Being a hobo

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by bird_migration, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Just been reading an autobiography written in 1907 by a writer who was a hobo in the late 18th century. Although writers generally tend to be a bit romantic, I do wish I could be a hobo in those days.
    Anyone has a time machine available?
     
  2. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    What book is it?
     
  3. Mike Suicide

    Mike Suicide Sweet and Tender Hooligan

    found this on craigslist, it's plutonium powered however but should do the job.

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  4. The Road by Jack London.

    Been quite a while since a book left such an impression on me.
     
  5. Maelstrom

    Maelstrom Banned

  6. Now just to find a way to visit Pluto and mine some Plutonium.
     
  7. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    Oh ok. Never read it.
     
  8. Lodog

    Lodog ¿

    I like Jack London's work. He's one of my favorite authors from that era.

    He's the reason I've always wanted a wolf as a pet.
     
  9. I can warmly recommend it if you are into hoboist romanticism. :2thumbsup:
     
  10. Hehe, I got Call of the Wild lined up as my next read.
     
  11. AceK

    AceK Scientia Potentia Est

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    Hobo isn't home right now, but a hobo lives here, and I belive his hobo girlfriend. Thers used to be a different hobo that lived right there (his name was Charles), I don't know what this hobo's name is. You can't see it in the picture but he even has a radio!
     
  12. They aren't true hoboes if they live there.
     
  13. AceK

    AceK Scientia Potentia Est

    how not, they live on the sidewalk?
     
  14. Aren't hoboes supposed to travel around, to see the world and to have great adventures?
     
  15. Lodog

    Lodog ¿

    This thread has me thinking of Naykidape. He was a forumer that posted here years ago, and I know he lived on the road.

    http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?t=108593&f=56

    One of his last threads was tips and tricks to live a transient lifestyle. I'm sure this was a lifestyle he chose to live and not something he was pigeon holed into. I respected him in a lot of ways, and wonder what happened to him.
     
  16. I remember him. Well, at least I remember his username.
     
  17. daisymae

    daisymae Senior Member

    I can't go hoboing because I have responsibilities. It is my understanding that hobos do not.

    I do wish NaykidApe would post and let us know that he is alive.
     
  18. GLENGLEN

    GLENGLEN Lifetime Supporter

    His Last Post Was Made In 2006...:)



    Cheers Glen.
     
  19. Kinky Ramona

    Kinky Ramona Back by popular demand!

    Yup. There's a big difference between hobos and bums. My ex-boyfriend was a hobo for about 4 or 5 years, but he's since settled down. And my great grandpa was a hobo in the 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's.
     
  20. That's awesome, he must have some great stories. I consider myself to be a hobo for about 8 years, but really I was just a backpacker. I'd love to do some hoboing 100 years ago. or even 50. Somehow those days seem so much more romantic.
     

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