Thursday, July 13, 2006

Red Paper Clip = House?

Well, I'm sure some of you have heard of this, but there is a blogger from Canada who has been working on converting a red paper clip into a house. Seriously. Kyle MacDonald started with a single red paper clip about a year ago. It was his goal to trade the paper clip for something just a little bigger and a little better. He would then repeat the process until he could trade for a house. He has finally succeeded. I must admit, I wouldn't have thought of doing it, but I do have tip my hat to him. Hmmm....I wonder if I could do the same to get the money to pay off my car loan? Anyone want to trade for an old, dry ball point pen? Anyone? No one? *sigh* back to doing it the old fashioned way, I guess . . .

Read the Reuters report here.

4 comments:

jbwritergirl said...

I'll trade you my previously loved nail file but that won't pay off your loans, however it will finely tool your nails to a sharp point when the bill collector comes-a-callin'.
jb

jbwritergirl said...

By the way I've added your link to my site as I enjoy reading your posts.
JB

RogueHistorian said...

Likewise and link away. I always like the news to be a little twisted. For anyone who hasn't seen JB's blog yet, GO!

e_doe said...

my friend sent me this guy's post on craigslist about 9 months ago and then i heard his interview with npr about 2 months ago. At that time, he had traded up to a recording contract. I can't wait to read the rest of his trades.

this makes me reconsider my earlier statement about all of us getting dumber. I think we're actually headed toward an evolutionary split. Paperclip guy on one side and all-glass-building-in-the-desert builders on the other.