Welcome back, pious Pancake parishioners!

This issue is heaven-sent, because we mailed God an advance copy and it came back with a “no such person at this address” stamp. Thank goodness for small miracles!

Lo, we beseech thee to bless this gathering of prayerful prose, providential poetry, and ardent artwork. “Divine Justice” sees the Almighty doing a bit of micromanaging, “Hobo Harmonica” explores death’s effect on music, and “Religious Education” crash lands at the intersection of Bible school and sex ed. “No Comment” chronicles one editor’s attempt to join a cult, and “Smack Talk of the Town” seeks out what may be the most recent incarnation of the Buddha.

So genuflect, burn a heretic, and enjoy the king of kings of humor, Hobo Pancakes!

With religious sincerity,

The Hobo Pancakes Team

Letters to the Editor

No Comment

“Tis A Rift to be Simple”

by Kelly Anneken, managing editor

Salute Our Shorts: The News in Brief

“Madonna: Like A Virgin Or Is A Virgin?”

“List Of Facebook Passwords To Freak Out Any Possible Employer Who Asks”

by Paul Lander

Annals of the Flesh

“Ask Papa Ratzi”

by Pope Benedict XVI

Department of Bad Trips

“Airport Security Memories”

by Alex Bernstein

Department of Human Resources

“Divine Justice”

by Tim Chorney

“Template Obituary of the Pope”

by Janice Arenofsky

No, YOU’RE Fucked Up!

“The Confession”

by Michael Moran

The Astral Plane

“Obits From the Future”

by Mrs. Sowerberry

The Palate Cleanser

“Church of the Purple Mango Oma”

by Eric Suhem

The Scrotal Sector

“Religious Education”

by Eric Leja

Musical Notes

“Hobo Harmonica”

by Glenn Dysarz

Iambic Ixplosion

“Mr. President Says There’s No One by the Name of Satan East of the Mississippi”

by Brian Le Lay

“Scientific Findings on the Life of Austrolopithecus”

by Meg Eden


by Meg Eden

“God Picks Me Up As I’m Dancing On The Bar and Carries Me Home”

by Christine Reilly

“Red Sadness”

by Peter Shin

Smack-Talk of the Town

by Isa Hopkins, editor-at-large

Photographic Evidence

“Larry, Curly, Moe, & Homer”

by David Martin