Friday, December 02, 2005


Craigslist is a region specific online community. Their world HQ is near our house.

We've watched the list expand over the years to include more US cities and Europe/Asia. It's good to know this resource is available where ever we go.

We've been using Craigslist for years to sell or giveaway items we no longer use. My partner looks at San Francisco real-estate, and I look for Mini parts (No, not 'Lost and Found'. It is made in Britain, but parts aren't falling off yet).

On craigslist we can restrict our search to just our neighborhood. Try that on eBay! This is great if you need an armchair and don't have a truck to move it.

So it was with great interest that we went to see 24 Hours On Craigslist at the Red Vic on Haight Street. The producers interview Bay Area people who replied to a List posting asking for participants.
Now, CL is not squeaky clean. There are forums for fetishes and personal services. Some people are selling futons, while others are looking to meet that special someone with that special physical attribute. One woman had six baby carriages for sale because she'd kept trying to buy the perfect one. An unemployed middle-aged man living with his mother posted an ad for a 275lb girlfriend. This documentary begs you to judge these people. We found them likable!

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