This is too funny: Pratt industrial design student David Krawczyk is a finalist in Apartments.com's "Roommate of the Year" contest, though initially, he hardly seemed a suitable candidate. While most of us prefer roommates that don't leave a lot of garbage lying around, Krawczyk would actually collect garbage off the streets and bring it back to the apartment.
The term "garbage" is relative, of course, and you gotta remember that Krawczyk is an ID student. What he would haul back to the apartment is things like furniture, appliances and lamps, and he would then fix them up and sell them off.
His roommate, who was initially put off by the garbage accumulation, soon caught the fix-it bug--and now the two of them go out together on Garbage Night, scouring the streets of New York for repairable items.
Here's Krawczyk's video entry for the contest, and below it a news clip of an interview with him:
If Krawczyk wins the contest, he gets a year's worth of free rent and $10,000. Vote for him here!