September 18, 2008

In The Moronosphere, This Guy Is The Equivalent Of The 14-Point Buck

Henry Earl is a hobo living in Kentucky. So far, that is not postworthy.

But his Hobo Hall Of Fame resume is.

Well, Henry has earned something of a cult following (he's even been mentioned in Newsweek/MSNBC). The Fayette County jail posts mug shots of their offenders, and of course, there's plenty of Henry. Most of them are very amusing. Some more than others, but there are a lot of them. To make a long story short, Fark picked up on Henry and now he's fast on his way to becoming an Internet Legend. And why not? Henry's exactly the right balance between extremely pitiful and incredibly amusing. You feel bad for him on one hand, but then the guy looks so strangely happy in (most of) his mugshots. And if you read the stories about him, you'll see that he's got an awful lot of personality. Certainly more than your basic town drunk. Henry is an icon, a work of performance art. He's like an Otis Campbell for the 21st century. He's our schadenfreudic touchstone of intoxication.


And the next time he gets arrested, it will be number 1,000.




Thanks to Fark for the constant updates.

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