Something's Missing...

You might be wondering what the heck is going on over here. Why do we think it's February 11th? Are we just taking random Thursdays off now?

In a world (wide web) where the 1996 Space Jam website still exists, I did not know it was possible for a month of posts to disappear. But disappear they did—hundreds of posts, thousands of comments, dozens of quizzes.

The good news? Certain entries have been "preserved" by this site. Never thought I'd say it, but I'm very thankful for their blatant plagiarism. Between that and our art director's RSS reader, we'll eventually be able to recreate some of the lost month. We'll start that process tonight. So it's not the end of the world, but it's incredibly frustrating for all involved.

("Good news" was probably a stretch.)

If we can get through tomorrow without some new technical difficulty taking us down—an admittedly big if—we'll try something new this weekend. Working! We've got great stuff ready to go provided another hole isn't torn in the Space Jam Continuum.

Fingers crossed, everybody. Thanks for sticking around.

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead

Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]


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