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XMAS ideas for the good and bad monkeys of the world

Basically a rehash of the same thread from this time last year. Got some pretty great feedback last year so figured i'd put it out there again, what does everyone want this year?

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Dec 11, 2017
dr_mantistoboggan_MD:

XMAS ideas for the good and bad monkeys of the world

Why do people type "XMAS"? I get it on signs somewhat when there is limited space. But, not really with computers.

So... are you athiest or just lazy?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Dec 16, 2017

I just assumed either a grammar zealot, MAGA bro, or Christian for the War on Xmas, would feel the need to comment on my choice and as a result artificially bump my post up to the top of the feed, so... i guess the real question is which one are you?

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Dec 11, 2017
dr_mantistoboggan_MD:

I just assumed either a grammar zealot, MAGA bro, or Christian for the War on Xmas, would feel the need to comment on my choice and as a result artificially bump my post up to the top of the feed, so... i guess the real question is which one are you?

Yes, some of those apply, but mainly curiosity. Nice question with a question.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Dec 12, 2017
dr_mantistoboggan_MD:

I just assumed either a grammar zealot, MAGA bro, or Christian for the War on Xmas, would feel the need to comment on my choice and as a result artificially bump my post up to the top of the feed, so... i guess the real question is which one are you?

Christmas is a Pagan holiday -- not Christian.

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Dec 13, 2017

I guess it either is similar enough to the sign of the Cross, or maybe derived from the Greek "Chi-Rho" for Christ's name.

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Dec 11, 2017

I'm a member of the student-run investment fund at my school, and I'm throwing a Christmas party at my apartment (it's really more of a pregame before we go out to bars). Getting the graduating president a bottle of Old Raj.

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
Dec 16, 2017

Gin, the most Christmas smelling of all the liquors. Good choice.

Dec 11, 2017
dr_mantistoboggan_MD:

Gin, the most Christmas smelling of all the liquors. Good choice.

Nah, you mean Rumple

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Dec 12, 2017

crypto currency

Dec 16, 2017

You mean that's what you meant to ask for last xmas?

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Dec 12, 2017

What do you all get for people who have everything they want/need? My go-to is usually a meal or an event, but I wouldn't mind mixing it up this year.

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Dec 16, 2017

Im a big fan of more experience type gifts for people who i know i cant really get physical stuff for (your idea of a meal/event works pretty well). For example i got my girlfriend's younger brother tickets for him and i to go see Action Bronson, i figure i get the instant karma points and look good for my potential future in laws, plus... i get to go to an AB concert lol.

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Dec 12, 2017

who is it and how close are you?

Dec 12, 2017

Thinking mainly of my parents. I always get the whole "you spending Christmas with us is all we care about" spiel whenever I ask about what they want.

Dec 12, 2017

get with your dad, have him take pictures of your baby photos and text them to you. make these into a slideshow that makes your mom laugh, cry, go "aww," and you'll be the son of the year. if you have siblings, be sure you include them.

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Dec 12, 2017

Haha damn, totally brilliant. Thanks man!

Dec 12, 2017

both my family and my in laws agreed not to do christmas presents this year, and it's one of the best feelings I've ever had for post-grad christmas. beforehand, when I was hardly buying anything except for my now-wife, it was awesome, being on the receiving end.

but now, being older, having to drive all over the southeast (thankfully no airplanes), see everyone, sleep in uncomfortable beds (my high school bed is worse than a Howard Johnson floor), trying to please all sides of everyone's family, and then get back to work quickly, the absolute last thing I want to do is ask everyone what they want, buy it, and then wrap it up.

the holidays are about family, and removing the commercialism from christmas is such a great feeling.

now to answer the question, what do I want?

  1. overhead waves and offshore winds
  2. no talking about politics
  3. some oral attention on I-95
  4. a good college football playoff
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Dec 16, 2017

I can empathize with your (and likely everyone's) desire for the family interaction to be light and civil. Up until last year i was rocking a 4 Christmas' type scenario (driving from BMore to basically the PA line then back to DC on XMas day) until i decided to start doing it at my place and just have everyone over. I wont have the Raven's-Steelers game to buffer the family this year so we shall see how it goes.

Dec 12, 2017

Alcohol never fails as a gift (barring any sober/boring people)

Dec 13, 2017

I'm celebrating Festivus.

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Dec 16, 2017

Already made my donation to the Human Fund.

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Dec 13, 2017

A good shaving scuttle.

Dec 13, 2017

Roy Moore hats are on sale

Dec 13, 2017

Do the hats say "Make America Sixteen Again"?

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Dec 14, 2017
jeffv1123:

Do the hats say "Make America Sixteen Again"?

Hahahaha... zing

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Dec 12, 2017

Dec 13, 2017

After years of having to cram my apartment with crap presents, I now allow only unique accessories for the liquor cabinet and anything charismatic like ugly Christmas sweaters/tops, etc. Top item on the list this year is any cocktail book I don't already own. Priorities first... Cheers.

Dec 14, 2017

The Liberator Wedge

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Dec 12, 2017

amazing

Dec 14, 2017

A call from HR saying my application has been successful ... :'(

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Dec 14, 2017

^ Nice spam blast Dr. Pepper.

Dec 14, 2017

An air mattress that fits under your desk.

Dec 14, 2017

" I like the holidays, but hate thinking up stuff I want."
it's a cruel world out there brother...

  1. socks
  2. craft beer
  3. favorite liquor
  4. cool pens
  5. concert ticket(s)
  6. Starbucks card

I started telling people who want to buy me shitty gifts to just give to our local toy drive. Not that I don't appreciate the gesture of "gift-giving," but at our age, anything you actually want, you already have. If you don't, then it is probably too expensive for someone else to buy.

Dec 14, 2017

I know it's 1st world problems, but it is the reality that I live in. Alcohol is a great go to, but I'm really trying to cut back.

I tried to get people to donate to charity instead of getting me something, but my family isn't having it.

Tickets to something is a good idea, but I'd have to take the wife so it probably gets slightly pricey for a small gift.

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Dec 14, 2017

CASH

Dec 14, 2017

Learn what people's drinking habits are.

A nicer bottle of wine, or gin or rum is always a good gift to receive.
You can shop for a lot of the people at one store alone (which alone is pretty good).

Another idea is trying to get something you know they like. If they are golfers, a box of ProV1's are always nice, if they collect money, you can buy some confederate collectors money for $10/$20 a bill.

If you don't know, just ask. It's not as weird as you think.

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Dec 14, 2017

All the above mentioned ideas are good (craft beer, wine, liquor, concert/sport tickets). The worst would be when you put in effort to buy something "cool" and the recipient ends up never using the gift you bought them. What I personally loved was receiving Starbucks gift cards. Low risk and chances of people using them are generally high.

Dec 14, 2017

A shaving/beard kit if they have facial hair.
The sauasage, cheeese and cracker holiday gift sets.
Drinks: Give them an out there bottle of something that they wouldn't run into on a normal day but is sill within your price range.

Are you good with your hands? You can make them stuff.
A giftcard that they can re-gift.
A nice kitchen knife within your range.
Set them up with cheap cooking lessons or painting lessons.
An expensive Dildo.
A cool book on a topic they like.
Netflix giftcard.
Amazon card, but that's kinda boring.
Restaurant gift cards.
Giftcards to do something that gets them out of the house, and out of their normal routines- but still something they would enjoy doing.
Headphones, you can get some amazing earbuds in the 30-45 dollar range. (let me know if you need suggestions.

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Dec 14, 2017

Kitchen knife is a pretty good idea. I have a set we got at our engagement party and could use an upgrade. Good ones are a little much for a smallish gift, but there's probably something decent in a reasonable range

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Dec 14, 2017

Yeah, within your range if you do a little research you can find great ones. Some people never pay attention to their knives, so chances are you can get them something better quality than what they have for 25-50 bucks.

To clarify, you are asking for gifts ideas for others, yourself or both?

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Dec 14, 2017

I'm trying to find gift ideas for myself. My family has such a hard time buying for me because I don't need/want anything.

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Dec 14, 2017

any recommendations? I found a few that seem decent (Wusthof is going to be too much $ as eluded to below), but I'm not very knowledgeable on this.

A better chopping block would be nice too, but also hard/impossible to get a decent end-grain block in the range I'm looking for.

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Dec 14, 2017

what good kitchen knife is under $100?

edit* To the person who gave me MS, have you even been on Williams Sonoma online store? Every good Wusthof knife is like minimum $100. I take that back you can buy 1 steak knife for $60 bucks...not a set, but 1.

Dec 14, 2017

I'm ok with it only being 1, but it probably needs to be ~$60 or under. Any recommendations?

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Dec 14, 2017

Well, if you only have $60 to spend, but you want a nice knife I would get a Chef's knife. I use it for 90% of my cutting, whether slicing vegetables, dicing onions or cutting meat.

Here is a 6" Chef's knife from Wusthof that looks like it's on sale.
Williams Sonoma
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/wusthof-cl...

Dec 14, 2017

Check out that Williams Sonoma knife (6 in)- if you want to up your range by $10. A good everyday knife. I would love you if you got me this. If you get $250 worth you can get a $25 williams sonoma gift card.

also check out thisVictorinox Fibrox 7-Inch Granton Edge Santoku Knife;;
Victorinox 8 Inch Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008M5U1C2/ref=s... ;;
Tojiro DP Gyuto 180mm (7inch) 55 bucks Harder steel than Whustof from WS, but this also makes it a bit more delicate;;

Santoku-actually $51 6.7inch
https://www.amazon.com/Tojiro-DP-Santoku-6-7-17cm/... This one is definitely within your price range, look at 3rd party sellers on amazon for possible discounts. See note on the Gyuto. The Tojiro's might be seen as more novel git because Japanese knives aren't as popular as german knives.

Enjoy.

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Dec 14, 2017

Thanks for the suggestions. Victorinox is where I was leaning based on my search, but the Torijo's are appealing as well.

I don't really care about Japanese vs. German, I just want the best all around knife in this price range.

Since you seem to be knowledgeable on culinary matters, any suggestions for upgrading my chopping block/cutting board? I know this will be very difficult, but I'd like an end-grain and preferably in the same price range. If it's not possible in that price range (which may be the case), then I'll buy it on my own after christmas.

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Dec 14, 2017

German, japanese, stamped - they all get the job done, but if you're gonna go crazy and chop some frozen meat, you will wreck your knives in this order Japanese >the others mentioned.

Cutting board? I like those thin cheap plastic/ polythylene ones you can get at bed bath and beyond because they are low maintenance, and can last years if treated right. I can also own two at the same time for when I prep different things like veggies and meat-i just leave stuff on the board until I need it. They can run you $8-20 bucks.

You can get a wooden board for hosting parties for stuff like sausages or cheese.

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Dec 12, 2017

Are we really going to ignore the casually dropped "expensive Dildo"? He even capitalized the "D"

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Dec 14, 2017

The key is to only give it to married women.

Dec 14, 2017

... especially when you can get them second-hand.

Dec 14, 2017

I see what you did there...just slipping that in.

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Dec 14, 2017

And I see what you did there... "slipping that in."

...

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Dec 14, 2017

Why did this get monkey shit?

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Dec 14, 2017

"I bought my wife a pair of shoes and a dildo - if she doesn't like shoes she can go fuck herself."

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Dec 14, 2017

I think wireless earbuds are quite a good value present this year, would be keen to hear some of your suggestions @The_Regulator

Dec 14, 2017

What price range are you thinking?

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Dec 14, 2017

Booze
Something goofy and specific to them on eBay
Golf balls
Rubik's cube
Money clip (no idea how much this costs, to be fair)
Hunting/Fishing license (also, no idea how much this costs)
Pedicure
Prepaid happy ending massage (will cost a bit more, so I hear)
T-shirt from their alma mater, hometown, current city, etc.
Book you like and they would like
Ticket for frosty at Wendy's
Cheap headphones

Millions of other things

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Dec 14, 2017

Love the "ticket for Frosty at Wendy's". I honestly haven't received one in at least 10 years and would be quite pleased if someone gave me 1 or 2 in a gift card.

Dec 14, 2017

Bombay sapphire 1.75L FTW

Dec 14, 2017

Crowdsource 20 friends and family members to pitch in $50 each and you can get a round trip from NYC to Bangkok. One night should be sufficient to make a hard man humble. Bonus: Christmas/New Years' is peak Thailand weather.

Dec 14, 2017

Imo any kind of gift card is the laziest gift you can give and won't really be appreciated.

One gift idea I've been considering are Tiles. They are small bluetooth trackers about the size of a zippo. You can put them on your keys, phone, pet, etc and use an app to see where your Tiles are. You can also go the other way and tap your Tile to make your phone beep in case it is lost. The battery last for 1 year and are $25 each, 4 for $60.

I wouldn't get one for myself but it's a cheap gift that would be suitable for any person I think.

Dec 14, 2017

I agree on the gift cards. Since there's nothing that I really want I actually appreciate getting gift cards so I can pick something later, but my family pretty much won't do gift cards. The only exception is that my parents will get my wife and I a gift card to a decent restaurant, which I always appreciate.

Tile is a really interesting idea. I'm not sure I need this (never really lost my phone or wallet), but this is exactly the type of gift I'm looking for. Something that I wouldn't buy for myself, a little unique and would benefit me day-to-day.

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Dec 14, 2017

I like to buy physical goods myself because I'm very particular about which brand/model of most everything that I want. So something that I started doing with family is asking them to gift me an experience with them. So my dad usually will buy me a round of golf or baseball tickets for the two of us. My mom and I have a unique deal where my gift to her is the ingredients for a 5 course meal and her gift to me is teaching me how to cook it. My siblings will gift concert/play/show tickets to me and I'll give them a ticket for their gift. At the end of the day, I don't really value small gifts as much but I've gotten to spend so much extra time with my family and friends this way and it means so much more than just a Rubik's cube or expensive dildo.

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Dec 14, 2017

Give menorahs and you'll never have to shop for Christmas gifts for those people ever again...

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Dec 14, 2017

ingots of silver.. You collect precious metals (money)

Dec 14, 2017

I used to be the gift card king, but then someone just frankly told me how lame they are, so I stopped. Here are some ideas:

-almost anything from Spencer's Gifts (just be aware that 99% of that store is NSFW)
-assorted snacks
-a Man Crate or Bro Basket
-a dessert wine (switch it up from the standard bottle of whatever)
-an assortment of craft beers (they have a "make your own six pack" at Whole Foods)
-handmade soap
-an assortment of hot sauces
-novelty toilet paper with whichever politician your buddy hates on it

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Dec 14, 2017

a charitable donation to The Human Fund - money for people

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Dec 14, 2017

A gift certificate to a massage parlor that does rub and tugs.

Dec 14, 2017

magnets, gasoline (to sniff), spaghetti

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Dec 14, 2017

a bottle of gin for Ricky, a new outfit for Randy, and a prison sentence for Julian

Dec 14, 2017
  • Titleist Pro V1s
  • Barbour coat wax
  • 5lb bag of pistachios
  • Leatherman multi-tool
  • Business card case
  • Yeti coffee cup
  • Pocket square or linen handkerchiefs
  • Smathers & Branson flask, key fob, etc.
  • Filson tin cloth hat
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Dec 14, 2017

This site has a really great collection of awesome Christmas gift ideas: https://secure.link/OdtvUVNn Perfect education tools for youngsters in the family.
This site also has some neat unique gift items, though you can also order some of them from Amazon: https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/

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Dec 14, 2017

2 lapdances at your local ballet.

Dec 14, 2017

Just found this website, I want to buy everything. TIPSY ELVES

Dec 14, 2017

Submitting a gift wish list is for children and instragram whores. Tell them to donate to a specific charity

If they are not willing to do that, ask for blankets from target or target gift cards and donate all the shit you receive to a local charity.

Or adopt a family in need
http://mendpoverty.org/get-involved/the-mend-chris... http://www.apch.org/get-involved/adopt-a-family/
http://www.salvationarmy-socal.org/southern-califo...

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Dec 14, 2017

A Christmas list is for children and instagram whores? Do you literally have no one that cares about you and would buy you a gift? You also don't ever buy gifts for anyone else? Sounds like a pretty sad existence.

I am actually fairly charitable and I'm sure that many can find ways to be charitable while also purchasing a gift of ~.0005% of their salary (literally). Actually, if you read above I responded to another posted that I've told my family to just donate the money, but since they care about me they want to get me a gift or two.

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Dec 14, 2017

I have everything I could want, if I need something I buy it. I buy gifts for people & If some wants to purchase me a gift they are welcome to & I would graciously accept. However I wont tell them what to get me or ask people what they want. If someone really cared about me and not the stupid holiday they would know where I commonly eat/shop & its an easy process for them.

Sad existence saying "Hey its that time of year, you're on the list of people I'm required to care about. Please submit your requests by 12/15 1:30pm for gift fulfillment"

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Dec 14, 2017

congrats on how charitable you are also

Dec 14, 2017

Consumables (mostly food) are my go to. I have no clue if Uncle Steve will like that pair of jeans, or that office decoration, or certain clothing stores. What I do know is him, my aunts, my cousins, and about 99% of the known world will down $20 of fudge with a smile on their face, and a $40 Amazon gift card isn't going to go unused.

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Dec 14, 2017

My parents' gift to the kids has been cash for the last few years because my mom took notice that we never wear the clothes she bought. I usually go all out on Black Friday deals and then wrap them around Christmas and "use" their cash as that gift. It's tough for parents and adult kids shopping for each other when, as someone else said, you have everything you want/need already.

Dec 14, 2017

My mom has gotten to the point where if she buys me any clothing the receipt is right in the box and she takes zero offense if it gets returned because we never wear the clothes she buys either. However, she just can't get herself to give cash.

It's tough because she's trying to be nice and get something personal, but when there is literally nothing I want she has no chance.

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Dec 14, 2017

Not sure if this has been mentioned already, but I will always get my dad some cigars. Occasionally a box but if not ill hand pick a couple of nice ones.

Dec 14, 2017

do hookers and drug dealers sell gift cards?

Dec 14, 2017

There's some great small gift ideas on this list creative white elephant gift ideas. Best of luck!

Dec 14, 2017

I would try for some blood diamonds.

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Dec 12, 2017

What the fuck is this? This isn't your fifth grade playground bro

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Dec 14, 2017

Only thing better would be a pizza oven-hooker-keg

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

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Dec 14, 2017
happypantsmcgee:

Only thing better would be a pizza oven-hooker-keg

You mean a female bartender?

Dec 14, 2017
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happypantsmcgee:

Only thing better would be a pizza oven-hooker-keg

You mean a female bartender?

Bhahahaha well played - silver banana.

Dec 14, 2017
happypantsmcgee:

Only thing better would be a pizza oven-hooker-keg

...chair.

I've got a bad back and have to sit down sometimes.

Regards

Dec 14, 2017

For the weight conscious bankers hoping to lose some pounds for the new year:

http://www.treadmill-desk.com/

Dec 14, 2017

i wish that naps were acceptable. I get soooo groggy after lunch. I try to eat two smaller lunches but it isn't usually possible.

Dec 14, 2017

Are you gonna deliver if I tell you?

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Dec 16, 2017

For a fellow Commercial Banker of course, gotta look out for ourselves out here.

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Dec 14, 2017

Please circle one, or more of the options below.
A) A job
B) An internship.
C)review my resume, or Cover Letter.
D) Help me write a Linkedin Summary.
E)Other:_______________

Bonus: Pretend you where interviewing a potential new co-worker and where asking finance questions related to what you are working on.

Anonymously though - I think I my WSO profile is mostly tame.

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Dec 14, 2017

A 4K TV

Dec 16, 2017

I actually got one of those OLED ones recently, i wish i could say i wasn't still obsessed with it, but it's still dope as shit.

Dec 14, 2017

Have a brand recommendation?

Dec 16, 2017

Unless they changed something or came up with an equivalent, as far as i know the OLED tech is only through LG (which is what i have).

Dec 14, 2017

A recount....

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Dec 14, 2017

quiet you whiny liberal.

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Dec 14, 2017

It would be funny if they did a recount and it turned out Trump actually got more votes

RIP LEHMAN
RIP MONACOMONKEY
RIP THEACCOUNTING MAJOR

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Dec 14, 2017

A drone, even though I might get bored of it after a few months...

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Dec 14, 2017

A brand new camera and microphone to make some YouTube videos.

"It is better to have a friendship based on business, than a business based on friendship." - Rockefeller.

"Live fast, die hard. Leave a good looking body." - Navy SEAL

Dec 16, 2017

finance related stuff or just blowing off steam? either way I-and i'm sure numerous others on this site- would be interested.

Dec 14, 2017

I'm not too sure. It'll just be blowing off steam, but I love to build things. So probably do something like those short animated videos about the economy and how things are going. I'm also a Libertarian so I'd want to make some that explain why Libertarian is the best choice for a political machine and other economic concepts.

"It is better to have a friendship based on business, than a business based on friendship." - Rockefeller.

"Live fast, die hard. Leave a good looking body." - Navy SEAL

Dec 14, 2017
UTDFinanceGuy:

A brand new camera and microphone to make some YouTube videos.

We are waiting.

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Dec 14, 2017

What kind of videos - RE focused? I want a Fujifilm mirrorless camera for regular street photogrpahy/carry camera

Dec 14, 2017

You can be like the former GS analyst who has huge tits and plays the guitar

RIP LEHMAN
RIP MONACOMONKEY
RIP THEACCOUNTING MAJOR

Dec 14, 2017

All I want is one single WSOP Main Event bracelet.

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Dec 12, 2017

I'm going bald, but I still want to be hip...

https://www.amazon.com/Clip-Instant-Man-Bun-Brown/...

PLEASE SANTA

also a shake weight so I can be more like @Fear The Bulge

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Dec 16, 2017

Full disclosure I've voted for you the last two years, but this might be the best post I've seen from you thus far, and on my own thread no less haha, happy holidays ya filthy animal.

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Dec 14, 2017

steak

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Dec 14, 2017

You animal.

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Dec 14, 2017

An Aston DB11 would be awesome, it is pure R rated porn

Dec 14, 2017

R rated porn?

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Dec 14, 2017

As opposed to the normal PG-13 stuff

Dec 14, 2017

A girlfriend... She doesn't even need to be that hot! At this point, I'm willing to compromise on pretty much everything. The only deal breakers I can even think of are: continuing to post support for Bernie Sanders on FB months after his failed nomination, previously having been a dude at anytime in her (his / her? - I don't think I'll ever understand LGBTQ+-/\?<>&% genders) life or not showering / shaving her legs and underarms on a regular basis.

....Sadly, my 3 deal breakers disqualify 99% of Bay Area girls.

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Dec 14, 2017

To be fair, #1's what's doing the damage for you. Get rid of that and there are dozens of girls who fit your profile.

Dec 14, 2017

Please don't. If you were to start dating a girl who still supports Bernie and you are in high finance, she would ask her student debt to be repayed with your bonus.

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Dec 14, 2017

Someones gotta pay off her Gender studies degree!

RIP LEHMAN
RIP MONACOMONKEY
RIP THEACCOUNTING MAJOR

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Dec 14, 2017

A Bugatti Chiron and a house in the French Riviera.

And while we're at it, I'll take a private jet and homes in Switzerland and London as well.

Dec 14, 2017

meet the hottest chick im WSO, cmon ladies i have lots of monnies

Dec 14, 2017

a jewb, though at this point I might as well start on my own.

Dec 14, 2017
  • forgiveness from all my ex-gfs whom i had to break up because i worked too many long hours
  • forgiveness from my friends whose weddings i missed cuz my sadist MDs pulled up last minutes meetings
  • understanding from my current gf that i will be staffed with running deals during holiday
  • close some more new mandates so that i can get that promotion to associate director
  • my current deals to go well so that i can get more sleep
  • perhaps get my body fat percentage to 9% from current 15%
  • a bigger bonus in the upcoming bonus season
  • perhaps an invitation to become senior adviser at KKR/Carlyle for my country (i.e. Indonesia)
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Dec 14, 2017

Am I the only one that wants a mature, hungry black woman?

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Dec 16, 2017

Preach

Dec 14, 2017

ok monkeys if you insists on being sentimental
i want to see my ex one last time smiling
i want to relive our last happy moment

Dec 14, 2017

To sit down with the CFP Committee and find out what the hell they were smoking when they made their decision for this year's bowl games. I really want to know what went into how they made their selection. My own bias aside, I really want to know what goes into their thought process. I think it would be a huge insight into the minds of some brilliant folks (Dr. Condoleezza Rice), some angry folks (Barry Alvarez), and the idiots who make up the rest of the committee. Plus, I would have loved to be in the room last night just to listen to their conversation because, as a College Football fan, it would have been brilliant to listen and watch.

Dec 14, 2017

What would you have changed? I thought the top 4 was fair.

Dec 14, 2017

Well, for starters, I don't think Washington deserved to be in the Top 4. I would have put in Penn State or, god forbid, Oklahoma over Washington. The Non-conference schedule being ranked 127, especially when compared to Ohio State and Penn State alongside the Rutgers game (the only point of comparison between the three teams), was a huge ding in my book. At the same time, mind you, Penn State lost by 3 to Pitt, who beat Clemson, and Iowa, which should be at 17 in the CFP with wins over Nebraska and Michigan as opposed to LSU's 7-4, who lost to an unranked Auburn, which gives Penn State the edge over Washington. And for anyone who says what about the UM game? That's when the eye test needs to be applied, because a significant number of players were injured that game, which should be factored in. If I could only pick one Big 10 team, the decision goes to Penn State, pushing them to Nr. 4 and dropping OSU to 5. The head to head record and conference championship points should be enough, and Urban Meyer putting Penn State as 4th in the coaches poll, after this weekend, says something - but I can acknowledge that Ohio State is a good, albeit one dimensional, team. I'm also not happy that Clemson got ranked above Ohio State, but that's because I don't think Clemson is worthy of the Number 2 spot, especially when you compare them to Ohio State, but that's small fries.

And then there's the bowl games... Bama will get a bye week playing Washington. Washington will not win that game. If they played Penn State, however, I think Bama would lose. If Bama won, it would be a very close game, within 3 points. I suppose the consolation prize is knowing that The Grand Daddy of Them All, the Rose Bowl, is going to have what should be the best game of the Bowl Season. Penn State/USC will be a great match up.

Dec 14, 2017
Frieds:

Well, for starters, I don't think Washington deserved to be in the Top 4. I would have put in Penn State or, god forbid, Oklahoma over Washington. The Non-conference schedule being ranked 127, especially when compared to Ohio State and Penn State alongside the Rutgers game (the only point of comparison between the three teams), was a huge ding in my book. At the same time, mind you, Penn State lost by 3 to Pitt, who beat Clemson, and Iowa, which should be at 17 in the CFP with wins over Nebraska and Michigan as opposed to LSU's 7-4, who lost to an unranked Auburn, which gives Penn State the edge over Washington. And for anyone who says what about the UM game? That's when the eye test needs to be applied, because a significant number of players were injured that game, which should be factored in. If I could only pick one Big 10 team, the decision goes to Penn State, pushing them to Nr. 4 and dropping OSU to 5. The head to head record and conference championship points should be enough, and Urban Meyer putting Penn State as 4th in the coaches poll, after this weekend, says something - but I can acknowledge that Ohio State is a good, albeit one dimensional, team. I'm also not happy that Clemson got ranked above Ohio State, but that's because I don't think Clemson is worthy of the Number 2 spot, especially when you compare them to Ohio State, but that's small fries.

And then there's the bowl games... Bama will get a bye week playing Washington. Washington will not win that game. If they played Penn State, however, I think Bama would lose. If Bama won, it would be a very close game, within 3 points. I suppose the consolation prize is knowing that The Grand Daddy of Them All, the Rose Bowl, is going to have what should be the best game of the Bowl Season. Penn State/USC will be a great match up.

I don't totally disagree, but even with injuries, losing by 39 to Michigan is going to hurt this time of year when the committee is looking to ding teams. PSU is probably better than Washington, but Washington only had 1 loss to a pretty good USC team. In CFB, it's usually better to have good losses and mediocre wins than bad losses and good wins. I do think Bama wins by 4 TDs, though. I think Washington is better than OU at least. B12 is awful and they lost to Houston by double digits and OSU by 21. Not good.

Bama would murder PSU though. IIRC, Vegas had Bama by double digits in a theoretical match up. USC is favored by 7.

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Dec 14, 2017

I disagree on Bama murdering Penn State. Look at how many games this season Penn State was getting points. How many of those spreads did they not cover? Just 1 - Michigan - and against a Penn State with 5 defensive starters injured, including all 3 starting LBs, (and if you want to know what losing those 3 LBs means, just watch what happened when Brandon Bell and Jason Cabinda were back on the field against Ohio State. Boy what a difference having the two of them makes) and leaving the D-Line to be managed by 2 Sophomores and a Freshman. I'd take the odds on Penn State covering and put money outright on them beating Bama. Bama has not faced a defensive test like Penn State would give and I honestly believe that Bama would lose, setting up what would be a hell of a rematch for the National Championship if Ohio State won. 3 Weeks of Rest is a lot of time to get healthy and prepare. I think everyone has dismissed Penn State this season and they have been an underrated team; if I were the odds makers, I would be a bit more cautious in their line.

Mind you, the only bad loss Penn State had was to Michigan. IF anyone says Pitt was a bad loss, losing by 3 to the team who also beat Clemson is anything but bad. Maybe it's me, but I would rather take a loss against a good team if you have a Strong Non-Conference schedule over winning a shit Non-Conference Schedule. At least that way, you don't set precedent for scheduling cupcake games to pad the stats.

Dec 14, 2017

I don't think Pitt was a bad loss, but neither was Washington's to USC. We will see what happens in the Rose Bowl. I think USC wins.

Dec 14, 2017

To be able to persuade my fuck buddy into having a three way

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Dec 14, 2017

To have a girlfriend who is a 7+, nice/caring, relatable and somewhat smart. All I want lads

RIP LEHMAN
RIP MONACOMONKEY
RIP THEACCOUNTING MAJOR

Dec 14, 2017

You're a grown ass man.

Dec 14, 2017
bic:

You're a grown ass man.

hahhaa

Dec 14, 2017

Coloring books
A Jump Rope
Legos

What about Hanukkah?

Dec 14, 2017

a job

Dec 14, 2017

I knew I wasn't crazy in thinking too many kids were joining this site

Dec 14, 2017
Kassad:

I knew I wasn't crazy in thinking too many kids were joining this site

I'm hanging on while I still can.

Dec 14, 2017

A bonus.

Dec 14, 2017

Easy-breezy-beautiful-bad-bitches

Dec 14, 2017

Socks man. Can never have enough socks.

Dec 14, 2017
woodywoodford:

Socks man. Can never have enough socks.

Let me speak on this for a moment, Lord:
While this statement is true, I find it very difficult to organize my socks. This has become such an issue that I sometimes question whether my life would be easier had I fewer socks. I sit out on the porch and I ponder.

I have a drawer for my socks that's about a cubic foot. I find myself digging through the balled-up sock pairs to find a specific pair I'm looking for. And then, some will come unballed and I have stray socks. When the quantity of unballed socks comes to critical mass, the entire sock drawer must be re-organized.

Then, if I don't wear athletic socks or dress socks for a laundry cycle, I have to throw all of the dress socks onto my bed to get to the athletic socks. Looking for wool socks at the first snow? Forget about it.

I want a sock organizer for Christmas.
And to never lose a single sock in the laundry again. Let them go in pairs if they must so I never have to know.

Dec 14, 2017

Sockpro.com

Thank me later.

Dec 14, 2017

For blastoise to come back

mbavsmfin:

I don't wear watches bro. Because it's always MBA BALLER time!

Dec 14, 2017
b2tw:

My list includes:

-iPod

-A couple old NBA jerseys: Grant Hill Pistons, Robert Horry Rockets, Bobby Hurley Kings

-new pair of Vans

-Books: Sports Gene, David and Goliath, Personal Foul

-NBA 2K14 for Xbox

Bobby Hurley paraphernalia goes full circle: past ironic and right back to lame.

That being said, besides the vans, I like your style. But I buy it myself.

Dec 14, 2017

I'm looking to get a new Patagonia, a decent leather watch, some cologne, and a substantial sum of money for Spring Break in Punta Cana this March.

Dec 14, 2017

A new reputation.

(PS -- I don't celebrate Christmas, but it's worth a shot)

Dec 14, 2017

thicker skin

Dec 14, 2017

Give them a refund check on your college tuition.

How is my grammar? Drop me a note with any errors you see!

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Dec 14, 2017

Maybe a few years from now, because that would be quite a present.

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Dec 14, 2017

Check out this list of creative white elephant gift ideas. You can get your mom the plant - they love nurturing things and caring for them, and she'll think of you every time she waters it. You could possibly get your dad the mug for work, or even the beer kit! Good luck.

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Dec 14, 2017

That coffee mug is hilarious haha thanks!

Dec 12, 2017

if your sister is hip, get her a band t shirt, those seem to be all the rage. just don't get her a band that she's never heard/has no interest in (like kendall jenner wearing a Slayer shirt). you could also never go wrong with white vans for teenagers. downside is those are $50.

if your dad likes seinfeld, get him the #1 dad shirt with the #1 dad mug. tervis tumblers are also good (fave sports team an obvious winner here).

for your mom, succulents are a good idea, low maintenance, visually appealing, and it's always visible so she'll think of you when she talks about it. also essential oil diffuser could be nice. women like smelling nice things, and those things are only like $20.

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Dec 14, 2017

Thanks so much! My sister is very hipster, so vans or the shirt would work. A mug for dad and maybe perfume for mom sound great as well.

Dec 14, 2017

Hi there, you can gift them their favorite thing.

James M Wong

Dec 14, 2017

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If those topics were completely useless, don't blame me, blame my programmers...

Dec 14, 2017

What do you do professionally? A new suit perhaps? A new coat? Shoes?

Dec 14, 2017

Trying to crack into a consulting or finance internship. I dont really need a new suit, I have 5... maybe solid shoes. Thats an idea.

Any other ideas?

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Dec 14, 2017