I hope all of you have exciting holiday plans scheduled for next week. For all of our Jewish friends out there, I wish you a happy Hanukkaah, which I know starts next Monday. All of you Christians (and atheists who enjoy commercial holidays where you get free presents), I wish you a merry Christmas. And Ned Bitters, I wish you a happy Kwanza. For all of the rest of you out there … hopefully you will at least get a few days off of work next week.
Speaking of a few days off of work next week, HoboTrashcan will be on hiatus from December 22 – 26. The rest of the HoboTrashcan staff will be celebrating the holidays with their families and I will be busy wearing a Santa hat and drinking copious amounts of alcohol out of a festive holiday stocking in the parking lot of a strip mall.
Happy Holidays everyone, we’ll see you back here on December 29.
Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:
Murphy’s Law – I bet the cake had white frosting on it
Heath and Debrah Campbell of Hunterdon County, New Jersey attempted to buy a birthday cake for their son, but their local ShopRite refused to make the cake for them. Why did ShopRite object? Because their son’s name is Adolf Hitler. Joel Murphy takes a look at this bizarre story in this week’s column.
Note to self – Susan Lucci trivia
Washington Redskins middle linebacker London Fletcher was once again denied a trip to the Pro Bowl this year. The 11-year veteran, who currently ranks fifth in tackles in the NFL, has never received a Pro Bowl nod. This week, Brian Murphy explains why the Pro Bowl voters got it wrong once again.
Overrated – George Bailey’s lending practices (and the vilification of Ebenezer Scrooge)
For years, George Bailey from It’s A Wonderful Life has been portrayed as a wonderful guy with a heart of gold, while Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol has been portrayed as a heartless villain. This week, Ned Bitters reexamines these two iconic characters’ business practices and explains why moviegoers have got it all wrong.
Outside of the In-Crowd – I’ve got a theory
This week, Courtney Enlow navigates dangerous terrain as she attempts to get inside the heads of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt. Enlow wonders if these two reality stars are really as shallow and vapid as they seem or if perhaps they are actually deeply committed geniuses who are pulling a big prank on us all.
– Hobo Stu
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