Onion writer sells a joke on eBay


And now for the most ridiculous item of the day:

Gawker reports on an Onion staff writer who is selling a joke on eBay. What joke? You'll have to buy it to find out! The bidding is already up to $370. From the auction description:

My name is John Harris, and I am a staff writer at The Onion, America's Finest News Source. I am selling a joke that I can't find a contextual home for. To be fair, it's less of a joke and more of a dated, Capote-esque cocktail party bon mot, but decidedly more feeble. The best one can reasonably expect from this item is a self-satisfied chuckle, such as can be observed issuing from someone wearing a turtleneck while reading the Harper's Index. If that didn't make you barf, please continue reading.

Not quite sure what to make of it? Neither am I.

But wait, there's more! If you win the auction, you will have full ownership of the joke and, according to Mr. Harris in the Q&A section of the listing (which is hysterical and worth reading), the buyer is free to resell the joke if he wishes. You can even tell people that you wrote it! So it could be a better investment than the stock market or real estate.