Thursday, June 28, 2007

Are you a Professional Brit?

Are you British? Do you wear a bowler hat and take an umbrella to work? Well you don't have to even own those items to bid on this auction.

Seller Mwzd is auctioning off the domain name British.Pro. The auction description states:




True, it could be used for these things, but I wonder if it would be useful at all if you were based in Soho? Bid here if you fancy your chances. :)<

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Life Sized Figures

I found this life sized figure of a Warhammer Orc. Can you imagine just trying to get to sleep with that in your room? It made me wonder what other life sized figures are out there. Here are a couple.

If the orc freaks you out too much how about everyone's favourite terminator Arnie. This shiny head is from a cast that was taken of his head for the movie Batman and Robin. It is so detailed that individual pores are visible.

Or if you prefer the feminine touch about good old Lara Croft. The reason for here sale is:

I have now found another extremely attractive and beautiful young lady to replace Lara I feel the time has come to create a little more space!
Just slightly worrying in the description, under the condition section. It says "used." Poor Lara.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Become a Scottish Laird

Are you satisfied with plain old Mr or Mrs in front of your name? If you are then why not buy some land in Scotland? This could grant you the right to be called a Laird (or Lady). For only £19.99 in a Buy-it-now style listing, seller Highland_titles is offering you the chance to become a titled person. If you are thinking this sounds just too good to be true, well, the catch is this: the land is only 1ft square.

On the plus side owning even a small amount of land gives you the title Laird Smith (or whatever) of Lochaber, and grants you sporting rights. So what are you waiting for? Grab your kilt and bid here.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Feeling Batty? - Get a Batman Costume

Ever since I was a small child I have had a fascination with Batman. He was much cooler than Superman, and I happened to get a Batman costume one Christmas. It still hangs in my wardrobe but is unfortunately way too small.

Coming across these costume auctions below awakened old crime fighting ideas. Seller Goth100 is hanging up his cape and cowl.

The cape is made totally from valour. Goth100 even gives tips on what special product to get the close fitting cowl on, and what a superhero should use to guard against an overly sweaty costume. It's very popular having reached £700 already so if you want it bid here.

Not just as popular is a second Batman full reproduction costume which seems more modelled on the Michael Keaton movie. Maybe it's the camera flash but it seems to have an unfeasibly large codpiece.

If you fancy the cheaper one go here. You will look quite the part when The Dark Knight, the sequel to the excellent Batman Begins is released next year.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

50 year old Pine Bros Cough Drops

Mike Davidson asks his readers Is it ok to eat 50 year old cough drops. He won an auction for the medicinal sweets and then wondered if they could do him harm. Imagine buying cough drops that could possibly have the reverse effect, and give you a sore throat or tummy ache.

This is unlikely though as as one of his commenters who recently tested the toxicity/endurance levels of glycerol in some cough-suppressing syrups thought that
...there's not much chemical difference from the 50 year-old box to one you would buy at the drug store today.
The auction was for an unopened box of Pine Brothers cough drops from the 1950s or 60s. If you are feeling a little hoarse you may want to bid for your own cough drops. although I'd stick to a new packet from the chemist myself.