Auctioning off the Olympics

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A few days ago CBC News posted a story about the auctioning off of Olympic goods, from backpacks to couches (can I get one of those marshmallow looking chairs from the mountain events that competitors got to sink into after their runs?) to snowmobiles.

So, if you are interested in a flat screen television that might have witnessed an Olympian triumph orgy, or perhaps a pool table that provided a welcoming orgy surface… the sale goes on seven days a week until mid-June. Just sayin’.

And if you cannot make it out to Le Canada, well there are some online options. As of today there is a hockey puck from the Canada-USA game available for $698.88 (Canadian).

On the lame end of things: you can purchase a $5 box of faux-snow. FAUX. SNOW.

I know.

You can also choose to bid on replica tickets and bibs. Why? I have no idea. I have no desire for a fake ticket to something that I did not attend. Some of them are signed, so that makes a little more sense… but still. Same deal with competition bibs.


If you want something still a bit sweaty there is a jacket that was worn and is now signed by John Furlong. The price is currently at $355.00.

Oh wait, you don’t know who John Furlong is? He’s a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee… very important in the world of Canadian sports, blah, blah. He did not compete. Auction fail.

You know what I would use as bookends? Two lime green speed skating tack markers.

Shut up. They would look great on my floating Ikea shelves. The price is currently $32.11 with 1 day and 3 hours left to bid. Ponderous.

There are also some speed skating armbands available, but I fail to see the decorative potential for them in my apartment.


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