How much do panhandlers really make? Can you possibly make a living at this? How much of a difference does a funny sign make? Will people give to a guy in a banana suit? Does every sign have to say "God Bless?" Important questions. I aim to find the answers. Give me a dollar. God Bless.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Hip Indy Kid Panhandler

http://killerawesome.blogspot.com/2005/09/so-i-dont-really-care-about-bums.html
Hit this link to hear about what a rich, hip indy kid I am. I left my comments.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Vasectomy


So desperate, I'm cashing in on people's loathing of me and my kind. Please donate before it gets any worse. Disclaimer: Please do not miss the entertainment value intended here. I am not truly desperate except that I'd desperately like to have some herbal tea without brewing it myself. I do deserve your $2. Really, I do.

Monday, January 23, 2006

How to finance Panhandling Film

That's Jonathan Morken, Me and John Asotbiza. Trying to get some finishing funds to put our documentary together. Look for a trailor to be up in the next few weeks and more panhandling pics up tomorrow. Yup. For more on Jonathan and John check out www.afcinema.net. And please, head on over to the donate buttons there and help me achieve my dream of living the good life off of my panhandling.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Panhandling with a new sign




Okay, now, go to the buttons on the right and give me $2. You'll feel so good about yourself. You'll do better at work. The opposite sex will find you more attractive. You'll be better at Super Mario Brothers 3!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Get A Job!

One thing people love to yell at me when I'm out flying my cardboard sign is "Get a job!"

Yeah, why don' t I? I'm going to talk with some of the homeless panhandlers I've met and I'll make a resume based on the average work experience of these folks. I'll see how I can deal with not having an address or phone number. I'll talk with Loaves and Fishes and Salvation Army to find out what they can offer homeless job seekers in the way of job seeking assistance and I will allow myself the same advantages.

Then, if I can actually get the job, and I'll keep it at it until I do, I'll write about how freakin' great it is to work at Burger King or Wal-Mart or whatever.

I'm not saying that it can't be done, that the homeless can't get a job and get themselves up off the streets. Folks always give me stories of amazing people pulling themselves up from nothing. I have great admiration for these people. I want to see first hand just how tough it is. Yelling "Get a job." just seems so simplistic. For one, the homeless may end up spending more a month on rent than you. Staying in a $39.99 hotel room at night brings you up to $1200 bucks a month.

And not having a kitchen means spending a-lot on food. Even without mental illness, addiciton, etc. it's a tough situation.

Give me a month or two, I have some more panhandling to do and we're working around the clock editing footage and taping interviews for the documentarty.

Speaking of the doc. If you have any experience with Panhandling or being panhandled and want to be interviewed get in touch. If you're in the Sacramento area we can interview, if your further away you can interview yourself and send us a video tape. Mind you it has to be fairly high quality video and audio and there's not guarantee we can use it, but hey, we may.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Product Placement

I sold space on my cardboard sign to the highest bidder. Still I don't seem to have the nice car or to be sleeping between clean silk sheets (my sheets are neither clean nor silk at the moment.) So now I'm going to try product placement. I will drink, eat or wear your product out on the offramp for a fee. Let the offers come rolling in. I don't eat meat, or wear leather but this isn't about integrity now is it? In fact it's the opposite, so I will even hold, and pretend to be on the verge of enjoying non-vegan products. I will charge extra for this. For the sake of this project my soul is indeed for sale, but it aint going cheap, nope.

Believe it or not I'm already fielding a few offfers. There has to be a way I can achieve my goal of living the good life from panhandling and dammit, I aims to find it.

For now, I can use some help buying some new probiotics. Can you donate a couple of bucks?

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Talkin' To The Cops

So we FINALLY got an interview lined up with the Sac Police to talk about their policy in regards to panhandlers and panhandling.
What should we ask them?
We're also going to get the cops response to the interview we did with a local panhandler who complains of the cops mistreating her.
This will be time not spent begging and I doubt the cop is going to give me any money. So, can you maybe spare a couple of bucks? I want to get some portabello mushrooms to cook in my George Foreman grill (garage sale, $5).