Saturday, June 13, 2009

Please don't be real, don't be real, don't be real...

 
OK, I'm 99% certain this listing Giuliana found is a fake. But 1% of me thinks of some of the other listings I've seen and wonders...

Oh, there's a smudged URL in one of the photos. That is a tad suspicious. Ah well... The world is probably a better place for this one not being real. But if you'd like to see more like this, You Suck at Craigslist holds hours of glee for you.

16 comments:

Angel said...

Other goodies? What kind of other goodies? I think this one goes along with my grow-op theory from yesterday... Yikes. Can't wait to move in and start the PARTY... *horror*

Dani said...

Having grown up in a city that was known for being rather "ghetto" and lower class, I actually believe this ad could be 100% legit.

Unfortunately, I never had the luxury of a swimming boat. But life might have turned out so much differently if I had!

Tony Paul said...

ooooh!!
what a cute pink bahtroom !!!!

Chazya said...

I love the optimism "The place will go fast, hurry"

Uh, okay, sure...Needs a wrecking ball and a dump truck.

Anonymous said...

Due the fact that they want $650 month, I think this might be real.

Awww, I miss southern California.

Anonymous said...

Can I just say how much I love the Dad watching the kids in the madeshift swimming pool?

I would never have thought of such a creative solution for a hot day with kids who want to go swimming. It's a fantastic example of taking what others would see as junk and making something great out of it.

Danielle said...

I think it's real aside from the party-boat-tub picture, sadly, and that was probably just a GOODIE they threw in for good measure.

Also, I am so glad that $650 a month gets me a lovely, large, nicely detailed, recently renovated two bedroom apartment in suburban Texas. God bless cheap cost of living.

flyingchange said...

The ad says "plenty of room to use the yard and the pool" but, if you look at the satellite view, there are NO YARDS OR POOLS anywhere in that area. So I say fake!

I do like the pink bathroom though....

Meg said...

I've seen crackhouses nicer than this. This is terrifying!

Anonymous said...

Ok. Why do I enjoy looking at pictures of completely stupid people's bizarre listings and reading utterly inept people's stupid craigslist ads? It brings me such glee. I must see what is up every day on your site. Now you just gave me another one that I must check on. Why do I do this? Why? Why? Why?

What does your shrink say???

Anonymous said...

Holy Buckets, I doubt the ad is for real but the pictures are clearly compiled from real places. Really scary places.

This will go fast. After all, it's inches away from collapsing back into the earth from whence it came.

The bathroom is likely to go first, but the porch is making a concerted effort to keep pace.

Mrs. Limestone said...

I can tell you the bathroom is not in Long Island because it was in my house (before I renovated it). How extremely bizarre someone spends their time stealing other people's photos and putting up a fake listing.

Here is the before and after if you are curious: http://www.brooklynlimestone.com/2008/03/parlor-bathroom-to-those-who-have-been.html

blake said...

"I got my swim trunks
And my flippie-floppies
I'm flipping burgers, you at Kinko's
Straight flipping copies"


All i can think of now is the song/skit "I'm on a boat"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7yfISlGLNU

mudslicker said...

"The other families have large dogs"..?

Oh, well FORGET it then!

Some people have WAY too much time on their hands.

cutiepie company said...

ha! Love it. So we know the ad it's fake, but I guess it's been compiled from some real places. Sara, can I just say this is the best blog ever. Your postings never disappoint!

Anna Jenkins said...

I think that's the house the "August Underground" trilogy was filmed in.......


Was there at least a chair?