The Gutter Punks of New Orleans. They look so homeless as well as disgusting. It seems more and more of them are popping up like mushrooms. They sprawl out on the sidewalks with their dogs, look and smell as if they haven't had a shower in weeks, and beg for money. A homeless crisis of sorts, right? Guess again. They are called Gutter Punks for a reason because they are anything but homeless. It's an adventure for many of them. Check out this picture taken in front of a French Quarter hotel:
SUV? Check. Backpacks? Check. Pungent odor spray? Check? Dog? Check. Everything one needs to gutter it in New Orleans while sleeping the night away in a comfortable bed at the Bourbon Orleans. They even have their own message boards and website. Check out Squat the Planet. Read the forums, they are somewhat entertaining.