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Hello everyone,

Earlier this week, our editor-in-chief Joel Murphy posted a Management Update encouraging all of you to pick up Joe Dunn’s new comic collection, Joe Loves Crappy Movies: Volume One. In the post, Murphy shared a photo of his own copy of JLCM: Vol. 1, which features a hand-drawn image of me stabbing Grimace.

While Dunn is an incredibly talented artist and the image is quite funny, I would just like to state for the record that I never stabbed Grimace. I once attacked the Hamburglar with a lead pipe and in the 70s I beat down Uncle O’Grimacey with his own shillelagh (which may be how this Grimace stabbing rumor got started), but I’ve never laid a finger on the Grimace.

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

Review – Slumdog Millionaire (Blu-ray)
Chances are you’ve heard of Slumdog Millionaire, the film that won Best Picture and seven other Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards. But if you don’t know much about the film beyond it’s title and impressive showing at the Academy Awards, this week we’ve got you covered with a review of the film and its bonus features.

Review – Quantum of Solace
The latest chapter in the Daniel Craig James Bond series finds Bond looking for revenge from the organization that corrupted Vesper Lynd. This week, we take a look at Quantum of Solace and its bonus features and see how it stacks up against Casino Royale.

Lost: Down the Hatch – The unbearable lightness of Ben
Aaron got a new mommy, Kate attempted to save Ben and Hurley and Miles discussed mutable timeline theory. Chris Kirkman provides a brief recap and in-depth analysis of the Lost episode “Whatever Happened, Happened” and explains how to make Mother’s Milk, which is this week’s episode-inspired drink recipe.

Murphy’s Law – A change in attitude
For Joel Murphy, the weeks leading up to WrestleMania used to be the best time of the year. However, in recent years the quality of WWE programming has severely declined. Murphy takes a look at this year’s Mania and tries to figure out why he still wants to get the pay-per-view, even though he’s not overly excited about the show.

Note to Self – Same old song and dance
Earlier this week, the Denver Broncos were looking to trade starting quarterback Jay Cutler and all signs pointed toward the Redskins acquiring him. When it was all said and done, the Chicago Bears ended up with Cutler, but Thursday morning, before the trade went through, Brian Murphy looked at the likelihood of Cutler ending up in Washington and what it would have meant for the team’s future.

Outside of the In-Crowd – Everything I know about being single I learned from TV
Dating in real life and dating on television are often two completely different things. This week, Courtney Enlow takes a look at TV dating and reveals the four types of couples that are typically depicted on shows.

Positive Cynicism – The Typo Channel
The SciFi Channel announced their plans to rebrand themselves “SyFy.” Aaron R. Davis takes a look at the network’s decision and attempts to figure out why networks brand themselves with a particular genre, only to drift farther and father away from that genre in an effort to gain mass appeal.

From the Vault – One on One with Kate Flannery
Alcoholic and lactose intolerant, Meredith Palmer is definitely an interesting character on The Office. And while she might not be the best employee in the world, she is definitely fun at parties. Fearlessly tackling the role is Pennsylvania native Kate Flannery, who was nice enough to sit down and talk to us in 2006. If you missed the interview then, here is your chance to read it now.

– Hobo Stu

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