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September 17, 2007 11:43 PM   Subscribe

Mark Ecko (previously) spent three-quarters of a million dollars for Barry Bonds' 756th career home-run ball, and is is going to let the people decide in an online vote what should be done with it.
posted by fandango_matt (32 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
GIVE IT TO OJ
or he'll kill you!
posted by Poolio at 11:48 PM on September 17, 2007 [2 favorites]


Mark Ecko? Isn't that guy kind of a dick in is own right?
posted by delmoi at 11:56 PM on September 17, 2007


lame, preset options. now how is 4chan going to flood it and tell him to do a barrel roll?
posted by p3on at 12:04 AM on September 18, 2007


He should use the ball to beat himself in the head until he gets a clue?
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 12:12 AM on September 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think anyone who has that much money and spends it all on a BALL (what with all the suffering, starvation, etc., in the world) should be required to EAT the damn thing.
posted by sexyrobot at 12:13 AM on September 18, 2007


Nooo, THROW IT AT OJ
posted by Eekacat at 12:13 AM on September 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


It should be liquified and injected directly into Bonds' forcep.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:20 AM on September 18, 2007 [6 favorites]


forecep?
posted by knowles at 12:21 AM on September 18, 2007


forecep?

Whatever it is that you get from doing 'roids.
posted by Poolio at 12:25 AM on September 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


It takes ball to do something like this.
posted by Poolio at 12:28 AM on September 18, 2007


Damnit, BP beat me to it.
posted by mek at 12:29 AM on September 18, 2007


Damnit, BP beat me to it.

cough*roids*cough
posted by Poolio at 12:30 AM on September 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


forecep
Whatever it is that you get from doing 'roids.


Is that like the Aliens style inner jaw of the Moray Eels?
posted by delmoi at 12:36 AM on September 18, 2007


what happened to the bat?
posted by beno at 12:38 AM on September 18, 2007


In other fish, pharyngeal jaws are simple blocklike bones. But the morays’ pharyngeal jaws looked as if they could deliver a vicious bite, despite being lodged deep in the throat. “They look like these incredible forceps,” Dr. Mehta said.
posted by delmoi at 12:40 AM on September 18, 2007


I was thinking more along the lines of a gefilte fish, demoi.
posted by Poolio at 12:51 AM on September 18, 2007


what should be done with it.

Write "second place is just the first loser" on it and send it to Hank Aaron c/o Major League Baseball.
posted by three blind mice at 1:06 AM on September 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well, I think hitting that many home runs when you have hemorrhoids is an amazing accomplishment and not something to be ashamed of.
posted by Citizen Premier at 1:26 AM on September 18, 2007


fire it out of a space cannon into the sun.
posted by tehloki at 2:17 AM on September 18, 2007


Lock it inside a prison crystal and fire it out randomly into the universe. As long as it doesn't get near a solar system with a yellow sun, everything's cool.
posted by stavrogin at 3:42 AM on September 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Mark Ecko? Isn't that guy kind of a dick in is own right?
posted by delmoi at 2:56 AM on September 18


Quite the opposite. He was my neighbor and in person was very nice. In addition to publicity stunts, like tagging Air Force One, he gives a lot to charity. He is a very talented guy. He has not let his success go to his head. No, not a dick.
posted by caddis at 4:27 AM on September 18, 2007


In addition to publicity stunts, like renting and painting an old 747 to make it look like you're tagging Air Force One...
Fixed that.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:15 AM on September 18, 2007



lame, preset options. now how is 4chan going to flood it and tell him to do a barrel roll?


No, they'd probably tell him to stick it in his pooper.
As would I, for a matter of fact.
posted by Dr-Baa at 5:24 AM on September 18, 2007


And I would say blaming the audience for not buying your piece of shit game is the very definition of being a dick.
posted by Dr-Baa at 5:28 AM on September 18, 2007


Ball expensive, bat priceless.
posted by nickyskye at 6:41 AM on September 18, 2007


"Mark Ecko?"

He can save you a lot of money on car insurance.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:44 AM on September 18, 2007


He should put some of his millions into a web host that won't crash so quickly.
posted by dobbs at 7:12 AM on September 18, 2007


Unregistered voting? Smells like a fix.
posted by basicchannel at 7:54 AM on September 18, 2007


I think we should all chose "banish it" just to make Ecko spend more money. Wouldn't be cheap to send a ball to space.
posted by Citizen Premier at 8:20 AM on September 18, 2007


Feed the homeless.

...

oh.

I guess the asterisk brand is cute.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 8:22 AM on September 18, 2007


Give it to me.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:38 PM on September 18, 2007


I'd like to hear from General Petraeus before I decide.
posted by brain_drain at 12:56 PM on September 18, 2007


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