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The funniest thing I've seen in many a moon.
May 14, 2001 9:46 AM   Subscribe

The funniest thing I've seen in many a moon. Want to find crazy crap on eBay? Don't waste your prescious time, Disturbing Auctions has done it for you!

This for the golfer in the family.

This for the hawaii-bound honeymooners.

This for... I don't know.
posted by o2b (19 comments total)

 
dammit.

precious.
posted by o2b at 9:47 AM on May 14, 2001


found via K10K.
posted by o2b at 9:47 AM on May 14, 2001


This is a crowded and field.
posted by rcade at 9:54 AM on May 14, 2001


Oops.
posted by rcade at 9:54 AM on May 14, 2001


However, the unique thing about this site is that everyone can contribute (which means more posts, but by the same token, more dreck).
posted by timothompson at 10:11 AM on May 14, 2001


Here in England, we have a celebrity chef called Jamie Oliver. As you'll see, he's wildly popular...
posted by hmgovt at 10:27 AM on May 14, 2001


Yeah he's a staple on foodtv over here too...but I don't really see what that has to do with disturbing auctions...
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 10:34 AM on May 14, 2001


also found via Aaaugh!
posted by gluechunk at 11:01 AM on May 14, 2001


zoink.

my search didn't find that.
posted by o2b at 11:06 AM on May 14, 2001


He who steals my frog purse really steals trash.
posted by LeLiLo at 11:48 AM on May 14, 2001


I laughed and laughed...
posted by tranquileye at 12:44 PM on May 14, 2001


Enjoy more disturbing auctions on the site that started it all -- WHO WOULD BUY THAT? -- hey, this site found "Granny on a toilet" up for auction...
posted by nyukid at 1:18 PM on May 14, 2001


My favorite weird eBay auction is this one (mirrored on my website) from last May. Get your very own Elian Gonzales 3com network card!
posted by CrayDrygu at 1:30 PM on May 14, 2001


At one point last year, there was an eBay auction titled "not what I thought it was." No other information was listed, except that it was in the lamps category and had a starting bid of seven dollars. Nobody bid on it.

Truly a mystery for the ages. I should have placed a bid, just to find out what it was.
posted by Aaaugh! at 2:22 PM on May 14, 2001


Sorry, nyukid, Disturbing Auctions pre-dates Who Would Buy That by more than a year.
posted by jjg at 2:23 PM on May 14, 2001


The name Disturbing Auctions is a bit newer than the site is; it used to be known as Ebay Treasure.
posted by Aaaugh! at 2:41 PM on May 14, 2001


Noplace else to put this: FOX had one of the most clueless reports citing the internet in many a day when a reporter stated that video of the upcoming McVeigh execution (before the FBI files delayed it) was "being sought by the internet site Ebay to sell to its millions of users".

Probably she was told that federal prison officials would be monitoring Ebay to see if any of its millions of users tried to auction the video, assuming they would successfully pirate it, so that they could notify Ebay to shut it down and identify the culprits -- but this gal seemed to think it was some kind of monolithic entity with no scruples whatsoever.
posted by dhartung at 3:01 PM on May 14, 2001


Oh no! I have this painting. It's on my wall.

I guess we know know would buy that one...
posted by jennyb at 7:52 PM on May 14, 2001


Sorry, nyukid, Disturbing Auctions pre-dates Who Would Buy That by more than a year.

Indeed it did. We started WWBT because DA had stopped updating ... and a few days before we launched, they started their reader-submission pages. D'oh!

Ah well. There's plenty of trash out there for us all to make fun of! :-)
posted by shauna at 1:19 AM on May 15, 2001


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