This Day In History: 12/24

Monday, December 24, 2001

It would seem that the site has been inaccessible these past couple days, even though I can still do updates. I can't wait until I'm somewhere permanent and can invest in a dedicated connection to handle the site myself. The VT music server goes down on occasion, but I can't argue with the price (free) or the unlimited space allowance.

permalink | 0 comments

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Live trees without balls are banned in Fairfax County so we decorated the Halloween tree with lights instead.

I'll be in Alexandria and away from computers for a few days, so there will be no new updates until December 27. Have a Christmas with jolly holly.

Yesterday's search terms:

    mike's apartment, chester arthur oval office, jazz chord abbreviations, for jane meyers, mendelssohn violin concerto in e minor op.64 analysis

Con artist pulls a fast one on local churches
Man teaches his wife a lesson?

permalink | 4 comments

Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Mosquito bite catches car thief
Snowzilla rises again
Chicago sheriff baits fugitives with holiday ruse

tagged as media | permalink | 7 comments

Thursday, December 24, 2009

tagged as media | permalink | 1 comment

Friday, December 24, 2010


Bank of America seeks monopoly on sucking and blowing
Dead or Alive? The Eyes Hold the Answer
Is that really Kate? UK royal coin raises eyebrows

permalink | 0 comments

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Stuff in My Drawers Day: Christmas 1989

This was a watershed year for gifts that will make you nostalgic for the late 80s.

tagged as media | permalink | 1 comment

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Review Day

There are no major spoilers in these reviews.

Terminator Genisys (PG-13):
In the first twenty minutes, it felt like this movie was going to be a self-indulgent rehash of scenes we'd already seen before from different perspectives. Thankfully, it breaks out of that cycle and gets better pretty quickly. The movie can't decide whether it wants to be a serious Terminator story or a parody of the series, so it has weird tonal shifts throughout. However, I enjoyed the performances of JK Simmons and thought Emilia Clarke did a good job channeling her own version of Linda Hamilton. Visually, the movie's a little too dark (thanks, blackout curtains in the living room!) and has too much reliance on CGI effects that look like a video game. A fun diversion, but not the best Terminator movie.

Final Grade: B

The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule:
This true crime book tells the tale of Ted Bundy from the perspective of someone who was a long-term friend of his in Washington. The tale is pretty interesting, although the narrative structure is hindered by too many endings, since the book was constantly revised over the thirty years since its original release.

Final Grade: B-

Daredevil, Season One:
In contrast to Jessica Jones, this super hero series had too much super hero nonsense. There are so many repetitive action scenes that they all run together, although the extended single cut shots are technically well done. However, the characters all feel shallow and cookie-cutter, and no one is as interesting as Jessica Jones' Kilgrave. By the 7th episode, I was just watching out of the corner of my eye as I did other things. Free on Netflix.

Final Grade: C

Dust and Light by Carol Berg:
This is the first in a two-book fantasy series about a magic-wielding artist. The world-building is intricate and the pacing kept me reading. I also like the fact that it's a two-book series with the second already published.

Final Grade: B+

tagged as reviews | permalink | 0 comments

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day

permalink | 0 comments

Friday, December 24, 2021

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas from our family!

Here is one of the songs that Maia would have sung at her preschool program, had it not been canceled due to COVID exposure.

permalink | 2 comments

 

You are currently viewing every post from a specific month and day across history. Posts are in chronological order with the oldest at the top. On the front page, the newest post is at the top. The entire URI! Zone is © 1996 - 2022 by Brian Uri!. Please see the About page for further information.

Jump to Top
Jump to the Front Page


December 2013
SMTWHFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
OLD POSTS
Old News Years J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
J F M A M J
J A S O N D
visitors since November 2003