YSaC, Vol. 1800: So long, and thanks for all the bees.

2014 December 26


So, in the summer of 2008 I was spending a fair amount of time on my local Craigslist. I started noticing that people in my town were pretty bad at Craigslist, and I started posting some of the more egregious ads to my Livejournal account (remember those?) and making fun of them. My friends made the mistake of encouraging me, and You Suck at Craigslist was born.

I made it through 200 posts using Roman numerals as titles before I figured out THAT was a bad idea. It was somewhere around post #350 that Dan started to help out, and we’ve been co-authoring it since then. Somewhere along the way we picked up the nicknames of the Llamanun and the Ostrimu, and also picked up the most clever bunch of minions – er, commenters – that the internet has ever seen. We held meetups wherever we went, and we got to meet people who … well, they got us, and they were wonderful.

We almost got to write a book somewhere in there, back when every blog on the internet was being offered a book, but lost out when we refused to dumb it down. We also almost got bought by a large cheeseburger-focused website, but that fell through too, because we would have lost the rights to everything we had done, and there were no guarantees that we could have kept doing it. We just liked doing it.

It’s been over six years of bees, things that aren’t lions, French non-Provincial furniture, and every spelling imaginable of chihuahua, armoire, and ottoman. We’ve made jokes about things as diverse as the Maginot Line, Chuck Close, and Marcel Duchamp. William Gibson, Roger Ebert, and Dan Piraro all publicly said they liked our website. We’ve written soliloquies, operas, and movies, and more song parodies than anyone other than Weird Al Yankovic. (Some of them even got recorded.)

And we loved every minute of it.

That’s why this is really hard for us. As life has a tendency to do, whether you want it to or not, life has changed for us since 2008, and both of us have things going on now that demand our attention. We’re at post #1800 as of today, which is a nice round number … and so as of today, we’re (un)officially calling an end to You Suck at Craigslist.

We’ve put together a list of the Best of the Worst posts of 2014, and we’d be honored if you took the time to re-read some of our favorite moments. As always, no clickbait – the original posts and our commentary are now all on one page, but we urge you to take the time to click through to each individual post and read the comments, which are usually the best part of the site.

Thanks to everyone – everyone who read the site, commented, or sent in submissions. The site would not have worked without you. Thanks to Craig Newmark for not suing us. And a special thanks to all of the Sparkys who posted on Craigslist and gave us such a wealth of material to work with. We will miss all of you.*

-Llamanun and Ostrimu


*This is actually true. Well, maybe not the Sparkys.

95 Responses leave one →
  1. 2014 December 26

    So long, farewell, auf Wiedersnarken, good night. (Ferrets do an interpretive dance.)

    Adores: 16
  2. 2014 December 26
    MandaB permalink

    No snark today, only deep gratitude for the many times I laughed until I cried. BBUY, always.

    Adores: 14
  3. 2014 December 26
    Greermahoney permalink

    you will be very much missed! I’m sure your minions will wither away. They seemed as much a part of the posts as the actual material. I’ve enjoyed my time here, as infrequent as it was. Thank you for all your efforts.

    Adores: 9
  4. 2014 December 26

    Bummer … though I know both of you worked hard to avoid this. It’s been a long time coming, and for your efforts over the years I applaud you.

    Thank you so much for all of the laughs and for letting me see craigslist in a new Spark-ignited light. Good luck in the future.

    Adores: 7
  5. 2014 December 26

    From preventing the Nazis sprang a lifelong friendship with my tribe of crazies. I love them all, and to you my wonderful ostrimu and llamanun my deepest gratitude. Godspeed dear ones.

    Adores: 11
  6. 2014 December 26

    Thanks for all the fun, the crazy and the companionship.

    Have to go, there’s something in my eye…

    Adores: 9
  7. 2014 December 26

    Deep sigh.

    kelli and One, Punchity Punch Punch.

    A part of me has died a little today. I will now be known as Zombie Windrose.

    Adores: 13
  8. 2014 December 26

    You have been a light in the dark mass of the internet and I shall miss you. Bookmarking some of my favorites so I can find them easily when I need a dose of snark.


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  9. 2014 December 26


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    • 2014 December 26
      nojazzhere permalink

      Is it April 1st already?….Please don’t do this!!! Please?!?!…I know I’m still a newcomer to YSaCL, but I need you on a daily basis….it was bad enough when you switched from a new post every day, to every other day….Sunday will be my birthday….please give me the gift I want….DON’T GO !!!!!!!….(sniff, sniff) Windy, M2N2, C…J, Capn, and everyone else who helped brighten my miserable existence ( only slight hyperbole) best wishes for the new year and all eternity…..anyone know what’s on PBS tonight?

      Adores: 12
      • 2014 December 26

        Jazzie, you won’t believe how much we have begged and pleaded, but we couldn’t even say a word to let everyone else prepare.

        I have a thought brewing about creating a site to fill this hole. I will get more information out as soon as possible. drmk and dan are supporting my attempt to snark out on my own.

        Adores: 14
        • 2014 December 26
          Ninja Chow permalink

          Yes please Windy!

          Adores: 4
        • 2015 January 7
          One Moving Violation permalink

          Are you going to call your site youblowatcraigslist.com?



          Adores: 1
      • 2014 December 26
        Ninja Chow permalink

        I couldn’t have said it better, this site has given me so many laughs and after lurking for awhile I finally started commenting. Please tell me it isn’t my fault, was it something I said? 🙁

        Adores: 4
        • 2014 December 27
          zero.nada.none. permalink

          Ninja chow.. no,.it isn’t your fault,…and yes, it was something you said.(that made you fit right in with this bunch)….adios from zero.nada.none., bratty innocence, and (yes) nojazzhere…

          ….same as it ever was…..same as it ever was…..

          Adores: 4
      • 2014 December 27
        MissMommyNiceNice permalink

        Now who will I beverage with in the corner of the snarl lounge?! Jazzy, my love, I’ll miss you! And all of you. You had me when my second comment ever ended up in the box and Windy punched me. Then OMV gave me a nickname and I knew I was in the snarky home my heart had always desired. Because sometimes you just have to wrote an inappropriate limerick about redneck sparkies. And I did, and you loved me for it.

        Adores: 6
      • 2014 December 27
        CapnMac permalink

        Sorry, Jazz, my Friday was as extreme a nadir as could be imagined–until about 1930, after which I wa much distracted by a most excellent xmas gift.

        In recompense,
        O what wonder is this,
        Avian alloyed, and wimpled ungulate?
        Why, tis the East, and dawnlight we bask’d
        Night follows day, as is right
        With as many wonders wrong (and right)
        So, naught is truly amiss
        As long as rememoy can relate
        Wit ans wisdom resonate
        In cover bands galore
        In satire much adore’d
        Our “here” may not be here
        Any more, but is not lost to ne’ermore
        But will live in our heart fore’er more.

        Adores: 5
  10. 2014 December 26
    One Moving Violation permalink

    I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Everything I love eventually leaves me. But I do hope you well with your future and present endeavors. It has been alot a lot of fun. You all have been with me through life, death, and reanimation. Windy, it’s not so bad being a zombie.
    Now what’s going to get me up in the morning?
    What’s going to keep me from going to bed when I should after I get home from work in the morning?
    Well, I can’t make you feel guilty for leaving us because you’re not. You’ve been wunnerful, wunnerful, wunnerful!

    So long, and thanks for all the puns.

    Adores: 8
  11. 2014 December 26
    Lou Stool permalink

    Dibs on being the last one in the box. Thank you Drmk and Dan, BBUY always.

    Adores: 12
  12. 2014 December 26
    P-Rex permalink

    If you see a little jumping spider on your monitor, please don’t squish me. I’m just keeping the bugs off your site. BBUY

    Adores: 9
  13. 2014 December 26
    Demon Duck of Doom permalink

    Aw nuts. Snarking is such sweet sorrow. Tits aside, thanks for the mammaries.

    Adores: 13
    • 2014 December 27
      MissMommyNiceNice permalink

      Best. Comment. Ever. All the doors!

      Adores: 2
  14. 2014 December 26
    HamCan permalink

    But…it’s the only place I fit in, and I just got the box the way I like it!

    But seriously, it has been a great joy to be a minion here.
    Thank you!

    P.S. This reply is at the bottom.

    Adores: 7
  15. 2014 December 26
    KYouell permalink

    BBUY, thanks so much for the funny and community. You’ve been the center of a lovely group, and I’m proud to be a comet that orbits you.

    Adores: 6
  16. 2014 December 26
    kelli permalink

    Thank you.

    Adores: 5
  17. 2014 December 26
    "Lyle" permalink

    You guys have been the best group of wackos a girl could ever hope to meet. BBUY all.

    *rolls in the trebuchet* One last time here for good measure…

    *loads it with a triple layer confetti cake, aims it, and sets a timer*

    Everyone gather together! GROUP HUG! And…. PULL!

    Adores: 14
  18. 2014 December 26
    kaziganthi permalink


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  19. 2014 December 26
    Supreme Ruler permalink

    I haven’t commented a lot (broken snarker, as I’ve said before), but I’m going to really miss this every morning. Thanks, and it’s been a great run. XOXOXO

    Adores: 2
  20. 2014 December 26
    Irregular Fractal permalink

    You folks are the best cover band groupies a guy could ask for.

    We’re forgoing our usual Friday night gig at the 40 Watt for a farewell show at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Two for one Pan Galactic Gargleblasters, and saying “Pickles sent me” at the door gets you in with no cover.

    Adores: 15
  21. 2014 December 26
    Ralph permalink

    Not funny. As the last one in the box, I’m turning off the lights on my way out.

    [Crying uncontrollably.]

    Wait — there’s a whole world out there. Maybe more.

    OK everybody — first star on the right and straight on ’til morning.

    Adores: 10
  22. 2014 December 26
    Ninja Chow permalink

    Well I was honored to be one of the minions, even if it was short lived. Good luck!

    Adores: 3
  23. 2014 December 26
    HamCan permalink

    Ahem, one last time…


    Adores: 13
  24. 2014 December 26
    ghostcat permalink


    Even though I’ve fallen into lurker status, I has the sad.

    Adores: 7
  25. 2014 December 26
    SilvaNoir permalink

    Aww man. I will really miss this site. It had just my level of humor… not offensive but not oversensitive either (Oh how I wish I could point out when someone is being a [Corey] or a [Matt] elsewhere!).

    Glad I could contribute a few drawings and I still have and use the CatMath mousepad. It’s been a fun few years and it was nice meeting some of you in person 🙂

    Please leave YSAC up for a while even if you don’t make new posts.

    Merry Xmas, Happy New Year, and a fond farewell.

    Adores: 5
  26. 2014 December 26
    Grampdaddy permalink

    Has been far to long since I’ve been here – life has gone on. Thank you for much joy
    blessed Llamanun. May your cats do math and your Bees be plentiful…

    Adores: 12
  27. 2014 December 26

    I don’t comment much, but always read your posts. Thank you for six years and 1800 posts of laughter and shock and other things.

    Adores: 6
    • 2014 December 26
      nojazzhere permalink

      Shouldn’t someone close with….” not.a.YSaCL” ?…..well, I’m not going to. (too sad)

      Adores: 5
      • 2014 December 28
        Brer Fox permalink

        We should have had the last post number match the year. We still have at least 215 more posts to go (Not serious). I could not have pulled this off any more than pulling off my socks. This is the only blog I visit. The only one I found worthwhile. I will miss it.

        Adores: 5
  28. 2014 December 26
    HamCan permalink


    Adores: 15
  29. 2014 December 27
    otter permalink

    So sad. I will always wonder if the Era of French Preventional could have have changed the outcome, but perhaps the Winterbagels and vintage Crisco held all the aces.

    Adores: 3
  30. 2014 December 27
    Kyle permalink

    Short & sweet from a [mostly] lurker:

    Thanks. For real.

    Adores: 3
  31. 2014 December 27
    One Moving Violation permalink

    For, Sell – Gravatars – For’ FREE

    The blog is over. Add 2 cups of sliced slices of ville. Ad3 or, adollar 3.75$ to a G-rating. All your sad are belong to us.

    *casts eyes one last time around Snark Lounge*

    *unplugs automatic coffee slicer*


    Well, I suppose I can keep track of some of you on Face Plant r whatever it’s called.

    *wonders if can remember password*

    Laughter is the best medicine. I became a YSaC junky back in 2012. Hopefully I can come back now and then and wander the empty corners.

    *addresses group*

    My name is One Moving Violation and I am a YSaC junky. I was told group therapy would help me cope with my addiction.

    Okay, next.

    Adores: 12
  32. 2014 December 27
    Brer Fox permalink

    I miss…*sob*

    drmk, dan, It has been a blast. Thank you very much for the opportunity to join such a wonderful group. I laughed, I cried laughed some more, I fudged my undies even wound up in the box a few times.
    Thank you. [smiley face]

    Adores: 4
  33. 2014 December 27
    Hermite permalink

    OW. My heart haz a broke. You have been a bright spot of my day for many years. I’ve learned a whole new language here. Tits aside, I wish you all the very best and great success with whatever you do.

    Windy, I look forward to seeing what you have planned and hope all the minions will show up.

    I love you all.

    Adores: 4
  34. 2014 December 27
    mudslicker permalink

    Thank you for always being minty fresh and renewing my lost love of roller derby, electric gravy bowels, ottums, mine hors, vintage cereal, vintage crisco, square wasp nests, rusted boat sandboxes, etc., etc. But mostly for the bunch of straight up A#1 people who have sustained me all these years . May the spirit of Beesmas live within us all throughout the year. And remember, Bruce is watching us!

    Adores: 10
    • 2014 December 27
      Lou Stool permalink

      *raises a glass to Bruce* We miss you, old friend. BBUY always.

      Adores: 8
      • 2014 December 28

        Bruce rescued feral kittens in real life, and would not name one Maggot. Can’t watch 2001: A Space Odyssey without thinking of him. Thanks for remembering.

        Adores: 3
    • 2015 January 1

      Dusty in here, ain’t it?

      Adores: 2
      • 2015 January 3
        One Moving Violation permalink

        *enters lounge*

        *cleans out box*

        *dusts bunnies*

        *scrubs corners*

        *wipes down snarkaloungers*

        *hopes Windrose leases place soon*

        Can I get some help around here?…around here?…nd here?…ere?

        Ooh, spooky.

        Adores: 2
  35. 2014 December 27
    Dan permalink

    Since it’s been mentioned once or twice – we plan to leave the archive online for the forseeable future. Hosting is cheap, after all. And who knows what the future holds? Thanks for all the love, folks.

    Adores: 21
  36. 2014 December 27
    Addicted Reader permalink

    I haven’t been around in a while, but this site meant a lot to me for a while. I love the humor. And the friends I’ve made here still mean so much to me. I’ll miss you guys, but at least I know you won’t be disappearing entirely.

    Adores: 3
  37. 2014 December 28
    otter permalink

    i wonder if French Preventional could have changed this outcome. But Winterbagels and red tables are difficult to overcome, especially without the walrus. BBUY. We will continue to meet …..

    Adores: 2
  38. 2014 December 28
    LurkRealClose permalink

    Thank you.

    Adores: 6
  39. 2014 December 28
    Bridgete permalink

    Late again…did they already cut the power to the lounge?

    *flips switch*

    Oh good, still some power left, I can at least leave a note in case a snarker comes by to pick up their French prevential armware.

    Anyway, I’ve only sporadically visited the actual blog lately, but…*sniff* I still seem to have something in my eye. I have made so many wonderful, beautiful friends through your work here; people who support me and love me and have shown me that the internet is truly an amazing place for us to connect to the rest of the world, not just a place for sparkies and trolls. I’m glad the site will be up for a while so I can return when I need a dose of snark. Lots of love and we’ll keep in touch.

    *glances around the lounge one last time, rests against the free red table for sale to wipe a tear from her eye, flips off the light, and shuts the door*

    Goodnight, and good snark.

    Adores: 9
  40. 2014 December 28

    Oh no! I’ll miss you! (And the not-a-lions….)

    Adores: 3
  41. 2014 December 29
    camille permalink

    A couple of days late, but I will definitely miss this site, and all of the good times and the good friends and the typos and the inside jokes and the bad puns and the fun times and the lions and tigers and armwars and winterbagels and unspellable dogs.

    Adores: 4
  42. 2014 December 29

    Thank you! Please know that you will always have a (scattered) army of YSaC minions around the globe. 🙂 If you’re ever in Wine Country, let’s raise a glass! Happy Trails!

    Adores: 4
  43. 2014 December 29
    James permalink

    Ah man… I was just getting started on being a regular commenter here.. I was also probably going to get ‘ punchity punched’ by Windrose (although I’m not sure what that really means). Anyway, I’m not much for bromides and such…so I will say to the fine people who run/ran this website what has already been said manyfold: Congratulations! (sorry I tend to wax colloquial, if that could be done, so I apologize if my dction’s a bit too lofty).

    Adores: 1
  44. 2014 December 30
    CraigsLister permalink

    So long, goodbye to all the snark
    So sad you have to end this lark
    Your constant chatter filled me with fear

    I may not have your intellect
    You think my ads are uncorrect
    With such grammatical flaws like commas (and speeling)

    So long, so long, goodbye to all the snark

    This site’s about to be undone
    At my expense there’ll be no fun
    Let me post without apostrophes (or speeling)

    I once had the dignity
    To post with impunity
    And now it seems that all that will return to me

    So long so long so long so long so long
    So long so long so long so long so long
    So long so long goodbye to all the snark

    Llamanun and Ostrimu, MBBUY, it’s been wonderful fun here and this blog will surely be missed by many.
    So long and thanks for all the coffee flavored nasal enemas.
    From SpaceBug, CraigsLister, Meg, et al my quilted square minions.

    Adores: 5
  45. 2014 December 30

    In all the misery, I failed to do right by the last few folks in the box. CapnMac and Ralph, *sniff* Punchity Punch Punch!


    What an I going to do with this huge manatee?

    Adores: 8
    • 2014 December 31
      nojazzhere permalink

      “What am I going to do with this huge manatee?”

      Windy… I’m always asking that same question….except I call my manatee something else.

      See, maybe we don’t need this Craigslist thingee after all….someone just throws something out, and then we snark upon it….I know it’s not ideal, but it might work until Miss Right comes along. Happy New Year all!!!!!!

      Adores: 6
      • 2015 January 1
        Ruby Aesthetic permalink

        Huge Manatees…..hehe HamCam, 😉
        \\Cory (omg I can’t even Cory properly)…
        that reminds me of Taco …:(( end Cory//

        Nope, I’m having a big sad. and this sucks
        another reminder of all the love shared here xxx
        Be good and kind to each other, and please keep me in the loop?
        Miss you all already,

        and as always…

        may Bee’s Be Upon You ALWAYS,
        LlamaNun & Ostrimu
        Do What You Need To Do….xxx
        end sobbing//

        Adores: 4
  46. 2014 December 31
    hopster permalink

    I’ve been a lurker here for a few years, very much enjoyed the snark and intelligent humor displayed in the posts and in the huge variety of comments. Limericks to lamanuns, always a good laugh somewhere.

    Adores: 2
  47. 2015 January 1
    ArtsyComputerGeek permalink

    Best of luck in the future.

    So sad, I feel like I’m losing one of my family.

    Adores: 4
  48. 2015 January 1
    DancesWithCats permalink

    Been reading for years, and I’m sorry to hear the end is near. Thank you for all the mockery!
    Can’t wait to hear what the next cool project(s) will be.

    See you ’round these intarweb pipes!

    PS – If you ever decide to do a book after all, sign me up for a dozen copies.

    Adores: 3
  49. 2015 January 3

    Going to miss you. This was still my first morning stop online. Sniff.

    Adores: 2
  50. 2015 January 3

    So here is the full field of Commentators that ended up in The Box, and How Many Times:

    Lou Stool
    Not.a.Censored Lion

    Brer Fox







    Dave and The Ferret Tribe/Cat Snakes



    Thank You ALL!

    Adores: 5
    • 2015 January 3
      HamCan permalink

      YAY, I sucked the most!

      Adores: 7
      • 2015 January 3

        I could have told you that without counting. 8) You were way out in front.

        Adores: 2
        • 2015 January 4
          nojazzhere permalink

          Yeah!!!!! I was ONLY 25 behind Hammy!!!!…

          Adores: 3
      • 2015 January 7

        Yesssss…..I’m number 2!!! Wait…

        Adores: 2
        • 2015 January 7
          camille permalink

          Yay! I tied with CapnMac! Which is almost as good as being able to understand CapnMac!

          Adores: 3
        • 2015 January 7
          nojazzhere permalink

          Wait!?!?…You can understand CapnMac???…..

          Adores: 6
    • 2015 January 5
      One Moving Violation permalink



      Why am I on the list twice?

      If we count the “TWENTY-ONE!”, that makes 34.
      Heh, heh, heh.

      Adores: 5
      • 2015 January 6
        nojazzhere permalink


        Adores: 4
      • 2015 February 18
        Tankerbell permalink

        My calculator says you forgot to carry the starfish, OMV.

        Adores: 0
  51. 2015 January 5
    Ninja Chow permalink

    First day back to work in the new year and out of habit I came to see what was new here. I has a sad 🙁

    Adores: 5
  52. 2015 January 5

    Ah. Wanted. Someone who knows what they are doing with web thingies. I have an account at WebFaction and a domain name, but can’t seem to get from there to an actual WordPress blog thingie. Pay will be all the obos you can eat plus bees wished upon you. Text.

    Adores: 3
  53. 2015 January 5
    Stephanie permalink

    Thanks for all the laughs, the snarky commentary, and the BEST comment section on the web. Guaranteed hilarity every time.

    Adores: 4
  54. 2015 January 6

    Hey, I did it! Still very rough, but hope to be up and running very very soon.


    Adores: 7
    • 2015 January 7

      And now it is. Up and running, I mean. Come On Down! And please send in ads from Craigslist that are snark worthy. Thank you very much.

      Adores: 5
  55. 2015 January 10
    Grumpy Grammy permalink

    Late to the game but as sorry as everyone else to see you go 🙁

    Adores: 3
  56. 2015 January 18
    One Moving Violation permalink

    Now it’s time to say so long.
    To sparkies who just got it wrong.
    No more jingly taco thong.
    Those were the days.

    And you know our memes were known.
    Ottermen had our minds blown.
    Not-a-lion items tickled our funny bone.

    Punctuation was abused.
    Most of it was overused.
    Common sense, it was refused.
    Those were the days.

    Adores: 3
  57. 2015 February 17
    Meredith permalink

    I just wanted to put my Gravatar up for posteriors sake…..what?

    Adores: 1
  58. 2015 March 14
    Lou Stool permalink

    Just commenting so I can be the last one on the last post. 🙂

    Adores: 0
  59. 2015 March 22
    Astro permalink

    Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!

    Adores: 1
    • 2015 September 25
      Lou Stool permalink

      But really. I wanna be last.

      Adores: 1
  60. 2016 April 20

    Aw. I miss you guys, still.

    Adores: 3
  61. 2016 July 7
    Mindfield permalink

    Aw man, I’d come across a folder of the stories I posted here years ago in relation to daily posts, and decided I wanted to come back to the community. Now I see it has disbanded. 🙁 I sure miss this place, even went back and re-read some of my favourite posts and comment threads. The Genie Pigs miss this place,too. Is there another place everyone’s been congregating lately?

    Adores: 2
  62. 2018 April 7
    Decelerate Spoon permalink

    Wow, it’s amazing to finally find this site. I’d say I’m late in getting here, but I know I’m right on time. I’m particularly taken with all the cover bands that have been spawned.

    Adores: 6

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