Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

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Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

It’s really fascinating to see what sets off our writers. Personally, I like to keep a mental note of these triggers – Lady Gaga worship, reshaping hot dogs, George Lopez, etc. That way, if things get boring at one of our office parties, I can just casually mention one of these hot button issues and then sit back and enjoy a nice long rant.

I’ll never forget the Fourth of July party we had a few years ago where Ned Bitters actually had to be hosed down after I mentioned that I was enjoying the Bob Dylan songs being played at an outdoor cafe I went to.

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

Lost: Down the Hatch – Smoke and Mirrors
This week, Chris Kirkman breaks down “Lighthouse.” He examines the names on the island’s lighthouse, share his theories on who may be coming to the island and tracks Jack’s Alice in Wonderland references. Joel Murphy also makes a surprise appearance in the recap to share his thoughts on how Crisis On Two Earths might relate to Lost.

Murphy’s Law – Keep your hands off my wiener
There comes a point in everyone’s life where you have to take a stand to protect that which you treasure most. Joel Murphy has reached that moment in his life. Parent’s groups want to change the shape of hot dogs to reduce their choking risk. Murphy will not stand for this abomination.

Outside of the In-Crowd – The five most unsettling shipper vids on YouTube
The Internet has brought us may glorious things, including shipper vids – videos which cobble together clips from TV shows and movies in a way that creates an unintended relationship between two characters. This week, Courtney Enlow shares five of the most unsettling videos created.

Positive Cynicism – Lady Gaga is not a role model
It’s one thing to be a fan of Lady Gaga’s music and over-the-top persona, but Aaron R. Davis finds certain fans’ take their love of the pop singer to an unsettling level. Davis doesn’t believe that Gaga makes a good role model and encourages fans to look elsewhere for guidance on how to live their lives.

Hobo Radio 120 – ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! ¡Ándale! ¡Ándale!
Hollywood is no stranger to bad ideas. But sometimes, the powers that be in the movie business come up with an idea so bad, you can’t help but wonder what they’re thinking. This week, Hollywood raises the bar for stupid ideas with the announcement that George Lopez will star in a Speedy Gonzalez movie.

From the Vault – One on One with Courtney B. Vance
While most Hollywood marriages crumble and fall, Courtney B. Vance and Angela Basset are still going strong. In 2007, the happy couple published a book called Friends: A Love Story, which gives insight into surviving a marriage under the spotlight. At the time, we talked to Vance to try to find out their secret. If you missed it then, enjoy it now.

– Hobo Stu

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