Weekly Recap – May 31, 2013

Hobo Stu

Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

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

Hobo Radio 257 – Grey DeLisle
Many people hear voices in their heads, but most people don’t put those voices to good use. However, Grey DeLisle, who says she has an entire theatre company rolling around inside her brain, has used those memorable voices to have one of the most accomplished voice acting careers of anyone working today. From Daphne Blake in Scooby-Doo: Mystery Inc. to Azula in Avatar: The Last Airbender to Catwoman in Batman: Arkham City, DeLisle has carved out an impressive and eclectic career making animated characters come to life. In this hour-long chat, we talk to DeLisle about her humble beginnings as a singing telegram and a lackluster stand up comedian to her rise to one of the top names in voice acting.

Bacon and Legs – Adventure Time: Edible Lady Rainicorns and Jake Cakes
The fifth season of Adventure Time will soon be over. So to honor the popular Cartoon Network show, HoboTrashcan’s resident pop culture chef Fontina Turner has a delicious and fun cupcake recipe that fans can make at home (or parents can make for their kids). Turner is making cupcakes this week that share the likeness of proud parents Lady Rainicorn and Jake. She provides handy stencils you can print out and all of the information you need to make these tasty rainbow vanilla cupcakes and maple bacon cupcakes.

Murphy’s Law – This Calvin and Hobbes column will not bring a tear to your eye
Like many of you, Joel Murphy has had countless people forwarding him the recent Huffington Post article featuring a painting by Craig Mahoney of an adult Calvin clutching a forgotten Hobbes doll that he has rediscovered inside a storage box. While the article claims that the painting, which is part of a show entitled “Portraits of Awesomeness: The Art of a Fanboy,” will “bring a tear to your eye,” Murphy found himself unmoved by the image. In fact, it left him a bit angry. He explains why in this week’s column.

Positive Cynicism – Boy, Microsoft is really shoving it in and breaking off the handle, huh?
In a flashy press conference, Microsoft recently unveiled the Xbox One, the next generation console that will replace its popular Xbox 360. While many gamers are excited about this all-in-one system that will allow you to watch Blu-rays and live TV when you aren’t playing its state of the art games, there are some aspects of the new system that have some folks very concerned. Aaron R. Davis looks at the dark side of the Xbox One, and explains why he is strongly encouraging everyone to avoid getting one, in this week’s column.

– Hobo Stu

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