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Merry Christmas!

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:56 am

Merry Christmas to all Patterico readers. Thanks for being out there, and have a great day.

15 Responses to “Merry Christmas!”

  1. Ditto that, both to your readers, and to you and your family, Patrick!

    Beldar (fa637a)

  2. merry Christmas, all,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  3. you are welcome Mr. Patterico you have a good christmas too!

    this is a great day to reflect on how nice it is when everyone you love isn’t dead or in jail

    i got up early but santa didn’t come cause of i guess he didn’t know i moved

    probably cause the piggy piggy union whore post office didn’t tell him

    so i skipped straight to the reflecting part

    i was gonna go to a friend’s for xmas lambchops today but my creepy stalker co-worker is going

    i already have three texts from her today and at this point the advice my attorney gives is to not reply so i need to stay inside like anne frank

    i have plenty of foozles to cook though and wine but no candy cause of i did candy yesterday

    happyfeet (831175)

  4. Thank you Patterico for your work here—it’s a virtual cocktail party. But as in the spirit of the season, you open your electronic living room to pretty much everyone. That’s admirable.

    Best wishes to you and yours.

    Simon Jester (fe6d7b)

  5. here is a good song about the reflectings

    happyfeet (831175)

  6. well not to be too dogmatic, but his coming was prophesied from Genesis 49 on,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  7. Patterico, Thanks for giving us all an opportunity to express ourselves. For many it is like the final honing of a knife edge. For me, I’m still trying to grind the thing into an approximation of what I’l like it to be. I appreciate all the points of view that are expressed with some attempt to relate those views to facts on the ground.

    For our Christmas we’re seeing the grand kids and we have some new projects. I recently stumbled on the Antikythera Mechanism and the century-long process to determine what it was, and this has been facinating. The Corinthian side of the Greek civilization appears to have figured out the ratio of the moon’s period to an earth year to one part in 40,000 based on counts of moon months in years, and they made a gear-driven computer to forecast eclipses, planet positions, and even the timing of the Olympic games sometime before 60 BC. The whole thing is marvelous. There’s tons of stuff about it on the web, and if anyone enjoys archiology, I’d recommend the subject to them. There’s even a LEGO analog of the device that has inspired me to attempt to copy (parts of) it, and this has opened up whole new vistas of inquiry, including the operation of differentials. Alas, the LEGO Technic parts can be expensive ($10 to $20 for a differential housing), so I may limit myself to replicating the different modules one by one using the same parts over and over.

    The commercial crab season was extended into December in the northern reaches of Washington’s wonderful waterways, and we’ve been lucky enough to feast on fresh Dungeness crab for the last few months. Our recreational season was a bust mainly for lack of effort, but we’re inspired for the coming year. And we learned how to catch shrimp, which is also a very rewarding activity, although it can take hours to clean your catch. But they are much better than anything you can buy in the store, which tend to be imported from shrimp farms in southeast asia.

    My Best Wishes to all, and thanks for chats.

    bobathome (348c8a)

  8. All the nice things everybody already said, Patterico.

    nk (dbc370)

  9. Thanks for giving us a site that I check every day. Thanks for the time you devote to it along with your helpers. I know you all must be very busy and so your families and loved ones must also be thanked for the time you spend away from them. Keep up the great work.

    bald01 (096663)

  10. Merry Christmas, y’all.

    Dustin (2a8be7)

  11. “The Interview” first showing sells out in Monterey.

    It’s a Christmas miracle. Just like Charlie Brown’s Xmas tree.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  12. It also sold out in Atlanta. My friend was too late to get at ticket, and so did not see it. He did, however, hear a rumor that the theater owner gave away a large number ofg tickets to friends and family.

    kishnevi (294553)

  13. Merry Christmas to you Patrick and all the gang here. It is a fun little cocktail party you’ve got going on here!

    The Interview was also sold out in L.A. so I did not go, but Seth Roger appeared at the showing in Los Angeles and was really, really excited. People stood in line to get tickets!

    Patricia (5fc097)

  14. I made the best meatballs (frikadeller) and best. gravy. ever.

    Merry Christmas all, and to all a good night.

    carlitos (c24ed5)

  15. christmas is so awesome

    happyfeet (831175)

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