Ok, so after my 24-sided-die-purple man post, I was really tempted to write an Ode to Craig Newmark, creator of utterly essential and now hella international craigslist.org as well as the helpful Craigslist Foundation. This is the man that could have sold out but didn’t. Could have ruined a perfectly simple site design but didn’t. Could have blocked an interesting movie from getting made, but didn’t.
As for the site? I think Internet Lovers agree, Craigslist’s ‘best of’ section continually delivers the Internet goods. For inst, if you have not LOL’d at your desk at the ‘Poop on there’ post (Oh, here, you poor dumb bastard) you either don’t have a desk, don’t have a computer, or have no friends to send it to you. Or you’re that guy. In which case, way to take one for the team! Good job, buddy. But I digress: Craigslist is awesome, and beyond that, necessary. Jobs, concert tickets, hook-ups with the lonely, gender diverse and married–craigslist has it all. If you’re bored and alone on a Saturday night, you can read romantic ‘Missed Connections,’ or look at penis pics under ‘Casual Encounters.’ Actually, why choose?
Certainly its creator is worthy of High Tech Industry Internet Praise! And he has had it, aplenty.
As Craig is my neighbor, however, the ode I wanted to write was more personal in nature: when you walked by our garage sale the other day? And my friend told you we couldn’t sell our stuff on your site? Thanks for not being a dick about it. We did pretty well on the street though.
Mind. Totally. Blown. I was actually so dazzled by the gay header image that I couldn’t even look further down the page. Does his face endorse this as a real product, then? Should I go buy one, stat? Internet: I think I need a time-out. It’s been a full day, and we’ve come full circle.
Like a mischevious genie, I leave you with these wishes:
1. Wish you had a reason to move to Pittsburgh?
2. Wish you had a gift for purple man, from the alt.universe wherein you meet him for a date? Try this.
3. Wish you could see Craig in a beret? Robert Holmgren is a helluva photog!