Thursday, July 30, 2009

"cats are OK - purrr" has never been less appropriate


What? Nothing wrong here.



Nope, just an apartment.



Ho hum...



AAAAHHHHH WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE




For disbelievers: really. Here it is. I've recently had a few people express disbelief that some of these photos are really from listings. But they are, they really truly are, and that's what makes the world such a wonderful place. Sometimes the listing has been taken down or changed by the time I get it posted, but the photos I use are all snagged -- by me -- from actual real estate listings. Cross my heart.

(Jake sent this to You Suck at Craigslist, who thoughtfully passed it along to me.)

20 comments:

Decadent Housewife said...

Maybe that's the agent.

Maria said...

The outside pic and the one of Alf both say "Picture 1". Bogus. Sadly enough:/

Maria said...

... But then I read the ad myself. What?? I'd love to rent from this person. Especially if Alf comes with the place.

But still... "Photo 1" two places?

Sara said...

Not bogus! Never bogus! 100% guaranteed real or your time back (pending invention of time machine)!

You Suck at Craigslist said...

My theory is that Alf is the landlord and is trying to lure cat-owning tenants to the building.

mudslicker said...

It just means that Gordon Shumway is the seller.

Alissa said...

You Suck at Craigslist,
That's the only reasonable explanation.

Rachel said...

Wow. That's crazy. But hilarious!!

It was nice meeting you at Blogher! I can't wait to see more crazy listings, and I will totally be adding this to my husband's google reader, as he is obsessed with real estate.

Malibu Niki said...

I've been lurking here for awhile and have noticed quite a few listings with, ah, photos of questionable relevance. How does this happen? The listing agent just happened to have a photo of Alf on his/her desktop and accidently uploaded it?

a.barefoot said...

Ha!

Artful Dodger said...

Full of sound and furries, signifying nothing....

Firefly said...

Maybe it's the agents secretary --who put up the listing -- getting him back for something, perhaps he looks like Alf!

Jennifer A. said...

I would totally rent that place. You don't get Alf everyday as an added bonus. I just got crappy neighbors and a leaking crawlspace when I bought my house.

Stuart said...

Are there still people who believe that anything that is mildly odd or humorous MUST be Photoshopped?

Well, yes. Yes, there are.

These are people who are blithely living a literal paradigm in which funny doesn't just happen, it must be created.

I'm pretty sure they work for ABC.

That said ... HAR!

And kudos to Mudsy for using a "Gordon" reference that didn't also include "Lightfoot". [wink]

Anonymous said...

I live in the Chicago suburbs. I want to drive up to this place now and find Alf!

Heather said...

ROFL I really needed that. My DH would be calling immediately. He loves Alf, and that is sad.

Lynn Sinclair said...

"For those in the know, Pilsen is a historic Chicago neighborhood that offers a quick and easy commute to downtown, UIC, IIT and the University of Chicago via the el."

Yeah, but what is it for those of us not in the know?

Anonymous said...

Sorry to be a wet blanket, but this is sort of a marketing thing with a local rental agency, Raider Realty (see here for more links: http://chicago.craigslist.org/search/apa?query=raider&catAbbreviation=apa&minAsk=min&maxAsk=max&bedrooms=). You'll see pictures of Borat, Mini-Me, etc. in their listings. Usually, though, they have some sort of headline that refers to the picture--maybe this one didn't make it through the copywriter (who was supposed to add the Alf reference) before it was posted to CL.

autie said...

I. Hate. Alf.

Belle Plain said...

Anonymous is absolutely right. This agency does this with every single listing. I believe they were the ones who had the infamous "dude in beer tub" photo?

So yeah, it's on purpose.