Monday, December 08

Happy Green Monday

by Scott Lydon

Today's Green Monday, the most exciting day of the year! Why? Today's the day we celebrate, um... something. To be honest, Green Monday is one of those retail holidays that nobody fully understands. But be happy! Because you're gonna get something out of it whether you understand it or not!

All day today (excluding sales on Wine.Woot, continental U.S. shipping only) you're getting Free Shipping with any purchase of $50 or more. Use promo code FREEGREEN at the time of checkout and that's it! You're done! Free shipping! And that's ALL freakin' DAY, from the moment you read this until December 8th, 11:59pm CST.

You wanna buy a hundred bucks of television over breakfast? Free Shipping! You wanna go back and buy seventy-five bucks of blender at lunch? Still Free Shipping! Get the picture? As long as it's still Green Monday, every purchase of fifty bucks or more gets Free Shipping.

As such, we've asked our friends Næöwävë to celebrate the holiday with a little song about the day. Please enjoy.

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Wednesday, December 03

 

Tuesday, December 02

The Debunker: Did the Druids Build Stonehenge?

by Ken Jennings

If you're an anglophile, a lover of all things British, then this time of year must be like Christmas for you. Well, it's real Christmastime as well, but you know what I mean, right? If you have a soft spot for Dickensian carolers, candlelit mince pies, snow-covered country villages, special episodes of inexplicably popular TV shows like Downton Abbey and Doctor Who... well, in December, we all become a tiny bit British, don't we? But not everything we think we know about life across the pond is strictly "pukka." We've enlisted Sir Kenneth Jennings, VC, GBE, DJO (Distinguished Jeopardy! Order) to help us "mind the gap" between fact and fiction when it comes to Merrie Old England.

The Debunker: Did the Druids Build Stonehenge?

"Hundreds of years before the dawn of history a lived strange race of people: the Druids! No one knows who they were or what they were doing, but their legacy remains hewn into the living rock... of Stonehenge!" So begins Stonehenge, the epic rock saga brought to the stage with disastrous results in the classic 1984 rockumentary (if you will) This Is Spinal Tap.

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Monday, December 01

Music Monday: Songs About Clothes

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! Today we're preparing for the new year by picking out a new winter wardrobe. This week Scott's picked out five songs about clothes! Dress yourself in musical style, and join in!

Steely Dan - The Fez

 

In some cultures, you're not fully dressed until you put on your hat. In others, the hat is more ceremonial. Which sort of culture do YOU fit into best? Discuss.

We're choosing the rest of our clothes after the jump. Come on in and dress with us.

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Friday, November 28

 

Wednesday, November 26