YSaC, Vol. 1713: Sparky here killed the video star

2014 June 6
by dan

video player – $20

have video player your totaly interested was given to me i cant get it to work

So if we base our assessment of Sparky’s technology savvy based entirely on his or her ability to operate Craigslist, what strategies do we think they might have tried to get this video player working?

  • Glaring at it
  • Shouting at it
  • Chewing on it
  • Didn’t actually try anything
  • Re-soldering the connections from the power supply to the main PCB
  • Drooling

So many possibilities. Thanks, Mitch!

15 Responses leave one →
  1. 2014 June 6

    I’m totally going with error code I.D.-ten-T.

    Adores: 4
  2. 2014 June 6
    MissMommyNiceNice permalink

    David Attenborough voice over:
    And here we have the common trailer park sparky. Their main attributes include bad spelling, the inability to work simple electronics, and a propensity towards trying to sell things that were given to them for free. While not the rare not.a.lion, they do merit some investigation and study, if only based on their prolific breeding habits. Be advised to keep your distance when confronted with one in the wild. They often lack self control and several teeth. Under no circumstances provide them with beer, a pack of Pall Malls, and a ladder. You have been warned.

    Adores: 6
    • 2014 June 6
      Windrose permalink

      Gee, that was my whole plan to capture and neuter or spay the feral Sparky population.

      Adores: 5
    • 2014 June 6

      Ahem….I spent 3 yrs. living in a trailer park, Mommy…

      Adores: 4
      • 2014 June 6
        bratty innocence permalink

        …and your point, CJ, is what?????

        Adores: 3
      • 2014 June 6
        MissMommyNiceNice permalink

        Ahem. Half my childhood was spent in a trailer park. Thus I speak from experience.

        Adores: 1
  3. 2014 June 6
    meeshybee permalink

    Did Sparky just try to go all Obi Wan on us with the “your totaly interested” thrown into the middle of that thing?

    That is not the video player we’re looking for. Move along.

    Adores: 6
  4. 2014 June 6
    One Moving Violation permalink

    Sparky can’t get it to work. Maybe because it wasn’t designed to mow the lawn or bake cookies for the county fair.

    By he way, I am interested in my…
    …but I’m not interested in your…
    …I’ll go so far as to say I might be interested in her…

    Adores: 2
  5. 2014 June 6
    nojazzhere permalink

    “was given to me” translates to “I pulled this out of a dumpster”.

    I get made fun of by co-workers for even owning a VCR and DVD player. Sparky doesn’t specify what type this player is….maybe it’s a laserdisc….it doesn’t work because he’s trying to put an 8-track cartridge in it……

    Adores: 4
  6. 2014 June 6
    Yancy permalink


    your totaly interested

    Jedis know how to spell.


    video player

    Sorry spark, betamax died with disco. Next time, remember not to dumpster dive behind the home of a person still wearing bell bottoms and driving a gremlin.

    Adores: 3
  7. 2014 June 6
    HamCan permalink

    video game player – $20

    have video game player your totaly interested was given to me i cant get it to work

    Looks to me like Sparky is selling one of his kids…

    Adores: 3
  8. 2014 June 6

    I’ll trade you, Sparky, for my youngest son.

    I can’t get him to work, either.

    Adores: 12
    • 2014 June 6
      Ralph permalink

      You have to set the clock first.

      Adores: 3
  9. 2014 June 6
    Demon Duck of Doom permalink

    Let’s not be hasty here. What if Sparky is Google, and is selling off YouTube?

    Adores: 6
  10. 2014 June 8
    Ralph permalink

    If it’s one of these, it’s worth a lot more than $20 as an antique, working or not.

    Adores: 1

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