Just some quick notes for a Sunday after a big holiday:
I heard that "Bad Universe" will air on Discovery Asia and Discovery Channel in New Zealand and Australia starting Sunday January 16 at 7:30 p.m. Just so's you know. Check your local listings, etc. etc.
As the end of the year approaches, a lot of people like to give money to charities since it's tax deductible. Tech Skeptic has a great list of secular charities for your perusal if things like this bug you as much as they do me.
If you live in Europe, north Africa, and western Asia, you get to see a partial solar eclipse on January 4th!