Have you all heard of the Craigslist? It’s a useful classifieds site if you wanna sell or buy something, are looking for a job or apartment, shopping for a mate, etc. Craigslist can also be very entertaining since it’s an open mic to everyday freaks. If you’ve ever browsed the Best Of or tried to sell something on CL and received replies, I’m sure you know what I mean.
So for a while I’ve had this idea in my head to submit fake personals to CL and post any humorous replies here. But then I started thinking that it might be more fun if it’s somehow interactive for you folks, and that’s when the Mad Libs part of the idea popped into my head. Here’s how I see the “project” working:
Each round you guys give me words that I have to use in my Craigslist ad. You’re allowed to contribute one word (please be good to me — I have to actually be able to construct an ad out of this) and you won’t know what kind of ad I’ll place or in what city. Once I’ve closed the round from further submissions from you, I’ll do my best to create an ad using your suggestions. After I’ve placed the ad I’ll post it here and also include a link to it on CL. I’ll then post any exceptional replies (removing any personal information, of course) for your viewing pleasure. Rinse, repeat.
You’re also welcome to share interesting CL posts, tell us about experiences you’ve had with personals yourself, or suggest general content or ad types for me to use, although I won’t promise I will. Of course most of the success of The CLML Project will rely on the responses of the public, so we’ll see how it goes…