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Subject: Kyle MacDonald paperclip is now a house.

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/07 at 2:52 am

What he has done is amazing trading a paper clip to start with and ended up with a house.

On July 14, 2005, he went to Vancouver and traded the paperclip for a fish-shaped pen.
He then traded the pen the same day for a hand-sculpted doorknob from Seattle, Washington, which he nicknamed "Knob-T".
On July 25, 2005, he traveled to Amherst, Massachusetts, with a friend to trade the Knob-T for a Coleman camp stove (with fuel).
On September 24, 2005, he went to San Clemente, California, and traded the camp stove for a Honda generator, from a U.S. Marine.
On November 16, 2005, he made a second (and successful) attempt (after having the generator confiscated by the New York City Fire Department) in Maspeth, Queens, to trade the generator for an "instant party": an empty keg, an IOU for filling the keg with the beer of the holder's choice, and a neon Budweiser sign.
On December 8, 2005, he traded the "instant party" to Quebec comedian and radio personality Michel Barrette for a Ski-doo snowmobile.
Within a week of that, he traded the snowmobile for a two-person trip to Yahk, British Columbia, in February 2006.
On or about January 7, 2006, the second person on the trip to Yahk traded Kyle a cube van for the privilege.
On or about February 22, 2006, he traded the cube van for a recording contract with Metal Works in Toronto, Canada.
On or about April 11, 2006, he traded the recording contract to Jody Gnant for a year's rent in Phoenix, Arizona.
On or about April 26, 2006, he traded the one year's rent in Phoenix, Arizona, for one afternoon with Alice Cooper
On or about May 26, 2006, he traded the one afternoon with Alice Cooper for a KISS motorized snow globe
On or about June 2, 2006, he traded the KISS motorized snow globe to Corbin Bernsen for a role in the film Donna on Demand.
On or about July 5, 2006, he traded the movie role for a two-story farmhouse in Kipling, Saskatchewan.

Subject: Re: Kyle MacDonald paperclip is now a house.

Written By: Haynsoul on 07/03/07 at 3:28 am

I remember seeing this on VH1's biggest internet celebrities or something like that.

Subject: Re: Kyle MacDonald paperclip is now a house.

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 07/03/07 at 4:15 am

All that money spent tripping around probably would've bought the house in the first place.

Or not, I don't know. Interesting story though.

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