Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

Hobo Stu

Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

It’s been a busy week here on HoboTrashcan. In addition to all of the normal weekly goodness, we also have an interview up with Benjamin Linus himself, Michael Emerson, and a review of the cult classic film Donnie Darko, which just came out on Blu-Ray.

So for all of you out there with no big Valentine’s Day plans, why not spend your Saturday night in front of your computer catching up on all of the great new Hobo articles? After all, even if the world doesn’t realize how awesome you are, HoboTrashcan still loves you and will totally be your Valentine.

And even if you have plans this weekend, you better make time to check out our Michael Emerson interview. He’s a big TV star and a pretty awesome get for the site, so make sure to check it out (and don’t miss the embedded player at the bottom of the post, which gives you audio highlights from the interview). Also make sure to check out the bottom of this recap to see a few classic Valentine’s Day and love-themed HoboTrashcan posts that you may have missed.

Whatever your plans are for tomorrow, make sure to avoid black cats, broken mirrors and psycho killers in hockey masks for the rest of today.

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

One on One with Michael Emerson
From the moment he first arrived on screen claiming to be an innocent balloonist marooned on the island, Benjamin Linus has been an unstoppable force on Lost. While normally depicted as a cold and calculating villain, it now seems that Linus is the only character who can bring the Oceanic Six back to the island, saving humanity in the process.

Playing this complex and captivating character is Michael Emerson, a stage actor who made a name for himself on television by playing serial killer William Hinks on The Practice. We recently caught up with Emerson to talk about the complexities of Lost, the lighter side of Benjamin Linus and having microwavable food thrown at your head.

Review – Donnie Darko (Blu-Ray)
Donnie Darko, the story of an emotionally disturbed, sex-obsessed teenager (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) who begins seeing visions of a bunny named Frank who tells him the world will end in 28 days, came out on Blu-Ray this past Tuesday, so this week we offer our review of this unique film.

Lost: Down the Hatch – French Toast
Chris Kirkman is back this week with a brief recap and in-depth analysis of the Lost episode “This Place Is Death.” After reading his theories, make sure to pour yourself a nice tall French Toast, which Kirkman offers up as this week’s episode-inspired drink recipe.

Murphy’s Law – Lost action figures I’d like to see
Since Todd McFarlane’s line of Lost action figures was shut down due to poor sales, this week Joel Murphy comes up with a list of Lost action figures that he believes will save the toy line. He’s still waiting for a call back from ABC’s marketing department.

Outside of the In-Crowd – The sad state of chick flicks
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Courtney Enlow takes a look at the latest chick flicks to hit theaters – He’s Just Not That Into You, Bride Wars and Confession of a Shopaholic – and tries to figure out what happened to quality chick flicks like While You Were Sleeping.

Overrated – Tax debt relief
While even President Obama’s cabinet members seem to struggle to pay their taxes on time, Ned Bitters has little sympathy for the people in this country who rack up huge tax debt and then turn to lawyers to reduce their penalties. He believes that both the negligent tax payers and their lawyers are overrated.

Guest Blog – Catching up with friends
Brian Murphy has the week off, so in his place we offer you this bizarre guest column from Tim Kelly. Kelly recounts his recent encounter with his childhood friend Aloysius, who took him out to Denny’s to reminisce about the good ol’ days.

Also, for those of you out there who are looking for some classic Valentine’s Day and love-themed HoboTrashcan features, here’s a quick list of some of the great snarky stuff you may have missed:

And, of course, Courtney Enlow’s epic two-part feature on love from last year:

Have a great Friday the 13th, Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day.

– Hobo Stu

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