Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

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Hello everyone,

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

Murphy’s Law – Marge Simpson, Playboy playmate
In a desperate effort to combat dwindling magazine sales, this month Playboy put Marge Simpson on the cover. This week, Joel Murphy takes a look at this bizarre move and explains why it will fail to boost sales.

Outside of the In-Crowd – Jump up my shark, jackass
The term “jump the shark” was meant to describe the moment when a popular show officially stopped being enjoyable and started spiraling downward creatively, but these days Internet commenters use it describe any moment on TV that annoys them. Courtney Enlow is not happy about this.

Positive Cynicism – Ralph Lauren, the Streisand Effect and the DMCA
Last month, Ralph Lauren released an ad featuring a photo that was so distorted that the model in it no longer looked human. Making matters worse, when people criticized the company for the offensive ad, they attempted to silence the critics. This week, Aaron R. Davis looks at these two huge mistakes.

Hobo Radio 102 – Pulling back the curtain
If you ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at how a professional podcast is recorded … well, clearly you are listening to the wrong show. But, if you ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at Hobo Radio, you are in luck.

Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle have decided to pull back the curtain and discuss a few things they would normally only talk about off the air. A grammatical mistake from two weeks ago, a secret lost podcast and Lars’ current living situation are all revealed this week. And somehow, the dynamic duo still find the time to discuss Captain Lou Albano, the Large Hadron Collider and Neal Patrick Harris.

Where is Lars living these days? What happened to the original Hobo Radio 100? What are the odds Lars called Joel 20 minutes after they finished this week’s show? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

Finish That Fortune 7
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 Buzz Burbank
Last year, we had the opportunity to interview Buzz Burbank, a veteran broadcaster who became well-known as the newsman on the nationally syndicated Don and Mike Show. When Don Geronimo stepped away from the show in April 2008, Burbank saw his on-air role increase to co-host of the Mike O’Meara Show.

In July of this year, WJFK changed formats to sports talk, which brought an unceremonious end to the Mike O’Meara Show. Fans of Burbank are still waiting to see what the next chapter of his career will bring. In the meantime, if you missed our interview with him last year, here’s your chance to reminisce about the good ol’ days of talk radio.

– Hobo Stu

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