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Acceptable Targets: Subverted; although Hodgman has an unreasonable fear of hoboes, he makes a clear distinction between actual hoboes and those who are simply unfortunate enough to live on the streets.
Glurge: Parodied with the Six Oaths of the Virtuous Child.
Hilarious in Hindsight: One of the hobo names is Illinois Obama, a joke that, at the time, only Illinoisans and people who really follow politics would be expected to get. He isn't so obscure now.