The Best of HoboTrashcan

Today, HoboTrashcan celebrates its sixth anniversary. In honor of this joyous occasion, we decided to take a look back at some of the best HoboTrashcan has had to offer. So if you showed up late to the party or if you are a new reader looking for the best place to start, here are six things guaranteed to entertain you.

The Wire Interview Archive
Thanks to a strong cult following who nagged their friends incessantly to watch their DVDs, The Wire is now widely recognized as the greatest television show of the modern era. But when it aired, it never got much attention from the media or mainstream America. Luckily, HoboTrashcan was there to interview the cast. So if you missed them while the show was still on the air, check out all 12 of our cast interviews, including one-on-one talks with Michael K. Williams (Omar Little), Lance Reddick (Cedric Daniels) and Robert Wisdom (“Bunny” Colvin).

One on One with the guys from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
When you put Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in a room together and ask them ridiculous questions, the results are going to be hilarious. We interviewed the guys from Sunny in the days leading up to the fourth season of their hit show. While the entire interview is entertaining, the best part is that Charlie Day joked that he’s actually 6’1″, but squats on set because “it’s right for [the] character,” which was then picked up by people on message boards who thought he was serious. (“How tall is Charlie Day?” continues to be one of the most popular searches leading to HoboTrashcan.)

[Note – We also interviewed Kaitlin Olson.]

Positive Cynicism – Steven Spielberg’s entire career in one word
Aaron R. Davis’ friend Harlan came up with the following theory while watching Steven Spielberg’s films: “Penis symbolism is everywhere. Spielberg is terrified of not being able to measure up, so it’s all about either conquering it or mastering it. And that’s it.” Davis applies this theory to wide variety of Spielberg’s films in this fantastic column.

Murphy’s Law – In which I attack a nationally-syndicated movie critic
Joel Murphy reached out to a nationally-syndicated movie critic asking for some advice. The response he got back was an angry tirade. So Murphy decided to devote an entire column to tearing film critic Roger Moore apart. The column itself is great, as are the comments from readers, but the best part is that Moore himself was actually foolish enough to comment.

Overrated – Bob Dylan
When Ned Bitters wrote a column saying that people don’t actually like Bob Dylan’s music, they just pretend to like it to seem sophisticated, it opened the floodgates. Dylan supporters flocked to the site to take umbrage with Bitters’ claim. Whether you are pro-Dylan or anti-Dylan, the entire debate is highly entertaining to read.

Lost: Down the Hatch
How good were Chris Kirkman’s weekly Lost recaps? Michael Emerson, who played Ben Linus, said that one of Kirkman’s recaps was “one of the smartest articles I’ve ever read about what goes on on our show.” So while it’s safe to say the ending of Lost may not have satisfied all fans, these recaps always did.

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