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Old 01-21-2003, 05:12 PM   #1
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An Obviously Fake eBay Item!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3201760629

LOL...a supposed drawing by Matt Groening, taking place on 9/11. But take note...not only does it look *nothing* like Groening's writing style, not only is it spelled "Simpons," not only is it dated 9/11/*2002*, but the current top bidder is "thisisobviouslyfake."

Good for a chuckle!

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Oh and in case this gets taken down before you can look at it, here's the text description:

Matt ‘The Simpsons’ Groening’s autographs are very rare in the world of collecting! Even more rare are original sketches by ‘The Groenster’ as fans refer to him! So, imagine the look on my face when I was handed this piece of Original Artwork which is dated 9/11/02 - yes, the day when the Twin Towers of the World trade Centre came tragically crashing down.

The person who gave me this sketch at a collector's meet, for the purpose of selling on Ebay, told me that ‘Matt Groening drew this feverishly on 9/11 as he watched the planes thump over and over again into the concrete face of the WTC.

Tears rolling down his waxy, bearded face, he reached for his worn-down graphite pencil and began to draw. All the anxiety and sorrow he felt came pouring out of him in the two minutes it took him to draw this sketch. The smudges on the drawing are said to be caused by his tears.

Matt’s drawing style isn’t quite like the ‘house’ style employed by ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Futurama’, as you will notice from details like Bart’s extended overbite. If it ain’t got two arms and a big overbite, then it ain't Matt Groening!’

The origin of this picture is indeed dubious, but I choose to believe that story. This guy knew his stuff. He then proceeded to add that he thought this picture was the 'Best. Picture. Ever.', effortly paraphrasing my favorite Simpsons character, Comic Book Guy!


The drawing features favorite characters such as Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie Simpson! A very special must have for any Simpsons fan.

Good Luck and happy bidding! Winner pays P+P.

UPDATE: I have since been informed that the Twin Towers collapsed in 2001, not 2002.

LOL!

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Old 01-21-2003, 05:20 PM   #3
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omg:

Current bid GBP 1,000,099.00 (approx. US $1,608,459.19 ).
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What a schmuck!!!
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I can't believe this

is this for real?

are people actually bidding on this?

no?

*goes to bid*
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Watch tomorrow there will be a drawing by Al Hirschfeld dated 1/21/03
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Old 01-21-2003, 06:00 PM   #7
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okay, and I've got an original sketch of Charlie Brown and Snoopy...does it matter that its by Charles Schlitz??
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that was the first thing i noticed too. even if it was drawn by him, the picture is dated 9/11/02. him correcting it in the text of his description doesn't make it valid.
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UPDATE: I have since been informed that the Twin Towers collapsed in 2001, not 2002.
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Charlene, I will give you $20 million for that charlie brown drawing.
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Look at all the bidders names and The Simpsons is spelt The Simpons
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it'd suck for the high bidder if they didn't take it down...

"Current bid GBP 10,000,000.00 (approx. US $16,082,999.71 )"

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Charlene, I will give you $20 million for that charlie brown drawing.
SOLD!

how will you be paying?
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duh...with the only money that matters in these parts

X 20,000,000
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