Defective bluetooth headsets for the homeless


Earlier, when proposing the term Schizophonic to describe people who wander the streets, waving their arms and apparently talking to themselves, I said the only difference between those folks and crazy homeless folks was the earbud.

I suggest we get manufacturers of phone headsets to donate the defective ones to the homeless. Then, they can wear and earbud and it will be much harder to tell the difference.


In Tarrytown, NY you used to see a guy walking around talking to himself all the time. At some point he was given a dictaphone. He only looked like a slightly crazed lawyer.

Not sure if is still there, been a long time since I was there.

I first saw this back in the late 1980s in New York City. Cellphones were a fair bit rarer than now, but there were lots of loonies walking around talking loudly to themselves. One of them had already grasped the idea of camouflage. He had built himself a cellphone out of some small box and had adorned it with a celery stalk antenna. He was walking around talking loudly to himself, but he had a big smile on his face. Clearly, he was a man ahead of his time.

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