Scary washing machine takes NZ by storm
An online auction listing for a 'Scary washing machine' for sale has resulted in flurries of emails, tweets and links to Facebook over the past day.
This apparently haunted appliance is scheduled to make an appearance on a prime time current affairs news show this evening.
An unedited extract of the listing follows:
It's the loudest most violent sounding washing machine I have ever encountered.
It makes guests scared and children cry. I've lived with it like that for almost a year and it still scares me.
Once while washing a load of towells it got a bit out of balance and it got so out of control for a minute that I swear I actually saw a porthole to another dimension open above it just for a second, there were dinosaurs on the otherside and they looked scared too, it almost sucked me in but I held onto for my life to the deepfreeze. It sucked my shoes and pants off though and it got the iron as well which pissed me off because it was quite a good one. Luckily it sucked it's own power cord out of the wall and stopped before the whole house went in.
I drew a picture of the dinosaurs i saw incase people didn't believe me, they are partly red because my green felt ran out half way through.
I think it would be good to paint it matt black and put steel spikes all over it and draw demons on the front, however I have added an image of another possible customization option for people who like horses.
Complete with drawings and suggested design modifications this listing is fantastic comedic writing and a great example of how the funny, quirky and clever go viral.
Update: Scary washing machine sells for over $5,000! Read details here.