Posted by vern | Posted in Video | Posted on 31-12-2007
One of the Drill Instructors at the Sheriff’s Academy led me on to this one: I’m transcribing it, so we can cast it, and turn it into our next screen play. It’s a conversation between a drunk cholo who has just fallen down the stairs, injured himself, and decided to call himself an ambulance. He lives in Compton. You will laugh out loud.
(This post has nothing to do with Hobos other than it made me, a hobo, laugh.)
It’s been rough. The hobo life has been messy lately.
Karp, the new roomie, was “let go” along with the rest of Southern CA in his job with Milwaukee Tool. So…he had to get rid of his storage unit that stored all his demo tools and a bunch of his other personal stuff. Many of his personal stuff is gone, but tools still remain.
On top of that, it rained. And we leaked. Big time. Big time. Pouring rain, inside our home. Dick’s condom (an XXL tarp) was trapped covering my bikes on DeAndra’s (my girlfriend’s) porch. I was trapped in Jury Dury in Ventura County (where my legal address is). Karp was all alone with the rain, buckets, and towels.
Here’s what life has been like, the sad life of the hobo lately:
Apparently, it’s true. This guy saw this mall being built and decided to take over the small space where construction crews stored their tools. He built up a cement wall, and then slowly moved in furniture, lights, and all other living accessories. For four (get that 4) years. Simply stunning.
Posted by vern | Posted in Storytelling | Posted on 19-12-2007
Though my hobo lifestyle may, physically, be behind me, I am still required to back-up all that I stand for.
Allow me to ramble a moment to explain myself and this post.
I am currently working on a reality TV series called “The Academy”, which documents the training of Los Angeles Sheriff Deputies. Part of their training lands us near Castaic, high in the hills, in the Pitchess Shooting Range.
There is a bit of mystery about me with the crew. Their knowledge of who I am and where I’ve come from ranges from, “He’s a strange fellow.” over to “Vern lived in an RV for a year and half, ended up going beserk while documenting his life and editing wedding videos in public restrooms and showering in fountains”.