Eric Brosius wrote:
At the WBC auction this year, auctioneer Bruce Reiff was heard to say (after getting no bids on a particularly sorry lot) "somebody bid a dollar or I start taking off clothes!" It worked; he got a bid of a dollar.
As the guy who bid the dollar came back to his seat carrying the game, he said to his buddies "you guys each owe me a quarter!"
I know Bruce Reiff; I've played Diplomacy and a bunch of boardgames with him. Had I been there, I would have bid twenty bucks to prevent what he threatened! Thanks, Eric.