This time, hobo # 770 Bob Brain-in-a-jar, the Bodiless 'Bo was chosen for interested parties to illustrate. This is mine. To see the others, click here please.
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20060925 White Sands National Monument, New Mexico 017
Originally uploaded by gakout.
One of the nice things about flickr is the "everyone's photos" stream that shows up on the main page when you log in. I love it when beautiful photos from complete strangers pop up.
Check out the rest of this person's set, there are some nice shots.
at 10:59 PM
I gotta say, half the fun of the 700 hoboes project is all of the interesting real facts I am learning along the way (as opposed to the made up facts in Hodgman's book, which are equally interesting, but for different reasons).
The term "red ball" appears on the list a couple times and can have applicable meaning to hobodom:
a) US route 218 was nicknamed the Red Ball Route when it was being built in 1913.
b) Red ball is also railroad parlance for express delivery.
c) The red ball express was the nickname of a european supply train which opened up shortly after D-Day.
(c is actually disqualified from applicability due to the fact that the hoboes had disappeared from the earth a few years prior to D-Day, as anyone who has read Mr. Hodgman's book will remember.)
I chose to go with a.
at 10:50 PM