Culture: A venerable Pied Piper rolled through town in search of a show or two, but was sidelined by a little fender-bender.
Food & Drink: Even the most unconventional of pairings didn't lose their seasonal cheer as everyone hunkered down, had holiday dinners in their cozy basements, and beat the hurricane.
Gadgets: When the gloomy thicket turned out to be more than met the eye, scientists silenced the four-legged mutant within with a newly-developed ray gun.
Gear: The fashion world was shaken to its foundation when the return of an old favorite was ruined by space-age technologies run amok.
Services: Everyone peered on stupefied as the dog closed in on the airborne bone while ignoring the mystery man handling him, who was nothing but a sorry excuse for a chinchilla trainer.
Travel: The tail end of a world tour was cut short when the travelers were caught smoking in the boy's room by a by-the-book bouncer with giant arms.