For a few days this past week various people around the country were getting excited about a Weinermobile that was listed for sale on Craigslist. It was a prank.

Some friends in California who enjoy playing pranks on one another really got tongues wagging across the country. The poor guy whose name and number listed in the ad told one radio interviewer he'd been receiving thirty phone calls a day at all hours.


Seemed Like a Prank

Being an experienced and shrewd marketing guru, my scam antennae went up right away when I saw the ad. Why would Oscar Meyer let an iconic vehicle go to a private party, and lose control of it? How would the company's image suffer if a Weinermobile buyer liked to visit strip clubs? What if a dirty film maker bought it for some overstated subtext, I can see the title now Stormy Eats a Big Hot Dog.

Obviously my mind goes right to the gutter on how the Weinermobile might be abused.

However, one line in the ad (it may still even be up) that literally made me COL (chuckle out loud) was when the 'seller' says The Weinermobile as a daily driver was a novelty and enjoyable for about a week. But now I suffer.

I suppose it would be hard to parallel park it on lower Ryan Street at that. I make a motion that these guys all get Prank of the Year Award, all in flavor say yum.