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-The term ‘hobo’ came about in the northwest United States in the late 1800’s.
-Strictly speaking, a hobo is a homeless person that travels from place to place to find temporary work. The Spanish word for hobo is obrero temporal. In Arabic it is almutasharid.
-Hobos tended to avoid the South because they would be sent to forced-labor camps.
-The National Hobo Convention takes place every year in Britt, Iowa.
-Robert “Sidetrack” Silveria Jr. was a serial killer that admitted to killing 28 fellow hobos before he turned himself in. He is currently serving two life sentences in Wyoming.
-Famous individuals that lived the lifestyle for a period of time include Jack Dempsey, Louis L’Amour, Jack London, George Orwell, Robert Mitchum, William O. Douglas and of course, Woody Guthrie and Jack Kerouac.
-During the Great Depression it was estimated that as many as two million men resorted to ‘hobo-ing’.
-“Wild Boys of the Road”, a 1933 film about teenage boys forced to adopt the lifestyle due to financial pressure, has an 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
TO THE GAME!
-Here’s the Philly wr corpse-Ward, Hightower, Burnette, Fulgham and Butler. Aside from Ward they have 18 receptions this year. As well, Jason Peters was just put on IR and they only have 3 healthy corners.
-Deebo is back on a limited snap count and Kittles owners aren’t feeling as helpless as a kitten up a tree.
-Mullens threw for 343 and a TD last week without those weapons but it was the porous Giants so take that with a grain of something.
-Wentz has thrown two interceptions in each game this year-expect that to continue.
Have at it.