Saturday, March 29, 2014

Man Busted For Craigslist Sex Barter Offer

MARCH 13--Meet Stan Syring.
In need of a 16-foot trailer for a flat-bottom boat, the Iowa man went on Craigslist and posted an ad proposing a barter deal in the site’s “For Sale/Wanted” section.
What Syring allegedly offered in exchange for the trailer resulted in his arrest this week, according to police.
The Craigslist post by Syring, a married, 37-year-old father, noted that the boat trailer was needed “asap,” and that the poster “will trade for sex if need be.”
After Marion Police Department officers learned of the online ad, they exchanged e-mails with the Craigslist poster discussing whether the offered act would be oral or anal sex. The parties agreed that detail would be settled when they met in person, according to police.
During a subsequent meeting with a male undercover officer, Syring “offered his services as a partner in a sex act in exchange for a boat trailer,” according to a District Court criminal complaint.
Investigators allege that Syring also agreed to give the cop $25 (in addition to the sex act, which is not further described in court papers). A used 16-foot boat trailer typically sells for several hundred dollars.  
Syring was subsequently arrested and charged with prostitution. He was booked Monday into the Linn County jail on the misdemeanor count, and was released from custody the following day. (1 page)       

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Malaysian Flight 370 Plane For Sale On Craigslist, Only $70

Malaysia Airlines 777 pops up on Craigslist, and for just $70

Although it's clearly a gag, it might be worth putting together 70 bucks to try to buy this, just in case we live in a computer simulation that's just been infected with a crazy virus.
When converted from Vietnamese dong, the most sought after plane in the world is advertised on Craigslist for $70.
(Credit: Craigslist / Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET)
Leave it to the Internet to yet again capitalize on a mysterious tragedy for the sake of a scam, a punchline, or both. Reporting on the bizarre disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has bounced all over the place over the course of the past several days, with theories on the fate of the Boeing 777 airliner ranging from a hijacking or terrorism to pilot error and an even wider range of conspiratorial hypotheses.
Fortunately, Crave has tracked down the plane. It's currently for sale on the VietnamCraigslist for $15 million.
Actually, it should go without saying that the "Slightly used Boeing 777-300" offered with "not much fuel" and including "all the snacks in the plane" is just a rather insensitive joke. If you don't think that's immediately obvious, I'd also point out that the poster didn't seem to realize that there's a difference between US dollars and Vietnam's currency, the Dong. The listing headline asks for just 1.5 million dong for the plane. That's about $70.
Then again, maybe it would be worth putting together 70 bucks for the one in a billion chance that it gets us the most sought-after plane in the world. After all, there's a chance we're all just part of a computer simulation anyway, and what if that simulation has a serious bug in it centered somewhere in southeast Asia?
Alas, a phone number is omitted from the ad.
But it does highlight the rather ridiculous media treatment this story has been getting, with mainstream outlets jumping all over each and every thin hypothesis put forward by supposed experts or officials, only to be rebuked time and again.
This is what happens with a big story that keeps rotating through the 24-hour news cycle within a near total fact vacuum.
I've heard normally reputable journalists discussing the possibility that the plane landedseveral days ago, without addressing the clear lack of contact that the hundreds of passengers on board have had with the wider world for the past week, or how an isolated island big enough for a 777 to land on it has been missed amid all the search efforts.
As the old saying goes, if you'll believe that story, I've got a Boeing 777 in Vietnam I can sell you.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Craigslist In The News Again

Craigslist Murder Suspect Says She Killed 22 Others, Christine Baker/AP Photo
A Pennsylvania woman charged along with her newlywed husband in the murder of a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 others across the country, claims police said they are investigating.
In an interview with The Daily Item in Sunbury, 19-year-old Miranda Barbour said she wants to plead guilty to killing Troy LaFerrara in November. She also said in the interview that she has killed at least 22 other people from Alaska to North Carolina in the last six years as part of her involvement in a satanic cult.
"I feel it is time to get all of this out. I don't care if people believe me. I just want to get it out," Barbour told the newspaper for a story published Saturday night (
Sunbury police Chief Steve Mazzeo told the newspaper that investigators have been in contact with the FBI and law enforcement in several other states.
"From information we gathered and from information gathered from her interview we are seriously concerned and have been in contact with the proper authorities," Mazzeo said.
Lawyers for the couple did not immediately return messages from The Associated Press left at their offices Saturday night. Mazzeo and an FBI spokeswoman in Philadelphia did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment Sunday.
Attorneys for Barbour and her husband, 22-year-old Elytte Barbour, have both sought psychiatric evaluations for their clients.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for both defendants in LaFerrara's killing. Authorities said Miranda Barbour, a petite woman with long brown hair, told investigators she met the 6-foot-2, 278-pound victim after he responded to her Craigslist ad offering companionship for money.
Police allege in court papers that Elytte Barbour told investigators they committed the crime because they wanted to kill someone together. The couple, who were married in North Carolina and moved to Pennsylvania about three weeks before the crime, told police Miranda Barbour stabbed LaFerrara in the front seat of her car while her husband held a cord around his neck.
Miranda Barbour said in the interview that she doesn't want to get out of jail and that she would kill again if she were released. She said she had no remorse and only killed "bad people."
Miranda Barbour offered little detail on the murders she claimed to have participated in in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California. She claims she joined a satanic cult in Alaska when she was 13 before moving to North Carolina. Online records for the woman that the newspaper identified as Barbour's mother show her as having lived in both Alaska and North Carolina.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The most sexist "strictly platonic" craigslist ad ever. 
Posted: 2013-03-05, 5:00PM PST

To my Fellow C-listers - m4w - 28 (Hacienda Heights)

Are you looking for a friend? Are you looking for an experience? Are you looking for something 
that isn't a damn bot?

Well congratulations friend, because you found me!

What's that you say? Everyone on Craigslist wants to be your friend?

Hey, shut up for a second because that's not true. Most guys on Craigslist want their dick to be 
friends with your pussy and that's about it. While this guy right here absolutely adores sex you 
will have little if any problems with pressure from me. For one: This is strictly platonic so that
 shouldn't even be a worry for you. Two: I have recently been dumped. It was bad too. I won't
 go into the details, but the short-version is I am not looking for any kind of intimate relationship
 and I can guarantee you won't be getting anything out of my pants unless it's a dollar for the 
vending machine. Speaking of a dollar! The other reason you won't need to worry about me 
trying to take you out is because I'm broke as fuck. I ain't got no job, my car is in desperate 
need of repairs, and I got enough change in my pocket to buy a snack from the vending....oh
 wait, no I don't; I gave you that dollar.

What's that you say? Well if you're broke... what's in it for me?

Well, you see, you get:
-Intellectual conversation
-Laughter (especially if you're fan of Simpson's wit)
-A freindzone friendly "listen-to-your-bitching-all-day" ear
-Insight and advice (if requested) complete nodding and silence (if not)
-Fucking Awesome! (Free) Adventures!
-A guy who is honest about looking at your cleavage, not because he's a pervert, but because
 you're beautiful!
-And don't forget about that dollar!

You've made it halfway! Check point like a motherfucker! So I've spent the first half going 
through what's wrong with me. What's right with me?!

I'm fucking awesome! Not only do I have an amazing creative repertoire! I'm smart as fuck! 
I use words like repertoire! However, I don't have to be all in your face about it! I will humble 
the shit out of myself, because I'm not here to make you feel inferior, I'm here to compliment 
you. That's what good friends do! See? Creative, smart, humble, and kind! Being broke don't 
seem like such a death sentence now, does it? You want to talk about some righteous political 
debauchery battle? You want to joke about the good ol' days? You want to tell me about that 
awesome squirrel you saw?! All of that sounds awesome! I can't wait to talk about any and 
(hopefully) all of that with you. Tired of talking?! Ready for action!? Let's get off our asses 
and go for a hike! I know this awesome park! You don't want to hike because that takes 
walking? Well, why the fuck didn't you say so? I have this comfy ass couch in front of this 
nice TV that will make movies, cartoons, dramas, documentaries, news, and/or snow appear!

So that's me, what about you?

Well you see, I asked if you wanted a friend. That means, by default it doesn't matter 
what/who/when/why/how you are! If you want a friend, all you have to do is hit that fancy
 little reply button and shoot me one of them new-fangled electronic mails. With that being said,
 I am no different from any human in the world and I do have tastes and preferences, so while
 I am not looking for any of these traits in any particular person if you do have the following, 
we may just connect that quicker. My hobbies include playing videogames. I adore girls who 
play games (as opposed to girl gamers, who I don't adore), writing, watching anime
 (and studying Japanese culture in general), creating (games, ideas, and scenarios), I love the 

Simpsons and I love to quote them even more. I love to joke around wittingly. I love to act, 
I love to project, I love to be seen. I love fast music (nightcore, happy hardcore, and 8-bit mash).
 I love people who can draw, write, or bounce brainstorming ideas. I love zombies!!!

So I've read it all, what now?

Now, it's up to you. Do we become friends? Or do you just pass me up and never meet with me?
 Do I become just another of those billions of people you'll never meet or do I get a special place 
of friendship with you? I'm curious to see which path you'll take. Also, congratulations if you
 read it all the way through, I love people who pay attention to me and people who can read,
 so that's a double bonus for you.

Whoa Whoa Whoa buddy. This is a repost. I read it yesterday.

And it's still awesome isn't it!? Look, I'm gonna level with you, most posts on Craigslist are three
 to five lines of "Hey, give me pic." Then you write a few emails and bam! Never talk again!
 That's fucking lame! Not me! I've decided that I'm gonna make a game out of this ad! From 
today on I will post this ad again sometime past noon for the rest of the week. (monday-sunday)
 There will be different titles, ages, and locations every week to make it tougher to find, but if you
 do find it, message me and I'll give you a friendship token! The person who responds to me with 
the most friendship tokens at the end of the week wins an awesome prize that I haven't decided
 on yet!
  • Location: Hacienda Heights
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Posting ID: 3661672848
Posted: 2013-03-05, 5:00PM PST
Edited: 2013-03-05, 5:00PM PST

Thursday, February 21, 2013

This Map of the United States of America Shows Where the Most Craigslist Missed Connections Happen in Each State

This Map of the United States of America Shows Where the Most Craigslist Missed Connections Happen in Each State

The map of the United States doesn't just show state lines. Sometimes it reveals Google autocomplete stereotypes. Other times it proves that we're not that divided. This map might be the best though. It shows each state's most popular locations for Craigslist Missed Connections. Meaning these are each state's best spot to see somebody you think is pretty cute. It's wonderful.
Dorothy Gambrell made this map for Psychology Today and it reveals some rather enlightening facts (or confirms assumptions we had) of each state. Like it totally makes sense that New York has the most Craigslist Missed connections in the subway. Same for Hawaii and the beach. It also maybe kind of makes sense that California has an obsession with fitness. But man oh man, some of these other popular spots for missed connections are HILARIOUS.
The most popular place to spot potential love in Texas, New Mexico, Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida? Wal-Mart. That's incredible. Check out the full map below:
This Map of the United States of America Shows Where the Most Craigslist Missed Connections Happen in Each StateLet's just camp out at Wal-Mart. [Psychology Today via BuzzFeed]

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fixxer's Pick: Job Opening (Vatican City) - Pope

Leader of international religion (Vatican City)

Job title

Bishop of Rome / Successor of Saint Peter / Holy See / Pontifex / "The Pope"


After the recent resignation of Pope Benedict XVI after almost 7 years of service, the Catholic Church is again looking for a Pope to control the Holy Masses. Please note that this position is highly competitive, with applications expected from superstars including Beyonce, and so not all applicants will receive acknowledgement of their application.


Expected duties and activities of the candidate (if selected) include:

  • Waving hands to large crowds of people

  • Conducting Mass (a form of religious ceremony - experience highly regarded)

  • Waving incense at functions and events

  • Sitting in (comfortable) chairs for long periods of time

  • Rule on key religious decisions for the Catholic Church

  • Engage with key media organisations, authors (e.g. Dan Brown) and other stakeholders to discuss the role of the Vatican and Catholic Church

  • Tweet from the official account @pontifex

Skills, experience & competencies

The candidate should be able to display the following key skills:

  • Ability to disregard any scientific or other breakthroughs that would throw doubt into the religion

  • Selective memory of events that 'may have occurred' involving staff members of the Vatican and Catholic Church

  • Strong skills in denial in a range of topic areas including condom effectiveness

  • A highly homophobic attitude

  • Excellent skills in making up content on the spot that seems 'deep and meaningful'

  • Knowledge of the Catholic Church, its teachings and history is desirable but not required

  • Abstinence from all sexual activity

Please note computer skills (other than Twitter) will not be required.

The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Vatican City, a lovely location centrally located within Rome and a very popular tourist destination. A relocation allowance will be supplied to the candidate.

Relationships and accountability

The Pope is accountable only to the Holy Father, who the candidate will report directly to. Please note that the Holy Father is unable to assist in the selection process.

The candidate will need to be accessible 24/7 and be dedicated to the job, which is not confined to (mortal/standard) working hours.

Salary & Compensation

The successful candidate will receive a competitive compensation package, including 7 star residence, access to the Papal helicopter, staff members / assistants as required.

Application process

To apply, please see the detailed Wikipedia article on the Papal conclave.
  • Location: Vatican City
  • Compensation: As negotiated with successful applicant. Highly competitive.
  • This is at a non-profit organization.
  • OK to highlight this job opening for persons with disabilities
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
Original ad link:

Friday, February 15, 2013

The 5 Most Awesome Craigslist Apartment Listings of All Time


The 5 Most Awesome Craigslist Apartment Listings of All Time

posted6 hours agoby 
I think we can all agree that moving sucks. Next to parallel parking a Hummer with Russel Brand in the front seat making quippy British jokes, getting all your stuff from one place to another place is by far the most stressful thing in the world.
The worst part of moving is finding a new roommate. Sure, you might go out for coffee once with your potential new roomie to see if you guys bond but lets be honest, what can you really find out about someone over a cup of overpriced Starbucks coffee? You might leave thinking "cool! I finally found a great roommie" but chances are that a month into this rooming experiment you will be yelling something like "I CAN'T EFFING TAKE COLDPLAY ANYMORE! HOW MANY EFFING TIMES CAN SOMEONE LISTEN TO 'VIVA LA VIDA'?!?!"
So if you are looking to move in somewhere new, we got your back. Here are the 5 most awesome apartment ads on Craigslist:
1. Awesome Music Video Posting
Jonathan Mann is a 30-year-old musician living in Brooklyn who posts a new song everyday to his Youtube account. He has over 1,490 videos including this gem where he tries to get you to move in with him. His craigslist ad gives you all the info you need.

2. This Bad-Ass is Looking to Live in San Fran-Mothatruckin-Sisco
Need a roommate? How about this guy:
Konichiwa bitches. Are you looking for the most kick-ass fucking roommate that ever lived? If so, look no further. You fucking found him. I'm a 25-year-old professional marketing agent with experience at bad-ass companies in New York Fucking City.
Like Music? COVERED!
Sometimes I play guitar. Are you going to love getting baked and listening to Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd? LIVE? WHENEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT? Of course you are! I'll take requests and learn any song you like, because I have the voice of an angel and the acoustical stylings of James Fucking Taylor. AWWWWWW SHIT YEA!
Like to Read? COVERED!
I also read a lot. I fucking LOVE books. Vonnegut, Palahniuk, Hawthorne. All that shit. I read Tuesdays with Morrie the other day. It's a sad story, but I learned something about life, love, knowledge and the pursuit of something greater than myself. Fucking smart.
Hate racism? COVERED!
A lot of people ask me, "Hey, you're from Alabama. Are you racist?" And, the answer to that question is, no. I'm not racist or judgmental at all. I love everyone. I'm a secular humanist. I FUCKING LOVE PEOPLE.
Snatch that guy up before it is too late!

3. What's that?!?!? a $500 room on Craigslist?!?!

Your friends would be so into this, share it!

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4. Ladies?!?!

5. Storage Like You Neva Even SEEN Before
This was posted in LA Craigslist a few months ago:
So you were going through Craigslist today and were like "Man, I really like sleeping and shit, but I don't want to start giving plasma to pay rent and prostitution is so competitive, how am I ever gonna get my own place???!"
We got your back: check out this kickass single. This bad boy has freaking storage like you ain't neva seen before, a freaking MASSIVE kitchen (and that stove and refrigerator? yeah, they're included, yo) with a GARBAGE DISPOSAL (so you don't have to dig out shit with your hands cause that's straight up rank). Hardwood floors so you can pour an entire jarof Nutella on 'em and roll around like a diabetic Scrooge McDuck, a big ol' bathroom with tile, a BUILT-IN a/c cause it is hotter than Satan's balls right now, and free street parking!
Call 323-***-**** to see this mother.
It's right by the Metro and some weirdass Mexican place with good food.
There you have it, 5 worth Craigslist roommates sure to provide you with a happysafe place to lay your head. At least until one of you calls the cops.