One executive at Craig’s List is clearly not satisfied with leaving the classified revenue of the nation’s beleaguered alt-weeklies in the dust: now he wants to burst free of the earth altogether.
According to The San Jose Mercury News:
Craigslist Chief Executive Jim Buckmaster won an eBay auction over the weekend—at $1,225—for the chance to send a message into outer space. Florida’s Deep Space Communications Network—an audio and video production company—will transmit the postings at least one light year into space using its existing satellite broadcasting gear.
Here’s what the ad will say:
Missed Connection with Gentle Alien (M4M? M4F?)
You: Short, gray skinned, large brained alien being.
Me: Back roads motorist beamed up onto ship.
You had me at “We mean you no harm.” The gentle way in which you drew my blood, urine, and semen and probed my rectum made me fall for you right away. I was so sad when you deposited me back in my car and erased our time together from my memory. But how can I forget you? The subdermal tracking device you placed in my buttocks keeps beating. As does my heart.
Care for another encounter? Email me if you want to meet for coffee.
it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Craigslist to beam ads one light year into space [Silliconvalley.com, via I Want Media]