Author: Jason Pyles

The Directors Series:

In 1999, director M. Night Shyamalan stunned the world with a neck-breaking twist in The Sixth Sense, a film ranked among the top 100 movies of all time on the American Film Institute’s 2007 list.

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Gift ideas for the hard-to-buy-for

Some people suck when it comes to buying gifts for them. There are those who have everything and those who don’t want anything. Sure, gift cards and cash work, but such lazy, easy-way-out options are for those who are devoid of creativity and aren’t worried about exhibiting the null set in the thoughtfulness department. Take the higher road: The following suggestions are guaranteed to work for these types of toughies, but also for any "white elephant," "Yankee swap" or "nasty Christmas" gift exchange. If genuine satisfaction isn’t a factor, a photograph of one’s self cannot be trumped: What are they going to say? They don’t like it? Self-portraits are easily mass-produced and can be distributed liberally. Pole-vaulting poles and jousting lances are novel, but these are most conveniently stored by those who live in trailers. Pets are often discouraged as gifts, but that’s because people usually give dumb animals, like dogs or rabbits: But if one wishes to be revered through New Year’s, one might give a "sugar glider," perhaps the strangest creature on Earth. And if a nocturnal, flying-squirrel-like beastie isn’t the right fit, win big points with a low-maintenance, pet walking stick.Nobody really knows where Sri Lanka is, so give the world by giving a globe. There’s nothing cooler than a scorpion entombed as a paperweight, except for a baby great white shark sealed in a jar...

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