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PostSubject: Eeeh lads, almost piffany time for gifting useful knick knacks   Fri 02 Jan 2015, 16:55

So what would you gift an historical newborn that might be (or not) for their life's journey? In no particular order and in haste, I'd give the captain of the Marie Celeste cabin cctv, Kaiser Bill, the Balkans - gift wrapped with no return option and perhaps a permanent parking place for Richard 111 in any car park of his choice - north of the Wash. Now I shall it give the notion more thought. Now give of your wisdom oh great posting magi...... I assume there are 3 or so of us left?
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PostSubject: Re: Eeeh lads, almost piffany time for gifting useful knick knacks   Fri 02 Jan 2015, 17:19

A hard hat for Aeschylus.

Safety shoes for Jean-Baptiste Lully.
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PostSubject: Re: Eeeh lads, almost piffany time for gifting useful knick knacks   Fri 02 Jan 2015, 18:10

For George Edward Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon and backer of Howard Carter's Tutankhamun excavation,

An electric razor and a big bottle of after-shave.
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PostSubject: Re: Eeeh lads, almost piffany time for gifting useful knick knacks   Sat 03 Jan 2015, 09:41

It's the thought that counts - so maybe, yes,  a rather small packet of Rennies for Alexander the 'Great.' Even a large tin of arsenic free emulsion for Napoleon?
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PostSubject: Re: Eeeh lads, almost piffany time for gifting useful knick knacks   Mon 05 Jan 2015, 08:57

A snood for Isadora Duncan?


Several extremely thick snoods for Marie Antoinette?
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PostSubject: Re: Eeeh lads, almost piffany time for gifting useful knick knacks   Mon 05 Jan 2015, 18:26

Veronica J. Rutledge - a pistol with a safety catch. Or a childproof handbag.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-toddler-gun-walmart-20141230-story.html
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PostSubject: Re: Eeeh lads, almost piffany time for gifting useful knick knacks   Wed 07 Jan 2015, 22:20

I'd give a calendar to the Magi themselves. They were either great astronomers or great astrologers or great mathematicians - but not all three. There are supposed to be 12 days of Christmas and yet they managed to arrive on the 13th day - i.e. late.
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PostSubject: Re: Eeeh lads, almost piffany time for gifting useful knick knacks   Wed 07 Jan 2015, 22:28

@Vizzer wrote:
I'd give a calendar to the Magi themselves. They were either great astronomers or great astrologers or great mathematicians - but not all three. There are supposed to be 12 days of Christmas and yet they managed to arrive on the 13th day - i.e. late.
Be fair, Vizzer - they were obviously working on the Julian calendar, where Christmas is Jan 6th (as in Orthodox churches to this day).
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