Oh damn. I launched the online M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure Guide five years ago. I need to finish that thing.
I don’t even have a story about why it hasn’t happened. Sure I took some breaks from the site, but how could I not snap all those pictures over five years?
I guess that’s the answer. Taking all those pictures isn’t always fun. Sometimes it feels like work – that’s not true. I like taking the pictures. It’s the cropping and setting up the posts. Those posts don’t always provide the most satisfaction. Even I wasn’t too excited when #196 posted. On the flipside #107 felt great; probably because it has a great story.
I only added an obvious front page link this last month. Hahahaha…
Speaking of unfinished business, was there ever a winner of this contest? I don’t think a contest like this could even be run today.
I was looking what else had been happening five years ago, and this Epilogue was posted almost exactly five years ago. As I scanned through I didn’t see anything I wanted to memorialize. The Toy Story 1% didn’t seem as funny, Shia getting punched didn’t matter, and HopeForGabe.org was too sad for me. (Although I was pleased to see he was still battling for a cure and made another donation.)
I kept scrolling down, hoping for a hot chick to save the day. I found a Comment that was even better:
Since it had been five years I wasn’t sure, at first, what he was talking about at first. But it quickly dawned on me that James was the 4-time winner of AOTW. Even better, I could still see the original auction (Here’s a lazily captured PDF of the original auction.). I have to share some of the gems from it for you to enjoy.
Hey Chad, just wanted to let you know that my MUSCLE can has indeed sold… please do let me know if you are ever interested in learning how to operate a successful eBay storefront. To bring everything full circle, I, actually, bought that MUSCLE can with money I made from selling Garbage Pail Kids way back in 1986… as a seven year old. So, clearly, I deserved your slandering of my good name. Thanks, I enjoy having my business associated with with your high dubious tag and opinion in search engines. PS. I have the figures from that can on display, asshole.
Apparently it sold for the $19.95 BIN, but that seems dubious for an empty can auction. I loved this:
Broken back hinge, still closes properly. Inside needs to be cleaned.
I don’t believe anyone has ever bought a broken 10-pack for basically $20. That disbelief certainly extends to this auction.
If it did sell (which is completely incomprehensible), then I would love to talk to the buyer. What could that person’s story be?
We’ll never know. It’s as likely as an eBay Entrepreneur Exchange #2.