Greed Corner -- what do you REALLY want for Christmas?

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Postby cookie » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:00 pm

I want a throne. Something flashy to go with my tiara.

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Postby David Loftus » Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:29 am

There's been far too little of you in these here parts of late, Cookie.
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Postby JohnPacer » Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:22 pm

What I really want is a Wacom Cintiq tablet so that working with Photoshop or Painter might be somewhat enjoyable and somewhat like actually drawing and painting. It's too bad I can't get a device to make my computer emulate the smell of oil paint. Maybe I should squirt some out next to me while I work on the PC. God, I love that smell.

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Postby FrankChurch » Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:24 pm

I want one of those cigar store indians, who come to life and kill for me, when I rup the magic oracle.

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Re: Greed Corner -- what do you REALLY want for Christmas?

Postby diane bartels » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:15 am

I want a subscription to a small, dingy, dinky gym. Not one of the big sparkly one with smoothies where the girls walk around in skintight leotards. One with a couple machines, not always busy, where a big old guy named Sol, bearing a strange resemblance to Burgess Meredith, would put me through my paces with strictness but no judgment. And I could lose this gut, some of these thighs and a little rear. Don't wanna bounce a quarter offa my butt or nothin. Just want to be thinner. And I really like food a lot, so gotta go with the exercise. I realize Christmas went by and y'all been done with this thread for a while, but a kinda thought it was a good one. Diane

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Postby Steve Evil » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:26 am

A classroom full of quiet, well-behaved Doctor Who fans and a steady paycheque in the mail. Then I'd have to go out and join one of those gyms as well, where I wouldn't have to compete with a 300 pound 'roid ridden goliath to use the bench press.

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Postby diane bartels » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:51 am

A shot and a beer.

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Postby Lori Koonce » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:25 pm

I'm a woman of simple tastes. A passport, plane and pilot on retainer and enough money to see Jimmy Buffett, Bon Jovi and U2 no matter where in the world they are playing.

Oh, and may I have a liberal arts University? That way I know that my nice will have one to go to once she turns 18, shes only 10 now.

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Postby Lori Koonce » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:27 pm

One more thing... A chef and a baker at my disposal. Viva Baked Ham and Red Velvet Cake!

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Postby FrankChurch » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:25 am

You white folks sure love ham..kiss

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Postby David Loftus » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:56 am

I never eat ham.

I are one!
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Postby Lori Koonce » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:11 pm

Ya got a point David. It would be a bit canibalistic for you to be eating one! :D

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Postby Moderator » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:16 pm

I can't go into too many details, but it entails a grand-prize winning lottery ticket attached to a very large amount of money.

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Re: Greed Corner -- what do you REALLY want for Christmas?

Postby markabaddon » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:01 am

I cannot go into too many details either but mine involves my lady, a large vat of vaseline, 6 midgets and a trapeze. Shhh, don't tell her but it is going to be her birthday surprise..... :twisted:
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Re: Greed Corner -- what do you REALLY want for Christmas?

Postby Chuck Messer » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:53 pm

Muh two front teefs?
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