Free human-sized hamster wheel on Craigslist!
10.18.2013
01:56 am

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Amusing

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Craigslist
human-sized hamster wheel

Human hamster wheel
 
One of the worst things about living in New York is the inflated prices of nearly everything you could get in middle America for damn near nothing; used clothing, bicycles, furniture- everything is marked way up. It’s such a treat when you can find a deal, and ever better when you can find a freebie, like this human-sized hamster wheel, available in Brooklyn!

FREE HUMAN SIZED HAMSTER WHEEL AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PICK UP. CAN ACCOMODATE UP TO 200 LBS. FULLY FUNCTIONAL. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR HOUSES WITH SMALL CHILDREN OR ANIMALS. 50 LBS OF SHREDDED NEWSPAPER ALSO AVAILABLE.

I WILL NOT HAVE THIS IN MY HOUSE ANY LONGER.

TAKING APPOINTMENTS TO VIEW THE WHEEL THIS WEEK.

SANDRA Z. ZZZ

I want to help you Sandra! I know you’re at your wit’s end, but I must know more!!! How? And why? And will WD-40 keep it in shape? And is it good for cardio?

UPDATE: This is a prank. You can watch how CNN was duped by the story on YouTube. You can also read about it on Pitchfork.
 
Via Brokelyn

Written by Amber Frost | Discussion
Perhaps the most tyrannical want ad in Craigslist… this week
03.21.2013
06:41 am

Topics:
Class War

Tags:
assholism
Craigslist


Napaloni, Dictator of Bacteria… the guy who placed this ad?

When looking for work these days, one can ill afford to be picky, but there are some help wanted ads that really, really force you to wonder how hard up you’d have to be to even consider replying to them.

Like this one in particular:

You possess common sense and have a can do professional attitude. Must be able to work independently once task is explained and shown (THE FIRST TIME). Attention to detail and punctuality with time and projects is vital, for you would be dealing with a perfectionist. You must be professional, well spoken and have neat handwriting. You must be punctual and have excellent time management skills. Tasks and duties are not limited to what you see below. You need to be the kind of person who cares about doing a great job and actually cares about the quality of their work. Whatever needs to be done, you must be willing to do without drama or compliant. You must be able to work independently as well.

Examples of some of the duties are:

1. Internet Sales (MUST have experience with EBay listings and selling on Craigslist)
*Please note if you have NO experience with Ebay, please DO NOT respond to this listing. I’m not interested in training anyone from scratch. You need to have a great knowledge of how Ebay works for you will be doing brand new item listings. You will be asked and tested on this in the interview. Knowing Craigslist is a plus.

2. Running Errands (You must already consistantly purchase a weekly or monthly Metrocard for your own efforts )
*You are most likely to be called if you tend to already use the subway frequently via a weekly or monthly metrocard and have a great knowledge of the subway system (Routes between Brooklyn and Manhattan especially). Please state the frequency of your subway use in your cover letter.

3. Office Organization (Scanning/ Filing documents and receipts)

4. Various Other Tasks (Online Research/Grocery Shopping/ Transporting Packages etc)
You must be able to lift 20-30 lbs without strain (An average of 2-3 shopping bags). You will be dropping off and picking up packages. Must be quick and have time management skills for you will be on a timed schedule once the day starts.

Assistant will definitely be needed on Monday afternoons, preferably from 1-6 pm. and one more additional afternoon (which is flexible). Please verify what days you are available days and please state any other flexible times, including weekends. Due to a new business project that starts in the spring, there may be more flexible hours to earn even more cash but you must prove to be efficient and trustworthy during our trial period.

*Excellent for a student/independent contractor/someone who is unemployed looking for a side gig to earn extra cash on an ongoing basis* Even better if you live in the area (Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bed-Stuy or Prospect Heights)

** To show your attention to detail, please write “I have common sense” in the subject of your email. Please send resume AND cover letter (within the body of the email- NO ATTACHMENTS!!!) explaining your current work/student status, why you are interested in this job and what makes you a good candidate for this position. **

Interviews will be held this Friday and Saturday. Please state what time you are available to meet in your cover letter. Thank you.

Awww, see that? He ended with a “thank you!” That’s how you know that he values and respects his workers.

You can rent your life out to this vile psychopath for just $10 an hour!

What sort of Igor would want this job? In what way would you have to debase yourself  in your cover letter to get this asshole’s attention???

The best part of the entire thing is this ironic typo, which is pure psychoanalytic poetry:

“Whatever needs to be done, you must be willing to do without drama or compliant.”

It’s so positively brimming with Freudian authoritative self-loathing that I can barely stand it.

This obviously insane Craigslist ad poster seems to be asking to be pranked, don’t you think? Send your creative reply to mns8b-3693743507@job.craigslist.org

Written by Amber Frost | Discussion
Austin Craigslist: Drunk clown needed
08.28.2011
12:48 pm

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Advertorial
Amusing

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Craigslist
Drunk clown


 
Seen on today’s Austin Craigslist:

Drunk Clown needed to party with a group of friends this Sunday.

Dress up like a clown, be willing to get drunk, and hang out with a cool group of people and bar hop with us this Sunday (August 28th) You will meet us at Kung Fu probably around 3:00 pm- (you MUST be dressed up like a clown, face paint.. etc… it would be awesome if you had those little blow up balloons with you too).... and we will have a Sunday Fun day on West 6th. We will pay you $10 an hour, and pay for your drinks. Contact me for details.

 
Thanks Angel Trevino.

Written by Marc Campbell | Discussion
Babysit us!: Babysitter needed for mushroom trip
08.24.2011
01:39 pm

Topics:
Amusing
Drugs

Tags:
Craigslist
shrooms
mushrooms
babysitter


 
(via reddit )

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Creepy John Wayne Gacy items for sale on Craigslist
04.21.2011
10:00 am

Topics:
Unorthodox

Tags:
Craigslist
John Wayne Gacy
clowns

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A creepy John Wayne Gacy clown suit and painting are for sale on Craigslist for “$1,000 up to $10,000.” I’m not vouching for the authenticity here, just pointing it out. Clown suit, anyone?

j.w.gacy items for sale - $1000 (chicago)

Thanks (I think), James!

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Authentic 1937 velvet green Swastika couch for sale on Craigslist for $1

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Yikes! It looks like the ad was pulled from Craigslist. From the listing:

Wooden Framework cracked, front leg broken, faded from 80 years of family use.

Faded from 80 years of family use???

(via Gawker)

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion