Dunno if this is the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s a good time to be scrolling the Web rather than battling the mall crowds. To wit:
• The redoubtable Madeline Puckette has a great guide for you last-minute shoppers, short and sweet.
• This, uh, flask, on the other hand, might not belong on your shopping list, unless you want to channel Billy Bob Thornton in one of my favorite holioday moves, “Bad Santa.”
• Outstanding news from Mother Jones: A little nip (or more) might stave off those nasty colds and such.
• And in the vein of keeping things short and sweet during this most busiest time of the year, we finish with a couple of images for any season, starting with something for my Xmas (or birthday, or any day) list: