Over the years I have come to the conclusion that for all of its build up, Christmas really needs to be more than one day. There is a certain melancholy that comes with Dec. 26th when you realize it’s all over.  You spend literally months in a frenzy of preparing for the day, rushing to… read more


It used to be in that Thanksgiving marked the beginning of the Christmas season in the United States. Over the past few years that has been slipping earlier and earlier with people beginning to wonder if Halloween was the new landmark date. If my e-mail this morning was any indication, yes, Halloween is the new… read more

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It’s episode 23… Scattercast is facing life without college! – I finally checked out another podcast, Smodcast… I’m not doing so bad! – Christmas Eve… more holidays need an “Eve”. – Christmas shopping reflections. – Digg annoys me and is an enigma. Here’s a link to the MP3 for those who wish to download it,… read more

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December 25 2008

Merry Christmas

Considering my recent rant against Christmas sweaters, some how this story from Pete Cashmore at Mashable seems like some sort of cosmic justice against me.  Office Max has jumped on the Christmas sweater bandwagon and produced a web site called My Christmas Sweater that will let you make as an atrocious Christmas sweater as you’d… read more

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What in the world is wrong with Fred Phelps? For those unfamiliar with Phelps, he is the head of the Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, KS.  They are best known for their protests at the funerals of soldiers saying that all their deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are the fault of the United States acceptance… read more

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It’s episode 22… Scattercast is facing the reality of the job market! – An update on my dad’s surgery again – People who create Malware should be strung up by their toes – My generally sucky week – Do you ever make people’s Christmas gifts, or do you always buy them? Here’s a link to… read more

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November 25 2007

2007 Holiday Viewing

In what is becoming an annual list, I’m going to share the holiday programming I enjoy every year. A Christmas Carol – Patrick Stewart is a classically trained actor and he brings a powerful tone to the role of Scrooge. A fantastic version of this classic tale of Christmas spirit. A Christmas Story – Set… read more

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