New Normal Art: "Hobo With iPhone"

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

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Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:02 | 3062353 RacerX
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at least s/he has his priorities straight.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:11 | 3062400 GetZeeGold
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Everything is fine as long as you still have your iPhone.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:19 | 3062414 TruthInSunshine
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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.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:19 | 3062427 HoofHearted
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The rest of the world shits on our ideas of poverty. I'm ready to leave this fucked up country.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:22 | 3062429 TruthInSunshine
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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.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:23 | 3062439 francis_sawyer
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HOBamafones for everyone!

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:43 | 3062512 The trend is yo...
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the hobo will need his iPhone to ask siri to get him idirections to his next pan handling location...duh

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:18 | 3062621 Max Cynical
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Siri replies..."Perhaps you should consider getting a job"

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:55 | 3062988 Slewburger
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At least he has google maps now so he can find the nearest shelter.

Shit what would we do without technology?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 13:54 | 3063164 Drachma
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PanHobo Pro 1.0?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:47 | 3062527 azzhatter
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No worries  Barack O'Claus is coming to town

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:10 | 3062590 catacl1sm
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How does he keep it charged?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:16 | 3062614 SheepleLOVEched...
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he probably has a decent place and makes 45k a year(tax free*)

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:10 | 3062818 boogerbently
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He's playin' for a generous cop to buy him sumpin.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:19 | 3062622 caimen garou
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solar city gave him a solar hoodie

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:10 | 3062594 prains
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hobo got a phone, Rummey and Cheney got $ 2.3 trillion, I'd call it about even

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:14 | 3062607 Treason Season
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Rummey and Cheney stood in line behind Dov Zacheim

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 04:13 | 3065857 prains
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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 

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:37 | 3062716 kwality
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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.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:37 | 3062717 indygo55
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He's doing just fine. Probably has a flat by the river.



Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:29 | 3062683 LetThemEatRand
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"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).

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:09 | 3062814 HoofHearted
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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.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 13:22 | 3063056 akak
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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.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 14:41 | 3063497 malek
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Very true. But I think it's a her.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 13:27 | 3063086 docmac324
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The main theme is the ability to TRACK everybody.  No one more "terrifying" than someone with nothing more to lose...

Gotta watch'em all.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:19 | 3062426 HelluvaEngineer
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Sorry, have to.

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

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:31 | 3062469 Long-John-Silver
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How can people neg actual events?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:36 | 3062485 Gene Parmesan
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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.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:12 | 3062600 Crisismode
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My mind is made up.


Please do not confuse me with the facts.



Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:41 | 3062504 Dumpster Fire
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"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."

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:11 | 3062548 onelight
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Alphonzo has some thoughts about that:


ZoNation: The Obamaphone Lady Shows Liberalism Arrests Development

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:30 | 3062463 JackT
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Anyone know if the AppStore accepts EBT?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:07 | 3062584 Vashta Nerada
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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.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:18 | 3062627 forexskin
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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?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 14:00 | 3063195 bankerbackbacon
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Does the Apple store accept food stamps?


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



Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:30 | 3062696 Ness.
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OT - This country could use some more stigma.


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


Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:28 | 3062686 monkeyboy
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then download the iSoupkitchen app.



Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:53 | 3062767 Chuck Norris
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You can eat an iPhone right?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:35 | 3062904 chiswickcat
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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?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:49 | 3062960 Lion on a horse
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He probably stabbed and rubbed a kid 1 hour before

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:05 | 3062359 LawsofPhysics
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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?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:20 | 3062637 onelight
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JP Morgan dominates the EBT market -- profit area for them -- fwiw

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:04 | 3062361 Xibalba
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You sure that's a hobo and not some off duty TSA worker?  

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:05 | 3062363 fonzannoon
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Off duty?

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

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:11 | 3062820 flattrader
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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.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:24 | 3062868 dwayne elizando
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Tyler was just kidding. He know's that's the new derivatives portfolio manager PNC hired.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:47 | 3062953 Freddie
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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.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:50 | 3062963 Freddie
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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.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:05 | 3062369 I am a Man I am...
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If I could have only one material thing it would be the iPhone.  Easily transportable, access to the entire world.

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