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Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« on: November 25, 2011, 02:10 PM »
Every year my wife asks me what I want for Christmas. I respond with things like certain vintage star wars stuff or certain figures or ships. Or I might respond with certain vintage video game carts or systems or certain programming books. Of course non of this stuff is ever available in real stores. No matter what I ask for I'm told that is stuff you can buy for yourself. What is stuff she can actually find and buy for me?

Do you guys have this problem? People ask what you want for Christmas but never want to buy those kinds of things you ask for?

So what are some good things the average Star Wars geek could get for Christmas even if he already owns a comb?
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Re: Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2011, 02:33 PM »
This pretty much happens to me every year. They'll ask what I want and then they'll ask me where to find it, as if there wasn't a Barnes & Noble in every city in America. A couple years back I asked for that Making of ESB book, and they got me a Darth Vader cookie jar. This year, I mentioned something about either the Achtung Baby boxset or the Pearl Jam 20 book, so I'll just have to wait and see what I get.

I've asked the people I buy for what they want, and I've already got all of it, so there's really no excuse why they can't get me what I want. I'm sure I'll end up buying both those things on December 26th.
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Re: Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2011, 04:15 PM »
Yeah, that's sad, Ben. Google is useful, or even Amazon... Of course, I've come to the realization that most people in my family don't enjoy the same music or don't know about Star Wars that I've sent out my list with pictures on it.

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Re: Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011, 04:50 PM »
This pretty much happens to me every year. They'll ask what I want and then they'll ask me where to find it, as if there wasn't a Barnes & Noble in every city in America. A couple years back I asked for that Making of ESB book, and they got me a Darth Vader cookie jar. This year, I mentioned something about either the Achtung Baby boxset or the Pearl Jam 20 book, so I'll just have to wait and see what I get.

I've asked the people I buy for what they want, and I've already got all of it, so there's really no excuse why they can't get me what I want. I'm sure I'll end up buying both those things on December 26th.

wow you come across as really ungrateful and self entitled in that post.

I just tell them I don't want anything because in reality the things I want are too expensive and I don't expect or want my family and friends to spend a lot of their money on me. I end up settling for a book or maybe a cheap xbox game if they really want to get me something. The same applies for birthdays too.

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Re: Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2011, 03:16 PM »
My biggest problem is I'll put the effort in and they won't. It's already started this year, and I kind of flew off the handle there. It happens every year, so I guess that yes, I am quite ungrateful. They don't try or care, so whatever.  :-\
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Re: Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2011, 10:57 PM »
So much for the joy of giving  ::)

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Re: Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2011, 01:11 PM »
Question: "What do you want for Christmas?" I respond with my list. The following is a list of common responses I get back:

Why do you want that?
Where are you going to put that?
There is no room for that.
I don't buy that kind of thing.
That is something you can buy for yourself.
You don't need that.
What is something you want that I can actually buy in a store?
You'll shoot your eye out.
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Re: Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2011, 09:41 AM »
That is hilarious...I have heard every single one of those comments, except for the eye thing.  :D

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Re: Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2011, 09:23 PM »
You'll shoot your eye out.

Reminds me of a movie.  Can't quite put a finger on it  Seems strangely seasonal.  :-X
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Re: Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« Reply #9 on: December 1, 2011, 08:00 AM »
You'll shoot your eye out.

Reminds me of a movie.  Can't quite put a finger on it  Seems strangely seasonal.  :-X

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Re: Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« Reply #10 on: December 1, 2011, 09:20 AM »
Did I miss that movie marathon?  Brainfart - thought it ran 24x7 on tbs on or after Thanksgiving....
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Re: Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« Reply #11 on: December 1, 2011, 09:35 AM »
The "Scud Farkus" marathon actually starts Christmas Eve.  :D

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Re: Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« Reply #12 on: December 1, 2011, 10:37 AM »
You'll shoot your eye out.

Reminds me of a movie.  Can't quite put a finger on it  Seems strangely seasonal.  :-X

Ask Scott. He seems to know about that kind of thing.
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Re: Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« Reply #13 on: December 1, 2011, 10:56 AM »
Yeah, I believe there's a king in it that where's a red suit, kind of jolly, fat, and there are elves.

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Re: Age old question - What do you want for Christmas?
« Reply #14 on: December 1, 2011, 12:21 PM »
I'd actually like to just watch Christmas Vacation, unedited, for once.  It seems ABC Family has the rights this year.  ::)  Why can't Comedy Central get it and air it at 1 a.m. at least once?  Blah.
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