(updated 20 Dec 03)

Finally, we have chosen a name for our contest...first off let me thank everyone for participating...and as always here at HMO...feel free to send us topic suggestions...especially for Tweak Of The Week (hint hint).

We'd like to congratulate our winner, e-marlon@sio.midco.net, who will receive 25 Rat's Asses and an origami from our list for coming up with our contest's name...which is pretty simple and self-explanatory to boot: Finish Line.

You know you're getting a cheap Christmas gift when...
(Topic suggested by Sugarbaybee69@aol.com)

...you remember what you got last year..and the year before that...and the year before that...and the... (Airfarcewon@aol.com)

...the tag is still on it and reads "Dollar Store 1/2 Off Sale". (watch4whales@yahoo.com)

...there's a lot of talk about the SPIRIT of giving, clearly indicating your ghost of a chance of getting something faboo. (MooseSpeak@earthlink.net) I only picked this one so that Moosey here could be ridiculed for life for using the word "faboo". ;)

...a "high-five" causes the lights to go out. (BikeMike101@hotmail.com)

...your obsessively organized sock-drawer seems to be missing a pair. (khalazdad@adelphia.net)

...the box has air holes in it, but doesn't make any cute sounds when you shake it. (darkmanwork@hotmail.com)

...your boyfriend says, "What I like about you is that you know it's the thought that counts..." (chharget@aol.com)

...McDonald's calls to say that your wife left and forgot to take her gift certificates. (Airfarcewon@aol.com)

...it says "From your friends at Humor Me Online." (mrxsandmanx@yahoo.com) So, technically I HAVE friends???

...your wife says, "the kids bought this one..." (scalpel@aol.com)

...the tire marks aren't wiped off. (marymarg27608@yahoo.com) Hey, I swear...it's the new Tommy Hilfiger logo.

...your jobless, alcoholic uncle draws your name at the family Christmas drawing. (flynnkj19@aol.com)

...the person, when handing it to you, says "Here's your gift, and I owe you a lunch too, ok?" (redbarron1010@aol.com)

That Martha Stewart...always thinking..."It's not only a gift...but dinner as well!"...

...there's no way to unwrap it without knocking off some of the macaroni glued to the paper. (Cantw82paint@Aol.com)