Category: culture

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Campbell’s Star Wars Ad: “Your Father”

Campbell’s latest ad for their “Made for Real Real Life” campaign features two dads giving it their best dueling Darth Vader impressions with the most apropos line from Star Wars.1 That’s gotta be the worst Vader ever… The other offering...

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Pope Francis… and Happy Hour in DC

I haven’t really been all that fired up about Pope Francis’ visit to the US. Mostly it manifested in the form of multiple alerts from DC and the Federal Government about street closings and office closings and potential metro train...

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2015 Fall TV Flowchart

If you’re anything like me, you don’t have time–or at least tell yourself you don’t–to catch all the new broadcast, cable and streaming TV shows this upcoming Fall season. Well don’t worry, Washington Post’s Express has you covered with a...

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Deep Space Nine: I demand alien sex!

From Letters of Note comes a piece of viewer mail to Paramount Pictures in 1993 expressing their dissatisfaction with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. To whom it may concern: I am writing to express my grave disappointment with your new...

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Ahmed Mohamed, Inventing While Brown

#IStandWithAhmed because a 14-year old student bringing a homemade clock to school to show their teacher should be encouraged, not feared. All of these stories come across as Charming and Nostalgic tales of a nerdy little kid on his way...

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Joan Crawford’s Secret? Pickles!

A fun little post to round out the week and greet the holiday weekend. Teleworking yesterday, in between tasks and going to the gym1, my friend Steven posted the following image to Facebook: Joan Crawford, Film Star and Member of...

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Racebent Justice League …s

Facebook’s “On This Day” reminded me twice this week of some Justice League art I’ve enjoyed over the years. But oddly on nearly the same day a few years apart. In case you aren’t familiar with the concept of racebending…...

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Deee-Lite’s ‘Groove Is in the Heart’ Turns 25

People Magazine takes a look at perhaps one of the ultimate party tunes out there, Deee-Lite’s much beloved “Groove Is In The Heart“. “Groove Is in the Heart” was an immediate hit, reaching No. 1 on the U.S. Hot Dance...

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Syracuse Prof’s Star Trek Class Goes Global

I love when seminal works of fiction, fantasy and science fiction are given their proper due. Previously available only for enrolled Syracuse University students, professor Anthony Rotolo will now offer a free and open “Star Trek” class to the public,...