YSaC, Vol. 998: Now I just need new and borrowed.

2011 May 25

Must Sell !! – $350


Must Sell!!! Practically new used only briefly. Excellent condition. PLease call xxx xxx xxxx

Wow, for $350 that really is a bargain. But you know, I was really hoping for something a little … older. And maybe blue. I wonder if I can find anything like that?

 

Copy of the origenal – $100


Over 80 years old.

From Germany.
Copy of the queen original
Nickels, Bracelet, 2 earrings
Blue.
Well, it’s just a copy, but it’s old and blue!
Thanks, Ben and Rob!
88 Responses leave one →
  1. 2011 May 25

    Psh. Germany hasn’t had a monarchy since 1918, so that queen’s gotta be way older than that. I suspect some serious tinkering with her odometer. I’ll give $50, tops — including the jewellery and bag of nickels.

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    • 2011 May 25
      LurkRealClose permalink

      It’s not that kind of Queen.

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      • 2011 May 25
        Lola permalink

        I didn’t know Freddie Mercury was German!

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      • 2011 May 25

        You’re right. After all this time she’s probably a zomb

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        • 2011 May 25
          Irregular Fractal permalink

          Zombie problems? The CDC has you covered.

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        • 2011 May 25
          Artsy Computer Geek permalink

          IF — My son was explaining this all to me last week, so I would be prepared if the zomb came. I told him to go study for his calculus final. He obviously has too much time on his hand.

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        • 2011 May 25

          has too much time on his hand.

          If he’s studying calculus, he’s probably in his teens or early twenties… That explains what the other hand is doing :-p

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        • 2011 May 25
          Artsy Computer Geek permalink

          EB — Just think that will be mini-EB some day ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • 2011 May 25

        Sparky says it’s a copy of THE Queen, and I’ve no reason to doubt him/her – like all the Royals, Elizabeth Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (the name ‘Windsor’ was invented out of whole cloth during WW1) is indeed German, often wears blue, and may well affect earrings & bracelet (I’ve never got close enough to her to see). I’m particularly impressed by the detail of the nickels – I always wondered what she carries around in that little bag…

        Adores: 4
        • 2011 May 25

          I assumed there was one of those little dogs in there, like Paris Hilton. Nickels make slightly more sense.

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        • 2011 May 25
          Lola permalink

          The Queen carries Paris Hilton in her purse? Wouldn’t a couple of corgis be cleaner and better behaved?

          Hear, hear on the name situation, Alice. I recall once running across someone who referred to her as “Betty Battenberg.” That one still makes me smile.

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        • 2011 May 25
          mudslicker permalink

          The Queen carries Paris Hilton in her purse. But she calls her “gum” and occasionally snorts her.

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    • 2011 May 25
      Camille permalink

      You know, I’ve just been thinking that I need some old blue German nickels to complete my collection of vintage off-color coins.

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      • 2011 May 25

        I have some off-colour Zimbabwe bills. Inflation is so rapid there the money all has major redshift.

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    • 2011 May 25

      I recently saw a 1918 Queen on Antiques Roadmap. It was metallic blue.

      I believe, in minty (shell) condition, one of those babies can go for upwards of two cases of vintage cereal.

      If both earrings are working, you might have to throw in some old Crisco to seal the deal.

      Adores: 4
      • 2011 May 25
        Lola permalink

        No red table, no deal. Sorry, CJ. 8)

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  2. 2011 May 25

    You know, Pecil works for all of these. Just sayin’.

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    • 2011 May 25

      Works for all these! Very good, very good!

      Woooaaah, say no more, say no more! A winks as good as a nod to a blind bat!

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      • 2011 May 25

        Did I miss something, or is Taco just highly under/over-caffeinated?

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        • 2011 May 25

          Yes. I’m sick and coffee actually makes my throat feel less scratchy… so I’m using coffee as my cough drop… and I’ve had more than normal.

          Far more than normal.

          Adores: 5
    • 2011 May 25
      Lola permalink

      Sounds as if this Pecil chap has many jobs and wears many hats!

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      • 2011 May 25

        And occasionally dresses up as a ninja turtle.

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        • 2011 May 25

          You people have had some strange boyfriends in your days.

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  3. 2011 May 25

    No, thanks, I already have one of each. One is French preventional, and the other is a Louis Vatton knockoff.

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  4. 2011 May 25

    I wonder if Sparky will take 20 firm obos for that $350?

    *heads off to corner for nap…rough night weather-wise in my neck of the woods*

    Adores: 2
    • 2011 May 25
      Lola permalink

      Glad you’re OK. I have friends there and in MO who I’m checking in with on the regular.

      Adores: 1
      • 2011 May 25

        Yeah, sirens going off just as we were about to eat dinner. Hubby went outside, looked around, shrugged and said, “Looks okay here.” We ate dinner while it rained…that storm was not the worst. The worst came a couple hours later, rain, 70 mph winds and pea-sized hail pelted the house and yard but no damage…just loud.

        Adores: 1
        • 2011 May 25
          ToBScholarly permalink

          I live in northern IL and we got the tornado warnings two nights ago. My two Saint Bernards apparently did not get the memo that the sirens mean we go downstairs, so we spent 10 minutes trying to corral them while they barked at everything that blew past the windows.

          Next time we are either going to leave them upstairs or ride them downstairs like donkeys at the Grand Canyon.

          Adores: 8
        • 2011 May 25

          Yeesh! So glad everyone is safe… that’s one of the nice things about being surrounded by mountains–the worst we have to worry about are snow/ice storms, and you’re just fine if you stay inside/are prepared.

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        • 2011 May 25

          2b, I may or may not be from Freeport. Whereabouts in Corn Country are you?

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        • 2011 May 25
          ToBScholarly permalink

          Rockton, about 45 minutes east of Freeport – off of 75. I had clients in Lena and so I went through Lena quite often.

          *Insert Disney’s annoying “It’s a Small World” song here*

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        • 2011 May 26

          Smed-dad and I used to deliver beer and soda there when I was but a wee miscreant in my middle teenage years. I would get to carry out the disgusting empties with their cigar and cigarette butts whenever I was suspended from school. Whee!

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  5. 2011 May 25

    Over 80 and blue? Methinks it may already be too late to save this one.

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    • 2011 May 25

      I think she’s sad, not suffocating. You would be too if you were being sold for a Benjamin. It’s pretty depressing how cheap queens go for these days.

      Adores: 4
      • 2011 May 25

        Sure the initial cost is cheap, but the maintenance! You spend a small fortune in size 12 high heels, concealer, and body glitter.

        Adores: 5
        • 2011 May 25

          Yeah, it’s sad sellers have gone with the inkjet printer business model: The hardware is cheap, but they kill you on the consumables. On the other hand, printers are terrible at sassing people.

          Adores: 5
        • 2011 May 25

          Mine can’t lip-sync worth a crap either. Maybe I should ask IT to send over a vocal coach.

          Adores: 3
        • 2011 May 25

          Pennywise can sing?

          Adores: 1
  6. 2011 May 25

    Sparky #1 – I’d like one , a pair of , and half a dozen of the , but only if the shell is minty.

    Sparky #2 – I’m not interested in antique blue, do you have any contemporary yellow?

    Adores: 5
  7. 2011 May 25

    Story time!

    When I was still in college and dating the now TacoMa’am I learned one night that she talks in her sleep. We both lived crammed into a tiny studio apartment so the bed was literally 6 feet from my desk and computer. One night, probably around 2 am or so, I was working on a giant math paper (20 pages on developing a mathematical model for the incidence of rabies in various species during a 10 year cycle, fun stuff) and she was asleep. Deep in “math mode” I hear from behind me in a panicked voice:

    “Did your thing just poo all over!?”

    I immediately panic and look around for something crapping all over our apartment. And, I ask the obvious question, “What?”

    “Did your thing just poo all over!?”

    “What thing, what are you talking about?”

    “Did your thing justpooall…” zzz

    I turn and look a the bed. Still asleep, and had always been.

    To this day I wonder what my Thing was doing pooing all over the room. Hands don’t even need to go to the bathroom, silly TacoMa’am.

    Adores: 4
    • 2011 May 25
      Windrose permalink

      Dating, eh? Sounds a little more serious than that. In my day, we called it. . . well, I don’t know because nobody did it in my day.

      Adores: 4
      • 2011 May 25

        Was the before sex was invented and the world was still in black and white?

        And I think the male half of the species tends to simplify the process of mate acquisition; as I have 3 steps to the process.

        Dating
        Engaged
        Married

        At that point we weren’t yet to stage 2.

        Adores: 5
        • 2011 May 25
          mudslicker permalink

          I call the process

          Breakfast
          Brunch
          Lunch
          High Tea
          Supper
          Late Night Snack

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        • 2011 May 25

          Late Night Snack

          *Snerk*

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        • 2011 May 25
          mudslicker permalink

          Don’t *snerk* at me TM.

          You are the one whose thing poos all over.

          ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • 2011 May 25

          Do you know how hard it is to house train one of those things? That stuff is hard.

          Adores: 4
        • 2011 May 25
          ToBScholarly permalink

          Apparently youth nowadays have added a few steps to the process, if my 17 year old daughter is any example. It goes:

          Hang out.
          Consider yourself “friends”.
          Debate dating.
          Talk amongst girlfriends about the possibility of dating.
          Decide to date.
          Go on actual date.
          Change your status on Facebook to “In a Relationship”
          Break Up.
          Reunite.
          Break Up.
          Reunite.
          Decide the whole thing was not worth it and stay single.

          Currently she is on reunification #2 while my husband and I await her proceeding to the last step.

          EDIT: You guys type fast! This would have made more sense directly under mudsy’s process. I gotta take a keyboarding class just to keep up…

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        • 2011 May 25

          Or play MUDS for a while. Did wonders for my typing speed. Went from 15wpm to around 70 in about 3 months.

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        • 2011 May 25

          IMing with friends in high school is what did it for me :-p I went from around hunt-and-peck to around 60–thought I still only use my index, middle, and occasionally ring fingers… my pinky finger is too awkward/weak to accomplish much :-p

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        • 2011 May 25

          Playing violin for 10 years should strengthen those pinkies right up for you :P.

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        • 2011 May 25

          Oh, I played the violin all through my preteen and teen years, and it didn’t help at all.

          …of course, it was the world’s smallest violin.

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        • 2011 May 25

          Where is Grampdaddy with a terse description of dating in the Mesozoic?

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        • 2011 May 25

          Back then you had to whittle a girlfriend out of a grain of wheat.

          Adores: 3
    • 2011 May 25

      “I demand that you tell me who dumped all this poo
      Which one of you did it, Thing One or Thing Two?”

      – Dr. Seuss, “The Cat Shat in the Hat”

      Adores: 10
    • 2011 May 25

      My sister talks in her sleep and I sleep-walk. Sharing a room when we were younger was an … interesting experience for both of us.

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  8. 2011 May 25
    Windrose permalink

    It’s true that you can sell just about anything on Craigslist. However, your chances are better if you give more clues. Bigger than a breadbox? Three syllables, first syllable sounds like? Draw a circle and a square and a wavy line? Rock, paper scissors?

    Here’s a tray of coffee slices just out of the ovenpot. Cinnamon hazelnut.

    Adores: 5
    • 2011 May 25
      Lola permalink

      *Spreads coffee slice with thick slather of Marmite just to taunt any Danes who may be reading*
      No?
      *Scrapes off Marmite so as to not waste perfectly good coffee slice and substitutes sweetened cream cheese instead*
      Thanks, Windrose!

      Adores: 0
      • 2011 May 25
        tigprincess permalink

        Hey Lola I fully support you in the Dane hating actions – imagine being rude about our Marmite? Well, we fought off the Australians and their Vegemite and have even created Champagne Marmite (and Marmite chocolate – a very acquired taste) so I’m sure we’ll get our own back on those Viking raiders.
        As for Sparkies can I suggest they submit their tax returns this way? that would be amusing for the collection officials.
        Signing off now – have to watch French Open tennis (translated as finding excuses for not working number 2756)

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        • 2011 May 25

          Blancmange!

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    • 2011 May 25

      It’s Lady Gaga clearly. She’s indescribable. It’s a bargain too because I’m sure she generally charges more than that to be used briefly.

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  9. 2011 May 25
    ToBScholarly permalink

    Maybe the first ad is a personals ad and Sparky’s trying to get him/her self a date. I think if I were to describe myself, I would be in excellent condition but slightly used as well.

    Adores: 5
  10. 2011 May 25
    ToBScholarly permalink

    Copy of the origenal โ€“ $100

    Over 80 years old.
    From Germany.
    Copy of the queen original
    Nickels, Bracelet, 2 earrings
    Blue.

    My guess: A highly decorated, royal Sham-Wow. Because it was made in Germany. And you know the Germans always make good stuff.

    Adores: 2
    • 2011 May 25
      mudslicker permalink

      That glowing endorsement only works if you believe that the average American spends over $20 in paper towels in a week.

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      • 2011 May 25

        You mean you don’t?

        What are you using? Rags?

        PFFT!

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        • 2011 May 25
          mudslicker permalink

          I only exceeded $20 during one week when I had a mishap with a vat of radioactive maple syrup in my kitchen.

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        • 2011 May 25

          Today, at the 40Watt, Mutant Pancakes with their hit single Irradiating your Breakfast!

          Adores: 8
        • 2011 May 25

          Mutant Pancakes also sounds like a pretty fun iPhone game too.

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        • 2011 May 25
          mudslicker permalink

          So much better than Mutant Waffles. They’re not good decision makers.

          Adores: 2
      • 2011 May 25
        LurkRealClose permalink

        And today is National Towel Day and everything.

        Adores: 3
  11. 2011 May 25
    LimeLolly permalink

    *tiptoes into snark lounge*

    :whispering:

    Is anyone awake?

    Adores: 1
    • 2011 May 25

      Shhh! You’ll disturb the German queen! You know what they say…. Let sleeping dogs, babbies, and drag queens lie!

      Adores: 3
    • 2011 May 25

      NAP ALL THE THINGS!

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    • 2011 May 25

      The Mutant Pancakes scared everyone away.

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      • 2011 May 25

        **quietly files “The Mutant Pancakes” in the folder marked “Potential YSaC Band Names”**

        Adores: 2
        • 2011 May 25

          *Points up a few posts*

          Beat you there, man.

          Adores: 1
        • 2011 May 25

          No, you filed it under “Poitentila Ysac Band Names.” I fixed it.

          Yup, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ with it.

          Adores: 3
  12. 2011 May 25
    Artsy Computer Geek permalink

    OT – Not.A.Lion Update

    check this out

    http://www.wral.com/news/greenguide/story/9635717/

    Adores: 0
    • 2011 May 25
      Windrose permalink

      They’re going to need a bigger dog, stat!

      Adores: 1
  13. 2011 May 25
    Windrose permalink

    Oh, sure, I put funky monkey in the box, and she avoids us like — like some horrible thing you really want to avoid.

    Adores: 3
    • 2011 May 25
      Lola permalink

      Perhaps we scared the avatar by our squeeing. Hope not.

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  14. 2011 May 25

    OT

    Hey all. Just a brief note. I’m not going to be snarking today… I just received news that a former co-worker of mine is in the hospital with anywhere between 2 days to 2 weeks left. I’m just… not in the mood today, ya know? I’ll hopefully be back tomorrow with something witty to contribute.

    /OT

    Adores: 1
    • 2011 May 25
      Bavec permalink

      :/ Been down that road recently. Hang in there

      Adores: 1
    • 2011 May 25

      Hang in there, and please pass along some words of support for them.

      Adores: 0
    • 2011 May 25
      Lola permalink

      Go on, Sister L. Do what you need to do. I’m sorry for your news.

      Adores: 1
    • 2011 May 25

      Hang in there, SisterL. You and your friend will be in my prayers and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

      Adores: 1
    • 2011 May 25
      Windrose permalink

      Never too occupied to stop and pray for those who need it. Just remember your family here has your back.

      Adores: 1
  15. 2011 May 25
    Bavec permalink

    Anyone else (wonder? Want to guess? Have a clue?)how large the wtf tag is growing these days?

    Edit tracks: Bavec, pick one of the above and I will fix it for you.

    Adores: 0
  16. 2011 May 26
    Windrose permalink

    I am placing a huge, weather-proof, germ-proof,recession-proof box over everyone,
    regulars, lurkers, and all!

    Funky Monkey, hope you are okay and there are no disaster-related reasons you didn’t show up today. Punchity Punch Punch.

    G’night, America.

    Adores: 1

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