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  • Smith said this week that he's been bunking down in metro Boston waters for about two months now. Authorities said that they're keeping an eye on the unconventional camper, but that he isn't breaking any laws.

    He's gonna be a meat popsicle come January.
  • I don't care how many layers you have that has got to be seriously cold.  Also I hate articles like this because they alway close with a sentence that makes me cry.
     
    Before sunup Tuesday, Smith saw a shooting star skitter across the New England sky and said later he made a wish meant for all people, no matter where they bed down at night.
     
    "I wished self-esteem for all of us," he said.
     
    Got dammit so much, there go the waterworks.
     
    - Don't judge me, I'm very sensitive.
     
  • Nadie_AZ: Smith said this week that he's been bunking down in metro Boston waters for about two months now. Authorities said that they're keeping an eye on the unconventional camper, but that he isn't breaking any laws.

    He's gonna be a meat popsicle come January.


    No kidding.

    Even if I lost everything and had no skills, I don't think it would take too long to raise enough cash to buy an old sailboat with a little cabin, just working fast food jobs. Or begging, if I couldn't even get a fast food job for some reason. 'Course someone who is crazy enough to try living on a canoe going into a Northeast winter is probably not the kind of person I'd be looking to hire if I owned a fast food joint.

    I'd go looking for something like this... asking price is $3800: 1984 Catalina 25
    Probably not in great shape, but it would be a secure place to keep your stuff, a roof over your head, a sink, hot plate, and a toilet.
  • Yeah what is he thinking not having four thousand saved up before going all homeless?
  • soosh: Yeah what is he thinking not having four thousand saved up before going all homeless?


    Right... thus, the part about "even if I lost everything"
  • Nadie_AZ: Smith said this week that he's been bunking down in metro Boston waters for about two months now. Authorities said that they're keeping an eye on the unconventional camper, but that he isn't breaking any laws.

    He's gonna be a meat popsicle come January.


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    Approves
  • Must have read "starship and the canoe" by ken brower
  • Swim out past the breakers.

    Watch the world die.
  • When the first freeze in Boston hits, the guy can always sleep on the vents behind the Boston Public Library, and wait for Mumbles to send the vans to pick up the homeless people.
  • Wasn't there a guy doing this in Seattle a while back?
  • Living in a boat would be interesting for a while. But not in Boston harbour.
  • brap: I don't care how many layers you have that has got to be seriously cold.  Also I hate articles like this because they alway close with a sentence that makes me cry.
     
    Before sunup Tuesday, Smith saw a shooting star skitter across the New England sky and said later he made a wish meant for all people, no matter where they bed down at night.
     
    "I wished self-esteem for all of us," he said.
     
    Got dammit so much, there go the waterworks.
     
    - Don't judge me, I'm very sensitive.


    there's nothing wrong with being sensitive. if there were more people like you the world would be a better place.
  • Approves (thinks it's cool, in fact).
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  • Canoes! We've solved the homeless problem!! Issue all the homeless canoes! With life vest, of course, but just fit them up and set them adrift. Oh yeah, this is the answer. This is the solution society has been looking for. Filling America's harbor's with our floating homeless.
  • Wastin' away in Margaritaville,

    Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt...
  • cryinoutloud: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

    with a tiger.


    Great movie.
    Not a canoe.
  • Dr.Zom: Wasn't there a guy doing this in Seattle a while back?


    Several.

    KrispyKritter: brap: I don't care how many layers you have that has got to be seriously cold.  Also I hate articles like this because they alway close with a sentence that makes me cry.
     
    Before sunup Tuesday, Smith saw a shooting star skitter across the New England sky and said later he made a wish meant for all people, no matter where they bed down at night.
     
    "I wished self-esteem for all of us," he said.
     
    Got dammit so much, there go the waterworks.
     
    - Don't judge me, I'm very sensitive.

    there's nothing wrong with being sensitive. if there were more people like you the world would be a better place.


    Internet hugs. I'll send fresh baked cookies via email.
    ya really, the kind that are edible and delicious.
  • brap: I don't care how many layers you have that has got to be seriously cold. Also I hate articles like this because they alway close with a sentence that makes me cry.

    Before sunup Tuesday, Smith saw a shooting star skitter across the New England sky and said later he made a wish meant for all people, no matter where they bed down at night.

    "I wished self-esteem for all of us," he said.

    Got dammit so much, there go the waterworks.

    - Don't judge me, I'm very sensitive.


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  • snowjack: Nadie_AZ: Smith said this week that he's been bunking down in metro Boston waters for about two months now. Authorities said that they're keeping an eye on the unconventional camper, but that he isn't breaking any laws.

    He's gonna be a meat popsicle come January.

    No kidding.

    Even if I lost everything and had no skills, I don't think it would take too long to raise enough cash to buy an old sailboat with a little cabin, just working fast food jobs. Or begging, if I couldn't even get a fast food job for some reason. 'Course someone who is crazy enough to try living on a canoe going into a Northeast winter is probably not the kind of person I'd be looking to hire if I owned a fast food joint.

    I'd go looking for something like this... asking price is $3800: 1984 Catalina 25
    Probably not in great shape, but it would be a secure place to keep your stuff, a roof over your head, a sink, hot plate, and a toilet.


    Especially in some places where there's no property tax on boats - you're really a free man. Learn to like eating seafood every day and you're halfway there.
  • My son and I live on a 24" cabin cruiser in the summertime. Got it for $4K. Cleaned it up and the slip rental for the season is cheaper than renting a shore house for a week. Sweet. It floated away in Hurricane Sandy, but we found it and it was put back on its blocks for $900.
  • snowjack: Nadie_AZ: Smith said this week that he's been bunking down in metro Boston waters for about two months now. Authorities said that they're keeping an eye on the unconventional camper, but that he isn't breaking any laws.

    He's gonna be a meat popsicle come January.

    No kidding.

    Even if I lost everything and had no skills, I don't think it would take too long to raise enough cash to buy an old sailboat with a little cabin, just working fast food jobs. Or begging, if I couldn't even get a fast food job for some reason. 'Course someone who is crazy enough to try living on a canoe going into a Northeast winter is probably not the kind of person I'd be looking to hire if I owned a fast food joint.

    I'd go looking for something like this... asking price is $3800: 1984 Catalina 25
    Probably not in great shape, but it would be a secure place to keep your stuff, a roof over your head, a sink, hot plate, and a toilet.


    With $3800, you could pay rent for a real apartment, at least as a roommate. You also could move in as soon as you had the security deposit + 1st month's rent, instead of spending months being homelessness while you raised the full amount. I don't know the cost of living, tax, etc. numbers, but I suspect that would be quite a few months at minimum wage.
  • He should class it up a bit, it would be a bit more comfy in something like this...

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  • jmmsmile: My son and I live on a 24" cabin cruiser in the summertime. Got it for $4K. Cleaned it up and the slip rental for the season is cheaper than renting a shore house for a week. Sweet. It floated away in Hurricane Sandy, but we found it and it was put back on its blocks for $900.

    24"? Are you a smurf?
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