That cheapskate won’t even pay for a postage stamp.

cheapskate : A stingey person. Somebody who buys cheap in favour of higher quality or better stuff. Even though they might be able to afford the better. Always Try For The Best Deal “I worked at a Sears that went out of business. On the final day, everything in the store was 95% off. We were selling a brand new weed-wacker for $8. A guy came in and tried to get a manager to sell it to him for $5.”   The Richest Are the Cheapest “My aunt is a freaking multi-millionaire who owns apartment buildings in Menlo Park, CA. She is a notorious cheapskate.Read More →

Banksy: Graffiti is Art

The British street artist Banksy pulled off one of his most spectacular pranks on Friday night, when one of his trademark paintings appeared to self-destruct at Sotheby’s in London after selling for $1.4 million at auction. The work, “Girl With Balloon,” a 2006 spray paint on canvas, was the last lot of Sotheby’s “Frieze Week” evening contemporary art sale. After competition between two telephone bidders, it was hammered down by the auctioneer Oliver Barker for 1 million pounds, more than three times the estimate and a new auction high for a work solely by the artist, according to Sotheby’s. “Then we heard an alarm goRead More →

The Cyclo Knitter is a bicycle-based machine by design student George Barratt-Jones

The charming invention of cyclo knitter features a “scarf tower” made from wood, with a knitting machine attached to the top. The designer added custom-cut wooden gears and the inner-tubes of old bicycle wheels as drive belts, connecting an exercise bike to the knitting machine. A simple wooden base completes the device, ready for commuters to hop on and knit their own scarf. Check out the video below to see their delighted reactions. George’s modification of a standard bicycle attached to a wooden frame and loom is such that when a rider cycles, the automatic loom attached to it will knit a fully completed scarfRead More →