Saturday, October 27, 2007

Rock of Ages

Back in the 80's, I really liked the band Def Leppard, especially their song "Rock of Ages".

Ok, so the video sucked, but the music was good.

This post is not about Def Leppard. It's about an auction on Trade Me for a little rock. A little rock with a picture of the Virgin Mary on it. Or a walrus, depending on your perspective of iconic Biblical imagery.

It even made the news...

A pebble bearing the apparent image of the Virgin Mary is back on the market after a $50,000 buy-now bid on TradeMe this morning was exposed as a fraud.

Christchurch woman Lisa-Marie Corlet listed a 1cm-wide pebble with a picture resembling the Virgin Mary on it on Trade Me this week with a buy now price of $50,000.

This morning, after The Press ran a story about the pebble, someone with a New Zealand email address bought it.

The stone is now back on the market for $70,000 after the bid was exposed as a fraud.

I have my feet firmly in the "Walrus" camp.


Flattie said...

Aaaaah, but then you would. Wouldn't you

Tish said...


Gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc - We gladly feast on those who would subdue us ...