Red Paperclip Guy Gets Even More Famous


Originally uploaded by Kyle MacDonald.

Yep, Kyle MacDonald, our local red paperclip dude, made it into the Unwind section of The Province. Forget links, you have to be a subscriber.

Writer Peter Clough (who invites readers to submit ideas of people he should write about – us?) is a cheeky naysayer, exuding sarcastic incredulity in Kyle’s project. Readers who’ve been with the Vancouver Metblog might remember that Kyle’s 2005-2006 project is to trade his way from a paperclip to a house. He just traded a van for a recording contract. Peter thinks the house is unlikely.

To Peter, I say, houses aren’t that difficult to come by. Vancouver-area houses, nah, that’s impossible. You’re right, Kyle won’t be living close to his hometown of Belcarra, that’s for sure.

But the rest of BC? Checked out Port Hardy listings?

How about Saskatchewan? A friend bought a house near Moose Jaw for only $150. If Kyle doesn’t mind sharing his house with haunted dentures and teabag wallpaper decor, his new home’s now owner is just waiting to unload the place on him.

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