and the cherry on top

12/17/06 10:55I think I’m getting sick. In the middle of a 60-70° December, I’m getting sick! Great. Chances are the illness is going to bring down my holiday spirit even more. I really think a vacation would be good for me, and I don’t mean heading “home” for x-mas.

Also, when did the term “holiday cheer” become definitively synonymous with “booze”? I even heard it used on a few shows on Food Network this past weekend. Dave Lieberman was making a fruitcake and while adding brandy said, “You can alter this depending on how much holiday cheer you want to add.” He later wrapped the fruitcake in a cheesecloth that had been soaked in brandy, so apparently he wanted to add quite a bit.

Morning funny from the Wash. Post columnist Gene Weingarten, about e-mail misfires in the office:

The dangers of e-mail errors in a newsroom are so great — and the risks so thrilling — that I once devised a game to take advantage of it. The game was called “E-mail Roulette.” Here is how it is played:

There are two contestants. Each goes to the other’s computer and types a particularly colorful, potentially career-ending e-mail message to the other guy’s boss, all set up and ready for delivery. Then each party returns to his own desk. They take turns flipping quarters across the room toward the other guy’s “Enter” key. It’s a great game, but, for some reason, I never got anyone to play it with me.

But wait, there’s more. A very special Christmas present a la Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake. Uncensored version, funny (borderline safe) visuals, but keep the speakers down. It kinda hurts my throat to laugh, but it was worth it.

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