Issue 10: RELIGION


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