Exercise Is Like Opium

Unreal visits an anger-management expert. Then, feeling better, we scan the Bargain Box for a money-maker (note: not for shaking) and talk about psychiatrist-patient luv with a Scientologist (oops). Plus: the local blog of an alleged killer.

But if you really want to make money, don't you want to sell pricier things than matches?

Not necessarily. I tell people: "What would you rather do, sell one computer a month for a $300 profit or sell 1,000 boxes of matches for a profit of $1 per box?"

Why are you selling your eBay secrets? Aren't you worried about competition?

That's like trying to keep the Internet a secret. I could probably sell this for a lot more than $5, but this is all about wanting to help low-income people make some extra money for the holidays.

As the creator of a product called the "money maker," shouldn't you charge as much as possible?

I see it more as a good deed. Everyone is tight these days. People are worried about paying bills. Who wouldn't want to make a thousand extra bucks selling stuff from around the house?

Helping people sell their crap?

Yeah, something like that.


From time to time Unreal trolls the St. Louis Post-Dispatch classified section's "Bargain Box." We cannot guarantee any item remains available for purchase at press time.


"The View From Here"


Author: James Keown

About the blogger: Earlier this month James Keown was arrested on charges of murdering his wife, Julie. He allegedly poisoned her Gatorade with a chemical found in antifreeze when the couple lived in Waltham, Massachusetts. She died last year, whereupon Keown returned to his native Missouri and took a job as a talk-show host at a radio station in Jefferson City. He is now being held without bail in Massachusetts. In the entry below, he describes his second-to-last weekend of freedom, spent in St. Louis with a friend, who, like his late wife, is named Julie. [Note: This blog has been taken down, but at press time it remained viewable via a Google link to the cache.]

Recent Highlight (October 31, 2005): I make no bones about it, fall is my favorite time of the year. This weekend is a perfect example of why I feel this way. Friday, I made my way to St. Louis to spend the weekend with the girls — Julie and Lilly the puppy. You spend a lot of time walking when you have a six-month old puppy. I've written before how much I enjoy Lafayette Square, where Julie lives. This weekend, with the weather so perfect, we spent some time with Lilly in Lafayette Park. It was impossible for us not to smile as we watched Lilly frolic through the leaves on the ground. She would dash after the squirrels and play with the acorns on the ground.

Walking underneath the tall trees near the duck pond, you forget that you're in the middle of one of the largest cities in American. Time slows down. You feel as if all your concerns are left at the gate when you walk in. The goal is not to get from one end of the park to the other. The goal is just to be in the park. Lafayette Park contains so many twists and turns that you can meander along — which allows it to be a unique experience everything you go through.

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