“King of Plop” eBay item washed away
By Denise Crosby firstname.lastname@example.org August 13, 2012 12:04PM
Brandon Tudor will sell the windsheild of his car complete with bird poop with the image of Michael Jackson show in this photo. | Photo courtesy~ Brandon Tudor
Updated: November 30, 2012 11:01AM
In two words, here’s the poop scoop on the bird dropping resembling Michael Jackson:
That’s right, this most recent rain has washed away the King of Plop masterpiece and any chances its owner had of cashing in on the poop that fell from the sky last Wednesday afternoon and splattered on the windshield of his car.
Brandon Tudor, an Oswego salesman and father of three, was trying to sell the MJ-like bird dropping, along with the windshield, on eBay for a minimum of $500.
Tudor had been protecting his investment with a piece of plastic cut from a sandwich bag and secured with Scotch tape. The plastic and tape held up fine through all the rains we got last week, including the rather severe downpours, said Tudor. But it was this latest round of slow-falling precipitation that did the damage — saturating the Scotch tape and leaking onto the image.
Tudor discovered his investment was all washed away Monday morning, while waiting to go on air with WGN radio, which was going to interview him after reading about the story in Sunday’s Beacon-News.
“They were going to try and sell it on the show,” he said.
Tudor is bummed, but says he would have been more unhappy if someone had actually bid money on his rather unique piece of artwork.
And even though he’s out any possible cash, he does have a nice clean windshield.
Sometimes that’s just the way the breaks fall. Besides, in case lightning really does strike twice, Tudor has learned his lesson. If anything drops from the sky again — say, an image of Madonna or Elton John — the car is staying in the garage.
“Who would have thought,” lamented Tudor, “after a summer of drought, it would rain every day.”