Category Archives: Pop-Culture

The Institute of Official Cheer

It’s been forever since I last perused the pages, nay, plumbed the profundity of James Lileks website, The Institute of Official Cheer. Check it out: http://lileks.com/

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Die Cast Toy Car Restorations

My current guilty pleasure. Enjoying the enthusiasm and skill it takes to restore 50 year old Dinky, Hotwheels, and other toy vehicles. I’m pretty sure I lost this bus at Carillon Beach in the 60’s. Trauma!

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Klatuu!

Great article about the band and album released in 1976 that make people believe the Beatles had rebanded!

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Seasonal Hallmark Movie overload…

Why not run romantic holiday movies all year round? Why only Valentine’s, Christmas, Thanksgiving, (and now Hanukkah), etc? Ideas include such possible storylines as star-crossed former high school couple renegotiate love 15 years later as union leader and big business … Continue reading

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Darth Trump

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Captain Kangaroos’ Dirty Secrets

Alleged disgusting off-camera antics are trashing the memories of my favorite childhood TV shows. Like millions, I’ll never be able to watch an episode of “The Cosby Show” again without also remembering the taint that Bill Cosby has brought down … Continue reading

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New book reveals Captain Kangaroos’ dirty secrets

Et tu, Captain Kangaroo? New book reveals Captain Kangaroos’ dirty secrets  Alleged disgusting off-camera antics are trashing the memories of my favorite childhood TV shows. NYDAILYNEWS.COM  

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Spam: More than Junk Mail or Junk Meat

NPR.org, July 4, 2007 Spam, which turns 70 this year, has been called the Holy Grail of canned meats. Damning with faint praise? Not when you consider the source: Eric Idle, Monty Python alum and member of the Tony Award-winning … Continue reading

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Artificial Cartoon-Character Skeletons

This Korean art exhibition explores the fictional anatomy of cartoon characters, with elaborate faked-up skeletons for Looney Toons characters, anatomical drawings of Mickey and friends, and many other artifacts from the study of toon anatomy. Link Posted on Saturday, September … Continue reading

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Poisson d’avril!

La tradition du 1er avril remonte à 1564, et c’est Charles IX qui en est le responsable. Je vous raconte comment tout cela a commencé. Charles IX avait fait paraître une ordonnance fixant le premier jour de l’année au début … Continue reading

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