Saturday, December 15, 2012

All Wrapped Up

Okay, hand's up who's used the old catalogue-lying-around ruse to get the pressie they wanted from their nearest and dearest? Yeah, the old ones are the best, aren't they Stanley? This one from November 1951.

I added the colour, and am pretty darn sure it's not correct. But it is festive, so ya boo sucks.

Let us draw a tinsel veil across the rampant gender stereotyping; I'd blame the attitudes of the time, but it's not any too hot these days either, so... Yeah, drawing that veil. See how it shines and glitters? Watch the pretty tinsel. You're feeling sleepy. Very, very sleepy... Now I'm going to suggest to you that you're a chicken, and every time someone says "Beetroot" you'll be unable to resist the urge to cluck...

No, wait, that's another post.


  1. Good to see you blogging again, Alf.
    I've never used the old "catalogue left open" trick. In my tool buying days of yore, I used to buy the desired items and hand them over to my wife who would then wrap them and give them to me. Sounds crazy but it worked.


  2. We're much less subtle in our house, Alf.

    To: Wife
    From: Me
    Subject: Christmas Presents

    Dear Wifie,

    Please follow the link below to my Lee Valley Wish List for ideas regarding what I might want for Christmas.

    If you would like something this year, please respond in kind.



  3. Will Rampant Gender Stereotyping land me that bronze Lie-Lielsen low-angle jack plane? Political correctness be damned, I say!


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