posted by davidt on Wednesday August 22 2001, @06:00AM
TrblLuvsMe writes:

Found this item on Ebay, and was wondering if it could possibly be the real thing... You can see a photo of it there, but here's a description:

RARE MORRISSEY-ALMA MATTERS' VIDEO ITEM Item # 1457579885

Calling all Smiths or Morrissey fans. This cereal box was the actual one used by Morrissey in the famed "Alma Matters" video from the Maladjusted album. As shown in the video, cereal box has "Maladjusted" on the front of the box. Box is for Brenner's Sugar Frosted flakes. This was given to us by one of the executives involved in the video shoot. Unfortunately, there is no letter of authenticity but we believe our feedback record speaks volumes about our credibility. Box is empty inside. Over his career, Morrissey has performed songs by: Stephen Street Alain Whyte Mark E. Nevin Boz Boorer Clive Langer Andy Rourke Martin Boorer Marc Bolan Henry Mancini Gary Day Johnny Mercer Hal Shaper George DeLaRue Paul Weller. Hyped by Krispy47. SID#0326.

Condition: Pre-owned Excellent
Size: N/A
Material: N/A

The bidding is kind of pricey - starts at $199.99.

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  • I'll give you $20.00 for it.
    Anonymous -- Wednesday August 22 2001, @06:51AM (#17449)
  • Well..... (Score:2, Funny)

    for 200 bucks i want the cereal box, the beck shirt and the skinhead girl in the video to make me dinner.
    Johnny Marr -- Wednesday August 22 2001, @08:10AM (#17456)
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  • $200???????its not even guaranteed to be genuine!!!
    Anonymous -- Wednesday August 22 2001, @08:29AM (#17461)
  • I am sure that there were quite a number of these made. No producer would just have one box! Get real. Whoever pays the $199 is a complete stupid ass.
    Anonymous -- Wednesday August 22 2001, @10:41AM (#17470)
    • ebay rocks!!! by Anonymous (Score:1) Wednesday August 22 2001, @11:04AM
  • For $199, you think you'd get the Sugar Frosted flakes too!
    half-a-person -- Wednesday August 22 2001, @11:07AM (#17473)
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  • What would be more intresting is to see who actually bids on this item. I'm sure someone will, some super Morrissey fan who has to have everything will problably bid on it.
    bobmoz <[email protected]> -- Wednesday August 22 2001, @11:29AM (#17475)
    (User #841 Info)
  • No thanks, I'll stick with Tony The Tiger for $2.99.
    Anonymous -- Wednesday August 22 2001, @11:29AM (#17476)
    • Re:Tony by Anonymous (Score:1) Wednesday August 22 2001, @08:27PM
  • I've actually thought about taking pictures of my ass and then putting it up for bid on ebay saying it's Morrissey's ass. To see what obssesed fan would buy them and how much they would pay for something like that.
    Anonymous -- Wednesday August 22 2001, @11:41AM (#17478)
    • Re:Ebay ! by green crooner (Score:1) Wednesday August 22 2001, @05:24PM
    • Re:Ebay ! by half-a-person (Score:1) Wednesday August 22 2001, @06:19PM
  • Do you suppose it was Moz, himself, who ate the entire contents of the box?
    Luke Poorly -- Wednesday August 22 2001, @01:24PM (#17486)
    (User #2832 Info)
  • You know what they say if it seems to good to be true then it probably is come on people any yolkell could have made this box.
    leedoggpimp <[email protected]> -- Wednesday August 22 2001, @06:22PM (#17506)
    (User #2789 Info | http://www.morrisseymusic.com/)
    True friends stab you in the front.
  • Gotta have it!I mean, is it still crispy? Oh boy I'm hungry.
    Send it to me already!

    ps: to be honest, I'd consider buying it if there were clear evidence that this was the one from the clip.
    Anonymous -- Wednesday August 22 2001, @08:31PM (#17513)
  • What appals me is that the seller has the gall to describe Moz simply as someone who "Over his career, (...) has performed songs by: Stephen Street Alain Whyte Mark E. Nevin Boz Boorer Clive Langer Andy Rourke Martin Boorer Marc Bolan Henry Mancini Gary Day Johnny Mercer Hal Shaper George DeLaRue Paul Weller."
    Wise up, grocery man! As far as I'm concerned, it was Morrissey who put this people on the map in the first place, not vice-versa. Yes, including the Pink Panther guy!
    Anonymous -- Wednesday August 22 2001, @08:38PM (#17516)
  • sheesh...for that much money, I could just take a flight to L.A., sit outside his house for a few hours, and upon seeing him, ask him for a damn empty cereal box. Maybe we could even have a nice breakfast together on the veranda... my treat.
    Down We Go Together -- Thursday August 23 2001, @12:48AM (#17523)
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    Me, with a preference for making things worse...
  • Eh-what? (Score:1, Funny)

    He's performed songs by Boz AND Martin Boorer? Gosh, I'm impressed.....

    What kind of crap is this?

    Mimi/Mozzarella, far away on the British isles
    Anonymous -- Thursday August 23 2001, @02:15AM (#17527)
    • Re:Eh-what? by Anonymous (Score:1) Saturday August 25 2001, @09:01PM
  • This is off-topic but it deserves the utmost attention; have you seen this on the general forum (by someone named Telly):

    "I have 5 demos of new Morrissey material. Can I send them to someone to put on a website? They tracks are excellent. 4 very upbeat tracks and one really, really sad song. If you can help, then leave an email addy or phone number if you're in the uk.
    I got these tracks because my brother knows Alain.
    The tracks are:
    The Same Day As Before
    Yes, But Will He?
    Toughen Them Up
    They're Only In Charge If We Say They Are
    You Can Never Be"

    If true, that would be worth much more than 199 bucks.
    Anonymous -- Thursday August 23 2001, @01:59PM (#17565)
  • The only thing I would buy off of Ebay would be MORRISSEY. And even then I would wonder if I got my money's worth....

    Love that Mozz!
    Sincerely,
    DeB of the West Sider Riders ;-)
    Maplefreak -- Thursday August 23 2001, @04:29PM (#17567)
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    And the songs we sing, they're not supposed to mean a thing...
  • My friend and i met morrissey one night out in west hollywood, Morrissey saw his car & liked it, he sat inside the car and we took pictures with him in the car, my friend is selling the car any one interested E-mail me.
    bobmoz <[email protected]> -- Saturday August 25 2001, @01:09PM (#17637)
    (User #841 Info)
  • OK - someone actually bid on this and won it - the Ebay screen name is "grlmopz1." If you are out there, PLEASE tell us who you are and what your rationale behind bidding on this item was, we would all like to know - also, can the seller verify authenticity? I'm not trying to start anything bad, just curious . . . :)
                                                     
    TrblLuvsMe <[email protected]> -- Sunday August 26 2001, @07:14PM (#17680)
    (User #122 Info)
  • Does anybody remember when the Alma Matters video was premiered on 120 Minutes? I started taping after a commercial break the Seahorses video 'Blinded By The Sun' and stopped when I realized it wasn't the Mozzer, a couple of weeks later and since I've wished I had that Seahorses video and all of the in studio with John Squire as well. What the hell is John Squire up to and will I ever be able to see one of the greatest guitarists play live before I croak?
    Anonymous -- Saturday September 01 2001, @04:14AM (#18086)


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