How to Accept an Unwanted Gift

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I asked my parents for the Dead Kennedys Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death for Christmas in 1984...they gave my brother, my sister, and me each a copy of Michael Jackson's Thriller......ummmm, no.

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

Sic the Droips on them.

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

"Droip..." You can't argue when it is print...

March 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterB1

i have a clock just like that i got it for my grandparents :) its great lots of neat calls also tho it has a auto setting in it so its doesnt do any calls after 12pm and 7am :D

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwill

"ah so it does............"

The perfect response to any correction.

August 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

My parents have that clock. But theirs has been slowing down lately, so all the birds sound very large and mean. And it's controlled by a photosensor, so it is hushed when it's dark out -- but when you hear a distant, angry bird whispering in the middle of the night, you're first instinct is to turn on the light, which makes the clock think it's suddenly daylight out, so it starts yelling its angry bird calls at you.

Moral of the story: Don't raid my parents' fridge at 2 am. (That's when the Barry Manilowe and James Earl Jones of owls are hooting.)

August 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGord

Gord, I think that is about the funniest thing I've ever read. And this comes after a good long day reading Failblog, Emails from Crazy People, There: I fixed it, Cake wrecks, etc.

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarcus

what better time for mating calls, indeed!

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBelgaer

i can hear the implied snuffle of the gift giver in panel one....it carried over to the rest of them. now i cant i get it out of my head...

"droips...*snuffle, push glasses up*...is says so on the box."

now you have it too. glad i could share.

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpiscesmended

wasnt this the sports guy..

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe_Sod

My Aunt had that clock, I used to take the batteries out when she went to work and hope she wouldn't notice. The wonderful thing that they don't state on the packaging is that the "mating calls" sound like torture cries and aren't easily identifiable as having come from a bird. To the maker's defense it does have a light sensor that keeps it silent when the room is dark unfortunately this doesn't help at 6:00am on a saturday morning.....or 7:00am, or 8:00am.

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

My Aunt had that clock, I used to take the batteries out when she went to work and hope she wouldn't notice. The wonderful thing that they don't state on the packaging is that the "mating calls" sound like torture cries and aren't easily identifiable as having come from a bird. To the maker's defense it does have a light sensor that keeps it silent when the room is dark unfortunately this doesn't help at 6:00am on a saturday morning.....or 7:00am, or 8:00am.

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

The problem here is a lack of creativity. What we need is a clock with Star Wars characters' mating calls.

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFlyingSolo

"No, I'm sorry - the answer is Moops!"

November 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBasicLaugh

What we need now is a way to stop thinking about Star Wars characters' mating calls. Well, I need one. "Mrrm. Do, or do not."

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where Costanza wins the trivia game with the Boy in the Bubble over the misprint of "Moors." "The Moops"...it's in print, it has to be right. <3

June 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterA. Nonymous

Oh my god, I remember that clock from when I was a kid... not only did we have it, we gave my Grandma one too, because of course. I always liked it, actually. I think it's still technically hanging up somewhere around the house, actually, but it died long ago.

July 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

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