The German counterpart to the CIA is marketing their own branded merchandise. Items for sale include t-shirts, calendars, pens, jackets, and more. Gifts for him include underwear labelled “Verschlusssache” (Classified,) “Streng Geheim” (Top Secret), or “Amtlich Geheim Gehalten” (Confidential). Unfortunately, it looks like Mrs. Santa Claus will have to travel to Berlin for this shopping spree, and the store won’t be open until next year.
Worldwide Bling Bling
The World Currency Gallery offers a comprehensive collection of banknote images.
Six Degrees Of Stupidity
pre-Turkey Day Humor
ESPN has a great cartoon of turkeys that “can’t help but imitate the sports heroes they’ve see on TV.”
Will Ferrell Plays Santa
Take a look at these two hilarious parodies of Apple “Switch” ads starring Will Ferrell as Santa. The best part is that Apple made these ads; I don’t particularly like Macs, but you have to admire Apple’s sense of humor.
Truth And Lies In Baghdad
In its story “Iraq: Truth and Lies in Baghdad”, PBS presents a series of videos in which their reporter Sam Kiley struggles to uncover information about Saddam Hussein’s campaign of civilian repression and Iraq’s weapons programs. I’m surprised that some of the video wasn’t confiscated, although in most cases the reporter’s efforts to find out information were thwarted by Iraqi officials. Anybody with any lingering doubts about Saddam Hussein’s blatant duplicity should watch these videos, although I find it hard to believe that anyone could be so naïve. (Links directly to RealVideo part 2 of 4)
Yes, you read correctly: Barbie is being banned in Russia, along with a list of other toys and games. The article in The Guardian says that “Barbie, in particular, is under fire because the doll is thought to awaken sexual impulses in the minds of the very young, and encourage consumerism among Russian infants.” Because there’s nothing worse than Capitalist infant swines.
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retroCRUSH once again makes my day with its feature on Great Robots From Film and TV. From Metropolis to A.I., they covered a lot of ground. I still have a soft spot for Battlestar Galactica, obviously.
Andy Richter Controls The Universe
Great news! It appears that Andy Richter Controls The Universe is returning this season starting December 1st. I’m really glad Fox picked the show up; if only they hadn’t passed on The Family Guy, the most hilarious show since The Simpsons…