In the Lake District around Sparkyville, there’s a legend about the mysterious Rocking Duck. According to the old tales, the Rocking Duck would come out of the mists in the fall and tell the migrating ducks if the lake was a safe place to land and rest. If the duck didn’t trust the scent of the air, it would quack out a warning and disappear. The only way to prevent this was to bath regularly and to put a collection of hand carved rocking ducks on the water. This would lull the Rocking Duck into a sense of security and it would quietly rock back into the mists, leaving the hunters to slaughter the flocks that came to land. Sniff. It’s a great story, isn’t it? Continue reading
Really, more of a revolving door. Sparkyville is a spin-off from You Suck at Craigslist. YsaC got started when the highly intelligent couple that ran the blog were looking for a cheap couch to fit their apartment and student budget. Continue reading
The roots of YouSuckatCraigslist go back to the furniture section, when the vivacious and talented Llama-nun needed a new sofa, cheap, for their student-on-a-budget apartment. Lately in Sparkyville, the same couch, or living room suite, or at least the same upholstery fabric, surfaces like fish in a lake where dynamite has been set off. Continue reading
It was a dark and stormy night. Sparky lost power and needed candles to see the television by. Luckily, someone had given him or her a very special present last Christmas. Something no one else has. Continue reading
Here’s your Rose-tinted glasses. You are going to need them to look at today’s offering. Remember, things in Sparkyville don’t get fixed up all that often, so an item we would classify as trash is an antique to Sparky. And worth oodles of money. Continue reading
A couch is a sofa is a chesterfield.
By any other name it would still sag. Continue reading
Have you ever been cruising Craigslist when you come to a picture so ugly, you jump back from you computer and yell “My God, what is that thing?” And you aren’t in the Misc. Romance section. Continue reading