Jewish date: 6 Ṭeveth 5770 (Parashath Wayyiggash).
Today’s quasi-holiday: Festivus.
Worthy causes of the day: “Libel reform campaign petition statement”, “We Need A Hero | Progressive Change Campaign Committee”, “MoveOn.org Political Action: Sign the petition”, and “Stop New Mining Near the Grand Canyon - The Petition Site”.
Image of Festivus, including the aluminum Festivus pole, via WikipediaToday’s weird thing is Rubik's Touchcube, which is an electronic version of Rubik’s Cube. This strikes
me as pointless, given that the original Cube worked just fine without batteries and glowing lights. My brother Barry acquired one cheap recently, and he complains that only the top slice can be turned, and furthermore, unlike the original Cube, this one can freeze up. (Those familiar with Festivus can chalk me mentioning this up to “airing of grievances”. Solving the Touchcube may be considered a “feat of strength”.) Enjoy, share the weirdness, and happy Festivus.