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  • Otterday, and the Last Open Thread of the Year

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. What did you do this year – the good, the bad, or the ugly? What do you think is coming your way next year? How do you think the world will look in the last week of 2009? How do you hope it will look?

  • Friday Hoyden: The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

    I’ve just read this book (which my kids “chose” for me as a prezzie), penned by the redoubtable Colleen McCullough. In it she examines the life of the Bennet sisters twenty years after the events of Pride and Prejudice, especially… Read More ›

  • Sublime moment du jour

    This carol doesn’t get nearly enough respect. Cast out your O Come All Yes and your O Christmas Trees, this is where it’s at. In Dulci Jubilo, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. ObHeathenism: Gloucestershire Wassail, by Mars Hill Academy… Read More ›

  • Xmas Cheezburger

    …recycled from last year. Bonus Grinch LOLcat:

  • My kids are officially proper teenagers

    It’s well after 6 a.m. on Xmas morning and they’re still in bed.

  • 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 ›