Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Post BCS Championship edition

I think I was still in shock yesterday with how badly Notre Dame played against Alabama Monday night in the BCS Championship game. I was skeptical that the Irish (my team) would be able to pull it off – Alabama is a great team – but I thought that they would at least put up more of a fight. We knew that the game was over by the end of the first quarter, yet we continued to watch the game unfold. I’m just glad that Notre Dame scored a few touchdowns; losing is one thing – even in a blowout – but getting completely shut out is so much worse. It wasn’t a very exciting game to watch. When the big story coming out of the game is the announcer going on and on about the girlfriend of the Alabama QB (and to a lesser extent the QB’s mom) – to the point that ESPN apologized for it – you know that it’s not that good of a game. You’d think after years of watching the Buffalo Bills I would have been prepared for that display of terrible football, but I had higher hopes for Notre Dame. Clearly, I am not meant to root for a dominant football program on any level.

So while I get over that display Monday night, here’s your biweekly roundup of pop culture odds and ends to keep you occupied:

  • Oscar nominations will be announced tomorrow! It is embarrassing how giddy I am for this.
  • They are making a “sort-of” prequel to Jackie Brown (apparently without Quentin Tarantino’s involvement) that will feature a pretty good cast.
  • Genie Francis (Laura Spencer, of “Luke and Laura” fame) will be returning to General Hospital.
  • Listen to the Stark Children beatbox the Game of Thrones Theme Song
  • Film.com has an infographic that breaks down how many times Tarantino has used the N-word in his films.
  • Speaking of the Biebs, check out this video of James Franco lip syncing to Bieber’s  song, “Girlfriend.” Is there anything Franco can’t do?
  • Woody Allen’s newest movie has a title – Blue Jasmine.
  • The planned reboot of In Living Color is now dead. Thank goodness.
  • The Steven Soderbergh biopic on Liberace (starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon) was deemed “too gay” for theaters. It will air on HBO.
  • I’m very excited for this – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is taking a page from The Game of Thrones and will soon have its own themed beer.  This sounds like the perfect beverage to drink while playing CharDee MacDennis.
  • HBO announced the premiere dates for two interesting projects: A comedy from Christopher Guest and a WWI miniseries with Benedict Cumberbatch.
  • I love this – someone assembled a montage of training montages
  • Anna Farris has signed on to star in Chuck Lorre’s latest CBS sitcom. I’m guessing that it won’t be very good, but will be wildly popular.
  • Watch a drum duel between Fred Armisen and ?uestlove from The Roots:
  • Nicolas Cage and Ashley Tinsdale are attached to the Left Behind movie, based on the faith based novels. A previous adaptation starred Kirk Cameron. I feel like this could be the most awesomely bad movie ever made.
  • HBO has been sued over an alleged cover-up over the death of horses on the show Luck.
  • Seriously, Taylor Swift? Enough already. Try being alone for a while.
  • Check out this video of Django Unchained, reimagined as a terrible sitcom.
  • And finally, because I can’t stop yammering on about Tarantino apparently, College Humor has assembled every pop culture reference from his movies

One thought on “Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Post BCS Championship edition

  1. Alex says:

    Les Mis is too gay for theaters but that got through! Enough with gay censorship. Liberace’s meant for the Big Screen!

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