Madoff's undies sells for $200

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  1. smile72
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    http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/offbeat/123190523.html

    "Thousands of buyers vied for items that once belonged to convicted swindler Bernard Madoff, with 14 pairs of underwear going for $200 and a photograph of a naked rear end selling for $4,600."

    That's so gross he's not even that hot.
     
  2. GreatZimkogway

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    ...Why did they buy his underwear? Why were they SELLING his underwear? Why were people buying stuff that a swindler owned? I can't wrap my head around this.
     
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    They were auctioning it off to give the funds back to the people who's money was swindled.
     
  4. SamAsh07

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    Seeing how people believed in the stupid harold camping, I'm not surprised by this.
     
  5. BlueStar

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    Presumably they got them cheap from them being fire damaged
     
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    WHAT THE FUCK?! Who would have a fetish with this pyramid-scheming bastard?
     
  7. Blaze163

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    More the nature of our fame obsessed culture, I think. This guy was in the news for whatever reason ( I didn't track the matter personally) and therefore being in any way linked with him would make you famous too, or so people believe. Trouble is that being famous these days is such a joke that the word has lost all meaning and value. Example, I've actually saved quite a few lives on my travels, everything from using emergency first aid to help people to saving a kid from the river. I'm not famous, even though by any logic those actions should have made me so. I was in the local newspaper but that's about it. If I'd gone on Big Brother and shoved a bottle into any puckered body cavity I'd be a living legend. I don't mind, I do what I do because it has to be done, not for rewards. But it makes me think.

    And that's why people are willing to buy used underpants in auctions, an act which would baffle any sensible culture but seems pretty standard around here.