How to Hitchhike Across America: Thumbs Up Season 1 (Part 1/5)


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Published: 7 years ago
The trip begins: David Choe hitchhikes his way across these United States by (other people's) trains, cars, and boats.

Hosted by David Choe | Originally released in 2010 at http://vice.com

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Part 1/5: http://bit.ly/Thumbs-Up-1
Part 2/5: http://bit.ly/Thumbs-Up-2
Part 3/5: http://bit.ly/Thumbs-Up-3
Part 4/5: http://bit.ly/Thumbs-Up-4
Part 5/5: http://bit.ly/Thumbs-Up-5

Watch season 2 of Thumbs Up here!
http://bit.ly/Thumbs-Up-S2-1

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This is so stupid !
Women unless you are ugly and fat should not do this ever !

3 days ago

I want to bitch slap dude for losing all that money !

3 days ago

Well dam you brought a gun good for you ! At least you will not have to worry about the rape thing as much !

3 days ago

I am now disabled and in a nursing home. Back in the day, 1970's, it was perfectly normal to hitchhike. We never jumped trains just stuck out our thumb and went. Usually had about 2 bucks in our pocket. I lived out in the country. All I had to do is walk to the paved road and I was on my way. Sometimes it was just to get to town, sometimes it was to see America. That is how I saw the Grand Canyon. We traveled the whole western USA. We thought it was a blast, met amazing people, they fed us, kept us in smokes, gave us a place to crash and were all around great company, really good, open hearted people wherever we went. The further south you went the more open and friendly the were. As a very pretty teenaged girl I was frequently asked if I wanted to have sex. The answer no way never a problem and always respected. Road with a little of truckers, they really took good care of us, even finding us rides when they hit the end of their run. They were always just happy for the company. A really great bunch of guys, a lot of family men. Even though we were all having fun they would seriously try to talk us into going home and to stop hitching. Rode with a lot of average Joes, and some Janes. We went camping with some who were on vacation. We had people offer to drive us home to Oklahoma even though it was several states out of their way. Most people we met were very concerned for our welfare. I thank God for a Mother who prayed for me every day. We spent our summers this way. Then we grew up a little and got on with the business of life. Found out about Ted Bundy, the serial killer of young women. He was operating in the states we were hitching in the same time we were there. My school pictures of the time looked just like every one of his victims. Then heard about the truck driver that had a torture chamber in the sleeper of his truck. He picked up young hitchhikers and chained them up in there. He would keep them as a sex slave until he murdered them and dumped their bodies and got a new one. His time line matched where we were a couple of times. Some of girls he admitted to killing bodies were never found. Probably Jane Does buried in some podunk county that could never identify them. I gave my kids a pretty free reign. The stipulation was I had to know where they were and who they were with. If plans changed just call and let me know. If you were going to be more than 5 min late just call me. If you couldn't get home call me, I will come get you no questions asked. When cell phones first came out, the big ones that you carried in a bag, both my teenagers had one. Out of my own 3 and their various friends that lived with us I only had one night of not knowing where my daughter was and she called at 5AM for me to come get her. I knew who she was with by where she was. She admitted years later that I had been right, she was drunk and passed out at their home. My son always told his friends that lived with us "just call, it isn't worth her having the police, the sheriff and the National Guard out doing a house to house search for you". Nothing bad ever happened to any of them, although they came home kind of drunk I never said anything. They came home or I knew whose house they were at. They knew I would check with the parents. I never let them know about my adventures and I thank God I was still around the have them and raise them, not in a grave with Jane Doe on it.

4 days ago

Why does this whole video look like a 2000s hip hop music video

4 days ago

Chicago is Corey Feldman and Arron Carter's kid 😆😆😆😆

5 days ago

Stupid to waste money.

5 days ago

Me and the boys hitch hiking across America

5 days ago

Me and the boys hitch hiking across America

5 days ago

I still ride around on my thumb. Hilary, the witch bitch, still rides around on her broom.

1 week ago

Anybody else feel that would not be as easy for Blacks?

1 week ago

Ass grass or cash. We know what vices team offers up.

1 week ago

so you were the guy who painted that naked lady on one of the cars I was pulling

1 week ago

Bring this back

1 week ago

13:47 theres something warm about this guy

1 week ago

This guy looks like the Asian Elon Musk lmao

1 week ago

Sounds like stuff you wanna do!
Lmao
Hes right in a lot of ways, people just wanna go home and not worry about any hitchhiker... it takes a special kind of person to want to give you a ride.... which can be good or bad.... from weird racists to gay hippies

2 weeks ago

Holding hands in hotel room was odd lol

2 weeks ago

Multi millionaire ??

2 weeks ago

this is before vice had a filter

2 weeks ago

Harry Kim was a crewman on Star Trek Voyager!

2 weeks ago

I hope that anyone else who is visibly trans and queer (or a woman) knows not to do stupid sh*t like this. It’s too dangerous and only certain people are privileged enough to get through this without seriously worrying for their lives. No one should do this, but especially not us

2 weeks ago

David has net worth of 200 Million USD! Omg!

2 weeks ago

This guy definitely deserves the few million he’s worth now

2 weeks ago

i prefer not to get killed

2 weeks ago

💀

2 weeks ago

Smoke trees

2 weeks ago

"So if hes passing out i will piss in his mouth to keep him waking him up" 🤣

3 weeks ago

I was a degenerate addicted to the thrill of stealing and I became a gambling addict then i found Jesus and turned my life around. so now I’m going to break the law and go to a city that’s built on gambling.

3 weeks ago

I love documentaries like this. My dream right here.

3 weeks ago