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ode to divorce by randomaxes ode to divorce by randomaxes
wow! holy crap...DD!

thank you my :heart: Ali :heart: `StJoan and ^Tiganusi
you guys are awesome

there are like a BAzillion homeless/beggar/indigent types on the streets of san francisco. i don't usually like to shoot them for personal reasons. and yes, i have a couple in my gallery, but i don't really focus on them, nor do i try to make it an issue. however, to be honest, there are so many that people have a general apathy towards all of them, that being; you can't help them all, so why help any.

so, at first i walked past this guy lol-ing.
then i realized, i had my camera in my hand and was like wtf? this guy just caught my attention in an obviously comical sense, and entertained me. although i would say that he's probably one of the lesser-in-need on the streets, i thought what-the-hell. i go back to him and ask if he'll pose for me and i offered him $3 for one photo. he said to me; "bro, i've been standing here for hours and got nuthin but a buck, i'll do whatever you want".

hehe...this is what i got for my $3.

so, now he can get his wife back AND have 2 to spare.

streets of san francisco october 2009

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seriously, some people need more fiber in their diet.
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ode to divorce by `randomaxes only worries me in all the right ways. It's a brilliant example of the capture of a candid moment, and of an innovative tactic in panhandling. ( Suggested by StJoan and Featured by tiganusi )
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OtterMoonSong Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love some of the signs I've seen on the streets here in Portland. I feel bad for laughing sometimes, but I try and give a nickel here, a quarter there. This is an awesome pic. Very thought/emotion provoking.
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Corbis2 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny! I met a guy who was traveling from city to city via railroad and making money standing on a corner playing music. The sign he had was 'Will work for $25K plus benefits'.
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randomaxes Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
lol...yeah, they are getting creative in humor.
although, that one sounds somewhat realistic :)
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Y-Cats Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this photo is just too awesome... I just keep coming back to it over and over again to look at it!
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
i'm glad you like it.
thank you so much for that wonderful comment, Stacy :D
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kavsikuzah Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconrandomaxes:
randomaxes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
wow...thanks! :D
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kavsikuzah Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome
and Thanks for the WOW (c;
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Albartt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha! :D great shot!
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:iconrandomaxes:
randomaxes Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
thanks :D
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EliseFright Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some hobos are so creative with their signage... they should be hired as creative directors in advertising.

...but they may spend it all on booze. (ok that was a little harsh)
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
lol...no, not harsh. it's very true.

and these guys may have already been creative directors and such, and just snapped, gone postal, or something to that effect. i've seen high powered business execs lose it from the pressure and become bike messengers and other mindless jobs.
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
do u live in san francisco? funny photo... XD
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:iconrandomaxes:
randomaxes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
lol...no, i don't live there. but i do have occasion to visit from time to time.
i do love it.
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
dang... cuz i went there actually april 4, and im back in my dingy little town in the Antelope Valley (an hour below los angeles) and i saw that in san fran they had a guitar center and i wanted to take a pic of the Kirk Hammett they have on display net to other guitarists pics. thing is, i went as a choir field trip so we didnt get to stop at lots of places... so im looking around on devart to find someone who can take a pic of the Kirk poster outside so i can give it to my friend thru email...
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
sorry bro...can't help ya...maybe try finding it on the web. i bet that display pic is up here somewhere.
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
damn yeh i tried but all i see is the front of guitar center from far away and the little blotch of white that makes up kirk's shirt on the front window haha like DONT MOCK ME!!! STUPID PUNY PHOTO! XD i keep lookin
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
lol...good luck, friend.
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:iconramenmanga-ka:
RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
alright! thank you nevertheless :D
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Eliza-Aacher Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Best sign. XD

I like his expression too- great shot! :)
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
yes it is :D and thank you :)
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Amecha Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would so give him money.
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:iconrandomaxes:
randomaxes Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
lol...cool :)
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Zumi-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   Artisan Crafter
*giggles* amazing
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
lol...i'm glad you think so :D
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Zumi-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   Artisan Crafter
^w^
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LadyAlexiaLastHope Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Funny! Remind me when I first move to new york!
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
:D
oh cool!...you live in new york?
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LadyAlexiaLastHope Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yup!
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
where in ny? (if you dont mind me askin)
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LadyAlexiaLastHope Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Manhattan
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:iconrandomaxes:
randomaxes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
oh cool...i lived in queens for 34 years lol
worked in manhattan for many of those.
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SOM-Sharina Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :)
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
thanks so much :D
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minginc Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
man, guys w/ signs are the best! seen such ones as "who's more generous, men / women" and "smile if you masturbate".. those made my day (as well as creeped me out somewhat), i'm glad you had your camera with you to share! :)
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
thanks :D
glad you like.
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minginc Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
for sure :D
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flareongirl7 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Student Writer
That's actually pretty funny.
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
i'm glad you think so :D
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absinthiac Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ive met guys like him here.. they do make for the funnies :D

i do miss nor, cal. for moments like these
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
unfortunately, those moments are far too rare.
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absinthiac Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
aint that the sad truth
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Neogrip Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
that's Stupid!!
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
some people think so, and dont give him anything.
so, you aren't alone :P
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MaRina731 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He seems like a funny fellow. :)

:+fav:'d
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
lol...he was a good sport :)

thanks :D
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MaRina731 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :nod: :)
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Falconicide Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
what a witty way to get some extra money a not very bright person might believe it but the person who thinks it's funny would give a coin to
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
i agree completely :D
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bonniekatewolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
That is very much SF. Wonderful picture.
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