01/14/2005: The most shocking development of the past 24 hours
On a lark, I put in a bid at eBay for the Elvis Presley, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." customized action figure. For the most part, I put the bid in because the person offering the auction had included a "warning" that if he didn't get any bids, he might pull the auction early, and I thought that the auction should remain available for a while. I really didn't expect to win. After all, I'd gotten the URL for the auction from the Commercial Appeal, and I figured that surely, some demented Elvis fan would swoop in and outbid me, which would be cool by me. I figured it'd be fun to own if I won the bidding, and I specified a maximum bid which represented the most I'd be willing to squander on such silliness; if someone wanted it badly enough that they were willing to outbid me, they could have it.
Lo, and behold, I won the auction (with the only bid, at that), and therefore will soon find myself the proud owner of the Elvis Presley, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. action figure. And near as I can tell, it's the only such figure of its kind in the world. Surely, that's newsworthy in some way, shape or form.
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Len on 01.14.05 @ 06:42 AM CST