THE DOCTOR IS IN: The excellent BBC Doctor Who website is excellently not geo-blocked, so before the Doctor Who Christmas Special on Boxing Day (see page 64), a “minisode” and a trailer are available for your perusal.
JUST LEGO: Need some inspiration for the holidays? creativebloq.com has compiled 30 awesome Lego art designs, including Obama’s 2009 inauguration in Lego, a working harpsichord and, for the Firefly geek in the family, a replica of the spaceship Serenity.
HOUSE WORK: Missing House? In seven short minutes, you’ll be right back there with this beautifully edited homage that includes clips from all 177 episodes. It only took the creator two months.
HOBBITON LOOKS GOOD ON YOU: American comedian and host of The Colbert Report Stephen Colbert is a massive Tolkien nerd, and he had a whole Hobbit-themed week recently; here’s the episode with Ian McKellen (Gandalf); and Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins).
GIRLS CRUSH: Lena Dunham’s postmodern comedy Girls captures a zeitgeist you may have to be a twentysomething American college graduate to understand. Nevertheless, it’s startlingly brave and up-front. Here’s the season two trailer (begins in January on SoHo).
NEW WORLD ORDER: There are so many conspiracies out there; how to keep up to date with them all? Auckland academic and researcher Matthew Dentith explains a new one every week on bFM’s Conspiracy Corner, which is available as a podcast here. Although it could be a conspiracy.