Weekly Recap – August 17, 2013

Hobo Stu

Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

It’s a banner week here on HoboTrashcan.com. Aaron R. Davis opens up emotionally, Fontina Turner travels to Baltimore to broadcast live from the Hobo Radio studio and we have in-depth recap and analysis of the first of the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad.

But, of course, as a hobo who gets paid in Skittles, the piece that speaks to me the most is Joel Murphy’s open letter to the exiled Lime Green flavor. Having Lime Green replaced by the far-inferior Green Apple feels like getting a pay cut. It’s just not fair, man. Not fair at all.

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

Review – Kick-Ass 2
Picking up where the last film left off, Kick-Ass 2 continues with the tale of “real world” superheroes Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl. While Hit-Girl tries to put her life of crimefighting behind her and to fit in with the popular crowd at school, Kick-Ass finds a new superhero team to join up with known as Justice Forever. But his old partner turned rival Red Mist is recruiting a supervillain team of his own whose sole mission is taking down Kick-Ass. Find out if the sequel lives up to its surprisingly-enjoyable predecessor in our review of the film.

Breaking Bad – “Blood Money”: You can’t go home again
When last we saw Breaking Bad, Hank Schrader had a life-altering epiphany that forever shifted the dynamic of the show. Last night the show returned with “Blood Money,” the first of the final eight episodes of the show. It picked up right where things left off, with Hank struggling to cope with this new-found information. And we quickly discover that Jesse Pinkman had an epiphany of his own, which puts him in a rather dark place. Today, Joel Murphy recaps the Bryan Cranston-directed episode and shares his thoughts on what turned out to be a tense and utterly captivating hour of television.

Bacon and Legs – Oh, James
Her name is Turner, Fontina Turner. And here on Bacon and Legs, her mission is to bring you the tastiest pop culture-themed food and beverages imaginable. This week, instead of sharing one of her delicious original food recipes, Turner tell you how to make one of the most iconic and tastiest cocktails in all of cinema – the Vespa, James Bond’s drink of choice. If you are looking to add a little adventure and romance to your life, or if you just want a tasty adult beverage to sip while watching some classic Bond films, make just to check out today’s column.

Murphy’s Law – An open letter to the Lime Green Skittle
If you’ve picked up a pack of Skittles lately, then you’ve noticed a big change. The Lime Green Skittle, which has been part of the original pack since its inception in 1974, has been permanently replaced with Green Apple. Lime has been relegated to the new Darkside pack, which they keep all the way on “the other side of the rainbow.” This week, Joel Murphy composes an open letter to the banished flavor, trying to figure out where things went wrong between Lime and its four old friends and sharing some advice on how to get back into the original red pack.

Positive Cynicism – The other side of the Dear John letter
If you are visiting this site, chances are you are a pop culture junkie. So the phrase “Dear John” may conjure up images of Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried romancin’ it up on a beach. But before Dear John was a film about a male stripper who falls in love with a college student while home on leave, it was a phrase used to signify a break up letter. (Letters were things old people wrote before emails.) Aaron R. Davis’ column takes a break from the pop culture commentary to share a personal struggle being the receiver of one of those letters.

Hobo Radio 266 – We don’t need another hero
Like her namesake, Fontina Turner steps back into the proverbial Thunderdome this week, joining Joel Murphy and Lars for another installment of Hobo Radio. And this time, she’s ditched the phone and traveled to Baltimore to be there in person. The trio discuss visiting famous people’s houses, The Monkees versus The Beatles and Cyclops, the worst superhero ever. Also, Fontina shares a very special list.

Make sure you never miss the action:

Hugs and Skittles,

– Hobo Stu

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