Archive for the ‘eBay’ Category

Items is a genuine Obama spaceman quarter Thank you for your interest in the auction

01/30/2009

Every now and then, I find an item so bizarre, so ridiculous, that no amount of sarcasm could do it justice.  So rather than pontificating and droning on and on and on, posting a bunch of random links that have nothing to do with anything, I thought I’d let the product description speak for itself.  This one comes to us from an eBay seller in Gainsville, Florida.  Current bid is $10 and rising!

Contents:
Barack Obama coin. Ohio state spaceman quarter. Metal. One of a kind collector’s item
Going boldly where no man has gone before

Certificate of authenticity. Paper. One of a kind document.

Question and answer:

Q: Would you be willing to sell the certificate of authenticity separately?

A: possibly, though what would the certificate authenticate if it were by itself?

Q: Is this metal coin metallic or just regular metal?

A: both and neither

Q: Do you also have the rare one where the “OBAMA” is upside down? I hear those are going for much more.

A: Future collectible editions are not yet ready to be made public. Custom orders may be available.

Q: Isn’t Obama from Illinois? 🙂

A: technically he is from Hawaii

Q: So you just wrote Obama on the quarter, and people are actually bidding on it? Well congrats on capitalizing on absolute stupidity!

A: Items is a genuine Obama spaceman quarter Thank you for your interest in the auction

Special hat tip to Ross for digging this up.  Can you believe someone bid $10 for a defaced quarter?  Do you think they realize that with a sharpie marker, you can make the same thing at home for 25 cents?  Only in America.


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Signs of change: Parking for Obamanistas only

01/27/2009

Sign of change This one comes to us from an eBay seller in the great state of Vermont.  The item has been listed several times and no one has bid on it yet.  Can it be that Obama mania is fizzling out?

Maybe I’ll start a blog about the Jonahs Brothers, or better yet, the Cheetah Girls.

Something about this sign doesn’t jibe with me.  Obama has made his career by reaching across the aisle in order to get things done.  It seems unlikely that he would apply some sort of political litmus test to parking.

Anyway, I’m pretty sure that it violates the 1st and 14th Amendments to base parking privileges on political preference.  Legal scholars, feel free to expand on this.

Finally, I think it’s insulting to imply that if you don’t support Obama, you’re somehow against change.  Imagine how much change we would have if we elected this one and that one to the White House?  What about this guy (BEST VIDEO EVER), or that guy?

Plungerama

01/25/2009
Obama Plunger

Obama Plunger

As far as commemorative plungers go, wait… commemorative plungers?

Yes.  That’s right.  What better way to commemorate the election of our nation’s 44th president than to… uhhh.

I need coffee.

The plunger comes complete with certificate of authenticity.  Apparently they’ve been having a problem with counterfeit plungers.  A lot of unscrupulous people out there just trying to make a quick buck.

Certificate of authenticity

Counterfeiting plungers is deplorable.

Plunger features the words “Obama 08” on the handle and “Joe the Plumber” on the uhhh… plunger part.

This one comes to us from the lovely people at eBay, from a seller in Scranton, PA.  Home of Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and the Office.

There’s even a promotional video:

This, quite frankly, I could do without.