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Updated Dec 17, 2012 - 8:53 am

Click Chick: Robert Downey, Jr. plays Santa pretty darn well

Robert Downey, Jr. is just plain cool. He was invited by Cinefamily, a tiny Los Angeles theatre, to make an appearance on its telethon. The theater is trying to raise money to get a new projector and sound system. EW reports there was also a time capsule that was mysteriously left there for him. Well, he showed up and said he'd just write them a check to get them the new projecter and sound system. They immediately renamed it "Cinedowney". Now, that's how you play Santa!

The Scoop on Christmas Songs: Time magazine has posted a few factoids about your favorite Christmas songs. Now, I knew that "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was written as part of a marketing campaign. But did you know that "Jingle Bells" was actually written for a Thanksgiving celebration? Oh, and "The Christmas Song" -- was written during a heat wave.

Popped the Question: Kelly Clarkson is getting herself hitched. She's engaged to Brandon Blackstock. He's the stepson of singer/actress Reba McEntire. E!Online reports Clarkson tweeted a picture of the boulder he put on her finger. It's a yellow canary diamond. I don't know how he follows that up at Christmas.

I'm Outta Here! French actor Gerard Depardieu is giving up his French passport. Why? Because French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called him pathetic. Why did he call the Oscar-nominated actor pathetic? Because he decided to move to Belgium after the government "imposed a controversial 75 percent income tax" on those earning more an 1m euros, reports Deadline.

Some Classic Click Chick Links: There's the Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway and the catchy song that goes with it. And of course, you have to include Baby Monkey Riding on a Pig. If the Click Chick loved to talk about anything, it was bacon. I never met a bacon link I didn't like. What cracks me up the most is the number of times I received two specific bacon links. No. 1 is the image of the bacon roses. That's real bacon twisted to look like rosebuds and put on rose stems. No. 2 is the Bacon Explosion that was created by the BBQ Addicts. That's bacon stuffed with more sausage and even more bacon with a dollop of BBQ sauce then you smoke it or bake it. It comes in at a whopping two pounds. Since I've originally posted it, someone has adapted the recipe to include cheese. According to Wikipedia, it contains at least 5,000 calories and 500 grams of fat.

About the Author


I'm Gayle Bass, the Click Chick, and this is my daily blog of what's weird, wacky and wild on the good old world wide Web. Is there a Web site you can't live without visiting everyday? Is there a video on YouTube that cracks you up every time? Email it to me.

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