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Happy Holidays and New 2011 Year from DRB!

“QUANTUM SHOT” #669Link – by Avi Abrams Here is your “feel-good” fix for the Season Chocolate is addictive, and so is the spectacular imagery – and we have plenty of that right here on Dark Roasted Blend. With this end-of-the-year collection of quirky pictures we ring up Christmas, New Year, Orthodox and Chinese Holidays, Hannukkahs and Sweet [...]

The Late Movies: Christmas Day Music

On Christmas day, while you have the family gathered round sharing cookies, candy, and memories, you can accompany the company with these classic Christmas songs. If you aren’t busy, you might enjoy the videos as well! Merry Christmas Baby The original, performed by Charles Brown. * Snoopy’s Christmas A Christmas followup to the song “Snoopy and the Red Baron”. * Adeste Fidelis Performed [...]

Merry Christmas, Neatoramanauts!

NeatoShop artist and our pal Michael Renouf of Non-Stick Plans made this Christmas greetings that I just have to share with all of you. (And yes, Michael is from the UK, where “Happy Christmas” is used instead of “Merry Christmas” here in the United States – but I trust that the sentiment is the same) Merry [...]

The Late Movies: Christmas Eve Music

On Christmas Eve, while you have the family gathered round sharing cookies, candy, and memories, you can accompany the company with these classic Christmas songs. If you aren’t busy, you might enjoy the videos as well! Merry Christmas Baby The original, performed by Charles Brown. * Snoopy’s Christmas A Christmas followup to the song “Snoopy and the Red Baron”. * Adeste Fidelis Performed [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Alternate Versions of “A Visit from St. Nicholas”

“A Visit from St. Nicholas” is one of the most parodied pieces ever written – more than 1,000 versions have been penned by professional writers and amateurs alike. Here are a few of them, but rest assured there’s a version out there for just about any profession or interest you can think of. 1. My personal [...]

Festive Holiday Kids

(YouTube Link) Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like bouncing baby goats! -via Arbroath

Merry Christmas Microbes Tree Ornaments

Merry Christmas Microbes Tree Ornaments – $24.95 In true geek fashion you can now trim your tree with very merry Christmas Microbes Tree Ornaments. The set comes with Common Cold, Brain Cell, Kissing Disease, E. Coli, and Amoeba. All the things you might expect to encounter this wonderful holiday season. For more microbe fun be sure to [...]

The Early (Not-So-Literary) Jobs of 10 Great Authors

It’s not unusual for professors and journalists to end up as influential writers—just look at Toni Morrison, Ezra Pound, and John Updike. But sometimes our wordslinging heroes take a longer, less direct route to greatness. Oftentimes, those experiences will end up in the author’s work. Other times, it’s just an odd footnote. Here are ten [...]

Interesting Things Found in Books

AbeBooks asked their booksellers to reveal what items they have found inside the books that pass through their hands. They reported many instances of discovering credit cards and banknotes, including this heartbreaker: “A wealthy, elderly woman in my town died a few years ago and left a large book collection with many fine books, much of [...]

Top Quizzes of ‘09: For Dummies. For Real? (#7)

Editor’s Note: For the next two weeks, we’ll be counting down this year’s most popular quizzes. At #7 we have a quiz about the ‘Dummies’ series, which was first posted on March 2nd. Also: Merry Christmas! When you wander through the reference section of any major bookstore, it seems like the people behind the For Dummies [...]