Posts Tagged ‘Craigslist’

D.C. Man Searches For Bitcoin Miner In Exchange For Free Electricity

D.C. tech contractor Walter Augustine wants to cash in on some decentralized virtual currency.
Specifically, he wants to mine Bitcoins—which involves solving complex mathematical equations in order to create new bitcoins.  Only 21 million units of the currency can be created, and mining them requires special hardware and massive amounts of electricity to keep the machines running [...]

Virginian Will Trade Boxing Ring for Guns, Gold

Whenever anything has inflatable in its name—inflatable castle, inflatable slide, inflatable couch—it's better to rent than buy. Still, one Alexandria resident made the mistake of buying an inflatable boxing ring, and now it's for sale on Craigslist. It can be yours in exchange for $3,000...or perhaps something a little more permanent.
The ad starts out normally [...]

Throwing a Virgin-Sacrificing Party Is Hard

Earlier this month, a Craigslist ad tried to recruit virgins to pose as end-of-the-world party props. But throwing a virgin-sacrificing Mayan calendar bash isn't all fun. In fact, judging by emails from the party planner, it actually sounds like a lot of hard work.
First of all, beggars can't exactly be choosers. And if you're hiring "virgins" [...]

D.C. Virgins Wanted for Sacrifice Party

Weird Craigslist: normally all fun and games, bros broing bros and people trading sexual favors for hurricane supplies. But not anymore! Today's Craigslist brings the forboding news that someone in our metropolitan region is planning to throw a party, and they need some virgins to douse in fake blood.
The bash is being held on Dec. [...]

Wizards Fan Will Pay You to Go to a Game

The Wizards' dismal season, last night's win over the Miami Heat notwithstanding, has killed the ticket-resale market. It also means ticket-holders are getting innovative, with one seller offering seats for free as long as the Wizards lose. Today brings a new wrinkle to Wizards marketing on Craigslist: One ticketholder will actually pay you to attend [...]

Washington Bro Offers Syphilis-Free Beer-Pong Tables

Do you long for interminable debates about bounce shots, hand blocks, and "distractions?? Then a Columbia Heights-dwelling bro on Craigslist—one of many—has a deal for you. The hard-partying bro is offering a whopping three beer-pong tables for $30 each, and if you get multiple tables, he'll throw in a six pack to kick things off.
The [...]

Bro Roommates Ad Not a Violation of Housing Law

Yesterday's "renaissance bro" ad on Craigslist delighted and shocked the local Internet, even earning the pair a date offer. But it got me wondering: did the bros' insistence that women not apply ("I like to bed you, but not live with you") qualify as housing discrimination by gender?
The issue of Craigslist ads as gender [...]

Washington’s Top Bros Want a New Roommate

Update, 11/2: The Office of Human Rights says the ad is not a violation of discrimination laws.

A new ad seeking "a renaissance bro" for a Mount Vernon Square apartment has a lot going for it, but respect for personal boundaries isn't one of them. "My roommate and I are 29 years old...and can basically describe [...]

Area Man Offers Sexual Favors for Hurricane Supplies

Not that anyone was asking, but a 53-year-old Kensington man seems to be enjoying the opportunity Hurricane Sandy offers to trade his body for batteries.
In an ad last night on Craigslist, the poster offered oral sex ("10 minutes maximum") to any woman who came to his home, in exchange for 2 percent organic milk, unscented [...]

Man Rents Out iPhone 5 Cable in Exchange for Money, Coffee

This month's iPhone 5 release created a problem: Cords for the phone, which are different from previous Apple connection cables, are in short supply.
One poster on D.C.'s Craigslist sees a business opportunity therein: renting his cord to office workers who forgot theirs at home, in exchange for $15 an hour and coffee.
The unemployed poster got [...]

The Needle: Rickey Don’t Lose That Number Edition

Cocktails And Dreams: Official symbols are the stuff state and local governments are made of. Why else would jousting be the state sport of Maryland, the brook trout the state fish of Virginia, or the scarlet oak the (ahem) state tree of the District? Add to that list one new item; the Rickey, a limey [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Remember When This Was Called ‘Redskins Weather’?

Hate to stomp on the weather beat that others at City Desk are already covering with gusto. But I'll stick to forecasts, and stay away from the retrocasting favored by the boss.
So, Sunday in Landover at kickoff: 47 degrees, rainy, winds 13 miles an hour from the north and 100 percent cloud cover. That used [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Are Snyder’s Redskins Worth Only 17 Cents a Share Now, Too?

Above is an ad e-mailed out by the Redskins ticket office this week. As you read this, remember, for chuckles, that just a couple months ago Redskins executive Mitch Gershman was claiming in press releases that the team had a waiting list of "over 200,000."
Sure, the Skins waiting list has long been bogus. But this [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Jason Campbell Goes 1-for-7; Adam Dunn Goes 2-for-4

Jason Campbell was 1-7 on Saturday night. That stat'd be a cause for concern if a Nats cleanup hitter posted it at the plate. For a QB in a West Coast offense, it's death.
But, it's only preseason, the team won, he's only in the second year of Jim Zorn's offense, he's had several offensive coordinators [...]

Dancing in the Street to Support Iran

Major intersections downtown might be crowded today with people dancing to their iPods in large groups.  Why?  To show their solidarity for the Iranian elections, of course.  In all seriousness though, the Georgetown chapter of Project Nur is planning a series of flash mobs that will take place throughout the city as a way of [...]

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