Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Modern social conventions, which presumably are still in full force in the 23rd century, require that a guest attending a Christmas party give their host a gift. Picking the right gift for someone is of course an art form.

If the gift is not expensive enough, then you are seen as a cheap-skate or perhaps as being rude. If the gift is too expensive though, you can create an awkward moment where the recipient feels inadequate for not giving something equivalent or as now being beholden to the gifter.

Then of course there is the question of the gift itself. If it's something the recipient has no interest in, then he or she will perceive you as being thoughtless or inconsiderate. If it's something they already have, then all you will get back is that awkward smile of feigned gratitude.

The principle question then before me was therefore what would Captain Jean-Luc Picard want for a Christmas gift?

There is only one solution. To Wal-Mart!

13 Comments:

Blogger Darth Nepharia said...

Wow. What *do* you get a man who has a star ship as his main mode of transportation? I mean, the standard fuzzy dice just really wouldn't go right....besides, do star ships actually have a rear-view mirror?

11:24 PM  
Blogger Kid Flash said...

Wal-Mart?
Beware the dangers that lie on that untold world!
BEWARE THE 'HIP' TEENAGERS WHO WILL IRITATE YOU!
Oh and all those anti-mutant humans.

2:50 AM  
Blogger SQT said...

Jean Luc is very fond of Earl Grey Tea....

2:54 AM  
Blogger Marvin The Magnificent said...

You can never go wrong with socks in my opinion.
Maybe novelty Starfleet ones.

Marvin The Magnificent

7:30 AM  
Blogger Hot Stuff the little devil said...

gift giving can be hard

10:52 AM  
Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Maybe you can get him a nice set of DVD's, though now I wonder if they have DVD players in the future.

Well, if not, Geordi can just make one by rerouting the transwarp induction circuit through the holo-turntable emmision coils, then plug in the phased audio circuit array and the encrypt/decrypt laser range tachion coil reduction optic cable and voila! Their home wireless netowrk will be all set, er, I mean their new DVD player will be ready.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

You would encounter Captain Kirk in the 23rd Century. Picard is in the 24th. No wonder you have so many problems with time travel.

Don't tell me; I like a surprise.

2:55 PM  
Blogger A Army Of (Cl)One said...

I think a nice pint of Helmet Polish would be a good idea. It is what I am giving to all my mates here at the base.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Vegeta said...

Bah Humbug!

5:38 PM  
Blogger Bulma said...

You'll have to excuse him... he doesn't like Wal-mart.

10:35 PM  
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10:35 PM  
Blogger Vegeta said...

Teenagers keep trying to get me to buy them beer!

10:37 PM  
Blogger KODIAK THE UNCANNY said...

wal-mart is the evil empire ran by the sadistic wal-man, or was it mart-guy Err. can't quite remember

6:24 AM  

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