December 7, 2009: Kepler: This year, I'm doing all of my Christmas shopping on the internet. Al: How's that working out for you so far? Kepler: Eight hours of surfing. No finished shopping. Al: Not much to buy on Boing Boing, is there?
December 9, 2009: Kepler: What do you want for Christmas, KHAN? KHAN: The box set of "Terminator" movies. They help me to plan for the coming humanless future. Kepler: Rrright... how about a Zhu Zhu Pet instead? KHAN: I ask for killer cyborgs and you offer robotic rodents? Not much of a trade.
December 11, 2009: Kepler: What do you want for Christmas, Dana? Dana: A simple and inexpensive present, picked out by hand from an intereseting store by someon who thinks of gift-giving as an exercise in personal relationships, not an act of obligation. Kepler: So... no gift cards? Dana: No.