It is clearly Kanye West week here at HoboTrashcan.
All three of our columnists talked about Kanye West and the VMAs in one way or another. Courtney Enlow recapped the VMAs in their entirety, Aaron R. Davis attacked West’s actions and Joel Murphy actually defended them solely for their comedic value. It’s a shame Brian Murphy retired; I would have loved to see him attempted to write a Kanye-themed sports column.
(Since all three columns are on the same theme, this week I’m recapping them in chronological order instead of the normal alphabetical order.)
But there is more on the site this week than just Kanye talk. We also reran Courtney Enlow’s Patrick Swayze tribute and provided you with a new Finish That Fortune contest. Also, Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle interviewed the co-creator of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, Cap’n Slappy, on this week’s podcast.
In case you forgot, tomorrow is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. And, anyone who listened to the podcast knows that Sunday is an all-new holiday the boys invented called “Eat Like A Hobo Day.” So make sure to spread the word.
Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:
Hobo Radio 99 – Talk Like a Pirate Day 2009
Joel and Lars don’t have much to look forward to in their lives, but the one day every year that is marked on their calenders with smiley faces is September 19 – International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Not only is it a day that they get to call up their friends and shout “Arrrrrrrrrrrrr!” but it is also an excuse for them to call the world’s most lovable pirate, Cap’n Slappy.
Cap’n Slappy, along with his friend Ol’ Chumbucket, created International Talk Like a Pirate Day. So this week, the boys bring Slappy on the show to find out how he will be celebrating this year. They also get his take on vampires and Batman and they even run their new holiday by him – September 20, Eat Like a Hobo Day. Cap’n Slappy is always entertaining, so if you are a fan of fun, you’ll definitely want to check out this show.
Where will the Captain be for International Talk Like A Pirate Day this year? How shamelessly will Joel shill Slappy’s pirate merchandise? Will Eat Like a Hobo Day sweep the nation? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s show.
Outside of the In-Crowd – The VMAs: Something that is obviously super important and stuff
Obviously, this year’s MTV Video Music Awards will forever be remembered as the year Kanye West interrupted a 19-year-old girl’s acceptance speech, but there was so much more to this year’s show. If you missed any of it, Courtney Enlow has a recap of the whole night in running diary format.
Positive Cynicism – Celebrity apologies are not a magical reset button
Kanye West has apologized three times for his actions at the VMAs – once online, once on Jay Leno’s show and once in a private phone call with Taylor Swift. However, Aaron R. Davis doesn’t believe these apologies should let him off the hook for consistently acting like a spoiled child.
Murphy’s Law – Let’s be honest, Kanye West’s outburst was a good thing
While most people have spoken out against Kanye West’s actions this past Sunday, Joel Murphy has a different take on the artist’s outburst. While Murphy doesn’t condone West’s actions, he does find them entertaining and thinks they will end up helping Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and MTV.
Finish That Fortune 3
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.
From the Vault – Outside of the In-Crowd – “Be nice”: Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Patrick Swayze
To honor Patrick Swayze, this week we reran Courtney Enlow’s tribute to the iconic actor, which she wrote March 13, 2008, a week after he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Enlow uses quotes from his movies to show 10 life lessons can be learned by Swayze.
– Hobo Stu
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