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A rather depressing survey

Apparently 80% of our friends on the other side of the Pond would rather have the equivalent of a book token - a gift card - than a normal present for Christmas. Details here. I cannot find any details as to research method, so I'm taking this with a pinch of salt. Pretty miserable nevertheless.
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Blogger Newmania said... 12:15 pm

Could I please have some money wrapped , with exquisite taste in , some more money.

..and a tie  

Blogger Croydonian said... 12:29 pm

I wonder how many pennies one could enfold in a dollar bill? Anyway, I think it safe to say that one could cross N off one's list at a cost of less than a pound, and be safe in knowing he had been given just what he'd asked for.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 12:59 pm

Fucking idiots
I would just have a gun
I recall seeing an ad in Guns and ammo magazine many years ago of a loving couple sat on the sofa by a christmas tree , the man is delightedly opening a box to find an Ingram SMG inside it, even a gun nut like me good see the funny side to that (and get just a teeny bit jealous)  

Blogger Newmania said... 1:07 pm

...and I know excatly what use I would like to see that gun put to .
In a proper legal frame work with a properly functioning legal system of course.

Good to see you PHITCH I trust you slept the deep refreshing sleep of the pure in heart.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 1:16 pm

PH - Like it.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:18 pm

Mr mania have you ever heard the phrase "going postal"
That is the image I have of you (+:
when we do meet up I have a feelng that waterproof garments will be order of the day as we both foam at the mouth going o about how shit everything is  

Blogger Praguetory said... 1:21 pm

I think the poll is a sign of prosperity.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:22 pm

mania what is your email adress I seem to have lost it , send it to me via C (if you want)
I have lots of pics of naked women I need to get rid of (+:  

Blogger Newmania said... 1:23 pm

PHITCH I am a light hearted chap but I an so depressed angry and saddened about the whole"Google Eugene and Pink Floyd " matter that in my fuming I missed my Croydon stop and went to Gatwick.

C I `m sorry really that is more than enough I come here for sanity and good humour .

Smiley face back on!!  

Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 2:09 pm

hey is the naked bird thing open to all cummers  

Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 2:13 pm

C you may know this but appareantly in 18th century france they banned punsters from court for beiong boring.
quite right too  

Blogger Croydonian said... 2:15 pm

That I did not know. Some are worthy of a ban, but sometimes a gem is turned up.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 2:15 pm

I'd also rather have a book token than a present that someone chose for me. That or a new car.  

Blogger Stan Bull said... 2:16 pm

Well, JHL is in combative form over at Ellee's and his own dire excuse of a blog.... and he seems to have taken offense at a comment or two made by Mr Newmania and my good self. He lashes out at that nice Mr Dale as well: "Iain Dale is guilty of publishing a libel on his blog... He has allowed his blog to degenerate to the gutter level of that other Tory blog operated by Guido".

He's getting ever more enraged. Who knows where it might all end.....  

Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 2:19 pm

I can't find his ban anywhere on guido

the wonderful popes underpants got told as did,I believe,die fuhrers lederhosen

had to be done,he wasn't funny  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 2:27 pm

The court of Louis xiv was indeed the foundation of our modern social construct at his royal court. He and his happy cohorts more or less invented the 'tea' party and thus the modern dinner party etc. He was very keen on all being happy in his court. He built Versailles too.
The French still laud him for this.

Anyway, I see the use most common use for a book token this year will be Hannnibal Rising (according ot Amazon). That should please PH!  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 2:58 pm

you remember the popes underpants mr mortice ? (+:  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:00 pm

Verity thats it set you sites low (+:

Im hoping for an overfinch range rover from santa , I would then drive it to green daves house and run a baby seal over outside his house , If i could drag a whale there I would.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:00 pm


Blogger Croydonian said... 3:07 pm

CU - Another worthwhile anecdote. He was also responsible for the norm of western women giving birth supine, as he wanted to watch and that position suited him best.

PH - Pilot whales are quite small.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:20 pm

Croydonian! Don't tell PHitch that pilot whales are quite small. He'll want one!

Croydonian was just being funny, PHitch. Pilot whales are bigger than Cherie Blair.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:21 pm

louis also had similar interests to mark oaten , only with women.
So I have read.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:21 pm

I am not referring to Liberal politics (+:  

Blogger Croydonian said... 3:24 pm

Compared to Moby Dick (my favourite novel of all time, possibly) they are, and can be found near the Faroe Islands.

PH - maybe they should be called Parisian vices rather than Belgian vices.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:41 pm

Speaking of ... uh ... what were we speaking of? Anyway, this is by way of noting that we now have serial killers working in teams. It seems the fellow who was arrested for killing those prostitutes had an accomplice. I thought they were two individual suspects, but no. The were known to each other and the police obviously suspect them of working together.

BTW, is all this information legal? Can these men ever get a fair trial now that they've been named, their places of employment and abode have been named and one of them has been giving interviews? Didn't these people used to be known as "the suspect, who cannot be named"?  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:42 pm

aka Verity  

Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 3:45 pm

when I said he wasn't funny I meant JHL not the popes underpants.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 4:03 pm

I've been mulling on how prejudiced any trial of these individuals might be. Can't say that I'm particularly impressed by the naming of names etc. Still, 'wonder ye then at the fiery hunt?'  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 5:01 pm

What nation can we blame for CBT? (+:
probably the japanese  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 5:54 pm

Croydonian, What are you hoping for this Xmas? Has that already been asked?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 6:02 pm

Erm, winning the blogger of the year poll at Dale's would be nice.....  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 7:14 pm

That was my previous anonymous comment, it slipped through accidentally. I shall now go and vote for you, try and make your wish come true.

Have a very happy Xmas.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 9:38 am

Ellee, that is very kind of you. Thank you. And a very happy Christmas to you and your family.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 9:52 am

What a bore Xmas is.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 10:08 am

Re Verity's earlier post:-


Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's just my luck to get
One perfect rose.'

D. Parker  

Blogger James Higham said... 7:42 pm

Or no present at all is even better.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:36 am

James Higham - in a strange sort of way, I get your strange sort of point.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 10:17 pm

Whingeing poms. Go and learn to play cricket.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 10:33 pm

Such wit, such repartee.  

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