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post #9421 of 11541
there's this hobo I see walking around Williamsburg. He looks like death, needs all of these canes to walk, and probably has 25+ types of fungus growing on him. Yesterday I saw him sitting on a bench in a subway station and there was a bunch of liquid that has seeped from him. I wonder if he's the person they found dead on an L train in Brooklyn.
post #9422 of 11541
The Hobo gets a vote equal to your vote.
post #9423 of 11541
if anything, it's worth more since he can have my vote







unless he's dead
post #9424 of 11541

I always wonder whats the story behind these homeless people. 

post #9425 of 11541
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I always wonder whats the story behind these homeless people. 

In 1981, San Francisco salesman Chris Gardner invests his entire life savings in portable bone-density scanners, which he demonstrates to doctors and pitches as a handy quantum leap over standard X-rays. The scanners play a vital role in Chris' life. While he is able to sell most of them, the time lag between the sales and his growing financial demands enrage his already bitter and alienated wife Linda, who works as a hotel maid. The lack of a stable financial state increasingly erodes their marriage, in spite of them caring for their five-year-old son, Christopher.

While downtown trying to sell one of the scanners, Gardner meets Jay Twistle, a manager for Dean Witter Reynolds and impresses him by solving a Rubik's Cube during a short taxi ride. After Jay leaves, Gardner lacks money to pay the fare, and chooses to run, resulting in the driver chasing him into a BART station. Gardner boards a train but loses one of his scanners in the process. His new relationship with Jay earns him the chance to become an intern stockbroker. The day before the interview, Gardner grudgingly agrees to paint his apartment so as to postpone moving out due to his difficulty in paying the rent. While painting, Gardner is greeted by the police at his doorstep, who takes him to the station, stating he has to pay for his numerous parking tickets he has accumulated. As part of the sanction, Gardner is ordered to spend the night in jail, complicating his schedule for the interview the next morning. He manages to arrive at Dean Witter's office on time, albeit still in his shabby clothes. Despite his appearance, he impresses the interviewers, and lands an internship. He will be amongst 20 interns competing for a paid position as a broker.

Gardner's unpaid internship does not please Linda, who eventually leaves for New York. After Gardner bluntly says she is incapable of being a single mother, she agrees that Christopher will remain with his father. Gardner is further set back when his bank account is garnished by the IRS for unpaid income taxes, and he and his young son are evicted. He ends up with less than twenty-two dollars, resulting in them being homeless, and are forced at one point to stay in a restroom at a BART station. Other days, he and Christopher spend nights at a homeless shelter, in BART, or, if he manages to procure cash, at a hotel. Later, Gardner finds the bone scanner that he lost in the station and, after repairing it, sells it to a physician, thus completing all his sales of his scanners.

Disadvantaged by his limited work hours, and knowing that maximizing his client contacts and profits is the only way to earn the broker position, Gardner develops a number of ways to make phone sales calls more efficiently, including reaching out to potential high value customers, defying protocol. One sympathetic prospect who is a top-level pension fund manager even takes him and his son to a San Francisco 49ers game. Regardless of his challenges, he never reveals his lowly circumstances to his colleagues, even going so far as to lend one of his bosses five dollars for cab fare, a sum that he cannot afford. Concluding his internship, Gardner is called into a meeting with his managers. One of them notes he is wearing a new shirt. Gardner explains it is his last day and thought to dress for the occasion. The manager smiles and says he should wear it again tomorrow, letting him know he has won the coveted full-time position. Fighting back tears, Gardner shakes hands with them, then rushes to his son's daycare to embrace Christopher. They walk down the street, joking with each other and are passed by a man in a business suit (the real Chris Gardner in a cameo appearance). The epilogue reveals that Gardner went on to form his own multi-million dollar brokerage firm.
post #9426 of 11541

Lol Will Smith

post #9427 of 11541
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

there's this hobo I see walking around Williamsburg. He looks like death, needs all of these canes to walk, and probably has 25+ types of fungus growing on him. Yesterday I saw him sitting on a bench in a subway station and there was a bunch of liquid that has seeped from him. I wonder if he's the person they found dead on an L train in Brooklyn.

confirmed false alarm. Spotted him and his secretion stained pants.
post #9428 of 11541
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

confirmed false alarm. Spotted him and his secretion stained pants.
Well let's not start judging people for that now.
post #9429 of 11541
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Originally Posted by coolpapa View Post

Well let's not start judging people for that now.

+1
post #9430 of 11541

Gun laws are way too strict here.  In all of NYS you need a permit to own a handgun.  NYC has its own strict subset of NYS laws, and it's easy for someone who legally owns firearms outside the boroughs to violate them accidentally if they're carrying or transporting to or through NYC.

 

Climate sucks here, too.

 

But there is a lot that I love about New York, but I won't go into detail here, because that's not what this thread is about.  :)

post #9431 of 11541
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Originally Posted by 1911 View Post

Gun laws are way too strict here.  In all of NYS you need a permit to own a handgun.  NYC has its own strict subset of NYS laws, and it's easy for someone who legally owns firearms outside the boroughs to violate them accidentally if they're carrying or transporting to or through NYC.

Climate sucks here, too.

But there is a lot that I love about New York, but I won't go into detail here, because that's not what this thread is about.  smile.gif

If the climate sucks..move.
If you need to own a gun in NYC..move.

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post #9432 of 11541
WTF is this shit!

‘No Catcall Zones’ signs pop up in New York City during Anti-Street Harassment Week — 'We hope to get at least one sign up in each borough'

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/no-catcall-zones-signs-pop-manhattan-brooklyn-article-1.2187414
post #9433 of 11541
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Originally Posted by 1911 View Post

Gun laws are way too strict here.  In all of NYS you need a permit to own a handgun.  NYC has its own strict subset of NYS laws, and it's easy for someone who legally owns firearms outside the boroughs to violate them accidentally if they're carrying or transporting to or through NYC.

fuck your stupid gun
post #9434 of 11541
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

WTF is this shit!

‘No Catcall Zones’ signs pop up in New York City during Anti-Street Harassment Week — 'We hope to get at least one sign up in each borough'

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/no-catcall-zones-signs-pop-manhattan-brooklyn-article-1.2187414

 Well that's something we can agree on.  That's ridiculous.  Whatever happened to people being raised to simply be decent and not bother people as they're walking by?

post #9435 of 11541
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fuck your stupid gun

??? can you come up with something cogent and intelligent... or is this your best?

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