Category Archives: Pop-Culture

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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The Naysayers

Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and the critique of pop culture. By Alex Ross | The New Yorker | September 8, 2014 In Jonathan Franzen’s 2001 novel, “The Corrections,” a disgraced academic named Chip Lambert, who has abandoned Marxist theory in … Continue reading

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Robert Crumb’s Retrospective At Musée d’Art Moderne

Huffington Post Robert Crumb’s adult cartoons give a feeling similar to being insulted by a kindergartener. The kid is presumptuous, offensive, and totally out of line — and oftentimes right. For 50 years, Crumb’s off-kilter comics have rendered, with beyond … Continue reading

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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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On Target

On Target Recessed into a urinal is a pressure-sensitive display screen. When the guest uses it, he triggers an interactive game, producing images and sound. The reduced size of the “target” improves restroom hygiene and saves on cleanings costs (like … Continue reading

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Kitchen for pick-up truck tailgate parties

Kitchen for pick-up truck tailgate parties Today is one of those strange annual American festivals that I barely comprehend.  This particular one is called the Super Bowl, and involves some football, but mostly revolves around drinking, half-time shows, and eating … Continue reading

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I’m Mr Annoying Man

I’m Mr Annoying Man I read an article the other day on the Inquirer site, that got me thinking about how oddly fickle we all are about the who, what, and why of stuff that annoys us.  Naturally, I am … Continue reading

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T-Shirts That I would Wear

Here are a few other t-shirts that I would wear. I especially like the one that depicts the right to “bear arms”.     Posted Sun Jan 22nd, 2006

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Kid spending a year at Disney World before college

Kid spending a year at Disney World before college A 19-year-old entrepreneur is blowing $100,000 out of his savings on spending a year at Walt Disney World before going away to college. “Jupelo” is the alias of a young man … Continue reading

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Return of H.R. Pufnstuf

the Return of H.R. Pufnstuf ‘Sigmund’ and Other Krofft Shows Resurface on DVD by Barry Gordemer | NPR Morning Edition Sid and Marty Krofft created some of television’s most memorable hits — and disastrous flops. They were best known in … Continue reading

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The Culture of Celebrity

Let us now praise famous airheads.   by Joseph Epstein | Weekly Standard CELEBRITY AT THIS MOMENT IN America is epidemic, and it’s spreading fast, sometimes seeming as if nearly everyone has got it. Television provides celebrity dance contests, celebrities … Continue reading

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