Ghosts, vampires and Nazis are all mentioned in articles on HoboTrashcan right now, making it a rather eclectic week here on the “Bum Receptacle” (as Courtney Enlow calls it). It makes me wonder if anyone here at Hobo Headquarters broke into my desk and stole the horror manuscript I’m working on since the villain in my story is actually a Nazi vampire ghost who attacks KHL hockey players while listening to Coldplay.
Dean Koontz said it was one of the best horror stories he’s ever read … well actually, he told me to stop following him around and to get off his lawn before I called the cops, but I think he only said those things because he was kind of jealous that my manuscript was one of the best horror stories he had ever read.
Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:
One on One with Carrie Preston
On True Blood, Arlene Fowler is unlucky in love. The mother of two has been married four times and found out last season that her fiancée Rene Lenier was not the man she thought he was. Fortunately for Carrie Preston, who plays Arlene on HBO’s hit show, she’s done better in the love department. Preston has been married to fellow actor Michael Emerson, who plays Benjamin Linus on ABC’s Lost, since 1998.
We recently got the chance to talk with Preston about her work on True Blood, her love of Lost and how she came to play Emerson’s mother.
Murphy’s Law – Mother puss bucket!
On Tuesday, a Ghostbusters video game was released and the original Ghostbusters film came out on Blu-ray. So while it is a good time to be a Ghostbusters fan, this week Joel Murphy takes a look at the recently announced Ghostbusters 3 and shows how it could easily become an epic failure.
Note to Self – Turning a negative into a positive
While some see the KHL and the UFL as a bad things, Brian Murphy thinks that the alternatives to the NHL and NFL could be good for their respective sports by luring away aging veterans with big contracts, which will help free up cap space.
Outside of the In-Crowd – I want to understand
There are some things in this world we aren’t meant to understand like the Bermuda Triangle, The Taos Hum and the feeling of déjà vu. However, this week Courtney Enlow tries to get to the bottom of one of life’s great mysteries by attempting to figure out why so many people hate Coldplay.
Positive Cynicism – Vainglorious bastard
As the head of Miramax and Dimension, Harvey Weinstein was one of the people responsible for the independent film boom in the nineties. However, while Weinstein is considered a champion of indie films, he also can be very hands on with projects he feels are in need of improvement, something Quentin Tarantino is now learning the hard way.
From the Vault – Karen’s photo
“Let’s just be friends.” Most guys try to avoid those words at all costs, but our editor, Joel Murphy, hears them all the time. In 2006, he scoured the Internet looking for some new friends and he found the lovely Karen. If you missed it then, now is your chance to welcome her into your “friend zone.”
– Hobo Stu
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