Monday, August 06, 2007

Your Xmas Problem Solved

I assume you've started the whip-round for my Christmas present, so this is just to say you need to raise £499.95 because I want one of these - 'as awesome as it is ridiculous'. 

17 comments:

  1. it'll just spoil the line of your trousers - don't go there. anyway, real men carry leatherman (or so I'm told).

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  2. then you're a greedy little boy, master appleyard.

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  3. if it has a corkscrew, that's enough 'functions' for me, bryan dear

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  4. it seems to have an excess of tools to repair watches and golfing equipment. is the average Swiss squadie usually late for tee-off?

    probably still trying to wrestle with the cork...

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  5. Anyone remember that routine from back when Robin Williams was still funny?

    Swiss Sergeant Major drilling the new recruits. “Right, some of you men might never have had to open a bottle of Chablis under enemy fire.”

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  6. V good, Brit. I remember a cartoon - Greek soldier addressing small group inside wooden object. 'For some of you, this may be the first time inside a horse.'

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  7. Maybe I'm just easily pleased, but me I'm still enjoying a close and loving relationship with my SwissCard, which seems to me the most elegant solution to man's portable-gadget-related needs, and has no significant impact on the hang of a jacket/trouser. However, I don't like the look of Victorinox's refinements of the model - pink? jelly? What's that about?

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  8. But the Swissness, it's such a problem.

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  9. I wonder if Channel 4 News are planning to use it to test out baggage checking at Birmingham Airport?

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  10. that is quite awesome. i like to buy people knives. Imagine writing the product descriptions for those beauties, you could legitimately go on one-man ops cutting through electrified fences with the fence-cutter, placating the security dobers with the dog-placating tool, wiring some explosives up with the bomb-making tool, killing a few guards with just about any part of the fucker, and if caught say, "i'm researching for my work. Leave me alone, i have a job to do, i'm a real man."

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  11. all it's missing is a steel on which to sharpen my leatherman - I'm going to write to them.

    actually it's all too retro for 21st century man. it doesn't include a mobile, a sat-nav or a digital camera. come on you Swiss, get with the program!

    and that red is just so not now!

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  12. Take care, Elberry, you may find yourself surrounded by a team from the Met. You may not have time to talk your way out of it.

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  13. Oh, that SwissCard is very cool -- I've not seen that before, though I've certainly bought Swiss Army Knives for the males of my acquaintance. That card would be perfect in a jacket pocket. Thanks, Nige! Now I know what I'm getting someone for his birthday next month.....

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  14. But you'd need a Hummer just to cart it about. Not sure your average boy scout could run to that.

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  15. elberry, all well and good for covert operations but you'd have to be in and out in an hour before the cuckoo comes out

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