Best HistorY: sepia Santa Claus
Santa Claus–aka Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle or simply “Santa” –is a historical and legendary figure in folklore who in western culture is described as bringing gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Although–the legend may have its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of Saint Nicholas — the modern depiction of Santa Claus as a set jolly man (or elf) wearing a red coat and trousers with white cuffs and collar, and black leather belt and boots became popular in the United States in the 19th century due to the significant influence of caricaturist and political cartoonist Thomas Nast (along with a Mr Clement Moore)…. This Thomas Nast “image” of Santa has been maintained and reinforced through song, radio, television, and films.
The American version of Santa lives in the far north–in the land of perpetual snow aka The North Pole…*
Best Santa Track: Satellite on Santa
Our sources tell us that “Norad” in Colorado Springs will be “tracking Santa” again this year….(“A Dashing–and a Dotting–through the snow–GPS style !”)
pictured above: Renee Ashley Baker’s Sony Vaio Micro PC with XP Professional (also comes with Windows Vista). This portable notebook comes with 1GB memory, 2 built-in webcams, and wireless WAN and Bluetooth. (I bought mine at the Sony Style Store in Washington DC).
Best Security Eye:
pictured above: Renee Ashley Baker’s Cineflex Home Security Camera to keep an eye on the mansion….
Best Veggamatic or… The Anti-Santa Drops In ?
pictured above: Best Tiger Team
Hack, Slice and Dice aka “The Tiger Team”
Renee Ashley Baker
Don’t need a new veggamatic you say? Well–you ain’t gettin one fellas. Hack, Slice and Dice is yours on Christmas Day and you don’t want to turn it down….
Synopsis: They’re called “The Tiger Team” and their specialty is “breaking into places”–for pay–and with the full consent of the owner! (That’s right!) The Tiger Team has broken into banks, international airports, Fortune 500 companies, and they always, always, get away–scott free–with “da loot”. How do they do it? Well–
Hack (the white pant slick as a cucumber computer hacker Chris) does the ‘physical assessment”. Which–in laymen’s terms means — he “cases the joint” (and he does it in broad open day light!).
Slice (the McGyver like Luke) is the “wireman”–the electrician–and he attaches things like “wireless access points” to servers and attaches mini-cameras (aka pin cameras) to alarm key pads (and he does it all under the nose of company employees!).
Dice (He’s Ryan– the “plumber” on the team) he dices–er, I mean he picks–door locks, wall safes, windows, car doors. If you name it — he can break into it!…. (The great Claude Rains himself would be impressed with this guy! )
To believe them you’ve got to see them–in action. In the first episode, to air Christmas night, The Tiger Team steal a million dollar “Lotus” out of an automobile show room. ( They leave a note attached to the car that’s hilarious!)…. I’ve been watching “Court TV” for years. View: “The Tiger Team”, on Court TV, December 25, 2007. Check your local listings for time….
special thanks : www courttv.com
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