How much for the Unabomber’s chemistry set?
Blog Guy, I’d really like to own something that belonged to a famous dumbass, but I couldn’t afford that autograph of Jesse James that went for $51,000. Is there a more affordable dumbass sale going on?
I’m sorry, but genuine dumbass stuff is expensive. For example, the U.S. Marshals Service, the folks who sold Bernie Madoff’s underwear a few months ago, is auctioning off personal stuff belonging to Ted Kaczynski.
Yep. Kaczynski, who killed three people and injured many others, doesn’t need the stuff anymore, what with serving a life sentence in prison.
The online auction still has two more weeks to run, and bidding is already very competitive. A hand-written copy of his nutjob “Manifesto” has offers of over $15,000, and his hoodie and sunglasses have 19 bidders so far, with a top offer of over $20,000.
Wait a minute. There are at least 19 people who want the Unabomber’s hoodie and sunglasses?
Yeah, it kind of restores your faith in mankind, doesn’t it? Look, if you don’t have much to spend, I’d recommend Kaczynski’s letters to his Aunt Freda. The top bid for those is only $185 so far.
That’s more like it. Any idea what the letters to Aunt Freda say?
Probably something like, “Dear Aunt Freda, thanks for the nice hoodie and sunglasses, sincerely, your dumbass nephew.”
Top: Screen grab of auction Website
Right: Theodore Kaczynski in his booking mugshot from April, 1996. REUTERS/Handout