Top of the list is the Best of Match Game DVD and the 8 disc Notre Dame's Greatest Games DVD set, including the pregame show of the Green Jersey Game from '77. Only thing missing from it would be the Sugar Bowl at the end of the '73 season between Notre Dame and Alabama, as it would be better than the overrated Houston Cotton Bowl.
The Horsemen DVD is 3 Discs and 9 hours. Let Us Rejoice and Sing Its Praise.
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.
"They're plump, ripe, and priced to move. Get your fat Samoan today!" (Packman V2)
* Bluetooth headset for phone * 1GB CompactFlash card, for camera * Spare battery, also for camera * The usual complement of underwear * $25 Target card * $100 Old Navy card * A bunch of candy in the ersatz stocking * Wire basket... which was the stocking * Shoe rack * Box o' chocolate (work) * Magnetic Monopoly-themed memo pad (also work) * $15 iTunes gift card * $50 in Amazon.com gift certificates * Fleece gloves (which should actually be usable for work) * A tin of Smart Mass putty (thinkgeek.com) (Solar Blue) * Mobster Stikfas (thinkgeek.com) * This (retro51.com) pen * A bunch of muhfuckin' Moleskine notebooks
Not bad, when I couldn't think of anything (besides the headset) that I wanted.
Ohio State beanbag chair Ohio State National Championship Game T-shirt Ohio State baseball cap Reuben Droughns #34 Browns Jersey (home brown) a ton of Sudoku magazines Family Guy Season 4 The Tick Season 1 Venture Bros. Season 1 "Transformers: The Movie" 20th Anniversary socks (x6 pair) CD/DVD Jewel cases
A wireless adapter for my computer, a belt, a Ranger ski cap, a Mets ice scraper, a Beatles poster, and a few other odds and sods like that. Plus we got some things for both my fiancee and I--household stuff including a mini-vacuum and a hand mixer.
My friend's 8-year-old really got into wrestling this year, so they got him a whole bunch of WWE stuff--puzzles, action figures, and so on. One of them was a real doozy--my friend is a terrific bargain hunter, and somewhere she found a WWF cage match set from 1997. The bendy wrestlers included were Austin, Michaels, Goldust--who for some reason was *dark green*--and The Interrogator. Which of course had me and the other wrestling fan present going, who the hell is The Interrogator? (If you don't remember either, it turns out that he was Kurrgan before the Oddities, part of a heel faction called The Truth Commission. I was mostly watching WCW at that time, but I wasn't THAT out of touch with the WWF!) There was also a more recent ring set which came with Taker and Angle. (And, on the back, has pictures of other action figures, including one of "Sean Michaels"! On an official WWE product! Yow!)
In addition, he also got a bunch of the action figures from the recent Backlash series--Edge, Batista, Trips, and so on. When he opened one of them, he said, "Why'd you get me Booker T? I hate Booker T!" So I did the whole "Tell me you did not just say that" routine, and then pointed out that there was at least one Booker fan in the room who'd be happy to take it off his hands. So now I've got Booker in my room next to an old Tommy Dreamer ECW action figure and a Kevin Nash NWO Beanie Baby Wolf. (I'm sure it sounds rather heelish to take a kids' present like that, but, believe me, he got *dozens* of presents from his family, not to mention that I bought him an mp3 player that is WAY too sweet to belong to an 8-year-old, so he's not going to miss it. They go way overboard on Christmas at his house.)
An extra wireless Xbox 360 controller, Xbox recharge station and battery, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, $120 in Best Buy gift cards to go towards my soon to be purchased WII, Special addition Disney's Robin Hood, Reebok zip-up hooded sweatshirt, an electric skillet a wallet and a the standard (from my family) 3 flavor jumbo Wal-Mart pop corn tin.
From IJ: a Patriots mug "to store pens and pencils in my office or drinking" (I chose the former.) red-hooded zip-up sweatshirt from "Bass" with matching T-shirt "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" 18-month calendar "for my office"
From everybody else: a SWEET Patriots fuzzy blanket some DVDs a really nice long-sleeve Nike shirt some cool Nike mesh pants a sudoku book a cooler foam disc shooter to annoy my co-workers some cool pens a wallet a $15 iTunes gift card a $10 Starbucks gift card a Seahawks hat a tool kit some ski gloves
Holy fuck shit motherfucker shit. Read comics. Fuck shit shit fuck shit I sold out when I did my job. Fuck fuck fuck shit fuck. Sorry had to do it....
Revenge of the Sith = one thumb up from me. Fuck shit. I want to tittie fuck your ass. -- The Guinness. to Cerebus
Handmade iron teapot with 2 matching cups/saucers. This watch (dickssportinggoods.com) (I don't fish, I just wanted something with a compass/stopwatch/thermometer on it and that apparently fit the bill) Food processor Lacrosse gloves for sparring in Kali class Whole Underarmor set for winter sports Winter bike gloves 3 pairs of running socks Pilates band (neon green!) 2 Laptop desks (from different folks, gave one to girlfriend) Avacado slicer Potato masher Kung Fu Hustle DVD New Tenacious D album Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth book 2 Yankee candles (carrot cake, fresh cut grass[!]) $50 for Hollywood Video rentals $50 for Linens and Things $15 for iTunes Frank Miller's "300" graphic novel Iron griddle & some gourmet pancake mix A pile of homemade cookies from my aunt 2 bags of homemade turkey jerky from my mom
I think that's everything that's notable. When you have both Hanukkah AND Christmas, you tend to overdo the gifts.
(edited by samoflange on 27.12.06 0850) Ken Kennedy debuted a new finisher: Jeff Hardy fans will insist on calling it the Swanton Bomb, but it looks WAY more devastating when not performed by a 180-pound fruitcake. -Rick Scaia 06.12.2006
Two fifths of Old Bushmills The new Joe Namath autobiography w/DVD Orson Welles & Anthony Perkins in The Trial DVD George Gershwin Anthology $150.00 gift card Macy's $25.00 gift card Barnes & Noble Monogrammed pen set new cds: Ornette Coleman--Sound Grammar Sonny Rollins--Sonny, Please! Barry Harris--Live in New York Volume 1 Donny Hathaway--Everything is Everything Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
(edited by NickBockwinkelFan on 28.12.06 0029) "Well, you can't involve friendship with business. It has to be one or the other. It's either business or friendship, or hit the bricks!" --Life Lessons from Bobby the Brain Heenan WCW Uncensored 2000 preview
Generalissimo Takada's Energy Beverage Provides Maximum Nourishment!
It was Christmas 1991 all over again this year, as I obtained a brand new, never opened Super Nintendo from my girlfriend!
There were other gifts, but most of them were *practical* like storage bins and stuff. The SNES blew me away. It was perfect. I had purchased about 15 new games for my old one around the time I left my job (not that I'd have any time to play since I'm looking for work and all *cough*) but the old system failed to work any longer.
Of course, with her vacation coming up next week, I wouldn't be shocked to discover she resigns after discovering the greatest gaming console ever created.
Originally posted by cfgbIt was Christmas 1991 all over again this year, as I obtained a brand new, never opened Super Nintendo from my girlfriend!
The SNES blew me away. It was perfect. I had purchased about 15 new games for my old one around the time I left my job (not that I'd have any time to play since I'm looking for work and all *cough*) but the old system failed to work any longer.
This makes me want to run down to my storage facility and dig out my SEGA Genesis.
EA's Bulls vs. Blazers awaits!
The NJ Nets Drazen Petrovich rules that game.
(edited by NickBockwinkelFan on 28.12.06 0035) "Well, you can't involve friendship with business. It has to be one or the other. It's either business or friendship, or hit the bricks!" --Life Lessons from Bobby the Brain Heenan WCW Uncensored 2000 preview
Generalissimo Takada's Energy Beverage Provides Maximum Nourishment!
A Steve Nash print for my office (myu haven for Sports Memorabilia) Dilbert and Cubs Calendars A tape measure from my son (to replace one he lost) Several DVDs (Sporanos, Night Court, Drew Carey) New Gwen Stefani CD
and, of coures, the joy of seeing my kids open all their presents
*A fish-tank shaped like R2D2 *The Dark Knight *Mad Men - Season One *LOST - Season Four *The Mr. Perfect & Hell In A Cell DVDs *The Office trivia game *A 12" Beaker action figure *Some old Batman micromachines from the first Tim Burton movie *Gift cards for Best Buy, Toys R Us and AMC Theaters
And a friend of mine who I've given a hard time about watching it as long as I've known him bought me the first season of the Gilmore Girls. I've heard nothing but good things, but I don't know if I'll be able to bring myself to admit to him if I like it.
Widescreen, always. Okay, I can deal with full frame if it's open matte, but even then it's only if a widescreen version doesn't exist (and even then I'll complain). (A good example of how open matte can spoil a scene can be found here: