Just your average Craigslist Joe

Marc Sanchez Aug 8, 2012

In 2008, Joe Garner was feeling apathetic about how the Internet made people hyper-insular and discouraged face-to-face contact. His solution to the problem was to see if he could live off Craigslist for a month and travel around the country without any money or help from friends. He did it and made the documented the whole thing in “Craigslist Joe,” which opened in a handful of theaters last week. The film was produced by Zach Galifanakis, and oddly enough, doesn’t feature anyone with a Mike Tyson-style face tattoo. Instead, it shows Garner “using [the Internet] to better face to face interactions with people all over the world.”
And now the top three missed connections that I imagine will come from people seeing this movie
Our buttery popcorn fingers touched as we both reached for a napkin at the concession counter during Craigslist Joe. You – beautiful brunette with happy face tattoo on your neck. Me – guy that tried to grab your hand at Craigslist Joe concession stand. Was that creepy? Coffee?

Were you the roided up dude with no shirt at the 7:15 showing of Craigslist Joe last night? Wa-wa-wow! It was a tough deciding whether I wanted to watch the movie or you more. Our eyes met when Joe finally made it out of Seattle. I was the woman jumping rope made of Twizzlers. Smoothie?

Do you enjoy texting during documentaries about guys who try to live for a month off the kindness of Craigslist strangers? It was dark, but through the glow of your phone, I saw an angel. I know it’s been three weeks since Craigslist Joe had its run here, but I can’t stop thinking about you. I know you might think I was that rude guy in front of you who kept turning around asking you to turn your phone off, but that was the only way I could think of to keep stealing glimpses of your angelic angel beauty. OMG, how I wish you would text me!!!!!!!!!! Chat Roulette?

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