Doing my usual craigslist spelunk on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and I cam across a prime Runner-Up for today's post:

ROLEX WATCH 1500 Oyster Perpetual Date - $1600 (Normal Heigths)

Hmmmmmmm...... Not at all suspicious, not even the teensy-tiniest, ickle-bitiest bit of suspicion to be found there. Yup, if ever there was an incontrovertibly genuine Rolex sold on craigslist without even the slightest whiff or hint of ill-gotten plunder lingering like smoke over the remains of a botched-language posting, this is it.

Reeking of integrity as the day's Runner-Up is, it pales in comparison to the phenomenal posting which receives the Little Gold Man for the afternoon:

What Would It Be Like Living In Space - $45 (All of San Diego)

At first I thought this was just some sort of silly scam, designed to fleece the occasional, gullible citizen out of $275 for a one-year membership to the "RomancingTheWaves" social network and perhaps the occasional fifty (50) bucks for an invitation to one of the "events" at the yogurt shop or the self-storage units. It's not like craigslist has never seen any sort of hilarious scams before; anyone who has posted anything for sale has probably received one or two of the ubiquitous "Nigerian scammer" emails.

But, as it turns out, What Would It Be Like Living In Space? is so much more.

They're not just offering to take your money away, the are offering you the once in a lifetime experience of "living inside a bio mechanism," and not just any bio mechanism, a website or dubious legitimacy! Pick your jaws up off the floor, skeptics, and get ready to for assignment to your first "mission!"

Of course, this is a high-risk type of venture, simulating life in space via yogurt shop and self-storage unit. It stands to reason that tickets would have to be purchased well in advance before the organization could even begin to think about thinking about planning a possible event which may (or may not) take place if sufficient interest is generated in the "study." What are they studying? Well, telling would ruin the surprise, wouldn't it?

If you don't have a crystal clear understanding of the project already just slide on over to the external website and any questions you could have will be answered, swiftly and accurately, by the well-designed, informative, totally unsuspicious, ad-riddled, artfully-coded bunch of hypertext therein.

If you're still feeling any trepidation, rest assured, the mysterious narrator of the advertisement "has been doing this for over 20 years and it's lot of fun and at the same time very complicated but is doable when it comes to being at peace." No worries at all, we are dealing with a professional here, someone experienced in the ways of answering the question, "What Would It Be Like Living In Space?" After all, it takes a keen mind to rig up the kind of bio mechanism adequate to the demands of such a line of inquiry. The master assures us that he has, "also developed a monetary system that you will find totally fantastic."

See, they thought of everything.

Oh, and did we forget to mention there was going to be a magnetic railway system which is (somehow) involve in all this? There is! And it will be fantastic. So fantastic, in fact, that it requires mention in more than one post. See:

Event Hostess (All of San Diego)

Yet more proof that this couldn't be any sort of underhanded, scammy type of dealing. Scams don't diversify, they run their grift and then disappear into the anonymity of the World Wide Web. This extreme thoroughness and intricacy is rock solid proof of RomancingTheWaves legitimacy. I would strongly advise any and all available ladies who are willing and able to dress in leather next to tiny cars trapped in bubbles, enormous coffee cups with tiny birds perched on, and human-sized champagne bottles to apply! Plus, you might get to meet the next RomancingTheWaves Extreme 15 Top Chef! A rarer honor, there never has been.

Let's put it this way:

Do you like exotic drinks?

Are you interested in living in a bio mechanism?

Think HyRail trains are somehow relevant to space travel?

Do you like things that are "artistic fashionable, sophisticated, sexy and tasty?"

Ever want to "loose your sense of smell, your mind your ability to feel comfortable?"

Got any money to which you're not particularly attached?

If you answered yes to two (2) or more of the preceding questions, head on over the the website and sign up!

See you in Space!


antigeekess Nov. 29, 2009 @ 3:37 p.m.

Funny, they don't LOOK Nigerian. :)

What a scamalicious entry, Pike! Perhaps scams should be their own separate category, with their own separate No Prize.

This is absolutely hilarious. Thanks for posting that link.

But your link to the "external site" is nonop. Wouldn't want to deprive any Reader readers the chance at finding out what it's like to be an astronaut! Heck, I'd rather just do this:

I'm gonna hafta get back in shape. I'm bored.

This is my favorite new YouTube channel discovery, BTW.


FullFlavorPike Nov. 29, 2009 @ 4:50 p.m.

Link resurrection performed.

Holy crap I want one of those sugar glider suits!!!!!!!! Cool enough to be worth more than one bang (!) !


antigeekess Nov. 29, 2009 @ 7:16 p.m.

Ya like that, Pike? Check it out:




FullFlavorPike Nov. 29, 2009 @ 7:41 p.m.

Wicked wicked wicked wicked coooooooooooooool


antigeekess Nov. 29, 2009 @ 7:44 p.m.

Heeheehee. "DUUUUUUUUDE!!! That was SIIIIIIIIICK!!!"

Here, give your French a workout:


SDaniels Nov. 30, 2009 @ 7:40 p.m.

Clearly, very dangerous. But they look like flying snow angels. How do they keep from annihilating themselves on the cliffs? Wouldn't it take just one random air swell?


mannyoceans Dec. 9, 2009 @ 5:23 p.m.

We would love for you guys to come to our Yogurt shop and have a bowl of rice, some noodles, spring rolls or some yogurt. We also have a great selection of smoothies, Vietnamese Coffee and Boba Drinks

I am happy that you guys whir able to watch my iphone production. I do also have some professional work also. We had a good time doing it and we have a few more that I will be uploading on YouTube. Basically we are trying to get the kids here at Hoover High school motivated into doing sciences. What can I say, except thank you for the notoriety.

All the work that we are putting together is pretty much very real. I am one of those super smart guys that grew up in Panama Central America, Graduated when I was 16 from James Madison Junior High School in Brooklyn New York and spend some time in the US Navy. Since I was a kid I was very interested in space exploration. I treat my personal website like a tool box, so you have to excuse my mess. I only get a couple hours a day to fix pages. The advantage of your interest in learning more about MannyOceans is that I do look for excitement and trills that relate to adventure.

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