Epilogue – Week of November 12th

This was my view for part of this week.

There have been better. And there have been much, much worse.

Isn’t that true for everything? Yin and yang.

I was thinking about that idea this week. Do I handle the bad or the good better? I still don’t have an answer that I like. I think I’m good at finding the silver lining when it’s bad. I think I get lazy when it’s good. Maybe unappreciative instead of lazy? I don’t know.

My oldest faced some recent disappointment. I told him we have to have bad stuff happen because we would never know when something was good. He disagreed. I tried again with salt.

I told him you only know when food has too much or too little salt from experience. He disagreed again. He said if you only had the same amount of salt you’d just be used to it. There would only be normal.

I told him he was missing the point. He said it’s just better when bad things don’t happen.

I said we were both right and that it was bedtime.

When I left his room I had that powerless parental feeling. I wished I could shield the boys from bad things their entire lives, but I know I can’t. Yin and yang and salt. I thought it was a good analogy.

Let’s look at some M.U.S.C.L.E. listings.

– This guy must be relisting this lot. I remember the California Raisins being thrown in. Am I the only one that thinks the Raisins hurt the listing?
It must me déjà vu week.
Seriously, déjà vu.
I would have gone with one picture of all 66 figures.
Isn’t this just a keshi figure?
This might be, currently, the best M.U.S.C.L.E. auction on eBay. Yikes.
No. I guess it’s this one. Still yikes.
I look at this and hear a rimshot in my head.
105 figures.
“Game is Missing Spinner.” Least of the problems.
“Note Poster in pic not included for reference only.” Dick move in my book.

Have you guys abandoned looking at BIN listings? I barely make a page before it feels like a total waste of time. Speaking of wasting time, after a short break, I thought I would bring back the damning of the torpedoes.


After weeks and weeks and weeks of not selling Racer #1 has decided the best strategy is to raise the price. Racer #2 continues to hold at $29.95 hoping to snag the dope that runs away from Racer #1. This is what too much salt looks like when you’re playing with M.U.S.C.L.E. figures.

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