Yesterday, HoboTrashcan turned four years old.
Like any proud parent, I’ve been really excited to watch this little site grow. It started out as a tiny weekly e-zine and has grown into a daily blog with a nice backlog of columns, celebrity interviews, feature articles and DVD reviews. This site has just grown up so fast and I’m so proud of the little tyke. Before you know it, HoboTrashcan will be borrowing the station wagon to take a date to the prom and will have screaming matches with me where it tells me that “I don’t know what it’s like to be a teenage pop culture site.”
But I digress …
Four years might not seem like a long time, but a lot has changed since the site launched. In the year 2005, the price of gas was a mere 23 cents and the average annual salary was $4,130. Polio shots were given in schools for the first time. “Only You” by the Platters hit big on the music charts. Both James Dean and Albert Einstein tragically passed away (and you thought 2009 was a tough year for celebrity deaths). And, of course, personal computers and the Internet hadn’t been created yet, making it incredibly difficult to run a pop culture website.
But somehow, we persevered and evolved into the site you all know and love (or, if not love, then at least read on occasion). So I want to sincerely thank you all for supporting the site over the years and I want to thank Brian, Courtney, Aaron, Hobo Stu and all of the other former writers and contributors to the site for all their hard work. Obviously, I couldn’t have done this without all of you.
Thanks for a great four years and thanks for all of the love and support. You guys rock. What do you say we do this for at least another four years before I sell out to the highest bidder?
– Joel Murphy
P.S. – If this post has you feeling nostalgic for the good ol’ days, here are a few links to some of our previous anniversary celebrations: