Walter Mencken 10 a.m., Oct. 9
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Saturday is Awesome Day. What this means is that, before I go to work on Saturday night at the much-hated job, Pat (my roommate/best friend) and I go do something Awesome. Today it involved driving all the way to Julian, eating lunch and pie, then driving home. The real reason for the trip, however, is best summed up in three words, "Fresh Mountain Air." There were leaves falling off of trees, too, which made the New Englander in me feel appropriately autumnal. It was a good drive. In honor of Awesome Day, I will provide a few extra ads which I feel are worthy of mention today.
This goes first because it is awesome. It is awesome because I wrote it. I did so because I rule.
If I had $$ to spend, hell yeah I'd buy a Foosball table. Does that make me a bit more of a Yadood? Maybe yes, but really, how cool would it be to have a bar game in your home? Every day would be Awesome Day. (Total hyperbole)
This is just a really good deal. Capitalize.
My roommate has this theory that all birds are untrustworthy as they are basically little dinosaurs. Look at the stink eye this parrot is giving the camera! The little dude would totally tear your heart out if he had the chance. There's a Velociraptor soul in there, methinks.
Two things here: 1) Damn! Sports are expensive. When did this happen? 2) Is it against sports policy to sell your season ticket seats? I feel as though I remember hearing about someone losing their season tickets for doing this, but that was at Gillette Stadium, so maybe it's different there.
Having purged this craigslust (too far?) from my system, howsabout a Grand Prize Best of the Day Classified Ad?
Far and away the most expensive item I have (as yet) featured on the blog, the piano is nevertheless a cool thing to find for sale. Sadly, the odds of it actually selling have to be ridic' slim. When I think of "extremely narrow markets," the upscale, second-hand piano market springs readily to mind. $13,000 without the option to finance? Hoo, boy, that's asking a lot of your potential buyers! Best of luck, you're gonna need it, yo!
I will be awarding a special No-Prize--and maybe even some sort of actual, real-deal sort of prize (but don't count on it)--to the person who digs up the most expensive item on San Diego craigslist by 6:00 PM, November 15th.
One Rule: Don't cheat by posting a fake ad for the Avengers' Quinjet or something, that would be unspeakably lame. I might actually never speak to you again. Although, if you did actually go to the trouble of composing an ad that made it look like you were selling a Quinjet that would be really, really rad of you and appeal to my nerd-sensibilities. Oh what a tangled web we weave!
Other Unacceptable Yet Compelling False Items For Sale:
Functional Magic Wand
Vincent Black Shadow (cuz I know you don't have one)
Ashes of Hendrix's Burned Guitar
Vial of Muhammed Ali's Sweat
Get Out of Jail Free Card
Patent For Grass That Only Grows To Be One Inch Tall
Anyways, that should be enough to get your started.
Go nuts, team!
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