I’ve always been too impatient for eBay. I don’t want to have to compete for a freaking laptop cord because I have important things to do, like trying to figure out the who, what, why, where and when of American Horror Story: Asylum.
Perhaps if I had known that eBay is a secret breeding ground for more than just baseball cards and Harry Potter collectibles, I would have been more enthusiastic about browsing their wares.
After a British seller named Aimi Jones snapped a naked photo of herself standing next to a yellow dress, The Sun and Daily Mail compiled a collection of equally (or more) depraved eBay reflection shots.
Is it empowering to take pictures of television sets, computer screens and CDs while your junk flaps in the windless air of your rent-controlled apartment like a wrinkled flag on the Fourth of July?
OR were these people hoping their nudity would increase the price of the item, the way it did for Jones’ dress (which went from £15.99 to £153, 911 after the story went viral)?
What happened to obsessively double-checking before finalizing an upload?
The definition of an “exhibitionist,” according to princeton.edu is: “Someone with a compulsive desire to expose the genitals”
I mean, really how is this not on purpose?
Self-humiliation has become so mainstream.
Broken Mirror, Exposed headlights (the sequel to Crouching Airbag, Hidden Wipers).