First and foremost, I want to wish HoboTrashcan a happy anniversary. It’s hard to believe its been four years and Joel hasn’t run this place into the ground yet. (I had six months in the office pool.) If you missed his anniversary post on Monday, I highly recommend going back and reading it.
Unfortunately, this week’s celebration was a bit bittersweet. Brian Murphy, a writer who has been with the site since day one, has announced he will no longer be a full-time contributor to the site. As many of you know, he started his own site a while back called Homer McFanboy, which has really taken off, which unfortunately means he doesn’t have much time for us hobos anymore. He will still be popping up here from time to time with guest posts, but his days as a full-time writer are officially over.
Brian has done a lot of work behind the scenes; he was instrumental in helping this site get off the ground. He will be greatly missed. But, we encourage you to go support Homer McFanboy and to send him your own well wishes.
Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:
Murphy’s Law – Big man on campus
Joel Murphy has decided to return to college to get his bachelor’s degree. However, at 28, he is feeling a bit out of place on campus, so this week he turns to the films Back to School, Necessary Roughness and Old School for advice on how to fit in.
Note to Self – Why your team won’t win the Super Bowl 2009
With preseason underway, sport’s columnist Brian Murphy takes a look at all 32 teams and gives you the reason why each one won’t win the Super Bowl this season. Even the best sports analyst have trouble predicting the outcome of the NFL season this early, but we guarantee Murphy will get 31 of these right.
Outside of the In-Crowd – Now that people are dead, can we finally reject reality TV?
Former reality show contestant Ryan Jenkins apparent murder/suicide has Courtney Enlow wondering about the screening process for reality shows and what motivates us to watch these trashy, train-wreck type shows in the first place.
Positive Cynicism – How not to sell me a PlayStation 3
Sony has announced plans to release the PlayStation 3 Slim, a smaller, cheaper version of the Playstation 3. While the $300 price tag makes the system appealing, Aaron R. Davis refuses to buy a PS3 until Sony makes the console backwards compatible.
Management Update – Happy Anniversary
This week, HoboTrashcan is celebrating its four-year anniversary. Our editor-in-chief, Joel Murphy, thanks all of you for the support over the years and takes a look at how much the world has changed since the site launched in 2005 in this special post.
One on One with Michael K. Williams
When HoboTrashcan launched on August 23, 2005, it featured an interview with Michael K. Williams (Omar on the best show on television, The Wire). It helped put this site on the map and through the years it has continued to be one of our most popular interviews. So if you still haven’t read it, here’s your chance.
– Hobo Stu
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