Sunday, December 11, 2016

Heading into 2016 Christmas, jangling all the way

Funny how dark humor can be comforting at times of grieving, horror and dread.

Who would have imagined a year ago that Saturday Night Live would end up being one of the most potent political activist platforms of 2016? I anticipate the show each week, now waiting to see how they will critique the insanity of this Presidency, grateful for their ridiculing the patent madness of it. This week it was brilliant, as usual, excellently mocking the Cabinet positions being given one after the other to people who embody the antithesis of the role for which they were chosen.

A number of Twitter accounts offer some delightfully dark wit, tersely smart or politically savvy comments. This one has something fiercely good about many of her tweets, with a name like @Elina Shatkin no less. wtf rennaissance. Andy Borowitz. Ronan Farrow. Robert Greenwald. Bill Moyers. Daniel Ellsberg. Mark Ruffalo. Thomas Drake.

Heh, a savvy Christmas related political tweet from the witty 
Where is the organizing body to torment plutocrats with three ghosts a night?

"I hope NBC plans to re-run The Sound of Music. It would be nice to see someone get away from fascists." Tweet via .

It's that time of year again.

"Sorry, You Just Missed Them. They Left This Morning, Something About Egypt..."

37 Cats Crashing Nativity Scenes

Land dragon meets water dragon

Apparently, Hatchimals are the toy of the 2016 Christmas season.

Hatchimals are eggs that hatch into furry creatures. There are five so-called "species" of Hatchimals: Pengualas, Draggles, Owlicorns, Burtles and Bearakeets.

When a consumer buys a Hatchimal, the toy comes in the form of an egg. It eventually starts to make cute noises, and the more a child plays with it, the faster it hatches from the egg. Once hatched, the Hatchimal goes through three life stages — baby, toddler and child — and sings "Hatchy Birthday" between each stage, drawing comparisons to the '90s Tamagotchi toys.
The retail value for a Hatchimal is $60, but consumers are now selling them for hundreds (even thousands!) of dollars on eBay, Amazon and other online retailers.
Sea bunnies are mollusks. The 'ears' are actually rhinophores: organs that help it sense chemicals in the water. 

So marvelously 1980s. Grace Jones sings The Drummer Boy on Pee Wee Herman's Playhouse (I miss him so much!) 

Squirrel Steals 150 Christmas Lights

Margaret Rican of Seattle is having a hard time this year, as her Christmas lights keep disappearing.  A squirrel has been making off with the bulbs one by one. The brazen their pulls off his heists right in front of her sometimes, while some capers are recorded from a distance. She uploaded a compilation of his trips to chew off and abscond with the bulbs one by one. Is he trying to decorate his nest with the colorful bulbs? Maybe but, he probably considers them a food source, in which case he'll be in for a big surprise.(via HuffPo)

You can't make this stuff up.

Putin Aide's Wife Sparks Outrage With Holocaust-Themed Ice-Dancing Performance

End of 2016, even the angels are facepalming

Sasha the Christmas tiger

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