Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

Hobo Stu

Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

It has been an incredibly exciting week on HoboTrashcan. Hobo Radio hit 100 podcast and we scored an interview with Batman himself, Kevin Conroy.

I feel like everyone here at Hobo Headquarters has been on a sugar high all week from all of the excitement. But I think we are all starting to crash. In fact, I can see Joel sitting at his desk right now, struggling to keep his eyes open. Man, he’s going to sleep good tonight.

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

One on One with Kevin Conroy
Most kids secretly dream of being Batman, so its ironic that the man who played the Dark Knight for the past 18 years grew up having no clue who Batman was.

Still, it seems like a role Kevin Conroy was destined to play. Like Bruce Wayne, Conroy’s unique childhood left him feeling isolated from his peers until he found his true calling and got his life back on track.

For Conroy, that calling was acting. He graduated from Juilliard and pursued a career in theatre and television before landing the role of Batman on Batman: The Animated Series. Since then, he has played the character in a variety of television shows, video games and movies, including the recently released Batman: Arkham Asylum and Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.

We recently talked to Conroy about the Caped Crusader, Mark Hamill and Christian Bale’s ill-advised Batman voice.

Murphy’s Law – Jumping through Hulu hoops
Hulu was launched with the promise of providing so much free TV online that it would melt our brains. However, restrictions from the networks like eight-day delays on new shows and incomplete archives keep the site from being all it can be.

Outside of the In-Crowd – Things Assholes Like: Clubbing
Courtney Enlow continues her popular “Things Asshole Like” series with a look at one of the favorite activities of the modern asshole – clubbing. She also looks at the other two groups of people who frequent clubs – the curious and the arm-up gyrators.

Positive Cynicism – Who fucking cares about the “F-bomb”?
Jenny Slate made a big splash on her first episode of Saturday Night Live by dropping an f-bomb live on the air. While many were upset by the slip up, this week Aaron R. Davis explains why it is really no big deal.

Hobo Radio 100 – That’s right, Hobo Radio 100 …
On June 6, 2006, Hobo Radio was born. Now, just three short years later, the official podcast of HoboTrashcan has reached a milestone – its 100th show.

The boys have a few surprises in store for this landmark occasion, including one that fans who have been with the show since episode one will truly enjoy. Joel also has a shocking announcement, one that will change the show forever. Even with all of that, Joel and Lars still find time to discuss David Letterman, kids today and, of course, Batman.

What surprises do they have in store? Why did Lars say “antithesis” when he clearly meant “epitome”? Why didn’t Joel point out this mistake during the show? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

Finish That Fortune 5
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 – One on One with Malcolm McDowell
After 40 years in the business and more than 100 films under his belt, to say that Malcolm McDowell has had a long and successful career would be an understatement. The charismatic star of classic films like A Clockwork Orange and Caligula has most recently found himself doing voiceover work for shows like Metalocalypse and playing Daniel Linderman on the hit series Heroes.

Last year, we caught up with McDowell to discuss his distinguished career, his golf game and how it feels to play the role of the villain. If you missed it then, here is a second chance.

– Hobo Stu

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