God Bless eBay! Marion Barry’s Gas Sniffer!

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X Mayor DC Marion Barry 1966 Chris Craft Gas Sniffer

I CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP, god I wish I could.. Thanks to Chad Durren and his keen eye for the ridiculous, we can now stop using our noses and use Marion Barry’s..  OK, his nose is shot from all the cocaine.. So I suppose thats why he needed this official J-W Gas Sniffer on his vintage Chris Craft Cruiser.. For those of you that don’t know who Marion Barry is.. he was our wonderful mayor here in D.C.. yes that one.. The one that despite being arrested for cocaine use could not be voted out.. You think Politics in Washington is bad.. In D.C the local politics are some of the most depressing in the country. But I digress.. Here is your chance to own a piece of useless history.. And honestly it’s only purpose in life now is a joke on Woody Boater.. OR a trophy for some sort.. Wait one second.. Take a long look at this. Cause we may just buy it and hand it to you next year…. You can see it here.

8 replies
  1. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I don’t know why this would be needed by the mayor. He saved his nostrils through his choice of smoking crack cocain rather than sniffing the powder version like Ms. Lohan.

    Oh, and no article on Marion Barry is complete without at least one mention of the famous “bitch set me up” line.

  2. matt
    matt says:

    This story has me laughing all day for sure.. Its a true joy! I forgot the ” Bitch set me up line” I would have used it for sure..

  3. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    There’s a similar device on my old cruiser. I would give it up for an award of some sick sort but it would leave a gaping hole in my helm. Suppose I could cover the hole with a plaque that reads “Lift & Sniff, Dummy!”

  4. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    seriously though, those are good safety devices, though with age, like the Mayor, they fail. I have one.
    John in Va.

  5. SS Dave Pickard
    SS Dave Pickard says:

    I think Marion should have held onto this, seeing how his nose was only good for one thing, and it was smelling his own gas.

    Ps-seen a few things from “his” boat on the bay over the past few months. Somebody is hard up if he’s being used in the pitch.

    Pss-sorry I’ve been gone for so long from WB…

  6. WoodyGal
    WoodyGal says:

    Picking on poor Marion “Mayor for Life” Berry? Just keep in mind, if you have to deal with anyone “downtown” for anything, parking permits for guests, street repair, lead water pipes, parking tickets, sewer gas etc you will probably be dealing with a person he put in that job! Redundancy & red tape are built in. I had to make three trips to the Federal building just to get a marriage license. Same woman, same office, different desk, different hat. Oy vey!

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