The Vox Box archive for Nov. 2008

SUNDAY, NOV. 30, 2008

The Ultimate Suckish Christmas Presents 

Chances the average reader is urged to come up with a Christmas list as soon as Thanksgiving ends.So I present to you the ultimate list of Christmas gifts for friends, family, and people you don't particularly like.1. The Slanket It looks like a fuzzy monk...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 29, 2008

Looking good...

There are many days that I wake up and wish that I didn't have to pop in my contacts - for some that day has already come.I was shocked to hear about a new medical procedure - implantable contact lenses. (But the FDA prefers them...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 2008

(Stinkin' cold!) Art of the Week...

In celebration of our new little bout of snow, we're looking into how some artistic college students view the weather - and show some love to their "favorite Italian plumber"...Stuffmagazine.com shows engineering and computer science students at New Jersey Institute of Technology making a "wonderfully...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 27, 2008


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2008

What's hitting the shelves next week?...

Since we're all such smart cookies here at the VOX, I thought it would be of interest to periodically post some bright-n-shiny upcoming publishing dates! (I just know we've got some Barnes & Noble nerds here...) Plus, a lil' added bonus, there's a link giving...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2008

Elf Ourselves

Another quality posting from JibJab. I found this last year, and figured it would help get us in the holiday, okay Christmas, spirit. Featuring our own Alec Jones, Rae Farmer, Mariah Hanley, Steven Cash, and Erin Daniels. Enjoy. They are hilarious to make, too!Send your...

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Question of the Day...

I'm sitting here in the computer lab at school, absolutely bored out of my gourd...I have a Debate Class next period, and we will be discussing an interesting question (while we PARTY! Yeah, baby...). I thought I'd present the same question to all of you...

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MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2008

Quotes of the Week

Quote 1:Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude. E.P. PowellWhat do you do on Thanksgiving? Any cool traditions? How do you include gratitude in...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 23, 2008

Bond...James Bond

Quantam of Solace is an action-packed, suspensful thrill of a movie inviting fresh faces and well-known favorites to the screen.The setting quickly switches among famous cities as Bond dodges enemies and performs undercover work.Unlike Casino Royale, this case is somewhat personal to Bond. Throughout the...

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Recipes of the Week

I do remember- I promised all you squirrels a peanut butter week. So here you go. Recipe 1: Skippy Quick CookiesRecipe is here. Recipe 2: Nutty Breakfast RollsFor those of you (Rae…) who like waffles with peanut butter, try these as a variation!Recipe is here....

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SATURDAY, NOV. 22, 2008

If we are what we eat...

One thing to think about around the holidays that might be very offending to religious meat eaters; what exactly is in our meat? A cow in nature would naturally produce eight gallons of milk a day, but hormones on non-organic dairy farms can make a...

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A different side of Jolie?...

When the tabloid-war for a spread of the new Pitt-Jolie twins gets rough, Angelina gets negotiating. While planning the debut of summer photos and an interview, The NY Times reports that Jolie did more than simply seek the $14 million recieved for the prints -...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 21, 2008

Oh how hard they fall...

Here is our shallow post of the day...As we previously discussed, People magazine announced their latest candidate for "Sexiest Man Alive..." Hugh Jackman. In celebration of the annual event, MSN news has a "Sunken Dreamboats" slideshow, highlighting previous winners then and now... Gulp... And a...

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Countdown to turkey!...

Yesterday marked the * 1 week * countdown to Thanksgiving Day! As the population mentally and physically prepares for some monumental eating - enjoy some festive comics from funnyman Mark Parisi's website - Off The Mark. (get it...Mark?) :)How do you prepare for Turkey-Day?

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THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2008



Wanna buy Dad a beer? You can in Wisconsin

From the New York Times...By DIRK JOHNSONPublished: November 15, 2008EDGERTON, Wis. — When a 15-year-old comes into Wile-e’s bar looking for a cold beer, the bartender, Mike Whaley, is happy to serve it up — as long as a parent is there to give permission.“If...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2008


Celebrating the 6-Piece...

"There was no better way to celebrate [their] 25th anniversary...than by embracing these fans and inviting them to share their passion with others." Sounds like an ode to a rock god, or even a proud dedication to an artist...nope. This love is all about McNuggets....

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MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2008

Quotes of the Week

Quote 1:You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view--until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. Said by Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper LeeQuote is here. What do you think...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 16, 2008

Recipes of the Week

Tofu went over quite well last week, so all 3 recipes this week include tofu. Recipe 1: Sesame TreatRecipe is here.Recipe 2: Japanese Tofu SaladRecipe is here. Recipe 3: Tofu and Rice Stuffed Peppers Recipe is here.

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SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 2008

Serious life lessons...

Oddly enough, this food weblog caused me to laugh until I was convinced that all control of my tear ducts had been lost...-...almost life-threatening. Maybe it was the name: A Hamburger Today; Burgers. With Ketchup, Mustard - and Opinion.Or maybe the greeting it offers as...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 14, 2008

THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 2008

No communion for Obama voters

A Catholic priest in South Carolina wrote and distributed a letter to his parishioners stating "they are putting their souls at risk if they take Holy Communion before doing penance for their vote [for Obama]." His reasoning? Obama is "pro-abortion" and no true Catholic would...

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