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Posted by Raptorgirl on December 25, 2001, 09:19:
 
I got two of my strangest ones today. My best friend bought me some underwear. They're beautiful, but it freaks me out a little that he remembered my bra size.

However, the grand prize for weirdness goes to my boyfriend. He found these beautiful, uber-cool trio of swords on E-bay. They have stainless steel blades and dragons carved into the hilts. This is probably the first time I've ever gotten weaponry for Christmas. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with said swords, but they're very neat to have.
 


Posted by -ct- (Member # 209) on December 25, 2001, 21:34:
 
i got one for ya

how about a hard drive failure?

wanna read about it? (edit: well you can't! i forgot to redirect port 80 to the right pc! i'll have to do it when i get home..)

www.harddrivehell.com is were i keep my log

fsk - i gotta run the webserver on my frikkin laptop until i get this fixed


 


Posted by JainDough (Member # 950) on December 26, 2001, 07:37:
 
leather collar w/ O rings and metal buckle. i dunno, it isnt weird to me but i showed some other people and they said it was a pretty freaky gift. /shrugs shoulders i think it's ubercool.

i cant really think of anything i've recieved that i personally thought was weird, just stuff that causes other people to give me "looks" or avert their eyes.

i think the lawn gnome i keep on my dresser is a close second however.

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Posted by Geekatrix (Member # 826) on December 26, 2001, 10:41:
 
This wasn't a Christmas gift, but it did keep me wondering for a couple of days...

About six months after I got married, I came home from work one day and found a small package from my mother-in-law with our mail. There were no birthdays or other gift-giving occasions within two months either direction, so I was already curious about what prompted it.

So I took it up to the apartment (I was the only one home) and opened it, to discover a book entitled "The Complete Manual of Sexual Positions" (Inscribed "May you have a happy, healthy sex life. Love, Mom") and a bottle of Strawberry 'n' Champagne flavored massage oil. No note, no card, no explanation.

Now, I keep some rather, ahem, interesting things in my bottom drawer, so these items weren't particularly shocking in and of themselves. But to receive them out of the blue and for no apparent reason from your new mother-in-law can be a bit...puzzling.

JainDough, my buckling leather collar only has one D-ring, but it's spiked! I bought it as a present for my Beloved, but it was a little tight on him and he thought it was much sexier on me. I dunno, maybe he would have liked it for himself more if the matching leash wasn't quite so short...
 


Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on December 26, 2001, 14:58:
 
Raptorgirl, you have to give your boyfriend a penny. It's an Italian custom, that you can't give someone a knife as a gift. They have to pay you for it. A penny in return suffices.

Oh, and guys will remember a girl's bra size far more easily than they can remember something seamingly easy, like their birthday. It's just what we have on our mindes most often.

I can't think of anything really weird I've received. This year was slightly unusual in that it was entirely Monty Python. I got the complete series on DVD, the complete Fawlty Towers, a little Corgi model of Basil Fawlty beating his car with a shrub, chocolate dead parrots, chocolate Mr. Gumby brains and a 12" Sir Lancelot the Brave figure.


 


Posted by Petethelate (Member # 302) on December 26, 2001, 15:26:
 
This goes back many years, but my eldest brother once gave me a magnetic set of strip checkers. Said brother is a bit of a prevert...

Back in college, I traded gifts with my GF. I gave her a baggie of oregano/tea/parsley and a hash pipe. In revenge^H^H^H^Hturn, I got a box of chocolate covered critters (ants, babyb bees) and a tin of whale meat.

OTOH, I'm (more or less) on speaking terms with that brother. Lost track of that GF...

Ptl

 


Posted by JainDough (Member # 950) on December 26, 2001, 15:26:
 
Geekatrix,
My collar has three O rings, i have a pair of boots with D rings in the back though.

I've got another collar that has three rows of spikes (snaps instead of a buckle) but it's kinda uncomfortable compared to others i have.

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Posted by Demosthenes (Member # 530) on December 26, 2001, 17:48:
 
quote:
Originally posted by JainDough:
My collar has...

i've got two, a wide, black pvc one with a d-ring, and a silver-tinted leather one with spikes and a d-ring. i have a belt with o-rings attached around here somewhere, if i could only find it in the temporal-rip that i call my closet.

as for oddest gifts, the trophy would have to go to my cousin pete. he stole me a pair of brick-red bowling shoes. i love them, i'm wearing them right now. my mother thinks they're hideous.
 


Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on December 26, 2001, 19:56:
 
The weirdest gift I ever recieved was an antique, hand made weed hook. It's a fairly large, sharp and heavy hammered steel blade mounted on an full sized axe handle. The assembly weighs about twenty pounds and, if you swing it hard, can go chop through a two inch tree limb in one blow.
 
Posted by Raptorgirl on December 26, 2001, 21:08:
 
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:

I can't think of anything really weird I've received. This year was slightly unusual in that it was entirely Monty Python. I got the complete series on DVD, the complete Fawlty Towers, a little Corgi model of Basil Fawlty beating his car with a shrub, chocolate dead parrots, chocolate Mr. Gumby brains and a 12" Sir Lancelot the Brave figure.

Man, and I thought I had a great Christmas! The complete Monty Python and Fawlty Towers! ::sigh of bliss:: I got season 2 of Monty Python on DVD, which is good enough for me as it's my favorite season. I love "Upperclass Twit of the Year."

 


Posted by Akira (Member # 954) on December 26, 2001, 21:08:
 
The prize actually goes to something I got this year from my grandmother: a set of 6 cocktail napkins that are supposedly replicas of a set owned by Napolean.

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Posted by theJacob (Member # 980) on December 27, 2001, 19:25:
 
Anything from my aunt.
When I was 9, she gave me complex mechanical assembly kits I have long sence failed to assemble correctly and lost.
When I'm 17, she sends me a Micky Mouse softball.

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Posted by SupportGoddess (Member # 822) on December 27, 2001, 23:37:
 
I got a pink nightgown with a plaid flannel cat applique on it. That was pretty weird.

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Posted by ZorroTheFox (Member # 917) on December 28, 2001, 15:15:
 
A slave for a night......Z
 
Posted by Akira (Member # 954) on January 01, 2002, 14:26:
 
quote:
Originally posted by ZorroTheFox:
A slave for a night......Z

Unique I'll give you, but I'm not sure about weird...

*envious smile*

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Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on January 01, 2002, 18:16:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Raptorgirl:
I love "Upperclass Twit of the Year."

Raptorgirl, you have good taste. I've seen that sketch at least 50 times, and I nearly piss myself everytime I see it. The scary thing is that my daughter makes a face that is a dead-on Nigel "Incubator" Jones.
 


Posted by Oldguy geek (Member # 577) on January 02, 2002, 07:16:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Raptorgirl:
I got two of my strangest ones today. My best friend bought me some underwear. They're beautiful, but it freaks me out a little that he remembered my bra size. .

Clearly, your "best friend" wants to be more than just a friend. And, guys remember bra sizes like they remember car engine sizes or computer memory sizes. It's a "guy thing." It's sort of like women seem to remeber every pair of shoes they've ever seen.

quote:
Originally posted by Raptorgirl:
However, the grand prize for weirdness goes to my boyfriend. He found these beautiful, uber-cool trio of swords on E-bay. They have stainless steel blades and dragons carved into the hilts. This is probably the first time I've ever gotten weaponry for Christmas. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with said swords, but they're very neat to have.

Ah, a classic guy mistake. He got you a gift that he would like himself.


 


Posted by Geekatrix (Member # 826) on January 02, 2002, 16:12:
 
quote:
Originally posted by theJacob:
Anything from my aunt.

Sounds kind of like my aunt. She was really into knitting and crochet, so I ended up with a lot of sweaters made of varigated yarn. It was kind of a relief when I grew old enough that she stopped sending me presents.

The one winner from her was an orange tam hat with a pom-pom on top. It was so silly I loved it, but I took a lot of flak from the kids at school over it. Phooey on them.
 


Posted by Raptorgirl on January 02, 2002, 19:34:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Oldguy geek:
Ah, a classic guy mistake. He got you a gift that he would like himself.


Nah, I think swords are cool. I remember telling him that when we were discussing various movie fight scenes. I just didn't expect to actually *own* one.

I think it's a very bad move to arm one's girlfriend, though.
 


Posted by Evilbunny (Member # 970) on January 02, 2002, 19:46:
 
A calculus book.
 


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