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There's good news and bad news


First the bad news. No picks of the week today, due to it being Christmas Eve.

Now the good news. According to my confidential source up at the North Pole (who works at the hot chocolate dispensary in the grotto), a few short minutes ago, dozen's of near-frozen elves returned from a night's hard digging over at runway 3, where Santa's little helpers have worked tirelessly, clearing the way for this year's take-off.


Thanks to the miracles of modern technology (and the good folks at NORAD and Google), we can now keep tabs on the portly philanthropist as he makes his way around the world at super-duper speed*.

If you think you made it onto the nice list this year, and you'd like to watch his progress, click on the banner above to follow the cunningly disguised GPS transmitter, hidden in Rudolf's nose. 

Take-off is at 6:00am (US/Eastern).

Don't stay up too late.



* for the technically-minded, that's even faster than MACH 124! 




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peadarog
Dec. 24th, 2010 11:42 am (UTC)
Dammit, why isn't he here yet?
jongibbs
Dec. 24th, 2010 11:55 am (UTC)
Don't worry, Peadar. Your lump of coal will be delivered, don't you worry ;)
peadarog
Dec. 24th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
In this weather, that's all I want! In fact, two lumps would be better!
jongibbs
Dec. 24th, 2010 11:59 am (UTC)
We haven't had any snow over here yet, though it's early days.
peadarog
Dec. 24th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Well, this is the heaviest snow I seen in Ireland in my lifetime. By far.
jongibbs
Dec. 27th, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
I spoke too soon. We've had about 15-18" here over the last 24 hours :(
peadarog
Dec. 27th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
Oops, well, you best apologise to Thor right away...
jongibbs
Dec. 27th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Can't wait for the Thor. I'll have to shovel the drive myself :(
ailsa_cf
Dec. 24th, 2010 12:18 pm (UTC)
This is about the 3rd Christmas where we've known about this website - I like watching the videos in the different places.
jongibbs
Dec. 24th, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
It's a lovely idea. Whoever thought of it sould get a raise :)
asakiyume
Dec. 24th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
Just so long as DEFCON doesn't move to high alert, we're good :-)
jongibbs
Dec. 24th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
Lol, quite right :)
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jongibbs
Dec. 24th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
Re: MACH 124!
Thanks, Sue, and back at ya! :)
snapes_angel
Dec. 24th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
That's the best news since Santa dusted off his TARDIS last year for the start of his 2010 deliveries.
jongibbs
Dec. 24th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
:)
bogwitch64
Dec. 24th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)




to you and all yours, Jon!
jongibbs
Dec. 24th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
'Tis the season to be sparkly :)
careann.wordpress.com
Dec. 24th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
What fun for the youngsters! I hope you have a joy-filled Christmas, Jon.
jongibbs
Dec. 24th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
You too, Carol :)
p_m_cryan
Dec. 24th, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
As the daughter of a US Air Force bloke and aerospace engineer, I love tracking Santa on NORAD.

Happy merry everything, Jon. Much love to thee and thine.
jongibbs
Dec. 24th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Patty, and a Merry Christmas to you too :)
j_cheney
Dec. 25th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
Happy Christmas!
jongibbs
Dec. 25th, 2010 10:16 am (UTC)
Thanks, and to you too :)
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