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Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

SUPERIOR! A new Spider-Man is slinging webs around the Marvel Universe and we're unloading tons of coverage all day!

NOW I HAVE A MACHINE GUN! Take's X-Mas movie quote quiz!

THE OUTAGE OF 2012! Remember when Netflix was down on Christmas Eve and your life lost all meaning? Well according to the NY Daily News, Netflix says it was all Amazon's fault!

...the issue was the result of an outage at an Amazon Web Services' cloud computing center in Virginia and started at about 12:30 p.m. PST (2030 GMT) on Monday and was fully restored before 8:00 a.m. PST Tuesday morning, although streaming was available for most users by 11:00 p.m. PST on Monday.

The event marks the latest in a series of outages from Amazon Web Services, with one occurring in April of last year that knocked out such sites as Reddit and Foursquare.

A COMIC BOOK PRESIDENT! GeekSugar counts down President Obama's top comic book moments ever!

MR. ROGERS SAVES EVERYTHING! Mental Floss takes a look at how Mr. Rogers helped in a battle for technology and copyright infringement.

On one hand, you had Jack Valenti, the head of the Motion Picture Association of America, yelling about the “savagery and ravages” of the VCR, and comparing its effect on his industry to that of the Boston Strangler on a woman home alone. On the other you had the testimony from TV’s genial kids’ show host Mr. Rogers. Defending the VCR, he said:

“I have always felt that with the advent of all of this new technology that allows people to tape the ‘Neighborhood’ off-the-air … they then become much more active in the programming of their family’s television life. Very frankly, I am opposed to people being programmed by others. My whole approach in broadcasting has always been ‘You are an important person just the way you are. You can make healthy decisions’ … I just feel that anything that allows a person to be more active in the control of his or her life, in a healthy way, is important.”


'Til tomorrow, gang!