Weekly Recap – August 24, 2013

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Hello everyone,

Thank you for eight wonderful years. This job and you readers truly do mean the world to me.

Here’s to at least eight more …

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

Bacon and Legs – Hobo Stu’s Hobo Stew: An Anniversary Special
On August 23, HoboTrashcan celebrated its eighth anniversary. There is a lot of speculation on how the site began and how it got its name. Some believe that Joel Murphy won the site (and its mascot Hobo Stu) in a high stakes poker game. Others believe that the site name was chosen at random out of a hat. But this week, Fontina Turner reveals the real story of how it all began. She also shares a delicious recipe for Hobo Stu’s Hobo Stew, which is perfect to make while catching up on eight years of quality content here on the site. It’s hobo tested and hobo approved.

Review – The World’s End
The World’s End is the final chapter in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s “Cornetto Trilogy,” a series of films named after an ice cream company popular in England. Following beloved films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, The World’s End pits Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan against a town full of robotic foes. And all they want to do is finish a 12-bar pub crawl. Find out if the final film in the trilogy lives up to its two predecessors in our review.

Breaking Bad – “Buried”: Skyler’s moment of truth
Last week’s mid-season premiere of Breaking Bad kicked things into high gear with that intense final confrontation inside Hank’s garage. This week, we see the fallout from that moment as both Hank and Walt scramble to get their ducks in a row, both knowing that the other guy is onto him. We also see the fallout from Jesse Pinkman’s money giveaway. And Skyler has a moment of truth. We break down all of the action, and share specific thoughts on Skyler’s characterization this week and throughout the show, in our in-depth recap.

Murphy’s Law – Remembering Elmore Leonard
Elmore Leonard past away yesterday at the age of 87. Even if you never picked up one of his books, you are still likely familiar with his work since 26 of his novels were adapted into either films or television shows. Tthe most recent of which was Justified, which he served as an executive producer on. He also wrote the stories that Out of Sight, Jackie Brown, Get Shorty, Be Cool and 3:10 to Yuma were all based on. Joel Murphy shares a tribute to this great writer in this week’s column.

Positive Cynicism – So do we boycott the Olympics or what?
The International Olympic Committee’s decision to hold the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia has come under fire recently in light of the country’s controversial strict anti-gay legislation. Aaron R. Davis looks at the political climate in Russia, and looks at what message the United States and other countries would send by participating in Olympic games being held in such an intolerant country. After presenting all of the facts, Davis tries to make the tough call of whether or not America should send a political statement by protesting the games completely.

Hobo Radio 267 – No really, we totally have a list
It may seem like Joel Murphy and Lars are making this week’s show up as they go along, but they totally have a list of topics they are going off of. A very real, in no way made up list. One that you can’t see, but apparently includes diverse topics like acupuncture, Breaking Bad‘s unexpected surge in popularity and rhubarb. It also, randomly enough, includes an advertisement for an upcoming car show. And if that wasn’t enough, the end of the show is interrupted by breaking news. It’s news that has sent the entire Internet into a tizzy. Ben Affleck is the new Batman. Hear Joel and Lars’ reactions as they hear the news for the first time.

Make sure you never miss the action:

Hugs and Skittles,

– Hobo Stu

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