Back to previous post: Safe Treyf

Go to Making Light's front page.

Forward to next post: Cutting-edge technology

Subscribe (via RSS) to this post's comment thread. (What does this mean? Here's a quick introduction.)

January 5, 2003

Still out there
Posted by Teresa at 01:02 PM *

he latest in our series of inscrutable objects found on eBay. Seem like nice people, though.

Comments on Still out there:
#1 ::: Jane Yolen ::: (view all by) ::: January 05, 2003, 03:26 PM:

Clearly the last great hippie tie-dyer has been found.

Jane

#2 ::: Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: January 05, 2003, 04:25 PM:

You should click on view seller's other auctions. Apparently they have a set of nouns and adjectives they combine randomly for descriptive titles. I'm particularly fond of the fairy rainbow love diva dress (or something like that) myself. Alas with a bust of 30-34" it's far too small for me.

MKK--really really likes lots of bright colors

#3 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: January 05, 2003, 07:31 PM:

If it doesn't sell as a Sacred Rainbow Heavenly Love Wrap, they could pitch it to the Xtian community as a "Coat of Many Colors."

#4 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: January 05, 2003, 08:43 PM:

That was my thought too, Jane. That, or they're doing the colorized version of the tale of Abraham.

I like the part of the "Rainbow Fairy Muslin Love Diva Dress" listing where they tell their regular customers to let them know if there's anything they especially want, because in a couple of months they're going to pack all their belongings into their camel wagon and walk 2000 km. with their camels, dogs, and parrots to the site of their new sanctuary.

#5 ::: Jon Hendry ::: (view all by) ::: January 05, 2003, 09:44 PM:

At the end of their trek east, if they set up shop again, I hope they check their wares carefully before shipping them out.

Otherwise someone might receive a "Rainbow Fairy Muslin Love Diva Angry Funnel Web Spider Dress"

#6 ::: Robert L ::: (view all by) ::: January 05, 2003, 10:23 PM:

Actually looks kinda like your style; note that:
"will look GORGEOUS WRAPPED AROUND THE SHOULDERS OF ANY GODDESS"

#7 ::: Dorothy Rothschild ::: (view all by) ::: January 06, 2003, 02:14 AM:

I was disappointed that the (free) in the title didn't refer to the price. "Free love, and free enlightenment, with a free tie-dye wrap thrown in for, well, FREE!"

#8 ::: Myke ::: (view all by) ::: January 06, 2003, 08:45 AM:

Free, and yet the current bid stands at $35.00.

Apparently it's made with Joy and Celebration. I hope this is broken down by net wt. in the nutrition information section.

#9 ::: Vicki ::: (view all by) ::: January 06, 2003, 09:02 AM:

This time, the object is perfectly scrutable--a multi-colored shawl--but you have to get through lots of prose that doesn't deserve the effort to discover that.

At least they have camels--I'd hate to think of anyone walking that far across a desert without camels.

#10 ::: Holly Messinger ::: (view all by) ::: January 06, 2003, 12:16 PM:

you guys have seen the embroidered toilet paper, right? She used to have a lot more samples available. Now I only see the one.

#11 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: January 06, 2003, 06:03 PM:

Thank you, Robert, but the Brethren assured me that I've blown any chance I might have had of becoming a goddess.

Holly: Embroidered toilet paper? What? I Missed that. Do you have a URL for it?

#12 ::: Holly Messinger ::: (view all by) ::: January 09, 2003, 09:51 AM:

Embroidered toilet paper, brought to you by 3AM Inspirations. A friend of mine who spends too much time on Ebay found this. I especially like the "Shit happens" example.

http://www.stores.ebay.com/id=75583262

Choose:
Smaller type (our default)
Larger type
Even larger type, with serifs

Dire legal notice
Making Light copyright 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 by Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden. All rights reserved.