Weekly Recap – July 13, 2013

Hobo Stu

Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

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

Review – Pacific Rim
In films like Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, director Guillermo del Toro has combined visually-compelling monsters with intriguing human characters to tell compelling stories. So it makes sense that del Toro would be inspired by the Japanese kaiju films like Godzilla and Mothra. Del Toro tries his hand at making a modern day kaiju film with Pacific Rim, which features massive sea creatures battling giant human-controlled robots. Find out if its as cool as it sounds in our review.

Bacon and Legs – Happy birthday, Sir Patrick Stewart
The one and only Sir Patrick Stewart turns 73 this week. We here at HoboTrashcan hope he’s taking a break from commanding the USS Enterprise and keeping the unruly teens at Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters to celebrate. And, in case you happen to be in charge of planning his birthday party (or in case you just want to eat like him), Fontina Turner has put together her take on the traditional Welsh rarebit with roasted chicken breasts, which she paired with a tasty cocktail. Find out how to make the I’ve Seen Everything Open-Face Sandwich with a Make It So-da in today’s column.

Murphy’s Law – Orson Scott Card thinks gays shouldn’t get married, but they should see Ender’s Game
Orson Scott Card has vocally opposed gay marriage, going so far as to join the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage. But now that the Supreme Court has ruled that married gay couples deserve the same federal rights as married straight couples, Card would like to move on from this issue and, in a demonstration of peace and unity, he’d like gay people to go see Ender’s Game in theaters. Joel Murphy looks at the transparent, self-serving statement Card released to Entertainment Weekly and shares his thoughts on the writer in this week’s column.

Positive Cynicism – I am a selfish blogger
After being called a “selfish blogger” by someone who he follows online, Aaron R. Davis began to reflect on what exactly the purpose of online writing is. For Davis, blogging is simply an outlet for him to put down his thoughts, not a “social contract” to interact with others and to form an online community. But that notion rubs some people the wrong way. He shares his experiences with blogging and with interacting with commenters in this week’s column. If you agree with him, feel free to comment … though that may be missing his point.

Hobo Radio 261 – Now with theme music
This week, Joel Murphy and Lars unveil a new game, one that comes complete with its own theme music. Well, it sort of has its own theme music. In truth, it’s just Murphy humming a few bars to a song he made up on the spot, but its a low budget show, so they are working with what they’ve got. Still, regardless of the theme music, the “Netflix Game” is a fun new concept that you can play along with at home. In addition to their gaming shenanigans, the dynamic duo also discuss Man of Steel, fireworks and people who claim to have seen ghosts.

Make sure you never miss the action:

Hugs and Skittles,

– Hobo Stu

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