So another year has come and gone and we now find ourselves in that odd time of year where you rip up a half dozen checks because you accidentally wrote “2008” instead or “2009.”
I can’t say that I will miss 2008. Sure, it was the year that HoboTrashcan switched from a weekly e-zine to a daily blog, which is certainly exciting. But it was also a year when the economy tanked and many people lost their jobs. As a hobo who gets paid in Skittles, it’s been especially hard to get by the past year.
So as we head into 2009, here’s hoping that things get better. Perhaps this will be the year that HoboTrashcan hits it big and we can all sellout and buy big houses and fancy cars. (Hey, a hobo can dream.)
Happy New Year everyone!
Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:
Murphy’s Law – Sex sandwich
Burger King has recently started airing commercials where a group of “Whopper Virgins” (aborigines from small villages who have never had food from Burger King or McDonalds) sample both a Big Mac and a Whopper and decide which sandwich they like the best. Joel Murphy finds these commercials ridiculous.
Note to self – Look on the bright side
Now that the regular season of the NFL has come to an end, 20 teams find themselves out of the playoffs. If you are a fan of one of those 20 teams, having your favorite franchise miss out on the postseason can be heartbreaking. Luckily, this week Brian Murphy finds the silver lining for each of these teams.
Outside of the In-Crowd – Coming down from the Christmas crack-high
As you have most likely already figured out by now, Courtney Enlow takes Christmas pretty seriously. For Enlow, Christmas is a “typically two month extravaganza of film, food and music prominently featuring the sounds of bells.” This week, Enlow shares what happens when that two month extravaganza finally comes to an end.
Overrated – Public, tangible displays of grief for total strangers
We all know that Ned Bitters is a heartless bastard, so it should come as no surprise to any of you that he has trouble understanding public displays of grief (or public displays of affection … or doing anything in public besides ignoring everyone else on the street as you walk briskly to the next bar).
– Hobo Stu
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