Issue 8: FINANCE


Welcome back, prudent Pancake patrons!


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Invest in artwork at a loss and pay through the nose for our poetry and prose. “Forgotten Feminist Heroes” sheds light on a pioneer of female fiscal independence, “Creative Shack” documents a writer’s descent into the treacherous terrain of customer service, and “FILTH, Inc.” looks into the lives of America’s financial executives. “No Comment” details our managing editor’s creation of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and “Smack Talk of the Town” blows the so-called ‘coffin-bubble’ wide open.


In an effort to boost our cash asset ratios, regular feature “The John Pavon Zone” will now be joined by Hobo Jungle refugees “Ask Papa Ratzi” and “Obits From the Future!”

Clean your skirts, puke it out, and caveat the subscriptor–Hobo Pancakes!


With financial sincerity,


The Hobo Pancakes Team


No Comment

“Occupy My Wallet”

by Kelly Anneken, managing editor


Salute Our Shorts: The News in Brief

“‘Toys for Tots’ Goes Bust”

by Paul Lander

“Biden’s Stand-up Career Improving”

by Omar Azam


Screams & Grumbles

“Filth Inc.”

by Eric Suhem

“Dropping A Dime”

by Amy Vansant


Annals of the Flesh

“Ask Papa Ratzi”

by Pope Benedict XVI

“An Open Letter to the Couples in the NY Times Wedding Announcements”

by Michael Wolman


The John Pavon Zone

“Halloween factory work place issues”

by John Pavon


‘Graph Garden



by Marina Rubin


by Jason Stocks


The Palate Cleanser


by Joe Cappello


Department of Human Resources

“Creative Shack”

by Irena Pasvinter

“The Spirit but not The Letter”

by Brian Conlon


No, YOU’RE Fucked Up!

“The Red Shoes Know”

by Ken Des Jardins



“A Dog and Its Bone”

by Natalie McNabb


Ancient History

“Forgotten Feminist Heroes”

by Amy Vansant


Department of Bad Trips

“Madison Car Wash”

by Katie Hackmeister


Division of Infrastructure

“Disney Land East”

by Michail Mulvey


The Scrotal Sector

“Little Mickey”

by Jack Bristow


Enchanted Affairs

“calling in well”

by Davy Carren


The Astral Plane

“Obits From the Future”

by Mrs. Sowerberry


Iambic Ixplosion

“Best Seller”

by Jeff Santosuosso

“That Moment”

by Mike Berger

“The New”

by John McFarland


Smack-Talk of the Town

“The Coffin Bubble”

by Isa Hopkins, editor-at-large


Photographic Evidence

“Charleston Strangle Machine”

“Clowns got it rough these days”

by Brett Stout