Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

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Hello everyone,

Those of you who were on the site earlier today no doubt already noticed our interview with John DiMaggio from Futurama, Gears of War 2 and Batman: The Brave and The Bold. However, if you read the interview this morning, then you probably missed the link to audio highlights from our chat with DiMaggio, which is now posted at the bottom of the interview. So, if you missed it before, please go back and give it a listen. I promise it’s worth it. You will even get to hear DiMaggio slip into his Bender voice.

The audio highlights from the interview are actually this week’s Hobo Radio podcast. We know that Hobo Radio has been M.I.A. from the site for the past few weeks, which is why Joel wanted to do something special this week. He also promised that next Friday he and Lars will be back with a brand new show.

Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:

One on One with John DiMaggio
He’s brought life to a beer swilling, cigar chomping robot and twice saved the world from a horde of underground locusts, but now John DiMaggio faces what is perhaps his most difficult challenge – making Aquaman cool.

DiMaggio is known for his role as Bender the robot on Futurama and Marcus Fenix in the Gears of War video game franchise, but now he can be heard as the voice of Aquaman on Batman: The Brave and The Bold. We recently had an opportunity to talk to DiMaggio about portraying the king of Atlantis, the joys of playing a video game that you star in and the impending robot apocalypse.

DVD Review – The Dark Knight
With The Dark Knight dominating headlines over the summer, exceeding all expectations and breaking box office and IMAX records, writing a review of the movie for its DVD release seems somewhat frivolous, but that’s not stopping Joel Murphy from giving his take on the film.

Murphy’s Law – Is that a monkey in your blouse or are you happy to see me?
Joel Murphy has very few steadfast rules that he lives by, but one of them is to never pass up the opportunity to write about monkey smuggling. This week, he shares the story of 28-year-old Gypsy Lawson, who attempted to smuggle a sedated monkey onto an international flight.

Note to Self – Eight things
Perhaps feeling cocky after his sports blog was mention on Sports Illustrated, this week Brian Murphy shares eight things that he knows for certain about the world of sports. He probably could have provided us with 10 rules, but he was too busy calling up everyone he knows and asking them if they’ve checked out Sports Illustrated‘s website recently.

Outside of the In-Crowd – Things I Wasn’t Above in 2008
When you are Outside of the In-Crowd, it’s easy to snub pop culture events that you feel are beneath you. As the year comes to an end, Courtney Enlow takes a look back at the things she actually got swept up in this year by handing out the first annual “Things I Wasn’t Above” Awards.

Overrated – More Christmas songs
It’s beginning to look like Christmas, everywhere you look. But while trees across America may already be trimmed and stockings may be hung by the chimney with care, one thing is certain – inside the Bitters house, there is no Christmas music being played. This week, Ned Bitters shares a list of Christmas songs that he feels are overrated.

– Hobo Stu

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