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eBay can be FUN!

From The Personal Bookmarks of Matthew...

The scene is a church basement... a small group is sitting in a circle in a darkly-lit room... one man stands up...

eBay Logo

Matthew: Hello. My name is Matthew... and I have a problem.

Group (said together): Hello Matthew.

Matthew: Sure, I occasionally go to eBay and hunt up things about double-decker buses and London Transport... but my real problem is...

Older Man In Group: Yes! You must admit your problem! It's the first step!

Matthew: *Sigh*... Yes... my real problem is a website named "Disturbing Auctions"


That's right! Disturbing Auctions!

Where else can you find such items as The Golfing Dead Frog, a Funeral Home Coffee Scoop, and what kid wouldn't want Stinky, the Conch Shell Pelican!?!

My personal favourite, mostly for the description, is The Wienermobile Pedal Car!!!


..and I quote...

Is your child not getting a good thorough beating every day at the hands of his or her schoolmates? Why not try this vintage Wienermobile Pedal Car? Let's see how it works...

Boy #1 - "Hey, here comes wiener boy!"

Boy #2- "Hey wiener boy! Do you like WIENERS?"

Your son - "But I..." *gets punched*

Boys 1 and 2 - *laughter* (then chanting) "Wiener boy likes wieners! Wiener boy likes wieners!"

Who wouldn't love a site that has listings under the heading of "Emotionally Scarring Toys", "Terrifying Dolls", and "Art?"

Yes, get ready to weep with joy and laughter at what some people TRY to sell on eBay...

Click Here to find all your needs...

Ram\'s Head Snuff Mull

You'll be sorry you missed your chance to grab the Ram's Head Snuff Mull when it was available!

Oh, and DO read the descriptions! The site admins sense of humour is... well... GREAT!!!!

Yes, Disturbing Auctions is one of my favourite sites... and even re-reading some of it makes my legitimately "laugh out loud"...


While on the topic of my fave bookmarks, allow me to tell you, my loyal readers, about one of my other fiendish faves... which at times, is a guily pleasure of mine... and that's Find-a-Death... "deathstyles" of the Rich and Famous... it's a little "gossipy" and some may find it in bad taste, but everyone I've introduced it to ends up reading it almost completely through...

Like my love of Razor Ramon - HG, it may make some think less of me... but what the heck. We all have our eccentricities, no? of mine is thanatology... a bit morbid, sure, but it swings nicely with some of the Paranormal Studies... and yeah, celebrity "death" is, to me, a touch intriguing...

Recommended Reading:

Stiff - The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

The Bedside Book of Death by Robert Wilkins


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Addendum: 09:26am EDT Reading the freebie 24hrs Newspaper today, saw this gem... and no, I'm not making this up...

Martha Da Bom Stewart

Eminem fan Martha Stewart wants Eminem to appear on her "Martha" TV show. Not because he can knit or bake brownies but because audience members love his music.

"We play his music during breaks to keep people very lively and they love him," Stewart told AP Radio in a recent interview.

"I would really love to have Eminem on the show," the 65-year-old lifestyle guru said. "I don't think he knows that my demographic audience is so involved with Eminem music."

On reading this, I thought of tomorrow's big news...

Eminem found banging his head against a wall sobbing, "It's all over! It's all over!"


Eminem reports feeling his pop-culture "cool quotient" slip to Engelbert Humperdinck levels.


Donny Osmond comforts Eminem during crisis.


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Comment from: administration [Member] Email ·
Oh you just included the Ram's Head Snuff Mull cause you know I'd buy it ... :)

One day I should do a post on some of my weirder treasures starting with flying skelly!

PermalinkPermalink 09/28/06 @ 09:11
Comment from: MsDemmie [Visitor] ·
I think I am now grossed out .....
you live and learn I guess !
PermalinkPermalink 09/28/06 @ 11:06
Comment from: admin [Member] Email ·
Hi Sue... No, in all honesty, I'd rather have a case of strep-throat than have the ram's head snuff mull.

Hi Ms. Demmie... Well, they don't call it "Disturbing Auctions" for nothing! I know... somethings SHOULDN'T be laughed at and avoided... but I just can't help myself!
PermalinkPermalink 09/28/06 @ 11:14
Comment from: administration [Member] Email ·
I was just kidding!
PermalinkPermalink 09/28/06 @ 14:16
Comment from: admin [Member] Email ·
Sue... Sure you were... that's why you've made space for it on one of our main shelves in the living room, right?
PermalinkPermalink 09/28/06 @ 15:06
Comment from: Dave [Visitor] ·
I have the willpower not to click those links. I ... Will ... Not ... *click*
PermalinkPermalink 09/28/06 @ 16:16
Comment from: admin [Member] Email ·
The Power of Click Compells You! The Power of Click Compells You! The Power of Click Compells You!
PermalinkPermalink 09/28/06 @ 18:48
Comment from: Lynn Tucker [Visitor] ·
Welcome to the I am Canadian blogroll!
You are in good company! :)
PermalinkPermalink 09/28/06 @ 22:13
Comment from: admin [Member] Email ·
Hi Lynn... and many thanks for the welcome!
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