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#1 elmo

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 22:40

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#2 Sly Reflex

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:22

Now this is going to sound soppy and a bit immaterial, but engraved dogtags from my missus. Every Birthday and Christmas since I've known her she's got me an engraved tag. The engravings are funny stuff that's personal between us, exchanges that made us laugh. They mean absolutely nothing to anyone outside of us two, and I think that's really nice. If people want to see one I can put a photo up. I think it's the male equivalent of giving a lass charms to put on a bracelet, but with a more personal touch.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:09

View PostSly Reflex, on 19 February 2013 - 02:22, said:

Now this is going to sound soppy and a bit immaterial, but engraved dogtags from my missus. Every Birthday and Christmas since I've known her she's got me an engraved tag. The engravings are funny stuff that's personal between us, exchanges that made us laugh. They mean absolutely nothing to anyone outside of us two, and I think that's really nice. If people want to see one I can put a photo up. I think it's the male equivalent of giving a lass charms to put on a bracelet, but with a more personal touch.


That's amazing.

I was going to say Diddy King Racing :(

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 17:20

It's not often I get given games, unless I ask for them directly. My mum did see Halo: Reach on TV and get it for me which was a bit of a surprise, because she's not really up on the games at all. I guess that goes to show that the power of advertising does work.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:42

View PostSly Reflex, on 19 February 2013 - 17:20, said:

It's not often I get given games, unless I ask for them directly.


Yep, I know that feeling. I've bought games for my self for family to give me for years now. I think the last game anyone bough me I didn't know about was when my wife got me King Pin (before it got banned/censored). Which was pretty cool as I still remember it but not sure it's the best thing ever

Back on topic thought, I was trying to think about this and it's harder than I thought. The correct answer should probably be something my wife has given me but the only thing I can think I was given that I still use is a Swiss Army pen knife my parents gave me in my early teens.

I still have it, admittedly the tooth pick is now missing and one side of the case it cracked but I've had for I guess about 20 years now, it's on my keyring and has been ever since I've had keys.
Once at an airport I forgot I had it and put my house keys in my hand luggage, I thought they were about to take me to a dark room and get the rubber gloves out! Thankfully and eventually once they realised how upset I got that they were going to throw it away, I was able to pay a small fortune to post it home, so it was waiting for me when I got back.
Still not sure this is the best thing ever but will have to do for now.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 16:54

If you have engraved dog tags then when one dies, the other could rip it off and then pretend they were in 'Nam.

Best present: There was this toy which looked like a sparkly 2 litre drinks bottle full of water and you squeezed the sides and the diving bell inside would go down to the bottom where there were plastic cannons and bits of ship and a skull embedded in sand. Task was to hook them and then put them in the basket at the top. It either existed, or I imagined it, like the sex robot which I am pretty sure did not exist now.

Also got a T-shirt with lots of different German tanks and the words underneath: "Celebrate Diversity".

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:32

A sex robot. Now that's what I call a gift. Unless it's more of a giving robot, in which case I'd give it to the nosey sod who lives across from us. I'd program it to part his curtains every time he parted his living room curtains.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 17:23

Another present that I have is a book called "How to make enemies and manipulate people". It says that in the case of nosey sods to do one of the following (or all of them):

1) Print off a piece of A4 with font "size 14" words and stick it to your window facing out. The words say "if you can read this, your camera has a fucking mega zoom".

2) Print off an A4 picture of James Stewart looking anxious in a wheelchair. Draw a speech bubble on another piece of A4 so he says the words "Don't go murdering anyone, y'hear". Attach to window as above.

3) Have a package delivered anonymously to their house containing the following: a copy of the film "The 'Burbs" - making sure to delete the last exciting ten minutes, a plastic "Spy" telescope from Poundland with a small cut out of 70's porn star Marilyn Chambers glued to one end like a rubbish erotic kaleidoscope, and one of those large tubes of Smarties, but with mostly red smarties (and a couple of yellow ones thrown in) - the last item will scare them as it makes no sense.





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