All About Birthday Auctions

Does anyone not know what happens at a Birthday Auction? Just in case you missed it the last several years.

I have a bunch of friends (i.e. you) over for a party. Instead of buying me presents (which is good) you bring whatever you have lying around that you want to donate to the auction block–old books, video games, toys, household items, faberge eggs, whatever. Throughout the evening I auction everything* off right back to you. You get rid of some old unwanted stuff (which is good), you get some new, wanted stuff for outrageously cheap (which is good) and I get all the cash (which is best)! Plus there will be delicious foodstuffs and beverages for all. So start making a pile today – I know I am.

*Of course I get to pick through the pile and keep anything I’d rather not have auctioned off. That’s how I got that lovely bathroom garbage can from Neal. Testify!

Here at the request of Tamara is a list of things I would not auction off it they appeared at my birthday party. (It’s essentially my amazon wish list except in a more appropriate order):

Any CD by Wheatus
Muchas Gracias: The Best of Kyuss
Peace Love Death Metal by Eagles of Death Metal
The Desert Sessions Volume 9 & 10
Maladroit by Weezer
Lord of the Rings soundtrack (any)

Complete Superman Cartoons: Diamond Anniversary Edition
Jonny Quest Season 1
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Spirited Away
Princess Mononoke
My Neighbor Totoro
Big Kahuna
Raising Arizona

d20 – A Magical Medieval Society: Western Europe
Tome of Horrors (1 not 2)
d20 Toolbox (AEG)
Any ALIAS or POWERS graphic novel.
Unearthed Arcana (Dungeons & Dragons)
Tales of Freeport
The Diamond Throne (Arcana Unearthed Sourcebook)
Hellboy: Chained Coffin & Others
Professor Wormbog and the Search for the Zipperump-a-zoo

Practically any miniatures that look cool – especially of monsters that I don’t already have and “rare” minis like female gnome monks, that sort of thing.
Those black plastic VHS tape cases
Nyarlathotep and/or shoggoth plush doll
Sripey socks (not sports socks)