Thursday, December 29, 2005

Lakewood auction books on Ebay

At least someone's making money off Lakewood's cancelled auction:

Someone emailed me this from Ebay:


From the famous auctioneers who brought you the indian-hair shaitels, we now bring you our latest and greatest auction;

Attention modern orthodox fundraisers: Do you have a yeshiva that is trying to raise money? Well, if you are thinking of making a Chinese auction, we have a great opportunity for you. Due to an embarrassing mistake by an overzealous chairlady, 10,000 beautiful, glossy catalogues with pictures of the most ostentatious prizes you can imagine are available for sale. These are sure to be a big hit with your kind of people. Inside are countless over-the-top prizes that modern orthodox people will embrace. There are also many pictures of yeshiva students that can easily be edited to depict colored shirts and smaller yarmulkes that can pass for members of your yeshiva. For a small fee, we will remove the front cover and replace it with your logo (provided that it makes no mention of Torah uMada).

Christian, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Scientologist, Atheist and Agnostic charities also welcome to bid

Starting bid:
US $6.13
Time left:
6 days 23 hours7-day listing, Ends Jan-05-06 10:04:30 PST
Start time:
Dec-29-05 10:04:30 PST
0 bids

Seller information
fakewoodchumrahclub ( 0 )
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 1:37 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAYBE AHAVAT SHALOM dba BMG would buy it

2:02 PM  
Blogger joel rich said...

Will they accept "Bring wisdom to life" or "TO ENNOBLE AND ENABLE "


2:30 PM  
Anonymous Dov W said...

Is fakewoodchumrahclub affiliated with Yeshiva Orthodoxy?

You guys had this posted within half an hour of its posting on eBay...

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the same sure got this post up quickly ;-)

3:23 PM  
Blogger Yeshiva Orthodoxy said...

No. I mothballed my booklet for posterity.

Quite possibly the one who emailed it to me is the seller.

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the bigger issue here is that "yeshivah ortho..." doesnt even get that it's a joke.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'll support Y.O. on this one. the email has been making the rounds and i got it right after it was posted on ebay

3:45 PM  
Blogger Cock Admor said...

Personally, I think it's brilliant. Nothing like some clever satire to make a point.

Yeshiva - can you reveal who emailed it to you? Fakewoodchumraclub has come up with some great stuff and I am dying to know who it is. I always suspected it was one of the Marcus sons from Reishit Yerushalayim but that is just a hunch.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Yeshiva Orthodoxy said...

"Yeshiva - can you reveal who emailed it to you?"

Anything emailed to me I keep under strict confidence;-
people have kids to get them into schools, kollel checks to pick up, children to marry off...

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope that the "Ovewr-zealous chair lady doesnt get in trouble for using the internet access to post the listing. LOL

4:09 PM  
Blogger Y.W. Editor said...

Now THIS is funny!!

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Mendel Wannabe said...

nice piece.

11:12 PM  

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