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Porsche Clarification (there is none) [Jan. 5th, 2005|10:57 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Stopping a rumor before it starts....

In 2001 I was testing something in our support system and I posted a fake support request:

If I sold livejournal.com on Ebay, could I buy a Porsche?

Did I spell Porsche correctly?

Would I have to give Ebay money? How's that work? I've never used Ebay.

I need a backrub.

I need to sleep.
For clarification: I am NOT going to buy a Porsche, nor did I already, etc, etc.

I did, however, buy a car like 3.5 months ago but it was not a Porsche, and it wasn't relying on or anticipating any acquisition money. In fact, the deal wasn't even close to done back then.

Cool? Cool.

From: duffey
2005-01-06 07:01 am (UTC)
There goes my dream of watching you hop in a Porsche, yell out "GOTCHA SUCKERS" and drive into the distance, leaving everyone behind wondering what's going on.
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[User Picture]From: perpetualmotion
2005-01-06 07:01 am (UTC)
Aw man don't feel like you have to justify some (obviously not serious) silliness from almost four years ago. If people can't see it was a joke, it's pretty sad :) People need to stop feeding the mass hysteria out of boredom...
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-01-06 07:04 am (UTC)
I was seeing it widely reported and misunderstood.
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[User Picture]From: perpetualmotion
2005-01-06 07:09 am (UTC)
It's surreal you have to do damage control even on things like that... Soon you'll be able to relax with a cocktail (with little umbrella) and enjoy not having to worry (too much) anymore.
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[User Picture]From: alachicky
2005-01-06 07:22 am (UTC)
I second that!
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[User Picture]From: ceejayoz
2005-01-06 07:10 am (UTC)
I'd imagine most of us were teasing. I certainly was... :-p
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[User Picture]From: graceadieu
2005-01-10 04:11 pm (UTC)


PHOOEY! I was looking forward to a photo of you giving Sherm a ride in a Porsche! Ok, I guess I can deal with you not getting a Porsche, but I hope Dina still gets her Puppy. And what are you buying Frank? :D
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2005-01-06 07:03 am (UTC)
People were actually believing that?
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[User Picture]From: rahaeli
2005-01-06 07:07 am (UTC)
But I bet you still need the backrub and the sleep.
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2005-01-06 07:08 am (UTC)
On a somewhat related note, you should totally eBay your house. The eFame factor could greatly inflate the selling price. ;)
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[User Picture]From: taral
2005-01-06 07:27 am (UTC)
Hear, hear. iawtc. :)
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[User Picture]From: tsutton
2005-01-06 07:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, he should do it and get the profit to buy a Porsche! ;)
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[User Picture]From: killhamster
2005-01-06 07:20 am (UTC)

you should buy a porsche. i would.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2005-01-06 07:29 am (UTC)
You should ebay the concept of you getting a porsche for selling livejournal. You might be able to buy a Subaru off the proceeds.

What kind of car DID you get?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-01-06 07:34 am (UTC)
An Audi.
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[User Picture]From: athlongeek
2005-01-06 08:36 am (UTC)
I would take an Audi over a Porsche most days anyways. Porsches are for 60 year old men who want to meet 25 year old women.
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[User Picture]From: scosol
2005-01-06 09:24 pm (UTC)
clearly youve never actually *driven* a porsche have you-
or- you dont like driving and likely enjoy automatic transmissions? :)

and yes- that's exactly what i plan on doing when im 60 :P
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2005-01-07 02:17 am (UTC)
It's worth noting that the high-finisher Porsche in the last One Lap didn't carry any tools on the trip, snottily proclaimed, "We don't need tools, it's a Porsche," and were right.
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2005-01-07 02:16 am (UTC)
The upside of an Audi in that situation is that the front half of the model doesn't need to be hanging out a window.
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[User Picture]From: dpb
2005-01-06 05:03 pm (UTC)
Oh come on! I need more details than just an audi...I love audis!
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[User Picture]From: geisha_doll
2005-01-06 07:59 am (UTC)
Oh quit lying. -grins- I know that Audi is just a cover up for the James Bond getaway car you bought yourself just in case this merger ended up with riots and complete anarchy in the blogging world....

Come on......admit it!
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[User Picture]From: penguinfairy
2005-01-06 08:08 am (UTC)
I can't wait til this all blows over, and users start complaining about normal, angsty things.
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[User Picture]From: noogz
2005-01-06 08:21 am (UTC)
oh but that was such a funny post!

anyways... it's a good thing you didn't by a porsche -- i hear they don't like hills... er go they wouldn't like SF. ;)
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[User Picture]From: robflynn
2005-01-06 04:37 pm (UTC)
Wow. People would actually go through the trouble to think that way?
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[User Picture]From: nolegs
2005-01-06 05:31 pm (UTC)
Buy a hot air balloon. Or an Aquada. Or both and tie them together.
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[User Picture]From: ydna
2005-01-06 06:28 pm (UTC)
That was a joke. Wow. I am soooo gullible.

Sarcasm aside, I'm surprised people still see the Porsche as a significant (high) status symbol.
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