Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Cornflakes of America

Honestly, the things people will buy on ebay is ludicrous.  The chap who tried to sell his life.  And now someone who will probably pay $2350 for a glass of milk with a milk skin the shape of Miami.

Two sisters from Virgina claimed they were "biting our nails all the way up to the finish, seeing what would happen" on Friday night as they watched the ebay counter tick away.  

What happened was that they laughed all the way to the bank.

Someone had just paid US$1,350 for a cornflake from the two shysters, I mean sisters.

The winner (sic) was one Monty Kerr, from Austin, Texas.  The acquisition of flakey dimensions was not made in a moment of early morning haze but a strategic decision to add to his traveling museum of pop culture and Americana.  

Kerr said of his latest investment, "We thought this was a fantastic one."

According to CNN, Kerr owns and declares that he will likely send someone to collect the flake by hand to avoid damage.  Let's hope the courier does not get hungry and decide to have cornflakes for snacks.

Kerr's half-baked flakey obsession has manifested before when he purchased a cornflake billed as the world's largest but sadly, it flaked out on him by crumbling into three during the delivery.  I guess Kerr was not into the three-for-one deal. 

By the way, the two McIntire sisters, aged 23 and 15, are planning to use their milked money for a family  vacation.  Most likely not to Illinois.

I would just like to point out to Kerr that a traveling museum of Americana in America itself is a little ironic.  Bit like bringing coals to Newcastle, ain't it?