As of today I'm 31. Bloody hell. Dr G gave me a present* wrapped in sandpaper and duct tape! That charmed my pants right off.
Realising at the last minute that we were all out of paper, he was inspired by The Durutti Column's 1981 album, Return of the Durutti Column, which had come in a sandpaper sleeve. This in turn, according to Wikipedia, was "inspired by a Situationist joke, a book – Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle – with a sandpaper cover to destroy other books on the shelf".
The duct tape was totally his idea though.
* if you're curious, he got me the remastered Mogwai Young Team which satisfied the nerd in me and a contribution to the New Camera Fund. Woohoo! If only the compact-somewhat-manual-and-good-in-low-light camera I long for really existed 🙂