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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.]]
20th May '16 12:51:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* 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).

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* 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.

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

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* [[MadMen [[Series/MadMen Don Draper]] had a life-changing encounter with a hobo, as he [[{{Flashback}} remembers]] in the episode: "The Hobo Code."
9th May '16 9:00:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the closing section of ''Film/PulpFiction'', Jules declares his intention to quit his job as a hitman, leave UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and "[[WalkingTheEarth walk the earth]]" in the style of Caine from ''KungFu''. His partner, Vincent, responds that he would be nothing more than a bum. [[spoiler: Better a live bum than getting shot up in the toilet.]]

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* In the closing section of ''Film/PulpFiction'', Jules declares his intention to quit his job as a hitman, leave UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and "[[WalkingTheEarth walk the earth]]" in the style of Caine from ''KungFu''.''Series/KungFu''. His partner, Vincent, responds that he would be nothing more than a bum. [[spoiler: Better a live bum than getting shot up in the toilet.]]
15th Apr '16 12:10:27 PM ThatBitterTase
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* 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).

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* 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).
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