New Normal Art: "Hobo With iPhone"

Tyler Durden's picture

The 20th century gave us Marcel Duchamp and "Fountain"... The 21st century gives us Steve Jobs and Hobo with iPhone.

Actual picture: photo credit Zero Hedge

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RacerX's picture

at least s/he has his priorities straight.

GetZeeGold's picture



Everything is fine as long as you still have your iPhone.

TruthInSunshine's picture

The poor and jobless sold Apples for 5 cents on U.S. city streets during the last Great Depression, under government sponsored initiatives that allowed these individuals to buy those apples at a discounted price.

This is like that. Except there's no work being done. And he probably got that iGadget for free. Or stole it to pawn for malt liquor money.

Or maybe he's a fan of Joe Weisenthal on BusinessSellSider.

Or something.

HoofHearted's picture

The rest of the world shits on our ideas of poverty. I'm ready to leave this fucked up country.

TruthInSunshine's picture

I just realized, being all slow, that the person pictured could be PNC's CEO or CFO, in which case it's all starting to make sense.

The trend is your friend's picture

the hobo will need his iPhone to ask siri to get him idirections to his next pan handling location...duh

Max Cynical's picture

Siri replies..."Perhaps you should consider getting a job"

Slewburger's picture

At least he has google maps now so he can find the nearest shelter.

Shit what would we do without technology?

azzhatter's picture

No worries  Barack O'Claus is coming to town

catacl1sm's picture

How does he keep it charged?

SheepleLOVEcheddarbaybiscuits's picture

he probably has a decent place and makes 45k a year(tax free*)

boogerbently's picture

He's playin' for a generous cop to buy him sumpin.

caimen garou's picture

solar city gave him a solar hoodie

prains's picture

hobo got a phone, Rummey and Cheney got $ 2.3 trillion, I'd call it about even

Treason Season's picture

Rummey and Cheney stood in line behind Dov Zacheim

prains's picture

you fucking ass puppets whining about the hobo with a free phone when Rummey bent you guys over for 2 fucking Trill and you sat there and sucked on it

hobo + phone + your ass cheeks = you shitting skittles while rummey emptied the till 

kwality's picture

There was someone with the licence plates CEO4PNC who parked their PT Cruiser on Lafayette Ave in Seaside Park NJ all last winter.  Maybe the storm has set them upon hard times.

LetThemEatRand's picture

"The rest of the world shits on our ideas of poverty. I'm ready to leave this fucked up country."

Really?  The poor in America are not poor enough for you?  What kind of fucked up view of the world does someone need to have to want to leave a country to find one with real poor people (presumably ones dying in the streets and willing to lick you boots for a dollar).

HoofHearted's picture

Hey dumb ass, have you not realized that we have a lot of fat poor people? Poor people don't eat. We have begun to think poor people are those that don't have air conditioning. Welcome to my childhood, dumb shit. You really are an asshat trying to ascribe stupid motives to people. Why do I want to leave? Fucked up values. We think it is more important to have the latest piece of iCrap instead of having a shelter for a month. 

Really, stop posting. You have nothing to add. I know you think it is cute to be "contrarian" and all. As such you just provide the mainstream ideas. We get enough of that tripe in other fora. Go to marketwatch or Yahoo finance. You'll be a hero there.

Thumbs up if you've had enough of IDon'tUnderstandRand. Thumbs down if Hoofie is a dumbshit.

akak's picture

You know what is the worst, and saddest, aspect of LTER? His wildly screwed-up, contradictory, rampantly illogical,  intellectually and morally rudderless "thinking" represents the average American --- and the average American voter.

malek's picture

Very true. But I think it's a her.

docmac324's picture

The main theme is the ability to TRACK everybody.  No one more "terrifying" than someone with nothing more to lose...

Gotta watch'em all.

HelluvaEngineer's picture

Sorry, have to.

Keep Obama in President! y'know? He gave me a phone.

Long-John-Silver's picture

How can people neg actual events?

Gene Parmesan's picture

They don't like it when their team is criticized. They can't get beyond that to actually consider whether the criticism is true or not.

Crisismode's picture

My mind is made up.


Please do not confuse me with the facts.



Dumpster Fire's picture

"Oh, it is excellent!" replied the old minister, looking at the loom through his spectacles. "This pattern, and the colors, yes, I will tell the Emperor without delay, how very beautiful I think them."

onelight's picture

Alphonzo has some thoughts about that:


ZoNation: The Obamaphone Lady Shows Liberalism Arrests Development

JackT's picture

Anyone know if the AppStore accepts EBT?

Vashta Nerada's picture

That is another thing that irks me.  EBT cards are easily disguised as debit cards, whereas food stamps are clearly that.  EBT cards have a dual purpose of lowering the cost of distributing handouts as well as removing the stigma of being on welfare.  This country could use some more stigma.

forexskin's picture

with the added benny that JPM gets to collect vig and processing fees on the plastic - much better all around than those primitive food stamps. and now who could deny evolution?

bankerbackbacon's picture

Does the Apple store accept food stamps?


Hail the 21st century replacement  of YHVH, AAPL is the new 4 letter God.



Ness.'s picture

OT - This country could use some more stigma.


Or some good ol' Stigmata by Ministry - that will work today.


monkeyboy's picture


then download the iSoupkitchen app.



Chuck Norris's picture

You can eat an iPhone right?

chiswickcat's picture

If you were forclosed on, kicked out of accommodation because you lost your job and couldn't make rent, would you throw away your mobile phone as you hit the streets? Or feel it was probably your only connection to those that you know? We have no idea how long this person has been homless. So why do you expect them to give up their phone?

Lion on a horse's picture

He probably stabbed and rubbed a kid 1 hour before

LawsofPhysics's picture

How else would you track his whereabouts?  Sheesh people.  Just keeping you, eh err, him safe.  Is it issued through J.P. Morgan or Bank of America?

onelight's picture

JP Morgan dominates the EBT market -- profit area for them -- fwiw

Xibalba's picture

You sure that's a hobo and not some off duty TSA worker?  

fonzannoon's picture

Off duty?

At least when he gets on a bus we can hear his conversations now.

flattrader's picture

Tylers mistake anyone not wearing a suit and tie and standing outside a bank a hobo?

Fits in with their political agenda...which seems confused at best.

Looks like a regular guy to me.

dwayne elizando's picture

Tyler was just kidding. He know's that's the new derivatives portfolio manager PNC hired.

Freddie's picture

He may be the head of PNC's trust department.  Dear mullah is giving all of his voters the entire Treasury so that is where the money is now.

Freddie's picture

Tyler(s) web site so I guess he can post whatever he/she wants.  If it is something that I don't like - I will go elsewhere.  He needs more gun posts, more Kyle Bass stuff plus more contempt for hedge fund managers.

I am a Man I am Forty's picture

If I could have only one material thing it would be the iPhone.  Easily transportable, access to the entire world.