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October 15, 2006

{     Top Twelve Hobo Names     }    

From a list of 700 notable historical hobo names, included in John Hodgman's The Areas of My Expertise.

#15: No-Shoulders Smalltooth Jones
#16: Sistery Brothery Nabob
#63: Lil' Jonny Songbird, the Songbird-Eater
#128: Spooky-Night Spooky Day
#220: Honey Bunches of Donald
#274: Tom Falselips Realteeth
#335: Crispy Whiskery
#399: Applebee O'Bennigan McFridays
#440: Thor Hammerskold, the Mexican
#489: Pantless, Sockless, Shoeless Buster Bareass
#513: Most Agree: It's Kilpatrick
#550: Douglas, the Future of Hoboing

The paperback has 100 more, and so here are six (from E-Hobo.com:
#730: Stump Tongue Mumbler
#742: Double-Entendre Dick Penis
#750: Crackles Spineshaker, the Hobo-osteopath
#772: Acid-Blood-and-Spit Lionel Stander, the Spitter
#774: No-Credit/Bad Credit Bobby Hassle-freeloan, Mortgage Specialist of the Rails
#790: Voweltooth Jenkins, the Man with the Scrabble Tile Dentures

Comments

Yeah, but what are your top twelve favorite hobo name illustrations?

Posted by: Adam at October 15, 2006 6:36 PM

Voweltooth Jenkins, the Man with the Scrabble Tile Dentures?! And we thought we were doing good work when we described a patron at my old library job as having "Chicklet teeth." Hobos are for real.

Posted by: Gregorio at October 28, 2006 4:29 AM

Sorry, but what is kimerikas?

Jane.

Posted by: sweeta-of at March 26, 2008 2:37 PM

Sorry, but what is kimerikas?

Jane.

Posted by: sweeta-of at March 26, 2008 2:37 PM
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