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07 Dec 2012 01:48 PM   |   3132 clicks   |   Slate
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DanZero    [TotalFark]  
This had to be submitted by a liter, for everyone knows the AW revolution happens daily on TFD

07 Dec 2012 12:55 PM
Dr.Knockboots     
*"accidentally" takes off his shirt and pours water over his ripped, muscular body*

Oh, I didn't see you there.. I was just planning on writing my wish list for Christmas this year..I didn't get anything last Christmas *rubs his bulging bicep*..as I was alone. It'd sure be nice if someone would kindly remind me of the spirit of the holiday season *removes his jeans to reveal a killer ass wrapped up in his sport cut boxer briefs*. I've been a good boy this year *insert bs moment about charity work and helping children and puppies*.. any sort of reward would be welcomed.. even something simple as a card. *queue In The Arms of An Angel*.

*leaves his wish list on the table and walks slowly out of the room*

"you'll fiiiiiind.... some comfort here."

07 Dec 2012 01:45 PM
fknra     
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07 Dec 2012 01:58 PM
ChipNASA     

Dr.Knockboots: *"accidentally" takes off his shirt and pours water over his ripped, muscular body*

Oh, I didn't see you there.. I was just planning on writing my wish list for Christmas this year..I didn't get anything last Christmas *rubs his bulging bicep*..as I was alone. It'd sure be nice if someone would kindly remind me of the spirit of the holiday season *removes his jeans to reveal a killer ass wrapped up in his sport cut boxer briefs*. I've been a good boy this year *insert bs moment about charity work and helping children and puppies*.. any sort of reward would be welcomed.. even something simple as a card. *queue In The Arms of An Angel*.

*leaves his wish list on the table and walks slowly out of the room*

"you'll fiiiiiind.... some comfort here."


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07 Dec 2012 01:59 PM
Boondock3806     
I'm all in favor if the app adheres to tits or gtfo.

07 Dec 2012 02:00 PM
RY28     
Unicorn farts ?

07 Dec 2012 02:02 PM
madgonad     
Is this a GD thread?

07 Dec 2012 02:07 PM
farkeruk     
Do you have her address? You have an address-but that was from a year ago. Is it still good? OK, maybe you can call your mom to ask. But then you'd have to talk to your mom. And anyway, her birthday is in two days; you'd have to spring for express shipping to get it there on time.

So, let me get who this is for? It's for people who:-

1. have a sister who doesn't live near them
2. who they are friendly-enough with that they want to send a gift
3. but don't have their address
4. but they are on facebook together
5. but don't have their email address to send them a gift via Lockers
6. or their workplace address
7. and can't just call to say "hi, I realised that I should have your address, in case something happens"
8. and are uncomfortable with calling their mothers
9. and don't have fathers
10. or other siblings
11. and don't have their sister's email address so that they can just send an iTunes or Amazon voucher
12. and can't just call on the day and say "hi, your present is in the post". It's your sister, not your wife.
13. and they trust Facebook with their credit card

got it. huge success. going to start reaping that $100bn $50bn investment.

07 Dec 2012 02:07 PM
Fark Reddit or bust     
- I want it, and I want it now!!

"Okay, Veruca..."

07 Dec 2012 02:19 PM
PlusCestLaMeme     
Thank you, subby, for using "gift giving" in the headline. As opposed to "gifting", which was used repeatedly in TFA. A "gift" is something you GIVE. You don't GIFT it.

// for fark sake.

07 Dec 2012 02:21 PM
Mimic_Octopus     
2 things.

1. when you want to sound smart, using the term "first world" whatever makes you look like an idiot that stopped learning in the 80's. we are now a"developed nation" as opposed to undeveloped and developing nations; there are no 1st, 2nd, 3rd world countries.

2. Just stop giving gifts you materialistic whore. no one needs shiat that costs what trivial amount you are willing to spend. how about a farking house, or an organ transplant or a student loan debt ? do you really love me ? fark off with your DVD and $50 abercrombie gift card.

this writer is a complete biatch perpetuating all that is wrong with modern society.

07 Dec 2012 02:25 PM
vonzales     

madgonad: Is this a GD thread?


Those were the days...

07 Dec 2012 02:27 PM
gizmokid18     

vonzales: madgonad: Is this a GD thread?

Those were the days...


But long gone they are............

07 Dec 2012 02:40 PM
StaleCoffee     
FTA: The other major recent innovation is electronic gift cards, which are basically just another way to give cash.

Or it's a way to buy clothes for your wife/girlfriend that they don't send to goodwill because you lost the tags, AND gives them shopping time to pick what they want, and since it's a gift card for something specific rather than cash it's a blatant "yes, go buy yourself clothes you like" stamp without weird relationship politics like her wondering "Why did he just leave me fifty bucks on the dresser next to a half eaten candy cane?"

07 Dec 2012 02:47 PM
mlfa     
I miss her :(

07 Dec 2012 02:48 PM
katerbug72     

mlfa: I miss her :(


Where did she go?

07 Dec 2012 02:50 PM
FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  
I don't know which is worse... the hijacking and ruining of threads by certain people, or the ruining and hijacking of threads by people who obviously don't know how to GIS for tits wondering where the certain thread ruiners went.

07 Dec 2012 02:56 PM
stonicus     

mlfa: I miss her :(


You need to adjust your sights...

07 Dec 2012 03:01 PM
katerbug72     

FirstNationalBastard: I don't know which is worse... the hijacking and ruining of threads by certain people, or the ruining and hijacking of threads by people who obviously don't know how to GIS for tits wondering where the certain thread ruiners went.


She always annoyed the hell out of me with her blatant AWing but I'm curious as to where she went. Do men really like that sort of person?

07 Dec 2012 03:03 PM
BumpInTheNight     
I heard she leveled up and hangs out on chatroulette now.

07 Dec 2012 03:09 PM
StaleCoffee     

FirstNationalBastard: I don't know which is worse... the hijacking and ruining of threads by certain people, or the ruining and hijacking of threads by people who obviously don't know how to GIS for tits wondering where the certain thread ruiners went.


Things to remember: turn safe search back on while at work.

Also, she looks like my psychiatrist.

07 Dec 2012 03:11 PM
vonzales     

FirstNationalBastard: I don't know which is worse... the hijacking and ruining of threads by certain people, or the ruining and hijacking of threads by people who obviously don't know how to GIS for tits wondering where the certain thread ruiners went.


ya, i know what you mean.

/BIE?
//EIP

07 Dec 2012 03:14 PM
ThighsofGlory     

BumpInTheNight: I heard she leveled up and hangs out on chatroulette now.


So I can take her off ignore?

07 Dec 2012 03:17 PM
KrispyKritter     

katerbug72: FirstNationalBastard: I don't know which is worse... the hijacking and ruining of threads by certain people, or the ruining and hijacking of threads by people who obviously don't know how to GIS for tits wondering where the certain thread ruiners went.

She always annoyed the hell out of me with her blatant AWing but I'm curious as to where she went. Do men really like that sort of person?


i thought she was from the 'chicks with dicks' category and yes, men like that kind of thing. there are millions of prostitutes in America, more than half are male, and its guys who are the clients. a little Maybelline, some high heels and a necklace, it's all good. the ones that come with a handle are just easier to flip over.

07 Dec 2012 03:20 PM
SearchN     

FirstNationalBastard: I don't know which is worse... the hijacking and ruining of threads by certain people, or the ruining and hijacking of threads by people who obviously don't know how to GIS for tits wondering where the certain thread ruiners went.


What if we do know how to use GIS but still enjoy posting said images?

07 Dec 2012 03:25 PM
TrainingWheelsNeeded     

katerbug72: mlfa: I miss her :(

Where did she go?


she got her third DUI, is in the tank for bit.

07 Dec 2012 03:26 PM
AngryJailhouseFistfark     

KrispyKritter: i thought she was from the 'chicks with dicks' category and yes, men like that kind of thing. there are millions of prostitutes in America, more than half are male, and its guys who are the clients. a little Maybelline, some high heels and a necklace, it's all good. the ones that come with a handle are just easier to flip over.


Guy in the dress is a beauty, go all the way I tellya never can tell come on honey pull up yo' socks!
Goin' down down down down-town.
Down down-town.
Goin' down down down down-town.
Down down-town.


and of course, Lola.

07 Dec 2012 03:29 PM
gizmokid18     

ThighsofGlory: BumpInTheNight: I heard she leveled up and hangs out on chatroulette now.

So I can take her off ignore?


I wouldn't she still lurks sometimes, although i haven't seen her in a few months
The whole AW thing she did was fun at first just for the hell of it, but then it just got old
It's all fun until you start trying to send folks from here to your personal pay-to-look at me site.

07 Dec 2012 03:31 PM
madpiper     

gizmokid18: ThighsofGlory: BumpInTheNight: I heard she leveled up and hangs out on chatroulette now.

So I can take her off ignore?

I wouldn't she still lurks sometimes, although i haven't seen her in a few months
The whole AW thing she did was fun at first just for the hell of it, but then it just got old
It's all fun until you start trying to send folks from here to your personal pay-to-look at me site.


She tried that crap with me. I immediately put her on ignore. She got on my nerves way before that, though.

07 Dec 2012 03:35 PM
gizmokid18     
I will give GD this, she did do such a god job at AWing that whenever that term comes up she is usually asked about in the next 15 comments.

07 Dec 2012 03:44 PM
pottie     

FirstNationalBastard: I don't know which is worse... the hijacking and ruining of threads by certain people, or the ruining and hijacking of threads by people who obviously don't know how to GIS for tits wondering where the certain thread ruiners went.


It's the spice in the mix that is the difference between chili and just soup. You have to admit that she brought a lot of spice to the threads. I do miss her...

07 Dec 2012 03:45 PM
ChipNASA     

gizmokid18: I will give GD this, she did do such a god job at AWing that whenever that term comes up she is usually asked about in the next 15 comments.


I wonder what kind of AWing she's doing now???

GIGGITY!!!

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07 Dec 2012 03:57 PM
Grables'Daughter     
TrainingWheelsNeeded: katerbug72: mlfa: I miss her :(

Where did she go?

she got her third DUI, is in the tank for bit.


This is not true.

07 Dec 2012 04:07 PM
vonzales     
speak of the dev... er.. um...subject of a threadjack.

07 Dec 2012 04:12 PM
Combustion     

Grables'Daughter: TrainingWheelsNeeded: katerbug72: mlfa: I miss her :(

Where did she go?

she got her third DUI, is in the tank for bit.

This is not true.


4th?

07 Dec 2012 04:13 PM
Grables'Daughter     
Combustion: Grables'Daughter: TrainingWheelsNeeded: katerbug72: mlfa: I miss her :(

Where did she go?

she got her third DUI, is in the tank for bit.

This is not true.

4th?


: )

No.

07 Dec 2012 04:16 PM
ChipNASA     

Grables'Daughter: TrainingWheelsNeeded: katerbug72: mlfa: I miss her :(

Where did she go?

she got her third DUI, is in the tank for bit.

This is not true
.


HI!!!!! (Glad you said otherwise) 

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/and may not like that.....

07 Dec 2012 04:17 PM
pottie     
Good to see you GD!

07 Dec 2012 04:22 PM
quietwalker     
Not to derail the conversation about who is an attention whore or not, and whether they're present, but ...

FTA: "Amazon Wish Lists ... only useful if your giftee is an Amazon shopper who maintains a list, which is a rare combination."

Isn't this only useful if your giftee is a heavy facebook user, who uses multiple apps, tends to purchase items through facebook/facebook sponsored links, and disables all the privacy-protection mechanisms so all the third party can snoop their data effectively?

Or is it just an analog to one of those sites where you pick the gender, the age, and relationship to you, and they offer popular gift choices? 'Cause we got those already.

07 Dec 2012 04:43 PM
davidab     

gizmokid18: I will give GD this, she did do such a god job at AWing that whenever that term comes up she is usually asked about in the next 15 comments.


you can still mention LBJ and people ask for the next 15 comments.

07 Dec 2012 05:51 PM
Grables'Daughter     
davidab: gizmokid18: I will give GD this, she did do such a god job at AWing that whenever that term comes up she is usually asked about in the next 15 comments.

you can still mention LBJ and people ask for the next 15 comments.


And I haven't been LBJ for years.

07 Dec 2012 07:12 PM
Coyote Doyenne     
*pinches GD on the butt*

07 Dec 2012 07:39 PM
ladyfortuna     

farkeruk: Do you have her address? You have an address-but that was from a year ago. Is it still good? OK, maybe you can call your mom to ask. But then you'd have to talk to your mom. And anyway, her birthday is in two days; you'd have to spring for express shipping to get it there on time.

So, let me get who this is for? It's for people who:-

1. have a sister who doesn't live near them - two, in fact, plus cousins on the west coast
2. who they are friendly-enough with that they want to send a gift - I would love to give gifts outside my immediate family, maybe someday I'll be able to afford to... and it will be a glorious day of surprise giving at that point.
3. but don't have their address - I do not keep an 'address' book, because every time I try I lose it and have to make a new one
4. but they are on facebook together - damn that site for being so useful
5. but don't have their email address to send them a gift via Lockers - ?
6. or their workplace address - who keeps workplace addresses for other people they don't need for work purposes?
7. and can't just call to say "hi, I realised that I should have your address, in case something happens" - for me at least it's always AFTER something happens that I think of this
8. and are uncomfortable with calling their mothers - not applicable for me
9. and don't have fathers - where do you think my lack of organization came from
10. or other siblings - see #1
11. and don't have their sister's email address so that they can just send an iTunes or Amazon voucher - the vouchers feel weird, like we're just exchanging cash
12. and can't just call on the day and say "hi, your present is in the post". It's your sister, not your wife. ?
13. and they trust Facebook with their credit card - credit cards mostly have protection against theft, and better than debit cards... also I have one on file for advertising my business, I've not had any problems.



All that said, I added some people last night through Amazon's site, and it double counted my one sister who was already on my list, so clearly there are some bugs to be worked out.

/shrug

07 Dec 2012 08:00 PM
Grables'Daughter     
Coyote Doyenne: *pinches GD on the butt*

*Kisses Coyote Doyenne square on the lips*

07 Dec 2012 08:21 PM
stewbert     
I've passed Peak Facebook, personally. FB's plan to make FB synonymous with the internet isn't working for me. I don't even use it on my browser anymore. Why TF would I want to "like" Samsung or Walmart or shiat like that? Then they start posting shiat on my wall. And I can't care less what companies my friends like.

I like to use FB like my own personal Fark thread (partially since mods don't greenlight my shiat). Often it's to share a link I found on Fark. And sometimes I like to argue with my extended family when I'm bored or surly. But I only interact with people I know. If I'm going to argue/debate/talk with random assholes on the 'net, it's going to be on Fark.

Get the fark off my lawn.

07 Dec 2012 11:23 PM
GoSurfing    [TotalFark]  
Don't expect facebook to be around in 5-10 years if this is the best they could come up with since the IPO.

08 Dec 2012 01:20 AM
Pizilla     
pancake thread?

08 Dec 2012 01:23 AM
davidab     

Grables'Daughter: davidab: gizmokid18: I will give GD this, she did do such a god job at AWing that whenever that term comes up she is usually asked about in the next 15 comments.

you can still mention LBJ and people ask for the next 15 comments.

And I haven't been LBJ for years.


and I miss her too

08 Dec 2012 02:56 AM
Jedekai     

Grables'Daughter: Coyote Doyenne: *pinches GD on the butt*

*Kisses Coyote Doyenne square on the lips*


WHICH ONES, DAMMIT?!

08 Dec 2012 05:52 AM
Coyote Doyenne     

Jedekai: Grables'Daughter: Coyote Doyenne: *pinches GD on the butt*

*Kisses Coyote Doyenne square on the lips*

WHICH ONES, DAMMIT?!


Both. ;)

/I'd hope

08 Dec 2012 11:08 AM
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