Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

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Hello everyone,

If you visited the site yesterday, you no doubt noticed a few changes to our Thursday lineup. First of all, we have moved our Hobo Radio Podcast from Friday to Thursday, allowing you to hear Joel and Lars’ inane ramblings one day earlier.

Also, we debuted an all-new weekly contest yesterday called “Finish That Fortune.” We provide you with the first half of a real fortune from inside a fortune cookie and it’s up to you to come up with a humorous ending. If you haven’t entered yet, go leave a comment with your response. All of the cool kids are doing it.

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

Murphy’s Law – Boob Tube Breakdown 2009
After suffering through a bleak summer with few viable options on television, it’s now the time of year when all of the networks debut their new fall lineups. It can be tough to keep track of all of the new shows, but luckily Joel Murphy is here to help with his third annual “Boob Tube Breakdown.”

Outside of the In-Crowd – Fall Movies: The ones that will make your puppies cry
There are a lot of good movies coming out this fall, but since the Internet is a land of pessimism and hate, Courtney Enlow has decided to focus this week on all of the awful fall films, including All About Steve, Sorority Row and Twilight: New Moon.

Positive Cynicism – A mouse in the House of Ideas (or is an idea in the House of Mouse?)
While many comic book fans are worried that Marvel being acquired by Disney will result in major changes to the beloved company, this week Aaron R. Davis looks at the merger from a more optimistic angle, showing how it could be a good thing.

Finish That Fortune 1
We provide you with the first half of a real fortune from a fortune cookie and it’s up to you to fill in the blank (and you can’t just write “in bed”). Every week, we will pick the funniest response. You won’t actually win a prize, but you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you are better than everyone else. And your name will be printed here on the site, so that others may bask in your glory.

Hobo Radio 97 – All Saints Day
In 1999, a little film by Troy Duffy entitled The Boondock Saints was released in theaters with little fanfare. The movie tanked at the box office, but over time it became a huge cult film.

Ten years later, Duffy has finally completed Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, which will be released on October 30. The trailer for the sequel recently hit the Internet, so this week Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle (both fans of the original film) discuss the trailer and share their thoughts on the sequel.

Are they excited about the Boondock Saints follow up? Who is the greatest Batman ever? What is the difference between Christian Bale and all of the guys pretending to be Batman in The Dark Knight? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

From the Vault – One on One with Neal Jones
While many actors seek fame and recognition, Neal Jones would be pleased if you never realized he was on your TV screen. The journeyman character actor enjoys creating unique characters and blending seamlessly into films and TV shows without having the audience realize that it’s him playing the role. Luckily, he was still willing to step out and talk with us about his work on Rescue Me, Generation Kill and Dirty Dancing. If you missed our interview with Jones last year, here’s a second chance to enjoy it.

– Hobo Stu

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