The feel good short of the season.
I read an article on this. Apart from the inhumanity it demonstrates in our society, the effect on those living underground was kind of disturbing. Several people didn't like coming out into the light after spending so much time underground. If it wasn't for the rains that flood the tunnels, I wonder what the end result would be. Real-life morlocks?
A nice flinty chunk of my mind makes me think that if these people become better-known, some asshole will turn part of the tunnels into a hotel or themed restaurant.
A sewer-hobo-themed casino! Brilliant! We could have a Ninja Turtles themed high roller suite for guests, a Michelin-starred chef on staff to cook classic hobo cuisine with the finest organic ingredients, girls in skimpy newspaper dresses serving fortified wines in plastic cups, and anyone who goes broke at our craps table, hey, just throw him out the rear drain hatch; won't even have to call a cab or nuthin.
Or if that's too expensive, go look up "The Thorn" in the video game Fallout: New Vegas.
I miss that game. I wish I had an older computer that could play it, as it is, I can't even get it to work on the PS3. It crashes every ten minutes or so regardless of the platform.
In all honesty, I'd love to see the cannibal casino in RL Vegas.
See also: Storm drain#Residence
There is a full length documentary on the subject here as well.
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