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June 29, 2012 1:45 PM   Subscribe

"I had these clubs when I was a young bachelor, hair down to my shoulders, tearing up the town in a 1990 Volvo 740 SEL with the sunroof open and the road before me like some great American Dream ready to be snatched, the way candy is from a baby, or a kiss from an easy and drunk woman."

Writer Marc Lewis is selling his awful golf clubs.
posted by mattdidthat (21 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
"the second time a dislocation of the knee cap that led me to believe the pain of child birth would be both bearable and welcomed should it be an alternative to my knee cap coming unattached again"

Oh, I've been exactly there. Twice.
posted by sciurus at 1:48 PM on June 29, 2012


Is this like that time Martin Amis tried to sell me his waffle maker?
posted by Fizz at 1:55 PM on June 29, 2012


I picked up some pretty good baby shoes from Hemingway once
posted by theodolite at 1:56 PM on June 29, 2012 [24 favorites]


I'm currently listening to the I, Partridge audiobook, which i strongly recommend, and had a very hard time not hearing that quote in his voice.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 2:02 PM on June 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


Sure, he makes a Hemingway reference and everyone throws a party. I make fun of Martin Amis and I'm the asshole. No wait...that's about right.
posted by Fizz at 2:16 PM on June 29, 2012 [6 favorites]


No way he gets $200.
posted by mullacc at 2:25 PM on June 29, 2012


Craigslist protip: if you feel a need to post that you won't accept offers below your listed price, then your listed price is probably too high. Don't even bother posting.
posted by b1tr0t at 2:32 PM on June 29, 2012


Yeah especially if you're a writer.
posted by kingbenny at 2:34 PM on June 29, 2012


I doubt he's actually expecting to get $200.
posted by DJ 3000 at 2:34 PM on June 29, 2012


This sounds all romantic and shit, like he's surrendering some part of his youth, but I suspect the reality is he's just bought some new fuck off adjustable irons which will definitely one hundred per cent improve his game and his wife has said, "Okay, you can keep the ratty old bag but I'm sick of tripping over these things you don't even use anymore."

Also, I mistrust any writer who has ever been physically fit. And any golfer who has ever been physically fit.
posted by tigrefacile at 2:34 PM on June 29, 2012 [6 favorites]


Best of the Craigslist.
posted by benzenedream at 2:37 PM on June 29, 2012


I'm really bored with stunt eBay/Craigslist/Gumtree postings at this point. Well done, you worked some chav jokes into the listing for your crappy Fiesta. Yes, I see, the crappy golf clubs are totemic of the suburban American dream as well as being crappy golf clubs. I See What You Did there.
posted by mippy at 2:42 PM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


I picked up some pretty good baby shoes from Hemingway once

And what a ride it's been, let me tell you!
posted by never used baby shoes at 3:00 PM on June 29, 2012 [8 favorites]


Since this is Craigslist and this listing will expire, screenshot archived here.

If someone can think of a better way to do this, please do so. I plan on using Skitch for a good long time, but that doesn't make this archive bulletproof.
posted by Barking Frog at 3:42 PM on June 29, 2012


Also, I mistrust any writer who has ever been physically fit. And any golfer who has ever been physically fit.

I can think of a guy called Pop and someone named Alice who're holding up pretty damn well.
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:47 PM on June 29, 2012


I sold my dad's ancient golf clubs in the eighties by describing them as pre-war with authentic tyrannosaurus hide grips. It went over really well at the annual garage sale. I wish I had waited. I could have killed on ebay.
posted by srboisvert at 5:14 PM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's funny because golf is for old people.
posted by four panels at 5:20 PM on June 29, 2012


After reading that, he doesn't seem like the kind of guy I would enjoy meeting or spending time with or buying used golf clubs from.
posted by Daddy-O at 7:27 PM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's not funny because all golf clubs are awful.
posted by item at 7:40 PM on June 29, 2012


It's not the arrows; it's the Indian.
posted by sciencejock at 8:21 PM on June 29, 2012


Where are these easy and drunk women from whom it is easy to snatch a kiss, and why have I never met them?
posted by Decani at 1:13 AM on June 30, 2012


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