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The (Un)Official Secret Santa 2018 Thread!

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  1. wyfbane

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    Might be a clay.

    Super excited we hit 60 people.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    what if Santa Claus is Meerschaum?

    6 pages!

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    61 elves this year, not bad. Drwatson made it just under the wire.

    OK, I have to confirm that all of you little munchkins are eligible to play, then make the matches. I have very busy work days today and tomorrow (when we are expecting 5-8" of snow), so it might take me a bit past the target date of November 15th to make the matches.

    Anyway, thank you all for joining in the reindeer games, and thank you for not doing anything to get this thread closed.

    Carry on.

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  4. mikethompson

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    We all appreciate your hard work Dan!

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    This is my first Secret Santa...looking forward to it. Thank you Dan for taking this project on.

    scott
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    I concur, thank you for your hard work with the north pole negotiations Dan!

    For tho' at my simile many may joke,
    Man is but a pipe—and his life but smoke.
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  7. sablebrush52

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    Dan,

    Thanks for all of your hard work!

    Now I can finally dump those last two tins of Dan Tobacco's Holly's Non Plus Ultra and blowtorch the shelf they occupied.

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
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    Indeed. this is a great opportunity to dump pawn off regift all those crappy toxic underappreciated blends that have been gathering dust illegal to landfill maturing to perfection in your basement garden shed cellar.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Great photo, Dan. I now have my newest seasonal desktop pic!

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
    Posted 1 month ago #
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    We all appreciate your hard work Dan!

    All???

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    All???

    Okay, well...some of us.

    Dan, we kinda noticed that you were up to something and we hope it's deserving of thanks, to the extent that any of us care.

    Better?

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    I'm working on the matches.
    Except for Jesse's.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Dan why are your dressed as a Hasidic Jew smoking a pipe?

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    No Whitefish Salad Flake for Simon!

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    The Matches Have Been Made

    Emails go out tomorrow

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    Thanks Woodsroad for the hardwork! I'm excited to see what I can gift!!

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    Whooo Hoooo!!!!

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    Matthew, I know that you didn't want to ship out of the country, but somehow you got paired with a Mr. Stalin in Moscow, USSR. Is that OK?

    He says “I would kill for the Balkans”

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    Fun Fact:

    Canada Post is on strike, which has led to a backlog of nearly 500 tractor-trailer loads of parcels and packages that need to be sorted -- 375 trailers in Toronto and 120 as of Thursday morning in Vancouver. Additionally, main sorting plants in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal combined normally process about a million parcels daily. All three have been shut down several times since the walkouts began Oct. 22.

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    So, fellow Canadian participants, we might not get our packages for awhile

    But think of how that extra aging will benefit the tins!

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    Haha! I think I could make it work Dan! I could hide a tin of Charring Cross and Plum Pudding in a Tea-Cup Box and ship it anonymously and mean while free up some space for more Virginia's!

    Oh wait, that is how we get Habanos shipped here...

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    Thanks for all the work to make this happen, Dan!

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    He says “I would kill for the Balkans”

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    Isn't Canada Post always on strike?

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    Isn't Canada Post always on strike?

    Nope, just seems like it

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    I must admit to a little excitement. Glad I jumped in. Thanks Santa Dan.

    Tim
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    I join in with the outpouring of thanks to Dan and others who have made this happen. ;{D Thank you!

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    Thank you Dan-ta Claus!

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    Got my victim!

    This should be an easy decision..

    Tobacco's a help because it clears the mind
    But like all your friends it is vilified
    They always say, the right amount's fine
    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Just got mine.

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    All matches have been made, and all participants have been sent a notification email to the address that they provided on the entry form.

    If you do not receive an email within the next hour, please PM me.

    Do not post here if you do not receive a notification email from me.

    I'm going to go take a nap.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    OMG!! Santa carrying a cudgel and wearing combat boots! Thanks be he's passed out.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Got my Email...Will be wrapping the Tin's with Very Nice Christmas paper....

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    Thanks matchmaker!

    Email received and order placed to ensure the happiness of my match this Christmas.

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    I received my email, to the person who's name I got stuck with....I hope you're a patient person with astoundingly good humor. I'm planning on mailing my package sometime between today and January 1st.

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    got mine too. thx Dan

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    Tim, are you involved with the wildfire investigations in CA?

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    Got it. Thanks Dan.

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    got mine! Thanks a million!

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    Got mine. Thanks again Dan.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
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    Is gifting Red Flake too soon??

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    Never too soon.

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    Right on that, Dan. Good stuff. Got your email today after our work network got back up! Tnc large!

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, hull scraper, resident enabler, & boss powder monkey.
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    Got my match. Thanks for all your hard work, Dan!

    BTW, if you happen to be the lucky fellow who got matched with 'haparnold', that's me. I recently figured out how to change my display name on here, and so the artist formerly known as haparnold is now just 'Hap'.

    V/R,

    Hap
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    Target acquisition in process. Expecting satellite overwatch at 07:30 local time. Outer Slobovian Customs and Excise countermeasures in hand.

    Muchas gracias Senor Dan!

    Feliz navidad.

    — Pedro

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    400 posts! (soon).

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    I got mine, thanks Dan!

    Now to dig through my meager cellar!

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    Got mine Dan. Thank you.

    On yonder hill there stands a cow,
    It must have moved it's not there now!!
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    Target acquired, carrier possum is being prepared.

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  52. sablebrush52

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    Two tins of Smegma Green ready for departure.

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    Now where did I put those two pouches of Captain Black Grape?

    "Pipe-smokers spend so much time cleaning, filling and fooling with their pipes, they don't have time to get into mischief." - Bill Vaughan
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    Didache, Only one person specifically asked NOT to receive Captain Black Grape. Should be OK for everyone else.

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    Although it wouldn't be a "secret", I sure hope your name went into the recipient hat also, Dan. Why should WE enjoy all that grape-y goodness?

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
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    Great. With the postal strike going on up here, now I need to buy a carrier pigeon just so my Secret Santa gift will get there on time.

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    Great. With the postal strike going on up here, now I need to buy a carrier pigeon just so my Secret Santa gift will get there on time.

    It gets even better.....

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-post-strike-1.4909208

    I've been waiting to receive a new pipe in the mail from overseas and am happy to have received it Thursday

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    Got my victim!

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    Make America Grape Again

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    I stalked my victim yesterday (in the best way possible), went to Austin today and visited Pipe World to see what I'd find. I think, I hope, I found something special, that I think he'll like. That plus something nice from the cellar, this will go out probably after Thanksgiving so I don't have to worry about it sitting at the post office for extra days.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
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    What?

    No Charlie Brown memes?

    Good grief!

    — Pat

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    lulz

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    (That's Pruss's coffee that I'm drinking)

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    Too early ?

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    That’s more like it.

    Well done, y’all.

    — Pat

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    Package sent!

    Posted 3 weeks ago #

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