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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

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whatever: The 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time

by Ken Newquist / December 5, 2004

Scalzi gives a fictional rundown of the worst holiday specials of all time, including a radio play by Ayn Rand (in which Santa "shrugs") and a lost Star Trek episode in which Santa is imprisoned by an evil computer. Written in an amusing, deadpan style that you can almost believe. Read the full story.

Stephenson, Jordan & Rand on Audible.com

by Ken Newquist / November 6, 2004

Time sing my praises for Audible.com again. What can I say -- sometimes I hit their site, see all the great titles they've added, and go into geek ecstasy. I guess that's just what happens when a company's hitting its stride (gee, when was the last time you felt that way about your friendly neighborhood government bureaucracy?).

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