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BA of the Week: Professional House Bitch Elliot James Byrnes

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Elliot wrote me saying that he’s been laid off for a year and a half and has now become a legit broke-ass. Well, welcome to the club my friend! While his answers are short some are pretty funny. Plus, he’s the first “house bitch” we’ve ever had as Broke-Ass of the Week. Read below for what Elliot has to say.

Name: Elliot James Byrnes

Age: 49

Occupation: House Bitch

What neighborhood do you live in?: The Mission

Best money saving tip: Spend other peoples money. Cheap beer and burritos.

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Small plate food.

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: A random box of sports collectibles on HSN.

How’d that feel?: Shitty when I sobered up.

Favorite cheap eat: Bahn Mi from Duc Loi.

Favorite dive bar: 21 Club on Turk and Taylor.

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: Convincing my wife to marry me.

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: New friends.

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Hell yes, I have an awesome wife, amazing daughter and a kick ass grandson.

Do you own my book?: If you give me one I will.

Best hangover cure: A 16oz. Old Style and a shot of VO from Jeff at The 500.

Are you a hipster?: What is hip?

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I've been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York, but to those familiar with my work, I'm just "that douchebag who writes books about cheap stuff and drinks a lot".

1 Comment

  1. ObserversDickIsAFatwa
    August 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Who IS this guy?