Now that he’s opened his birthday package that I sent last week, I can finally reveal the single greatest gag gift I have ever stumbled across. Before you flip out over this, please note that
a) I found it on the used DVD shelf at GameStop, and
b) it cost $1.99
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I can’t tell you how difficult it was to keep a straight face when I brought the case up to the stereotypically pimply-faced cashier.
This present doesn’t come anywhere close to the magic of the one that Tom sent me for Hanukkah earlier this month: The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen, a collection of comics from the 1950 & ’60s. Amy wrote about it (along with her gift from Tom), and offered up a “self-portrait”.
Here’s an incredibly out-of-context panel:
Thanks for being a great friend, Tom.