PROGRAMMING NOTE: Due to the holiday, I'll be posting a fresh Hot Clicks tomorrow, and then touching it up for Friday. In other words, if you're Christmas isn't complete until you read a brand new version of Hot Clicks, you may not have the best holiday. To submit a link for Hot Clicks, E-mail Andy Grayhere. If you have a comment or question for Jimmy Traina, you can E-mail him here.
By now, you've hopefully done your holiday shopping and have a good sense of the latest toys and gadgets on the market. If you happen to be in the reflective mood, Thunder Treats has an excellent list of the top 20 Christmas gifts (for boys) from the 1990s. All this list really made me want to do is go on eBay, buy an old school Gameboy with Tetris and not leave my apartment until I get 100 lines.
Ghost of Christmas Presents Past
Christmas gifts from the '90s
Just when you think no Dukes of Hazard related item can top Jessica Simpson's Daisy Duke outfit, along comes a General Lee made up of 4,342 scale model cars. Speaking of Simpson, Complex.com compiled her best bikini shots for your viewing pleasure.
Paging All Dukes of Hazzard Fans
Allen Iverson's classic quote makes up Part 2 of BroBible's comprehensive list of the decade's best catchphrases. They did a really good job as each one comes with a video so you can get the context of the quote. And in case you missed it, here's Part 1.
We Talkin' About Practice?!
After calling out Eagles fans for throwing snowballs at 49ers fans on Sunday, I got a bunch of hate mail from Philadelphians telling me how stupid I am. While I don't think I am stupid, I may have rushed to judgment seeing that Philadelphia isn't the only city with unruly fans. So I'd like to formally apologize to all the residents of the City of Brotherly Love and offer you a peace offering. Her name is Kelly Monaco, she's a Philadelphia native and pretty damn hot, as these pics illustrate.
Kelly Monaco :: Photo courtesy of Maxim
As Steven Tyler enters rehab and the future of Aerosmith remains somewhat up in the air, here is a good link to Stereogum's list of the top band feuds of 2009. In happier band news, Pollstar released its top-grossing concert acts of the decade with Dave Matthews Band leading the charge. Somehow, Cher is No. 12.
Can't We All Get Along?
The Jersey Shore phenomenon is on the cusp of being played out, but this video is pretty funny ... In case you forgot, this is also Festivus season ... I enjoyed this list of top 10 psycho chicks from the movies ... The Balloon Boy's father was sentenced to 90 days in jail ... This is a good gallery of celebrities with Santa Claus.
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This guy tries to steal a 42-inch plasma TV from a busy store without anyone noticing. As you can guess, it didn't work out that well.
Dumb Thief of the Day Video
The Dude compiles his best shots of the season. No, these are not fake.
Dude Perfect Video of the Day