need them.

    But, of course, some Hippocratic oafs don’t wanna prescribe it.

  • I’m having trouble making sense of this world

    So… the chap with material depicting cartoon genitalia was convicted on the grounds that the Simpsons are real people; but the Lord Mayor just unveiled a realistic sculpture of a naked nine-year-old girl in Perth – legs apart, labia depicted…. Read More ›

  • Okay, so the bling is annoying

    but I can get past that. I really can’t see the need for pink and white rhinestone encrusted tape dispensers, computer mouses, calculators, staplers, USB ports, or keyboards. Nor can I see how having a pink mini toolkit, keyboard, gardening tool… Read More ›

  • Happy Solstice from the Flickr Folk

    From the sunrise at Norfolk Island, Australia’s Easternmost point:

  • Happy Holley-Days

    This is just soooo British, somehow. This is the fifth year that the Holleys of Yeovil, Somerset, have decorated the topiary globe in their front garden as a Christmas pudding. Retired Roger, who worked at Yeovil District Hospital, said he… Read More ›

  • Otterday, and Open Thread

    This handsome river otter hangs out on Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina. Via Blue Ridge Blog. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want… Read More ›

  • Friday Hoydens: random boisterousness

    I have no idea what the history of this picture is. I found it on Facebook, being used as the photo-logo for an event that someone was going to. I have no idea whether these are actual nuns or women… Read More ›