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Date: 03/27/09 06:25 AM

40 Responses to The Invisible Man

  1. Profile photo of Kim...
    Kim... Female 13-17
    539 posts
    March 25, 2009 at 4:58 pm
    Link: The Invisible Man - How a normal homeless guy turns transparent.
  2. Profile photo of Wtfelo
    Wtfelo Male 13-17
    72 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 7:11 am
    it doesnt look that good if theres a projector and lots of wires in the middle of the street
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    aust4beer Male 30-39
    196 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 7:13 am
    DUMB
  4. Profile photo of pandapoi
    pandapoi Male 18-29
    21 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 7:49 am
    I thought it was really nifty. I saw something like this a few years ago. I think the people developing the concept were called Tachi Labs or something. Apparently the illusion is much greater is the image is projected onto retroreflective material.

    And without giving it much thought, why doesn`t this type of thing get more consideration? I can only think of brick walls in the style of Wile E. Coyote, but come on.

    I would like to see them project flames onto the homeless man next time.

  5. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 8:24 am
    Woot, nice idea!

    Big Issue anyone? Big Issue?

    I spent a little while sleeping at train stations and not having a place to live. One of the things you should really try is getting a gym membership, or or finding a public swimming pool.

    In the UK, this let me shower, and gave me a place to store my clothes. Joining a public library cost a few quid, which meant internet access + showers. After that all you need is a safe place to sleep.

    You can also arrange for a P.O.Box most places so you can receive mail.

    All in all, if you ever find yourself stuck, you just need an income of ~$15 a week to keep going until you can find yourself a new job and better prospects, all while staying clean/healthy/safe.

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    xxmiskawaiix Female 13-17
    102 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 8:28 am
    That guy is smart...
  7. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
    820 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 8:30 am

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    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3825 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 8:32 am
    The same basic idea is the technology behind the "invisibility cloaks" scientists are trying to cook up as we speak.

    And @ Baal,

    That`s an interesting plan you had there. What did you do for food?

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 8:44 am
    I`ve been homeless before, lived 4 months in a Salvation Army shelter. Not as scary as I was lead to believe.

    Taught me how to live on the cheap and save money.

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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4033 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 9:08 am
    There is a magazine called Homeless? They must not have a whole lot of subscribers.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3428 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 9:14 am
    Wasn`t there an invisible homeless guy on Heroes...
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3428 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 9:17 am
    Hey Randy, that`s the guy I`m talking about. Yeah... Whatever happened to that guy?
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    Peveo4589 Male 18-29
    430 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 9:29 am
    I wish I could turn invisible.
  14. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 10:13 am
    what`s the magazine about
  15. Profile photo of revdrdark
    revdrdark Male 40-49
    691 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 10:43 am
    Hah! Those clever nazis! Ignorier mich nicht indeed! Everyone loves Leon Redbone, apparently. It`s really just too much! (Yawns)
  16. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
    820 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 10:52 am
    Lukas1051: "Hey Randy, that`s the guy I`m talking about. Yeah... Whatever happened to that guy?"

    Ah, he got pissed off at peter petrellibecause he led the corporation to his front door or something. It`s a shame, I love me some Christopher Eccleston. The Doctor FTW!

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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1655 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 11:00 am
    Epic idea.
    Proud buyer of the Big Issue =]
  18. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2066 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 11:09 am
    This is a true story? Awesome.
  19. Profile photo of Veggieman
    Veggieman Male 13-17
    338 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    yeah... we should give homeless people our money all the time... otherwise we`re just jerks...
  20. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
    952 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    Ingenious. Also, I thought his name was Lulz when I first saw it.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm
    Aaaand then he goes right back to being really invisible.
  22. Profile photo of DinoAle
    DinoAle Female 18-29
    107 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    Lutz had a sweet beard.
  23. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    BIG ISSUE!!
  24. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    I was homeless for under a month so I had enough money that I could afford food.

    Later on when I had a home but was still broke though, I moved on to 7p pasta and stock cubes, and survived off that for about 2 months.

    The entire variety revolved around changing the flavour of stock cubes, and sometimes swapping to rice.

    Oh and we added butter sometimes.

    After a while we were able to afford meat again (Turkey is cheaper than chicken when it`s not the holiday season), and stuff like that.

    My financial situation has gone from:
    Worst: Homeless, total life savings of about $2000.
    Best: 7 bedroom mansion in Dubai, with maid, driver, pool. (Parent`s place though, not mine).

    And ups and downs all the way. Just like people to know it`s possible to bring yourself up from anywhere. (My parents in turn were raised on a council estate and a farm in Iran before their place in Dubai).

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    Jaydeejj Female 70 & Over
    713 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    I`m more intrigued by the fact that there is a homeless magazine o_O
  26. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
    2291 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    Baalthazaq, I was totally inspired by you until I saw that you moved into your parents home after that.
  27. Profile photo of SyXxlunatic
    SyXxlunatic Male 13-17
    177 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    I need one of those, (the camera projections i mean)
  28. Profile photo of bananajojo
    bananajojo Female 18-29
    1401 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    that is so cool
  29. Profile photo of Lost_Nemmy
    Lost_Nemmy Male 18-29
    82 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 4:58 pm
    The same could be said with the homeless in NYC.
  30. Profile photo of RedBrother
    RedBrother Male 18-29
    134 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    i`ve lived in squats. not cool. i learned that people are dicks though
  31. Profile photo of huck08
    huck08 Male 18-29
    426 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    @RedBrother:

    i didn`t have to live in squats to learn that people are dicks...i just had to get a corporate job.

  32. Profile photo of ahkmou
    ahkmou Male 18-29
    94 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    nice idea to get people buy ur magazine.. and well it is true that almost everyone ignores the homeless people... so dont.
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    korean_tc Male 18-29
    30 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 8:28 pm
    Cool video
  34. Profile photo of DeeCache
    DeeCache Male 18-29
    789 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    i didn`t have to live in squats to learn that people are dicks...i just had to get a corporate job.


    or just have a partime job at a retail store hahahaha

  35. Profile photo of fr33toliv
    fr33toliv Female 18-29
    25 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 9:15 pm
    I think a lot of it is people and their trust.
    They think these homeless people might possibly just be ripping them off. there are so many corrupt people taking advantage of sympathetic people.

    I had a kid come to my door the other day selling magazines. I talked to him for a few and I admit that I was really unsure of him. Then my fiance came to me afterward and was saying don`t talk to them they are just trying to see into the house to see if we have anything worth stealing. so its our paranoia that makes us not want to help them out.
    :(

  36. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm
    PART ONE:
    I did that, beard and all! Had nothing left to own and nothing left to give. Strange, it was one of the best times in my life, I`m not kidding...it is a long story though...I digress.

    These magazine/flyers contain information on local politics and how the MAN is fricking with the homeless and other topics involving law and what jerks are up to to remove these OH SO TRAGIC People from your streets. The magazines discuss shelter, food and clothing and all the associated bla bla bla. In most cases, the "homeless" person is given a "bundle" of magazines for free to sell on their FIRST try. Then they have to purchase the magazines from there on, @ 50% of the retail value. So if the rag sells for a buck, the seller gets $0.50. If you give more $$ then the "homeless" person keeps the surplus and pays only for the magazines he picked up from the publisher.

  37. Profile photo of r66tramp
    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    March 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm
    PART TWO:
    The content of these rags varies from state to state, province to province and city to city (I have only North American experience, I can’t speak globally but I’m certain it is similar) Sometimes the rags are driven 100% from local faith organizations looking for money to stuff their coffers, and mostly these organizations use the poor and lost “souls” to gain profit from. I would suggest everybody at least ONE TIME, buy a homeless rag and read it. Faith will never cure or mend the situation, only progressive real caring individuals that do it for the right reasons. REAL contributions can be made here. A lot of people really do need help and a large sum of the disenchanted roaming the streets are mentally and physically ill, drug and alcohol addicted. They are NOT lost “souls”, they are mostly sick and in need of care.

    Sorry for the soap box routine, I’ll pack it away now…but go and purchase AND READ one of these “hom

  38. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    March 28, 2009 at 1:55 am
    In the UK it is The Big Issue, not run by any `faith` crap. But, don`t just buy one- look at the seller, smile at them and speak to them. Then actually READ it. Buying a magazine may make you feel better, and may give the seller a few much needed pennies, but treating them like the real live human being that they are will mean an awful lot. If you see the same seller regularly- make sure you know their name!!
  39. Profile photo of trp712
    trp712 Male 18-29
    2240 posts
    March 28, 2009 at 2:52 am
    I love these public "skits" (for want of a better word) they`re always so imaginative and often really well done.
  40. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4033 posts
    March 29, 2009 at 1:52 am
    That was cool. I like videos with such messages.

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