Divorce can get real messy real fast, with one big source of conflict being how to split up all of the joint assets that have accumulated over the course of a marriage. Martin G., a German man who goes by the name “Der Juli” online, decided to cut straight through the mess by splitting everything he and his ex-wife owned in half–literally.
In a video that has gone viral, Martin makes it clear exactly how he feels about his unfaithful spouse, Laura, by sawing all of their belongings right down the middle. His half of the loot is listed on eBay, where you can bid on 50 percent of a car, an iPhone, a TV, a sofa, and much more. This hilarious act of revenge may be a little extreme, but who are we to judge a man whose wife of 12 years apparently left him for a co-worker she had been seeing?
Recent reports have just revealed that the whole stunt was part of a viral marketing campaign for the German Lawyer's Information in order to promote legal advice and contracts for married couples. In the spirit of supporting the sentiment behind the funny scheme, however, buyers can still bid on the items on eBay, with proceeds going towards charity.
Above: “The car is quite well preserved for its age, but there are some signs of wear. In particular, half is missing.”
“In my opinion, this conversion is the perfect solution for users who want to save space, but cannot afford a MacBook Air.”
“In recent years, I've spent many beautiful evenings on this sofa with my woman. She did not find the evenings so beautiful, which is why my ex-wife now sits on another couch.”
“The wheel moves despite minor limitations, and the front brake engages perfectly.”
“Watching TV alone is already depressing enough. The device is very compact and has several inputs, but am not sure whether they all work.”
“Whoever wonders where the second half is may want to check with my ex-wife.”
“It is considerably smaller and more manageable. In addition, you will finally be at peace with this phone: It is guaranteed not to ring and vibrate and will not play music.”
“It's the perfect phone for people who do not like to make calls.”
“Unlike my ex-wife, I cannot say anything bad about the bed, really, have always slept well in it.”
“There's no need for cuddling stuffed animals–for such things, there are affectionate co-workers.”
“Unfortunately, I can offer only half… But no matter, I have made sure that the best sketches are on my half.”
“The chairs are super as an art installation.”
“I offer here, in my opinion, the best REM album… ‘Everybody Hurts' (how true !!!) and ‘Nightswimming' are the best passages on it yet.”