Monday, December 26, 2011

A list for Boxing Day

Historians are divided on the true meaning of Boxing Day. It could be the day when maidservants took boxes of gifts back to their families, released for a day from the toil of service. Or it could be the day when relatives unleashed the frustrations of each other's company with some bouts over the leftover turkey.

Since Downton Abbey gave us few answers on this point, I decided to go for the first interpretation and made a list of virtual boxes for you to give to family members that you might see today. Remember nonliners don't know what you're doing while you read this on your smartphone, they don't think you're being sociable, they think you're just tapping away on that small machine. So why not tempt them into the world of the web with one of these 26:
  • Recipes for cocktails and cake
  • Celebrities
  • TV shows
  • How-to videos
  • Protest movements
  • Songs
  • Family history
  • Kittens
  • Your friends and family
  • Space (as in stars and stuff, not decluttering)
  • Courses
  • Videos of people trying to park
  • The whole world's knowledge (and when they spot a mistake in Wikipedia, show them how to edit)
  • Free software
  • Maps
  • News and comment
  • Banks, services, comparison sites 
  • Health information 
  • Games
  • Museums
  • Your house on Streetview
  • Learn about different cultures
  • Start your own business advice
  • Dogs dressed in Christmas outfits
  • DIY forums - actually, forums about anything
  • Pictures of places where they used to live. 
Remember: don't mention Twitter or Facebook and don't get your uncle signed up to any racist communities. If he ends up in jail by next Christmas, you'll get the blame. 

Happy Boxing Day!

1 comment:

awoodvine said...

Nice list! Happy Boxing Day.