Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nobody Knows If You're a Comedian on the Internet

Allendale area woman who posted eBay ad, trying to sell 2-year-old, says it was a joke. (Grand Rapids Press, 5/17/2011)

Excerpt: A 19-year-old who advertised her 2-year-old cousin for sale on eBay said the posting was nothing but a joke and she was surprised to find police took it seriously.

"Basically, all I was trying to do was see how eBay worked," said Autumn Braden, who has attended Grand Valley State University but is not a current student, school officials said. "I had a picture of (my cousin), so I just put it up there. It wasn't meant to be taken seriously.

Cue eyerolls, snorts of disbelief.

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