A look at Another Christmas Song, as well as a review of the worst Christmas novelty songs of all time.
Winding down, the 8 players still alive have cut their numbers down to four. Are you one of them??? Probably not.
Season Two, Episode 3: “The Geometry of Shadows”.
If you have sheet music at home for Adeste Fideles , chances are it credits the wrong man as composer. Plus, a sampling of some (very) different versions of the song more commonly known as Oh Come All Ye Faithful for you to choose from.
With Rob Gronkowski destroying his knee on a perfectly legal low hit, there is some rumbling in NFL circles about whether such hits should be, in fact, legal. Despite some defenders predicting that just this sort of injury would become more common with the new rule outlawing hits to the head and neck area on…
Our first (and only) selection that is NSFW.
Imagine, if you will, that you and I are standing in my backyard. We are tossing a football back and forth. Eventually, this simple game of catch ceases to suffice and we begin to challenge one another to make increasingly difficult tosses.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?
Needing recappers and advice. Perhaps advice followed by recappers. (Also, we need someone to recap Babylon 5, Season 2, Episode 3.)
Jingle Bells may be the world’s least interesting Christmas song, but it was written by Christmas music’s most interesting scoundrel.
So… what are you playing?
Aaaaaand we’re in the playoffs. Well, half of us.
A week into our Advent Calendar, it’s time to stop and take a Bah Humbug moment.
We begin (but, for obvious reasons, don’t finish) Endless Nights.
I used to do a “Free Thursdays” thing on Mindless Diversions, where I’d put up some lucre-free entertainment, educational content, or absurdity – the trifecta of course is to nail all three. I probably outta start doing those again. Maybe I will. Maybe this is the first one in a relaunch.
Time to celebrate this last day of Hanukah.
Just four weeks remain in the NFL regular season. How do the powers line up? Here are one man’s thoughts…
Let’s talk zombies.
Frank Loesser’s addition to the Holiday canon happened entirely by accident.
Lennon’s anti-war protest song might be the most improbable Christmas classic ever.
You might recall our previous discussions of fields. We eventually got as far as being able to define a complete, ordered field and show that the real numbers are an example of it. That was in a sense, a top-down approach. We started with a complicated set of axioms that define the behavior we want.…
Of all the traditional Christmas carols, none has been more misunderstood than God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. None has been the victim of such periodic shoddy scholarship; none has so had its original joyous and raucous intent replaced by such somber plodding.
A “reluctant reader” told me to read a particular book. What are you reading?
So… what are you playing?
So… what’s on your docket?
We’ll be recapping here next week.
Tod discusses the second episode of Season Two.
Our very own Fish gives his first impressions of the big expansion to X-Com: Enemy Unknown
On erasers. Also, what are you reading and/or watching?
Rabbis! Mister Microphones! What are you playing?
Sending out those varied and sundry feelers for the varied and sundry stories…
Careening down the home stretch, we’ve got one heckuva lotta people On The Bubble.
It’s almost The Holidays? What the heck! When did this happen? It was just April! I mean, what’s on your docket?
Etymologically, the French word dénouement is derived from the Old French word desnouer, “to untie”, from nodus, Latin for “knot.”
Pat kicks off Season Two of Babylon 5.
Wanna talk zombies?