I don’t usually consider HoboTrashcan to be a scary place, but reading all of the content on the site this week, I can’t help but feel worried. Joel Murphy has me worried that I’m a bad person because I root for villainous scum on TV. Evan Redmon has me worried that giant talking rats are going to accost me the next time I take public transportation. This week’s Hobo Radio podcast has me worried that my marriage proposal to Betty White is a actually bad idea. And, worst of all, Aaron R. Davis has me worried that Prince is right about the Internet being over and soon I will be out of a job.
I’m sure these feelings of fear will pass soon, but for now I’m writing this update on a laptop from under my bed, where I am currently cowering in fear.
Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:
Murphy’s Law – TV is making me a bad person
Thanks to shows like Breaking Bad, The Sopranos and Dexter, Joel Murphy has begun to wonder if television is slowly turning him into a bad person by manipulating him into rooting for drug dealers, mafiosos, adulterers and even serial killers. This week, he wonders why he roots for these awful people and what exactly it says about him as a person.
Positive Cynicism – But if the Internet is over, how am I writing this?
In an interview with the Daily Mirror, pop music legend Prince declared the Internet dead. Prince, who has been frustrated with the Internet for years, is convinced that it is nothing more than a fad that will soon fade away. Internet columnist Aaron R. Davis begs to differ with the artist formerly known as a symbol.
Guest Blog Post – No complaining
Former HoboTrashcan columnist Evan Redmon returns to the site this week with a special guest blog post. Redmon uses the space to vent his frustrations about a few things that have been irking him lately. First and foremost is the DC Metro, a horrible means of conveyance that is both overpriced and underwhelming.
Hobo Radio 140 – Jodie Foster’s Beaver
It’s been a big week for free speech. First, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals declared that the FCC’s indecency rule, which was put into place after the infamous Janet Jackson nipple fiasco, is unconstitutionally vague. Then, E!’s Marc Malkin, clearly feeling emboldened by the court’s decision, exercised his first amendment rights by posing the question: “How Will Mel Gibson’s Latest Rants Affect Jodie Foster’s Beaver?”
From the Vault – One on One with Bruce Campbell
In 1979, Detroit friends Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell raised $350,000 for their low-budget film, Evil Dead and the rest is history. Raimi, the director of the film, went on to direct three blockbuster Spider-man films and Campbell, the star of Evil Dead, has become nothing short of a B-movie legend.
From scene stealing cameos in all three of Raimi’s Spider-man films to a hilarious series of Old Spice commercials that include him singing a lounge version of “Hungry Like the Wolf,” Campbell’s career continues to soar. In 2007, as Campbell began his run on the USA spy show Burn Notice, he took a few moments out of his busy schedule to talk to us. If you missed it then, enjoy it now.
– Hobo Stu
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