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Nate Walsh is selling his used car
March 27, 2013 8:07 AM   Subscribe

"I am just looking for a used car...what is all this?"

(post text courtesy of mefi's own fred)
posted by Greg Nog (46 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
It looks AWESOME but it keeps breaking down on Fascination Street.
posted by mintcake! at 8:10 AM on March 27, 2013 [7 favorites]


This is what happens when you mix best-of-craigslist with cocaine.
posted by gauche at 8:12 AM on March 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Sold! I'm calling now!
posted by magstheaxe at 8:12 AM on March 27, 2013


Mexican Magical Realism, eh?
posted by Rory Marinich at 8:17 AM on March 27, 2013


128,000 miles!

- That is literally 256 times better than The Proclaimers' song "500 Miles."

- I didn't even know that was possible!
Well-played, young man.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:22 AM on March 27, 2013 [8 favorites]


(Hi Julie!)
posted by mfu at 8:26 AM on March 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


I am so, so disappointed that this isn't your own doing, Greg.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:29 AM on March 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Fourteen (14) SOMBREROS.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:30 AM on March 27, 2013 [6 favorites]


This makes me miss my old '93 Camry.

It was white. It was like driving a giant bar of soap.
posted by device55 at 8:31 AM on March 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


Reminds me of my beige Ford Taurus, which I named Rod. Because I backed it into one on the test drive.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:35 AM on March 27, 2013


That is really very funny.

I don't really understand cars.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:38 AM on March 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


This works as a car ad and a personal ad. <3
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:39 AM on March 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


I shared this on Facebook and have got one, possibly two fights lined up. So this shit is basically magic.
posted by louche mustachio at 8:42 AM on March 27, 2013 [6 favorites]


I just got threatened with coat hangers by someone who will most definitely cut a bitch. WORTH IT
posted by louche mustachio at 8:44 AM on March 27, 2013 [5 favorites]


Illinois!
Northern Illinois!
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:50 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


My clunker is broken (again) and needs to be towed into the shop (again). All this is giving me a pretty dismal opinion of the 1990s, which I'm pretty sure was actually a fairly decent decate. Maybe I should give Nate a call.
posted by schmod at 8:51 AM on March 27, 2013


J - I want to buy that car. No, I REALLY want to buy it.

E - I will fight you for that car

J - I'll fight you with coat hangers for that car.

E - If what the ad says is true (AND IT MUST BE TRUE) you will be needing those coat hangers.

posted by louche mustachio at 8:52 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is hilarious.
posted by shelleycat at 8:53 AM on March 27, 2013


(You know, to keep the muffler from dragging in the street. Of course.)
posted by louche mustachio at 8:53 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


The wikipedia screenshot for the Gambler's Fallacy was a nice touch.
posted by burnmp3s at 9:02 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nate's website. Apparently, he does this stuff a lot.
posted by schmod at 9:06 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well played, sir.
posted by mosk at 9:07 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


The only thing this ad is missing is Shirtless Putin. I'm about ready to hitchhike back east and buy this thing.*
posted by hattifattener at 9:12 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yes, I would perform this play (pdf)

We must hunt this man down and and drink with him.


WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE
posted by louche mustachio at 9:16 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is excellent, but I wish someone had the images at a larger size -- I feel I'm missing out on the tinier jokes.
posted by asperity at 9:19 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Here's a bigger one where you can actually make out what the ex-girlfriends are saying.
posted by Zed at 9:42 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I swear there was something very similar to this that may have been posted in the past year or two. Same guy?
posted by daHIFI at 9:43 AM on March 27, 2013


Here's a bigger one where you can actually make out what the ex-girlfriends are saying.

Huh! The picture for lady #3 is different in that one. Mexican Magical Realism indeed!
posted by Greg Nog at 9:45 AM on March 27, 2013


Oh my god the little WW2-style flat tire decals
posted by theodolite at 9:57 AM on March 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


My 1999 Corolla now seems so dull in comparison, four working doors and all.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 9:57 AM on March 27, 2013


Fourteen (14) SOMBREROS

They're your problem now, I guess.
posted by achrise at 10:04 AM on March 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


I was reminded of this.
posted by Zed at 10:23 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


It was white. It was like driving a giant bar of soap.

A friend of mine summarizes the major trend in post-early-90s car design with the phrase "ass lozenge," which I'm now reminded of in a pretty graphic sense every time I see a Ford Taurus from the late 90s.
posted by invitapriore at 10:25 AM on March 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Also, what's fred's deal?
posted by invitapriore at 10:27 AM on March 27, 2013


Best ad EVER.
posted by freakazoid at 10:44 AM on March 27, 2013


louche mustachio: "I just got threatened with coat hangers by someone who will most definitely cut a bitch."

That's not how coat hangers work. Poking, maybe. Spanking, yes. Cutting? No.
posted by boo_radley at 11:50 AM on March 27, 2013


Proving that the internet is just not weird enough yet for some people.


God love 'em.

posted by mmrtnt at 12:13 PM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


louche mustachio: "I just got threatened with coat hangers by someone who will most definitely cut a bitch."

That's not how coat hangers work. Poking, maybe. Spanking, yes. Cutting? No.


I know how coat hangers work. I HAVE seen Mommie Dearest., you know.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:19 PM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love that it's pages and pages of collage. I about died laughing at work. I am sorry to hear that his prospective buyers have no sense of humor.
posted by jenfullmoon at 12:29 PM on March 27, 2013


Lure a romantic target into your car and play them a cassette of all your favorite Cure songs!

Authentic 90s indeed. Memories...
posted by wildcrdj at 1:00 PM on March 27, 2013


The Q and A with the guy who made the ads is also awesome.
posted by shelleycat at 2:38 PM on March 27, 2013


Awe-some!
posted by Mental Wimp at 2:41 PM on March 27, 2013


PITTANCE!
posted by sonika at 4:25 PM on March 27, 2013


The tribute to Frogger is touching.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 8:40 PM on March 27, 2013


The text bands article just keeps getting funnier.

NIPS (Haha, what)
posted by davejay at 9:47 PM on March 27, 2013


No kidding davejay- loved the ad and hadn't read further yet, but man, that is good writing, it's nice to see something this smart go viral.
See, if I didn't have a phone to pretend to play with at concerts or on the subway, I might accidentally wind up talking to a person. And that's uncomfortable, sometimes downright terrifying. Things could go bad. I could meet someone terrible or crazy, I could wind up in a fight, I could die even (yes, I am that bad at meeting new people).
posted by hap_hazard at 10:31 PM on March 27, 2013


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