Cracker Ingenuity: Tips from the Trailer Park for the Chronically Broke

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Macmillan, 2003 - Humor - 240 pages
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Wondering what to do with all those oil drums in your yard? Does a lack of funds inspire you to race lawnmowers instead of cars, or enter cow-chip-tossing contests instead of bridge tournaments? Ever invite friends over for a fancy dinner only to realize that you're flat broke and fresh out of groceries? Look no further...

Cracker Ingenuity is the ultimate guide to making something out of nothing - a testament to the universal truth that there's more to life than money. Herein you'll find the recipes, instructions, anecdotes, and advice of the masters who have managed not only to get by on hardly a dime, but to have a great time while doing so - from monster truck rallies to state fairs and from high rise trailer parks to four star "troats" (trailer boats).

With Cracker Ingenuity, you'll learn how to make: *Musical instruments from tools *fishing lures from spoons, hypnotizing frog traps, and wild hogbait * whiskey-bottle drinking glasses *a shower from a sump-pump *homemade antifreeze *your own personal landfill *luxurious spa treatments from kitchen-cupboard ingredients.

Plus much, much more, including:
*the canned-food cooking secrets of Betty Cracker * unconventional uses for old tires, cars and bathroom fixtures * natural tobacco alternatives * free entertainment * the history and ingenuity of the trailer * the most monumental trash dwellings ever made * the intertwined legacies of bootlegging and professional NASCAR racing *clever tips for making your rusty pick-up look brand-new* cheap security systems* the wonders of particleboard and astroturf.

The secret to a life of luxury may lie beneath your kitchen sink, in your toolbox or in your neighbor's trash!

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Couched as a how-to guide for today's belt-tightening times, this book ostensibly celebrates the all-American resourcefulness that has turned used refrigerators into beer keg coolers and old bathtubs ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

P.T. Elliott is currently surviving the film industry in Los Angeles. She is also the author of 100 Proof: Tips and Tales for Spirited Drinkers Everywhere.

E.M. Lowry, an ex-English teacher resides in Brooklyn where she regularly channels the soul of her great-great-grandfather who hails from Pine Bluff Arkansas.

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