Here’s the proper way to spend $85,000: on a stolen microwave. Not just any microwave. A microwave that was stolen from Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly by none other than Stephen Colbert.
Back in 2007, when Colbert was rapidly becoming a household name, the character comedian appeared on O’Reilly’s show, the O’Reilly Factor. Soon after the appearance it was revealed that Colbert had stolen a microwave from the green room at the show’s studio. The 1.85 KW GE JES16565SJ01 countertop microwave has been collecting dust on the set of the Colbert Report ever since.
Recently, however—perhaps aware of his fans’ diehard devotion—Colbert put the microwave up for auction on eBay. Within the past 24 hours, the bids have skyrocketedfrom $43 to $85,000… and counting. There are still nine days left in the auction (it ends February 22).