Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Homeless Prophet

Everyday in the 53rd Street and Madison Avenue subway station there is a homeless guy who walks up and down the train platform with his cane and pontificates! He looks like Samuel L. Jackson in the film The Caveman’s Valentine (pictured to the left). But he speaks very eloquently.

Among his random oratory contributions are:

- 'The Kennedy family KNEW that woman (yes, singular) would be the cause for all the war in the land. Can't we just live in peace and harmony?'

- 'Lesbianism is a fact of life! If you touch a woman, who are we to judge if you are going to hell or not?’

- ‘President Bush isn't a liar nor thief. If you elected him, you are just as much to blame! Hillary may cause more damage!’

- ‘Woman invented marriage to torture man. Woman invented marriage to torture man! Man should expect to give up all his power and possessions once he is married.’

I think you see a theme here. I assume he was hurt really bad by a former female lover and he lost all his will to be a normal member of society.

In any event, I look forward to his diatribes everyday. Despite his obvious shortcomings (sic) he seems friendly and I see some people talking to him. UH UHH! Not me! I don't want him to know me just in case he does snap one day and decides to throw the first person he recognizes onto the train tracks!

But I bet'cha he is independently wealthy and has nothing else to do with his time.

- The Mountain Cat

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL, Vin! It's true...he really does look like that!! Too funny!! Oh, and yeah...do not make friends. I believe in love your neighbor, but some you just have to love from afar! = )

LeapOFaith

Leighann said...

Did you know that in Iowa you have to have a permit to panhandle.

That's right, you have to go to City Hall and apply for a permit to sit on the side of the road and hold a sign.

As American as Apple Pie said...

As much as he may have issues with women, I have to agree with him on the Hillary thing. She scares the crap out of me! And that really saddens me b/c I'd love to see a woman Pres. :(

I also agree with his views on voting. Those who elect him are just as guilty. However, if you do not vote, you lose your right to bitch about it!

Jay said...

I think you should start a new feature on this blog. You should get him on video once a week discussing his views on some issue of national importance. Then post the video here. I think it would be a big hit!

Karen said...

i agree with jay. i want video.

The Mountain Cat said...

LeapO, Didn't I see you having coffee with him at the Europa Cafe yesterday?? j/k.

Leighann, I'd should panhandle on the weekends actually. Tax free money babee!

As American, Hell he is more interesting than those soddy bickering presidential debates.

Jay/Karen, LOL. Homeless cam? Sure I'll put a web camera in his refrigerator box so we can watch him 24/7.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Mt. Cat...I gave up on finding any normal men in the world and have moved on to the certifiably insane! LOL!!

LeapOFaith

Micky-T said...

I'd be happy to talk to him.
Many people choose to be homeless.
Doesn't make them any less important to society.

Been There- Done That

The Mountain Cat said...

Hey LeapO,

It is not nice to judge. Maybe HE is the normal one and WE are certifiably insane! I know I am.

Doc said...

I agree that Vin should interview him on video and post it here... As a matter of fact I think it should be made mandatory... I am with you Jay!!!

The Mountain Cat said...

Micky-T,

On The Wire there is a serial killer killing homeless men (Yes Doc I just had to mention The Wire again).

Christine said...

Maybe he's one of these new wave, so-called "Freegans." They opt out of the commercial system and tour garbage dumpsters for anything, including food, they might have purchased otherwise!

Anonymous said...

I hear ya...I guess it's just a matter of preference when it comes to which kind of crazy you're lookin' for! I'm on the edge of insanity, too...but I just try to stick to my own kind of crazy! = )

...and just to clarify, I'm not passing any kind of judgement here. There's simply a difference between homeless and mentally unstable. Nothing wrong with it at all in either case...you just need to be aware of your surroundings here in NYC. People really DO get pushed onto train tracks, etc.!!

LeapOFaith

The Mountain Cat said...

Christine, Cool. I think I just found a new career for myself! I can start doing this blog from the streets! The Freegan Cat! Yes!

micky-t said...

Not sure what ...The Wire is...but I'm happy to hear that the homeless women are still safe!

The Mountain Cat said...

LeapO,

I'm just pickin'.
Yes there are some homeless folks who really do have problems beyond what we can ever fathom.

'Sell crazy some place else. We're all stocked up here.' - Melvin Udall

micky-t said...

Not being a city-man I'd definetly be a little on edge next to the masses of mentally unstables!

Anonymous said...

I know...it's all good!! ; )

LeapOFaith

Doc said...

Leap O' can run the video camera for your interview Vin...

micky-t said...

Speaking of Melvin.... Just saw "The Bucket List"
Two Thumbs Up!

The Mountain Cat said...

MickyT, The Wire is a TV show on HBO that I've been obsessed about.

Oh Doc, By the way did you hear the Lilo's Mariyln homage was so popular that the New York Magazine's website crashed? Probably due to the word of mouth spread by YGAAKOBT.blogspot.com!

Leighann said...

Mt Cat, I hate to break it to ya, but the magazine's website most likely crashed because of the vile putridness that is LiLo's naked body.

:)

The Mountain Cat said...

Leighann,
Leave poor innocent Lilo alone!
Everyone deserves a 64th, 65th and 66th chance!

Leighann said...

Okay, because I like you I'll get off her back.

(that's what they ALL say) *snicker*

OK OK I'm really done now!

The Mountain Cat said...

Leighann, Thank you for the image. :)...

Leighann said...

What can I say? I'm a giver!

PAT said...

Mt Cat
remember the prophets and the big guy Jesus...they hit the streets with their preaching and stories...never know...could this be a new age prophet looking for followers..Hey vin this could be your Dali Lama!!! LISTEN MY CUZ JUST LISTEN

The Mountain Cat said...

Pat, Listen to what you are telling me? You want me to follow a guy who bashes women?? Poor little already embittered me? LOL

Single In The City said...

Wow, I would hate to be the woman that walked by him, when he was having some flashbacks of what the other woman did to him! However!!! I would love to see him on Video!

I think I am coming to NY just to hang out and to Interview him!

I love me some Samuel L Jackson!
Single!

Single In The City said...

BTW, Your blog has made it to my Hump day rambles of Nothings.. YOU MADE THE SHOWCASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jahooni said...

feeling peachy today tmc?

I am with Micky T on this one. I tend to freak out a little while around them.

What ever happened to the terminology HO BO? I would rather be called HoBo if I were homeless, sounds more classy doesn't it?

The Mountain Cat said...

J'ni, Hobo is the wrong word too.
The proper nomenclature is 'Residentially Challenged'.

Lulita said...

If he was hurt badly enough by a woman, chances are pretty good she to the lioness' share of that wealth, I'm not saying it was fare, and she put him on the street. He may have chosen to give it all up rather than continue working just to line her pockets any further with his hard earned cash. I've heard of far too many of these disgraces to my gender and the mistreatment thrust upon someone they once claimed to love. Don't get me wrong, if you cheat on me I'll see that you are screwed into the ground. The thing is most of these guys don't deserve 1/4 of the crap they are handed. They were the injured party but stil...

Lulita said...

sorry for the typos:

she TOOK the lioness' share

but STILL...

:)

Micky-T said...

Hey Lulita,
Love how you think on that one. Will you be my friend?

Hey J'Hooni,
It's the mass of humanity with the unknowns, that makes me a little nervous. Not so much the Hobos.

Lulita said...

Oh Micky-t I am your friend, your wicky wacky sometimes tacky friend.