3:01 Pick Me Up: Furnaceface (plus bonus rounds)

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      Let’s face it: 3 p.m. is the cruellest time of the workday. The morning latte has worn off, and the post-lunch crash has you staggering around like an extra from a George A. Romero flick. That’s why, each weekday at 3:01 p.m., we present you with a video hand-picked to kick-start your heart. If the following clip doesn’t bring you temporarily back to life and help get you through the rest of the afternoon, chances are you’re dead inside.

      Remember Furnaceface? Of course you don't. No one does. Even the guys who were in Furnaceface have forgotten about it. Anyhow, it was a band from Ottawa. The reason we're drudging Furnaceface up now is because the group has some great advice for all you stumped Christmas shoppers out there. To wit, "If you love her, buy her a gun."

       But why stop with the females on your list? Tom Paxton thinks you ought to buy a gun for your son while you're at it.

       There's a slight chance that both Furnaceface and Paxton were being slightly sardonic when the wrote those songs. To counter that, we leave you with the eminently sincere Timbuk 3. Don't worry if you don't remember Timbuk 3. They don't remember either.