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On the subjugation of the spirit of the Holy Day to the vast commercialization of the Holiday.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2012-12-27 14:15:54 EST
Rating: 0.83 on 7 ratings (22 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

So... What did you give as gifts? What did you get?

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Submitted by RoadSong at 2013-01-05 11:04:13 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by RoadSong at 2013-01-05 08:03:03 PST (#)

This year I gave flashlights to my loved ones. Flashlights? Yes, and batteries. :)

I gave one other gift. The Spirit of the Salmon blanket by Pendleton Woolen Mills. Giving a Pendleton blanket is a way of honoring a special person.
http://www.pendleton-usa.com/catalog/search.cmd?form_state=searchForm&keyword=spirit+of+the+salmon&keyword_entry=spirit+of+the+salmon&x=13&y=7

Submitted by i_can_get_you_a_toe at 2013-01-04 06:06:05 EST (#)
Rating: -2

Such a pathetic attempt for comments it would almost make me cry if I weren't such a cunt.

Submitted by EyeInTheSky at 2012-12-30 16:45:08 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Best gift I gave was probably a DeWalt laser measurer.

Submitted by EyeInTheSky at 2012-12-30 16:43:50 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Best gift this year a stone carved screaming face.

Awesome

Submitted by redskieslookfake at 2012-12-30 07:54:09 EST (#)

you sound like Oathmeal now. dunno if that's worse than sounding like Bubba…

Submitted by redskieslookfake at 2012-12-29 20:08:14 EST (#)

fucking hell Whysie, you're really deeply unfunny.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2012-12-29 10:21:55 EST (#)

Silvr - You need banana leaves, you let me know. I have all you want. 2nd crop of Ice Cream* bananas just came in last week (can't give 'em away fast enough), and when the trees have produced twice I cut that mother** down. You pay shipping, I gots leaves.

*The big yellow bananas you buy in the grocery are Cavendish strain, picked green 10 days ago 4000 miles away and are comparatively flavorless. Ice Cream bananas (the strain name) are smaller, far sweeter (like Ice Cream), and have loads of flavor. Sometimes you can get them up north in Whole Foods/Trader Joes/Wild Oats/Fresh Market type places. You see 'em - you get 'em.

**Banana trees spread by root suckers. The oldest and tallest (called the mother) produces bananas, then spreads one or more suckers which become new trees (the daughters). One more crop from the mother and the daughter is grown enough to produce while the mother will likely produce no more, so the mother is just stealing nutirents at that point. You cut it down and be done with it, so the producing trees have more resources. Rather like some people's vision of Obamacare, now that I think about it, but I digress.

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2012-12-29 02:37:50 EST (#)
Rating: 1

XBOX! (Yes, I am a grownup) I also received various vegan type gifts, including a gift card to Philly's restaurant of the year. Books, thoughtful little trinkets and such.

Among other things, I gave concert tickets, symbolic jewelry, video games, a tricycle, and a bottle of some of the hottest hot sauce evar.

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2012-12-28 20:09:13 EST (#)

I didn't kill anyone, which is always a gift and I received gift cards for groceries and one to ChinaMart, I mean WalMart, which is for all I asked.

Mostly, I cooked for people as gifts. Made gluten-free bread for Celiac friends, three Dutch Oven peach cobblers baked over hickory coals and pit-cooked a 250lb pig wrapped in banana leaves (which are as expensive as fuck in VA in the winter).

Submitted by redskieslookfake at 2012-12-28 07:11:57 EST (#)

CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION!

Submitted by orphelia at 2012-12-28 00:44:24 EST (#)

Oooh and a really bad cold.

Submitted by orphelia at 2012-12-28 00:43:00 EST (#)

L'Occitane Verbena collection, two Yumi coats, a weekend away and a bloody ladybird onesie.
I spent the first three hours of Xmas building Playmobile and Lego playsets. Awesome.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2012-12-27 22:32:39 EST (#)

Shlongy FTW below.

Submitted by Shlongy at 2012-12-27 22:25:09 EST (#)

Fat, drunk and unfunny is no way to go through life, Trailer Park Queen...

Submitted by Moonwhiskers at 2012-12-27 22:03:40 EST (#)

REDUCE REFUSE: DESTROY SCRAP METAL IT'S A HAZARD TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Submitted by Sage at 2012-12-27 21:59:06 EST (#)

No - a New York style cheesecake simply includes a heavy cream or sour cream in addition to cream cheese, and is denser than "regular" cheesecakes.

Submitted by Shlongy at 2012-12-27 21:26:41 EST (#)
Rating: 0

This Chromebook...and some pussy.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2012-12-27 20:05:28 EST (#)

Doodles - recipe please.
Sage - What makes cheescake "New York Style"? Is it abrasive, loud, and annoying?

Submitted by Sage at 2012-12-27 19:55:23 EST (#)
Rating: 2

I gave...

- My mom tickets to the Nutcracker & a chip/dip serving tray in her china pattern
- My dad a bottle of Blanton's bourbon & a sweater
- My brother a set of highball glasses & Brookstone stainless steel whiskey stones
- My sister some baby clothes for her yet-unborn baby boy
- My whole family a New York style cheesecake I baked from scratch
- Myself a Coach wallet, some combat boots, and some skinny pants in pink, army green, & black.

I got...

- Candles, earrings, a scarf, some Isotoner gloves, a bottle of wine, a food processor, and some clothes for Hazel.

Submitted by Doodles at 2012-12-27 15:20:56 EST (#)

Gave : everyone apple/pear butter I made this year.

Got: a fair amount of Harrah's rewards crap( I will not use), a Harrah'sgrill set( I will actually use), and a handle of Jack.


Submitted by FALLEN at 2012-12-27 14:57:40 EST (#)

I got enough video games to remove myself from any human interaction till next Christmas.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2012-12-27 14:15:41 EST (#)

We gave bottles of local wine and beer. and a few music-related things.

MLW got some sleepwear, a couple bottles of wine, soem books, and some cookies. I got a guitar strap, another canjo for the collection, some beer, and a 5lb bar of really good chocolate that I have no idea what to do with.


Kent: Well, what do you say to the accusation that your group has been
causing more crimes than it's been preventing?

Homer: Oh, Kent, I'd be lying if I said my men weren't committing crimes.

Homer the Vigilante