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To me this just reeks of what has become the defining national feature of American consumerism and excess. I have watched a few clips of this show and many of these people have far more of anything they will ever need. If they donated it, that's one thing, but many of them have enough supplies to see them through the apocalypse and beyond. And for what? Because life has become so empty that we need to fill it with things, any things will do? Or because we always need to have more of everything? Or is it because they feel like they're getting one over on the man?

Weighing in on Extreme Couponing
5/31/11 03:51 PM

Sanford, the parent brand of Sharpie, offers both upcycling options for it's products.

You can find more information here.

How Can I Recycle Old Permanent Markers?
Good Question

2/23/11 11:59 AM

This is the dumbest idea ever. If you don't have a fixed gear or disc brakes, don't try to brake the instant your brake pads hit the zip ties, at the very minimum you'll tear off the brake pads. At worst you'll destroy the rim, fork and end up in the hospital. Oh, and what if you get a flat? Now you, or one very angry mechanic is going to cutting about 40 zip ties off the wheel to replace it.

Hot Tip: Use Cable Ties To Bike Through Snow & Ice
1/20/11 05:55 PM