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100 pairs of socks: ask for them and you get them!
100 pairs of socks: ask for them and you get them!

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Stupid Gifts (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Dec 25, 2007
Aperture: f2.7
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2007

Yes, my son in law received 100 pairs of socks for Christmas. It's what he said he wanted. The dryer vortex can have a few snacks now, and he won't notice the loss.

Post-challenge notes:
Oh, come on guys! When I really need them, the trolls pack up and take their toys home. Mine was too plain and boring to not make the bottom 10! I wanna recount!

I'm really going top have to try harder if I want that brown ribbon...

Place: 85 out of 111
Avg (all users): 4.8514
Avg (commenters): 4.5556
Avg (participants): 4.6809
Avg (non-participants): 4.8911
Views since voting: 728
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 249
Comments: 10
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01/03/2008 02:21:12 AM
Ditch the border if you want to go lower.

Oddly enough, this is what I've been asking my mother to send me for a few months. Very hard to get decent socks here since virtually nobody wears socks here. Important for me since I've been here close to 4 years without going back.

It seems that the wal-mart near her house stopped stocking the regular sized socks and only has kids size and 14-17. Now I know why.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2008 05:10:50 PM
You should never ask more than one person for the same thing!!!
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01/01/2008 03:20:42 PM
Now that's a gift I like! I wear my socks until they wear out! How do you think I stay "holey"? :}
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12/30/2007 10:53:47 PM
Hmmm - I asked for 34.5 pairs and didn't get any. No wonder - he probably didn't want to split a package. I'll remember that next year and go for an even number!
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12/30/2007 08:56:10 AM
Ah Sam Walton strikes again...
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12/29/2007 07:38:03 AM
Nor sure from the pic whether these are socks, towels or any other type of cloth. ANd you'll have to agree that if I can't see what is depicted in a photograph, it's probably not a very good one, unless it's an abstract. I think this pic has two main problems:
1) lighting, or better, the reflection of light from the plastic
2) composition: in the sense that it lacks one. I am sorry to say it this rude, but I realy feel you should have devoted some time to creating a nice composition and show the viewer that these are actually socks.
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12/27/2007 03:18:12 PM
hehehehe, you will never need more sockets! Ok, ok... this is really a stupid gift! :)
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12/27/2007 10:18:45 AM
I love socks,,,,,,good shot
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12/27/2007 02:45:58 AM
nice idea, but the border is a tad overdone, IMO
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12/27/2007 01:52:29 AM
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