I had a merry little Christmas indeed. I got:
ÂÂ*A 550mhz TiBook with 512mb of ram (which I bought myself and am typing on right now).
ÂÂ*DVDs: Miracle on 34th Street (The original. I love that movie), The Simpsons: Season 1 & Boiler Room.
ÂÂ*Books: "Killing Pablo: The hunt for the world's greatest outlaw" a lovely Christmas tale (hehe) about the US's efforts to find Pablo Escobar the cocaine cartel leader.
"Cold Zero: Inside the FBI hostage rescue team" sounds interesting, haven't started reading it yet.
"World War 2 Extra: An around-the-world newspaper history from the treaty of Versailles to the Nuremberg trials" This book looks SO neat. It's the size of a newspaper and it contains full-size copies of hundreds of different newspapers from the WW2 era, very cool.
ÂÂ*CDs: A few classical/jazz CDs by Jean-Pierre Rampal.
"Adbusters" I LOVE this magazine. A very intelligent look at consumerism, mass-market advertising and the whole rebellion against letting corporations treat us like cattle. It's a Canadian publication that is responsible for Buy Nothing Day. I don't know if you've heard of BND, but it's taking off all over the world. You can check out Adbusters spiffy site which includes tons of info on BND <a href="http://www.adbusters.org
"WiReD" It's the weirdest magazine I've seen yet. Written by and for technology freaks and geeks, yet it has Gucci and Gap ads and the typical reader apparently makes six figures. It's got cool articles and interesting web links. Much goodness within.
"MacAddict" Got the newest issue, can't wait to try out the CD. There's always something cool on there.
"Foreign Policy" An interesting global politics and economics magazine.
"Architectural Digest" Because I can't believe people actually live like that.
"Harpers" No, not the fashion magazine. This one is an interesting mix of international law, random cool articles and some weirdness thrown in. I'm reading the article on the CIA's experimentation with psychics in the 70's. Interesting read.
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I got more stuff, but I can't remember. All I know is that I'm quite pleased with what I did get.
Note: Yes, I realized I'm sickeningly spoiled by a family gone overboard in the gift-giving department. But I did reciprocate by purchasing not one but two
DVD players for family members, a television for another and a necklace from my mom. Books for others. DVDs for all. Etc., etc.
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