Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

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Hello everyone,

As Chris Kirkman already mentioned in his Down the Hatch recap this week, we have begun selling t-shirts, hoodies, polos and jerseys. So if you would like to financially reward us for being so awesome week after week while at the same time getting a kick ass new shirt to impress your friends with, please head on over to HoboTrashcan’s official shop.

If you do order one of our shirts, please take a photo of yourself wearing it and email the photo to Joel at murphyslaw@hobotrashcan.com. We’d love to post photos on the site of all of our incredibly attractive readers looking sharp in some fine new HoboTrashcan merch.

And if you don’t feel like buying a shirt, but you would still like to reward us for being awesome, please go to your local grocery store and pick up every last Cadburry Chocolate Egg on clearance and mail them to Hobo Headquarters, Attention: Hobo Stu.

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

Review – Marley & Me (Blu-ray)
Whether we’re talking about Old Yeller, Turner & Hooch or any movie in between, when it comes to a tale about a man and his dog we all know how the story plays out. But the criteria we ultimately use to judge whether or not the movie was a success is how they get us to that point. This week we take a look at Marley & Me and its bonus features to see how good of a job it does taking us on that journey.

Lost: Down the Hatch – Dead man talking
Miles saw dead people, further developed his budding bromance with Hurley and, like all good characters on Lost, confronted his daddy issues. Chris Kirkman provides a brief recap and in-depth analysis of the Lost episode “Some Like It Hoth” and explains how to make an Old Jedi Mind Trick, which is this week’s episode-inspired drink recipe.

Murphy’s Law – Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be pirates
For decades, pirates have been the preferred daydream of many young children and adults. Fantasies about drinking rum and capturing booty made the life of a swashbuckler seem rather glamorous. But then, a bunch of jerks from Somali came along and besmirched the good name of pirates. This week, Joel Murphy attempts to fix the pirates’ PR problem – with a little help from Cap’n Slappy.

Note to Self – A message from above
First, Curt Schilling was taken down with an rotator cuff/shoulder injury. Then, the golden boy, Tom Brady, had his season cut short in his first game last year. And now, Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett will most likely miss the postseason due to injury. Brian Murphy believes these three incidents aren’t a coincidence. He believes that the sports gods are punishing Boston fans for being so obnoxious.

Outside of the In-Crowd – How quickly we turn
At times it seems like we only enjoy building up celebrities so that we can knock them down. All of us at one point or another have said the following sentence about an actor, TV show or band: “That used to be good, but it sucks now.” This week, Courtney Enlow takes a look at this phenomenon and tries to figure out why we get so much joy from tearing down the ones we love.

Positive Cynicism – Sucking in three dimensions
It’s time to face facts – 3D movies suck. The technology isn’t there to make a truly great 3D movie and even with all of the “improved” techniques implemented in modern 3D movies, chances are you will still walk away from the theater with a massive headache. This week, Aaron R. Davis takes a look at the history of 3D movies and reveals the true motivation for the studios’ latest push for 3D films.

From the Vault – One on One with Annabelle Gurwitch
From hookers to lawyers, or from “hot pants to long pants,” as she describes it, Annabelle Gurwitch’s career has run the gamut. Best known for her stint on Dinner and a Movie, in 2006 Gurwitch was working on a book called Fired. At the time, she sat down with us to talk about the book and her career. If you missed the interview then, here’s your chance to read it now.

– Hobo Stu

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