A VIP birthday party

Photo by Vilmos Vincze via flickrMichelangelo, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Ed McMahon, Gabriel Garcia Márquez and Shaquille O’Neal walk into a bar, or some other place of your choosing, to celebrate their birthdays (all of which are March 6). They come bearing gifts according to a pre-determined name drawn out of a hat. What does each person bring, and how does the gift-giving scene play out?


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