Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

Hobo Stu

Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

I wish I had more time to devote for my newsletter opening this week, but I’ve got to head out to Costco to pick up every single beer and bratwurst they have so that I can kick off the NFL season in style this weekend.

Are you ready for some football? Or are you at least ready to consume copious amounts of alcohol and fatty food? If so, head over to Hobo Headquarters this weekend. And don’t forget to bring some antacid.

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

Murphy’s Law – Dana White pities the fool who chooses Hollywood over the UFC
It was recently announced that Rampage Jackson from the UFC will play B.A. Baracus in the Hollywood remake of The A-Team, a move which angered UFC President Dana White. This week, Joel Murphy explains why White should change his stance.

Outside of the In-Crowd – Boy, what a piece of s@#t that Chris Brown is, amirite?
Courtney Enlow is typically a happy-go-lucky girl, content spending her columns gushing over John Hughes movies and Saved By the Bell minutiae. However, Chris Brown’s recent apology on Larry King’s show has Enlow so enraged that she can’t help but last out at the singer.

Positive Cynicism – Holidays, who needs ‘em?
We all love getting a day from work, but we rarely stop to think about the true meaning of the holidays that give us those days off. This week, Aaron R. Davis takes a look at the major American holidays and what they mean to the average American.

Finish That Fortune 2
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 98 – In which we openly wonder if anyone is listening …
Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle have certainly said some objectionable things on previous podcasts, but this week they seem to be openly antagonizing their listeners.

The dynamic duo lash out at a wide range of targets, including the senator who shouted at Obama, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Nebraska, bread bowl pasta and Subway’s toasted subs. By the end of the show, they actually begin hoping that they will say something so offensive that they will be forced into giving a public apology.

Why are they being so antagonistic? What is the Double Down and why is Joel so excited about it? How did Eidos stick it to video game pirates? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

From the Vault – One on One with the guys from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Most of us dream of having our own TV show, but Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day actually made it happen. The three shot a pilot for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on a digital camcorder for under $200 and sold the show to FX. In 2005, the show about four self-absorbed slackers running a pub in South Philadelphia debuted on the network. The show exceeded expectations and the following season, Danny DeVito was added to the cast.

Last year, before the fourth season premiere, we sat down with McElhenney (Mac), Howerton (Denis) and Day (Charlie) to talk about egg salad sandwiches, The Night Man and their dream of one day working with Kurt Russell. If you missed the interview then, here’s a second chance.

– Hobo Stu

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