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.
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.
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.
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.