Tag: holidays

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Top ‘O the mornin’ to ya! Grab a Guinness, eat some four-leaf clover cookies, and enjoy St. Patty’s!

Happy President’s Day! from Marvel?

Following on the heels of its recent super successful issue of Spider-Man featuring President Obama (already in its fifth printing), Marvel has released a special online-only Spider-Man comic featuring Abe Lincoln in honor of our 16th President’s 200th birthday. It’s appropriately titled “The Amazing Spider-Man: Gettysburg Distress!”
If you ask me, Abe looks pretty damn good …

What do Thomas Paine, Oprah, Tom Selleck, and I all have in common?

No, it’s not Common Sense (or at least that type of common sense), a great mustache, or fame 😉 . Today is the anniversary of the day in which we were all respectively born – a.k.a. it’s our birthday!
Ah, January 29.  Is there really any other day like it? Oh right, the other 364 days. …


Merry Xmas / Happy Hanukka, Dammit!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukka (below), Dammit!

Boilr’s Favorite Free Apps Guide 2008

With ~2 weeks left in the year and Chrismahanukwanzakah just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to revisit my favorite freeware of 2008.  If you are planning to give and/or receive a new computer* this holiday season, save yourself (and/or your loved ones) some hard-earned dough by switching to these highly capable, (paid for-alternative) …

The Simpsons get in the (opening credits) holiday spirit

Word of the Day

va⋅ca⋅tion [vey-key-shuhn]
1. a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday: [Law] Schoolchildren are on vacation now.
2. a part of the year, regularly set aside, when normal activities of law courts, legislatures, etc., are suspended.
3. freedom or release from duty, business, or activity.
[via Dictionary.com]

Fast track to (Rubik’s) tenure

In times like these, people are looking to give holiday gifts that keep on giving (and don’t break the bank).  For under $10, the Rubik’s Professor Cube should frustrate preoccupy just about anyone (who doesn’t belong to MENSA) for quite some time.

Happy 75th, 21st Amendment!

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment (aka every college kids’ favorite constitutional amendment) which repealed the 18th Amendment ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol for consumption – aka prohibition.
For those of us in the Bay Area, KQED’s Forum had a great segment on this morning about …