Welcome to Gus' Corner. The place where Gus will keep you informed on all the latest happening of interest to the cheap bastards of the world. Check back often as Gus will be expressing his wit and wisdom here on a regular basis. Do you have a cheap bastard tip for Gus? Let him know at firstname.lastname@example.org. If Gus posts your tip online we'll send you a Cheap Bastard hat!
Sure you all know me, but have you met my buddy, Gustavo? Gustavo comes from south of the border and he loves the new Cheap Bastard Maduro cigars. He may even be a cheaper bastard than yours truyly (yeah, like that's even possible!). Gustavo will be filling in for me occasionally as I'm way too busy to write all these myself.
- Gus October 10, 2011
Cheap Bastard Tip of the Week - A great list of, um, "frugalities."
I don't know the chap who came up with this list but it speaks to me like a nest full of hungry birdies. Check out these 5o Tips for Fugal Living.
- Gus September 14, 2011
Cheap Bastard Tip of the Week - The BOGOF Maneuver.
Here's a great tip for when you find yourselves eating out with a group - the BOGOF. The BOGOF is a classic move of manipulation, cunning, and occasionally - luck. Here's how you pull it off...
You are out lunching with at least one other person (this is critical), and when your friend says "I think I'll try the turkey sandwich," you say "yeah, that looks good but that BLT looks really good too" Once you have subtly convinced your buddy to eat a BLT you both commence to enjoy a fine lunch. Then, when the check arrives, and your dining partner reaches into his pocket to pay for his portion of the bill, you reach into yours and coolly toss a Buy One Get One Free coupon for the BLT sandwich onto the table to cover your portion. Game, set, and match.
- Gus August 3, 2011
Cheap Bastard Cigar Box Guitar
Check out Big Daddy jamming' on his custom-made Cheap Bastard Cigar Box Guitar. But I gotta wonder, does he still have those cigars around somewhere...?