WWW: Che's Expensive Hair

In this edition of Weird World Wednesday, I submit to you this excerpt from this article:

A lock of socialist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara's hair and related items were auctioned on Thursday in Dallas to a Houston-area bookstore owner for the very capitalist sum of $119,500. The curious collection had belonged to Gustavo Villoldo, 71, a former CIA operative who helped hunt Guevara down in the jungles of Bolivia in 1967 and who claims he cut off the lock before burying the guerrilla fighter with two of his comrades.


  1. Wow. So deeply ironic and yet kind of sick at the same time. They've managed to commercialize everything from ideology to history, to the covert murder of a man, to locks of hair. All in this one auction. Wow, gross. Too bizarre - you can't make this stuff up. The only thing that could top this is auctioning off Lenin's embalmed body. Ew.

    I don't know much about Che. Maybe this little Latin American dude was a huge threat to the national security of the United States. Like I said, I don't know. I wonder how his family felt about this auction?


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