December 25th, 2004


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* Army historian notes there was no real postwar plan for Iraq, and that's what's crippled us there.
* Crippling energy shortages in Iraq irritate the local populace.
* Freed French hostage speaks of his captivity on 'Planet Bin Laden.'
* Massachusetts sees instant results from its new electronic gun check system.
* Virginia sees success, ten years after it eliminated parole.
* Colbert King on tough faith during the holidays, and what steams up as well (hint: it's Falwell.)
* The NBA tries to please both sides of the culture gap.
* The OnionAVClub presents the cheap toy roundup.

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OK. Here's the deal. If we are going to be forced into an oppression of Christmas music on like every radio station once a year, I have a proposal. *Every* band that releases anything in a year, must also create one Christmas/holiday song. IN fact, bonus points for something other than Christmas. Let's get meta here. That way, when This Time of Year rolls around, we would have some frikkin' options to listen to. Feh.

(On the other hand, kudoes to 98 Rock who, on my drive home, took a break between Christmas songs to delve into some "Master of Puppets.")

Had much family over, RQ cooked for everyone, bebes weren't terrible to each other, my parents bought everyone too many gifts, everyone went home happy. Any holiday you can walk away from is a success. On a material note, I am delighted that my parents made good use of Amazon wish lists this year. Aw yeah. Now if only next year they would put one together for us to use.