Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

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Hello everyone,

I am very excited (because Joel pays me to be very excited) to announce the release of a brand new HoboTrashcan shirt.

While people have really enjoyed our Down the Hatch and “Don’t Cross the Streams” shirts, many of you have been asking for a more HoboTrashcan-specific shirt. You love the site as a whole and don’t want to give any of the other features a complex by favoring Down the Hatch over them.

We get that. We are here to help. That’s why we came up with this all-new “Hobo Stew” (no relation) shirt, featuring this eye-catching design …


It can be yours for the low, low price of $20. You can even customize the color of the shirt, meaning you could order 7 different variations and wear one every single day of the week.

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

Murphy’s Law – Perhaps they can offer a study-abroad program in Hamsterdam
The Wire never got the awards or mainstream attention that it deserved while on the air, but the show may finally be getting the recognition it deserves from Harvard, which plans to offer a course on the show. And oddly enough, Robert Wisdom predicted this would happen in 2006.

Outside of the In-Crowd – Drama: Accept synonyms as your lord and savior
Many people use the word “drama” to describe the most minor disputes and disagreements in their lives. This week, Courtney Enlow sets the record straight on what does and does not constitute drama. And she manages to do it without getting overly dramatic.

Positive Cynicism – There’s discourse, and there’s stupid
Internet trolls love to tear down blog writers with poorly-written personal attacks. This week, Aaron R. Davis turns the tables on these mean-spirited commenters and reposts their comments with his own humorous responses.

Hobo Radio 105 – A tale of two Stings
There are some things in life you will never confuse with one another. Sting the musician and Sting the wrestler. Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny. Jim Carrey’s A Christmas Carol and Bill Murray’s Scrooged.

All of these polar opposites end up factoring in to this week’s show. Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle discuss the two Stings, Mickey Mouse’s attempt at a makeover and Jim Carrey’s attempt at a horrible Christmas movie. They also find the time to accuse Community of stealing their material.

Why does Joel feel the NBC show ripped him off? What can Mickey Mouse do to be edgier? Why does Hollywood insist of remaking A Christmas Carol? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

Finish That Fortune 10
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 Mark Brunetz
Most people know Mark Brunetz as the energetic designer on the Style Network’s top-rated show Clean House, but his roots in Hollywood actually run much deeper. Brunetz started his career working on Jane Fonda exercise videos, then branched out into producing movies with his friend Sandra Bullock. And while he may have found himself a great gig on Clean House, Brunetz spends his nights wishing he was a racecar driver.

In 2007, we caught up with the multi-faceted designer to talk to him about his career, his clients and his blue-collar roots. If you missed the interview then, here’s a second chance to enjoy it.

– Hobo Stu

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