YSaC, Vol. 207: The horse creeps me out too.

2009 February 10

lots of crap oh and some cool stuff to

i am hoping to not have to throw this stuff away becaust it can be fun my son just has to much stuff n toys and so do i so keep an eye out there will be lots more stuff for free soon but please if you want any of this stuff please come get it my cat wont use the cat beds (she likes mine) the horse creeps the hell out of me but it still works yes it has damage but it hase never hurt my son it even makes noises the chair needs a little tlc or saw to turn it in to fire wood the basket would be good for a plant or something on a porch the computer moniter works just fine i got a better one the sponge bob tent is indoor out door not waer proof but if you had a little one then they will love it no damage we just have like 10 of thees thingsthe sit n spin very self explanatory except to my 4 year old who just cant grasp the concept yes that is a frog back pack with wheels and exstendable handle hidable back pack straps n all dont get to excited in all its about a foot tall the basketball hoop is ment for the pool but being as we dont have a pool where i live we just used it in doors inflates and folds up flat and twists up small some how no holes on ball and if it gets a hole it can easly be replaced by a beach ball just put it in the fabric cover the pirats of the carribean sleep over sleeping bag was never used he got this one ans a cars one at the same birthday (he likes cars) the pig is a chair along with the spiderman thing but it makes noise that is if you put batries in it i never did the blue dog is just that blue (from blues clues)if you want anything feel free to email me at xxxx_xxx@yahoo.com

Kirsten sends us this one, saying, “There was no picture with this ad.  I guess this Craigslister was confident that her illustrative writing would give us a mental image of her junk pile.”

So here’s a contest: In one breath, read the above aloud as quickly as you can and see how far you get through it, and post your results.

33 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 February 10
    Kris permalink

    They had me at “lots of crap oh”…

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  2. 2009 February 10
    Anonymous permalink

    I got to “sit n spin.” I’m glad the horse hasn’t hurt her child. You’ve gotta look out for those creepy as hell toy horses.

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  3. 2009 February 10
    candace permalink

    Next up on the News at Six:
    Moms addicted to speed, so they can stay up all night cleaning and posting ranting ads on craigslist!
    Then we’ll hear from our expert about how this affects a Mom’s ability to use punctuation.

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  4. 2009 February 10
    PrincessLuceval permalink

    Jeebus. I think she was doing this on the sly to make sure her son didn’t find out she was getting rid of all of his stuff!

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  5. 2009 February 10


    err…hi! i tried reading it in one breath but i must have passed out.

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  6. 2009 February 10

    Geez! I only got to “would be good for a plant”, which, coincidentally is about where I stopped reading silently to myself as well.

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  7. 2009 February 10

    (Without reading the comments below) I was already tired by the time I finished reading this. What is it about punctuation that tells your brain to pause and stop. Oh yeah, that’s the purpose. Carry on.

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  8. 2009 February 10

    i got to “except to my 4-year old”. what is this horse that creeps the hell out of her, has damage but still works and has never hurt her son?!?! is this some demon toy horse?!

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  9. 2009 February 10
    dogface permalink

    Good lord, I think the only period is in the email address! O.O

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  10. 2009 February 10
    Kristen permalink

    I think I had a stroke just reading it silently! Yeesh, hit the period once in a while, will ya? Oh, and I really want to see the horse!

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  11. 2009 February 10

    I’m just amused that her child can’t get the concept of a Sit ‘n Spin.

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  12. 2009 February 10
    web permalink

    Yeah, that nearly made my eyes bleed even just skimming it quickly.

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  13. 2009 February 11
    Scott permalink

    I got to “becaust” before my brain did a double-take and I had to take a breath.

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  14. 2009 February 11
    Amylou permalink

    I think that her gynecologist told her, after she had her hysterectomy, that she would have no more periods. Perhaps she took him literally.

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  15. 2009 February 11
    Amaia permalink

    Is it a code?

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  16. 2009 February 12
    Olson permalink

    I can only get to “the horse creeps the hell out of me” and I get tickled, so I have to take a breath.
    My favorite phrase in this one has to be “the pig is a chair”! That sounds like some really deep phrase you’d have to decipher in a philosophy class or something.

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  17. 2009 February 13
    Sarah permalink

    LOL! that was awesome. i’m guessing the text was intended to be caption for pictures that didn’t come through? LOL I’d sure like to see that horse.

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  18. 2009 February 13

    I almost made it! “The pig is a chair” is where I started gasping quietly to not burst out laughing and attract my boss’ attention.

    I picture a harried mother, typing furtively in a dark room, glancing over her shoulder hoping her son’s possessed toys aren’t observing her attempt to pawn them off on some other innocent parent. The horse… it’s making noises…

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  19. 2009 February 13
    Katy permalink

    I made it to Sponge Bob. I could probably do more if I hadn’t been chasing kids all day.

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  20. 2009 March 20
    wow! permalink

    I could not complete at all.
    In one breath? I am not trying even.

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  21. 2009 March 24
    Tony Paul Lambert permalink

    Maybe it’s just one BIG thing she’s selling….

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  22. 2009 April 12
    El Kev permalink

    If there are any ladies out there that DID complete the challenge, let me know.

    Now, if that didn’t sound like a CL post, I don’t know what did.

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  23. 2009 July 3
    Regi permalink

    I’m pretty sure my mum has the exact same creepy-as-hell rocking horse. Thing scared the shit out of me.

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  24. 2009 August 29
    Kenya permalink

    I got to “firewood the basket.” I also love this part: “the basketball hoop is ment for the pool but being as we dont have a pool where i live we just used it in doors inflates and folds up flat and twists up small some how no holes on ball and if it gets a hole it can easly be replaced by a beach ball just put it in the fabric cover the pirats of the carribean sleep over sleeping bag…”
    … So… if my basketball gets a hole in it, I can just put a beach ball… IN a Pirates-themed sleeping bag… and it’ll be just like having another basketball? Think of all the money I could have saved!!

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  25. 2009 September 14
    Hollee permalink

    I’m months late, but I got to “exstendable handle” before my lungs gave out. I feel so accomplished!

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  26. 2009 September 21
    Kat permalink

    I couldn’t get past “the horse creeps the hell out of me” without laughing.

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  27. 2009 September 23
    KPod permalink

    “yes that IS a frog back pack”

    Because it is so easy to confuse a frog back pack for other things…like, um….

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  28. 2009 October 29
    Lilu permalink

    So I got down to “Fire wood the basket” and my brain just exploded. My lungs were fine, but I could not physically comprehende it anymore.

    And yeah, months late too. I don’t care.

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  29. 2009 October 29

    I got to “they will love it no damage.” Apparently my speed-talking isn’t what it once was.

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  30. 2009 October 29
    JuneJenny permalink

    I’m wondering how she aquired like ten indoor out door not waer proof sponge bob tents. And how come she’s only getting rid of ONE of them? Are ten sponge bob tents too many, while nine are just enough?

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    • 2009 November 20
      this.self.thing permalink

      No, that’s binary. They only have 2 tents.

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      • 2010 June 9
        emesis permalink

        I’m 2 tents after reading this. I’m not sure how she got through writing it if I just got a migraine trying to skim it.

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  31. 2010 February 18
    Steph permalink

    I tried. I really did. I may be months behind, but I tried! I made it aaaaaaall the way to “the horse creeps the hell out of me” before collapsing from laughter. I could’ve gone farther; I still had breath, but it all came whooshing out in raucous giggles when I read that one line…

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