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22nd February 2008
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ebay.......sigh

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i know it's been posted in gs classifieds before -
but i just had another good laugh....

"....the kinda stuff you throw away-ee-ee.....".....

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22nd February 2008
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Sqye??? Are you making fun of my "Beanie Babies, new with tag."?
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22nd February 2008
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"a smurf tv tray - i bought on e-bay........"

".....from some guy i never met in norway".....say, is that YOU, GARY?????...

( almost met you, but not quite...)

gotta love it...

....although, i confess i've never bid on shattner's old toupee, OR a kleenex used by dr. dre...

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22nd February 2008
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Dr. Dre's kleenex????!!! Damn... I always miss out on the good ones....
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pacman fever lunch box?

case of vintage tubesox?



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22nd February 2008
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That picture of vintage tube socks brought a tear to my eye....


Bidding ended... Damn!
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22nd February 2008
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i'm highest bidder....YAYYYYYYYY...


i'll buy your knick-knack.....just check my feedback....

a-plusss-plu-uh-uh-uh-ussssss.....they all say.....

they love me on e-bay.....

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22nd February 2008
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Excellent! - I Loved the sniper cat.
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that's me - i'll snipe you with 2 seconds to go.........

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22nd February 2008
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I introduced the kids to Wierd Al last week and this was one of them. They absolutely loved it.
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22nd February 2008
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Haha that was good
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i love the way he annunciates his ee's, and a's (that turn into ee's)
etc. very idiosyncratic...and the song is a PERFECT match for those silly lyircs -
which aren't THAT much sillier that the original lyrics -
(wtf is was the orginal song about, anyway - it makes no sense to me?!)

i think al may historically be attracted to pop songs with bad lyrics -
think about it - "bad", "another one bites the dust", " i want it that way"?

all pretty bad lyrics...(it's a sweeping statement - "like a virgin" is pretty good )

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22nd February 2008
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al RULZ!
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..pez dispensers and a toaster..

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23rd February 2008
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a used pink bathrobe....

a rare, mint snow-globe......

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23rd February 2008
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a dukes of hazzard ash tray........

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23rd February 2008
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a slightly damaged golf bag........

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23rd February 2008
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My 7 yo apprentice requested this song on the way home from dinner.
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23rd February 2008
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pretty hooky.....i gotta say.....bought it on ebay-ee....

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23rd February 2008
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HA HA HA--nicely done! Great pop hook.
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23rd February 2008
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ok, here we go - full lyrics!!!

(and what mic pres is he using for the high hats? anyone? )


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YouTube - Ebay Parody Song - Weird Al Yankovic

eBay by Weird Al

A used pink bathrobe, a rare mint snow-globe
A Smurf TV tray, I bought on eBay

My house is filled with this crap, shows up in bubble wrap
Most everyday, what I bought on eBay

Tell me why, I need another Pet Rock?
Tell me why, I got that Alf alarm clock?
Tell me why, I bid on Shatner’s old toupee?
They had it on eBay.

I’ll buy (buy, buy, buy) your knick-knack, just check my feedback
A plus, plus, they all say - they love me on eBay

Gonna buy a slightly damaged golf-bag
Gonna buy some Beany Babies new with tag
From some guy I’ve never met in Norway
Found him on eBay.

I am the type who is ready to snipe you
With 2 seconds left to go – whoa
Got Paypay or Visa, whatever’ll please ya,
As long as I’ve got the dough

I’ll buy your chotchkies, sell me your watch, please
I’ll buy, I’ll buy, I’ll buy, I’ll buy…..I’m highest bidder!

Junk keeps arriving in the mail
From that worldwide garage sale
A Dukes of Hazzard ash tray
Oh yeah, I bought it on eBay.

Wanna buy a Pac-Man fever lunch box
Wanna buy a case of vintage tube sox
Wanna buy a Kleenex used by Dr. Dre
I found it on eBay.

Gonna buy that Farah Fawcett poster,
Pez dispensers and a toaster
Don’t know why – the kind of stuff you’d throw away
I’ll buy on eBay....what I bought on eBay.



..........

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24th February 2008
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a smurf tv tray..

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24th February 2008
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Laugh all you want, but we had to do an eBay commercial for real. It never aired, but here's a short clip. WARNING; it will stay in your head for days:

http://www.itrstudio.com/ebay.mp3
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24th February 2008
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thanks, harvey - any rare, mint snow globes in your ad? ....

will check out the clip in a bit!

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24th February 2008
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No items were mentioned. This was a real eBay commercial, commissioned by a local ad agency in Dallas. We had the music done at Dave Martin's Java Jive studio in Nashville, and we did all the vocal tracks and mixing here.
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24th February 2008
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No items were mentioned. This was a real eBay commercial, commissioned by a local ad agency in Dallas. We had the music done at Dave Martin's Java Jive studio in Nashville, and we did all the vocal tracks and mixing here.
that's great! nice job on the vox tracking and mixing, as well...

....side question....did ebay ever end up "helping" those poor dudes?

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24th February 2008
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that's great! nice job on the vox tracking and mixing, as well...

....side question....did ebay ever end up "helping" those poor dudes?
No, but it sure helped our cash flow.
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24th February 2008
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nice..

well, ebay's stock price hasn't been helping OUR cash flow, these days.....
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