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2013-06-16 08:30:51 AM
FTA:  The MarketWatch alternative: A retro computer

When you care enough to buy a gift that does nothing!

Things like this should only be purchased by the person who wants them, other wise you have a large, awkward paper weight that will never the thrown out because the receiver doesn't want to hurt someone's feelings.
 
2013-06-16 08:42:25 AM
All your dad wants is for you to get a job and move out, so he can sppend his own money and time however he wishes.
 
2013-06-16 10:36:03 AM
My dad works in a machine shop. No ties allowed. Also, no cameras, phones, or other electronics because he makes nifty toys for the DoD that either go boom or direct things that go boom.
 
2013-06-16 10:49:47 AM

wildcardjack: My dad works in a machine shop. No ties allowed. Also, no cameras, phones, or other electronics because he makes nifty toys for the DoD that either go boom or direct things that go boom.


my first full time yob was a machinist apprentice. the foremen wore break-away safety neck ties (under their shop aprons) made for the metal working / shop industry. very difficult to source, horribly expensive to buy, tasteless to look at. all too often if management can find a way to piss people off they will do so.
 
2013-06-16 11:41:57 AM
All dad will get is a text and he will like it.
 
2013-06-16 12:07:41 PM

KrispyKritter: wildcardjack: My dad works in a machine shop. No ties allowed. Also, no cameras, phones, or other electronics because he makes nifty toys for the DoD that either go boom or direct things that go boom.

my first full time yob was a machinist apprentice. the foremen wore break-away safety neck ties (under their shop aprons) made for the metal working / shop industry. very difficult to source, horribly expensive to buy, tasteless to look at. all too often if management can find a way to piss people off they will do so.


Clip-ons?
 
2013-06-16 01:32:50 PM
Anyone  stupid enough that wants to buy a retro computer can give me a call, I have an attic full of them, there's even a couple old Web-TV units up there somewhere. Going cheap.
 
2013-06-16 01:33:22 PM
Look, a list of a bunch of crap I would never want.

/Except for the whiskey.
//Doesn't have to be Japanese though.
///My request to the wife was a professional massage.  Not a happy ending kind (you pervs), but a true hour long massage.  If it doesn't hurt than you're doing it wrong.
 
2013-06-16 02:00:07 PM
I am buying my dad beer.
 
2013-06-16 03:11:00 PM

skinbubble: I am buying my dad beer.


I like you.  My kids are all grown up, and this year is the first time I have made a specific Father's Day gift request.  I asked them to buy me a six-pack of a beer that I have never heard of before.  I will have to wait until Friday to see what they came up with, but I am really looking forward to it.
 
2013-06-16 04:02:41 PM

rk1i: KrispyKritter: wildcardjack: My dad works in a machine shop. No ties allowed. Also, no cameras, phones, or other electronics because he makes nifty toys for the DoD that either go boom or direct things that go boom.

my first full time yob was a machinist apprentice. the foremen wore break-away safety neck ties (under their shop aprons) made for the metal working / shop industry. very difficult to source, horribly expensive to buy, tasteless to look at. all too often if management can find a way to piss people off they will do so.

Clip-ons?


Only person I knew that could make a clip-on work was my high school principal. Of course, he was the sort of man that would yell at you to try to make you throw a punch and get suspended. Oh the irony, the little bully trying to get respect by yelling at seniors who stood a foot taller than him and could literally end him. Part of the reason I took an early out.
 
2013-06-16 04:58:17 PM
I bought myself a set of golf clubs.  First game out (only played 9 with the youngest kid) and took 17 strokes off my last game.  Yeah I'm a lousy golfer.  But at least I'm not playing with 20+ year old clubs with gouges and dents in them.
 
2013-06-16 07:47:49 PM
I gave my dad the best gift of all:

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Myself. Also, a steak.
 
2013-06-16 08:31:44 PM

Smeggy Smurf: I bought myself a set of golf clubs.  First game out (only played 9 with the youngest kid) and took 17 strokes off my last game.  Yeah I'm a lousy golfer.  But at least I'm not playing with 20+ year old clubs with gouges and dents in them.


Tony Kornheiser's gift request:

"The Father's Day gift I want is a round of golf on Mother's Day"

/Also planning to buy new clubs
 
2013-06-16 08:46:57 PM
My dad doesn't wear ties and doesn't golf.  He likes to cook things over fire outside and drink beer.  I got him a grill light and a flavor injector.
 
2013-06-16 10:00:28 PM
My dad won't allow me to buy him anything expensive, and as he gets older he's getting rid of stuff, but he likes wine, so we've come to a compromise: Whenever I'm supposed to buy him a present, I'll get him a $50-70 bottle of wine--something a bit more expensive than he'd buy for himself.

/I love wine.com. I can sort their stock by external ratings and types, select one, and have it delivered right to his office on a certain day. Takes about five minutes and they have a much wider selection than my local booze barn.
 
2013-06-17 12:00:31 AM
My daughter bought me a travel mug (it says "Rad Dad" on it) and two weeks worth of Keurig coffee singles and moved her maker out from the confines of her room and into the kitchen.

She said she couldnt stand to see me drinking the Nescafe instant singles another day.

/ she's kind of a snob
 
2013-06-17 01:16:51 AM
I got a SOG Multitool and a steak for Father's day.  My 5 year old really knows how to shop for Dad.
 
2013-06-17 02:47:28 AM
First on the list of suggested gifts: "God DAMMIT I flung all of the hot dogs into the sumbiatch fire."
 
2013-06-17 08:07:15 AM
I got my dad a round of golf in a charity scramble for the family of one of the courses club pros who died of cancer a few years ago. It was my first round of the year, but he's retired so he carried us on a few holes. When we finished we were winning, but people had all evening to get their round in.
 
2013-06-17 10:33:40 AM

KrispyKritter: wildcardjack: My dad works in a machine shop. No ties allowed. Also, no cameras, phones, or other electronics because he makes nifty toys for the DoD that either go boom or direct things that go boom.

my first full time yob was a machinist apprentice. the foremen wore break-away safety neck ties (under their shop aprons) made for the metal working / shop industry. very difficult to source, horribly expensive to buy, tasteless to look at. all too often if management can find a way to piss people off they will do so.


Oh man that sounds like my first job as a computer programmer. Worked at full service direct mail printing place, yeah I produced programs and data for junk mail. When I was first hired we were required to wear white shirts, dress pants, dress shoes, black socks and ties. We also occasionally had to wander out onto the floor with the big presses to check imaging, adjust margins, crap like that.

After the first time I ruined a $50 dollar shirt and $60 dollar pair of pants by getting some kind of print head cleaning solution on them I started wearing blue jeans, steel toed work boots, and polo shirts. Got yelled at a couple of times, but screw them if they did not like they could fire me. Besides the day a giant roll of paper shifted and landed on my foot it was all justified, because I did not break my foot, loose my toes, or hell even miss work.
 
2013-06-17 11:19:26 AM
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What dad REALLY wants for Father's day...
 
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