Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

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Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

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

One on One with Alan Dale
Based on the characters he plays on TV, you probably think Alan Dale is an intimidating jerk. It turns out that that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The New Zealand actor best known in America for his roles on The O.C., 24, Ugly Betty and Lost is actually a nice guy in real life. Luckily, this popular misconception doesn’t bother Dale too much since it affords him a certain amount of privacy.

We recently had to opportunity to sit down with Dale and pleasantly chat about the final season of Lost, his tragic history of on-screen heart attacks and his sweet 1970s afro.

Lost: Down the Hatch – The Spanish Prisoner
For years Lost fans have wondered why Richard Alpert can’t age (the popular theory at Hobo Headquarters was that the island decided he was just to man-pretty to ruin that face). We all finally got a definitive answer to this question in “Ab Aeterno.” Chris Kirkman recaps the episodes, provides theories on what it all means and shares a Richard-inspired drink recipe.

Murphy’s Law – What I’ve learned from watching eight seasons of 24
Earlier this week, before Fox officially announced it would cancel 24 after this season, Joel Murphy shared the valuable life lessons he learned from watching the show. Who knew Jack Bauer was so educational? Perhaps someone at PBS will see this column and attempt to revive the show next season.

Outside of the In-Crowd – Oh absolutely not
Courtney Enlow is generally a very tolerant and loving person, but the one thing she simply cannot abide is someone doing harm to one of America’s most beloved celebrities, Sandra Bullock. When word broke that Jesse James had been unfaithful to Bullock, only weeks after she publicly thanks him at the Oscars, Enlow was understandably livid.

Positive Cynicism – Jessica Simpson and the Price of Hypocrisy
Jessica Simpson’s new show, The Price of Beauty, is being billed as a program that examines standards of beauty around the world and empowers women to be comfortable in their own skin. Unfortunately, Aaron R. Davis sees both the show itself, and its host, as being both juvenile and hypocritical.

Hobo Radio 124 – Going highbrow
Hobo Radio has often been called the Frasier of podcasts. Week after week, Joel Murphy and Lars engage in a level of intellectual discourse that makes the average NPR show sound like the ramblings of drunken frat boys. So it’s no surprise that our dynamic duo is back with another thoughtful, intelligent show … no, we’re just kidding. This week, they discuss porn and Jesse James’ choice in women.

From the Vault – One on One with David H. Lawrence, XVII
While Heroes‘ Eric Doyle can certainly be a very creepy and unsettling character, there is something likeable about the puppetmaster who controls other humans with the flick of his wrists. Perhaps that likeability comes from David H. Lawrence, XVII, the charismatic actor who portrays Doyle on the show. Last year, we had a chance to talk to Lawrence about Heroes, his work on Saints Row and his short film My Name Is Wallace. If you missed it then, enjoy it now.

– Hobo Stu

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