In an effort to counteract a naturally grinchy predisposition, the which is exacerbated by living through Xmas season these last years with a childless orphan as a biological host, the Cod has sought to spread a little pre-Solstice sunshine with The Twelve or So Days of Crassmas. The principle is simple - each post will feature one absolutely worthless gadget, and a organization for good works you could support instead. So, then, you can tell your gift list, "Hey, bro, I know you had your heart set on that Bluetooth-enabled French press coffee pot, but I sent that $75 to and organization that teaches autistic kids to train rescued dogs to be support animals for disabled vets."
These examples are made up, but I hope readers will send real examples. Do so in comments or at fesser at gmail. Thanks!