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Best Craigslist Post Ever, for a Used Samsung Galaxy Note, Actually Isn't A not-quite-classic of the genre

Oh, hey, it's another crazy long-form classified ad. There was that sweet ode to a used snowblower, and the funny used-wetsuit auction, and the amusingly absurdist listing for a used Pontiac Grand Am GT. Now, there's this attention-grabbing, NSFW and ultimately yawn-inducing Craigslist post for an unused Samsung Galaxy Note. The copy consists mostly of cursing, insults, dick jokes and relentless bluster. People seem to love it, because … you're stupid, ha ha, and … and your girlfriend is a hussy … and just shut up, bro, it's awesome. Toronto-based creative director Ryan Bannon is claiming credit for the ad on Twitter, and seeded the post with the super-modest tweet, "Best craigslist post ever?" Because question marks help create a vague air of humility, even when you know you're awesome. "It's the best thing you can do with your life—make the Internet," he told Marketing magazine, when he was anointed one of its 30 under 30 this summer. The Internet thanks you for your life, Ryan, for the best worst Craigslist post ever, and for inspiring the best AdFreak post ever?

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