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YOU DON'T KNOW JACK.

YOU DON'T KNOW JACK.

By Bobby Hundreds

Homeless people photographs are too easy, right? I’ve personally always thought so. And maybe kinda exploitative..? But every morning, on my commute, I pass by this row of tents at the end of our street sheltering a commune of houseless (not homeless) folk. I know people come down here sometimes and hooks ’em up with The Hundreds gear, and I figured that this is more their street and neighborhood than ours. So after I got out of work today, I walked down here, right under the 10 Freeway, to say Hi.

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I thought this dog was friendly, but then afterwards, one of the “residents” told me that he lacerated a dude’s hand the other day. His bite is definitely worse than his bark.

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So no one was really interested in being photographed, except for Jack here. Actually, I don’t even know if his name was Jack, he was so inebriated I had trouble deciphering what he was saying. While we were talking he just kept splaying his hand, waving his fingers in my face. I assumed he was trying to tell me he didn’t want his picture taken, but then he demanded, “Gimme 5 dollars!” I handed him an Abe and then he opened up like an oyster.

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Don’t worry. Jack’s not guzzling mouth-rinse. That’s just vodka in a Listerine bottle.

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The smell was atrocious. Not just from Jack, but from the entire row of tents. I looked down and realized I was standing in a puddle of urine. At Jack’s feet were a container of peeled potatoes, some rotten bananas, and a pot of leftover stew.

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Perhaps I should be concerned that drunk Jack here is brandishing a rusty butcher knife at me. He just started whipping it around like a deranged samurai.

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Jack’s a good guy. I just wish I understood what the hell he was saying. I’m sure his stories are far more interesting than the supposed “interesting” people I surround myself with. This is my favorite photograph of the set.

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by bobbyhundreds

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