Jimi and Penny are homeless youth travelers hopping trains with their pet rat.
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Jimi and Penny are homeless youth travelers hopping trains with their pet rat.

August 22, 2019

– [Man] Jimmy and Penny. – Yes. – [Man] We’re here in New Orleans. Where did you guys sleep last night? – At a squat. – Yeah. There’s a squat that– it’s an old building on Annette street. When I was here back towards Mardi Gras, I started fixing it up with a few friends and came back and was like, I wonder how the squat’s doing and they cleaned it up really nicely. There’s couches and stuff in there now. When we first found it it
was just full of garbage and old clothes and there
was no furniture or anything. – [Man] Now, how long have you been there? – We’ve stayed there for
the last couple of nights. – [Man] So, now you’re traveling? – Yeah. – [Man] How long have you
been here in New Orleans? – Since we rolled in on
Thursday on a freight train. – [Man] So, you came on a train? You were training it. – Yeah. – [Man] Very cool. So, how long have you been doing this? – I just started riding trains
maybe a couple of months ago, but in general I’ve been
traveling for 10, 11 months and have not stopped. Started out with a car, that fell through, started hitchhiking, started learning more about trains. It’s been like a huge learning experience the whole time. – [Man] And you, Jimmy? – I’ve been traveling for the
better part of two years now. I took six or seven months and kicked it in LA for a while, but I haven’t been back here. This is the first place I
arrived when I was traveling. I haven’t been back here
in almost two years. It’s pretty cool to be back. – [Man] So, you like it here? – I like New Orleans, yeah. – [Man] Now, you both were telling me your favorite is Alabama. – Yeah
– Yeah. We just had such a good time, but apparently we missed all
the waterfalls that are there, but we went to Birmingham. – We went to Talladega nights. It was amazing. Like Talladego super speedway. We were there for the races and it was like one of the
craziest things I’ve ever seen. – [Man] So, tell me, traveling lifestyle. It’s kinda crazy. – Definitely. – Yeah, you learn to get
by on very little food. You also learn to stop caring so much about showering every day. – Yeah, I mean, and just in general, stop being so materialistic and realize what’s more important. Yes, you’re giving me kisses, Logan. (laughing) – [Man] What’s your pet’s name? – Logan. – Logan! Good name. – I named him after Logan’s
Roadhouse in Birmingham. – In Birmingham. – It’s like a steakhouse. – [Man] The steakhouse. Actually, I like that place. – I do too. – Yeah, they’re amazing. – [Man] I really do for a mid-range– – Right? Their food is really, really good. They have this deal where it’s like two meals with two sides each for like $14 before dinner time. – So, this sign, actually, allowed us to eat in Logan’s Roadhouse. – Two nights in a row. – Two nights in a row! – [Man] Really? – One night in a row,
but then I was walking– – [Man] And it just got you socks. – Yeah, it did. Fresh socks. – [Man] Freshies. – So, that’s clean socks. – [Man] But this is homeless. You’re young and you’re out here. It’s homelessness. – I mean, I’ve been to college. I’ve had jobs. I’ve worked every day. I had two businesses before I was 12. I’m smart. If this is the easiest way for me to be able to see the world and if I don’t have to wait until I’m 65, 75 years old or older and then I never wanna travel after that and I never see all the things that I see. If I have to sleep in squats or, oh, God forbid, sleep underneath the stars in a sleeping bag ‘cuz that’s terrible. You know? If I have to do that
and make some sacrifices and not be super clean all the time, then I’m willing to– – [Man] Let me ask, where do you see yourself in five years? – Europe.
– Somewhere in Europe. (man laughing) – [Man] That was almost in unison. Traveling? – Yes. – That’s the plan. – Maybe in a loft making music. Maybe working in a hotel
and the diner downstairs. I don’t know. – [Man] If you had three wishes, what would they be? – The only wish that I have, really, is I would like to get in a loft in Europe and get a typewriter and get my computer and a microphone and I just
wanna follow through with that and just really stay inside
for like a month straight and just kinda go out sometimes and be kind of like a crab. You know? I just wanna write my book. – [Man] I look forward to reading it. I look froward to the movie. – Yeah. – [Man] And Penny, you? – I just wish my voice
didn’t blow out so easily ‘cuz I sing every single day. So, it’s really rough on the vocalcords. Pretty much, other than that, I think I can manage. – [Man] Why don’t you
close us out with a song? – All right. – [Man] Thank you very
much for talking to me. – Thank you. (upbeat ukulele melody) ♫ Well, knowing you ♫ It makes me want to make myself stronger ♫ It makes me want to make myself smarter ♫ It makes me want to make me be again ♫ And knowing you, ♫ It makes me want to (mellow electronic melody)


  • Reply Mind and Miracle Productions June 7, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Shine on, you crazy diamonds!

  • Reply John Baker June 8, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Hairy girls are sexy!

  • Reply Patricia Vasara June 9, 2019 at 1:03 am

    I totally see this guys ending up in Berlin.

  • Reply JASON CUTSHAW June 9, 2019 at 11:12 am

    What are they feeding that Rat to have such HUGE BALLS!!!

  • Reply 1RZITCH June 12, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    lol rats are like mice no bladder they drag their ass around and leave a trail she has to smell like rat piss

  • Reply Al Ciao June 15, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Get a job or join the military and euthanize or castrate the rat!

  • Reply Anakin Skywalker June 15, 2019 at 2:50 am

    "Like you know, I'm like smart…." lmao

  • Reply S R June 17, 2019 at 12:28 am

    What about the rat? Is the rat homeless? He wouldn't need very much.

  • Reply Pohaku Mana June 18, 2019 at 3:00 am

    That rat has fleas. Not gonna be able to take your rat to the EU.

  • Reply Thomas Mcvaigh June 18, 2019 at 9:01 am

    In a loft playing music ha ha

  • Reply Nair Yao99 June 19, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Great couple, hope they make it out of hell.

  • Reply Frank Roper June 19, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    I wonder if anyone that kisses a rat has ever heard of the black plague?

  • Reply Tammy Soprano June 20, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Just say no to drugs ?

  • Reply James Fitz June 24, 2019 at 3:50 am

    The rat and it’s ball sack is just disgusting

  • Reply James Fitz June 24, 2019 at 3:53 am

    Not worrying about showering everyday !! C’mon John Lennon, at least jump in so,e of the rivers you pass by, you can still keep some decent hygiene and be homeless

  • Reply A. Med June 25, 2019 at 6:45 am

    They like this because they get money wired through western union from their families and could go home to a rich family whenever they want….. FOH…spoiled brats

  • Reply A. Med June 25, 2019 at 7:03 am

    “We ended up my taladega so I called my mommy and told her to give me money so we can watch the races it was awesome, then we got to eat steak ! And I bought the rat with diseases a steak because I told mommy I adopted a rat so we got him money for a steak too! When we get tired and feel like REAL homeless people who struggle we just call our mommy’s and daddy’s and get money “

  • Reply spungar patar June 26, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Talladega rainbow gathering

  • Reply spungar patar June 26, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Oogles and train kids are not the same thing as homeless people.. I bet these kids have money in the bank.. Crust punks are hard to feel sorry for. Ive spent alot of time with them.. Ive taken them into my home.. Had lots of good time..they stayed 5 weeks.. I fed them..bought them alcohol, tobbacco and sox..drove them to walmart so they could spend tje day spanging..then id pick them up afterward.. Yeah, we had alot of fun around the fire pit..singing and smoking and drinking.. And then.. They robbed me.. Took my drivers license, some money, my weed and a 250$ pair of work boots i had.. Seen one of them a couple yrs later.. He acted like he didnt know me..that i was mistaking him for someone else.. If i ever see him again.. Which i prob wont.. Im beating his stinking dirty thieving ass!.

  • Reply Phil Uriarte June 30, 2019 at 5:23 am

    ?????❤️????I had nothing against them having a rat ? for a pet; my youngest daughters favorite pet at when she was 20 years old was a pet white rat ? ???❤️✝️???

  • Reply Lisa Wohlers July 1, 2019 at 6:53 am

    I hope that's a pet rat

  • Reply JayBailzZz July 2, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    I literally just watched the rat piss all over hippie chicks dreadlocks.

  • Reply TheNewWave July 3, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Can’t tell if she’s got mold or bird shit on her hair

  • Reply Richard Bowers July 5, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Poem I’d Been Cast. 

    I’d been cast into a tawdry world
    Sink or swim all the day.
    Fight or flight became the norm.
    Ambush ruled the day!

  • Reply Frank Mgtow July 5, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Those two seem to enjoy their lives, their very existence. So who am I to judge?

  • Reply Kate Collins July 5, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Beautiful rat .

  • Reply Thomas white July 5, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    If it smells like fish eat it

  • Reply Thomas white July 5, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    What would bill the kid say of they were back in his time.

  • Reply The Hunter July 6, 2019 at 4:39 am

    These are not homeless people. These are hippies having a great time. Simple as that.

  • Reply Mier Beuker July 6, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    That rat has to be exceedingly brave. I mean, just look at the pair he's sporting. Nobody can say he has no balls.

  • Reply Edward Nigma July 6, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    These two aren't homeless. They're losers.

  • Reply BoogiesMama Graham July 7, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Hippies!!!! Travelin. Jimi, looks like John Lennon.?☀??

  • Reply A to Z Entertainment July 7, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    I love her Logan. Fatties are such good pals

  • Reply JESUS*IS*THE*ONLY*WAY alvino July 7, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Who wants to be homeless with a rat???

  • Reply william helm July 8, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    That Rat is disgusting SMH?

  • Reply gerry morgan July 9, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Logan is the the rats bollocks…

  • Reply Mark Allen July 10, 2019 at 5:19 am

    30 year freight rider. Might catch out just to meet these folks.. Right arm. Salad!

  • Reply Linda Barkley July 10, 2019 at 5:38 am

    you are not the only one !! do they not know rats carry diseases ?

  • Reply Brenda July 10, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    They actually enjoy being homeless and I can’t understand why they would want a nasty ass rat!

  • Reply yellooh July 10, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Home is in our hearts not a structure. Obviously we call a roof over our head (house) home though in some tribes the land is the home.
    How we handle not having a house is different. Communal living seems in their lane.

  • Reply Yen Luong July 11, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    I think the rat has fleas.

  • Reply Tomos james July 11, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Awh he looks like John.

  • Reply Jules Vules July 11, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    I hear about homeless people getting raped(men and women get raped apparently) so it seems to be best to pair up when you are homeless. Have a buddy or a partner if you don't got no home.
    "For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up."
    Ecclesiastes 4:10

  • Reply Stuart Kelly July 11, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Wasters that are un necessarily homeless who are using up resources that ought to be destined for genuine homeless.

  • Reply Krista Osburn July 12, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Between her hair and that rat nasty

  • Reply Angel 235711 July 12, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    do anyone know did he wrote that song by himself? or it by another artist? I really like the ending song

  • Reply Terri Sue July 13, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Pet rat how cute

  • Reply Terri Sue July 13, 2019 at 2:48 am


  • Reply DoinThupidThings July 13, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    They won't regret anything on their deathbeds

  • Reply Charles Lee Ray July 13, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    I had two businesses before I was 12 so I’m smart ,now I have a pet sewer rat ? named Logan who drags his ballsack all over me and I bum money for steak? dinners and when I have Sex with my hobo hubby it smells like bug spray and dog shit

  • Reply IamLimitless75 July 13, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    I knew people were going to mention down in the comments that he lookrd like John Lennon. Can't ignore that pink elephant.

  • Reply Judy Agallar July 14, 2019 at 1:30 am

    They both look young and healthy they need to get jobs

  • Reply Richard Hudak July 14, 2019 at 5:22 am


  • Reply Rob Smith July 14, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Mr jingles…. Lmfao

  • Reply grow flowers for the bees please July 14, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    She isn't YokoOno ..need ?a Hammock for their Pet Rat????

  • Reply November Rain July 14, 2019 at 10:04 pm


  • Reply Zz Z July 15, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Yeah, as Americans you can't stay in Europe longer than three months or you'll get yourself in trouble.. or raped by Muslims who especially hate Americans..

  • Reply Sally Clay July 17, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    What will they do when they r older? Everything u do do when u r young, catches up with u when u r older.

  • Reply Dona Kent July 18, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Came here just for thr rat. Its real!!omfg

  • Reply Fredex July 21, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    I'm not watching when there is a rat crawling on the subject. Disgusting.

  • Reply Abolish Human Abortion July 26, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Love ? the pet rat ? lol too cute. Homelessness can happen to ANYONE except these kids are choosing this life which there is nothing wrong with that. They seem happy anyways.

  • Reply tim busta July 29, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Ya makin out with a rat is not wierd or gross but i guess its better then kissing his gf and am glad they cut the film so i didnt have to listen to his music anymore

  • Reply The Unexplored Backpacker July 30, 2019 at 3:22 am

    If I ever ended up homeless, I would make an effort to leave the city I'm in (Ottawa) which isn't a good place to be homeless. It's dangerous and not enough services to help the homeless. Preferably I'd head out west, or north. My only method for travelling across Canada is by freight train, in well cars and covered grain cars. I'd have a large backpack, and have clothes, laptop, notebook, extra shoes and other essentials like hygiene products. I would make sure I have enough money for food. I'd renew my passport and head to the United States to train hop some more and explore the rest of the country. This is what my finals days would be like. You could pay for airplane ticket to go to California, but preferably I'd save the money and trek down there and see stuff that very few people get to see.

  • Reply Zeb Alford July 30, 2019 at 5:54 am

    That smelly guy thinks he’s so fucking cool

  • Reply Ms Wright July 31, 2019 at 12:48 am

    If being homeless is not bad enough, they have to have a pet RAT!!!!! REALLY????

  • Reply Walter Zimbabwe July 31, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    I see jail and penis in their future, in no particular order…

  • Reply Brando Colossus July 31, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Sexual favors sir. Glasses are for protection from my erection!

  • Reply nitocris jackson August 1, 2019 at 4:14 am

    His ukelele sounds like shit.

  • Reply nope. August 1, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Sooo is this a rat they found? What if the rat just takes off running?

  • Reply nope. August 1, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Watching the rat scratch itself of her is givin me yellow fever vibes

  • Reply 313 August 2, 2019 at 6:57 pm


  • Reply Bjorn Kalkhuis August 2, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    I feel like most of us are way to different from these people. Like me; how could I even have an opinion about these guys, or judge them?

  • Reply Acid Blood August 3, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Never believe anyone who says they're homeless out of their own will. That's just the after story, what they started telling themselves after they've realized that they're completely fuxked and neck deep in poverty, drugs or disease. To find real, genuine outdoor lifestyle people stop looking for people sitting on the curb of a street and start looking for the one actually out there in the wild fending for their lives instead of begging for community support

  • Reply MD M August 8, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Cool. Reminds me of being in the 60s again ✌✌✌

  • Reply Ryan D August 9, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Two business before you were 12? Huh ?

  • Reply Harry Demetro August 9, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    I loved there vibe n out look but u can do that with out being homeless anyway ya they was pretty cool is there any other info on them

  • Reply Laura Cooper August 10, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Just like the sixties. The only real "hippies", were children of the bourgeoisie. Playing poor. Working class people had to do,…. just that. Work.These two. Very relaxed natures. They know they can return to the comforts of their class any time. After Europe maybe eh?

  • Reply Team RCFACTOR August 10, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Thats John Lennon

  • Reply Anthony DeMarco 17 August 12, 2019 at 5:31 am

    True Liberals Shitheads !! Definitely not Trump Supporters… These people are always looking for free stuff… Losers ! Both have mental issues

  • Reply Lee McMullan August 12, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    LMAO to the rat giving kisses.. so distracting I have no idea what anyone said.

  • Reply Tim Armington August 13, 2019 at 1:50 am

    That rat had an awesome scrotum!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Diana Barnes August 13, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    "Pet rat?" They probably have billionaire parents to return home to, just slumming for thr summer…

  • Reply Amber Kauffman August 13, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Ppl forget that this was a common way of life back in the 40s and 50s going into the 70s…Just read Jack Kerouac On the Road or William Burroughs Junkie it's about hopping trains, hitchhiking living from one city to the next doing odd jobs here and now to pay for things. It was accepted back then why young ppl who choose to live off the grid are labeled drug addicts, or lazy losers makes no sense. Not every wants the 9to5 job, house in the burbs, married, 2 kids, soccer mom lifestyle..Nothing wrong with being a minimalistic person! I commend them cause they know possessions and money aren't the answer and they are happiness. Not true happiness, they can afford u comfort but that's fleeting

  • Reply DJ Aerodynamics August 14, 2019 at 3:48 am

    You dirty rat

  • Reply lanaswhitemustang August 14, 2019 at 3:56 am

    She's gorgeous

  • Reply replicant August 14, 2019 at 6:43 am

    2 business at 12? lemonade stand doesn't count…

  • Reply The Fallout Companion August 16, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Oh my God I just love their whole style! Do you boo boo's just be careful ?

  • Reply Tatyana Jumanova August 17, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Why is the rat on her

  • Reply henree simp August 18, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Did she meet that rat on the way

  • Reply henree simp August 18, 2019 at 8:20 am

    That rat has big balls

  • Reply jack mama August 19, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Earth people

  • Reply Daniel Fried August 19, 2019 at 4:34 am

    an oogles rat is known as a "roogle" it's dog, a "doogle"

  • Reply Daniel Fried August 19, 2019 at 4:35 am

    her rat has huge torpedo nads

  • Reply Dan Customer August 19, 2019 at 10:09 am

    These are homeless hippie scum Junkies ! They want to be homeless they want to be high and they want to be drags on society !

    these are the people you put in a slave labor camps or just drag them into an alley and shoot him in the head cuz they're never going to do anything for society accepts sucking on the taxpayers tit and get high all the time and eventually start making little retarded babies !

  • Reply leah keyworth August 20, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Beautful pet

  • Reply viktorya psychedelic.souljam August 20, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Hipsters… fuck off

  • Reply Emma Woods August 21, 2019 at 12:45 am

    These people are so cringy and privileged. They are not homeless. If they can afford burning man tickets which range from $300-$400 they can afford food. Nice gold watch dude.

  • Reply Joe Mamma August 21, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    I'm curious what these 2 businesses she had before she was 12? Lemonade stand and paper route? Lol

  • Reply Ing August 21, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Steak?! I assumed they would be vegetarians ?

  • Reply Rusty Shakleford August 22, 2019 at 12:47 am

    She did not convince me she is happy.
    I also she thinks crazy. Sadly

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