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December 9, 2009

Indications that it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

1. Students are cramming for finals
2. Stores are making plans to discount the Christmas-themed Snickers to make room for the Valentines-themed Snickers.
3. Radio stations have abandoned Bruce Springsteen's labored attempt to sing Born to Run in favor of his labored attempt to sing Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
4. I've been invited to a half-dozen work related holiday parties all of which have the exact same guest list. (How have you been since I saw you 20 minutes ago?)
5. I've seen the 8 hour VHS copy of classic holiday animated specials - a family tradition that continues even though DVD versions have been purchased.


  1. A couple years ago, I made the switch from VHS to DVD for all the "old" Christmas specials. Each year I watch them all. I need to start soon.

  2. I went looking for the Rankin & Bass special "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer" on DVD at Blockbuster. The kid behind the counter said without even thinking, "We don't carry that. It's old."

    I replied, "Yeah. Blockbuster kinda sucks that way, huh?"

    Back to VHS for me, too.

  3. Michael: This VHS tape has been played so often it has the video quality of the Hindenberg disaster.

    C: Blockbuster is still in business?