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Boo Berry Auction Antics On eBay.

Some of you probably recall the "Create A Monster Cereal" contest I held back in the 2007 Halloween season. It was definitely one of our better contests as far as the quality of entries went, and perhaps it's because I was offering up the super rare Boo Berry costume (only available briefly via mail order back in the day) as the grand prize. Well, imagine my surprise when I was searching for "Boo Berry" on eBay the other day (one of my regular routines) when I see the same contest photo of me in one of the auction listings:

Why a fine costume like this isn't still in production is beyond me.

After further investigation, I noticed that the seller of the costume was none other than J. Tithonus Pednaud, the guy who won the contest here on I-Mockery! Turns out he was moving to a new place and had to sell off a bunch of his stuff. Obviously, this excuse alone wasn't acceptable. If it came down to leaving your kids behind or taking that costume with you, any person in their right mind would choose the costume. Mr. Pednaud did have another excuse with photographic proof to back it up at least...

'Look at the size of that boy's heed. I'm not kidding, it's like an orange on a toothpick. That's a huge noggin! That's a virtual planetoid!' -Stuart Mackenzie

He apparently has himself a huge noggin and was unable to wear the costume without damaging it as a result. Poor Pednaud and his broken heart.

Well, I didn't want to see that costume go to some unappreciative home or to some collector who was just gonna try selling it for a fortune, so I decided I would be the one who would win this auction. However, I did have some questions about the costume since it had been out of my hands for well over a year. With that in mind, I started submitting questions to him via his eBay auction listing page and he was kind enough to play along and answer every last one of them. I'd link to the auction page itself, but eBay always takes them down after a few months, so I'll just copy-paste the text into this post instead so we have a permanent backup. But rest assured, all of these appeared on the auction listing page for all potential bidders to see. I think we scared them off and perhaps that's why I won the auction so easily in the last minute. Ok here goes:

Q: So, like, if I buy this costume and, like, wear it, will it, like, make me ten times as awesome and, like, and international movie star with, like, a mansion and a PHD? Also, do you, like, recommend eating breakfast with this costume, like, on or off?

A: It will make you 1,000,000 times more awesome! (warning: level of awesome may vary). When wearing this costume, you will not require breakfast. You will not require food, air, sex or stimulus. Those things are for the costumeless plebs who scurry beneath you. With this costume, you will be divine - you will crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.

Q: Hi, I'm a serious environmentalist and wanted to know whether or not this costume is biodegradable. Can you please let me know as soon as possible? I want to place a bid on it, but wouldn't want to offend Mother Earth in doing so.

A: Biode-wha? You confuse me with you big words and fancy ways, College Boy. Don't worry about Mother Earth. This costume will kick that tree hugging Jezebel square in her 'enviroment' and take her position as giver of life. Worship the costume! Recognize it as your new leader! KNEEL BEFORE BOO BERRY!


A: BEHOLD THE POWER OF THIS COSTUME! You know what I was before I had this costume in my possession? A LOSER! Look at me now!!! I’M A WINNER! A MILLIONARE! I’m AWESOME!!!!! Don’t miss out on this opportunity folks. This costume is a virtual rabbit foot of good fortune. If I wasn’t selling it, I would tear it open a look for a little paper with GOOD FORTUNE written upon it! You are probably spending $20 dollars a month on paper towels already. YOU KNOW THOSE GERMANS MAKE GOOD THINGS! ORDER NOW!!! Sham-WOW!

Q: Sorry, this is kind of off topic, but... what were the results of your urinalysis?

A: Apparently it 'tasted funny'.

Q: I lost my job, my wife left me, and I can barely afford to pay my rent. Should I still buy this Boo Berry costume? If so, why?

A: Seriously? You are the perfect person to buy this Boo Berry costume. Honestly, a job would just get in the way of the hours and hours you will want to spend staring at its magnificence. A wife?!?! You would have no love in your heart left for her anyway! And this costume would violently murder her in a jealous rage as she slept. Rent? My friend, rent is for suckers. All you need is the costume. This costume is everything! It is all. Stare into it...stare into the vast cosmos it contains within. This costume is fabricated from the very fabric of the universe. Stare deeply into it and you will see the edge of the universe. Oh, what's that...who's that on the other side of the great divide? Why it looks like you!....only, why are you sporting a goatee?

Q: I just set my parents on fire because they wouldn't let me bid on this item. Can you please call 911 for me?

A: No. Kindly beat the flames out with your face.

Q: Will I win more arm wrestling matches if I wear this costume? Will it intimidate my opponents?

A: Yes! You will intimidate all whilst wearing this Boo Berry costume. You will be able to shoot planes out of the sky simply by pointing and impregnate women by winking.


A: No. Costume will only make robot appear more awesome and, thus, more un-human.

Q: I like Boo Berry and all, but $20 is a bit pricey for me. Will you throw in a Life Cereal costume as well if I place a bid on it?

A: Life cereal? Life cereal is square, man.

Q: Pednaud, this is your doctor speaking. I've been trying to get in touch with you via phone without any success, so I'm contacting you via this Boo Berry auction instead. I have some troubling news in regards to your urinalysis, so please call me back as soon as possible. PS: Great costume!!!!!

A: Oh my God! I hope everything is alright! YOU SAID MY RECTAL EXAM REVEALED A NORMAL THYROID!

Q: I believe the rumors, but I have to know the real answer behind it: HOW does this costume cure dyspepsia?

A: Please note that this costume doesn't cure YOUR dyspepsia. It cures those around you. As they gaze upon this costume and its awesomeness hits them square in the face their sphincter will prolapse in sheer delight and their bowels will evacuate with extreme prejudice.

Q: If I dress up like Boo Berry cereal, people will constantly try to eat me because they will mistake me for that delicious cereal. I love Boo Berry 'n all, but I do not wish to be prodded with spoons all day long! Please help me with this conundrum!

A: Man up, Buttercup. Spoons happen to everyone. Be thankful this isn't a steak costume.

Q: I heard the sky was blue because of the way the Earth's atmosphere scatters light from the sun. That's a load of crap right? It's because of this particular Boo Berry costume, isn't it!?


Q: I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne: "Let my armies be the rocks and the trees and the birds in the sky." If I hadn't viewed this Boo Berry costume, I never would have remembered it! That's AMAZING!

A: Yet another miracle realized through the power of this amazing Boo Berry collectible. But if you're a Scottish Lord, then I am Mickey Mouse.

Q: Don't you worry that a postal worker will try to steal this costume when you ship it out to the winning bidder? How can you guarantee that this will not happen? I mean, it's seriously an awesome item that most people would KILL to have.

A: Postal Worker? This costume doesn't come to you. YOU COME TO IT! Know your role...

Q: Can you please post more photos of this item? Preferably one of the Eiffel Tower wearing it.

A: Sure!

Viva La France!

Q: Does this costume work better than the ShamWow for cleaning up spills?

A: No. That would be impossible.

Q: I heard Halloween is a Pagan holiday and my parents told me I would go to hell if I celebrated it. I do not want to go to hell, so why should I buy this costume?

A: How do you know you are not already in hell, hmmmmm? That sound you just heard? Your brain exploding.

Q: I used to call that cereal "Boob Berry" HAHAHAHA! ISN'T THAT HILARIOUS!?


Q: I saw somebody else submitted a question about having you post more photos of the Boo Berry costume and you posted one of the Eiffel Tower wearing it. I have to questions. 1) Is the costume the size of the Eiffel Tower and 2) Does the costume come with the Eiffel Tower included?

A: Yes! And to purchase the Eiffel tower, see my other auctions.

Thanks again to J. Tithonus Pednaud for being a good sport about it and having fun with the auction questions. Maybe when I get the Boo Berry costume in the mail I'll put up another contest on the site so one of you can win it and it can continue traveling the world.


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Lothalis on 02/18/2009 2:05 pm

That is AWESOME the level of awesome will be that high...

And for the record I WILL win it next time...

And I will go as Boo Berry/Jason on Halloween and post it!!!

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Gato on 02/18/2009 3:16 pm

Nice. I agree that's a lame excuse. With enough careful folding you could easily fit that costume into a gallon sized ziploc bag! There is no reason you can't take/keep it in your new place.


ColdFusion (Guest) on 02/18/2009 7:23 pm

Now to make it the ultimate costume, you rig up a head and arms so you can be Boo Berry WEARING a Boo Berry costume...
.. because that's what he wears on Halloween!

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Silver on 02/18/2009 10:02 pm

ColdFusion, Boo Berry in costume... Yessssss...

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KillerMcGee on 02/18/2009 10:43 pm

If you want it to travel the world, mail it to me in Australia. We could pass it off like some traveling-pants situation except way more awesome and with more movie deals.

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Kat on 02/18/2009 11:29 pm


Just yes.

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greenimp on 02/19/2009 12:56 am

killermcgee: i live in australia too, if you get it i will hunt you down, kill you and claim the costume by right of conquest


Kara (Guest) on 02/19/2009 3:41 am

I peed a little reading that.


snoogans (Guest) on 02/19/2009 4:45 am

looks like we've got ourselves a 3 way australian war on our hands

Also Rog that was classic.


solidpliskin (Guest) on 02/19/2009 8:50 am

Canadians here too. just saying...

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Silver on 02/19/2009 3:12 pm

Hey, -RoG-... You kinda look like a swimmer on that photo.

I hereby give you the title:

Spooky Swimmer

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Marthaeus Autolykos on 02/19/2009 4:57 pm

I'd be happy to continue the chain in New Orleans...I have a number of photo opportunities in mind....

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pac-man on 02/20/2009 1:10 pm

This proves true the old adage:

"If you love your limited edition Boo Berry costume, let it go; if it comes back then it was meant to be."


Monkee McGee (Guest) on 02/20/2009 5:10 pm

I shall start the hunt for the #1 Boo Berry costume and become a GOD, the #2 Franken Berry costume must be my first step though...

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Great Mighty Poo on 02/20/2009 10:04 pm

Did someone say number 2?

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Aura Fox on 02/22/2009 11:40 pm

Wore my awesome shirt today, but if i'm ever strapped that puppy is going on eBay..


Galan y Giles (Guest) on 02/28/2009 8:03 pm

While I am shocked at how much energy is being spent on this costume, I guess I am relieved. Check out our Monster Cereal Blog here:


AssCrackers (Guest) on 03/03/2009 12:38 am

Don't forget to flap your arms


DJ Krueger (Guest) on 03/11/2009 4:31 pm

hey rog, how many of those costumes do you actually have?


Deborah Bradley (Guest) on 07/11/2011 4:31 pm

"killermcgee: i live in australia too, if you get it i will hunt you down, kill you and claim the costume by right of conquest"

Seriously you would do that just for the costume?

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