Friday, November 24, 2006

Quality journalism

Retailers call today Black Friday — mobs of shoppers starting the real Christmas season now that Thanksgiving is behind us (burrrrrrp!). I don’t know if this happened everywhere in the US (probably did), but the Christmas stuff started coming out on this planet before the Labor Day grills finished cooling off.

I don’t know why Mrs. Fetched and Daughter Dearest are planning to go shoe shopping today. It would be much better to curl up with a warm laptop and read some quality journalism from The Register. Here’s a few interesting stories they’ve run recently:

A kidnap attempt goes horribly w0rnG!

Drunk Aussie comes up with a novel way of keeping the coppers at bay

Michigan high school student builds working fusion reactor (and this is how word got out)

4 comments:

  1. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

    We had a quiet time. Our middle boy stopped by with his girl friend and stayed for a couple of hours.

    Other than that, it was just the two of us. Which was nice.

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  2. Hi FARfetched.

    I'm joining KB in hoping your Thanksgiving was good.

    FMom and I stayed home not wanting to give the rest of the family our colds. We had a nice quiet day though and a lot of good food was brought to us.

    I like the stories. It amazes me the stupidity of some people and the brilliance of others. Can't really say which group I would end up in. :)

    Hope you have a good weekend.

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  3. I vehemently dislike shopping. So, this is not my favourite time of year. I'm in the curl up w/ a whatever category. :)

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  4. Hi guys!

    We actually wound up going to the mall Friday and it wasn't too bad! Traffic around the mall was actually better than what I usually see running down there at lunch through the rest of the year, and the only really crowded place was the Apple Store.

    FM, that's a good point about "the stupidity of some people and the brilliance of others." I didn't even think about that when I picked out those articles — I just thought they were amazing or amazingly funny. Hope you and the FFamily get better soon....

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