Sunday, December 06, 2009

Maybe The Best White Elephant Ever

We went to an totally awesome party the other night which included white elephant presents. I swear to you I found the best presents ever: An unreal and horrible version of that poem called "Footprints" (oh come on, you know Footprints) that was pasted into this petrified book spray painted (and no doubt treated with other special techniques) with tags on--meaning that someone manufactured them! Meaning there may be more still out there! I swore I'd take a picture of it because you'd never believe it was real, but I didn't. (Scott to the rescue?). We also gave some kind of carpet masterpiece kit--that when woven together made a picture of a dude shooting hoops. (Saying shooting hoops it way cooler than just saying basketball).

BUT--it turns out WE ended up with the coolest of all white elephant gifts: The Clinton/Lewinsky/Tripp/whoever else/ nesting dolls! I'm sorry did you catch that? A nesting doll of the whole Clinton scandal! And if that wasn't cool enough, they were originally owned by Jack Abramoff! True story.





Recap: Nesting Dolls, Clinton scandal, Jack Abramoff.
Best. White. Elephant. Ever. (Is that still cool?)

Can you top that? Like maybe you have nesting dolls that belonged to Bernie Madoff of Tiger Woods and a fire hydrant and a tree and an angry wife.

And don't you dare tell me a Snuggie is the best white elephant. That is a totally sweet REAL gift.


p.s. If you're looking for someone to take professional pictures of your nesting dolls, I think it's clear--Jed's your man.

19 comments:

CSIowa said...

Jed captured the phallic saxophone perfectly.

Sarah Burgoyne said...

That has to be the coolest thing I have ever seen! I would totally participate in white elephant parties if I thought I would get something like this!

emily k. smith said...

I am not sure how to respond to this post as I believe Clinton was totally innocent..... as is Tiger

jed said...

phallic saxaphone! three cheers for the very perceptive SCIowa.

jed said...

CSIowa, i mean.

Lance said...

Maybe you can sell them back to Jack Abramoff while he is still in prison...you know to play with and stuff. Maybe make a million bucks or something.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh Jayniemoon! I love your new blog design (Jed) and your "nice person" profile too.
I miss you in person!
Love, Muth

Kim said...

how neat! At our white elephant party last week, I received an actual white elephant...end table. It's classic and plastic.

{Erica} said...

Oh my goodness I am laughiing so hard...and am slightly jealous of your white elephant gift. Truly a keeper for sure!

I showed my husband and he agrees.

ali said...

isn't that a little suggestive for this family blog?

Aim said...

The......best.......EVER! I'm jelous!

~j. said...

I was envious of the person who walked away with the bottle of Tequila as their gift from the ward party. That was a pretty good one.

The Lowe Family said...

the best ever white elephant gift is the bumpit. all the way baby.

*wink*

Nicole said...

That is a pretty great gift! I got some toilet paper once with crossword puzzles printed on it and I thought that was good. I'm trying to be as good as the "best pediatrician in the whole world" to!

Jen said...

Wow- that really is awesome!

Shana said...

Something about that sax is so... sexy

Lori said...

I love who you are trying to be as good as. I want to be as good as her too!

Dimples said...

Hey, I just found your blog...I love it. I have a 17th month old named Parley....I also love that. I have never heard of another Parley...so...good job choosing a great name for you little guy. Thanks for the read.

Jimrhjh said...

That has to be the coolest thing I have ever seen! I would totally participate in white elephant parties if I thought I would get something like this!