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Worst/Best roommate ad ever

And if you want to install a stripper pole, it's coming out of your security deposit.

Roommate hunters on Craigslist must have thought they lucked out when they first spotted a September 24 posting about a shared space on Capitol Hill that seemed quite the steal: "$200 with some requirements," reads the post’s title. Unfortunately, those “requirements” are a tad, um, particular.

"Looking for stripper to split a small apartment with me. No smoking. No television," reads the terse posting in full.

How crazy is that! No television? Who ever heard of a shared apartment with no television! Still, $200 is pretty cheap. I’m off to put on my tear-away pants and banana hammock and submit an application. -- Joel Warner

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Joel Warner is a former staff writer for Westword and International Business Times. He's also written for WIRED, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, Slate, Grantland and many other publications. He's co-author of the 2014 book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, published by Simon & Schuster.
Contact: Joel Warner