Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy New Year

By way of New Year’s greeting, here are a few photos from an art installation here in the Pioneer Valley: “Shedding Light” by Erika Zekos. The project — a tobacco barn illuminated from the inside — was lit every night … Continue reading

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Jokes: Asteroids, Mike Myers, and one about North Korea

On Wednesday, Russia’s space agency chief said a spacecraft may be dispatched to knock a large asteroid off course and prevent it from impacting earth. In a related story, Belarus announced it had genetically reconstructed dinosaurs and was building a … Continue reading

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Sketch of the Dead

Paul F. Tompkins and Ben Acker gore it up over at Atom in Sketch of the Dead. What if your best friend turned into a zombie? Would you have the cojones to shoot him in the head? Of course you … Continue reading

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The Morgan Freeman Chain of Command

This thing has been floating around the intertubes the last few weeks. I tried to track down the author to give props but couldn’t make out the watermark (and I’m not even sure that’s the author). Hey Clever Internet Person, … Continue reading

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‘The Road’ Cookbook Least Successful Movie Tie-In Ever

Though the final sales figures for the 2009 holiday season have yet to be tallied, one new book already ranks as one of the least successful titles of all time: Cooking on ‘The Road’: Homestyle Recipes From and Inspired by … Continue reading

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Jokes

A German expert is saying that most snowflakes are drawn all wrong. It’s true. Real snowflakes are six-cornered, rather than the four-, five- and eight-cornered crystals typically rendered in children’s drawings and Christmas cards. And that’s not the only problem. … Continue reading

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Even More Least Likely Christmas Specials

In what has become a cherished Christmas tradition here at Happy Valley News Hour, we have compiled our annual list of the Least Likely Christmas Specials. Last year we brought you four highly unlikely specials, including Methodone Christmas with Amy … Continue reading

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