When gifts are for the giver


#1

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#2

This guy is great at “that guy”


#3

Wait, so is his Hitachi Magic Wand Beer Stirer something he just carries around with him?


#4

My ex used to call these “Trucks”. As in the child who gets zir mother a toy truck…

OK, well I thought it was cute…


#5

Genuine LOL.

Also, over the last couple of days I have been agonizing over what to get my sister and my quasi-brother-in-law for christmas - and now I have the perfect solution: I’ll buy something I want! And just to make sure, it’s going to be something that they can’t possibly take back home on the plane.


#6

In my family, mom referred to them as “black elephants” as opposed to white elephant gifts. Ones that you really really want but know nobody else wants.


#7

A gun?­


#8

Hard to come by over here. I’m thinking ‘quality booze in really fragile container’ right now; worst case scenario is we’ll drink it all together before they fly back home.

(I wouldn’t mind having a MK 20 Rh 202 in the garage, though. A LARS 2 just wouldn’t fit. Ah, nostalgia. As sure a sign of advancing years as varifocal glasses.)


#9

If I could pick one garage gun, it’d definitely be the Lahti L-39. Just so my buddies can concuss themselves using it to punch holes in any engine they find at the junkyard.


#10

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