Apr 9, 2013

The Good German’s post on hobos and riding the rails reminded me of something I found last year. I had been watching a video about ridin’ the rails when my roommate mentioned this place to me: Slab City, USA:

The winter home for many ‘bago bums and trailer tramps, the slabs evidently heat up too much in the high summer. But each fall this becomes the destination of many former wage slaves who have slipped the shackles of the prized 40 hour work week. Just don’t mind the sounds of occasional explosions on the other side of the hill.

As both gun nuts and control nuts violently yell at each other in Washington DC and in the mainstream media, the very-real gradient of rational opinion-holders debate reasonable alternatives. Bans notwithstanding, as low as…