As always, there's a ton of good Lightning Deals if you've got the patience/luck. Deals today include LEGO Star Wars, Disney Infinity, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sookie Stackhouse books, and more.
The Deal of the Day is on the Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Compact Canister Vacuum Cleaner for $179 (55% off). That's over $100 cheaper than other sellers.
The second DotD is on Rockport Men's Shoes at 50% off or more.
And the third DotD is on the Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse with Adjustable Weight Tuning for $39.99 (43% off, about $25 off other deals).
The Kindle Daily Deal offers $1.99 copies of books that became hit movies, including Midnight Cowboy, I Am Legend, A Passage to India, and more. The same page also has Chris Kluwe's Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies for $2.99, and is totally worth it.
There's a massive Blu-Ray sale, with literally hundreds of movies on sale for 50-75% off. Notable choices here include Moneyball, X-Men First Class, Limitless, A Christmas Story, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Fargo, Taken, Kill Bill, Harry Potter, Machete, The Illusionist, and more. Basically, if you like a genre, it's represented here (and you can filter on the sidebar).
There's also a one-day sale on Marvel Animated Hits, with 43-50% off on a bunch of things ranging from the Phineas and Ferb Mission Marvel DVD to the recent X-Men and Avengers to the '90s Iron Man and Fantastic Four sets.
Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection on Blu-Ray is $55.99 (63% off).
On Blu-Ray, Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series is $22.98 (74% off), and Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series is $19.99 (78% off).
Also on Blu-Ray, Dollhouse Season 1 is $10.49 (74% off), and Dollhouse Season 2 is $11.49 (81% off).
Joining the Hitchcock deals from yesterday, Alfred Hitchcock: The Classic Collection (with Rebecca, Notorious, and Spellbound) is $14.96 (75% off).
On DVD, the Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection (with The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, and Duck Soup) is $25.99 (57% off), and really belongs in every collection.
And for people who really want a head start, you can pre-order the Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital edition of Frozen for $24.99 (44% off).
In toys, the LEGO City Train Station is $37.49 (25% off, but actually over $30 cheaper than other sellers, since most are selling it for above list).
And finally, if you're willing to share your wishlist on Facebook, Amazon will give you $5 off a $35 order. Note that the credit will only last until December 15.
For the first three days of the Whatever Shopping Guide 2013, I’ve let authors and creators tell you about their work. Today is different: Today is Fan Favorites day, in which fans, admirers and satisfied customers share with you a few of their favorite things — and you can share some of your favorite things as well. This is a way to discover some cool stuff from folks like you, and to spread the word about some of the things you love.
Fans: Here’s how to post in this thread. Please follow these directions!
1. Fans only: That means that authors and creators may not post about their own work in this thread (they may post about other people’s work, if they are fans). There are already existing threads for traditionally-published authors, non-traditionally published authors, and for other creators. Those are the places to post about your own work, not here.
2. Individually created and completed works only, please. Which is to say, don’t promote things like a piece of hardware you can find at Sears, shoes from Foot Locker, or a TV you got at Wal-Mart. Focus on things created by one person or a small group: Music CDs, books, crafts and such. Things that you’ve discovered and think other people should know about, basically. Do not post about works in progress, even if they’re posted publicly elsewhere. Remember that this is supposed to be a gift guide, and that these are things meant to be given to other people. So focus on things that are completed and able to be sold of shared.
3. One post per fan. In that post, you can list whatever creations you like, from more than one person if you like, but allow me to suggest you focus on newer stuff. Note also that the majority of Whatever’s readership is in the US/Canada, so I suggest focusing on things available in North America.
4. Keep your description of the work brief (there will be a lot of posts, I’m guessing) and entertaining. Imagine the person is in front of you as you tell them about the work and is interested but easily distracted.
5. You may include a link to a sales site if you like by using standard HTML link scripting. Be warned that if you include too many links (typically three or more) your post may get sent to the moderating queue. If this happens, don’t panic: I’ll be going in through the day to release moderated posts. Note that posts will occasionally go into the moderation queue semi-randomly; Don’t panic about that either.
6. Comment posts that are not about fans promoting work they like will be deleted, in order to keep the comment thread useful for people looking to find interesting gifts.
Got it? Excellent. Now: Geek out and tell us about cool stuff you love — and where we can get it too.
...Look at it, so well behaved. I hope they realise Sea Monkeys can't keep this up for very long.
OUP, WHAT are you doing? Are you honestly going to let in this little rascal, with all your nice tippy coffee cups everywhere, papers to spill on, computers to hack?
I guess so. Well, I can't decide if the OUP staff are very, very brave or TERRIBLY NAIVE. Be warned. They are documenting what is sure to be their downfall on Twitter as @OUPChildrens, under the #Seawigs hashtag. Please ring the police or the nearest zoo to Oxford if you see it getting too messy.
Oh, and you can also knit your own Sea Monkey ...but that would be downright irresponsible.
Sick of being sick. Everybody is sick, and it keeps lingering and coughing and snotting and tireding and just ugh. I’ve had about 10 cold-free days since late October and whinge whinge snivel complain.
Furthermore, my thinks to do list looks like this:
Thinks to do:
- ALL THE THINKS
(x-posted from The Essential Kit)
- Wed, 12:30: RT @BuzzFeedUK: Ben "Bad Science" Goldacre's letter to The Times is pretty amazing http://t.co/rJO1jpl76w
- Wed, 12:34: RT @griffinkate: New tantrum, I mean blog post from me: Don't tell me not to run in the station. http://t.co/I36LklTsAV
- Wed, 14:05: RT @AcmeDarryl: A page from my book on the 2008 financial crisis. If these stats don't shock you, then what's wrong with you http://t.co/LH…
- Wed, 15:07: RT @bat020: Cordelia Fine picks apart that sex difference and brain wiring story that's been doing the rounds. http://t.co/DPkFPrmXyz
- Wed, 15:45: RT @RestartProject: We're looking for somebody who wants to make comix with us - obviously on the geeky side but not overly so. We'd love y…
- Wed, 21:39: RT @Dr_Ellie: I'm sad to say that at my NHS practice if we have a patient who has unexplained symptoms, we have started asking if they can …
- Thu, 01:14: RT @HadleyFreeman: Pathetic that nearly all the front pages are "Nigella took coke" and not the FAR worse "Saatchi strangled me bc I wasn't…