Christmas haul 2018: Best, worst, and most pointless presents - who got what?

Best.....tickets for 2 on vintage steam train,probably go for East Lancashire Railway.

Worst........novelty golf socks,2 pairs,never to be seen again.
 
Best.....tickets for 2 on vintage steam train,probably go for East Lancashire Railway.

Worst........novelty golf socks,2 pairs,never to be seen again.
Why do people bother with novelty gifts? Five seconds of embarrassing enforced mirth and then that's it.

Junk.
 

endure

GCM

Pisseduppardre

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A very nice bottle of single malt. It may prove to be the start of a wonderful, if brief, relationship. I also got given a few of the "Voices From..." series of books. All I need is a few hours of peace to get acquainted with them both.
 
West Bromwich Albion tickets for tomorrow, shame I am a West Ham Utd fan,




(I'm not really)
 
A very nice bottle of single malt. It may prove to be the start of a wonderful, if brief, relationship. I also got given a few of the "Voices From..." series of books. All I need is a few hours of peace to get acquainted with them both.
I like the down to earth juxtaposition after the picture in the preceding post ;)
 

MrBane

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I got a bottle of 'Real Feel' Durex lube. A gift to myself from myself, as it was reduced to £1.80 from £5 and sometimes spit just doesn't cut the mustard.

Having now used it (Since the first paragraph was typed FYI), I am not sure what 'real' it's meant to equate to. A Welsh coalminers arse? A Clydesdale horse?

Hm.

ETA: This is for masturbation. Just to clarify. I read my post and it smelled faintly of arrse banditry. Which is not my style. Unless she's asleep.
 
I got a bottle of 'Real Feel' Durex lube. A gift to myself from myself, as it was reduced to £1.80 from £5 and sometimes spit just doesn't cut the mustard.

Having now used it (Since the first paragraph was typed FYI), I am not sure what 'real' it's meant to equate to. A Welsh coalminers arse? A Clydesdale horse?

Hm.

ETA: This is for masturbation. Just to clarify. I read my post and it smelled faintly of arrse banditry. Which is not my style. Unless she's asleep.
Thought you were going to say it was to avoid fingerprints from your truncheon being left on the back of perps knees.

ETA no doubt some will find your review on the product informative as to whether it helped a slippery bobby make his bobbie slippery? :lol:
 
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endure

GCM
I got a bottle of 'Real Feel' Durex lube. A gift to myself from myself, as it was reduced to £1.80 from £5 and sometimes spit just doesn't cut the mustard.

Having now used it (Since the first paragraph was typed FYI), I am not sure what 'real' it's meant to equate to. A Welsh coalminers arse? A Clydesdale horse?

Hm.

ETA: This is for masturbation. Just to clarify. I read my post and it smelled faintly of arrse banditry. Which is not my style. Unless she's asleep.

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Pope slams 'insatiable greed' at Christmas Eve Mass | DW | 25.12.2018
On the one hand he has a point about mindless all consuming excess but on the other, why are his churches lined with gold instead of being more modest eh? eh? Surely the Vatican should do as Jesus would do and give away their wealth? Socialists telling folk what to do..
As Drug Stanhope said about the Catholic Church. "They've got more money than a Colombian drug cartel and have left more bodies in their wake."

Nice of the man in the ornate palace to lectures others about corpulent greed.
Religious twats always ruin Christmas.
 

ADBO

LE
Amongst a ton of great stuff, I got a bottle of James I brandy. It is the best I've ever drink and made me a happy man. I aslo got some good books to read which will come on handy over the next 5 weeks or so as I say au revoir to my right kidney on the 27th.
 

DarkBrig

Old-Salt
Best: picture frame that swivels so that will be two pics of me and the dog (four legged) on show
Worst: a six pack of becks blue from the other dog (two legged)
Most pointless: see immediately above
 
Ehmm, an interesting one from my brother.
A build your own twin lens reflex old style film camera with a Haynes manual, that has step by step instructions.
This will be a doddle I thought, but f*ck me it was to say the least, interesting and involving.
The screws were tiny and I had to dig out my head torch and super strength glasses and tweezers.
It also involved several tiny springs and I knew if one went ping and flew across the room the whole lot would have to go in the bin, as I would never find it.
It took me about an hour to tune the shutter, and about three hours in total to build.
But all is good.
I will put a roll of 35mm film through it, just for shits and giggles, but can see no reason that in reasonable light it will not produce a very good image.
Recommend one if you have a few hours/days to kill.
I have no idea what plastic the majority of components are made of, but my guess is Kryptonite, as I was applying serious amounts of torque to self tapping screws that were no more than 1 mm wide and barely 2.5 mm long.

My bro bought it as a joke, along with a very nice bottle of cognac, as he thought it would be a laugh to watch me try, and fail to build it when pissed.

I won.
 
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Ehmm, an interesting one from my brother.
A build your own twin lens reflex old style film camera with a Haynes manual, that has step by step instructions.
This will be a doddle I thought, but f*ck me it was to say the least interesting and involving.
The screws were tiny and I had to dig out my head torch and super strength glasses and tweezers.
It also involved several tiny springs and I knew if one went ping and flew across the room the whole lot would have to go in the bin, as I would never find it.
It took me about an hour to tune the shutter, and about three hours in total to build.
But all is good.
I will put a roll of 35mm film through it, just for shits and giggles, but can see no reason that in reasonable light it will not produce a very good image.
Recommend one if you have a few hours/days to kill.
I have no idea what plastic the majority of components are made of, but my guess is Kryptonite, as I was applying serious amounts of torque to self tapping screws that were barely 2.5 mm long.

My bro bought it as a joke, along with a very nice bottle of cognac, as he thought it would be a laugh to watch me try, and fail to build it when pissed.

I won.
Do you still have some?
 

Boris_Johnson

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DirtyBAT
I got this:

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Not bad for my Secret Santa eh?

I'm currently quaffing a glass with elderflower tonic, along with a selection of savoury crackers topped with Gorgonzola, fig, date and balsamic chutney.

Merry Christmas, peasants.
 

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