Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Silly Sites o' the Day

This year we're spending Thanksgiving at my brother's house with Mom, back in NJ for the holiday for the first time in a couple of decades, then driving her back home and spending the night in the former Land of Dial-Up, then we're back on the road tomorrow morning to spend the first part of Black Friday avoiding as many shoppers as we can along the Garden State Parkway and NJ Turnpike. Yeah, good luck with that. Turns out I accumulated more than a few Thanksgiving-themed silly sites, so without further ado, here's a Tiny Hamster Thanksgiving care of Cute Overload:



It's almost time for the Gobble Games, reports The Mary Sue:



And Laughing Squid found a Thanksgiving'ish-song mashup:



I'm thankful I have family with which to celebrate my favorite holiday, I'm thankful said holiday is neither religious nor patriotic and is all about bounty and celebrating a harvest, I'm thankful that we've made it another year in relative physical comfort and that our month holidays (our birthdays, anniversary, Chanukah and my company's 10-day winter break encompassing Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve/Day) is fast upon us, I'm thankful for my job and my friends and family in the US and UK and anywhere else, and of course for whatever Pen-Elayne readers are still out there. For all those who celebrate today, have a wonderful, fulfilling and safe Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Despite the gloom and doom weather forecasts I made it home just fine (if a little laden from my last trip to Midtown Comics' Times Square branch; in December I start picking up my books at the Grand Central store), and am delighted to report that Breaking Cat News wins the internet again!


Here's wishing everyone safe holiday travels!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Via Arthur, here are some Thanksgiving meals prepared by famous artists. Although I think Warhol would just serve the soup.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Okay, let's kick the week off right - set your watches and other recording devices for the MST Turkey Day marathon (via i09)!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Because it's Movember, here are some mustache facts care of Laughing Squid. Off to do more shopping!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Brr, I'm glad we'll be thawing out soon. Big shopping weekend as we start to get ready for the holiday season. So plenty to do today, but if you're bored you can get into the holiday travel spirit by watching this SIX-HOUR video of a simulated and very boring cross-country flight. Welcome to Blah Airlines!



Neither I nor Laughing Squid have any idea why Virgin America would make this...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Huh, it's Friday and there's no silly site cat blogging about. Okay then, how about tribble blogging, care of Xeni Jardin?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

The city is bedecked for the holidays already, but I'm not complaining considering it's felt like winter for a few days now. Back in the world of fiction, Caperton at Feministe has a go at a Barbie book about computer engineering, and directs readers (many of whom are, presumably, actual computer engineers) to this fix-the-book-yourself site. Have at it, ladies! ETA: And they have. Check out this article about #feministhackerbarbie.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Here it comes again - record cold in so many spots in the US, record snowfall up in Buffalo, and the usual gang of idiots are whining because they still don't understand the difference between climate and weather. Hey numbnuts, climate change is causing this freakish weather! Oh, why bother. Here are ten of the funniest climate change videos to, I dunno, soothe you or something. Don't mind me, I'll just sit here in my layers, stewing in seasonal affective disorder...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

I have to admit, I'm still trying to figure out the mass appeal of Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie that I found pleasant enough but nowhere near the level of (as Robin put it) this generation's Star Wars. Maybe I just need to see it done with cats?



Via The Mary Sue.