Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Paperclip Heros

I saw a story in the paper today (oddly enough in the buissness section) about this guy, Kyle MacDonald I think, who, by using the interent (his blog mostly) managed to trade a red paperclip for a house. It took him a number of trades for various things like fish-shaped pens and snowglobes and he had to get all famous and show up on TV and radio shows but eventualy some small town gave him a house in return for a part in a movie (Major Leauge 3) that the town auctioned off for donations to its parks service.

So natrualy this guy is like a hero to bloggers and bascicly anyone cool. He was just some young guy (26) who decided to do something. Its that kind of whimiscal "hey I'm gonna get a house for this paperclip" kind of things that takes drive and faith in the internet and fate's sense of humor. It also acheives very little, which I can respect. This guy became a celebrity because he wanted to get a house for a paperclip. A house. Come on! Okay, so the paperclip was red...but regardless. Hes proof that cool stuff can happen if you put serious effort into doing something random and far-fetched. Apparently one person does have the power to change the world, but why would they if they could get a house instead?

But in the spirit I want to make a humble offer. Its not a paperclip 'cuz I don't want to be a total poser, and I don't want a house for the same reason plus I dont need one anyways. No, I think I want a trip to outer space. So I'm offering a blog entry of your choice (that is to say, about whatever you want) with a shout out to you or whoever you want it to be to, and a signed orignal hand-written draft of that entry (one of a kind since I dont write out drafts for these). Post a comment if you have anything to trade for it.

And btw, I'm totaly serious about this.


OldSchoolKlingon said...

How about a pairof shorts that i don't wear anymore?

The Juicy One said...
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The Juicy One said...

eww, who would trade for that afterwards?

ill give you the rights to any one of my works(eg- one poem or essay) to distrubute/publish at your will, so long as you retain that I am the true author and give me a small royalty if anything major happenns.

The Juicy One said...

...or if you wanna follow in kyle's footseteps, ill give you a wooden cat shaped pen.

(no joke, my mom's friend just randomly gave me one, maybe i am a nexus of fate...)

justifiably_vertical said...

send a dig pic of it, maybe i'll trade for it