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Happy Holidays

We here at CoffeeBear.net wish you and yours a happy & safe holiday season.

Also our good friends1 over at Aperature Science wish you a Happy <Holiday Name Here>.

The video currently playing over at Aperature Science is a nice holiday gesture and heavily loaded with easter eggs. The ones I noticed were:

  • The presents under the Christmas tree are all orange boxes.
  • The gnome on the fireplace is from Half-Life2.
  • There’s a crowbar leaning up against the fireplace.
  • There’s a turret from Portal lurking in the shadows.
  • The “boxes” on the right are all ammo boxes from Half-Life.
  • The stockings hanging from the fireplace all have logos from various games by Valve.
  • The ornaments on the tree are characters from Team Fortress 2.
  • The sign above the fireplace is a parody of the signs in Portal.

And that’s all I noticed, leave a comment if you find more. ­čÖé

1 No, I don’t personally know anybody who works for Valve Software. I just really enjoyed playing Portal.

Happy Easter!


BTW, the EB hates you!

Heroes and Villians (and a Happy New Year)

Spiderman

Happy New Year!

And since I don’t have a proper post written up to entertain you; here’s some quiz fun.

Your results:
You are Spider-Man

Spider-Man
85%
Superman
70%
Green Lantern
70%
Hulk
65%
The Flash
60%
Robin
58%
Catwoman
55%
Supergirl
51%
Iron Man
45%
Wonder Woman
36%
Batman
30%
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.


Click here to take the “Which Superhero are you?” quiz…

Your results:
You are Mr. Freeze

Mr. Freeze
75%
The Joker
73%
Two-Face
69%
Dr. Doom
68%
Venom
61%
Lex Luthor
60%
Riddler
60%
Green Goblin
57%
Apocalypse
56%
Magneto
56%
Kingpin
53%
Dark Phoenix
51%
Juggernaut
49%
Poison Ivy
49%
Catwoman
45%
Mystique
33%
You are cold and you think everyone else should be also, literally.


Click here to take the Supervillain Personality Quiz

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Halloween Recap

At work, we had a massive potluck and I definitely won’t be packing a lunch next time we have a potluck. I’m used to potlucks where most people bring desserts and you have to bring your own “meal”. Yesterday’s potluck had the expected massive table of desserts but people also brought in 2 kinds of chili, 2 kinds of stew, roast beef, potato salad, a veggie tray, crackers and cheese.

At home, we weren’t sure what to expect for trick-or-treaters as this is our first Halloween in the new house. I’d talked to a neighbor and he said to expect something like 50-80 kids. We bought 2 large bags of candy and had some Halloween toys from previous years. Naively, we thought this would be enough. And perhaps it would have been if we only got 50-80 kids, but we actually got somewhere between 100-120 kids1! Still our goodies held out until about 7:45PM and trick-or-treating officially ended at 8:00PM; so we didn’t do too badly.

Overall, the kids were polite and it was a fun evening. Especially since I was lazy and let Ariesna do all the running around to get the candy to the kids2. However there were a couple of downers during the evening; for one, there were several kids who stood on the porch looking in their bags after getting their treats asking what they’d been given. What the heck is up with that? Sure, Ariesna was tossing some toys in with the candy but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what they were. Especially if they wait until they get home and really look over their loot. I probably wouldn’t have minded it much, but most of them doing it were the older kids who were probably borderline too old to be trick-or-treating anyway. So it was really ticking me off.

1 My wife has the exact number, but I forgot what she said it was.
2 I wasn’t entirely lazy, I spent about half the night trying to get a a fire blazing in the fireplace.

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