Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Trying Something New Edition

Last week I asked for feedback on the idea of making the pop culture roundups a weekly feature instead of appearing every other week. I didn’t get any response one way or the other, so I decided to test-drive the concept and see if it indeed cut down on my work and was easier to do. Plus my name is on the blog so I really can do whatever I want 🙂 I think I like the idea, but it may be too early to tell. It certainly meant that there were less links to wade through. We’ll try this for a few weeks and see how I fell about it – and of course, despite my earlier statement I AM interested in your feedback, so let me know if you have an opinion either way.

So while I’m still beta testing this new format, enjoy your bonus pop culture roundup. It’s a little shorter and a little more timely – both positives in my book. Just a reminder that if you find a link that you think should be included in the next roundup, send it on it though the blog’s Facebook or Twitter accounts. And now…on to the pop culture goodness.

  • This baby is not going to happy to hear that news. I feel your pain, kid.
  • Jay Z and BeyoncĂ© released a star-studded fake movie trailer for their upcoming On the Run tour:


I have no idea what any of this means. Do I need to get a bulletproof vest before July?

  • HEY YOU GUYS…..there is now a The Goonies inspired beer.The Truffle Shuffle Stout is brewed in Oregon, when the movie was filmed.
  • Jimmy Kimmel convinces people that Godzilla is based on a true story:


  • Pat Sajak is a little nutty:


  • What if the folks in Westeros had a data plan? This article looks at some potential text message exchanges (spoiler if you aren’t current).
  • Here’s a first look at the animated Marvel film Big Hero 6.
  • Ha! Things got a little awkward when Lance Armstrong played Cards Against Humanity:


OBtrQOtI’m assuming he isn’t the father – but imagine if he was!

  • Sad news – Gordon Willis, cinematographer of the Godfather trilogy and Annie Hall, passed away at 82.
  • This cat’s Busta Rhymes game is spot on:



  • A new look at Interstellar:


  • CW’s The Flash:


  • The first teaser trailer for the live action Cinderella (emphasis on teaser):


  • A new trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction:


  • The Search, the new film from the director of The Artist:


  • Anna Kendrick and Lena Dunham in Happy Christmas:


  • Colin Firth in Kingsman: The Secret Service:


  • The red band trailer for La Bare, Joe Manganiello’s documentary about male strippers:


  • Jennifer Aniston in Life of Crime:


  • Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher (which looks fantastic):


  • Christina Hendricks stars in Lost River, Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut:


  • A new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. Groot speaks!


As always, we end with the mash-ups and supercuts

  •  Mad X-Men (a Mad Men/X-men parody):




  • A supercut of celebrities impersonating other celebrities:


  • Here’s a ukulele cover of Slayer’s “War Ensemble”


  • Back to the Future – the remix:




  • Game of Zones (A Game of Thrones/NBA mashup):


  • A slow jam version of the Gummi Bears theme song:


  • Watch James Hetfield, Billie Joe Armstrong and Joe Satriani mashup “Turn the Page” and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams:”


  • Toy Story re-cut as a horror movie:


  • And finally, a supercut of previous roles of Game of Thrones actors:


Varys with hair freaked me out! And Robert Baratheon was Fred Flinstone? MIND BLOWN!

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