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Old 12-29-2011, 07:27 PM
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Did anyone catch Extreme Cheapskates on TLC last night? It was an hour long show about different people in how they save money. One lady picked herbs and wildflowers out of her lawn and served them to her family as a salad. She also shopped at a grocery store that sold only expired foods for a discount and she also refused to purchase toilet paper, opting for reusable wash cloths instead. Another guy bought a goat head for $7.50, cut it in half, and he and his wife ate it for dinner.

Here's a video of the guy buying, cooking, and eating the goat head.

The show seemed to be trying to gross the viewer out, but I thought there were quite a few good tips in it. The woman who picked herbs out of her lawn seemed to be well informed. It will air again on Jan 10, 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm on TLC.
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That's aweful pricey for a goat head. We can buy them (and pigs heads) in the grocery store here oddly enough. They make some really good eating! Tongue and heart are tied as being the best meat on the animal.

I'll pass on doing away with toilet paper, but wild greens and edibles are healthier than the stuff in the stores grown in depleted soils. I love to pick wild dandelions and rubarb when they're in season. None of that really startles me.

I've known some really cheap people throughout my life though. Things they did used to amaze me. Now I see the logic of it and have been adopting more habits like that.
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Everyone that I know thats an extreme tight wad usually dies in their mid 60's.
So their not even going to enjoy the money they saved all those years for retirement, however their kids are going to have a party.
I guess their to tight to go to the doctor or to buy things that make living healthier.
So I say being an extreme tight wad is not a good thing when it comes to living a long and healthy life.
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Hogs Head Tamales are really good!
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I haven't heard of the show until your post. I would like to see it. Sounds like there is some shock value- probably particularly to some types of people, but like you mentioned, there could be some good tips to walk away with.
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I guess that's what you're considered now, if you don't spend all your hard earned money at the big businesses each month.

Good for them!
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It's sad that our society has come to see good sense and thriftiness as bad. TLC can go **** themselves. That poor excuse for a channel hasn't been about "learning" in years.

Other than that, I have no strong opinion on the matter.
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Originally Posted by terry keith View Post
Hogs Head Tamales are really good!
Oh man! I've only ever had them one time and they were great. Nobody I know, knows how to make them. I need to find a recipe I guess.


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