So I don’t really care about bums. At least I didn’t think I did until the last few days. Recently, I’ve been stumbling upon bum-exploitation and bum interest sites on the internet.
Last night, or maybe it was Monday, on the Daily Show they showed a business owner who is using bums to sell his poker web site. Yes, he’s actually exploiting bums by giving them three bucks an hour and beer to hold signs.
I know we see this around Austin. I actually don’t know if they are bums or not but they are surely seedy…so what do you guys think? Should we exploit homeless men and women to turn a profit?
Would you go to OctoberHost.com if I started exploiting bums?
Me personally, I think it works against your business. I don’t want my company name associated with someone who people believe are less than human. (fuck the people)
Here the link for the company that has actually trade marked Bumvertising.
Also I’ve stumbled upon a blog from some hip indie kid who thought it would be funny to do a social experiment where he panhandles for a living. You can tell this kid is actually rich and that this is a social experiment because he posts on his laptop like crazy and often dresses in outrageous get ups to try and make more money.
It’s interesting but something tells me that we’ve gone too far with the internet. Why do I find a guy trying to make a living off panhandling so engaging?
Are we really so interested in what it’s like to be of a lower social status? I mean do you think the roman nobles wondered the streets pretending to be a commoner. I doubt it. The more successful are not supposed to experiment with what it’s like to be poor. The term is trickle down economics not piss up hill economics. If you’ve made it to a point where you don’t need to panhandle embrace it. Don’t quit your high paying job so you can be a social scientist.
But it’s still a funny read so here is the link
Next there’ll be a blog about what it’s like to be retarded from someone who’s not retarded. Those posts will probably be worth a laugh or two. One positive is that retard people don’t read the internet…I mean Steven Hawkins can…but most don’t.