YSaC, Vol. 1430: It’s for lion down with.

2013 January 18
by drmk

One of the most important things in writing a good Craigslist ad is being specific. Make sure that your potential buyer knows the details of your item.

TAC blanket – Lion – $50


This blanket is like new 77″ X55″ TAC blanket with lion motif. Machine washable 75% acrylic 25% Olefin. xxx-xxxx

Yep, it’s all in the details. Your buyer now knows exactly what size the blanket is, knows exactly what it’s made of and its care requirements, and knows that you spend your spare time watching Honey Boo Boo and eating paste.

Thanks, vassagox!

60 Responses leave one →
  1. 2013 January 18

    Not.a.lion and not.cotton and not.quite.new, oh my!

    Adores: 8
  2. 2013 January 18
    tigprincess permalink

    It is time now, Oh my Not.A.Lion friends, for us to gird up our loins (lions?) and hunt out those masquerading as members of our hallowed tribe, and slaughter them. We start by searching CraigsList. Happy eating, my lovelies.

    Adores: 10
    • 2013 January 18
      Bombdude permalink

      Here’s another Not.A.Lion that, while not on CL, needs to go…

      Adores: 1
      • 2013 January 18
        Tankerbell permalink

        Dear Bombdude,
        I hate you. When I am suffering night terrors tonight and for the next 3 years, I will be calling you to complain.
        Sincerely,
        Tankerbell

        Adores: 1
        • 2013 January 19

          If it helps at all, Tank Girl, I knew Cat. Mike and I and the kids saw him at many local sci fi conventions. He was a really nice person. He passed away recently, and it’s kind of good to see this picture of him. Rest in peace, I hope he has come to terms with his physical form at last.

          Adores: 0
  3. 2013 January 18

    I’m not sure what a “TAC” blanket is, but I can’t help thinking the “TA” stands for “Tits Aside”.

    Adores: 12
    • 2013 January 18

      “Tits Aside Covering”?

      Adores: 5
      • 2013 January 18
        mud "static noise" slicker permalink

        It’s CAT backwards.

        Adores: 11
        • 2013 January 18

          Does that mean the blanket is wrong-side up?

          Adores: 5
        • 2013 January 18

          Exactly. The lion side is on the bottom.

          Adores: 4
        • 2013 January 18
          CapnMac permalink

          CAT = “Cast Tits Aside”?

          Adores: 4
        • 2013 January 18
          mud "static noise" slicker permalink

          If Grumpy cat were here he would say, “No!”

          Cast Tits Aside = CTA

          Adores: 3
        • 2013 January 18
          CapnMac permalink

          My confusion no doubt stems from wanting them to be together not cast aside willy-nilly (or even willy nelson).

          Adores: 2
      • 2013 January 18
        Lizzi permalink

        The things dudes could accomplish if they’d stop thinking about boobs…

        Adores: 1
        • 2013 January 18
          Bombdude permalink

          Someone say boobs?!?!

          What?

          Adores: 1
      • 2013 January 18
        One Moving Violation permalink

        Totally Awesome Cat Blanket.

        Adores: 0
    • 2013 January 18
      DigitalAxis permalink

      Tea-Absorbent Clothing
      Terrified Anderson Cooper
      Telescope Allocation Committee
      Two Angry Concertinas
      This Ain’t Correct
      Termite Anchovy Clumps
      The Ancient Cthulhu
      Taxi and Car
      Textile-Acrylic Composite

      Adores: 2
  4. 2013 January 18
    Ralph permalink

    A tactical blanket for confusing the anemone?

    Adores: 5
    • 2013 January 18
      HamCan permalink

      TActical butter Cannon?

      Adores: 5
      • 2013 January 18
        mud "static noise" slicker permalink

        PAM!

        More likely: SCAT

        Adores: 2
    • 2013 January 18
      Tankerbell permalink

      Shorthand or misspelling for “attack” blanket? It does have a lion on it, after all.

      Adores: 3
  5. 2013 January 18
    Lizzi permalink

    It’s been awhile since we’ve had a good not.a.lion. Since I’m super bored at work and not.a.lion is one of my favs, this will be muchly appreciated! Thank the LlamaNun!!!

    Adores: 7
    • 2013 January 18

      *curtseys*

      Adores: 9
  6. 2013 January 18
    HamCan permalink

    No thanks, I already have enough TACky things.

    Adores: 13
  7. 2013 January 18
    camille permalink

    This Not.a.Lion blanket would look very with my Fingerhut catalog paintings and my terra cotta cheese head.

    Adores: 11
    • 2013 January 18

      Just don’t get it too close to the nacho fountain. Even though it’s machine-washable, cheese stains can be a beast to get out.

      Adores: 6
      • 2013 January 18
        Kaziganthi permalink

        I sea what you did there and I’m not lion.

        Adores: 2
  8. 2013 January 18
    One Moving Violation permalink

    One of my favorite memes.

    Adores: 5
    • 2013 January 18
      Tankerbell permalink

      I recently had cause to seek out a charm in the shape of an ostrich. Most of the advertised items were actually pelicans, herons, or most often, Flamingos. We can haz not.an.ostrimu meme?

      Adores: 4
      • 2013 January 18

        Only if you sell those on CL. 8)

        Adores: 1
  9. 2013 January 18

    100% Not.A.Lion. That is a blanket statement, but in this case it’s true.

    Adores: 16
    • 2013 January 18

      Glad we got that covered.

      Adores: 4
      • 2013 January 18

        Well, I didn’t want to be accused of fuzzy logic.

        Adores: 3
        • 2013 January 18

          Yes. Lint-free logic is the only kind of logic we want around here.

          Adores: 2
        • 2013 January 18

          With the number of cats in the Snark Lounge, you must go through a lot of lint rollers. (Or have an Alot of Lint Rollers.)

          Adores: 4
        • 2013 January 18
          One Moving Violation permalink

          Only with Fuzzy Sapiens Windy. Only with Fuzzy Sapiens.

          Adores: 2
  10. 2013 January 18

    Machine washable 75% acrylic 25%

    I accidentally 75% of the machine washable. Is this dangerous?

    Adores: 5
    • 2013 January 18
      HamCan permalink

      Very

      Adores: 6
    • 2013 January 18
      SilvaNoir permalink

      Olé! (fin)

      Adores: 6
    • 2013 January 18
      Tankerbell permalink

      I wonder how you know which 75% is the machine washable part and which 25% you have to leave hanging out the top of the washer.

      Adores: 7
      • 2013 January 18

        :points at picture:

        It’s this bit right here.

        Adores: 4
  11. 2013 January 18
    Not-a-[censored] Lion permalink

    Looks like dad has been moonlighting again. He’s the Not-a-Model for this.

    Adores: 13
  12. 2013 January 18
    CapnMac permalink

    I like how it’s square.
    Wonder how much it runs in the Fingerhut catalog?
    Catalog =/= Tagalog (which is not a GS cookie)
    Refrigerator

    Adores: 3
    • 2013 January 18
      Kaziganthi permalink

      “Wonder how much it runs…”
      It doesn’t run, it’s a blanket…

      Adores: 1
  13. 2013 January 18
    Irregular Fractal permalink

    I’m more concerned about the olefin. I mean, I gave up feeding my not.a.lion tunafish out of concern. I didn’t know I had to be worried about their use in blankets.

    Adores: 3
    • 2013 January 18
      Tankerbell permalink

      Olefin, that’s the stuff that gives you anal leakage, right?

      Adores: 5
      • 2013 January 18
        mud "static noise" slicker permalink

        No, that’s the actor who played Dracula in the 1992 Dracula movie.

        Adores: 2
        • 2013 January 18
          One Moving Violation permalink

          The actor who played Dracula in the 1992 Dracula movie gives you anal leakage?

          Adores: 7
        • 2013 January 18
          mud "static noise" slicker permalink

          Yeah, he was Gary Olefin/Gary Olestra/Gary Oldman*

          *Too many Garys to list

          Adores: 6
  14. 2013 January 18
    One Moving Violation permalink

    Giving us the information on the fabric type reminds me of an unrelated story. I don’t do want to bore you with it so here it is.

    I just picked up my new pair of glasses. (This was in 2001) The lady who helped with the final fitting told me to use only 100% cotton on my lenses.
    Like terry cloth?
    No, never use terry cloth.
    Isn’t terry cloth 100% cotton?
    Yes, but holds dust particles that will scratch your lenses.
    Maybe I can use a patch of denim.
    No, here, I’ll let you use one of these. In fact I’ll give you two.

    What she gave me was two Scotch Brite™ microfiber cloths. They were 80% Polyester and 20% Nylon. 0% cotton.
    I can’t make this stuff up.

    Adores: 10
    • 2013 January 18
      mud "static noise" slicker permalink

      OH! That cotton!!

      Gotcha’

      Adores: 4
    • 2013 January 18
      DigitalAxis permalink

      Did you cotton to it?

      Adores: 3
  15. 2013 January 18

    WOW! I just noticed my first comment went to 11!

    Adores: 3
  16. 2013 January 18
    One Moving Violation permalink

    Come to Sparky’s Circus and see the worlds first stripey lion!

    Adores: 1
    • 2013 January 18
      P-Rex permalink

      And the worlds first pickup shaped beehive!

      Adores: 1
  17. 2013 January 18
    One Moving Violation permalink

    And meat the gerberts in their own mobile gerbert town!

    Adores: 1
  18. 2013 January 19

    kc, your Carol of the Box brings the Beesmas season to a perfect close! Punchity Punch Punch!

    Good Morning, Not.A.Lion’s Club!

    Adores: 0

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