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Topic # 95879 15-Jan-2012 19:09 Send private message

Hmm a little sad now.

I used to work at Tory street for a few years. I saw Blanket Man every day, he was always there. Sometimes on the way to work he was already up and smoking a can, making me jealous of having to sit in an office for hours. Always nodding and smiling to passers by, proving that if you really want to you can live an alternative life.

I hope he found his peace.

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  Reply # 569189 15-Jan-2012 19:14 Send private message

If you don't know Ben Hana, he was Wellington's Blanket Man.





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  Reply # 569190 15-Jan-2012 19:15 Send private message

freitasm: If you don't know Ben Hana, he was Wellington's Blanket Man.



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  Reply # 569192 15-Jan-2012 19:30 Send private message

I used to walk past him each day when I worked in central wellington, remember the odd time when someone gave him a small stereo and pretty much half of courtenay place could hear him blasting The Rock FM (bless him), I guess the ipod followed later but I did see some dodgy folk like glue-sniffers hanging out with him too.

RIP Blanketman, hope you found peace brother

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  Reply # 569195 15-Jan-2012 19:34 Send private message


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  Reply # 569210 15-Jan-2012 20:08 Send private message

It didn't take long for someone to create "I love Blanket Man RIP " tshirts - $30 each, $10 to City Mission.

Not cool, man.




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  Reply # 569214 15-Jan-2012 20:27 Send private message

On trademe?




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  Reply # 569236 15-Jan-2012 21:12 Send private message

Nope, a tshirt maker, saw on Twitter.




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  Reply # 569322 16-Jan-2012 09:13 Send private message

Killing your mate while drunk driving, alcoholism, substance abuse, being homeless and would flop out his john and make rude remarks to women...

Sounds like a loser tbh.

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  Reply # 569329 16-Jan-2012 09:24 Send private message

I used to walk/pass downwind of him every day.

It was like walking pass a sewer Frown

Move On. No loss here.




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  Reply # 569337 16-Jan-2012 09:41 Send private message

Zippity: I used to walk/pass downwind of him every day.

It was like walking pass a sewer Frown

Move On. No loss here.


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  Reply # 569340 16-Jan-2012 09:54 Send private message

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Zippity: I used to walk/pass downwind of him every day.

It was like walking pass a sewer Frown

Move On. No loss here.


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