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Homeless man gets his own Web site

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Begging has gone hi-tech in Texas.

    Timothy Daley, 37, is homeless and has been living on the streets of Houston for almost five years. 

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    Pimp This Bum (Published Thursday, Feb 19, 2009)

    "Sometimes things just cascade out of control," he said. "Four and a half years on the street, you're going to lose pretty much all the dignity you got."

    Now, a father and son marketing team Is trying to help him out.

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    A Houston homeless man is part of an Internet experiment to get him some help, but is it at the expense of his dignity? (Published Thursday, Feb 19, 2009)

    They've started the Web site Pimpthisbum.com, where interested parties can go online and buy Tim everything from a cheeseburger to laser hair removal -- or even a college education.

    It just launched on Tuesday and has, to date, received over 40,000 page views. 

    The creators quote Mother Teresa in saying, "If you can't feed 100 people, then feed just one."

    The site accepts all major credit cards.