A couple days ago I explained how a bunch of goofball writers bought a bunch of stuff at thrift stores and put it on eBay writing lies about the backstory of each item.
Genius was the term I used. Now, I’m changing my tune.
Liars and spammers is who they are.
We’ll be adding a new story every single weekday, through July and August at least. (We’ve gotten a lot of great early press/blog coverage.) The writers are coming up with amazing stuff: Funny, sad, poignant, weird, perverse. And we have some interesting collaborations in the works that will take the story/object team-up in different directions still.
Not only are they liars, they stole the emblem of the Salvation Army!
I was kidding around before, but today I got some spam from them. And we all know how we love spam.
So I’m just getting the word out. Bidding aside, I hope you’ll check out some of the stories. (Though obviously I’d be thrilled if you chose to support these writers with a bid.) Leave a comment, tell a friend — or just enjoy some very imaginative new fiction, for free. We think it’s a cool way of thinking about objects and value.
Well guess what? Lying and spamming and stealing a charity logo is not “cool.”
Especially when they didn’t link back.