My City Was Gone

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…because I sold it on eBay.

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  1. I don’t buy towns from sellers with zero feedback. They should have retained “Grape Vine Hill” as a broker for them.

  2. But can it secede from the US.

  3. Nothin’ on nuclear bunker busters eyyh nuclearbombatarians?

    Well we can guess what your take will be. Any attempt to prevent nuclear bunker busting of Iran is bad for the nuclear industry! case closed!!

  4. most impressive non-sequitur yet, drx.

  5. Smoking allowed everywhere and no swat teams!

    Rename it “Liberty City” for cheese effect.

  6. Fact: You can sell almost anything on eBay.

    Full disclosure: I once sold a used plastic comb on eBay. The most disturbing thing about the sale was that the buyer actually contacted me after the auction had ended with no bids, to see if the comb was still available for purchase. Apparently, she had been deliberating over the auction for some time.

  7. I enjoy man penis. It pleasures me!

  8. Interesting that bidding is open to international investors.

  9. ” Fact: You can sell almost anything on eBay.”

    Except for the craptastic DVD’s that are wasting shelf space in my living room.

    And the lame Christmas presents that I got last year.

  10. Apparently, she had been deliberating over the auction for some time.

    Maybe “she” was from the LP, hoping that maybe a hair follicle was attached and the could grow the number of female libertarians through cloning. Either that, or some creepy stalker who wanted something that smelled like you.

  11. Apparently, she had been deliberating over the auction for some time.

    Maybe “she” was from the LP, hoping that maybe a hair follicle was attached and they could grow the number of female libertarians through cloning. Either that, or some creepy stalker who wanted something that smelled like you.

  12. We put a big dome over it, and everyone gets matching jumpsuits.
    Even better, at once a week at noon we all go nuts, repeatedly scream “FESTIVAL!” and commit random acts of madness.
    The town motto will be “Landru Guide Us.”
    Are you of the Body?

  13. David,

    It was a plastic comb that hadn’t been used in a very long time, so it didn’t have any scent attached to it. Also, was no indication in my eBay profile that I am a libertarian, so the cloning hypothesis doesn’t work, either. I wish there were a sane explanation for some of the things that people buy and sell on eBay, but I’m afraid sometimes there isn’t.

  14. We put a big dome over it, and everyone gets matching jumpsuits.
    Even better, at once a week at noon we all go nuts, repeatedly scream “FESTIVAL!” and commit random acts of madness.
    The town motto will be “Landru Guide Us.”
    Are you of the Body?

    I motion that the Free State Project move here. I would be on board in a heartbeat.

  15. We put a big dome over it, and everyone gets matching jumpsuits.

    At what age will we send people to Carousel for renewal? 3

  16. Smoking allowed everywhere and no swat teams!

    Rename it “Liberty City” for cheese effect.

    In the time I spent in Liberty City I did notice some SWAT teams, but they didn’t come out until I had four stars under the little picture of the weapon I was carrying.

  17. “I enjoy man penis. It pleasures me!”

    If that was really you, drx, you are one weird dude. And if it wasn’t, you’re still a weird one.

  18. Wrong, wrong, wrong! We buy the city, rename it The Village, call the apparent leader Number 2, dress everyone funny. . .well, y’all know the rest.

    Oh, and don’t forget that all public postings of any kind in The Village must be in Albertus font.

    At least The Village isn’t run by a computer, unlike the domed city in the movie version of Logan’s Run and the planet Beta III (aka Landru-Land). Strange that McGoohan never implied machine intelligence running things in The Village, too. Or am I forgetting something?

  19. Yes! And I’ve got some androids that will make your life in Liberty City a paradise. For a reasonable fee, of course…

  20. Nice Pretenders ref., Jesse!

    !The Pretenders!

    http://www.pretenders.org/dl24.jpg

    http://www.pretenders.org/dl23.jpg

    Strong tunes!

    Their greatest hits CD is called “The Singles”.

  21. Let me break it down for you:

    “83 acres of RIVERFRONT real estate”

    ..Flood plain

    “hillside grazing land”

    ..Cow pasture

    “Seven houses ..each approximately 600 ? 800 s.f.”

    ..where the sharecroppers lived

    “main house..? 1,200 s.f.”

    ..where the Straw boss lived

    “Four cabins, each approximately 250 ? 400 s.f.”

    ..where those “damned hippies” lived

    “Machine Shop (vacant)”

    ..where the productive hippies worked

    “Cafe currently vacant and approximately 500 s.f.”

    ..can you say coke and nabs

    “Functioning Post Office which has been in
    operation for 136 years at approximately 500 s.f.”

    ..tiny shack where some old letters were stored

    “One wooden building approximately 1,500 s.f.”

    ..a shelter like the one Jim used to chant “people..people..come drink the kool aid”

    Look, if this were a valuable property it WOULDN’T be on Ebay folks.

  22. “83 acres of RIVERFRONT real estate” ..Flood plain

    That was the first thing I thought when I saw that overhead photo; it looks like that whole place is underwater the first time a big rain coincides with spring snowmelt.

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