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(The Daily Beast)   So what's in this year's $45,000 Oscar "swag bag?" Well, circus tickets, maple syrup and condoms, of course   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 41
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2013-02-21 06:34:55 PM
what the hell kind of circus is it!
 
2013-02-21 06:52:03 PM
$120 Maple Syrup?
 
2013-02-21 08:04:43 PM
If I'm going to the circus with maple syrup, I damn well better have some condoms.
 
2013-02-21 08:46:19 PM

FlashHarry: what the hell kind of circus is it!


The best kind.
 
2013-02-21 08:56:14 PM

RedPhoenix122: FlashHarry: what the hell kind of circus is it!

The best kind.


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2013-02-21 08:57:29 PM
So... a party at Charlie Sheen's place?
 
2013-02-21 09:59:02 PM
Check it, yo. I got this shi all figured out, but only if you're a guy. You go to the circus and get your freak training on. You then take the hair tie, tie it around your balls, use the fancypants skin products to fap, and cum on the pages of Leeza Gibbons book. You put the pages in the containers. Afterwards you take your trip to Australia, use the condoms, because Lord knows you don't want to knock up any of those chicks. They're so damn hot, plentiful, and love American guys. Even with all the acting money you'd spend a fortune on child support. You give one lucky girl the weirdass vampire skin thing, she'll use a hair tie to tie up her hair while giving you head (condom optional), and afterwards the two of you replenish your energy with the chocolates.

Ta~da.
 
2013-02-21 10:04:19 PM
Give me some maple syrup, and a condom, and there is nothing that I can not do.
 
2013-02-21 10:11:28 PM
The important thing is Ted is hosting this year.
 
2013-02-21 10:23:13 PM

Bob Falfa: $120 Maple Syrup?


It's gotten expensive lately.
 
2013-02-21 10:37:05 PM

FlashHarry: what the hell kind of circus is it!


One from Vermont.
 
2013-02-21 10:51:46 PM
Free stuff, the limelight, and free food and booze? Better get ready for LiLo crashing the gig.
 
2013-02-21 11:02:03 PM
I loved the Sopranos episode when Christopher jacked the swag bag from Lauren Bacall.
 
2013-02-21 11:06:35 PM

FunkOut: Bob Falfa: $120 Maple Syrup?

It's gotten expensive lately.


We lost a third of global production when the strategic reserve was stolen, see.
 
2013-02-21 11:07:38 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So... a party at Charlie Sheen's place?


+2 internets
 
2013-02-21 11:20:13 PM
Ah, the Polanski package.
 
2013-02-21 11:45:15 PM
Some friends of mine are getting those this year.   I hope I can score some of that maple syrup.
 
2013-02-21 11:58:51 PM
A lint roller by Gleener, called The Ultimate Fuzz Remover ($19.99)

I can see that being handy for making sure there's no cocaine residue on your suit.
 
2013-02-22 12:13:31 AM
Could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff:
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2013-02-22 12:18:12 AM
<i>-A six-pack box of Naked brand condoms ($20.00) </i>

Jesus, I thought Trojans were expensive.
 
2013-02-22 12:29:04 AM
it's GAY!  that means it's funny!!
 
2013-02-22 12:36:24 AM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: FunkOut: Bob Falfa: $120 Maple Syrup?

It's gotten expensive lately.

We lost a third of global production when the strategic reserve was stolen, see.


I actually switched to honey on my pancakes.
 
2013-02-22 12:52:47 AM
-Tickets to the circus, to see "North America's only all-kid troupe." ($400)
-A six-pack box of Naked brand condoms ($20.00)

WHY?  so i can fark the children i see at the circus??
 
2013-02-22 01:53:09 AM
Circus tickets, maple syrup and condoms?  Sounds likes the makings of a great weekend in Dallas!
 
2013-02-22 02:48:24 AM
Fark their maple syrup. I bet I can find better stuff at the Madison farmer's market for south of ten bucks.
 
2013-02-22 02:49:04 AM
But in 2006, the IRS deemed the loot taxable...
It's sad that it wasn't until 2006 that the IRS made that ruling. These kinds of giveaways have always been taxable.
 
2013-02-22 03:16:21 AM
Full list here.

Or, you know, below.

2013 NOMINEE GIFT BAG
GIFT LISTING

CHOCOLATINES BY SWEET ENDEAVOURS: $95.00 Chocolatines presents the Yellow Gold Diamond Collection, a "koji" sake-infused center encased in a 72% dark chocolate shell and adorned with a sugar diamond. In an effort to support the recovery of 2011's tsunami tragedy that struck Japan, we use a premium sake made in a region that was impacted by the disaster

LIZARD ISLAND and EL QUESTRO HOMESTEAD: $12,000.00 Choice between two luxury destinations Down Under: Lizard Island - listed as one of the top 10 resorts in the world and positioned atop the Great Barrier Reef or El Questro Homestead - an ultra private resort right in the middle of the Outback.

D'MILIKAH SWIMWEAR: $250.00 The D'Milikah 2013 Swimwear Collection is Brazilian inspired with a touch of Italian handcraft adorning each unique piece. So whether you're taking a dip, catching some rays, or having a night out on the town, D'Milikah has everything you need for a perfect day (or night) out.

SEYIE DESIGN: $7,400.00 Seyie Design is a boutique design firm that brings fashion, function and interior branding to residences and to beauty, fashion and lifestyle clients.

DEVICEWEAR: $137.80 Devicewear cases including Ridge for iPad with Six Position Stand ($42.95), Ridge for iPad Mini with Six Position Stand ($39.95), Station drop protection case for iPad ($34.95), and Sketchy design-your-own iPhone 5 case ($19.95).

CARLITOS BRAND: $850.00 Carlitos Brand is a new line of tennis shoes hand-illustrated by Jeanette Longoria. Each nominee to receive one pair of limited edition shoes ($350) plus a gift certificate for a one-of-a-kind customized pair ($500).

EZDETAILER: $30.00 EZdetailer Premium Detailing Kit combines our all-in-one vehicle detailing products in an easy to use application. Carnauba Wax, Tire Shine and Trim-Protectant. EZdetailer is the smallest but most effective detailing kit on the market.

LIVE IN FITNESS ENTERPRISE (LIFE): $4,100.00 1 Week All Inclusive Fitness and Weight Loss Retreat.

NAKED CONDOMS: $20.00/Six Pack Box Naked - the finest condoms in the world.

M3K BEAUTY: $100.00 M3K Beauty products (including M3K Optimized Matrix Regenerative Hand Crème) for exceptionally healthy and vibrant skin.

ROUGE MAPLE : $120.00 Rouge Maple Gourmet Products, featuring the "best you've ever tasted" maple syrup.

CELEBRITY ACUPUNCTURIST/NUTRITIONIST HEATHER LOUNSBURY: $600.00 Acupuncture, Aromatherapy and Nutrition Sessions with Heather Lounsbury.

SLIMWARE: $59.00 Portion consciousness is disguised in the design with this chic line of dinnerware. Now available in three microwave-safe ceramic styles.

BORN FREE USA: $20.00 Proudly show your love of wildlife with this Born Free USA 100% organic cotton t-shirt. All proceeds from the sales of these shirts benefit our life-saving work for wild animals.

NJOY KING: $40.00 It's a premium electronic cigarette with the look, feel and flavor of the real thing, but without the tobacco smoke. Instead it emits a flavorful but odorless vapor.

HUNTLEY DRIVE FITNESS: $850.00 Package of 10 Personal Training Sessions. Huntley Drive Fitness caters to those who take their workout goals seriously. As an exclusively private training facility, Huntley Drive Fitness offers celebrities a premium training experience.

HICKIES: $19.99 HICKIES is an elastic lacing system that allows you to turn any shoe into a slip on.

THE GREEN GARMENTO: $9.99 Eco-friendly, attractive and affordable all-in-one laundry/duffel/garment bags for a clean closet and a clean planet.

LE PETIT CIRQUE: $400.00 North America's only all-kid pro Cirque troupe.

CHA CHA CHIC: $125.00 Latin-inspired apparel.

TOUCHFIRE: $49.95 With the Touchfire Screen-top iPad Keyboard, you can feel where the keys are and rest your fingers on the home row without accidentally triggering the touch screen. You can now type quickly, accurately and comfortably. The Touchfire works with all full-size 9.7" iPads, from the original first generation iPad to the newest fourth generation model.

ARTIST DAN DUFF: $152.75 Signed, Limited Edition, 17" x 23" Fine Art Print "Abraham" by Dan Duff.

JAN LEWIS DESIGNS: $100.00 Jan Lewis has created a new bangle bracelet line in her signature "dot" style of lightweight wood, hand-painted by Fair Trade artisans. They are distinctive intricate patterns in designer hues.

KOLOA LANDING RESORT: $2,000.00 5-night accommodations in a two bedroom luxury villa on the South Shore of Kauai.

RENOUVE ANTI-AGING EVERY DAY DEFENSE: $406.00 The skin on our hands is fragile and the first to show signs of aging. Renouve was born out of a desire for a natural hand lotion that maintains youthful skin and eliminates bacteria without leaving our hands at the mercy of devitalizing ingredients. Renouve has added luxury and class to a product that is both practical and aspirational.

BINE & BAS: $185.00 Men's Spread Collar Woven Button Down Shirt.

TAKE 2 BY LEEZA GIBBONS: $24.00 Take 2: Your Guide to Happy Endings and New Beginnings. This is a book about rebooting your story at any point. It's about starting over; taking inventory; and getting smarter, stronger, and sexier with no apologies, no regrets, and no turning back.

IMANTA: $3,300.00 Resort stay in Ocean Casa - a 2,500 square foot free-standing luxurious suite with partial ocean view.

GLEENER: $19.99 Gleener The Ultimate Fuzz Remover gets rid of annoying fuzz balls commonly found on sweaters, coats, pants, skirts, scarves, blankets, sofas, etc. Unlike battery operated fabric shavers, this puppy actually works and won't cause holes.

KRYSTAL KLEAR WATER: $795.00 Under Counter Water Filtration System - designed to remove or reduce the harmful contaminants, chemicals and pollutants in tap water, which will give clean, clear water at every faucet in your home.

CHEETZ BY MARGI KENT: $69.95 Cheetz is a new and unique line of body slimmer's that contour, shape and slim the body. Designer Margi Kent used her knowledge and expertise is fashion design and costuming to create a body slimmer unlike anything else on the market.

JAYS OF SWEDEN: $70.00 Jays is a Swedish company developing highly musical headsets for Mobile Music, in their own design. a-JAYS Four is a top seller in a number of countries and comes with a tangle free cable, a premium sound and a remote control that works with iPhone and other Apple products.

THE VAMPIRE FACELIFT: $5,000.00 The Vampire Facelift is a designer procedure that deploys the use of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers (HA Filler) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

DUETTE: $80.00 Bracelets that double as hair ties.

MACARON MAGNIFIQUE: $60.00 Macaron Magnifique is a customized, gluten-free Parisian Macaron Company established in August 2012 by celebrity stylist Lauren Rae Levy and her father Marvin. All of the Macarons are made with love in the USA and can be shipped within 3 business days to any domestic destination in the states.

DUKAN DIET: $411.96 Everything an Oscar nominee needs to reach and maintain their True Weight: The Essential Guide to the Dukan Diet, Goji Berries, Oat Bran Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oat Bran Coconut Almond Bars and Complimentary Dukan Diet Coaching.

SOUTHERN BAKED CANDLE: $204.00 Custom candles and wax sculptures. If you can dream it, we can build it!

LIERAC PARIS: $98.00 The leaders in cosmeceutical skin care offer a beauty package that includes full-size Sensorielle Multi-use oil, travel size Gommage body scrub, travel size Sensorielle multi-use oil mini and Crème Mesolift anti-aging radiance cream.

PHYTO: $113.00 The experts in botanical hair care offer a beauty package that includes Phytovolume Actif Volumizer Spray, Phytolaque Soie Light Hold Hair Spray, Phyto Professional Intense Volume Mousse and Phytodefrisant Botanical Straightening Balm.

SEDU: $530.00 Sedu tools were developed by top-scientists around the world to offer products that withstand any styling challenge. Once you use them, you'll love them! Oscar Nominee gifts include Sedu Revolution 6000i Hair Dryer ($160), Sedu Icon Styling Iron ($250) and Sedu Revolution Clipless Curling Iron ($120).

JNL CLOTHING + JNL FUN FIT FOODIE COOKBOOK: $150.00 JNL Clothing shirts + JNL Fusion DVDs! Jennifer Nicole Lee revolutionized the entire fitness industry by turning it upside down with her trademark slogan "Strong is the New Skinny!"

HEATHROW BY INVITATION: $1,800.00 Welcome to Heathrow Airport's best kept secret: Heathrow By Invitation. For years, Heathrow has offered a private VIP service for dignitaries and Heads of State. Heathrow is proud to extend this service to the world's most discerning travelers.

WINDEX TOUCH-UP CLEANER: $3.99 Windex Touch-Up Cleaner offers a fast and convenient solution to clean and sanitize the most frequently used surfaces in the home without missing a beat.

HYDROXYCUT: $50.00 Lose weight with Hydroxycut Gummies and Hydroxycut Sprinkles.

DIET PEPSI: $250.00 The gift of Diet Pepsi along with a Samsung WB150F wi-fi powered camera that allows user to shoot and share photos instantly on social networking sites.

LOCALLY GROWN. GLOBALLY KNOWN. (LGGK) : $300.00+ Made in the USA Premium Street Lux Apparel, the LISTEN Collection by LGGK.

BONITA PLATINUM TEQUILA: $99.00 The world's only five times distilled tequila. Xzibit's own 100% agave luxury blanco bottled in pure crystal.

ST. REGIS PUNTA MITA: $3,000.00 Three nights in a deluxe oceanview suite at the AAA-Five-Diamond St. Regis Punta Mita, including daily breakfast, massages at Remède Spa, fine dining at Carolina restaurant.

THE GETTY: $29.95 This Is the Day: The March on Washington is a stirring photo-essay by photographer Leonard Freed documenting the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of August 28, 1963, the historic day on which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

SWYT CULTURE: $48.00 Embellished with a feminine flower and crystals on the toe, these comfortable flats add a polished finished to any look. Designed for fit . . . Loved for style.

YOUTHH2O: $420.00 A year's supply of youthH2O, a caffeine free Age Defying System made with organic superfoods. Price of individual product: $34.99.

CELEBRITY TRAINER LALO FUENTES: $625.00 5 private training sessions with celebrity trainer Lalo Fuentes
 
2013-02-22 06:00:16 AM
Oh goody.  Look at all the free stuff the 1% are getting.

/now, if only there was an option for the recipients to regift to charity...
 
2013-02-22 06:06:04 AM

propasaurus: If I'm going to the circus with maple syrup, I damn well better have some condoms.


TAKE 2 BY LEEZA GIBBONS: $24.00 Take 2: Your Guide to Happy Endings and New Beginnings.

Obviously this entire bag was meant for Chris Brown and RiRi.
 
2013-02-22 06:18:38 AM
To be fair, if it were me, the condoms and maple syrup wouldn't last past the after party. Might use the chocolates, too.
 
2013-02-22 06:49:47 AM
Um, a pistol and a blonde model with a target on her back?
 
2013-02-22 07:27:40 AM

docmattic: Oh goody.  Look at all the free stuff the 1% are getting.

/now, if only there was an option for the recipients to regift to charity...

amam



Give it a rest. Many Oscar nominees are just working people and cannot afford the tax bill. It's just a stupid statue. It doesn't come with a check.

Presenters get way better shiat anyway.
 
2013-02-22 09:19:30 AM

AcneVulgaris: Could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff:
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Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-02-22 09:34:50 AM

Gosling: HEATHROW BY INVITATION: $1,800.00 Welcome to Heathrow Airport's best kept secret: Heathrow By Invitation. For years, Heathrow has offered a private VIP service for dignitaries and Heads of State. Heathrow is proud to extend this service to the world's most discerning travelers.


So, this means you'll actually make it to your connecting flight?
 
2013-02-22 09:43:59 AM

gsiofa: Gosling: HEATHROW BY INVITATION: $1,800.00 Welcome to Heathrow Airport's best kept secret: Heathrow By Invitation. For years, Heathrow has offered a private VIP service for dignitaries and Heads of State. Heathrow is proud to extend this service to the world's most discerning travelers.

So, this means you'll actually make it to your connecting flight?


That, and your luggage ends up at your destination, rather than Dubai.
 
2013-02-22 01:28:25 PM

docmattic: Oh goody.  Look at all the free stuff the 1% are getting.

/now, if only there was an option for the recipients to regift to charity...


Most of those items would not even be used by your average charity case, such as:

HEATHROW BY INVITATION: $1,800.00 Welcome to Heathrow Airport's best kept secret: Heathrow By Invitation. For years, Heathrow has offered a private VIP service for dignitaries and Heads of State. Heathrow is proud to extend this service to the world's most discerning travelers.
 
2013-02-22 02:20:01 PM
If you have to pay income tax on these, these celebrities tend to be in the top marginal income tax rate of about 50% (39.6% Federal plus 10.3% California), which means they're basically paying half the price of these items.  Looking at the list, what on there is worth even half the list cost?  The trips, sure.  Other than that?  I don't see anything that would be worth even half what they list the price at.
 
2013-02-22 02:25:31 PM
Are they allowed to selectively decline?  The tax bill for the unwanted items is probably quite high, but I'd take the condoms and maple syrup.
 
2013-02-22 03:18:25 PM
This bag has $100,000 worth of merchandise inside!
IRS : we're gonna have to tax you on that
This bag has $45,000 worth to merchandise inside!
 
2013-02-22 06:11:31 PM

PsyLord: docmattic: Oh goody.  Look at all the free stuff the 1% are getting.

/now, if only there was an option for the recipients to regift to charity...

Most of those items would not even be used by your average charity case, such as:

HEATHROW BY INVITATION: $1,800.00 Welcome to Heathrow Airport's best kept secret: Heathrow By Invitation. For years, Heathrow has offered a private VIP service for dignitaries and Heads of State. Heathrow is proud to extend this service to the world's most discerning travelers.


Many charities have fundraisers where they auction donated items.
 
2013-02-22 07:29:11 PM
I've always wondered if the gift certificates are used. Or is that considered a noob move.
 
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