#317 – Golden

I remember being amazed when I was little and watched my mom wrapping presents. My favorite part was when she would cut the paper with one smooth slice with the scissors. I would always hack at the paper when I tried to help. I eventually got the hang of it and now I wrap better than my wife.


29 thoughts on “#317 – Golden”

  1. Kristin says:

    This was great. Very funny. Thanks Chris! I liked the golden scissors.

  2. Mike says:

    I really love Biff… it eventually replaced Google as my homepage 🙂

  3. Tim says:

    I love the way Biff is reverently swiping the golden scissors up in the air like Link brandishing the Triforce.

    Why not combine iGoogle (personalized google) with Google Reader and Biff’s RSS feed? That way you could have the latest Biff and Google in one sweet gooey mix! 😛

    I love RSS feeds, they make it so much easier to get the latest updates 🙂

  4. Mandy says:

    Gotta love the action pose.

    @ Chris: I still hack and slash apart the wrapping paper. It’s just so much more fun than a clean cut. 😛

  5. Gobbledegook says:

    Wow, I this is the highest in the posting ranks I’ve ever been!

    I love gift wrapping stuff; I’ve gotten better than my wife at it, as well.

    I especially love wrapping joke gifts. I’ll go all-out and get beautiful paper, ribbons, stickers, a large box with a seperate lid, and combine it all into something that would make a kid drop to his knees and drool pure greed when they see it. Then when they open it they get a single hershey kiss or something else completely inappropriate to the size of the box.

    Though to prove I’m not a complete d**k, I always tape a fairly substantial gift card to the bottom of the box’s lid, where they won’t look until after they’ve inspected the main area of the box.

  6. Chris says:

    Yeah, last night when I made the post for today I hit “save” instead of “post” so the comic wasn’t live until after I got up this morning and noticed that nobody had left any comments yet. 🙂

  7. Nijihime says:

    @Tim: Whoa.It does seem like he`s Link.`Cept,I was thinking more of a Master Sword Pose,like from TP or WW.

    I`m not a master wrapper,but I`m good myself.

    @Gobbledegook:My uncle did that to my sister.It was a box within a box within a box within a box within a box.The last box had a bracelet,I think.

  8. Seraphine says:

    I hate packages wrapped in so much tape, I can’t open them.
    I *love* presents though.

  9. Eleanor says:

    ~Gobbledegook I am so trying that. Although, last year I got a puzzle for my brother and wrapped every piece individually, then resealed the box like it had never been opened and wrapped that, so I probably shouldn’t do two jokes in a row.
    Caroline was good too, she gave me a shoebox sized present, and I had to keep unwrapping, and unwrapping, and eventually got to the pendant coiled up in the middle that was about the size of my thumb.

  10. Bunnyman says:

    I can’t wrap. Period. Whenever I do, I either maim the paper in ways too horrible for the human mind to comprehend, or I screw up somehow and manage to destroy what I was trying to wrap… Especially baffling when that item is metal and/or cannot be destroyed by scissors…

  11. soulofaqua says:

    I work in a toy store so I am well known with the “Impenetrable gift wrap barriers” but I just rip it off the wheel and flap the showable sides so it looks clean and unlike you who can take it easy when christmas comes I will have as much customers of 2 months in one week every week! And I have to file and re-organize the video games of wich there will be also ALOT… hurray for the holiday

  12. Synchro593 says:

    Heeheehee, I was thinking, ‘Hey, this is poking fun at RPG style games!’ But then I read your comment, and I guess it’s not. I’ll still look at it like a gamer though. XD

  13. Lucretiel says:

    I like this one. as in, more than some of the others. not sure why…

  14. Micah says:

    Where can I get me a pair of golden scissors?

  15. Benj says:

    My wrapping is never straight. No matter how perfectly I place the package in the center of the paper, something always folds wrong and the paper sticks out at weird angles.

  16. Entropic Voight says:

    Got my pre-order ready. Love the strip.

  17. Chris says:

    Entropic Voight – Awesome. Thanks for the order!

  18. Radical Edward says:

    I love hacking and slashing through gift wrap.

  19. ratboy says:

    that explains it. i always come to see biff’s latest adventure at midnight and i was confused that it wasn’t here. I was starting to think it was the weekend. Wow Biff is now my calender.

  20. Aaronn says:

    oh jeez that is hilarious
    im starting to get the hang of wrapping stuff now

  21. Penguindude says:

    I never wrap with gift paper, newspaper is alot esier when clolored correctly

    also, can anyone give me a link to the boidz comic?

  22. Melindotty says:

    I just put some aluminum foil around the present and call it a day!

  23. The Phill says:

    I’m the best I just spraypaint the outside of the box.

  24. Kamorth says:

    My mother bought my youngest brother a playstation game he’d been begging for for months for christams one year. Then she bought a box of the fanciest chocolates she could find and wandered around the store offering them to everyone, wishing everyone merry christmas. She then taped the disc to the bottom of the empty chocolate box and put the plastic trays back in on top of it. She added a note saying “Sorry dude, I got hungry. Merry Christmas, love Santa” and wrapped the box. My brother didn’t realise there was a game inside it until he saw it reflecting the tree lights as it flew across the room.

    Since then, he hasn’t had a serious present for anything from either me or my mother. The year we bought him a PS2 (after 4 months of being told “I’m not buying you another playstation”.. he was gutted when he found out it had been in the cupboard for 5 months) he would have walked maybe 10 miles, going back and forth between neighbours’ houses. He got sent on a FFVIII based “quest”, finding clues and doing tasks all day. The last one was a note saying he had to head home because something suspicious had turned up. We wrapped the console up to look like a bomb.. He just about killed us when he got it open. He still has it though.

  25. the Scarf says:

    Kamorth…That rawks so much…the most extravegent gift thing I did was wrap everyones gifts in newspaper, with thick red ribbon and a white paper crane on top…It looked rather striking I thought…

  26. Elkian says:

    “Do not use without adult supervision.” *looks at Superman 400 ft away.* All good!

  27. MrD says:


  28. Tordoc says:

    I still think that a flaming hammer would have done better…

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