The news agency Reuters did a survey to find out where Santa lives and concluded that Santa lives in Iceland because Santa Claus of Iceland was the only one responded to the survey question. Curiously, they didn’t send the survey question to Santa Claus in Turkey even though St. Nicholas, the original Santa Claus, lived in what is now Turkey in the third century A.D. (You learn something new every day.)
Wafah Dufour, the American-born niece of Osama Bin Laden, has posed for provocative photographs for American GQ magazine. Good for her. Here’s the online version of the GQ article.
Jack and Jessica top names chart for babies born in 2005 in England and Wales. Is your name among the top ten?
Elastic Enthusiastic is entertainment for the easily amused. Drag the ballerina with your mouse and then release to see her bounce around.
War of the Hell is a quirky yet addictive, Japanese, Java-based game. How many people can you bring up to heaven with a piece of string? So far, the most I could bring up in one go was ten.
Since today is Friday, you deserve another game because weekend just doesn’t come soon enough. Same Game is a very simple game. The objective of the game is to clear the board by clicking at least two blocks of the same colour. It’s not as easy as it may sound. Good luck!
Some Germans prefer trees to family for Christmas. Surprising? Some would say not. And of course there are also people who’d rather skip the whole Christmas thingy altogether.
Think your employer has strict company policy? Well, at least you don’t work for these companies. If I worked for a company that limits two moans per employee, I’d probably get fired after one work day.
It might be old news to some of you, but I’ve never heard of the rumour that Paul McCartney, the ex-Beatle, died in 1966 and was since replaced by a lookalike, until I came across this article: A Myth that Rocks: The Premature Death of Paul McCartney. It makes a pretty interesting and amusing read.
Make your own personal speech bubble a la the web comic diesel sweeties, just because you can! (Link stolen from Phil.)
Most Tetris clones are kind of lame, but Puyo Pop — Sega’s take on the classic game — is actually pretty cool. It’s Tetris with a twist. My best score is 6420.
If you were born in the 70’s, you’re bound to do well in the 80’s Lyrics Quiz. Sure most songs from the 80’s are sucktacular but you have to admit that they’re pretty damn catchy.
Before I head out to the coldness outside, I’d like to wish everyone in the Northern Hemisphere a happy winter since today is the winter solstice a.k.a. the first official day of winter a.k.a. the shortest day of year. May the heater keeps you warm indoor and your coat keeps you warm outdoor. Once again, it’s only the first day of winter. Just keep telling yourself that. ;)
Teen pleads guilty after blog confession. Though he later retracted his words and deleting them from the blog, he still gets 5 years in prison. His blog is somewhere at blurty.com.
A self-proclaimed ‘parking ticket Santa’ is paying for shoppers’ parking fines in Birmingham, UK by leaving Christmas card with cash money in it underneath the penalty charge notice. How nice.
In other Christmas-related news, if you use instant messaging software, beware of messages bearing gifts because they may contain the IM.GiftCom.All worm. The worm will try to get you to visit a website featuring Santa Claus with a link that, if clicked, will install a malicious file into your computer.
If you can’t get enough of Lazy Sunday, a really awesome Saturday Night Live digital short featuring Chris Parnell and Adam Samberg from last weekend, you can always watch it over and over again on your computer. Am I the only one who thinks that Adam Samberg bears a slight resemblance to Ashton Kutcher?
Oooh, lookie! One of my all-time favourite songs, Nightswimming by R.E.M., has been covered by Coldplay and Michael Stipe, who is a member of R.E.M. Should we call it a half-cover? (The last couple of links are stolen from Everybody Cares.)
Gold Miner is my kind of game because it only has two control keys. :) The reason I’ll never be good at any videogames is because there are so many control keys to press! I could never remember which key does what. I’m definitely not a gamer.
I saw a lot of movies this year, but not enough to score more than 50% (well, 16 out of 30 correct) in the Guardian’s 2005: the year at the movies quiz. Can you do better?
Now I’m going to get ready to go to the mall and do the last of my Christmas shopping for this year. I just have to to pick up some more gifts for Troy because he’s been a very good boy. :)
Troy said he likes it better if I post the daily links like I did yesterday instead of in the regular links-for-today format. Since today is his birthday, his wish is my command, so I’m going to comply. Though if you guys also like this format better, I will start posting the links in this format every day. Just let me know, ‘kay?
‘Bad Santas’ wreak havoc worldwide because everyone can be a Santa as long as they have the costume and, unfortunately, not everyone is a good person.
Not everything happened this year is depressing. At least not in the world of science. Read it, and you’d see that this world we’re living in is not really all that bad after all.
British kids under 10 years old not only think that money and fame are more important than anything, they also consider Manchester United star Wayne Rooney more famous than Jesus. Kids these days. (I just added 20 years into my age by saying that.)
You don’t have to be a god of guitar to pass as one as long as you know how to pose. Though you still need to know how to play the guitar.
If you are a gaming geek, you’ll do great at the Ultimate Classic Game Quiz. I’m married to a gaming geek so I could make it to the Medium level, but not to the Hard level.
And the game of the day is Cat Burglar. Catch as many cats as possible but try not to get caught by the security guards. Silly, I know. But don’t you like silly? I know I do.
My dearest, darling husband Troy turns 30 today. Now he is in the same age group with me, ie. old. Bwahahaha!!! Go wish him a happy birthday! Well, if his site is up anyway. We forgot to renew his domain. Ooops! It’s been renewed since so it should be back up soon if it is down. Or you can just wish him a happy birthday here in the comment. :)
In other news, del.icio.us is back up but for some reasons it won’t post the links to this blog so just go to my del.icio.us page for today’s linkage. Sorry for the inconvenience.