Item not as describedJanuary 7, 2010Jon Brooks Comments Off
Times being what they are, a lot of people have been lurking in the “Free Stuff” section on Craigslist, hoping to spend no more than some time and sweat — you almost always have to pick up the stuff and haul it away. So it’s the proverbial “win-win situation”: You get a freebie, the posters gets rid of unwanted stuff without having to schlep it to the dump.
Still, some people in Craigslist Free Stuff have been — as the British say — “taking the piss.” That is, in hopes of getting the junk off their property, they post items that only the truly desperate would want. Of course, these are desperate times, so it may be hard to distinguish any more between what may be valued and what’s completely useless to anyone.
“The rocking chair and settee are very very old.”
Very, very old. Like, Civil War old. In fact, I’m pretty sure this furniture fought in the Civil War. I don’t know where that hole could have come from other than the Battle of Gettysburg.
I have a homemade bike me and my brother built many years ago. Runs and drives but the back tire kind of rides sideways. The seat blew out a few years ago and I made do with a sofa cushion, duct tape and a couple of 2x 4’s ( the ultimate fix! ). It runs like a champ but does smoke alot especially if you are hard on the gas. Uses about a quart of oil for each gas fillup. I usually just put the oil directly in the gas as it is going to burn it anyway and that way it is easy. Can’t drive over 12 miles or so at a time as the motor gets red hot and starts loosing power so probably a good bike for someone who drives locally. Does backfire and squeel pretty loud occasionally so I usually wear earplugs of some kind. DOES NOT pass emissions so would need to be registered in a county without emissions check. Great first bike otherwise!
It’s the new Death Wish 1200, just in time for the 2010 model year. Illegal here in the U.S. (we’re kind of safety-crazed), but popular in Kyrgyzstan, where the “Mad Max” movies are considered reality programming. Comes with a replica of the outfit worn by Mel Gibson in “Beyond Thunderdome.” Tina Turner’s outfit is available as an option.
I was visiting my grandfather and he wanted to get rid of this old freezer. He used it for deer. He said it was working last time he used it, but he has since cut the chord. It is very heavy.
If you want your item to go from ugly to menacing, we have a pro-tip for you that this guy already knows – night photography. It makes anything scary. Anything:
See? It’s a playhouse. One that looks like it’s inhabited by a play Blair Witch.