Friday, April 21, 2006

Thought this was interesting...

A couple of days ago I head about a fellow blogger who is in the process of trading a paperclip for a house. The paperclip itself is not all that unique except it is red and was the paperclip he used to hold his resumes together. Among the trades is a clay doorknob with a funky face on it, a Coleman stove (which was later traded for a generator), and a recording contract for a a year in Phoenix (which is the current item to be traded).

The recording contract went to Jody Gnat, who apparently is someone wanting to break into the music scene. If you go to her site you'll have a chance to listen to her stuff. It's sort of like Ani DiFranco, but definitely also something different. She has the sort of voice that you can tell is not played with at all.

He even lets us, the readers, have input on what he decides he will pick...if he picks any of the options.

Go check it out it's interesting to say the least. I wonder how many people who are taking economics classes are discussing it. I know I hated my economics class but if we had had a case example like this I think it would have made for a more interesting class.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

What Book are you?

No this is not some sort of online quiz. A couple of days ago I was watching "Farenheit 451" on the TCI channel and I got to thinking about the book people. They memorized and literally became the book. I tried to imagine what book in my library would I be so desperate about saving that I would search out these book people and become that book.

So I have a question to put to everyone, what book would you become?