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January 16, 2014 6:14 PM   Subscribe

Craigslist Mirrors (SLTumblr)
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! (52 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

 
I think I see the problem. None of them are reflecting a bowl of fruit.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 6:18 PM on January 16 [19 favorites]


Dammit, beaten to the punch by 3 minutes.
posted by Sara C. at 6:21 PM on January 16


Watch out for the tea kettles.
posted by gwint at 6:23 PM on January 16 [4 favorites]


I kept looking for the nude people and not finding them. Now I am sad.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:24 PM on January 16 [6 favorites]


Well, everyone needs a hobby, I guess.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 6:25 PM on January 16 [4 favorites]


This is actually quite cool.
posted by gwint at 6:25 PM on January 16 [2 favorites]


Does what it says on the tin.

Seriously though, these should link back to the original posts, because I would totally buy the first one!
posted by cjorgensen at 6:26 PM on January 16


I'll Be Your Mirror (Cash only; no early birds)
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:26 PM on January 16 [3 favorites]


Mirrors are expensive, new. Used? They approach mobile home value degradation.
posted by Max Power at 6:27 PM on January 16


The person who runs this tumblr also makes art.
posted by deadbilly at 6:27 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


I'm surprised by the lack of penises.
posted by birdherder at 6:29 PM on January 16


"Oh, yeah, common mistake, but this actually isn't a mirror, it's a time portal."
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:31 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


I only want the mirror if I can also have what's reflected in it. Specifically cat statues. And a large, lovely dog.
posted by janey47 at 6:35 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


I am extremely confused by the one with the feet coming out of the sign

hope me I am dumb
posted by threeants at 6:36 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


well that there showed a surprising absence of covert exhibitionist nudity.
posted by Auden at 6:37 PM on January 16


This one is clearly from Minecraft.

I feel sorry for this lady... the gates have been opened, but she is too old to escape, now.
posted by The otter lady at 6:38 PM on January 16 [12 favorites]


The sign is along the top of the mirror, threeants.
posted by maryr at 6:39 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


There's probably an "uncensored" version, somewhere...
posted by Pudhoho at 6:40 PM on January 16


Fun for the whole family.
posted by maryr at 6:41 PM on January 16


This is really amazing. Maybe the best use of tumblr I've ever seen. The first few are sort of jokey and lame. And yeah, fat guy pants and shitty floors and kids in diapers.

And then all of a sudden this.

And them immediately, this.

Suddenly you're aware of the total weirdness of photographing a reflecting surface for an advertisement. It's like a glitch in the craigslist matrix. And it doesn't go away.
posted by R. Schlock at 6:42 PM on January 16 [16 favorites]


Love these. I've actually spent over a grand on mirrors from Craig's List over the last few years. This house has five fireplaces that all needed something on the wall over them. The last one we bought is four feet high and three feet wide weighs about a hundred pounds. It's current sitting on the floor in front of the fireplace because we haven't figured out how to hand the damn thing on the wall yet.
posted by octothorpe at 6:43 PM on January 16 [2 favorites]


The sign is along the top of the mirror, threeants.

ohhhhh, the wooden thingy is a frame. I still had to look at it for like three minutes after reading your comment in order to understand wtf was going on. Shit's trippy.
posted by threeants at 6:59 PM on January 16 [2 favorites]


ohhhhh, the wooden thingy is a frame.

If it's any consolation, I missed that too.

This was a lot cooler than I could have expected. Lyrical, interesting. I like.
posted by psoas at 7:09 PM on January 16


This one is fun because it looks like an elegantly framed print of the shittiest photo ever taken.
posted by showbiz_liz at 7:15 PM on January 16 [15 favorites]


at least 4 of these are summoning negative monsters from beyond unconsciousness

bad blog did not follow
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:17 PM on January 16


Open the gates! RELEASE... THE GRANDMOTHER! *terrified screaming* *wet chomping sounds*

And the gruesome aftermath...
posted by showbiz_liz at 7:18 PM on January 16 [4 favorites]


Mirrors are expensive, new. Used? They approach mobile home value degradation.

*Crumples plans for a mirror flipping business*
posted by codacorolla at 7:29 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


The lady who couldn't even put down her cigarette to take the picture is sort of scary in a what was she thinking way.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 7:30 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


codacorolla: "Mirrors are expensive, new. Used? They approach mobile home value degradation.

*Crumples plans for a mirror flipping business*
"

Before you give up on the idea, reflect on it.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 7:30 PM on January 16 [13 favorites]


*Crumples plans for a mirror flipping business*

a flipped mirror would probably be too confusing anyway
posted by threeants at 7:33 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


It's current sitting on the floor in front of the fireplace because we haven't figured out how to hand the damn thing on the wall yet.

You should instead do a frame cluster of smaller mirrors atop the last fireplace so that your hipster friends will be irritated and your nonhipster friends will think you are an unparalleled interior decorating genius.
posted by elizardbits at 7:36 PM on January 16 [2 favorites]


As someone who used to get paid to photograph mirrors (ugh), these photographs amused me greatly. Thanks for posting.
posted by mrhappy at 8:09 PM on January 16 [4 favorites]


I'm a little disappointed nobody put their mirror next to a TV. It would look like they have two!
posted by Atom Eyes at 8:31 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


This is actually excellent.
posted by latkes at 8:58 PM on January 16


My mother keeps telling me mirrors are a great way to display a pretty frame, as if I have a pile of interesting artistic frames sitting around, waiting to be used.
posted by maryr at 9:06 PM on January 16 [3 favorites]


I liked this more than I thought I would.
posted by sweetkid at 9:17 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


If you told me these were from an expensive museum store coffee table art book I would believe you.
posted by bassomatic at 9:19 PM on January 16 [2 favorites]


If you told me these were from an expensive museum store coffee table art book I would believe you.

Yeah, it's conceptual art without the boring essay!

I once visited an active copper pit in Arizona, the kind of stupefying chasm that looks like it was made by space aliens or ancient Egyptian gods returned to earth. It made me think: "Wow, Robert Smithson was wasting his time!"
posted by ducky l'orange at 10:09 PM on January 16


Positively Borgesian. I love it.
posted by Doleful Creature at 11:06 PM on January 16


wait I don't get the joke in the first comment
posted by DoctorFedora at 11:26 PM on January 16


An explanation of the first comment.
posted by onya at 3:29 AM on January 17 [4 favorites]


This is just completely brilliant, and the fact that someone thought to do this makes me inordinately happy.
posted by flyingsquirrel at 4:29 AM on January 17 [1 favorite]


> *Crumples plans for a mirror flipping business*"

Flipping mirrors is totally a job I could see myself doing.
posted by davelog at 4:34 AM on January 17


If I were in an indie-rock/retroelectro band and released a black flag cover as a single, this would totally be the album art.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 5:10 AM on January 17 [4 favorites]


This is fascinating. Thanks.
posted by aught at 7:18 AM on January 17


Mirror photographers, be careful out there, especially if you're not fully clothed.
posted by Xalf at 7:55 AM on January 17


Love the animals questioning the laws of physics and optics.
posted by malocchio at 9:14 AM on January 17 [1 favorite]


mrhappy: As someone who used to get paid to photograph mirrors (ugh), these photographs amused me greatly. Thanks for posting.

How does one get such a job?
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 12:12 PM on January 17


This one's inexplicably creepy.
posted by Gygesringtone at 10:22 PM on January 17 [2 favorites]


Probably because it appears to be reflecting directly facing the camera, where one would expect to see, say, a cameraman, and not an empty doorway and NO PERSON WHO WOULD BE TAKING THE PICTURE
posted by DoctorFedora at 3:57 AM on January 19


Nah, the picture taker's half hidden by the door.

The combination of the fact that the paint on the walls match and make it look like it's just a framed picture of a doorway in that wall with a half seen person peering out from a door that appears to lead to pitch black might be what does it though.

Also, as we learned in Brood Hollow, half open doors are scary.
posted by Gygesringtone at 7:05 AM on January 19


Yeah, but such a photo could be taken with the photographer and camera hidden completely in the darkened room.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 7:15 AM on January 19


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