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Jaybird is Birdmojo on Xbox Live and Jaybirdmojo on Playstation's network. He's been playing consoles since the Atari 2600 and it was Zork that taught him how to touch-type. If you've got a song for Wednesday, a commercial for Saturday, a recommendation for Tuesday, an essay for Monday, or, heck, just a handful a questions, fire off an email to AskJaybird-at-gmail.com

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  1. Avatar Glyph
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    Ritz Crackers (classy!)

    I dunno, I’m with the late Mitch Hedberg in thinking those Ritz folks just put out a damn fine product they should be proud of.

    http://youtu.be/nXqExx13ma8Report

  2. Avatar Glyph
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    Also, apropos of nothing, I was reading through the Savage Love comments over at AVClub this AM, and there are a LOT of lonely people out there in pain. Whoever decided that placing Christmas (with all its media-bombardment imagery of happy-together-familyness) right up next to New Year’s (which is the time you traditionally realize that another year has passed, and once again you have failed to stick to your goals and achieve all you believe you should’ve) was a good idea should be slapped soundly and repeatedly. These holidays shoulda been separated by six months – or better yet, they should be celebrated on alternating years.

    If you know anybody who’s alone right now, please pick up the phone and give them a call. Make plans to get together with them, and keep those plans. Invite them to spend time with your family during the holidays. It’s not too late to add one more, you know there’s plenty of food.Report

  3. Avatar Saul Degraw
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    My Jewish Christmas Day movie will be Mr. Turner. There might or might not be Chinese food. No plans for Saturday or Sunday yet.Report

  4. Avatar zic
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    I’ve been binging Audrey Hepburn movies as I knit a sweater. Unusual in that this particular sweater is for me; though my needles are always busy, I seem to have none without excess wear.

    Thus far, I’ve watched Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The latter has scenes of drunkenness that rather astonished me; not to mention a lack of moral turpitude on the part of both the main characters. Love, I suppose, is the great redemption being it’s theme.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to zic
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      I’ve seen Charade maybe 20 times on TV, but never all the way from the beginning.Report

    • Avatar LeeEsq in reply to zic
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      @zic, I think you mean a lack of morals from both main characters. Moral turpitude is a bad thing. Its why the law has category of crimes called Crimes involving Moral Turpitude.Report

      • Avatar zic in reply to LeeEsq
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        I said exactly what I meant, @leeesq

        She was carrying messages in and out of prison for a mafia boss and living off the generosity of various men and he was a kept man; a writer who’d published a book of short stories, but no longer wrote.

        Neither of them were good, upstanding people; they were troubled and lost, though good-hearted, confused about right and wrong; though their livelihoods did recall today’s gig economy to some degree.Report

      • Avatar Michael Drew in reply to LeeEsq
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        …I guess the question is, is there a reason @zic was expecting more moral turpitude on the part of Miss Golightly and Mr. Varjak? Possibly the characters are portrayed as less morally flawed than Capote did?Report

    • Avatar Chris in reply to zic
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      Not gonna lie, I really like Roman Holiday. Watched it again recently with R., along with The Fugitive Kind.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to zic
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      Hey, Zic. Breakfast is the movie that I use to demonstrate some of the ineffable qualities of “humor”. Stuff that is laugh-out-loud funny in this time period is seen as downright offensive in others… or worse, missed completely.Report

      • Avatar Kimmi in reply to Jaybird
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        Some of all great humor is about insight. But, 30 years later, sometimes we can forget it was insightful at the time. Carlin did a good bit of humor that was really just observational.Report

  5. Avatar Will Truman
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    My aunt is hosting a “Christmas luncheon” this weekend, at the end of which my parents will be visiting.

    Due to Clancy’s hectic work schedule, we won’t be doing much for Christmas here at the Himmelreich-Truman house. But preparing for a visit from my parents is harder work than cooking Christmas dinner would be. Especially as I am doing it with little assistance and a little girl attached to me.

    To add to that I dismantled the crib yesterday and finally put our bed up off the floor (it had remained there due to a lack of bed rails, which I also installed.

    A lot of this is stuff we’ve been needing to do anyway. Having a deadline isn’t such a bad thing, because it spurs me to action.

    I basically have three days to work (including today), and three floors to get into decent condition.Report

  6. Avatar James K
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    I’m staying with my parents for Christmas.Report

  7. Avatar Jaybird
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    Uncle Story: When we brought over the cheese tray, I gave the nephews a short speech about the thought processes that went into why we didn’t buy cheese that required cutting. “We didn’t want to cut the cheese at our house but then thought about whether we’d want to cut the cheese at your mom’s. We thought about having your mom cut the cheese but since she was cooking, she might not have time to cut the cheese.”

    And so on.

    It was well-received.Report

  8. Avatar Mike Dwyer
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    We are heading off for a quick visit with my wife’s family in Ohio today. We’ll be back tomorrow evening and we have eight glorious days of vacation stretching before us. This is traditionally the week when we try to finish up lingering projects, start planning next year’s projects, put away the Christmas decorations, etc. It’s also when I try to squeeze in as much hunting as possible. Looking forward to all of it.

    Oh…UL vs UK tomorrow. Hoping my Cards can pull off an upset and prevent the blue monster from getting an undefeated season.Report

  9. Avatar greginak
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    The Doctor Who Christmas special was good. It managed to walk that uniquely Dr Whoish fine line of being emotional, funny, scary, have good character moments, a double helping of insanity without being to nonsensical or hand wavy.Report

    • Avatar Kimmi in reply to greginak
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      I don’t generally care for Christmas Specials, but Moffat seems to know how to do “wintry wonder” without making it too “Christmas” for me.

      Also, if you haven’t watched the It’s always sunny in philadelphia “Christmas Special”… you should.Report

  10. Avatar ScarletNumbers
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    @kazzy

    Are you going to the Bronx tomorrow?Report

    • Avatar Kazzy in reply to ScarletNumbers
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      @scarletnumbers

      Just saw this… sorry. I did indeed go to the game today. Ugh. Not only was it just an awful game, but holy crud what an awful way to lose.

      We really need to shrink the number of bowls by several orders of magnitude.Report

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