Broke-Ass of the Week

Broke-Ass of the Week – Artist Patrick Sean Gibson

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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.

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When I asked Patrick for a little something for the intro, this is what he said, “You can just say that I’m an up and coming artist here in San Francisco, born in the “wine country”, wants to get a gallery show at fecal face dot gallery, uhhh I like Nintendo 64 and kombucha. Biggie smalls is tight too”.

Also, I’d like to note that Patrick has never gotten a hang over.  To that I answer: Call me when you’re 30 and tell me that.  Let’s see what tips Patrick has about being a broke-ass:

Name: Patrick Sean Gibson

Age: Deuce-Deuce ( a.k.a. Will Clark 22 )

Occupation: Conductor of Visual Magic

What neighborhood do you live in?: The Belly of San Francisco '“ Richmond Distrct

What are you listening to these days?: The Jigga Man!

Best money saving tip: The Robin Hood Theory – Steal from the rich, Give to the poor!

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Earth, Wind, Water, Fire

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: 1977 Chevy Stepside Pickup

How’d that feel?: At first, it felt like pure American ecstasy on wheels. However, the feeling changed when I eventually flipped the car. I mean, that’s reasonable right? I’m pretty sure most people wouldn’t feel too good if motor fluids came gushing upon your face while you hang upside down from your seat belt and thinking the car is going to explode.

Favorite cheap eat: Breakfast at Dynamo Donuts. Lunch at Molinari’s Deli. Dinner at Café Gratitude.

Favorite dive bar: Delirium Café in Brussels, Belgium. Holler to my homies in Belgium!

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: Organic produce discount bags from Thom’s Natural Foods. For only 150 pennies you can purchase yourself a personal garden for your stomach!

Favorite free thing to do: Adventure throughout San Francisco & browse Fecal Face Dot Com

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: First, I would shower my friends & family with gifts. Second, I’d buy a 1957 Chevy Bel Air and make it electric. Third, I’d buy my girlfriend 3 pugs and a Valentino Gown. After all that was accomplished, me, my Valentino dressed girlfriend, a pyramid of pugs, and the 1957 Chevy Bel Air would hit the road and never look back.

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Yeah man! I’ve got the best friends, family, and girlfriend anyone could ask for. I love all those guys and gals and if it wasn’t for them, I’d be one unhappy dude!

Do you own my book?: Nope, I’m too broke. My friend Wes owns it though. That counts right?

Best hangover cure: Never had one. I’m made of steel. No, like seriously. I’m made out of steel! I was born into an Irish Catholic family in the Wine Country. There isn’t a better equation for being unbeatable against the magic drank.

Are you a hipster?: As Mr. E-40 would say, 'œI be more hipper than a hippopotamus!'

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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.