Jewish date: 24 Kislew 5770 (Parashath Wayyeshev).
Worthy causes of the day: “Tell Walmart: Post Seafood Warnings! - The Petition Site”, “DemocracyForAmerica.com » Enough is Enough”, “ONE | Copenhagen: STOP DANGEROUS DOUBLE COUNTING”, “Take Action: Stop Sudan's Arms Flow | Save Darfur”, “Tell Reid and Obama: Stop begging and start breaking arms to get real health reform.”, “Don't Wait for Copenhagen” and “Take Action | Oceana North America: Help Stop Ocean Acidification”.
Today’s news and commentary:
Random Story Generator, which generates a brief outline for a Christian speculative novel. Here is an example of its work:
This is a time travel story about a foreigner (or alien) who wants to find his or her family but is prevented from doing so by robots gone mad bent on silencing opposition to a dastardly plan. God has designs on our hero, however. He wants to teach him/her that He is a God of hope, a lesson he/she resists. In the end, through our hero's negligence and the intervention of snails, the allies cement their bond through a treaty.
This is better than at least 50% of the films they make fun of on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Enjoy, share the weirdness, Shabbath shalom, and happy Ḥanukkah.