Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

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Hello everyone,

It’s been a really great week on HoboTrashcan. While some writers have a tendency to phone it in from time to time (*cough* Joel *cough*), that definitely wasn’t the case this week. So I hope you all will take the time to read each and every column because all of our writers brought their A games.

The only downside this week was that Chris Kirkman didn’t get to contribute to the site since the jerks over at ABC decided not to run a new episode of Lost. However, even though Chris got a much-deserved week off, Joel still wanted me to remind all of you to visit the HoboTrashcan store to pick up your official Down the Hatch merchandise. We know times are tough, but please do what you can to support your favorite hobos. (Especially your favorite hobo, Stu, who just celebrated a birthday earlier this week.)

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

Review – No Country For Old Men: Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray)
No Country For Old Men, the Academy Award-winning film directed by the Coen brothers recently released a special collector’s edition on Blu-ray and DVD.This week, we take a look at the film and its bonus features to see if it is worth picking up.

Review – The Wrestler
In February, Joel Murphy praised The Wrestler in a Murphy’s Law column. This week, he takes a second look at The Wrestler, which was just released on DVD and Blu-ray, and also shares his thoughts on the film’s special features.

Murphy’s Law – It’s hard out there for a pimp
It seems Patrick Campbell was living two lives. In one, he was an Army staff sergeant working in military intelligence. In the other, he was a pimp posting sex ads on Craigslist. Unfortunately, the police caught on to his second life and arrested Campbell. This week, Joel Murphy offers Campbell some advice on how to be a better pimp.

Note to Self – Damn the plan, Warren
Ted Lerner, Stan Kasten and Jim Bowden of the Washington Nationals talked of “The Plan” to rebuild the team and to make them championship contenders. However, as time goes by, Brian Murphy is beginning to wonder what exactly that plan is and why it is failing so miserably.

Outside of the In-Crowd – 11 horror movie posters way better than the movie
Let’s face it – horror movies just aren’t what they used to be. However, that’s not stopping the studio’s marketing departments from making some kick ass movie posters. This week, Courtney Enlow talks about the state of horror films and shares 11 posters that are way better than the films they depict.

Positive Cynicism – We’re all alone together
When you are a blogger, at times it feels like you are simply “shouting [your] opinions into a vacuum and that no one really cares.” This week, Aaron R. Davis examines what motivates us all to share our opinions in a public forum and tries to decide whether or not it matters that we are all simply shouting into a vacuum.

From the Vault – Getting to Know … Mary Roach
First, Mary Roach conquered death in Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, so last year the bestselling author decided to take on sex in the book, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. If you are unfamiliar with Roach and you missed our profile of her last year, take the time to get to know her now.

– Hobo Stu

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