Peak Austin: this Craigslist ad for ‘vintage, artisanal telephones’

Sometimes, when one is bored, it’s fun to utter any number of blind-rage-inducing dog-whistles in the presence of a longtime Austinite with an ax to grind and keyboard to pound. “California.” “Condo.” “Hipster.” So, if someone is looking to get some viral mileage out of a little Craigslist prank, they’ll go the “Portlandia” route, if they’re smart.

With that in mind, you can now enter your bid for a lot of “vintage, artisanal telephones.”

Screenshot via Craigslist
Screenshot via Craigslist

From a recent Austin Craigslist post, aged for a week to maximum irony and oaken flavor:

“These vintage phones were handused in Austin, Texas at a boutique call center. These classic communication devices come complete with a curly accent cord and collector’s edition taupe plastic finish. The phones have a finely aged yellow patina from 24-hour fluorescent light exposure over the past 25 years.”

Yes, these handsets “have a challenging flavor with complex mouthfeel,” connoisseurs. Read the full post on Craigslist.


Author: Staff Writer

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