Monthly Archive: December 2011

What’s Your “Fever”? 0

What’s Your “Fever”?

        The origins of “Fever”   The idea for the song was presented to Otis Blackwell by an old friend, Eddie Cooley. Blackwell said: “Eddie Cooley was a friend of mine from...

Claus-trophobia: Why do some kids fear Santa? 0

Claus-trophobia: Why do some kids fear Santa?

Seventeen-month-old Siria Pirone reacts as she sits with a Santa Claus for a photo at a mall in Toronto on Friday December 10, 2010. The perennial Christmas tradition for parents to pose their children...

‘Dear Santa, please can you make me prettier than my best friend?’ The funny, moving and downright cheeky letters sent to Father Christmas 0

‘Dear Santa, please can you make me prettier than my best friend?’ The funny, moving and downright cheeky letters sent to Father Christmas

The Norwegian postal ­service receives more than 30,000 letters and postcards addressed to Santa Claus every year. Some letters are comical, some sad, some hopeful and some greedy – or just curious about the...

If Santa replied to his letters: Dear Santa. . . 0

If Santa replied to his letters: Dear Santa. . .

Dear Santa, I wud like a kool toy space ranjur for Xmas. Iv ben good boy all yeer. YeR FReND,BiLLy Dear Billy, Nice spelling. You’re on your way to being a career lawncare specialist....

The Stop Online Piracy Act and You (SOPA) 0

The Stop Online Piracy Act and You (SOPA)

The Stop Online Piracy Act and You: A Primer I’m a world-class nerd. But that doesn’t mean I understand the nuts and bolts of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), an internet censorship bill...