Here’s an ad from Craigslist. See if you can guess what it’s for. Can’t quite get it? No, it’s not someone looking for a cure for his ADD, and it’s not a selection from his thesis on War and Peace. Maybe he’s selling stolen vowels from Wheel of Fortune?
No, this is an ad for a pair of cams from a Mitsubishi Evo. But for some reason, this seller figured he’d stand a better chance of wringing the $150 asking price out of somebody by using a 2,687 -word grand mal spam attack in the ad- not caring that it just pisses off people searching for unrelated items and getting this ad because it contains every word in the English language.
The block of fully-justified text is so long that his blurry pics are relegated to below the fold, eliminating any impact they may have had. By the time you’re finished scrolling through the text you might have even forgotten what it was you were looking at, so at least they’re there to remind you. Oh, and the seller notes that he’s not open to responses to the ad via text messages. Irony Man facepalms over that.
It’s about time that Craigslist started charging by the word.