“Casual encounter” with Coco taken down
Part of the success of Conan O’Brien’s response to the NBC late night fiasco has been his ability to appeal to Internet geekdom (even if he doesn’t have a Twitter account himself).
One of the first things Team Conan did was post an ad on Craiglist, offering a "BARELY-USED LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW."
On Monday, O’Brien took it one step further, posting a personal ad in the classified site's infamous “Casual Encounters” section:
“TALL SLENDER REDHEAD AVAILABLE FOR NIGHTTIME RECREATION”
In the ad, O’Brien describes himself as “6’4”, completely ripped, VERY Caucasian,” “currently homeless, must meet at your place” and “can go a whole hour (with scheduled breaks every 7-10 minutes).”
According to Comedy Central’s blog, that ad was quickly taken down, or “flagged for removal" in Craigslistspeak.
I e-mailed Craig Newmark to find out why, and will update this post when I do.
In the meantime, you can check out the screengrab (via the Daily What):