Looks like it’s going to be a “Mid Day Distraction” kind of day.
What a stunning woman. LURVE the sparklies in her hair! Via.
Hysterical. Via TPM.
As children across the world wait for a visit from Santa Claus this evening, First Lady Michelle Obama will help track Santa’s path as part of the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command annual tradition for children.
The First Lady’s office says that Mrs. Obama will surprise children callers from across America by answering calls for the “Tracks Santa” program, run by NORAD since 1958 – first exclusively by phone and then on the internet starting in 1998.
When NORAD receives a call from a child they will direct them to Mrs. Obama. When she is asked for Santa’s location she will consult the NORAD Santa Route Schedule to answer the child caller’s query.
The website receives millions of hits and the live Operations Center is staffed by 1,200 volunteers each year in the lead-up to Christmas morning.
Here’s the phone number to call in-
Call or Email the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center for Santa’s current location
Call: Within US: (877) HI NORAD / (877) 446-6723
International: +1 (719) 556-5211 (Cost may be incurred)
Hearing Impaired should contact their service provider.
Nothing celebrates the birth of baby Jesus like shooting the stuffing out of a Santa pinata.
May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you now and throughout the new year, right guys? So much for being “Christian”.
Need a holiday gift for the person who has everything? Or can’t afford anything? How about a hilarious book-0′-satire?
The following comes via my pal, mentor, secret lover… What? No. I kid. But Cliff Schecter is an accomplished author, pundit, political consultant, and all around good guy who highly recommends this:
… Bruce Kluger, satirist extraordinaire of NPR, USA Today, etc. has written (with David Slavin) an updated 2010 version of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. [...]
[T]he Claus family has become yet the latest, desperate victims of Corporate America, who must do whatever it takes to survive our economic mess:
Early this morning, Santa Claus, the jolly icon of the holidays and legendary symbol of Christmas for more than 970 years, was asked to step down from his position as chief manufacturer and distributor of holiday toys and merriment. The announcement was made by a spokesman for GigantiCorp, the private equity firm that acquired Santa’s Workshop earlier this year in a historic leveraged buyout.
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