Just when you think you have exhausted all the oddly strange things people have cooked up in a blog, comes along just one more. One Red Paper Clip is documenting the North American (?) Dream:

My name is Kyle MacDonald. I started with one red paperclip on July 12th, 2005 and I am making a series of trades for bigger or better things until I get a house. My current item up for trade is one recording contract. You can read current offers here. Do you want a recording contract? Please contact me with your offer at (oneredpaperclip@gmail.com) or phone (514-833-3980). I live in Montreal Canada but will go anywhere in the world for the right offer. – (click on pictures below for stories about each trade.)

Only on the web can you get away with this. I love the strangeness of it, as well as the only way I found it was tracing back a Technorati link to History Mike’s Musings (who purloined an image link to something buried on this site) and seeing Kyle’s clip as his leading story.

A toast to sweet web serendipity and the dumb luck of clicking out of curiosity.

The post "Blog Trading From Clip To House" was originally scraped from the bottom of the pickel barrel at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2006/03/blog-trading-from-clip-to-house/) on March 21, 2006.

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  • And He Blogs » Blog Archive » One Red Paperclip andheblogs.andyrush.net/?p=151

    […] If it’s not on your radar already, it’s time for another crazy Internet story about a someone with a wacky idea. This time it’s a gent from Montreal who started with a red paperclip and his quest is to do “up trades” eventually trading for “a house, or an island, or a house on an island”. The point of all this is to follow the story about people that Kyle meets. he says he’ll go anywhere to trade for the right thing. Thanks to Alan Levine for stumbling across this. […]

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    […] Looks at blogger-search come to cogdogblog Just when you think you have exhausted all the oddly strange things people have cooked up in a blog, comes along just one more. One Red Paper Clip is documenting the North American (?) Dream: […]