History Main / Hobos

12th Oct '17 9:00:51 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' actually has various hobos as enemies, most notably in the BonusDungeon "Hobopolis", and in a ShoutOut to ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' their leader is named "Hodgman The Hoboverlord" and they received permission to use some of the hobo names.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' actually has various hobos as enemies, most notably in the BonusDungeon "Hobopolis", and in a ShoutOut to ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' ''Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' their leader is named "Hodgman The Hoboverlord" and they received permission to use some of the hobo names.
7th Sep '17 6:03:23 PM oneuglybunny
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* The late stage comedian Creator/RedSkelton had the persona named Freddie The Freeloader, an unshaven, unwashed vagrant dressed in patches who survives purely on mooching, scrounging and charity. This character is modeled closely after Emmett Kelly's "Weary Willie" persona.
30th Jul '17 10:56:42 AM nombretomado
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* ''WebComic/LaughOutLoudCats'': Hobos [[XMeetsY meet]] WebOriginal/LOLCats.

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* ''WebComic/LaughOutLoudCats'': Hobos [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meet]] WebOriginal/LOLCats.
26th May '17 3:02:22 PM Dravencour
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* "Big Rock Candy Mountain" is a humorous folk song describing a fictional hobo paradise. Bowdlerized versions have been found on compilations of music for little kids; on the other end of the stick, probably in protest to the romanticizing of the hobo life, it has also been covered by the likes of Tom Waits, whose version is without accompaniment and consists of him slurring, screaming, and sobbing the lyrics even more drunkenly than usual. One version ends on this deeply cynical note:

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* "Big Rock Candy Mountain" is a humorous folk song describing a fictional hobo paradise. Bowdlerized versions have been found on compilations of music for little kids; on the other end of the stick, probably in protest to the romanticizing of the hobo life, it has also been covered by the likes of Tom Waits, whose version is without accompaniment and consists of him slurring, screaming, and sobbing the lyrics even more drunkenly than usual. One version The original version, written by Harry [=McClintock=] in 1898, ends on this deeply cynical and very much non-kid-friendly note:



And said to the jocker, Sandy,\\

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And said to the jocker, Sandy,\\"Sandy,\\



In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.

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In the Big Rock Candy Mountains."
** "The Appleknocker's Lament", in a similar vein as the above, is about a boy taken in by the "big rock candy mountains" promises of a jocker, who proceeded to abuse and molest him during their six long months of traveling together.
4th Mar '17 2:15:26 PM nombretomado
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* In UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, MarvelComics (then called Timely Comics, among other name changes) had a character variously called the Fighting Hobo or the Vagabond, who was a comical hobo who fought crime. These days it's panned as [[ValuesDissonance politically incorrect]] for glossing over the hardships of real hobos' lives.

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* In UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics (then called Timely Comics, among other name changes) had a character variously called the Fighting Hobo or the Vagabond, who was a comical hobo who fought crime. These days it's panned as [[ValuesDissonance politically incorrect]] for glossing over the hardships of real hobos' lives.
21st Jan '17 7:23:50 PM Xtifr
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* "Hobo Jungle" by TheBand is a song about the death of an old hobo.

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* "Hobo Jungle" by TheBand Music/TheBand is a song about the death of an old hobo.
9th Dec '16 8:06:04 AM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/HeroesForSale'': Tom and Roger become hobos and are treated horribly even though they are WWI veterans.
5th Oct '16 4:58:05 AM jamespolk
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* ''WesternAnimation/EveryChild'': The DoorstopBaby is eventually taken in by a pair of hobos after all the middle-class people of the neighborhood manage to find excuses not to take care of the child.
25th Sep '16 4:02:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PrometheanTheCreated'' basically has you playing [[FrankensteinsMonster Frankensteinian]] hobos, whose [[BlessedWithSuck inherent attributes]] keep them on the move and outcast from society until they [[BecomeARealBoy become human]].

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* ''PrometheanTheCreated'' ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' basically has you playing [[FrankensteinsMonster Frankensteinian]] hobos, whose [[BlessedWithSuck inherent attributes]] keep them on the move and outcast from society until they [[BecomeARealBoy become human]].
1st Jun '16 3:17:43 AM PhoenixReece
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' actually has various hobos as enemies, most notably in the BonusDungeon "Hobopolis", and in a ShoutOut to ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' their leader is named "Hodgman" and they received permission to use some of the hobo names.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' actually has various hobos as enemies, most notably in the BonusDungeon "Hobopolis", and in a ShoutOut to ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' their leader is named "Hodgman" "Hodgman The Hoboverlord" and they received permission to use some of the hobo names.


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** One episode has Dib receiving advice from a friendly hobo. Immediately after their conversation [[MoodWhiplash the hobo abducts a screaming passerby and runs off.]]
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