Monday, January 30, 2006

Better to give than to receive

So we all get bizarre presents sometimes, and we generally just smile and say "thanks," then donate them to Goodwill later.

But this Something Awful contributor has received some of the worst gifts I ever even heard of. I mean, I thought canned meat and an AC/DC hoodie were bad, but when he got to "A Picture With a Bunch of Cats Walking Into the Sun," I was howling. You couldn't (wouldn't) make this stuff up.

Says the guy: "I mean, seriously, just fucking look at it. It's got some cats. Ok. They're all different sizes and they're walking into the Sun. Alright. Apparently they are walking into the sun because they are being unfairly persecuted by white slashes and multicolored dots. Mmm-hm. The best I can figure is that this present was actually a charitable gift for someone else. I would assume my mother, the philanthropist that she is, met a starving artist on the street and gave him enough money to satiate his raging crack habit in return for this print."

4 comments:

Talia said...

Reminds me of a list(which I think was on PCJM a few years ago, in fact) where it was a list of terriboe Christmas gifts, one of which was a woman who had been given from hre mother-in-law a half-eaten box of chocolates, with the remaining chocolates full of puncutre marks from where they'd been tested by mom-in-law to see what flavor filling was inside.

PJ in Penticton said...

Unbelievable. And a few Christmases ago, my mother, who knows that since birth I've been legally blind in one eye and have no depth perception whatsoever, gave me a "Magic Eye" 3D-Illusion calendar, with the hidden image in each picture. (Or so I'm told.)

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with an AC/DC hoodie?

grandefille said...

Is it wrong that the cat picture didn't really bother me?

I mean, I wouldn't pay money for it, but ...

Okay, I am officially a Crazy Cat Lady. I'm going to Mall-Wart to buy out their stock of sweatshirts with kittens on them. See y'all.