The six weeks of incessant gift-idea Best Buy commercials finally hit the airwaves last week -- What took you guys so long!?
-- which means it's time for C-Notes to start (and then, with any luck, stop) talking about holiday gift ideas.
If you haven't picked up a humor magazine at your local newsstand recently, you may remember Cracked
as the drunk-and-disorderly step-second-cousin to Mad
, sort of like Spin
is to Rolling Stone
. But since you last checked in, Cracked
has become a reliable source for assorted laugh-till-you-snort pieces. Check out the magazine's way-off-kilter list of the 50 Most Baffling Toys From Around the World. It's not for the light-of-heart, with selections including a Japanese God-Jesus robot and Russian hermaphrodite baby dolls. But it will make someone in your life laugh. Hard. -- D.X. Ferris