Hobo 2.0: Thirty bucks buys a NY bum a Happy Meal!
New York Polaroid artist David Horvitz has a simple but endearing site. Here’s a picture of him in front of the NY Stock Exchange with a “bored” sign”. He’s assembled a bunch of things that he’ll do for money, and he’ll mail you the evidence. (relax, nothing crass!) For example, if you Paypal him $30, he’ll walk out of his apartment and offer to buy a street bum lunch. They can choose whatever they want as long as it’s under $30. Horvitz then mails you the receipt! So far two people have bought KFC and groceries for a couple of New York’s finest homeless.
Some other favourites:
For $75, he’ll visit a psychic and send you the tape. For $9,999. he’ll ask her where in the world he SHOULDN’T go – then he’ll go.
For a mere buck, he’ll think of you for one minute.
For $10, he’ll write an apology letter to someone he knows. He’ll mail you one copy. (8 people have purchased apology letters)
For a bargain $917 he’ll go to Newfoundland because someone told him that’s the furthest east on he continent he can go.
Great concept. So…
For a mere $7,500. I’ll attend the New Zealand BarCamp on June 21st in Christchurch. I’ll mail you some wool! For $15,000, I’ll try to convince David to come along and take some pictures. We’ll mail you the pictures, and some wool!