I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees...
October 20, 2014 10:24 AM   Subscribe

Whether you are a scholar looking for more knowledge and pleasure in life, a bluesman looking for more talent and success, or a 4th grade boy looking to make a quick buck, perhaps the time is right to leverage that one thing for which there was previously no market? The soultradingcompany.com is here to help!
posted by mosk (15 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Does it have Farmville?
posted by flabdablet at 10:46 AM on October 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

Yes, Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil and The CIA blew up the World Trade Center. Two stories equally as likely.
posted by y2karl at 10:49 AM on October 20, 2014

I've been watching this documentary on The CW that leads me to believe that this is a really bad idea.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:50 AM on October 20, 2014 [14 favorites]

But do they support Bitcoin?
posted by ymgve at 10:57 AM on October 20, 2014 [2 favorites]

I'll sell you my soul. I'll also sell you my chi, my chakra, my mojo, my groove, my luck... oh hell I dunno, what other made other made up bullshit is there I can sell? Just start writing checks and I'll fill 'em in.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:02 AM on October 20, 2014 [4 favorites]

The list of souls for sale is fun, and a bit depressing if you think any of these people actually believe this.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:13 AM on October 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I started out laughing at the list of souls for sale, but by the time I was halfway down the first page, I felt deeply uncomfortable.

I was also struck by the number of people offering to sell their soul in order to help other people out. I cannot recall enough from folklore, mythology, and fables to understand whether such offers have been made before, but it was a little heart-breaking to read so many apparently made in earnest here.
posted by lord_wolf at 11:22 AM on October 20, 2014

What would be more interesting would to be able to see who has already made their deal. Just guessing, off the top of my head;
Michael Jackson
Victoria Jackson
Justin Beiber
Rick Santorum
Brett Easton Ellis
Jeff Bezos
Noam Chomsky
Michael Bloomberg
Pope Benedict XVI
Sarah Palin

This is fun! Try it yourself!
posted by newdaddy at 11:27 AM on October 20, 2014

The guy Dick Cheney shot in the face.
Bob Dylan (but he forgot to ask for singing ability)
Billy Ray Cyrus
Rob Schneider
Cardinal Bernard Law
Joe Biden
posted by Billiken at 12:00 PM on October 20, 2014

Whoever's behind this couldn't possibly be any worse than my student loan administrator.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:01 PM on October 20, 2014 [10 favorites]

(considering registering sockpuppet accounts just to favorite Slarty several more times)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:03 PM on October 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

Charlie Parker definitely got paid
posted by thelonius at 12:51 PM on October 20, 2014

In an Internet full of depressing sites, that is the one that is very, very depressing.
posted by ob1quixote at 4:36 PM on October 20, 2014

I've been watching this documentary on The CW that leads me to believe that this is a really bad idea

This does smack of Crowley and his knack for adapting to new technology.
posted by Ber at 6:52 AM on October 21, 2014

I'd kind of like to see something on a similar theme that asks people to anonymously submit anecdotes from times in their lives they've felt they were economically pressured or coerced to compromise on their personal values or ethics. Sort of a crowd-sourced index of examples of all the little prosaic ways we're all forced to sell little pieces of our souls to satisfy economic exigencies.
posted by saulgoodman at 2:17 PM on October 21, 2014 [3 favorites]

« Older Two Ships That Pass In The Night   |   I know who you are and I saw what you did. Newer »

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments