The listing for Pope Benedict’s XVI Volkswagen Golf aka the Popemobile, a car which once belonged to Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, (now Pope Benedict XVI), went unsold on ebay.uk when it failed to meet the reserve price.
The charity listing, to benefit Habitat for Humanity, ended with 12 private bidders (perhaps apostles of ebaY, Paypal, the casino or church?) boosting the bid to only £7,300.00 or around 9,494.90 USD.
That’s quite a ways from the €188,938.88 (around $250,000 USD) which online casino GoldenPalace.com appears to have paid for it.
I think that was the same outfit famous for the Beavis on Toast, err… no wait maybe that was Jesus on toast auction? It’s easy to get them mixed up, especially in the context of ebay PR stunts.
I’m not sure why but these sorts of things always evoke an indescribable mood or state of mind with me. (between the laughter) I was instantly reminded of some song lyrics. Sing it with me people, with four part harmony, and feeling…
…I went down to the sacred store
Where I’d heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn’t play
And in the streets the children screamed
The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken
And the three men I admire most-
the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost-
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died
And they were singing…
As (self proclaimed) Grand High Epopt of the ebaY Boycott, I declare ebaY dead.
If only you knew what I know…
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