A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.
adameros

I'm almost done with John Hodgman's book The Areas Of My Expertise, and hobo's are a recurring topic. And I was wondering if hobo's, homeless people travelling cross country via stealing rides on trains (usually boxcars), are still a phenomenon or if train company had successfully stopped this practice.

So first thing I do is a Google search on "Hobo". To my amusement the following ads show up on the right side:

Free Hobo Bag
100% Leather Elegant Hobo Roomy
Zipper Closure Complete Survey Now
Kooba.apparel-offer.com

Liz Claiborne Hobo Bags
Shop Classic & Refined Handbags
at The Official Liz Claiborne Site!
www.LizClaiborne.com

Hobos
Great deals on Hobos
Shop on eBay and Save!
www.eBay.com

Hobos
Bargain Prices.
You want it, we got it!
BizRate.com

Hobos
100,000 Stores. Deals. Reviews.
Hobos & More!
Yahoo.com

Hobos
Hobos online
Shop Target.com
www.Target.com

Hobos at Amazon.com
Buy books at Amazon.com and save.
Qualified orders over $25 ship free
Amazon.com/books


I'm not sure which is moredisturbing (yet amusing), companies claiming to sell travelling homeless people or designer lables claiming to sell "hobo bags". Would those be bag like a hobo would use, or bags made from hobos?
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