Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas follies: a wrap-up

A few things caught my eye in the run-up to Christmas, and on the day itself.

Dr. Grumpy finds an (almost) irresistible potato chip offer - five (yes, count 'em, FIVE) whole potato chips, in exotic flavors such as truffle seaweed and Matsutake mushrooms, all for just $56!

The headline of Christmas Day comes from England:  'Police find cannabis plant in Cheltenham home disguised as Christmas Tree covered in tinsel and baubles'.

The irrepressibly scientific XKCD brings us Christmas 2016 in its own unique fashion:

And finally, sealions at the Otaru Aquarium in Japan learn to play a Christmas carol.



Anonymous said...

Wow, I have never seen "a house disguised as a Christmas Tree covered with tinsil and baubles". No wonder they couldn't find the marijuana. They couldn't even find the house it was so well disguised.

JK Brown said...

A very Viking Yule

Plus metal Christmas carols

Post Alley Crackpot said...

"Police find cannabis plant in Cheltenham ..."

While failing entirely to find the hundreds of rather tall cannabis plants that have sprouted up along National Rail routes in the Gloucestershire and Somerset countryside, I'll point out.

GCHQ would have been on the case, but their agents had the munchies soon after making certain "discoveries vital to national security" ... :-)