Thanksgiving Criticism Deflector (Posthumous Bonus)

Even though I’m not doing this blog anymore, occasionally I get bored at work & throw up CL ads just to amuse myself. One of said ads made its way to CNBC reporter Jane Wells (class act) & she posted an article on it. I figured y’all are bored at work too, so here ya go.

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jobs > et cetera jobs

  • Didn’t save the responses.

A Farewell To MLOCL

Friends, readers, Craigslisters; lend me your ears:

The writing has been on the wall, “Mene, mene, tekel upharsin”; and it does not lie, MLOCL’s days have been counted & numbered. The procrastination of a formal announcement has been an aggregate of aggravating literary agents, a slight suspension of belief & an unwillingness to officially let go of my first true writing love.

It was amazing to see this work, in such a short period of time, get mentioned by the Huffington Post, USA Today & even by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof. Alas, even with such gravitas behind MLOCL I could not tap into our culture’s zeitgeist, keep up the momentum or capture the imagination of a book publisher. For a couple of dizzying weeks, during which an acute case of hubris set in, I believed I was going to get published. Now, having suffered through the depression of an Oedipus-sized hangover, I realize that is not the case. And yes, being paid to write is my end game; I currently get paid a modicum of money to absorb a tremendous amount of tripe.

Other truths have come to light as well: I don’t have the passion for this project I used to; for some time I saw all events in life as a potential CL ad; and using CL has become a perpetual pain due to new security measures.

I have just started writing a new multi-media project and hope to have something tangible in four to five months.

Thank you all for reading and checking out the blog from time to time. I’ve posted two new ads below.

Excelsior,

Hayes Danger Wimbledon

Cat Holder-Downer

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jobs > et cetera jobs

  • The blog’s mascot needs a summer haircut. For a full screen shot of the illustration, click here.
  • 45 replies, read after the jump.
  • The responses to this ad have restored my faith in how cool people can be and, to a much lesser degree, CL.

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Random Reverse Response Friday

NOT my ad:

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My response, click on email to embiggen:

  • In case you’re in the dark, here is said activity (NSFWish).
  • Wonder what the Christmas party is like.
  • I decided to take the high road on this one; there were some alternative takes I was just not comfortable with.

Kriss Kross Nite

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personals > strictly platonic


  • 0 replies. So nobody, with a sense of humor, alive during the 90’s saw this?
  • Your posting has been flagged for removal.
  • I’ve had no luck with the strictly platonic section and quite frankly don’t want to live in a world where a total stranger doesn’t want to hang out under the guise of being in a hip hop cover tribute band.

Friday Fun: How Did You Get Here?

Google: Bringing people to My Life On Craigslist: The Blog regardless of what they are searching for (3 people or less used the same keywords edition). Here are some examples:

  • the white knuckles blog
  • free travel trailors on craiglist where i can come pick up
  • that post of yours on craig’s list caught my eye… im rather new to this whole craigslist
  • craigslist rapture for the win
  • ride my husbands XXXX
  • hello as you go, thank you very much for your message of truth makes me very happy if
  • fee proon

Read ‘em all after the jump.

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Free: Marge Simpson (An Exercise Of Frustrating Futility)

I like to make people happy. I like to give stuff away to make people happy. Here is an example of how some people don’t like other people to be happy.

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for sale/wanted > free

  • Your posting has been flagged for removal.
  • Re-posted.
  • Your posting has been flagged for removal.
  • Repeat x12.

Click on CL ad to embiggen:

for sale/wanted > free

  • Your posting has been flagged for removal.

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for sale > free

  • Your posting has been flagged for removal.
  • Just trying to illustrate how hard it is to put anything borderline creative on CL.

We Are Back*

*However, posting at a clip of three times a week is becoming quite difficult to sustain. I don’t want the creativity of the ads to suffer and I want to make sure they have sufficient time to get responses. Also, I cannot tell you how difficult it is to keep the type of ads I’m posting up for more than half an hour. Meaning, it’s a full time job just keeping track of what’s live and what’s been flagged, reposting said ads, etc.  For every one of you who has a sense of humor there are at least ten people who seem to think flagging the Wanted: Henchmen ad will aid their job search. The plan is that each week will have at least one new ad along with some sort of Friday feature that may continue to rotate perpetually. Also, Your Best Of Craigslist will be updating at least three times a week; you can send submissions for that site to onearmedwampa@gmail.com.

Cheers,

H.D. Wimbledon, Esq.

Random Reverse Response Friday

Editor’s note: CL is teeming with rapture based hilarity. So, since I had, for some reason, been in the dark on this whole “end is nigh” thing I found a good Armageddon post to respond to.

NOT my ad:

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My response, click on email to embiggen:

Editor’s note: Meant to say “toodles” not “toddles”.


Billionaire Estate Sale

Editor’s note: Under the banner of POV writing, this is the saltiest writing MLOCL has seen.

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for sale/wanted > garage & moving sales

  • 22 replies, read after the jump.
  • People do not half-step when it comes to the garage sale game.
  • Your posting has been flagged for removal.

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Reverse Random Response Friday

Editor’s note: If anyone wants to make a list of the grammatical casualties in the ad below it might make for a fun Friday exercise.

NOT my ad. 

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My response, click on email to embiggen:


  • I did not get an appointment with Edith.
  • It is hard finding work on CL.