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eBay says no to canine advertising.

Some companies want to get in your head. Andrew Fischer wanted them to get on it.

The 20-year-old University of Nebraska student auctioned off his forehead on eBay last week and somehow got $37,375 from SnoreStop, a company that makes (you guessed it) a snoring remedy. SnoreStop's logo is going to adorn Fischer's dome for the next month, after which the temporary tattoo will be removed and Fischer, whose only job will be to walk around (and presumably not snore), will be up 37K.

Enter every other twenty-something hard up for cash, pride or anything better to do. By the end of last week, over 100 people had put their foreheads up for grabs on eBay, with mixed results. Competition was fierce, and several sellers were looking for an edge. Two guys offered up space on their fiancées. One gal threw her cheeks into the deal. And Jim Choquette, former USF student and Skate Park of Tampa employee, offered an enticing package: his forehead plus the flank of his 2-and-a-half-year-old pit bull, Furia.

And then Choquette's dreams were dashed.

Late Thursday afternoon he received this e-mail from eBay: "We are sure you had the best of intentions when listing this auction and we do not mind if you tatto (sic) your own forehead, but the dog really has no say in this decision and therefore shoudl nto (sic) be part of the auction."

Choquette knew the road was going to be bumpy before the spelling-impaired auction service took action. "I know a lot of people are going to tell me I'm being cruel and whatnot - using her this way - but I don't think it's any worse than parents putting their kids in beauty pageants," he said after putting up the ad.

Nevertheless, the 21-year-old self-described "independent advertising contractor" was shocked when his ad was pulled. "This is jacked," he wrote in an e-mail just minutes afterwards.

This plan may have failed, just like his multiple auditions for reality TV shows. But don't fret - Choquette's got another canine scheme at the ready. Pooper Troopers, a one-man company that will come by and pick up after your dog for $6 per lawn, should be underway soon.

Furia's been helping him train, Choquette said via e-mail Sunday night. "I can clean up a week's worth of shit in like 30 seconds flat. $6/yard … that's over $600/hr."

Ah, the sweet smell of success.

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