A few weeks ago, we scored an interview with Michael Emerson, the phenomenal actor who plays Benjamin Linus on Lost. While Emerson certainly left an impression on us, little did we know that we left a lasting impression on Emerson.
As Chris Kirkman mentions in his Lost recap this week, Emerson gave a shout out to Kirkman in a recent interview with Comic News Insider, calling his analysis of time travel “one of the smartest articles I’ve ever read about what goes on on our show.” (You can hear the audio from that interview in this week’s Down the Hatch.)
How great would it be if this was the start of a new trend? Perhaps all of the celebrities we interview from now on will start telling other sites how awesome HoboTrashcan is. Neal Jones, who we interviewed last September, already signed up for our weekly newsletter. Next, maybe we can start convincing future celebrities we interview to pass out flyers for the site or to wear sandwich boards featuring our URL.
Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:
Lost: Down the Hatch – Never let the bastards get you down
Matthew Abadon had a rough week, Caesar started snooping and John Locke is finally back where he belongs. Chris Kirkman provides a brief recap and in-depth analysis of the Lost episode “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham” and offers a toast to Helen Norwood.
Murphy’s Law – Wolverines don’t dance
Hugh Jackman, who will play the title character in the big budget summer action film X-men Orgins: Wolverine, hosted this past Sunday’s Academy Awards. Joel Murphy tuned in hoping to see the actor kick ass and take names, but instead all he saw Jackman singing and dancing with Beyonce and Zach Efron.
Note to Self – What would Andy Dick do?
No sports writer is a bigger football fan than Brian Murphy, but even Murphy can’t understand the importance of the NFL Combine. He would rather see football players actually play football than see them bench pressing or running the 40-yard dash.
Outside of the In-Crowd – The Anonymity Awards
This past Sunday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave awards to the best. most memorable films of 2008. But what about all of the shitty movies released last year – the ones so bad that everyone forgot about them weeks after they came out? This week, Courtney Enlow pays tribute to those forgettable films.
Overrated – US Airways Flight 1549 reunion
The recent reunion of those aboard US Airways Flight 1549 was a touching moment for many Americans, but Ned Bitters found it to be highly overrated. As someone who has spent a lot of time traveling on planes with annoying jerks, the last thing Bitters would ever want to do is see his fellow passengers again.
From the Vault – One on One with Angela Kinsey
Angela Martin can be a bit uptight. She is the sort of judgmental buzzkill that we’ve all had to deal with in our workplace. But Angela Kinsey, who plays Martin on The Office, couldn’t be more different from her character. Upbeat and bubbly, this Texan was more than happy to sit down and chat with us back in 2006. If you missed the interview then, here’s your chance to read it now.
– Hobo Stu
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