The story of Bumdog and his custom t-shirts

Dear Shaded Viewers,

This is a story told to me by my old friend Brian Beker that I thought I’d pass on to you.

“I have a close friend who is named Bumdog. He is a career homeless bum (his choice of words). He’s a brilliant guy, and I love him. It was his earliest ambition to be homeless, and he always has been. Still he has managed to travel the world, though he tends to get thrown up of countries. A few years ago I had to get him sprung from jail in Thailand. He was locked up for overstaying his visa.

Bumdog has written a book. We worked for a short time at a newspaper in LA together, where he was a columnist. He’s an incredibly talented writer. One of the best I’ve ever known personally. He even directed a feature film, while homeless on the street. It was a horrible film, but he’s the first to acknowledge that it is unwatchable, and it is, but it was quite an accomplishment to complete. He makes videos of cinema study that he posts on YouTube.

Anyway, lately he has been making t-shirts that he somehow manages to sell out of his shopping cart. He makes them in all languages, though the only word on them is BUMDOG, and people have sent him pictures of them wearing them from all over the world have bought them. A friend of his who is a porn actress is modeling one in a video clip of he posted. The clip isn’t too great, but the story is kind of cool. ” 

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.