GWJ Secret Stan 2018: Who Was That Masked Elf?!

WizKid wrote:
trichy wrote:

One of my favorite things each year is what people put on their No-No lists. So far this year, I've seen shellfish, sex, and illegal narcotics. I'm really not sure how the second one would even work, and the other two would seem to be obvious... at least to anyone who hasn't participated in this holiday hullabaloo before. Also, do scorpions qualify as shellfish?

As scorpions are not fish, I'm gonna go with no.

Feel free to rock me like a hurricane; I’m only allergic to crustaceans.

And as for it being obvious, your no-no list question gave “foodstuffs” as an example. I’m just being particular about it. Seriously. Shrimp chips are a thing, and they’d travel well with enough padding.

As for the second?

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Today I learned that shrimp chips are a thing. I'm not happy knowing that.

trichy wrote:

One of my favorite things each year is what people put on their No-No lists. So far this year, I've seen shellfish, sex, and illegal narcotics. I'm really not sure how the second one would even work, and the other two would seem to be obvious... at least to anyone who hasn't participated in this holiday hullabaloo before. Also, do scorpions qualify as shellfish?

Gift certificate? IOU cards?

sometimesdee wrote:

As for the second?

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A gift for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and every single holiday. Over at your parent's house, mid-day at the grocery store, backstage at the CMAs . . .

Tanglebones wrote:
trichy wrote:

One of my favorite things each year is what people put on their No-No lists. So far this year, I've seen shellfish, sex, and illegal narcotics. I'm really not sure how the second one would even work, and the other two would seem to be obvious... at least to anyone who hasn't participated in this holiday hullabaloo before. Also, do scorpions qualify as shellfish?

Gift certificate? IOU cards?

Yeah, but just try redeeming those. So many restrictions.

Wait ... if "sex" is an option I can choose then I want to say "Yes" to the overseas thing.

I saw Mommy kissing Stanta Claus!

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trichy wrote:

Today I learned that shrimp chips are a thing. I'm not happy knowing that.

Why not? I remember them being pretty tasty, though it's probably an acquired taste born from hanging out with Filipinos. Lay's came out with Biscuits and Gravy chips, but shrimp is where you draw the line?

Shrimp chips are the superior crispy snack. I won't hear otherwise!

You know that THE classic crisp flavour in the UK was Prawn Cocktail for a time right?
I think it's fallen out of favour more recently, but still...

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pyxistyx wrote:

You know that THE classic crisp flavour in the UK was Prawn Cocktail for a time right?
I think it's fallen out of favour more recently, but still...

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This whole back and forth has been coming across as a little strange to me but I wasn't able to figure out why until now.

Skips are Prawn Cocktail flavoured too, right? Are they still popular?

(Oh God, I sound old...)

yep, they are Prawn Cocktail flavoured. No idea if they are still popular or not, i can't recall seeing them in shops for a while but i've been trying to avoid crisps and junk of late

pyxistyx wrote:

yep, they are Prawn Cocktail flavoured. No idea if they are still popular or not, i can't recall seeing them in shops for a while but i've been trying to avoid crisps and junk of late

Oh yeah, I've been trying to avoid them too.

Prawn cocktail crisps do seem to be in decline. I used to quite like them, though if my taste buds memory is right, the flavour wasn't really that of the prawn, more the ketchupy/mayoish sauce of the cocktail.

Bubblefuzz wrote:

Prawn cocktail crisps do seem to be in decline. I used to quite like them, though if my taste buds memory is right, the flavour wasn't really that of the prawn, more the ketchupy/mayoish sauce of the cocktail.

Yeah, that's how I remember it too, it had just a little bit of heat too. Now I'm hungry...

I'm thinking I should have put no seafood on my list.

EverythingsTentative wrote:

I'm thinking I should have put no seafood on my list.

No seafood, or no live seafood?

Just in case I get you.

Stevintendo wrote:
Bubblefuzz wrote:

Prawn cocktail crisps do seem to be in decline. I used to quite like them, though if my taste buds memory is right, the flavour wasn't really that of the prawn, more the ketchupy/mayoish sauce of the cocktail.

Yeah, that's how I remember it too, it had just a little bit of heat too.

Worcestershire sauce?

Stevintendo wrote:
EverythingsTentative wrote:

I'm thinking I should have put no seafood on my list.

No seafood, or no live seafood?

Just in case I get you.

No food from the sea or sea flavored food. Pets are okay.

EverythingsTentative wrote:
Stevintendo wrote:
EverythingsTentative wrote:

I'm thinking I should have put no seafood on my list.

No seafood, or no live seafood?

Just in case I get you.

No food from the sea or sea flavored food.

What about sea food shaped?

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Bubblefuzz wrote:
EverythingsTentative wrote:
Stevintendo wrote:
EverythingsTentative wrote:

I'm thinking I should have put no seafood on my list.

No seafood, or no live seafood?

Just in case I get you.

No food from the sea or sea flavored food.

What about sea food shaped?

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I was initially opposed but then I remembered...

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What are these Goldfish you speak of, and why are some of apparently Pizza-flavoured?

Stevintendo wrote:

What are these Goldfish you speak of, and why are some of apparently Pizza-flavoured?

They are little nuggets of cheesy (or pretzel-y, or pizza-y) deliciousness, that we strange Americans pretend we buy to give to our young children/nieces/nephews/cousins but really just binge eat ourselves.

Or maybe that's just me.

Pizza flavor is in fact the best.

Stevintendo wrote:

What are these Goldfish you speak of, and why are some of apparently Pizza-flavoured?

They're a household staple if you have kids under a certain age. They're fish-shaped crackers. Pepperidge Farm even had a jingle about "the wholesome snack that smiles back until you bite their heads off."

Most of them are cheese-flavored, including the colored ones. They'll have pink ones, rainbow ones, etc. My cousin is addicted to the pretzel ones.

For pizza-flavored snacks, Combos are the way to go.

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Um... Potential first-timer here. Where's the FAQ that explains what this actually is, what to do (other than register using the provided form), etc?

This is a place to engage about seafood snacks.

Otherwise, see the first post in the thread and follow the link in it to the form to fill out.

Those giant containers of pretzel Goldfish are the gold standard for snacks.

vypre wrote:

Um... Potential first-timer here. Where's the FAQ that explains what this actually is, what to do (other than register using the provided form), etc?

Once you sign up, you're all set. The deadline is on November 9th, and I will begin sending out PMs on that date, giving you your victim, their shipping information, and any wishlist information they provided. Take a few weeks to stalk your victim here on GWJ, select your gift, and ship. You can decide whether or not you reveal your identity, and when you get your gifts, you can decide whether you tear into them right away or wait for the holidays of your choice. We encourage pictures and/or video of the unwrapping (or livestream, which is fun), and I'm always here if you have issues/questions.

We have never set a limit as far as low end/high end, so if you are on a tight budget, no one will hold it against you. Or if they do, they are giant Scrooges and get sent murder butts, or maybe they will be swimming with the gold fishes..... Important thing is to have fun.

trichy wrote:

One of my favorite things each year is what people put on their No-No lists. So far this year, I've seen shellfish, sex, and illegal narcotics. I'm really not sure how the second one would even work,

Just saying, if anyone receives a giant cake in the mail, giant enough to, say, fit an almost-naked Goodjer inside of, well, at least your Christmas will be memorable for one reason or another.