'Craigslist Joe' Movie: Man Lives Off Craigslist Ads For 30 Days


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I rarely talk about 'human-interest' type stories related to Craigslist. But this caught my attention recently.  Apparently, Zach Galifinakis is producing a movie about his friend Joe who lives off of Craigslist for an entire month. Sounds like a brave journey.  Over the years, we have had several people contact us regarding doing the same thing, but I don't know if Joe bought a copy of the book. Perhaps he should have and avoided some of the struggle most experience when posting.

Video Description: In a time when America's economy and sense of community were crumbling, one guy left everything behind--to see if he could survive solely on the support of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist. It was in this climate that 29-year-old Joseph Garner cut himself off from everyone he knew and everything he owned, to embark on a bold adventure. Armed with only a laptop, cell phone, toothbrush, and the clothes on his back--alongside the hope that community was not gone but just had shifted--Joseph began his journey. For 31 December days and nights, everything in his life would come from the Craigslist website. From transportation to food, from shelter to companionship, Joe would depend on the generosity of people who had never seen him and whose sole connection to him was a giant virtual swap meet. Would America help Joe? Could he survive with nothing, apart from the goodwill of others?

Director: Joseph Garner
Executive Producer: Zach Galifianakis
In theaters: August 3rd, 2012

 
A Brutally Honest CL Ad
This might be one of our favorite Craigslist ads of all time. Not for what's being sold -- a 1996 Subaru Outback with almost 300,000 miles is probably near the very bottom of things we want to buy online, just above a life-size Hannibal Lecter and used belly button rings....

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