Thursday, September 14, 2006

A Hero For The Modern Age?

by Nick
Courtesy of Kim Morgan's Pretty Poison blog.

3 Comments:

Blogger LesterG said...

Awesome. I saw my personal favorite on a 30-something African-American homeless guy in Times Square a few years ago. It read: "Tell me off for a dollar".

The coolest thing is that we actually watched a couple of people SCREAMING at the guy for a good 30 seconds each.
I was all prepared to pay up and go off on some Patrick Bateman-esque rant but my girlfriend stopped me.

To this day: I'm not sure if it was legit or some kind of social experiment.

9/15/2006 12:05:00 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

He'd be more heroic if he didn't look so pleased with himself. Besides, I don't remember Bruce Wayne needing money for kung-fu lessons; he was living as a common thief in some jail in Nepal or somewhere.

9/15/2006 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous lora said...

My favorite encounter with someone seeking money happened outside the Trenton NJ train station. I was wrestling a giant suitcase into my car when a panhandler approached me and my friend. He pointed to the sign at the Roy Rogers restaurant advertising a $1.99 chicken special. My friend and I each gave him a buck. He looked at it and said, with great indignation, " I need something to DRINK, too!" We didn't cough up any more cash.

I admire a more original approach like the Ninja sign. I once went to a great Mexican restaurant that was recommended by a homeless man. He had heard my friends talking, trying to figure out where to go for dinner...he told us the name of a restaurant, and then held out a cup. The restaurant was amazing, and I'm guessing that they're nice enough to share food with a homeless man.

9/16/2006 10:51:00 PM  

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