Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

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Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

I have been waiting for this weekend for months now. It is one of my favorite times of the year.

I know, I know, I don’t strike you as the religious type, which has you wondering why I would be incredibly excited that Easter is upon us. Allow me to explain …

I don’t have any big plans for Easter Sunday, but I do have big plans for Monday. You see, Monday is the day that all of the unsold Easter candy is put on clearance, which means I can go to the supermarket and stock up on all of the unsold Cadbury Chocolate Creme Eggs.

It really is a beautiful time of year. Just thinking about all of those glorious unsold eggs looking for a nice home brings a tear to my eye.

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

Review – Doubt (Blu-ray)
Doubt, the Oscar-nominated film starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams, was released this Tuesday on Blu-ray and DVD.This week, we take a look at film and its bonus features to see if it lives up to all of the hype.

Review – Star Wars Clone Wars: A Galaxy Divided
This week we review Star Wars Clone Wars: A Galaxy Divided, a collection of four episodes from the new animated series. While our reviewer was skeptical that Clone Wars was nothing more than an attempt to cash in on a once-great franchise, he was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the show.

Lost: Down the Hatch – Smokey gets in your eyes
The Smoke Monster returned, Locke got in tune with the island and Ben was back to being the delightful bastard we all know and love. Chris Kirkman provides a brief recap and in-depth analysis of the Lost episode “Dead is Dead” and recommends cracking open a bottle of Manischewitz in honor of Passover for this week’s episode-inspired drink recipe.

Murphy’s Law – Lost’s long and winding road trip
Diehard fans of Lost assume that the writers have carefully mapped out every single aspect of the show and are leaving subtle clues along the way about what it all means. This week, Joel Murphy questions the omniscience of the Lost writing staff and openly wonders if they are making up certain plotlines as they go along.

Note to Self – Tradition like no other
With the NHL playoffs only one week away, Brian Murphy shares 10 things he loves about hockey. If you are a casual sports fans who doesn’t pay much attention to the sport, we suggest you take a look at Murphy’s list to see what all of the fuss is about.

Positive Cynicism – Stop the world, Miley Cyrus is jogging
A few weeks ago, Miley Cyrus made headlines on popular gossip blogs by simply jogging in a bikini top. With Cyrus’ Hannah Montana movie set to hit theaters this weekend, Aaron R. Davis takes a look at the Cyrus bikini jogging story and tries to figure out why people care so much about the starlet.

Guest Blog – Your favorite band sucks (but that doesn’t mean we can’t still be friends)
Guest blogger Brandon Miller makes snap judgments about your musical taste and lashes out at anyone who has ever asked their friends: “The Stones or The Beatles?” He also settles the age-old bacon vs. sausage debate once and for all.

From the Vault – Getting to Know … Megan Hilty
It’s fitting that Megan Hilty’s fairytale rise to stardom would come via Wicked, a Broadway musical based on Gregory Maguire’s reimagining of the classic fairytale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

The Seattle, Washington native always dreamed of one day performing on a Broadway stage. Her dreams came true when she landed the role of Glinda in Wicked while still in college. Hilty’s run as Glinda coming to an end on May 11th, 2008, so the week before her final performance, we spotlighted the impressive young starlet. If you missed the article last year, this week we give you a second opportunity to get to know Megan Hilty.

– Hobo Stu

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