bow-ties, like real bow ties that you tie on, especially ones with patterns or polka-dots, are cool
2 terabyte hard drive for cheap received!
a magical easily-obtainable driver’s license for wifefriend Lynae
accordion (note: a very complicated choice that I’d really like to make myself… at some point in the future)
this toy caveman is pretty awesome, and is all of $7 (for the thrifty present-giver)Although… you know, as long as I’m mentioning it here, the toy manufacturer (Papo) makes a really great Plesiosaurus and Allosaurus, too. I have their Oviraptor and it’s top-notch. Consider it mentioned.
iPhone 4, for better or for worse, cf. “I must have the iPhone 4 […] I need the one with more gee-bees”
iPhone-to-FM transmitter, car mount, case that can safely get run over by a car
a new comforter — because apparently 5 years should have been considered a good run
Better Internet – we’re considering a local Wireless ISP (WISP) named MonkeyBrains.net that requires an up-front investment for an antenna. We’re still deciding on this one, and it’s not glamorous, but an upgrade from 3M/b download to 30M/b for less per month is a heck of a win-win.
The Secret Museum Of Mankind, Vol. 5 – you know how often I go for physical CD media, so this better be special. Indeed it is — I have the first 4 in the series, and they’re amazing, but for whatever reason this is missing from the Internet and thus my collection.Check out this 1939 track from South Africa, from the only recording studio in sub-Saharan Africa at the time, and the origin of the melody for “Lion Sleeps Tonight”:
[audio:Solomon Lindas Original Evening Birds – Mbube (South Africa).mp3]
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