When Homeless Is Hip
In Hollywood the newest sensation at the center of the fashion scene isn’t a famous designer or starlet. It’s a 56-year-old homeless man who spends his days dancing on roller skates wrote the Naples News.
The Wall Street Journal said it’s a plot worthy of Tinseltown:
Mr. Jermyn now has a clothing label named after him. Since it was introduced last month, “The Crazy Robertson” brand of T-shirts and sweatshirts, created by a trio of 23-year-olds, has flown off the shelves at Kitson, a haunt of tabloid stars like Paris Hilton. The clothes feature stylized images of Mr. Jermyn, including one design — available on a $98 hoodie — that has a graphic of him dancing and the phrase “No Money, No Problems” on the back.
What many people don’t know is that Mr. Jermyn suffers from schizophrenia and according to his sister, refuses to take the medication needed to treat his illness.
In another homeless success story… Tho top novel National Book Award winner for 2007 is Tree of Smoke, that USA Today calls a “dark novel about the calamities of the Vietnam War. “Reading it feels like a careening journey into our national subconscious,” the judges said.
Well, the “subconscious” of the media elites anyway.
Tree of Smoke author Denis Johnson was a drugged-out street-person in the ‘60’s, hardly a background qualifying him to pass judgment on the troops who served in Vietnam, or to be taken seriously by anyone with any sense, or sense of decency.
Democracy Project has more on the high flying author.