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Happy Festivus From the Rest of Us at All Things Digital

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The massive newsgathering operation that is All Things Digital is winding down for the holiday, as staffers head off to the comforts of home, family and friends. Here’s hoping all of you are headed in the same direction. News willing, the site will be quiet for Christmas, but back in action on Boxing Day. Until then, enjoy some festive downtime.

And we mean, of course, Festivus, the fantastic holiday created by George Costanza’s father on “Seinfeld,” which actually takes place on December 23 (but we are claiming it anyway).

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus