Auction Watch #129

I started to write up something for Auction Watch, but I quickly ran out of steam. I know Auction Watch is probably the most popular part of UofM. I thought I could offer a fun and welcome distraction. However, the tragedy at this year’s Boston Marathon has enveloped me. I can’t articulate my feelings. Hell, I can’t even sort out my thoughts and feelings.

So for the people that want a distraction, here are two auctions – both feature Class A figures. I hope they inject a little fun and interest into your day. Maybe by Friday’s Epilogue I’ll be in the mood to have a little more fun.

The next part is for me, but I hope you like it too. I read something from, of all people, Patton Oswalt. It didn’t encapsulate all of my thoughts and feelings, but it did articulate one of my main feelings.

Boston. Fucking horrible.

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”

But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.

But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.

But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”

To see the Final Results of the auctions – CLICK HERE

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