March 3, 2011

"Excuse me, but I'm looking for Hate."

Looking for Hate Man...
"Oh, Hate? He's sleeping right now," he said, pointing to a lump underneath a blue tarp. "Hey, Hate!" the man yelled. "Hate!"

The tarp twitched, then stopped.

"Hate! Wake up, man! Someone's here to see you!"...

"Hi, Hate," the reporter said. "Um, fuck you."

"Hi, fuck you, too. I hate you," he responded, without hesitation or an ounce of vitriol....
Via Metafilter, which also links to this collection of articles he wrote back in the 1960s when he was a reporter for the New York Times. Imagine leaving the conventional life and going the way of a colorful street character. What would you be... if not Hate Man... who?

22 comments:

campy said...

Indifference Man.

shoutingthomas said...

This type of character is common on the streets in Woodstock.

So, no, doesn't surprise me.

blake said...

Interactive Performance Art?

wv: decome

Who would you decome? You know, if you were dyslexic.

Kirby Olson said...

The pin for Kriss Worthington: A green Democrat.

At least they're starting own up to their Hate!

Hate Ashbury!

TWM said...

A hobo by any other name . . .

Joaquin said...

Suddenly burned-out hippies are sooooo in fashion.
Their last gasp?

Lucien said...

I sure do miss Berkeley.

Vistors walking there should be warned not to get run over by motorized wheelchairs, which, by now, probably have scythes on their hubs.

But it is (still, I think) home to the world's gretest libertarian hot dog stand, Top Dog. Order the Kielbasa (or 2), well done.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

The only bright spot in this entire article is that "Hate" isn't collecting Social Security.....however, I'm willing to bet that he gets a lot of other entitlement perks. SSI, Medi-Cal.

Whatever. Waste of skin.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Oh, man. I remember Hate Man. For a while the (sadly late) Naked Guy eclipsed him, but he was a presence.

wv: qyyvingl. Golly.

former law student said...

It's a measured Hate. I think he may already be commenting here:

"I'm not that strict about things. I tend to believe things if I want to believe them, whether science says it's really true or not, I don't care."

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Lucien,

Yeah, I miss Top Dog too. I'd never thought of it exactly as a :libertarian hot dog stand," but now that you mention it, that wall of flyers, posters, &c ...

Phil 3:14 said...

her brother seemed particularly sensitive of other people's phoniness.

So this is what happened to Holden Caulfield in later life.

John Burgess said...

Moondog had his appeal, and his music!

He was just so (WV) aersodic

rhhardin said...

I forget if hate is fire or ice.

The Crack Emcee said...

Macho Man.

Who else?

former law student said...

crack - have you interacted with Hate Man?

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

rhhardin,

IIRC hate is ice; desire is fire. [Googles hastily] Yep.

John Burgess,

On Moondog: Agreed!

The Crack Emcee said...

former law student,

crack - have you interacted with Hate Man?

No, can't say I've had the displeasure. If I did, I'd be all "Dude, what are you wearing?"

Phil 3:14,

So this is what happened to Holden Caulfield in later life.

Naw, actually this guy got off easier than Holden. And Holden got off easier than those around him.

That book was designed to destroy everyone who touched it.

E.M. Davis said...

I'd be Charlie Sheen.

write_effort said...

It surprises me that a reporter could be around Hate long enough to get information for an article. I "met" hate around the time he began wearing makeup and dresses. What he doesn't wear is deodorant. It isn't Hate's pushes that'll knock you over.

Jud said...

Orange County tea party members
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NutFkykjmbM

Jim Bullock said...

I'd be irony, but not really.