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The Gift List

Posted by AlienCG on December 7, 2008

This week’s Planet Flashback was written only 2 days after last week’s post. That’s enough lead-up, here’s the post:

The Gift List

by: AlienCG
December 3, 2003

Are you cursed with having to buy gifts for a person that you don’t partcularly care for? I, Alien Coffeeground, am here to save you from your plight. I have contructed a list of goods that make you look like you spent a fortune.

1. For the computer you geek that you only see at the holidays, get him a pack of floppy disks, they’re really cheap now because most computer don’t support them. They’ll think you spent a lot, but you’ll know better.

2. Look through the used DVD bargain bin at your local video store, or even better, rent them a movie in their name. They’ll think it’s theirs, but the next time they rent a movie they’ll find out they owe massive late charges.

3. Everybody loves AOL, so get them free service for 45 days by going to an office supply store and grabbing the free CDs from the checkout line.

4. Give the gift of e-mail, sign all those relatives up for various mailing lists from all around the Internet. They’re sure to get a couple offers they can’t resist and they’ll have you to thank for it.

5. Videotape TV shows, make up some custom labels and give them as gifts. Those collector sets can set you back a lot of money. Extra footage is already included, they’re called commercials.

6. Give them a personalized mouse pad, rip the back cover off of a notebook and write their name on it in black permanent marker.

7. Make up a coupon for 15 free searches at Google.com. That is only if they don’t realize that Google is free.

8. OK, you don’t want to give them anything that thoughtful, then how about the most thoughtless gift ever……………A Chia Pet.

There ya have it, next week we will actually advance a year. Have a good evening.

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5 Responses to “The Gift List”

  1. babybull40 said

    Got have those Chia Pets.. they now come in many varieties of famous cartoon folk.. the gift that keeps on giving.. lol.. nice post..

    BTW I have picked a word..Spirit.. as in the Christmas “Spirit”

  2. laura b. said

    haha! I love those suggestions, funny man.

  3. churlita said

    Very nice. Chia pets for everyone I don’t like and have to buy for anyway!

  4. babybull40 said

    Sorry Alien.. I don’t keep track of what words are used.. Maybe I ought to start..lol.. anyways I chose a different one.. “Merry”.. !!!

  5. Manuel said

    That was awesome; I can’t decide which one I liked best!!!

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