Monday, June 2, 2014

Rise and Fall of The 'Homies'

Posted By on Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 11:45 AM

What happen to my Cochino figure?
  • Photo courtesy of VICE.
  • What happen to my Cochino figure?

Big things come in small packages, esse.

The urban, miniature phenomenon that swept the nation has come and gone. Bradley Ellison, a.k.a. Sugarman, made $1 million the first year "Homies" hit the vending machines. "We have been picking the pockets of little children across the city for the past 18 years," the New Yorker said in the video by VICE. The UK site interviewed Sugarman while he lied to bill collectors and collected quarters from places like pizza parlors to corner stores.

Now the Sugarman is lucky if he can round up $35 at one of his stops.

"Such is the life of the fucking vending machine guy."

(via VICE)

Tags: , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Staff Pick

Book Reading: Local Fiction Author Double Header

Join us to hear Mark Beauregard, author of The Whale: A Love Story, and Jillian Cantor, author… More

@ Antigone Books Fri., Sept. 2, 7-9 p.m. 411 N. Fourth Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Zona Politics: Your Primary Election Round-Up! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Win Tickets To See Colvin & Earle (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Independent Distillery to Release Its First Batch of Handcrafted Spirits (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Cinema Clips: Southside with You (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. World View Case Moves Forward After Motion Denied (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation