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Friday, April 28, 2006

Gimme Your Stuff.™

Everyone go make friends with a Texan IMMEDIATELY!

A new friend of ours from texas requested we send her a tin of Aussie Milo, and in exchange, she'll send some tex-mex for our enjoyment. (She didn't say she was going to send 15 kilos of tex-mex, but that's another story).

When we received our much awaited package, it was like all our non-religious specific holiday celebrations had come at once. We wondered how we could share this joy with the world...

So, in conjunction with Thomp, and Lori Witzel I'd like to introduce... Gimme Your Stuff.™ A cultural exchange blog. A conduit for many an international cuisine can change hands. A place where you can trade a newspaper from South Africa, or a CD from Finland. A place where Thom and I take no responsibility for anything anyone else does. A place where we are Changing the world with other people's stuff.

PS. I have plentiful aussie foodstuffs for the swapping! Milo, Vegemite and Anzac Bikkies all round... plus TimTams, the king of all aussie foods - trust me people, you want these!!!


Blogger Lori Witzel said...


Am loving The Milo!
Am engaged in negotiations with The Vegemite, and am sure I will Love It Too!

And it seems like some of my fave picks have found a great home (I can hear the "yum yum yum" and tostada crunchy noises all the way across the oceans.)

6:46 PM, May 03, 2006  
Blogger DaBich said...

Wow, a world - wide exchange a thon!

8:28 PM, May 03, 2006  
Blogger copyranter said...

what can I get for a dead NYC rat?

4:01 AM, May 04, 2006  
Anonymous Mack Simpson - Adverb said...

Yeah-- with Tex-Mex taken, I'm left with only to share. Might make a good trade for the rat, though.

4:42 AM, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Working Class Dan said...

Nice one!

I heard a new Chili Peppers song this morning and I swear the lyrics went, "I'm waiting for my Milo/Poo-stick, poo-stick".

Now, the poo-stick in question could refer to a spoon after a bit of a swish through some thick Milo but it is only specualtion until the album comes out.


BTW Mack, no Ad Monkey deserves to read about your testicles twenty times before 9am.

7:25 AM, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Working Class Dan said...

"Waiting for my Milo" is the new "waiting for the man". Milo junkies ahoy!

7:26 AM, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Rikki said...

Ya oi think i heard that line in the Chili Peppers Song too.....
No wait, I didn't.

A can trade a kangaroo that's been hit by a 4WD for a rat...

8:42 AM, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

OOooohh, road kill swap! Yummy!

Hey, Mack Simpson - Adverb, please chime in on the Tex-Mex. One lone woman can't provision all who need it. You can never have too much Tex-Mex floating around the world.

Rikki, enhanced my Gimme post, but how do I get the original Chatoyance link replaced with the New improved Gimme link?

10:38 AM, May 04, 2006  
Blogger ThomP said...

I'm so glad I'm a part of this, and have to do nothing toward it! I'm sure customs officers all over the world would have NO ISSUE with ppl posting road kill. As long as it doesn't have a bomb in it... Roadkill bomb, now ther is an idea for a party trick. With testicle shrapnel... COOOOOOLLL

5:23 PM, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Rrramone said...

I am very sad. I didn't get the Milo, and I said I would do whatever it took. And in return, you would have gotten Cajun goodies, which even Lori will tell you kick ass on Tex Mex. Oh well.

On second thought, the worst tasting thing I've ever put in my mouth is Marmite, which I understand is a close cousin to Vegemite. So please don't send me any of that. :-)

Hurting in Dallas.

6:31 PM, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Rrramone said...

P.S. Thanks for explaining Puce to me. :-)

6:35 PM, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

So, Willie -- are you going to link so people CAN get awesome Cajun stuff (not sure it kicks Tex-Mex's ass but it is a close thing)?


7:13 PM, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

Here in NW NJ, there's no good food. Seriously. I’ll have to move first.

9:32 PM, May 04, 2006  
Blogger Rick Lacy said...

and its about damn time.

also, good work on the gummi face transplant. did someone say pulitzer or some such?

4:24 AM, May 05, 2006  
Blogger David Wen said...

Those are some real goodies y'all got there.

Have y'all scored any deals on cheap S&H?

7:25 AM, May 05, 2006  
Blogger Working Class Dan said...

Thom, for customs officers, only a ticking donkey is the only thing that really raises any concerns these days.

Just to re-explain 'puce'. It's pronounced pyoo-kay. Like puke. It's what Lord Bellington of Sheffield exclaimed when he saw the colour of the new britches his tailor had presented him with and thus coined the term for the brand new hue. Although, at the time the English were at war with the French and for a period, to use the new term, puce, was punishable by death. But that could be pure legend or the powers that be just wanted an excuse for what they did to Lord Bellington.

A Nobel Prize for contributions to the Gummi sciences is in order.

9:36 AM, May 05, 2006  
Blogger Rikki said...


9:53 AM, May 05, 2006  
Blogger Keshi said...


Wut else can I send from Aus to many others here...hmmm...a good ol' Aussie lamb pie? YUMMMM!

Thanks Rikki, this is a great place for great exchanges :)


11:56 AM, May 05, 2006  
Blogger Rikki said...

Hi David, sorry no deals, it's a bit hard for round the international world and all :)

1:23 PM, May 05, 2006  
Blogger Paul E Schafer said...

Thanks for stopping by my site. I'll be joing the Gimme site this weekend...I'm creating the list before I do. I'm pretty sure the vegemite cereal box was a spoof, (I liked the idea of it!).

I dig the Pure Attack and will be adding it to my favorites.

9:20 PM, May 05, 2006  
Blogger Trevor Pitt said...

Strewth!!! Thanks for the Tim Tam offer Rikki-Tikki-Tavi! I am most certainly interested in a goods swap. (Especially since most of my Oz mates are lazy bastards that barely ever send me anything! ;) )

I'm heading off on holiday in less than a fortnight and right now hecticism has broken out all over my, ahem, life. When I get back at the end of May I will join in on the fun!!! I will try and talk some of my overseas friends to pitch in too. They consist of Italians, Frenchies, Canucks, Afrikaners, Swiss, Germans, Oz-Heads, Kiwis, Limeys (Poms to you lot ;) ), everyone else I forgot to mention and plus any Seppies I can find over here on my side of the tainted orb.

**End transmission**

4:28 AM, May 06, 2006  
Anonymous Mack Simpson - Adverb said...

Win a bottle of Mexico's finest hot sauce-- no exchange necessary. Just listen to music and take your best guess (given the context).


2:30 AM, May 07, 2006  
Anonymous Mack Simpson - Adverb said...

Valentina is now spread-able to the world.


2:35 AM, May 08, 2006  
Blogger S. Stephani Soejono said...

I've done that with friends. Hey Rikki, since you're in Aussie, y not by an Indomie?

1:33 PM, May 18, 2006  
Blogger Rikki said...

That's some noodles??

1:35 PM, May 18, 2006  
Blogger S. Stephani Soejono said...

yup. imported from Indonesia, best instant noodles in the world!

12:03 PM, May 20, 2006  
Blogger Pete Rahon said...

hi rikki, thanks for the invite, so what stuff would you want from my Banana Republic (ughhh) not banana I hope, well the latest health craze here is Virgin Coconut Oil, can be taken both as food and cosmetics, and I would exchange that with the best virgin, cold pressed olive oil, well from Australia perhaps a pack of Muesli. So let's start the exchange when can I send you my stuff - I will tell my friends about this stuff, your stuff, hehehe... good wishes, pete

10:46 PM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous Laura said...

I would soo not be adverse to this Milo (or the Tim Tams!)
Would you like to check out my link, see if there's anything you want to swap?

6:33 PM, June 06, 2006  
Blogger Rikki said...

Hi Laura,
Thanks for the offer, but I can't exchange at the moment (I'm saving my money to move house in a couple of weeks!!) After that i'll be up and running again :) In the meantime, there are a couple more aussies on the list to try!
(Ps I can't write comments on your site, I just get errors! Maybe you should consider writing an email address on your post so people can contact you...)

9:05 AM, June 08, 2006  
Blogger mommytwink said...

I live in Indiana , United States. I have key chains, stickers, free hand outs,clothing, maps, odd and ends, wallnuts, bracelets, just ask. We love surpises. We like pens and pencils with ads on them, junk mail ads, stickers open to just about any things. Love all kinds of food. http://flashbit.us/family/family.htm to see more about us.

2:24 AM, August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Sarah said...

On the 16th you left a comment on my blog (the gimme your stuff page) askin me to let you know if i had added myself to the list... and i have haha. your right there are tons of people on the sight and so many from the US that are all trying to trade with other countries rather than within the US, which i think would be just as fun... oh well.

7:49 AM, September 01, 2006  
Blogger Tasha :D said...

I’m from Singapore and would love to swap with you. I would love to send over some really good food from my mulit-racial Asian country! If you’re interested in swapping with me, mail me at incestbites@hotmail.com or leave a comment in my blog, whichever is more convenient for you. Hope to hear from you soon!

3:27 PM, March 05, 2007  
Blogger Cori and JV said...

Hello! We are a couple from the Philippines and we very much like to swap with you. Check our profile at http://arabeskimo.blogspot.com/ If there is any chance that you are interested, just keep us posted. You can also e-mail us at wastedcookie@yahoo.com Thanks :)

6:41 AM, October 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Are you still looking for swap partners? If so I'd love to swap with you! I am from Korea but I'm currently located in USA. I have lots of stuffs from both Korea and America, as well as lots of japanese stuffs. email me at x_xeunx_x@yahoo.com if you are interested in swapping!

- Eun Mi

9:57 AM, August 15, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:00 PM, September 04, 2009  
Anonymous Katie said...

Hello! My name is Katie and I am currently living in Taiwan! I am looking for a swap partner and found you through Gimme Your Stuff! Please contact me at katied14110421@tas.tw

10:39 PM, July 10, 2010  
Anonymous Tyra said...

Thanks Rikki, this is a great place for great exchanges :)

9:29 PM, November 22, 2011  

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