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Monday, December 10, 2007

Slog for Sale

posted by on December 10 at 11:12 AM

In case you missed the announcement late Friday, we added a bonus item to the Strangercrombie auction: Slogging privileges for seven days in January. The current high bid is $405, and it’s likely either Mr. Poe or someone trying to make sure Mr. Poe doesn’t get his hands on Slog. All proceeds go to FareStart. Bid now, why don’t you? Strangercrombie 2007 ends on Friday at 5 pm.

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I stopped at $400. It isn't me.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 10, 2007 11:24 AM

It's interesting that a lot of these Strangercrombie things are basically people paying for the privilege of doing someone else's job (writing for the Stranger, booking a club, etc.). I'm not saying that's a bad thing at all, but it must be kind of cool to know that there are people out there willing to pay a lot of money to do your job.

Posted by Levislade | December 10, 2007 11:27 AM

Does this mean that everyone else's slogging privileges will be cut off for seven days in January?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 10, 2007 11:27 AM

No--the winner will join the usual writers.

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | December 10, 2007 11:33 AM

I also stopped at $400.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | December 10, 2007 11:36 AM

Isn't me. Sad to say. Inga won't let me spend that much money.

Posted by Big Sven | December 10, 2007 11:50 AM

Hope it's elenchos or Catalina or Will in Seattle or cressona. Jebus, don't let it be a troll.

Posted by Big Sven | December 10, 2007 11:54 AM

I'm a***d, I'm assuming Bellevue Ave is 1***m, so who the hell is n***i?

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 10, 2007 11:55 AM

Hey Amy Kate:

Can I sell my slogging privileges on the Strangercrombie black market?


Posted by Chicago Fan | December 10, 2007 11:56 AM

OOooohhh. I vote infrequent or Catalina. This is very exciting.

Posted by Amelia | December 10, 2007 12:04 PM

That sounds like a fine idea Chicago Fan!

Posted by Amelia | December 10, 2007 12:05 PM

the problem with that idea is that it undercuts the bid of the person on top already. why would someone bid $400 on a single item if there are 2 identical items for sale?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | December 10, 2007 12:28 PM

Oh god, please, let it not be Issur.

Posted by Sigourney Beaver | December 10, 2007 12:53 PM

$400 + bucks! Wow, I love The Slog, but that is WAY too rich for my blood...

Posted by Mike in MO | December 10, 2007 12:56 PM

I'll bet it's ecce homo. And it doesn't matter how many times you exhort the masses not to feed the trolls, there's always somebody who can't resist or didn't get the memo.

Posted by kid icarus | December 10, 2007 1:01 PM

Ahem. The Slogging rights at auction are the same rights all edit staffers and a few freelancers enjoy -- same rules apply. All Slog posts are subject to editing. So while we're auctioning off this item in good faith, we're not going to let some asshat hijack Slog. You don't have to like us -- it would be more interesting if someone that didn't got it the item -- but you can't blow in here and make Slog unreadable for a week by swamping it with idiotic posts or indictments of everyone on the masthead, etc.


Posted by Dan Savage | December 10, 2007 1:43 PM

You edit this thing?

Posted by DOUG. | December 10, 2007 1:56 PM

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