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09 June 2003 @ 01:16 am
Weird Al: eBay search  

So, Ade got the new Weird Al-bum, and I was really struck by how authentic the eBay song sounded. I thought, you probably could find most of those things on eBay.



Well, you can. Here is a list of objects in the song, and which ones you can actually find on eBay, plus other interesting notes.



I manually grepped the lines from the song that mention items you might find on eBay, then added my results.



  • A used...pink bathrobe

    Plenty of used pink bathrobes.

  • A rare...mint snow globe

    Plenty of snow globes, some in mint condition.


  • A Smurf...TV tray

    Nothing with quite that description. I say this is close enough: "Smurf Metal Tray with legs! L@@K!"


  • Tell me why (I need another pet rock)

    Wow, I'd heard of these... now I know they come in a nifty box with holes in it, a nest!, and instructions.


  • Tell me why (I got that Alf alarm clock)

    I was dubious about whether such a thing even exists. It does! I couldn't find one on eBay, but if you find one online anywhere, eBay would be a likely place.


  • Tell me why (I bid on Shatner's old toupee)

    No idea. They do sell a few human hair toupees though.


  • Gonna buy (a slightly damaged golf bag)

    Plenty of used golf bags.


  • Gonna buy (some Beanie Babies, new with tag) (From some guy) I've never met in Norway Found him on eBay

    Found plenty of Beanie Babies... found a few items in Norway, but currently no Beanie Babies sold from Norway.



  • I'll buy...your tchotchkes

    I found one odd item actually listed as a tchotchke.


  • Sell me..your watch, please

    Duh, lots of watches...


  • (Hey! A Dukes of Hazzard ashtray)

    Under completed items. It has a picture of the General Lee in the middle.


  • Wanna buy (a PacMan Fever lunchbox)


    Well, I do see 4 PacMan lunch boxes in completed items, but nothing about PacMan Fever.



  • Wanna buy (a case of vintage tube socks)

    I didn't think I'd find the word vintage used with tube socks. "VINTAGE 80s EMO JAPAN RAVE STRIPE TUBE SOCKS" I was wrong.


  • (Wanna buy a Kleenex used by Dr. Dre)

    LOL, there is an item, #3527205028: "Used Kleenex you don't want it!" It will probably get deleted soon, as they have a policy about selling human parts and remains, which would seem to include nasal waste products. I doubt you could actually buy celebrity snot on eBay.


  • Wanna buy (that Farrah Fawcett poster)




  • (Pez dispensers

    eBay was supposedly started on Pez dispensers. Okay, I'll search. Currently, 4023 items found for Pez. Sure, a few aren't actual Pez dispensers, but still... that's a lot...


  • and a toaster)

    Plenty of toasters... even a weird-shaped toaster oven...



    In conclusion, yes, you can get most of that stuff on eBay. Today. What are you waiting for? :)

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