tales from the cheap

  • Christopher Thé – Black Star Pastry

    · 00:45:08 · The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry

    The fan base for Black Star Pastry is pretty large – after all, its stores attract long lines, have scored many Sydney food awards and even drawn the attention of an Argentinean TV show (its crew called up and asked for an updated pavlova). Black Star Pastry's success may seem unlikely when you consider that its creator Christopher Thé originally had a BA in Psychology and was also told the original Newtown location was "cursed" when he moved in; the DIY attitude that powered the first store meant that he pretty much built the patisserie from scratch, using his parents' retirement money. But the former pastry chef for Quay and Claude's eventually built up such interest for his work that a spin-off Black Star Pastry store opened in Rosebery and a pop-up has appeared at the Powerhouse Museum. Demand for his signature strawberry and watermelon cake has spiked exponentially – not long ago, he was selling half a tray of these a day; now Black Star Pastry buys around a ton of watermelon a week to cover the thousands of strawberry and watermelon pastries that are sold. (The revenue from the cake alone is basically enough to cover 40 people's wages at the company). Christopher shares many other amazing stories about running Black Star Pastry – including the incredibly personal story behind the design of the Rosebery outlet and the inspiration behind the Anzac Day cookie packages – to his surprising army ambitions, collaborations with local designers and keeping watch over former charges who have gone on to their own thing (look out for John Ralley's Textbook Patisserie).

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  • Les bienfaits du thé

    · À votre service

    Tout commence en 2737 avant notre ère, en Chine. Selon la légende, alors que l'empereur Shennong faisait bouillir de l'eau à l'abri d'un arbre pour se désaltérer, une légère brise agita les branches et détacha quelques feuilles.Elles se mêlèrent à l'eau et lui donnèrent une couleur et un parfum délicat.L'empereur y goûta, s'en délecta et en reprit.L'arbre était un théier sauvage : le thé était né.Quels sont les bienfaits du thé sur la santé ?Quel thé choisir pour bénéficier de quelle vertu tout au long de l'année ?Cette boisson est parée de Vertus Santé légendaires, qu'elle doit en partie à ses composants et, surtout, à ses polyphénols.Ces substances végétales seraient en effet responsables d'une grande partie des bienfaits du thé. Les polyphénols présents dans le thé ont des vertus antioxydantes, anti-inflammatoires, anti-cancer et protègeraient le système vasculaire.Concrètement, ils permettraient de lutter contre l'excès des radicaux libres dans l'organisme, de diminuer le risque de cancers du sein et de la prostates de freiner la formation de plaques d'athéromes, responsables de l'obstruction des gros vaisseaux, et le durcissement progressif des artères, de limiter le cholestérol.Ils auraient aussi un effet anti-thrombotique, augmenterait la vigilance, atténuerait le stress et les méfaits d'un excès d'alccol, favoriseraient la digestion et la résistance des cheveux.Ils feraient aussi barrage aux UV et lutteraient contre des maux aussi divers que les céphalées, les yeux rouges, les nausées ou la toux. http://www.cha-yuan.com/

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  • Choisir son thé

    · À votre service

    Le thé est né il y a plusieurs millénaires en Asie et c'est aujourd'hui encore l'une des boissons les plus consommées au monde ; on en produit chaque année 2.700.000 tonnes environ, 1200 milliards de tasses de thé sont bues par an, soit 36 000 à la seconde. Mais ce n'est pas pour autant que nous savons, que vous savez tout sur le thé !Quelles en sont les différentes variétés, faut-il choisir son thé en feuilles ou en sachets, comment le doser, à quelle température le servir, quelles utilisations peut-on en faire en cuisine et comment le déguster dans les règles de l'art ?

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  • Good Design, Quick Design, Cheap Design. Pick two! - RD071

    · 00:28:13 · Resourceful Designer - Resources to help streamline your graphic design and web design business.

    Have you heard the concept of Good, Quick, Cheap? I first heard the concept of Good, Quick, Cheap on The Real Brian Show podcast. I was so fascinated with the concept that I decided to explore how it affects the graphic design industry. In this episode of the Resourceful Designer podcast, I expand on the concept and talk about Good Design, Quick Design and Cheap Design. To get the full story you'll need to listen to the podcast but here's a breakdown of what I discuss in the episode. The dream client Wouldn't it be nice if our clients had unlimited budgets, gave us all the time in the world to work on their projects, and allowed us to design it any way we wanted? We can dream, can't we? The truth of the matter is, there are very few clients that have both the budget and the time we would like to have on a project. If you manage to find one of these elusive clients, latch on to them for dear life and don’t do anything to compromise that relationship. The realistic client More realistically clients want you to design something good, quick and cheap. But therein lies a problem. You see, good, quick and cheap are all possible but only two at a time. Pick two The concept behind Good, Quick, Cheap is that not all three are available at the same time. Your client can only choose two of them. If they want a Good and Cheap Design, they won't get it quickly. If they want a Cheap and Quick Design, it won't be any good. If they want a Good and Quick design it won't be cheap. It all comes down to perception, need and value. Your client needs to decide which one they can do without, Good, Quick or Cheap. Be sure to listen to the podcast episode for the full story. Have you ever thought of the Good, Quick, Cheap concept before? Let me know by leaving a comment for this episode. Questions of the Week Submit your question to be featured in a future episode of the podcast by visiting the feedback page. This week’s question comes from Michael Do you turn down work that does not align with your personal values and morals? If so, how do you "let them down gently" To find out what I told Michael you’ll have to listen to the podcast. Resource of the week iThemes Sync It's important to update WordPress, both for the security of your site and to take advantage of the latest features and improvements. But updates to WordPress core and any plugins or themes installed on your sites can happen pretty frequently. If you're managing multiple WordPress sites, keeping them all updated can take up a lot of your valuable time. iThemes Sync is an easy way to manage updates for all your WordPress sites from one place. Instead of logging in to each site individually, you have one place to view and install available updates, making WordPress maintenance easy. Subscribe to the podcast Subscribe on iTunesSubscribe on StitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe on Google Play Music Contact me Send me feedback Follow me on Twitter and Facebook I want to help you. Running a graphic design or web design business all by yourself isn't easy. If there are any struggles you face running your design business please reach out to me. I'll do my best to help you by addressing your issues in a future blog post or podcast episode here at Resourceful Designer. You can reach me at feedback@resourcefuldesigner.com

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  • De illustratieve kinderwereld van Thé Tjong-Khing

    · Fragmenten Nooit Meer Slapen

    Thé Tjong-Khing (1933) is een Chinees-Nederlandse illustrator en striptekenaar. Hij is geboren in toenmalige Nederlands-Indië en kwam in 1956 naar Nederland waar hij als tekenaar aan de slag ging bij de Toonder Studio’s. Daarna maakte hij tekeningen bij de verhalen van o.a. Miep Diekmann, Burny Bos, Guus Kuijer en Dolf Verroen. Bekend zijn Thé Tjong-Khings verbeeldingen van Vos en Haas, de helden uit de boeken van Sylvia Vanden Heede. Binnenkort verschijnt het filosofische kinderboek 'De dag dat de zee weg was', dat hij samen met filosoof Awee Prins heeft gemaakt. Pieter van der Wielen spreekt met Thé Tjong-Khing.

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  • Ep 51: Life is Cheap Cheap Cheap

    · 01:27:59 · CheapShow

    This should not have been Episode 51. Noel Edmonds made us do this. We can only apologise profusely and hope you can forgive us... We watched "Cheap Cheap Cheap". For our sins we watched it, so you never have to. This episode begins as a commentary track for Ep01 of "Cheap Cheap Cheap" but quickly and horrifically devolves into something unforgivable. Eli was WAY too ill to sit through an hour of Noel Edmonds and it nearly breakes him. In turn, that nearly breaks Paul too. We will all be sorrier for the experience.We can never apologise enough.All opinions and immature accusations are obviously us taking the piss. Please do not make us lament having to write that last sentence. We feel bad enough.And if you like us, why not support us:www.patreon.com/cheapshowShare & Enjoy. Subscribe or Die!You can see pictures and accompanying videos for this episode on our website www.thecheapshow.co.ukIf you want to get involved, email us at thecheapshow@gmail.comAnd if you have to, follow us on Twitter @thecheapshowpod or @paulgannonshow & @elisnoidIf you like what you hear, please spread the word!Like, Review, Share, Comment... LOVE US!

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  • Ep13: Scott Keyes - Scott's Cheap Flights

    · 00:34:30 · Nifty Thrifty Dentists Podcast

    Scott Keyes is the founder of Scott's Cheap Flights, a web service that alerts you when there is a ridiculously great travel deal.  Scott is the flight searcher-in-chief, spending 8-12 hours a day on Google Flights and he oversees daily operations at Scott’s Cheap Flights.  He has traveled to 45 countries (and 45 states!) and has lived in Mexico (Oaxaca), Mozambique (Maputo), Chile (Santiago), and the United States (all over).  Scott joins Glenn and Vinh to discuss his favorite vacation destinations and his love for Mauritian cuisine. Notes of Interest: Scott's Cheap Flights sends you alerts when there is a great deal.  There are three membership plans and they are $5 or less per month. Scott's Cheap Flights was created when Scott created a "cheap tickets" newsletter for his friends. His newsletter and website exploded overnight and is now one of the most popular travel deal sites on the web Growth of Scott's Cheap Flights has been driven by word-of-mouth, press coverage, flight giveaways, and Reddit. Many of the deals Keyes offers are a result of what he calls "fat-finger discounts (airline employee priced it at $59 instead of $590)" Some of his most brag-worthy finds include round-trip tickets to Kenya for $310, Rio for $363, and Bali for $348. Download this episode Links from the show: Scott's Cheap Flights – https://scottscheapflights.com/ Chez Dodo - http://www.chezdodopdx.net/ The Nifty Thrifty Dentist CE Event – https://niftythriftydentists.com/ce-event/ Legwork PRM – https://www.legworkprm.com/ Keating Dental Arts – https://keatingdentalarts.com/ Wallace Specialty Insurance – http://www.insurance4dds.com/ Online Dental Consulting – https://onlinedentalconsulting.com/   Acknowledgements “Anger Management” is property of Columbia studios "SNL" is property of NBC studios "Never Gonna Give you up" is property of Rick Astley and RCA records No copyright infringement intended    

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  • Podcast #10 - Ni Air, Ni Eau

    · 02:38:56 · Le podcast de merugezu

    Nous sommes au mois d'octobre. L'été n'est plus qu'un lointain souvenir. Les feuilles mortes, la pluie et le vent nous rappellent qu'on rentre dans cette période où il fait bon de rester chez soi devant son PC ou devant sa console.Préparez vous un thé ou un chocolat chaud (pourquoi pas les deux ?!) et mettez-vous bien pour écouter nos échanges avec la team au complet, pour une fois !Nous parlons de nos vacances, de nos péripéties vidéoludique et de pas mal de choses à vrai dire pour un enregistrement qui a durer assez longtemps.Au programme :Sofiene a joué à Knack 2Guillaume a joué à FIFA 17Théo a joué à NieR: AutomataKen a joué à Yakuza KiwamiPazou à joué à Life is Strange: Before The Storm et Until Dawn—-Nioh ou le succès de Koei Tecmo et la Team NinjaQuizz Final Fantasy : Duel fratricideLe Sonic Bashing, pourquoi, comment ?Recommandations lettonnes : Phantasmagoria II : Obsessions Fatales et l’app Kanji StudyDans la série « Uberisation de la darksoulerisation et de la gentrification des jeux vidéo » : CupHead-gate! Dean Takahashi : escroc ou génie incompris?! Mais qu’en pense le public ?!?!Morceaux utilisés :Triplego – OrangeNobuo Uematsu – Let the Battles Begin! (闘う者達)Fat Jon – GenomeUn grand merci à vous tous. Nous allons gagner en régularité, ça nous fait vraiment chaud au coeur de voir votre enthousiasme s’exprimer à chaque nouveau contenu que nous publions. Du fond du coeur : MERCI ! ❤www.merugezu.com

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  • La Chine au secours du thé mauricien

    · 00:12:33 · Economie et développement

    Vous prendrez bien une tasse de thé pour fêter la nouvelle année! Et pourquoi pas du thé de l'île Maurice? Le secteur fait face à de nombreux défis, comme le changement climatique et la vieillesse des plantes. Port-Louis a fait appel à l'aide de la Chine // Comment discutent entrepreneurs africains et allemands? Quelles sont les attentes de chacun? Une rencontre s'est tenue à Bonn sur le sujet.

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  • La vie secrete de Colibacille - Episode 6

    · 00:12:00 · L'Inaudible de Walter

    Un grand feuilleton webophonique et proportionnel Episode 6 : archéologie, tête à Tohtô et thé à l'ail. Starlette... ...Colibacille Blast... ...Borken José Phinebacker... ...le Colonel Quenton... ...Jimmy Carlton Laurent Doucet... ...Anselme Gougnafier Twen... ...Arno Future Mademoiselle Hobby... ...Colibacille enfant Phileas... ...John McConcierge Pop Goes The WZA... ...Toto Laricco CousBou... ...Gallineo Gallinea Jean-Seb... ...Professeur von Glutamate Pompidou... ...Rachmaninov Helmut von Straffenberg... ...Sigismond de Courte-Paille Lams... ...la tête à Tohtô Raoolito... ...Jean-Paul Braillard Lulu... ...Paul Tergheist Lionel... ...le Connétable Johnny... ...le Présentateur Tamala75... ...Doris McConcierge Minarey... ...Commissaire Pikachiette Nico Tupe... ...Pierre Laure... ...Valentine Nelson... ...le Commentateur Didouille... ...Anna Phylactic Cocorette... ...Geneviève Slyvoon... ...Commandant Poupougne Narghilet... ...le Commandant de bord Holograme... ...le Garde Monsieur Hobby... ...Rufin Pompidou... ...Bilou Crama... ...le Chauffeur de taxi Margot Zilla...Bohort...Cirbafe...The Bûcheron...Grincheux...Laetitia...Brice...Geoffroy...Anna Coluthe...Coupie...                   ...les Juges arbitres Irslo...Geckaude...Narghilet...     ...les Vendeurs de glaces Vinsouille... ...le Reporter Nelson... ...Dom Perignon Ian... ...Johnny Walker Limonade... ...Helga Mao... ...Etiennette Musique originale... ...Phaeton Bougre Voix générique... ...Abi le Fanu Ecrit et réalisé par Walter Proof ©linaudible.com

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  • Kungligt thé med Staffan Westerberg

    · Nordegren i P1

    I dagens Nordegren: Kan Sverige bedriva krig i Afghanistan med hoppande majoritet? När vi nu har haft val varför skärper sig inte partierna och gör upp? Thomas Nordegren ska också dricka kungligt thé med anledning av att det i dag är exakt 200 år sedan Jean Baptiste Bernadotte landsteg i Helsingborg, staden där Thomas växte upp. Från hans barndom kommer han ihåg det fula monumentet vid hamnfärjan Kvick. Inbjuden på eftermiddagsteet i studion är också skådespelaren Staffan Westerberg som just nu spelar i en alldeles lysande självbiografisk teaterföreställningen Elvaåringen. Och hur ska det gå med Kjerstin Dellerts närvaro vid premiären av Aniara på Stadsteatern på torsdag? Är hon bjuden? Bisittare: Nina Lekander Kan Sverige bedriva krig i Afghanistan med hoppande majoritet? När vi nu har haft val varför skärper sig inte partierna och gör upp? Thomas Nordegren ska också dricka kungligt thé med anledning av att det i dag är exakt 200 år sedan Jean Baptiste Bernadotte landsteg i Helsingborg, staden där Thomas växte upp. Kungaparet intar sitt te samtidigt som Thomas, men på Sofiero slott där Marcus Nemrin förbereder kalaset. Från hans barndom kommer han ihåg det fula monumentet vid hamnfärjan Kvick. Inbjuden på eftermiddagsteet i studion är också skådespelaren Staffan Westerberg som just nu spelar i en alldeles lysande självbiografisk teaterföreställning Elvaåringen. Och hur ska det gå med Kjerstin Dellerts närvaro vid premiären av Aniara på Stadsteatern på torsdag? Är hon bjuden? Och så kollar vi Thomas blodtryck.

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  • Ep. 510, Pride and Prejudice, Part 7of14, by Jane Austen

    · 00:54:32 · The Classic Tales Podcast

    Visitors come to Rosings, namely Colonel Fitzwilliam and Mr. Darcy himself. And it seems that it is no accident has brought Mr. Darcy to the environs of Miss Elizabeth Bennet. He is a man with a plan. Jane Austen, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Today’s show is made possible by those of you who are Classic Tales Podcast Financial Supporters. If you enjoy The Classic Tales Podcast, please become a supporting member at www.thebestaudiobooks.com. Thank you very, very much! You may have noticed that there has been a dearth of new audiobooks appearing through the website. The last one that was produced for the website was A Study in Scarlet, which came out last May. The reason for this lag is that I can no longer afford to produce these “bonus” audiobooks out of my own pocket. You see, every episode of The Classic Tales Podcast is downloaded or streamed over 16,000 times in the course of a month. Yet, I have just over 300 monthly financial subscribers. This is great, and it pays the podcast and website bills and a little more, but it’s far from the funding required to produce a new audiobook every month. Now, I would rather go forward than go back. If we get more supporting members, we can produce more Classic Tales. So I’d like to offer you more incentive to become a monthly supporter of The Classic Tales. Starting in March, there will be a new 4 hour-long portion of a new audiobook that will be available to subscribers only, in addition to The Classic Tales Podcast. This line of additional subscribers-only content will be called the Enchiridion. Every month, subscribers will get an email with a link to approximately 4 hours of additional Classic Tales content. What titles will be available through The Enchiridion? We will start with Alan Quatermain, the sequel to King Solomon’s Mines. From there, we have an entire catalogue of fantastic titles in the queue, including London’s The Sea Wolf, Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Sabatini’s Scaramouche and many, many more. And so now, if you become a monthly supporter, not only do you ensure the future of The Classic Tales Podcast,          but also you get a monthly coupon code AND 4 hours of a new audiobook – every month. And if enough people become supporters, we can do the longer titles again! There’s never been a better time to become a supporter of The Classic Tales Podcast. Become a member at www.thebestaudiobooks.com. Again, thank you for your support. And now, Pride and Prejudice, Part 7 of 14, by Jane Austen

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  • Ep. 47: Leanne Brown - Bringing Everyone to the Kitchen Table

    · 00:47:11 · Chasing Dreams with Aimee J.

    Leanne Brown is the creator of the viral sensation, Eat Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day. Originally created as a master’s thesis, Leanne found success with her book quite by accident. Throughout this chat with Aimee J., Leanne discusses her connection with food, the evolution of the book, and how she found her purpose. She also gives insight into maintaining focus on her purpose and why it’s important to continue to find ways of connecting with her audience. It’s clear Leanne has created something special. What’s even more clear is that Leanne is passionate about helping others and has truly made an impact. TWEET: Bringing everyone to the #kitchen #table, on this episode of #ChasingDreams Connecting with your path. As a child, Leanne loved all things creative, including (and perhaps especially) the fun dishes that came to life in the kitchen. Her connection with food was clear, but Leanne never wanted to pursue a career in culinary arts. Leanne’s creative leanings led her to earn her bachelor’s degree in art and go on to do work that she enjoyed right out of school. Once she discovered the food studies program at NYU, Leanne knew she’d found her calling. She attended NYU and passionately gained as much knowledge as she could. Leanne was drawn to cooking all along, and began watching YouTube videos to learn more about cooking. In sharing meals with her friends, she realized her main passion was pretty clear: Leanne loved sharing how to make food. For Leanne, it wasn’t just about cooking for friends, it was about teaching them to make the dishes. That’s where she found her path. The evolution of a book that would change lives. When the time came to write her master’s thesis, Leanne would end up with the book that would change everything. The book evolved from her master’s thesis and she immediately knew she had to find ways of sharing it with others. Her goal wasn’t to make money; it was to share it with people so she could make a real impact on their lives. Leanne decided to start a website and began sharing recipes there in the hopes that she could help people without a lot of money learn to eat well. The website would immediately garner a great deal of attention, eventually going viral after being shared on Reddit. All of a sudden, Leanne was an internet sensation. TWEET: Connecting with your true #path and staying the course, on this episode of #ChasingDreams Maintaining a focus on the original purpose. Once she realized her book truly mattered, Leanne decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign so she could get the book to the masses. She would hit her original goal of $10k in just a day and end up raising a total of $144k by the time the campaign ended. Leanne used the money to publish her book and ended up sharing it with non-profits at cost and even for free in some cases. From the start, she knew she wasn’t in this to make money - she was here to help people. Leanne stayed focused on reaching the masses and helping people overcome their fear of cooking. She started getting emails from people who shared how the book changed their life. According to Leanne, this is the greatest reward of all. The future of Good and Cheap. Over time, Leanne’s audience continued to grow. Today, she is sought out for public speaking engagements and workshops, something Leanne never imagined she’d enjoy, but it’s something she truly loves. She discusses why it’s so important to connect with people through workshops and events, and the rewards she feels as a result. Leanne gives insight into what she sees in the future and why her goal is to get people to understand that they deserve to eat good food. In closing, Leanne shares some advice for fellow dream chasers, including why it’s so important to share your dreams. TWEET: Finding ways of #helping #people and seeing lives changed OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE: [0:55] Introduction of Leanne Brown. [2:57] Leanne’s background in cooking. [5:38] Leanne’s decision to study art in school. [8:12] How did you find the food studies program at NYU? [12:06] More about Leanne’s book. [17:27] Some of the touching stories she’s heard from people who read her book. [19:01] Launching a Kickstarter campaign. [21:12] Staying true to the original intent of the product. [22:36] Will you make any other volumes of the book? [29:01] Speaking publicly and giving workshops to help people. [30:50] Learning to love public speaking. [35:18] The opportunity to connect with people and change their lives. [38:39] 10 years from now, what do you think you’ll be doing? [42:36] Leanne’s number one piece of advice for dream chasers. LEANNE’S RECOMMENDATION: If you have a dream or an idea that you believe in, tell as many people about it as possible. Don’t hide it; share it. That’s how you get the support you need to make it a reality. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: www.LeanneBrown.com Connect with Leanne on Social Media: Facebook: EatGoodAndCheap Twitter: @leelb Instagram: @LeanneEBrown Revised Edition: Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day Original Free PDF: Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day TWEETS YOU CAN USE: TWEET: If you have a #dream you believe in, #share it with as many people as possible ~ Leanne Brown TWEET: Staying true to yourself and forging #connections with #people, on this episode of #ChasingDreams

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  • 197: Jeff Yeager, "The Ultimate Cheapskate"

    · So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

    What’s your definition of cheap? Do you think you’re cheap? Is the person you’re living with – cheap? I got into trouble once because I went on ABC news and talked about MY personal definition of cheap versus frugal…To me, being cheap means wasting time and energy to save money, being inconsiderate or rude or harmful in your pursuit of saving money. And as an example I mentioned some forms of extreme couponing. And boy did that get the couponers MAD! I got SO much hate email…! Now, not all couponing is bad. But I know there are people out there who spend hours a day to cut coupons and all they save is $20 or $30. $20 or $30 is not insignificant BUT when you account for all that time and energy and perhaps the fact that you were cutting coupons while your son needed your help with his science project…(I’m making this up!) that perhaps you’re not being frugal. You’re being CHEAP. And if you’re going to hate me for saying that, that’s OK by me! And all of this brings me to TODAY’s guest. Jeff Yeager, dubbed “The Ultimate Cheapskate” by Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show, specializes in teaching others how to spend smart in order to spend less and living frugally.  He is also an accomplished author of several books on the topic, including “Don’t Throw That Away!” “The Cheapskate Next Door” and “The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches”. He hosts The Cheap Life on YouTube which also provides video content about living the good life at a fraction of the cost. If you’re an AARP member, perhaps you may recognize today’s guest as he is one of their saving’s experts.  

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  • Episode 102 - Top 5 Bon Scott Era AC/DC Songs

    · 01:20:18 · Decibel Geek Podcast

    It was all the way back in April of 2012 when we put out an episode showcasing Aaron and Chris' Top 5 Brian Johnson-era AC/DC songs. With 30 years worth of material on 10 studio albums from the Johnson-fronted version of the band available, it was difficult to narrow down five picks for each host. They never thought picking songs from a 6 album/6 year period would be equally as difficult. The boys' goal this week was to chronicle Bon Scott's much-too-short history in music and with AC/DC while playing selections from their favorite tracks from the classic lineup of the band from the six album span of High Voltage in 1975 through 1979's Highway to Hell album. Ronald Belford Scott was born on July 9th 1946 in Forfar, Scotland. In 1956 his family moved to Western Australia. It was there that he joined the Associated Fremantle Scots Pipe Band, learning to play the drums. He attended North Fremantle Primary School and later, John Curtin College of the Arts until he dropped out at the age of 15.  He spent a short time in Fremantle Prison's assessment centre and nin months at the Riverbank Juvenile Institution relating to charges of giving a false name and address to the police, having escaped legal custody, having unlawful carnal knowledge and stealing twelve gallons of gas. He was, for all intents and purposes, a problem child. He attempted to join the Australian Army but was rejected for being deemed "socially maladjusted." In a very real way, the entertainment industry was tailor-made for someone of Bon's mindset and personality as it allowed him to be himself. In 1970, Bon Scott moves to Adelaide and joins progressive rock band Fraternity. They soon change their name to Fang. During this time they play support slots opening for Status Quo and Geordie; a band fronted by a gentleman named Brian Johnson who would go on to replace Bon after his death in 1980. In 1974 Bon is introduced to the guys in AC/DC by friend and former band mate Vince Lovegrove. Vince later worked in journalism and television (including KISS' 1980 Inner Sanctum Special from Australia). Bon replaced Dave Evans as the lead singer of AC/DC on October 24,1974, when it became obvious the band and Evans were heading in different directions, with Evans having personal clashes with band members and management. The Bon Scott AC/DC Discography: High Voltage: Released 2/17/75 in Australia 3rd Young brother, George, was one of the albums producers and plays bass on a number of tracks. Most of the songs on this version of High Voltage were not released outside Australia until 1984, when "Baby, Please Don't Go", "You Ain't Got a Hold on Me", "Soul Stripper", and "Show Business" were included on the '74 Jailbreak EP, released in the United States, Canada, and Japan in October 1984. TNT: Released 12/1/75 in Australia School Days" is a cover version of a Chuck Berry song. Only Australian AC/DC studio album for which there is no international counterpart. However, seven of its nine songs comprise the international version of High Voltage, released in May 1976.  The other two, "Rocker" and "School Days", saw worldwide release as part of Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap's international version (1976/1981) and the Bonfire box set (1997) respectively. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: Released 12/17/1976 internationally Certified 6x platinum in the US, selling at least six million copies, becoming the third-highest selling album by AC/DC in the US after Highway to Hell (7x platinum) and Back in Black (22+). A song titled "I'm a Rebel" was recorded during this album's sessions in 1976, with music and lyrics written by Angus and Malcolm Young's older brother, Alex Young. This song was never released by AC/DC and remains in Albert Productions' vaults. German band Accept later released it as a single and named their second album after the song. AC/DC's record label at the time, Albert Productions, was not happy with the album's vocals and production. According to bassist Mark Evans, the band's manager Michael Browning told him he assumed Bon Scott would be fired as a result. On the Live At Donington DVD, Angus and Malcolm explain that the concept of this album was to make it a Humphrey Bogart-esque mystery scenario. Furthermore, the term "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" is an homage to the cartoon Beany and Cecil, which Angus watched when he was a child. One of the cartoon's characters was named Dishonest John, and carried a business card that read, "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. Holidays, Sundays and Special Rates.” Let There Be Rock: Released 6/23/77 internationally Last AC/DC recording to feature bassist Mark Evans, who previously played on T.N.T. (1975) and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap Music video for title track featured Scott as a priest and the rest of the band as altar boys. For the original vinyl release, in all markets other than the USA and Japan, "Crabsody in Blue" was featured instead of "Problem Child".  International version's cover also marked the debut of the band's logo, designed by Gerard Huerta.  Double platinum in the U.S. Powerage: Released 5/25/1978 Originally released on Atlantic Records, and reached No. 133 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart in the US, eventually going platinum. First AC/DC album to be released nearly simultaneously in both Australian and international markets, and the first to use just one cover image for both.  Last Bon Scott-era studio release to feature production work by Harry Vanda and George Young. Studio debut of bassist Cliff Williams. Former bassist Mark Evans says that the album also has bass by him, as the Powerage songs started being done during the recording of his last album Let There Be Rock, and producer George Young, while Williams was having trouble on getting his work visa. Keith Richards has also stated that Powerage is his favorite AC/DC record. "Riff Raff" is frequently played on Guns N' Roses/Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash's iheartradio channel, "Slash FM", citing it as one of his favorite AC/DC songs. "Riff Raff" is covered by Guns N' Roses on their current Chinese Democracy World Tour. This song was also covered by the Canadian heavy metal band Annihilator on their 1996 album Refresh the Demon. The main riff for "Riff Raff" is often used as a soundcheck for Melvins guitar player Buzz Osbourne before live Melvins performances, as heard on the DVD Salad of a Thousand Delights. "Sin City" was covered by the '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister, on their album Twisted Forever. The song has also been covered by the punk rock band The Offspring, Great White, Ugly Kid Joe and Bruce Dickinson. "Sin City" is Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry's favorite AC/DC song. "Kicked in the Teeth" was covered by Nashville Pussy on their album Eat More Pussy and also available on the bonus CD of Let Them Eat Pussy. Highway to Hell: Released 8/3/1979 Certified 7x Platinum by the RIAA. In 2003, the album was ranked number 200 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. First to break the US Top 100, eventually reaching #17 The final words spoken by Scott on the album are "Shazbot, na-nu na-nu", phrases used on the then-popular American sitcom, Mork and Mindy, by lead character Mork (a visiting extraterrestrial played by Robin Williams). The phrase ended the song "Night Prowler" and closed the album. Pre-production of the album began in January 1979 with demos cut at Albert Studios in Sydney, Australia, where they met the intended producer, Eddie Kramer. Kramer was fired before a single track had been completed, and Robert John "Mutt" Lange was brought in to replace him.  Recorded during sessions in February 1979 at Criteria Studios inMiami, Florida, and March–April at Roundhouse Studios in London, England. Bon Scott died February 19, 1980.  After passing out in a car after a night of drinking in a London club, he was found dead the next afternoon in the car by a friend. Initially his death was as pulmonary aspiration from choking on his own vomit but later confirmed as due to acute alcohol poisoning, classified as “Death by misadventure.” Buy Music! AC/DC Contact Us!   Rate, Review, and Subscribe in iTunes Join the Fan Page Follow on Twitter E-mail Us Comment Below   Call us on the Hotline! (540) DBGeek - 1 or (540) 342-3351

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  • Super Joystiq Podcast 061: Tales of Xillia, Skullgirls, Brothers, QuakeCon 2013, GaymerX

    · The Joystiq Podcast

    Filed under: Podcasts This week's Super Joystiq Podcast is planning a whole line of water-filled designer furniture. Any other year and we would still be in a gaming drought in the run-up to release season, but summer 2013 is overloaded with great smaller games. Ludwig helms the show this week, joined by Jordan, and new Managing Editor Susan Arendt in her first SJP appearance. In games, the crew hits the upcoming releases and recent reviews, including Tales of Xillia, Skullgirls PC, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Pikmin 3, Dragon's Crown, and more. In the second half, it's on to con-talk, Everquest Next, QuakeCon, big John Carmack news, and takeaways from GaymerX. Listen to the Super Joystiq Podcast: Subscribe to the Super Joystiq Podcast in iTunes Add the Super Joystiq Podcast feed to your RSS aggregator Download the MP3 directly Podcast timestamps and relevant links are available after the break.Continue reading Super Joystiq Podcast 061: Tales of Xillia, Skullgirls, Brothers, QuakeCon 2013, GaymerXSuper Joystiq Podcast 061: Tales of Xillia, Skullgirls, Brothers, QuakeCon 2013, GaymerX originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments

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  • iTF 110 Tales of Terror From Tampa Bay

    · 00:53:27 · iNTO THE FRAY RADIO - An Encounter with the Abyss that is the Paranormal

    Author of 'Eerie Florida', Mark Muncy joins me along with his co-author of 'Tales of Terror From Tampa Bay,' Elizabeth Abbott. We touch on a few of the scary stories included within, from a very unwelcome and disturbed visitor into a home, the apparition in the nursing home, and the "thing" seen at an apartment complex even up to recently. 'Tales of Terror From Tampa Bay'  and '31 Tales of Terror from Hellview Cemetery' by Mark Muncy and Elizabeth Abbott Hellview Cemetary Facebook page Visit Mark and Kari on their website: EerieFlorida.com Find them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Purchase 'Eerie Florida' on Amazon  You can still get a special edition, signed and personally illustrated copy of 'Eerie Florida' HERE Have a story you’d like to share?  Please don’t hesitate to contact me HERE or via email, shannon@intothefrayradio.com If you'd rather...you can call the iTF message line and leave your story there... Call 844-866-3366 anytime. Want to support the show and get more content?  Become an iNSIDER and get more, from well....the iNSIDE!  The video versions will be far less edited, bloopers and blunders (mostly my own) are staying in. This is what really happens when you record an episode. A couple different options lets you decide what's best for you...4.99/month or 54/year, will give you full access as an iNSIDER. Click HERE to sign up! Recent episodes now up for iNSIDERS...video interview with Vance and Jen of  the podcast, 'The Caravan of Lore', another episode of listener emails which include Sasquatch encounters, 'Utah the Strange' which is video footage from Duck Creek, Utah...location of my sighting of the four shadow beings...and a new Omissions episode with extra conversations with my guests, not included in the main show. Thursday's show will NOT change...every week, a new episode of iTF will air as usual.   Follow iTF: Facebook: Join the interactive group and please, like and share my official radio page      Twitter: Official iTF and Shannon’s personal account Shannon's Instagram Various iNTO THE FRAY gear available at intothefrayradio.threadless.com Subscribe to iNTO THE FRAY in iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and most ALL other podcatchers. If you enjoy the show, please take a moment to rate and review, as it helps others locate the show.  More stories coming in, for you to enjoy! Browse and purchase Mister-Sam's dark art creations... Up right now on Threadless.com...'Spring Hare'- The Bio-Mechanical Resurrected Roadkill. His website: Mister-Sam.com 'Friday 13th October 2017' by Mister Sam Shearon...pick up a signed print from him today! Email Sam at: info@mister-sam.com Check out Sam's Patreon account where you can pledge at various levels...gaining access to his blog, raffles, exclusive signed prints available NOWHERE else and much more! Also find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr Ryan Sprague on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and listen to his new podcast, Somewhere in the Skies Ryan's Patreon! Find Ryan's book 'Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to an Alien Phenomenon' on Amazon and Richard Dolan Press Find Ryan Sprague on his websites somewhereintheskies.com,RyanDSprague.com, and ThirdKindProductions.com East in Red via Dark House Theater! iNTO THE FRAY is now proudly part of the KGRA Radio Network. Visit kgraradio.com for a complete list of live shows and rebroadcasts of your favorites like...Expanded Perspectives, The Gralien Report, Fade to Black...and more! You can also visit DarkMyths.org for even more options of Fortean, true crime and paranormal shows. Music for this episode of iTF provided with permission by:  Tanek,  & Electus   

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  • Episode 13: Duck Tales

    · 01:22:50 · Watch Out for Fireballs!

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross capitalize on the nostalgic popularity of Duck Tales.Duck Tales is regarded as one of the best NES games, and for good reason. Scrooge’s journey from the Himalayas to Transylvania to the Moon and back to Transylvania a few more times is one of the most novel and fun platformers around. Plus, that Moon music.Links of NoteDuck Tales (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DuckTales_(video_game))Duck Tales Manual (http://gamesdbase.com/media/system/nintendo_nes/manual/formated/duck_tales_-_1989_-_capcom_co.,_ltd..pdf)Gordon Gecko (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONXpaBQnBvE)Knockback (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Knockback)Darkwing Duck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkwing_Duck)Olmec (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKo9mUeIueM)Legends of the Hidden Temple (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVdRIQqQGhI)Duck Tales Movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9KKULbQDKk)Duck Tales Speed Run (http://speeddemosarchive.com/DuckTales.html)The Snow Leopard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAAqQqoNecM)Edge Spawning (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RespawningEnemies)Duck Tales Moon/Final Fantasy 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOFUaPr6CH4)Duck Tales/ Sonic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qREnzDZH2-E)Moon / Advantage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OKOAgffd8s)Moon / Mario Paint (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEQyL4Qf2H4)Frostillicus "Moon Pie" (http://www.snpp.com/episodes/4F24)Super Mario 3D Land (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c4xHskYHns)The Gift of the Magi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gift_of_the_Magi)Super secret ending (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiD5ob8wwwo)Duckman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WzZ7vpBc44)The Adventures of Rad Gravity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDXFkbe1WeI) (I was wrong about which game it was! This is unrelated and hideous)McKids (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7j3XM2Xcvw)NES Flicker (http://www.orble.com/why-nes-games-are-insane/)

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  • Cheap and Thin: Richard Neutra and Frank Lloyd Wright

    · 00:53:04 · Ted Wells living : simple

    What is the psychological process whereby one person inspires and influences another? In this interview, Dr. Raymond Richard Neutra traces the forty-year relationship between his parents and the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Cheap and Thin: Neutra and Wright, Kindle available at Amazon.  The author's father, the pioneer modern architect Richard Neutra, immigrated to the United States in the early 1920's with the dual motivation of working for his idol Frank Lloyd Wright and for exploring the American industrial potential for economical and light weight housing, schools, medical facilities and other "architecture of social concern." Wright's early cordiality changed when he characterized those projects as "Cheap and Thin." Although meant as an insult, the characterization revealed a recognition of the different direction that Richard Neutra's goals had given to the basic strategies that Wright had developed twenty years earlier: Neutra wanted to develop an economic and light way to deploy technology and nature for a happy and healthy life. The relationship between Wright and Neutra recounts family memories of visits between them. It then explores the substantial influence of Wright on Neutra and how Neutra adapted, adopted and added strategies and design features to gradually develop what was to become mid-century "California Modern." Cheap and Thin: Neutra and Wright, Kindle available at Amazon.   

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  • #328: Cheap Trick (1997) by Cheap Trick

    · 00:38:22 · Dig Me Out Podcast

    Our Patreon subscribers helped us pick an album from April of 1997 to review, and thanks to a tie-breaking coin flip, we’re checking out the self-titled Cheap Trick album. It’s actually the second self-titled album from Cheap Trick, the first being their debut from twenty years earlier. To help us dissect this record and provide historical context on this era of the band, we’ve enlisted Colin Gawel of Watershed, League Bowlers and formerly Why Isn’t Cheap Trick In The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame? to lend a hand.

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