People were willing to spend more than $11,000 for a mason jar containing a President Obama bobblehead doll covered in Glenn Beck's bodily fluid — or at least what they and eBay thought was Glenn Beck's bodily fluid — until the auction site removed the listing today. For what it's worth, bids are still being taken via Beck's website. The piece, a riff on Andres Serrano's Piss Christ entitled "Obama in Pee Pee" or "Flobama" was revealed by Beck last night, and the fervent bidding really makes you wonder whether people actually wanted Beck's urine, or if people hated the president that much, or if the $11,000+ bidding war was some combination of both.
Here's the last picture before the "Obama in Pee Pee" piece of "art" was taken down from the auction site (eBay screengrab via The Examiner):
Apparently, it was taken down because eBay thought the item contained real urine. "The popular online auction site eBay has yanked a piece of artwork done by Glenn Beck citing its belief that the project featured an Obama figurine floating in actual urine (it was not, however)," writes Tiffany Gabbay on Beck's site, The Blaze, where she posted the full eBay notification "We do not allow bodily fluids to be listed on our site. Even if the liquid in the jar is not urine, you are describing it as such."
Now, if you really want to spend a lot of money on fake Beck urine, there's still hope. The site is taking bids via e-mail:
And before the rest of us who don't have $11,000 or more to spend scoff at the whole thing, there is a (very) thin silver lining: the proceeds of this schtick are going to Beck's Mercury One Charity.
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