Codebreaker

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
1. SLIPPERY EXCHANGE
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?

2. SIX PACK ABS
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?

3. TEXTING ANGEL
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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