Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

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Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

In honor of Christmas (and the fact that Hobo Headquarters needs to be fumigated), HoboTrashcan will be shutting down next week. The rest of the staff will be celebrating Christmas with their families (except Aaron, who will be alone inside his bunker writing hate mail to ABC). I will be trying to crash as many corporate Christmas parties as I can, in hopes that a Die Hard type situation breaks out. I’ve always thought I would make a great John McClane … or, at the very least, a good Al Powell.

If Christmas is your thing, I hope you have a great one. For our Jewish readers, I hope you are having an awesome Hanukkah. And if you celebrate Kwanzaa or the feast of the Son of Isis or any other holiday I have neglected to mention, enjoy that too.

I’ll see you all back here on December 28.

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

Murphy’s Law – I irrationally hate Avatar
Avatar, James Cameron’s highly anticipated follow up to Titanic, hits theaters today, and all indications are that it’s a wonderful film that will revolutionize the way movies are made. Be that as it may, Joel Murphy has no interest in seeing the film … and he’s not sure why.

Outside of the In-Crowd – Goodbye 2009, Part 3: The best of the year
After spending last week focusing on the worst of the decade, this week Courtney Enlow puts a positive spin on things by focusing on the best of 2009. From movies to music to advertising, Enlow reveals the best this year had to offer.

Positive Cynicism – Merry Christmas, ABC … no, wait, I meant “Screw You, ABC”
Last Tuesday, ABC aired A Charlie Brown Christmas, a movie all about looking past the commercialization of Christmas and focusing instead on what the holiday is truly all about. So naturally, ABC hacked up the special to make room for more commercials.

Hobo Radio 111 – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
This week, on their very special Christmas episode, Joel Murphy and Lars celebrate the season the only way they know how – by talking about sex and death … and Batman.

In their twisted minds “the most wonderful time of the year” is the perfect time to talk about celebrities they wish were dead and to share obscure acronyms from an escort service’s website. It’s also the perfect time to mock the Baldwin brothers and to wish great suffering upon Martin Short. It may not be family friendly, but it’s exactly the kind of Christmas show you would expect from the dynamic duo.

Why are they wishing death upon celebrities? What does DATY stand for? What exactly is a skullet? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

Finish That Fortune 16
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 Tommy Chong
As one half of the legendary Cheech and Chong comedy duo, Tommy Chong’s name is synonymous with weed. Years after parting ways with his comedic partner, Chong still embodies the spirit of the hippie generation and has been unapologetic and vocal about his beliefs. In 2007, we talked to Chong about politics, the chances of a Cheech and Chong reunion and the mandatory talk all parents must have with their kids about drugs. If you missed it then, enjoy it now.

– Hobo Stu

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