History Main / Hobos

30th Jul '17 10:56:42 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WebComic/LaughOutLoudCats'': Hobos [[XMeetsY meet]] WebOriginal/LOLCats.

to:

* ''WebComic/LaughOutLoudCats'': Hobos [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meet]] WebOriginal/LOLCats.
26th May '17 3:02:22 PM Dravencour
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* "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:

to:

* "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,\\

to:

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



In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.

to:

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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* "Hobo Jungle" by TheBand is a song about the death of an old hobo.

to:

* "Hobo Jungle" by TheBand Music/TheBand is a song about the death of an old hobo.
9th Dec '16 8:06:04 AM LongTallShorty64
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''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]].

to:

* ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''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.

to:

* ''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.


Added DiffLines:

** One episode has Dib receiving advice from a friendly hobo. Immediately after their conversation [[MoodWhiplash the hobo abducts a screaming passerby and runs off.]]
20th May '16 12:51:34 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The climax of ''{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' has [[spoiler:literary hobos]] after Montag [[spoiler:escapes the Mechanical Hound by jumping in a river]]. It is later revealed that these are all [[spoiler:former English professors and stuff; they're keeping the books in their heads until contemporary society crumbles]].
* In John Hodgman's ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise'', he gives a detailed history of the Hobo Conspiracy, including how a hobo (Hobo Joe Junkpan) once became Secretary of the Treasury and then gives 700 Hobo names (and 100 more in the paperback version). He does, however, make a point of distinguishing between normal homeless people and hobos (it's a lifestyle choice).

to:

* The climax of ''{{Fahrenheit ''Literature/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' has [[spoiler:literary hobos]] after Montag [[spoiler:escapes the Mechanical Hound by jumping in a river]]. It is later revealed that these are all [[spoiler:former English professors and stuff; they're keeping the books in their heads until contemporary society crumbles]].
* In John Hodgman's ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise'', ''Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise'', he gives a detailed history of the Hobo Conspiracy, including how a hobo (Hobo Joe Junkpan) once became Secretary of the Treasury and then gives 700 Hobo names (and 100 more in the paperback version). He does, however, make a point of distinguishing between normal homeless people and hobos (it's a lifestyle choice).



* The main character of ''TheJungle'' becomes one by the end of the book, leading a happy life free of corrupting capitalism. Sinclair was known to bemoan the fact that people missed that this was the point of the book, not the meat factories.

to:

* The main character of ''TheJungle'' ''Literature/TheJungle'' becomes one by the end of the book, leading a happy life free of corrupting capitalism. Sinclair was known to bemoan the fact that people missed that this was the point of the book, not the meat factories.
14th May '16 10:55:42 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[MadMen Don Draper]] had a life-changing encounter with a hobo, as he [[{{Flashback}} remembers]] in the episode: "The Hobo Code."

to:

* [[MadMen [[Series/MadMen Don Draper]] had a life-changing encounter with a hobo, as he [[{{Flashback}} remembers]] in the episode: "The Hobo Code."
This list shows the last 10 events of 137. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.Hobos