The Invisible Man

Submitted by: Kim... 7 years ago Misc

How a normal homeless guy turns transparent.
There are 40 comments:
Female 4,028
That was cool. I like videos with such messages.
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Male 2,238
I love these public "skits" (for want of a better word) they`re always so imaginative and often really well done.
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Female 7,833
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!!
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Male 674
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

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Male 674
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.

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Female 25
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.
:(

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Male 788
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

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Male 30
Cool video
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Male 94
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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Male 426
@RedBrother:

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

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Male 134
i`ve lived in squats. not cool. i learned that people are dicks though
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Male 82
The same could be said with the homeless in NYC.
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Female 1,401
that is so cool
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Male 177
I need one of those, (the camera projections i mean)
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Female 2,289
Baalthazaq, I was totally inspired by you until I saw that you moved into your parents home after that.
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Female 713
I`m more intrigued by the fact that there is a homeless magazine o_O
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Male 4,547
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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Male 1,929
BIG ISSUE!!
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Female 107
Lutz had a sweet beard.
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Female 15,763
Aaaand then he goes right back to being really invisible.
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Male 949
Ingenious. Also, I thought his name was Lulz when I first saw it.
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Male 338
yeah... we should give homeless people our money all the time... otherwise we`re just jerks...
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Female 2,064
This is a true story? Awesome.
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Female 1,653
Epic idea.
Proud buyer of the Big Issue =]
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Male 817
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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Male 690
Hah! Those clever nazis! Ignorier mich nicht indeed! Everyone loves Leon Redbone, apparently. It`s really just too much! (Yawns)
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Male 5,314
what`s the magazine about
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Male 430
I wish I could turn invisible.
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Male 3,425
Hey Randy, that`s the guy I`m talking about. Yeah... Whatever happened to that guy?
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Male 3,425
Wasn`t there an invisible homeless guy on Heroes...
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Female 4,039
There is a magazine called Homeless? They must not have a whole lot of subscribers.
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Male 17,512
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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Male 3,819
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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Male 817

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Female 102
That guy is smart...
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Male 4,547
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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Male 21
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.

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Male 196
DUMB
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Male 72
it doesnt look that good if theres a projector and lots of wires in the middle of the street
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Female 539
Link: The Invisible Man [Rate Link] - How a normal homeless guy turns transparent.
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