Tag Archives: Holidays

I wrote this a couple years back for The Plaid Crew. Sadly, it still holds true.

FORT MYERS FL — Second-grader PJ Casey was shocked today when he discovered that his recently completed gingerbread house had been placed in foreclosure. Casey, 8, received the troubling news early this morning while watching “The Fairly Oddparents.”

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Just in time for the holidays, here’s a re-post of a story I did for

A recent survey showed that the majority of people prefer to give gifts rather than receive them. While I might regard this as a sign that mankind’s altruistic nature is not entirely lost, a more cynical analysis might suggest that people prefer to give for no other reason than that the act of giving is free (for the most part) of the awkwardness and disappointment that comes along with getting a really terrible gift. Get my advice after the jump.

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