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Re: Christmas! Gifts! Parties! Etc!
« Reply #150 on: 25 Dec 2008, 18:33 »

Christmas could've been better but with the economy and all I'm satisfied with what I got..

- Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick
- T-shirt with an awesome speech bubble that you can write in and it washes off
- Across The Universe
- Sweeney Todd
- The Dark Knight
- Awesome Mountain Dew and Pepsi lounge pants to match my Yoohoo and Dr. Pepper ones
- Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
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« Reply #151 on: 25 Dec 2008, 18:57 »

I got:

- A gift card to REI -- gonna buy some ski socks with that
- A lift ticket to a local ski area
- A beanie (not a ski one, one to just wear around)
- A fleece
- A binocular-shaped flask (random)

I think that's about it, but it was more than I expected, really. I was more excited for the gifts I gave, to be honest.
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« Reply #152 on: 25 Dec 2008, 19:17 »

i got a fancy dslr camera!  <3  cam whoring will soon ensue?

also a pretty close online friend sent me a lush giftcard, which is neat.
and my on and off and on and off boyfriend type person will be getting me some sort of belated gift the next time he has extra cash, aka never.

everyone else i know is lame and didn't even bother wishing me a merry christmas.   :|
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« Reply #153 on: 25 Dec 2008, 19:39 »

My haul:

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« Reply #154 on: 25 Dec 2008, 19:52 »

Oh and V For Vendetta too.
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« Reply #155 on: 25 Dec 2008, 20:21 »

I got Animal Crossing: City Folk, an Iron Man ornament, about $290, a Best Buy gift card worth $20, some awesomely warm slippers, and a gas card worth $25.
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« Reply #156 on: 25 Dec 2008, 20:34 »

Sooo many sausages wrapped in bacons, then trifle.

Hells of yeah.

Sister got me a mini doughnut maker! Mum got me a polar bear that poops jellybeans, got lipbalm and a teeshirt with shadow puppets on it too! Also got a cool scarf and gloves set from my aunt and I robot movie from my sisters boyfriend.

I get to do it all over tomorrow when I go to my dads house too  :-D

Oh and HOLY FUCK AT THOSE TETRIS BEDSHEETS.
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« Reply #157 on: 25 Dec 2008, 20:48 »

I got lots of things!

- 'The Graveyard Book' - Neil Gaiman (from a friend)
- 'Neverwhere' - Neil Gaiman (my sister)
- 'The Other Hand' - Chris Cleave (stepsister)
- '500 cupcakes' a recipe book with, well, 500 cupcake recipes (mum and stepdad, aka parents)
- 'House of Leaves' - Mark Z. Danielewski (present to myself)
- The DVD collection of the Smurfs (parents)
- Pretty vase (parents)
- Salad servers (parents)
- Salad bowls x 2 and another serving bowl thing (parents)
- BBQ tools set thinger (grandma)
- tea towels x 2 (grandma)
- a whole bunch of clothes, some new underwear and pj's (parents and grandma)
- kitty cat key ring (parents)
- kitty cat cheese platter + dip bowls + cheese knife and dip knife thing
- Set of tumblers with kitties on them x 2 (eight in total, from parents)
- Cake platter + cake server (step-grandparents)
- Set of 4 mugs that match the above cake platter (from step brother)
- $100 (Nanna - other grandmother)

And from the boy, I got a beautiful Swarovski crystal necklace, in the shape of a heart and a cute little Swarovski crystal collector's edition kitty cat.
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« Reply #158 on: 25 Dec 2008, 21:58 »

Got a lot of things! Quite nice.
  • a brown zip-up sweater
  • The Eclipse box set, Kenji Mizoguchi's Fallen Women, including the films, Osaka Elegy, Sisters of the Gion, Women of the Night, Street of Shame
  • Le Doulos (criterion collection movie)
  • When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
  • a bunch of individual issues from Vertigo series; Hellblazer no. 67, 73 and 75; The Invisibles no. 1; Enigma no. 3; and Ghostdancing no. 2; Sandman Mystery Theatre no. 2, 11, 13, and 37
  • a picture of my parents in a nice frame for my dorm room
  • books about music from my parents (was vague and the results were kind of mixed): Nirvana: the Complete Guide to Their Music; a book about Nine Inch Nails by a guy who also wrote a book called "Brave Nu World"; The Jimi Hendrix Companion; and Wilco: Learning How to Die
  • books about music from my sister, basically on the mark: Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes and the Sound of Los Angeles; Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey; and the one I'm looking forward to most, England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock and Beyond
  • A big ole coffee table bok called Albums: the Story Behind 50 Years of Great Recordings
  • volume 5 of 100 Bullets
  • memory foam slippers (hoo-rah)
  • 180 USD

Basically a good haul! It is combined birthday and Christmas cus my birthday is the 20th, but either way I am kind of spoiled.

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« Reply #159 on: 26 Dec 2008, 01:57 »

My birthday is on the 23rd so I know how you feel. For that my dad and stepmum gave me a leatherman with my name on it  :-D
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« Reply #160 on: 26 Dec 2008, 06:07 »

The Arse

As much as it pains me to say this, that new Arsenal home shirt is really growing on me. At least it doesn't have a stupid racing stripe down the back like ours does.

Guys, I did not get many gifts, but I did get AWESOME gifts. BEHOLD.
-2GB iPod shuffle (blue)
-Electro-Harmonix Double Muff fuzz/overdrive pedal
-Vans that...don't actually fit. Need to exchange those
-Fender Custom Shop calendar
-ticket (in a luxury box, no less) for the Red Sox game in Baltimore, August 1st. I'm going with my dad, his girlfriend, and some of their friends.

MAN I EVEN GOT DRUNK AND SANG KARAOKE ON CHRISTMAS EVE.
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« Reply #161 on: 26 Dec 2008, 08:17 »

Oh and HOLY FUCK AT THOSE TETRIS BEDSHEETS.

I quite enjoy that blanket. Rachel got it made for me for my birthday this past year.
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« Reply #162 on: 26 Dec 2008, 09:55 »

I spent this Christmas alone in my apartment eating frozen pizza, reading, watching movies, playing video games and sleeping.

My parents got me a clothing rack.

Best Christmas Ever.
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« Reply #163 on: 27 Dec 2008, 08:28 »

Okay, so for my list!

 - Cookbook
 - Hand mixer
 - Kitchen timer
 - Pastry brush
 - Pastry bag
 - Loaf pans
 - Webcam
 - Gift card
 - Money
 - SEWING MACHINE

And one more TBD when my sister gets back on Sunday. Hooray!
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« Reply #164 on: 27 Dec 2008, 09:16 »

I got two totally rad gifts this year:
Nintendo DS from Jon
a GPS system for my car from my dad

Not so rad gifts include:
framed photo
a bra
makeup
a check (money is great, but where's the THOUGHT?)

This is the first year since I was in high school that my dad got me a gift, and I was quite nervous considering the things he used to buy me, but he did well. 
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« Reply #165 on: 27 Dec 2008, 09:42 »

my dad and stepmum gave me a leatherman with my name on it

That is bad feng-shui. I know this because my fiancee read it about a week after giving me a Leatherman.

her: *reads book on feng-sui* It's bad luck to give someone a knife as a gift? Man, who gives a knife as a gift?
me: You got me a knife for my birthday.
her: NOOOOOOOOO
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« Reply #166 on: 27 Dec 2008, 10:05 »

That feng-shui shit is retarded. My roommate (also my teacher) gave me a sword as a gift before and I took it as the highest form of praise, mostly because it was his sword before that. Maybe it's different if it's passed down, but I feel that it brought us closer as I consider him a brother now moreso than ever.

My christmas haul:
$90 from my dad
$20 from my uncle
A thisrt with a badass tiger on it (this was actually an overdue birthday present. I guess I was going to get a car stereo originally, but I had already bought one, so I got a tshirt instead? Still awesome though)
A blanket, a cover for kleenex boxes (my mom's friends, they are craft people)

Overall, I was just a bit disappointed on the gift front, but I did get to spend time with my family, so that makes me pretty happy. I was really hoping to get more straight up cash so that I could actually put some money away for my laptop that I want to buy.
Oh, I also got cookies from my grandma, and I took them to work and offered them to people because I do not need to eat two containers full of homemade cookies.
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« Reply #167 on: 27 Dec 2008, 11:20 »

I got two vegetarian student cookbooks, because next year I will be a vegetarian student. This is awesome! I'm having a dinner party in a couple of months.

I also got some socks which are nice and warm and fluffy and some stationery, and some other stuff that is less exciting but quite useful. The cookbooks are the best thing, they are awesome beyond words.
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« Reply #168 on: 27 Dec 2008, 14:43 »

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for life. Teach a man how to make alcoholic fish, and he will be drinking pretty often for not much money for the rest of his life.

What I'm trying to say is that I got a whole bunch of homebrew supplies for christmas. Wooo!
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« Reply #169 on: 27 Dec 2008, 15:58 »

I had a rad as Christmas!  It is still going!  I go home in a few hours though and have to go straight to work. Lame.  I have spent the last 4 days sitting around in our friend's house (the party house!) eating and drinking and hanging out and listening to music and watching alot of QI and other things.  A Christmas spent with Stephen Fry is a good Christmas indeed.

I got a terabyte external hard drive, a rad as portrait of my hot english girlfriend Sarah and I,a rad as portrait of Nick Cave, and a dvd of The Cat Returns.  Pics of the portraits when I get home, they are huge and awesome.

Also I bought myself something awesome, but that absolutely has to be unveiled with pictures.  Half of you will make fun of me and it will be great.

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« Reply #170 on: 27 Dec 2008, 17:31 »

My christmas was quite sad this year, as two of my three sisters couldn't come home. Oh well, it means we see them next with the added bonus of a baby. However, there was lots of good food and champagne.

I got:
Zombie Haiku (an excellent book)
Paper Towns and An abundance of Katherines by John Green
Gift Certificates for the liquor store and book store
Barack Obama election poster from Bryant Park (great because I'm Canadian)
15 minute vegetarian cookbook
Cash money- which was spent on a tattoo
Lots of chocolate

All the makings of a successful xmas
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« Reply #171 on: 27 Dec 2008, 17:54 »

Man, I love John Green :D His books are awesome.

I got...
a tomtom
a few xbox games
and some money, which i used to purchase a PSP and some games for it and my 360, yay. ^^
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« Reply #172 on: 27 Dec 2008, 18:18 »


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« Reply #173 on: 27 Dec 2008, 18:50 »

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So we just had our family Christmas. It sucked for me. Except for two things. The things that sucked were some deodorant and body wash from my grandparents and a calendar from my cousin.
The good presents were a $25 Visa Gift Card which I can use anywhere! And my aunt got me The Killing Joke.
Yay for good presents. Boo for bad presents.
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« Reply #174 on: 27 Dec 2008, 19:13 »

Man, I have such mixed feelings about the Killing Joke. On the one hand, Joker was completely neutered by the CCA and comics like the Laughing Fish and the Killing Joke helped cement him as a murderous sociopath, rather than the goofy bastard he was once reduced to. On the other hand, sociopaths tend to be unpleasant, and the Killing Joke cheerfully dwells on that idea, and that's not really my thing.

Plus, you know, women in fridges.
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« Reply #175 on: 27 Dec 2008, 19:43 »

my dad and stepmum gave me a leatherman with my name on it

That is bad feng-shui. I know this because my fiancee read it about a week after giving me a Leatherman.

Fuck that, for my 16th my friend ellie got me penknife, and that thing had like a million blades and was super cool.

Giving someone blades for a gift cannot send harsh messages if that person loves sharp pointy things.
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« Reply #176 on: 27 Dec 2008, 19:53 »

Man, I nearly bought myself a Leatherman multitool the other day. Not because I am particularly handy, but because I'm so incompetent that I don't really need to go around handicapping myself with a lack of basic, useful tools. I would have been really excited to get one as a gift.
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« Reply #177 on: 27 Dec 2008, 19:58 »

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So we just had our family Christmas. It sucked for me. Except for two things. The things that sucked were some deodorant and body wash from my grandparents and a calendar from my cousin.
The good presents were a $25 Visa Gift Card which I can use anywhere! And my aunt got me The Killing Joke.
Yay for good presents. Boo for bad presents.

I know that you're 14 and still living with your folks so deoderant and body wash are kind of lame gifts but let me tell you, when you live on your own you will love stuff like this because it means you don't have to buy that kind of stuff yourself. The only thing I'm disappointed with this christmas is that no one gave me any socks. Another year has passed and I didn't receive any. Ah well.
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« Reply #178 on: 27 Dec 2008, 20:34 »

Man what buying those things isn't hard
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« Reply #179 on: 27 Dec 2008, 21:23 »

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iPod. The plans are still too outrageous in Canada, and the storage too small, to consider its older sister. This way I can replace my old Legacy without sacrificing any of my music collection. I've already got a cell, and all the places I frequent have wifi.

PS. I would totally love deoderant for Christmas. I am so glad I got a flashlight.
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« Reply #180 on: 27 Dec 2008, 21:45 »

I'm sure I would love it if I were on my own. I understand where you're coming from but seriously.. for a 14 year old kid? I gave her a whole wish list and she gets me deodorant.
And it was cheap store brand too.
Now I shall stop complaining and think how little spent on people this Christmas.
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« Reply #181 on: 27 Dec 2008, 22:37 »

Eh, deoderant isn'ts not something I'd exactly get excited about either, honestly, but it's important to keep things in perspective. Really, sometimes grandparents do give kinda dull gifts, but there's typically a number of good reasons for it. For example, in my grandparent's case, they had 8 children who then had 3 or 4 children each, so when I was your age, I was one out of 27 grandchildren and a couple great grand children. Considering they were already in their 70s even back then and living on a fixed income, I never really expected more from them then a card, some candy and maybe 5 or 10 dollars. And really, there was nothing with that.
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« Reply #182 on: 28 Dec 2008, 05:02 »

I got some socks and they are awesome. I'm wearing a pair right now! They have really cute kitties on and they're made of that awesomely soft sock fabric that makes your feet feel like they are in foot heaven.

Yeah it's definitely true that you reach a point where you're glad of bath things for Christmas. Now that I have a job I have to buy my own toiletries, because I do use quite a lot of them, and I was very chuffed to receive three lots of shower gel and two lots of hand cream because really, I don't earn enough that those things are no longer luxuries.
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« Reply #183 on: 28 Dec 2008, 05:19 »

I never said buying luxury toiletry items was hard Spluff old mate. It's just that hey, when I get that stuff it's just one more thing I don't have to buy myself and that is A-OK with me. And yeah they are kind of lame gifts but Alex also has a point in that our grandparents probably don't have as much money to throw around, especially with the economy the way it is. Belts are tightening all over and man am I talking weird today, I need to go and sit quietly for a while.
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« Reply #184 on: 28 Dec 2008, 06:07 »

Things I got!
A dark green leatherbound sketchbook (it is beautiful, I think I'm going to use it as my journal when I visit america)
A book of old horror movie posters
Black Holes (a really surreal graphic novel)
A really ugly indian shirt (luckily it is real comfy and light so it's my new pyjama shirt)
Clothes!

Things I am getting:
A refurbished record player.

It was a good christmas, also I found out that tofurkey can actually be incredibly absurdly delicious.
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« Reply #185 on: 28 Dec 2008, 11:23 »

Ooh, yay! I ordered a new shirt and my mom is replacing our Playstation because it doesn't work. If I had a choice, I could've payed for the Playstation and she could've gotten me a 360. She said she couldn't afford them.

Alex C: Yeah, my grandparents wouldn't get anything 'frivolous'. They were young during the depression and they still live in it.
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« Reply #186 on: 28 Dec 2008, 13:15 »

I think my parents may have been the recipients of the most awesome gift in our house this Christmas.



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« Reply #187 on: 28 Dec 2008, 20:37 »

christmas, which i usually spend in markham with my parents, is also the one time of year my sister and her husband visit canada. i don't really do the christmas thing and either does my family, but said sister has an incredible job with a ridiculous salary and her and her husband are both extremely well off, so every time something in their house gets replaced with a new thing or they somehow end up with something they don't need and can't return, they put it aside and give it to me the next time they are in canada cos they know i will use almost anything. usually it is just small things, but this year i somehow ended up with -
- an almost brand new pair of very warm winter boots
- a digital camera
- a gorgeous watch
- a big pile of books
- a big pile of tea
- a bunch of lovely scarves
now i am in a weird place because even though i love it all, and to them it was somehow crap they didn't want and couldn't get rid of, i am stuck feeling guilty no matter what on account i did not do christmas to them cos there was an unwritten family agreement and then they went and kind of did christmas to me while i wasn't looking. it is too late for me to do christmas to them because christmas is already over and it will be obvious i am only doing it to reciprocate. doing christmas to someone when you say you won't isn't allowed, damnit. those were the rules. this holiday is dumb.
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« Reply #188 on: 28 Dec 2008, 20:51 »

I like the idea of christmas as a thing you can do to someone, like maybe I'll be walking home from the shops and bam! Man leaps out and does Christmas to me.
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« Reply #189 on: 29 Dec 2008, 06:11 »

my dad and stepmum gave me a leatherman with my name on it
her: *reads book on feng-sui* It's bad luck to give someone a knife as a gift? Man, who gives a knife as a gift?

All you have to do is give a coin to the person giving you a knife for a gift.
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« Reply #190 on: 29 Dec 2008, 13:11 »

Christmas was good! Christmas day we went and saw Doubt (which, really, was kind of a hilarious thing to see on Christmas just because it's so serious), had dinner at home, and then watched more movies. I got:
- Movies: The Dark Crystal (yay, as the VHS died ages ago) and a box set of early Alfred Hitchcock movies
- Socks - I actually want socks all the time
- Sweaters, which I really needed and really like
- Waffle maker. Waffles are the Best Thing.
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« Reply #191 on: 29 Dec 2008, 13:55 »

I had a pretty epic haul this year:

-bathrobe and matching pajamas
-books: Basic Writings of Existentialism, Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, a biography of a famous actor whose name I can't remember off the top of my head.
-DVDs: West Side Story, a documentary about the Buena Vista Social Club
-shirts, and a sweater
-a horrendously hipster-ish scarf
-a blanket (it's actually a dog blanket, my aunt works in a pet store)
-food: delicious Chili mix (which has already been eaten), wasabi coated dried peas, more chocolate than I know what to do with
-tea
-Cycling sunglasses
-Money to buy parts for my vintage road bike to fixed-gear conversion.
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« Reply #192 on: 29 Dec 2008, 16:35 »

I think my parents may have been the recipients of the most awesome gift in our house this Christmas.

That just might be The Best Thing. I giggled so much.

Okay, so. After Christmas I did some shopping for myself to supplement the gifts I had already received, and I got-
-Sweater dress
-Turtleneck
-Sweater vest
-Four new bras, one with matching underwear
-Blank DVDs
-Body splash

Yay Christmastime!
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« Reply #193 on: 29 Dec 2008, 21:25 »

I like the idea of christmas as a thing you can do to someone, like maybe I'll be walking home from the shops and bam! Man leaps out and does Christmas to me.

it is like karate only crazy. i hear if you train hard enough you can eventually earn a black belt in christmas.
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« Reply #194 on: 29 Dec 2008, 21:29 »

I have a red and green belt in Christmas.
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« Reply #195 on: 30 Dec 2008, 22:13 »

I like the idea of christmas as a thing you can do to someone, like maybe I'll be walking home from the shops and bam! Man leaps out and does Christmas to me.

it is like karate only crazy. i hear if you train hard enough you can eventually earn a black belt in christmas.

I travelled to the hidden mountains of nepal and trained for 7 years to learn how to christmas a man to death.
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« Reply #196 on: 31 Dec 2008, 01:01 »

Red and green belts are for amateurs.  Only black belts are acceptable in this circus of cynicism.
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« Reply #197 on: 31 Dec 2008, 01:07 »

I travelled to the hidden mountains of nepal and trained for 7 years to learn how to christmas a man to death.

I Christmas'd a man, once. I was really desperate for cash and he paid pretty well...
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« Reply #198 on: 31 Dec 2008, 02:01 »

So, Gilead is a Christmas terrorist!
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« Reply #199 on: 31 Dec 2008, 06:37 »

I am a filthy insurgent, I spend my time doing christmas to freedom, liberty and eagles and apple pie.
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