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Old 12-21-2006, 03:46 PM
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New idea. Make the average year 364 days, but make December 24th 48 hours long so men can get their Christmas shopping done. The first 24 hours could be used for fishing, thinking about what your gonna buy for the wife, sleeping, etc. The remaining 24 hours of Dec 24th can be spent, fishing, thinking some more about what your gonna buy the wife, and the acutal act of shopping. The actual act of shopping can be further broken down into the last 1 hour most stores are open on the 48 hour long Dec 24th. Please leave yourself time to wrap the gift. And rewrap the gift seventeen more times until all decorative paper and scotch tape (and Scotch) is used up. (Please keep small animals and children away from the wrapping area.) The wife always seems to tear up a bit when she see's my gift wrapping job, it's either the paper cuts or she knows it was wrapped with love by none other than me. Any other input on this 48 hour idea would be appreciated.

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Old 12-21-2006, 04:42 PM
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The 24th started at noon today around here. So this year the 24th is 84 hours long.

Pre-holidays get longer every year

It's not a holiday (unless you celebrate Chanukah) so get back to work


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Old 12-21-2006, 05:38 PM
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84 hours...that's crazy. It would never work....that's 3.5 days. What are you gonna do with the left over .5 day?


Ludicrous - 12/21/2006 3:46 PM

Any other input on this 48 hour idea would be appreciated.
Your reply reminded me of this "There's Something about Mary" scene:



Hitchhiker: You heard of this thing, the 8-Minute Abs?
Ted: Yeah, sure, 8-Minute Abs. Yeah, the excercise video.
Hitchhiker: Yeah, this is going to blow that right out of the water. Listen to this: 7... Minute... Abs.
Ted: Right. Yes. OK, all right. I see where you're going.
Hitchhiker: Think about it. You walk into a video store, you see 8-Minute Abs sittin' there, there's 7-Minute Abs right beside it. Which one are you gonna pick, man?
Ted: I would go for the 7.
Hitchhiker: Bingo, man, bingo. 7-Minute Abs. And we guarantee just as good a workout as the 8-minute folk.
Ted: You guarantee it? That's - how do you do that?
Hitchhiker: If you're not happy with the first 7 minutes, we're gonna send you the extra minute free. You see? That's it. That's our motto. That's where we're comin' from. That's from "A" to "B".
Ted: That's right. That's - that's good. That's good. Unless, of course, somebody comes up with 6-Minute Abs. Then you're in trouble, huh?
[Hitchhiker convulses]
Hitchhiker: No! No, no, not 6! I said 7. Nobody's comin' up with 6. Who works out in 6 minutes? You won't even get your heart goin, not even a mouse on a wheel.
Ted: That - good point.
Hitchhiker: 7's the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 doors. 7, man, that's the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's tale from the sea. It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.
Ted: Why?
Hitchhiker: 'Cause you're f-in' fired!





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Old 12-21-2006, 06:00 PM
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Ludicrous - 12/21/2006 5:38 PM

Your reply reminded me of this "There's Something about Mary" scene:
Clearly, you have started 84 hours early also (on the eggnog)

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Around here, HOT SPOT and I are "gift card" shoppers. In other words, we get gift cards for everyone. Less stress on us and it let's the recipients get what they wanted
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:10 PM
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TrollnHeel - 12/21/2006 8:31 PM

Around here, HOT SPOT and I are "gift card" shoppers. In other words, we get gift cards for everyone. Less stress on us and it let's the recipients get what they wanted
Yes gift cards work for everyone else, but they don't work for the wife! That's the point of the thread.
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Old 12-22-2006, 04:48 PM
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Ssoto0055 - 12/22/2006 3:10 PM

TrollnHeel - 12/21/2006 8:31 PM

Around here, HOT SPOT and I are "gift card" shoppers. In other words, we get gift cards for everyone. Less stress on us and it let's the recipients get what they wanted
Yes gift cards work for everyone else, but they don't work for the wife! That's the point of the thread.




unless you like getting punched in the nose.mine would hit me in the head if i gave her a gift card
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:59 PM
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lol that's what my mom's gettin...bath n body works gift card
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