Race Me in a Lobster Suit : Absurd Internet Ads and the Real Conversations that Followed Paperback / softback
by Kelly Mahon
We re living in a gig economy. But would you respond to an online ad seeking someone to search for escaped ants? Or take an offer for a free tattoo by someone who needs the practice?
How about a mattress for sale tainted by geriatric love or a workout plan that involves throwing Virginia hams? And if you hit reply, and the poster is sketchy about the details or offers to pay you with a gift card for clams, how long would you keep the conversation going?
When NYC copywriter Kelly Mahon started posting weird, fake gig ads as a creative outlet, she found that there was someone interested in every bizarre offer she came up with. And the subsequent awkward email threads were equally hilarious and bizarre.
Race Me In A Lobster Suit collects Mahon s funniest fabrications, plus the hysterical email conversations that followed as she ratcheted up the crazy.
While some respondants become suspicious, others seem willing to play along with the joke. And don t worry, everyone involved agreed to share their emails in the book, so there are no hard feelings. In a world where it seems like everyone s suspicious of everyone else, it s nice to know that there are still people who will at least consider helping a stranger reenact a recurring spider nightmare, or explain the principles of pig Latin to a baffled mother of three.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Quirk Books
- Publication Date: 19/03/2019
- Category: Humour
- ISBN: 9781683691044
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