Specifically, it's that time of the year when you start hearing the silly "news" reports about Christmas-related things that either are not important:
- How much would those 12 days of Christmas gifts cost? ($78,100, or a little over £100*)
- Was the Star of Bethlehem a supernova? (possibly) And when did it appear exactly? (most think 6 BC - yes, Christ was born 6 years before Christ) -
- Exactly how much oil would you need to keep a lamp burning for eight nights? (Beats me)
- Exactly what disease did Tiny Tim (the Dickens character, not the singer) have that could've been cured by an infusion of money?
Well, I think I' off to have a glass of milk.
*Yes, I'm kidding - it's actually £39, 481.78 (by today's exchange rate of $1.97813 to the pound) - but the way the dollar is faring it sure seems like it, doesn't it?