Earlier today I clicked on a link on ebay for Obama's Half Eaten Sausage and Waffle he dined on at the Glider Diner in Scranton,PA.
UPDATE: My apologies, the link doesn't work and the auction has been canceled. I happen to have the window still open and still have access to all the content, so for the super curious and proof this is real...here is the sellers store: dixpea amc nash rambler parts (hmm auto parts and Obama's Grand Slam Breakfast)
The auction was taken down due to all the press and attention it was getting.
So the item description started out like this:
THIS IS BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S BREAKFAST FROM THIS MORNING, 4-21-08 AT THE GLIDER DINER IN SCRANTON, PA. WINNER GETS HIS USED DINER PLATE WITH HIS USED SILVERWARE AND UN EATEN PORTION OF HIS WAFFLE & SAUSAGE LINK. IT WAS WRAPPED WITH SARAN WRAP IMMEDIATELY AFTER HIS DEPARTURE AND IS NOW IN THE FREEZER AWAITING THE LUCKY WINNERS BID!!! THIS IS 100% AUTHENTIC AS YOU CAN SEE HE WAS AT THE DINER BY THE PICTURE AND IT WAS ON ALL LOCAL NEWS STATIONS. THIS PLATE WAS WRAPPED BY THE WAITRESS THAT SERVED HIM. GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC, HIS DNA IS ON THE SILVERWARE. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT!!!! HAHA
On Apr-22-08 at 06:04:31 PDT, seller added the following information:
PLEASE NOTE THE GLIDER DINER DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS AUCTION AS THE "PLATE" WAS GIVEN TO A LOYAL CUSTOMER. THE OWNER OF THE DINER IS REQUESTING THAT THIS AUCTION BE ENDED AT THE SELLERS DISCRETION.
So a few hours later, it ended like this:
On Apr-22-08 at 11:11:47 PDT, seller added the following information:
**ATTENTION** DUE TO THE EXTREME PUBLICITY THIS HAS GAINED, WE HAVE DECIDED THAT THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, NOT JUST HILLARY OR OBAMA. MOST LIKELY A 50/50 SPLIT... IF YOU HAVE BID AND DO NOT LIKE THE SOUNDS OF THIS UPDATE, PLEASE RETRACT YOUR BID!!! THANKYOU!!
And then this...:
On Apr-22-08 at 11:37:56 PDT, seller added the following information:
****One more UPDATE!!!!**** In NO WAY does the use of Barak Obama's middle name designate being prejudice. It is his middle name and was being used for descriptive comments only. The DNA comment may have not been used in the best content either, I apologize if either of these 2 things offend anyone, especially his campaign, they shouldn't. THANKS AGAIN!!
**EXTRA BONUS: NEW FAVORITE SONG! BARACK OBAMA by Coco Tea.
I woke up with this stuck in my head today. Trust me, it's catchy. (hat tip to astral66 for the original find/post here on DKos)
UPDATE: I am sharing this story as a break in the intense news cycle that's giving me a headache today. For all the "lowest common denominator" comments I make about the news media...I'm not a journalist or pretend to be one. I thought this was worth sharing at least - I think it's silly/funny. Thanks for clicking!