We scan the top newspapers and websites to bring you all of the important news of the day. Then we convert the newspapers into hobo blankets or funny hats.
Here are today’s Hobo Headlines:
- Maybe he should have gone with the “Can you smell what the Mac is cookin’?” speech he delivered to all of his McCainiacs in the WWE a few months back.
John McCain gave a bipolar speech last night at the Republican National Convention, claiming that teaming up with Sarah Palin allowed him to be a political outsider, while also playing up his over 25 of service in Congress and taking shots at Obama’s lack of experience.
He also said, “Let me just offer an advance warning to the old, big-spending, do-nothing, me-first-country-second crowd: Change is coming,” which could have been aimed at many of the Republican politicians in the room with him. Also, according to The New York Times, McCain’s speech was “offered in a monotone as he stood before a solid-color backdrop that flicked from green to blue. The reaction was far more subdued than it was the night before for his running mate, Ms. Palin.”
[The New York Times]
- This might be a good time to start stockpiling cans of soup.
The unemployment rate in the U.S. reached a five-year high in the month of August. News of the unemployment rate has caused the stock market to decline this morning. Yesterday, the Dow Jones dropped 344 points as investors began reacting to “negative jobless claims data and disappointing retail sales figures.”
- It can’t be any worse than Ghostbusters 2.
Because Hollywood won’t rest until it has bled every last dime from our 80s nostalgia, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson will be reunited for a Ghostbusters sequel, which will be written by The Office‘s Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky.