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Geek Christmas Ornaments

I’m trying to get in the Christmas spirit, but haven’t had much luck lately.

Oddly enough, these geeky little Christmas ornaments may have helped perk up the spirits a bit, considering I have actually had two of them dangle from my own tree.

Yep, Newscoma has the Captain Kirk and Dr. Spock ornaments.

It seems, there are ornaments for all sorts of gamers out there too.

Everything from the old-school NES

to the Wii can dangle from your Douglas Fir.

And who needs fruit cake (even an inflatable fruit cake) when there are sushi ornaments available.

Toxel the full list of 14 unusual Christmas ornaments

Rock Band The Beatles Version

I have about as much musical ability as the average doorknob.

As a child, my grandmother taught me how to peck out a few beginner tunes on a piano. I’m sure I drove her nuts because once I learned them my goal became to see just how fast I could blaze through them note for note instead of actually counting the time.

With the introduction of Guitar Hero to my home, I learned that the pinky on my left hand is apparently not connected to my brain. For as soon as I advanced beyond the beginner phase of the game, I could not command my tiniest finger to strike the keys when called upon. FAIL!

I didn’t even try to jump in and play Rock Band when it arrived at my homestead at Christmas since there was no plastic recorder to butcher play. No vocal skills, no rhythm, and already a failure at guitar, I opted to not humiliate myself in front of the nieces and nephews.

Now I’ve learned via the LA Times music blog Pop & Hiss that the upcoming version of Rock Band will feature The Beatles. With several fans of their music at my address, I’m guessing I’ll be hearing the nieces’ adaptations of tunes from The White Album ASAP.

Here’s a Beatles trailer¬† from the Rock Band web site for the for the Sept. 9, 2009 release of the Beatles game.

And for those suddenly¬† jonesing for an online version of one of the games, I’ve previously written about online Guitar Hero.