Broke-Ass of the Week

Broke-Ass of the Week – Jeff Hunt from Muni Diaries

Updated: May 18, 2009 19:23
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Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude.  Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit'probably not.


Wanna be a Broke-Ass of the Week?  Holler at us here and we’ll send you the questionnaire.

This time around our Broke-Ass of the Week is Jeff Hunt from Muni Diaries.  When I asked him what he wanted people to know about his site, he had this to say:


We want Muni Diaries to be the place people go to tell and read stories of the crazy and sometimes-poignant shit that happens on Muni and BART. We’ve all got stories and we’ve all heard friends and coworkers spin yarns of their own. Muni is too much a part of life in SF not to be a treasure trove of great stories. Stranger than fiction, often.      And in terms of being broke, we don’t “work” for muni diaries. We chip in for web-hosting fees, and do what we can at our various day jobs to edit posts, get news up on the site, and maintain the site’s twitter account. The compensation comes in the joys of comments and reader-submitted posts. So, yeah, send your muni and BART stories to us today!


If this sounds up your alley, you should totally check out  the first Muni Diaries live event.  It’s called Riders with Drinks and will be happening at the Make Out Room on Friday June 12th.  Click here for more details


Name: Jeff Hunt


Age: 35


Occupation: There’s some debate, but here’s the mouthful: Online Course Caption Transcriber. I write closed captions for hearing-impaired art students. Yay!


What neighborhood do you live in?: Mission.


Best money saving tip: Have a Jewish maternal grandfather. Short of that, buy used, and haggle.


What do you refuse to spend money on?: Sex, notwithstanding the cost of having a girlfriend.


Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: If you agree to publish this after Wednesday, May 13: An engagement ring for my hopefully soon-to-be fiancée.


How’d that feel?: Heavy, and reverberating.


Favorite cheap eat: Tie: Any Lee’s Sandwich and any Taqueria Cancun taco.


Favorite dive bar: Doc’s Clock in a heartbeat.


Best deal you’ve ever gotten: Three-course prix fixe recession-dinner, with wine pairings, at Jardinère.


Favorite free thing to do: Ride my bike, respectfully and lawfully, I might add.


If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: My debt.


Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Despite, or because of? Either way, totally.


Do you own my book?: I don’t read things that aren’t online. But if it means you’ll post this, I’ll buy it. Used, of course.


Best hangover cure: Coffee+go back to sleep+shower+more coffee+one more time going back to sleep.


Are you a hipster?: Is that a band? Are they playing? Is it a secret?

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Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap

Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.