At first, you're led to believe that this is just your average, everyday free walrus head:
This walrus head has been in my family for years. I have never liked it. It was given to me by my Father in his will.
Yes...yes...I mean, who hasn't lost track by now of how many walrus heads we've been bequeathed? Then the ad gets more interesting:
I'm sure it's his idea of a way to get back at me for my alternative lifestyle that he never approved of.
I'm not sure how the two go together but I'm sure that this guy knew his Dad better than I did so we'll trust his judgment on family matters. He goes on to say:
I'm going to throw this in the dumpster by the end of the week. I can't even sleep with this thing in the house.
Now call me sadistic but I love picturing this guy tossing and turning, staring at the walrus head and then defiantly hitting the dumpster in his pajamas to toss that baby in. Even though I was thoroughly curious and sorely tempted to go to this guy's house and find out what his "alternative lifestyle" is and take that walrus head off of his hands, it just smacked of bad juju to me so I let someone else have that adventure.
Next up, vagueness:
This ad read:
Free Beautiful Thing - I have a very beautiful thing that has been in my family for a very long time. It's quite ornate and in very good condition so I hate to throw it out. Is there anyone who wants this?
Now, you call tell that I must have had a busy week not to have called this person - because this one just reeks of intrigue to me. Why wouldn't they name what this "very beautiful thing" was? Sadly, we'll never know because I lamed out. It was probably gilded and Rococo and had sassy velvet tassels and it's plush velvet was stuffed with old hundred dollar bills but noooooo...
Up next, I bring to you"free ugly chair":
FREE UGLY CHAIR - Hey there! I have a really big, very urlg chair for free! It's really nice to sit in, would look GREAT with a cover, but has damage from my dogs, and it's just...old. If you'd like to take it home, please email me! It's a light tan/white cloth with light blue and dark blue random pattern...
What's that? Want to see a photo of the chair?
The owner of the chair goes on to say:
Well, you don't say! And then the best line ever:
The beach! Ha! Something tells me that this person has not been to the beach in a really, really long time. That same something also tells me that they might have done better to use the approach of the previous ad and just put "Free Beachy Thing".
And if that chair was a day at the beach, then this couch has to be a luxurious Mediterranean cruise:
Ah...those glorious words that copywriters have only dreamed of coming up with down through the ages:
Truth in advertising is a beautiful, beautiful thing.
Until next time,
x's and o's,