Dark Bilious Vapors

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08/12/2004: Stupid eBay Auctions Department, Part Deux:

I'm reposting a big chunk o'this to get it back up to the top o'the blog:

Napkin with sweat from Ambassador Alan Keyes' forehead
Blotted from Keyes' brow at Senate announcement 8-8-04

Bidding currently at $465.00

Jeeeeeezzzzzzuuuusssss!!!!!!! It's only Alan Keyes, fergawdsakes. Not like it's a napkin that's mopped Elvis's forehead.

[Which brings back memories. I used to be an usher back in the heyday of St. Louis's great Henry W. Kiel Auditorium, where I was "fortunate" enough to work an Elvis concert, and during a break in Elvis's show Colonel Tom Parker hisownself came out and hawked silk scarves which, he claimed, had mopped the sweat off Elvis's own brow. And the ladies ate that shit up....]

Anyway, if Keyes's napkin is a tad pricey for you, go put in a bid on Big Stupid Tommy's napkin. I'm sure in a few years you'll be able to auction it off for quite a handsome return on your investment (considering that the bidding is up the the astronomical height of $0.60 USD right now, that should be fairly easy to accomplish).

UPDATE (8/11/04): As of about noon or so today (actually much earlier, I'm sure since Big Stupid Tommy updated it yesterday), eBay yanked this auction for unexplained reasons.


UPDATE II (8/12/04): Alas, the BSTommy napkin isn't as good of an investment as it was when I first wrote that post (8/10/04, for those of you playing the home game), since bidding is now up to $3.25 when I looked about 35 seconds ago. But you never can tell in the collectables biz.

Y'know, come to think of it, once upon a time I had a Tim McCarver Topps rookie card. Wonder what that would have fetched in the market now (especially here in Memphis), if only I had known?

Len on 08.12.04 @ 08:20 AM CST

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