12th November, 9:54 am Nov 12th

Weblogger south, Weblogger north! Come hear my tale of Christmas glee... Which this year shall be much in rhyme (I'm sorry and please bear with me...)

A mount so high it touches space; Within: a massive darkened cave, Wherein a sharp and pointy race Of tiny elves has been enslaved...

And in the centre, Mrs Claus - A tower of computer might (And built for no apparent cause) Stands passive in the candlelight.

Beside her there's a silhouette A disconnected robot form Who waits each year for holidays The chance to serve and be reborn.

But then, what's this? The Yule alarm!? A klaxxon sounds throughout the lair And with a twitch, the robot's arm Thrusts holly fistfuls in the air!

He stands, a monster, next the flames That every year before hath burned. And lo! His robot voice proclaims That [SECRET SANTA HAS RETURNED](http://www.thinkblank.com/santa2003/)!

This was posted on Wednesday 12th November, 2003 at 9:54 am Pacific.

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