I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend, even though I hear that Thanksgiving is overrated.
For those of you who have already started your Christmas shopping, I’m glad to see that you all survived Black Friday. Hopefully you were able to buy presents for your loved ones without being seriously harmed. And hopefully the stores had lots of new items to choose from so that you weren’t forced to pick through the other customers’ sloppy seconds.
If you didn’t do any shopping, perhaps you had time to catch a movie – I just hope it wasn’t that pre-teen garbage Twilight.
We are now only a few short weeks away from Christmas, but I hope you all still remembered to celebrate The Day of the Ninja. Perhaps you noticed those around you getting into the ninja spirit today – although, if they were doing it correctly, you really shouldn’t have noticed them at all.
Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:
Guest Blog – The 6th Annual Day of the Ninja
Loyal HoboTrashcan readers are already familiar with International Talk Like a Pirate Day, the holiday started by Ol’ Chumbucket and Cap’n Slappy. But you may not be familiar with it’s ninja counterpart, December 5, The Day of the Ninja. This week, Day of the Ninja creator Michael “Aeonite” Fiegel has put together a special guest column explaining this unique holiday.
Murphy’s Law – Black Friday
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has always been a bit chaotic thanks to the large crowds of highly stressed parents and bargain shoppers it attracts every year, but this year the busy shopping day truly lived up to it’s name as three people were killed. Joel Murphy thinks it’s time to put an end to all of the Black Friday craziness.
Note to Self – Sloppy seconds
Dallas Stars forward Sean Avery got suspended by the National Hockey League this week for saying that “it’s become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds.” While Avery certainly isn’t winning any popularity contests in the NHL, Brian Murphy feels that the league never should have suspended him for his comments.
Outside of the In-Crowd – A review of Twilight by someone who hasn’t seen Twilight
Courtney Enlow might not have actually seen Twilight, the blockbuster movie that has teen girls and women of all ages excited about vegetarian vampires, but that’s not stopping Enlow from sharing her thoughts on the film this week.
Overrated – Thanksgiving
You might think that eating delicious food, spending time with your loved ones and watching football on television is a great way to spend a cold Thursday in November, but Ned Bitters disagrees. Bitters believes that the Thanskgiving holiday is incredibly overrated.
– Hobo Stu
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