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Crazy Christmas Links

Filed under: Art,Fun,News and Current Events,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:34 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

I’ve got the spirit.

The spirit of Christmas, that is!
Hey, look for the first time in three years, I actually put up a  tree.  And I live alone, so there’s no one to see it.  Well, no one but the girls at work who saw it on my cellphone and cooed.  Okay, so now you know the real reason I put up the tree, but still…

Well, in keeping with the speedily approaching holiday, I’ve got some toy and Christmas related links for you.
First, there’s a virtual Advent Calendar.  Each day links to a Christmas memory and a link to something fun.  For instance, the second day had a “paint your own Christmas tree” web thing.  Kind of cool.
Next, I have a link to a BoingBoing article about an illustrator from Popular Science magazine who makes the most incredible Rube Goldberg Christmas cards you’ve ever seen.  Really, you have to look at these and wonder.
Now, when Christmas is over, you have all kinds of boxes laying around, right?  Well, don’t throw them out!  Instead, use carboard rivets to make them into something cool to play with!
If you’re looking for a great stocking stuffer for geeks, try the Christmas Stocking USB drive.  Yeah, it’s kind of specialized, but, hey, it is a USB drive they can enjoy all year long.
But, for my money?  The coolest thing  I’ve seen all year is the Custom Action Figure.  Yes, this is not just a web toy.  You can design and actually purchase the GI Joe-sized action figure you design.  And, considering the customization factor, the prices are damned reasonable.

So, now you have a way to waste a little time with just 8 shopping days until Christmas.  How much work were you planning to do this week anyway?


  1. You know, for some reason I have been very festive this year as well. Not sure what is wrong with me, but oh well. It’s kind of fun. 🙂

    I was going to mention the best Christmas site ever, Ugly Christmas Lights, but it looks like its down. Bah Humbug!

    Comment by laanba — 12/15/2006 @ 6:35 am

  2. Well, I’m not all that festive, but I did manage a tree. Oh, and a stuffed frog dressed like Santa that croaks “Jingle Bells” if you squeeze his foot.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 12/15/2006 @ 3:58 pm

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