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    Default Funny/Silly Christmas Gifts?

    Obviously we are all very grateful for ALL the gifts we kindly received this year, but has anyone received any funny, odd or plain wierd gifts?

    Chubby and I received a set of chopsticks from a friend of my Mum's (it is literally 7 pairs of chopsticks). As we thanked him for his lovely gift, he said "I thought that you would get a lot of use out of them"

    I wonder if Chubby was French if we would have been given a string of onions and a little beret hat...

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    I got a railway engine with my name on it. (Think Thomas the tank engine). It's going on my desk at school. It even speaks.

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    I was very pleased to get a copy of Dawkins "The God Delusion" for Christmas.

    You can't help smiling at the irony!

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    I got a computer controlled USB missile launcher!

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    I got a computer controlled USB missile launcher!
    I so nearly bought one of them for our Sysadmin at work. Can't remember why I didnt' now, probably because I sit behind the people he'd be shooting at and so would get hit by any stray missiles.

    Didn't really get any silly presents myself. Pair of ridiculously comfy boots, a contribution towards the new dinner suit I just bought, a bag for my regulators, some books and a wooly jumper. Plus the usual selection of chocolate etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLove
    I got a computer controlled USB missile launcher!
    I just got one of them too, which I think is awesome. Apparently you can rotate, elevate and fire from a PC app

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    Wanted, but sadly didn't get.

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/8148/

    Unfortunately now I shall have to buy them for myself.
    Turns out my ignore list is pretty much everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLove
    I got a computer controlled USB missile launcher!

    Me too.

    I have found some control software that will run under linux and a method of making them automatically track movement and fire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hillier

    Hello my name is Dave and I have been a geek for 11101 years.
    or 1D years

    I got a black hoodie saying "White of Garb, Black of Heart", a bit hard to explain to people who know me outside of fencing. Since I only wear black.
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    I got a toy hippo Also an epee but that's not really silly is it? But the guard is kind of funny...it has a dent and doesn't appear to have been polished properly (has lots of little black marks on it). Oh well, as long as it works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farrago
    Also an epee but that's not really silly is it?
    Depends where you are standing...

    Chubby got a little box of cards called the "50 most withering insults and put downs" in his stocking: we have had great fun insulting each other since Christmas Day . Still it is mainly for him to use on his minions at work...

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    Default Most bizarrre present I got?

    I got a double VHS set of some tv series called "The Kingdom". No, not the 10th Kingdom the Kingdom; a Danish [horror?] TV show that sounds suspiciously like that Kingdom Hospital TV series - only more Danish.

    No, I don't whether my Video Recorder works either...

    And I have a sneaky suspicion that I was the recipient of that person's unwnted christmas present ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hillier
    Me too.

    I have found some control software that will run under linux and a method of making them automatically track movement and fire.


    Hello my name is Dave and I have been a geek for 11101 years.
    Nice. Link please

    I was just going to write a batch file to fire it off at random intervals

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    Default Thomas the Tank Engine

    "I got a railway engine with my name on it. (Think Thomas the tank engine). It's going on my desk at school. It even speaks"

    Mavis???....isn't that the engine that hides up siding and jumps out on the twins Bill & Ben when they sneak off???

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    She thinks she's a very important engine - so important she has her name on her side, not a number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLove
    Nice. Link please

    I was just going to write a batch file to fire it off at random intervals

    http://scott.weston.id.au/software/pymissile-20060126/

    some work is still required though but judging by the number of people who got one of these this Christmas it should be ready soon.
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    I got a digital camera, and as anyone who has seen photos of me will attest, that's a seriously bad idea.....
    Threadkiller extraordinaire...

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    A pair of blue fluffy vibrating slippers. The instruction manual has diagrams showing how to insert the batteries (included!) and the disclaimer translated from chinese 'please to not wear if walking, sit down is recommended'. Wise words.

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