Best. Auction. Ever.
September 7, 2001 8:10 AM   Subscribe

Best. Auction. Ever. Check out the details here. Basically, the Scottish whisky makers Chivas Regal is auctioning off 450 "lots" of some of the coolest and most unobtainable things ever: like an audience with the Pope, and performing with the Moscow State Circus. Which would you choose?(via fark)
posted by thewittyname (16 comments total)
A toss up between meeting KC and the Sunshine band in Las Vegas, or meeting Chris DeBurgh. Not. Riding in Nick Mason's Ferrari 250 GTO would be neato.
posted by machaus at 8:21 AM on September 7, 2001

See "Becker" taped live? Sing with Chris de Burgh? Wow, those are... so not worth money. Anyhoo, I'd take either tea with Gorbachev or the walk in the woods with Bill Bryson. I could ask them both what it's like to work with Wim Wenders.
posted by zedzebedia at 8:21 AM on September 7, 2001

"Spinal Tap in your own home" doesn't sound all that appealing.
posted by goto11 at 8:23 AM on September 7, 2001

There's a skinny blond female person described on the site as "Caprice," an "international superstar." It's not clear what she does. She is not listed under "Music." She's wearing a crop top with "69" on it.

I think spending a day with this person would be extremely awkward for both of us.
posted by luser at 8:41 AM on September 7, 2001

I want a time machine, myself.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 8:50 AM on September 7, 2001

I suppose after enough whiskey, all of these prizes sound pretty good. That's probably how they came up with them in the first place.
posted by briank at 8:51 AM on September 7, 2001

Caprice is a model. One of those models who "like, really want to move into music".

Best "lot": Day on the set of the next Jackie Chan movie
posted by SiW at 9:03 AM on September 7, 2001

Two days with Jane Goodall in Tanzania... watch how she trains chimps to mine diamonds! :)
posted by starvingartist at 9:17 AM on September 7, 2001

Here's the auction catalog. I wouldn't mind spending a week with Mongolian nomads, observing dolphins in the Bahamas with experts in the field, a week on an uninhabited Maldivian island, or three nights in a Scottish castle. This three week trip to four continents sounds okay, too.

And I'm sure some people will pay handsomely for dinner with Charlize Theron in L.A. or Jeremy Irons in Ireland, or (gasp!) Leonardo DiCaprio signed DVDs.
posted by waxpancake at 9:19 AM on September 7, 2001

Isn't the problem with an auction like this that people with enough moolah to win are most likely those with the influence to do these things anyway?

Meeting Isaac Hayes, though. "Hey, Chef, what's on the menu?"


(I'd actually like to travel with the Mongolian nomads, since their way of life is likely to be extinct in the very near future.)
posted by holgate at 9:33 AM on September 7, 2001

I've always wanted to travel with Mongolian nomads since I saw Andy Kershaw do a travelogue from there on the BBC. He was doing his piece to camera with a guy riding his horse along the road in the background. Across the back of the horses neck was a sheep which he was carrying somewhere. Having got close to Kershaw the sheep fell off and landed on it's head with the Mongolian bloke following soon after through laughing at it. Struck me as pretty cool. :)
posted by vbfg at 9:45 AM on September 7, 2001

What, no professional-wrestling-related lots? I want to be thrown off a bridge by Kurt Angle.
posted by MegoSteve at 10:08 AM on September 7, 2001

Meet Benetton F1 or meet Sir George Martin at Abbey Road or spend a day with Jackie Chan or own the Ferrari.
posted by riffola at 10:08 AM on September 7, 2001

I think this is actually pretty cool. Obviously some items aren't quite as interseting as others, but I wouldn't mind experiencing all of them (typing mainly towards the adventure section).
posted by physics at 10:53 AM on September 7, 2001

my, we are cynics aren't we? i think most of these are very cool.
posted by o2b at 8:43 AM on September 8, 2001

Me : "So, Pope, you're a big Chivas drinker, then?"
Pope : mumble, lurch
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:22 PM on September 8, 2001

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