Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

Hobo Stu

Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

I am really looking forward to Halloween this year, although I can’t really decide what I should dress up as.

Of course, everyone here at HoboTrashcan has an opinion. Courtney keeps trying to convince me to dress up as a slutty hobo, but I just don’t have the legs for that costume. Joel wants me to dress up like Ben Jabituya, but that’s actually for a protest he is staging outside of Dimension Films. And Lars just wants me to dress up Detective Frank Tripp just so that he can spout off David Caruso one-liners to me all night.

If you guys have any better suggestions, please let me know.

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

Murphy’s Law – So it’s come to this: a Short Circuit remake
Anyone who grew up in the 80s undoubtedly has fond memories of Short Circuit, the story of an adorable killing machine that gets struck by lightning and becomes self-aware. But Hollywood is out to ruin those memories with a pointless remake of the classic film. Joel Murphy is not happy.

Outside of the In-Crowd – Halloween: A guide to proper slutting
Getting tired of that slutty nurse or slutty secretary costume hanging in the back of your closet? If you are looking to slut it up this Halloween but can’t decide what costume to go with, this week Courtney Enlow offers this helpful guide to show off your creativity (as well as your “assets”).

Positive Cynicism – Deck the patch with orange and black
Halloween used to be one of the most exciting days of the year, but thanks to factors like overprotective parents and stores looking to start the Christmas rush as early as possible, it seems like the holiday is a pale imitation of what it once was. Aaron R. Davis investigates.

Hobo Radio 104 – YEEAAAAH!
David Caruso has battled a lot of bad guys on CSI: Miami, but none of them are as evil as Jay Leno. Luckily, Caruso and Leno have been battling it out on Monday nights in the 10 p.m. time slot and Caruso has continually been the victor. However, CSI: Miami showed a rerun this week while Leno had original programming, giving the chin a chance to reign supreme.

This week Joel and Lars reveal who won that fight. They also find the time to talk about Halloween, Baltimore’s effort to be a real city and a new leather Batman outfit that will make the other members of your biker gang jealous.

Were Caruso’s corny one-liners enough to defeat Leno’s stale jokes? What does Baltimore have against fun? What part did Willem Dafoe almost play in Tim Burton’s Batman? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

Finish That Fortune 9
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 – Hanging Around … Red Bull Flugtag
A giant Oscar Meyer Wienermobile, a beehive hairdo and a One-eyed, One-horned, Flying Purple People Eater were just some of the crafts entered by 23 different teams from around the world who competed in Red Bull Flugtag Baltimore in 2006. They were all seeking glory and hoping to beat the U.S. distance record.

Did anyone break the record? Who reigned supreme? Who crashed and burned? We were there to give you the blow-by-blow. So if you missed our feature back in 2006, here is your chance to relive Red Bull Flugtag Baltimore with a complete recap and tons of photos (plus an interview with celebrity judge Julito McCullum from The Wire).

– Hobo Stu

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