Welcome to the world of Hobo Pancakes, the online humor journal that isn’t afraid to tackle big ideas and fart jokes in the same clause!

For our inaugural issue, we’ve scoured the globe to bring you hilarity in poetry, prose and cartoons.  You’ll find meditations on love, sex and semantics (“The Definition of Love,” “The Abrupt Ending of an Unhealthy Relationship,” “Pause and Affect”) in addition to hard-hitting pieces about humor’s international impact (“Dane Cook: Live from Mogadishu”) and pragmatic responses to globalization (“Dystopia Now”).

Please note that Hobo Pancakes pairs well with a variety of syrups, but for maximum enjoyment, our staff recommends Robitussin Cough & Cold.

With globalized sincerity,

The Hobo Pancakes Team


Letters to the Editor


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“Dystopia Now!”
by Kelly Anneken, managing editor

Annals of the Flesh: Like Tucker Max, But Less Date-Rapey
“The Abrupt Ending of an Unhealthy Relationship”
by Jason Mack/JHM

Screams and Grumbles
“401(k) Plan Investment Changes”
by Scott Erickson

Salute Our Shorts: The News In Brief
“Popemobile Traded In For a Prius”
by Paul Lander
“Should The Baby Poison Industry Be Regulated?”
by Asterios Kokkinos

Annals of Amputational Hilarity
“Handycrap Hummer! Said, “the Alcoholic” after he burped”
by John Pavon

Department of Etymological Nonsense
“Pause and Affect”
by Simon Hodgson

Department of Bad Trips
by Sara Ortiz

Department of Aesthetics
“What’s A Guy Gotta Do To Get Some Ugly?”
by Chris Janotta

Department of Mysteries
“The Definition of Love”
by Shannon Mackey

Annals of International Trade
“Drug War Firing Squad”
by Joe Wapo

Iambic Ixplosion
“Sonnet 50 Cent”
by Kelly Anneken
by Talos D. Virgin

Smack-Talk of the Town
“Dane Cook: Live From Mogadishu”
by Isa Hopkins, editor-at-large

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