Victoria reveals her secret in HD

Victoria has been a favorite character of ours for a while. Straight-laced, British, and above general silliness, she works as an excellent foil to almost any other character. That’s probably why she pops up often to roll her eyes for the audience. Read More »

Secrets of your final exams

It’s the time of year when students overdose on Ritalin in a mad dash to cram in everything they didn’t bother to learn in the prior four months. I remember this time well (minus the Ritalin, just say no kids). Now, as a professor, I see it from a different perspective. So here’s some helpful advice that might put your ... Read More »

Netflix, Hulu, and the problem of ultimate choice

About a year ago my wife and I cancelled our cable television. I won’t go into details, but the cable company had been no end of problems for us, so we left. It was a decision we made nervously. We were part of the first generation raised on cable television. We could both remember a time when our parents only ... Read More »

New episode 9 promo shot

One thing we like to do with Professor Hobo is involve the community as much as possible. With that in mind, we’re presenting this behind the scenes shot from the next episode of Professor Hobo. Read More »

Online store launches

We recently launched our online store where you can buy t-shirts, posters, and more featuring Professor Hobo. We did this for one main reason–to allow fans to purchase items. Honestly, we make so little off each item sold that the store will likely not even pay for itself. So no, unless someone starts ordering a thousand shirt s a month ... Read More »

Disney thinks your children are stupid

After a work-related meeting yesterday my wife and I drove to a neighboring town for dinner. The town itself is heavily Amish and the restaurant features home-style food. These details are not unrelated, but not related in the way you might assume. You might assume that a home-style restaurant in an Amish town would be run by the Amish, but ... Read More »

The not so pure history of film

For the last few weeks I’ve been working on prepping the Introduction to Film course I’ll teach in the fall. The class has a lab during which we have enough time to screen full length films. That means I have to pick which films to show, and that can be harder than it sounds. When dealing with a young audience, ... Read More »

Unholy website of CNN

While piddling about online looking for something interesting to read, I made the mistake of visiting CNN’s website. What’s so bad about CNN’s site, you ask? First, why does CNN act confused about where I am? Just about every other website in the world can recognize and greet me knowing I’m from the United States. For some reason, CNN always ... Read More »

Lies that television told me

As I write this, my in-laws are driving five hours to come visit. According to television, this should frighten me. My mother-in-law will suggest other men my wife should have married, and my father-in-law will glare and sneer at me at the same time–sort of a snare, if you will. Except, this won’t happen. Oh the many splendid lies of ... Read More »

Believe you me or cry trying

Belief is a powerful thing, though slightly less powerful than a mid-ocean oil pipe, apparently. Belief has driven humans out of the cave, across the sea, and into theaters showing Nicholas Cage films. But while you may be powerfully motivated by your own beliefs, you also happen to be powerfully motivated against those of others. Why? Here’s a little thought ... Read More »