Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Comic Con Edition

I unfortunately wasn’t actually at Comic Con this year; I’ve never been to the convention because it is extremely hard to get tickets and it would be a pricey trip for me. It’s on my Pop Culture Bucket List, since the event has morphed from its humble beginnings to become something of a pop culture Mecca. All sorts of exciting entertainment news is announced, tons of celebrities stop by and there is limited edition merchandise that can’t be found anywhere else. The crowds are daunting and I’ve heard that there is a lot of standing in line (not my favorite activity) but even if it is a hot mess, I’d like to go just once to experience it. I feel like every serious pop culture maven makes the pilgrimage at some point and there’s not much that I take more seriously than pop culture. Maybe I’ll start a Kickstarter to fund this venture…..or someday I’ll be getting paid to do this and I can go on the company dime. A girl can dream.

Though I wasn’t in attendance, I sort of felt like I was thanks to the wonders of social media. I’ve been glued to my Twitter account during the convention to keep up on all the breaking news. I’ve culled all the info that I’ve processed in the last few days to pick out the best parts to share with you, dear readers. So pull up a chair and catch up on all the new wonderful pop culture news from the last week.


  • Jack White went to a Cubs game; it does not appear he had a good time:


  • SOA star Charlie Hunnam missed Comic Con this year, but he sent this video instead:




  • You take the jokes out of The Big Bang Theory – no jokes, all plot:


  • Comedy Central has some awesome news:



  • Rob Lowe did a promo for Shark Week. It’s weird.



Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers, released via director Zack Snyder's Twitter account as media announcement 7/27/2014

  • A preview of The Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode debuted at Comic Con:


Tons of trailers:

  • The first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey was released. Yawn.


  • New Boardwalk Empire trailer:


  • Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain in Miss Julie:


  • A documentary about the ill-fated E.T. Atari game:


  • Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde in The Longest Week:


  • The Maze Runner:


  • A trailer for the Batkid documentary:


  • Dear White People trailer:


  • A red band trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For:


  • A red band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2:


  • The first look at Kevin Smith’s new film, Tusk:


  • Michael Shannon in Young Ones:


  • Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) in Another Me:


  • Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash:


  • Norman Reedus in Air:


  • A new Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailer was released:


  • Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy in the new Mad Max:


  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies:


  • Mad Men is officially done – Stan Rizzo’s beard is gone:

  • Chris Pratt has some pretty sweet French braid skills:


  • Because the Internet is amazing, they have already made a remix:


  • Tumblr of the week: the very silly Nosemouth.

As always, we end with the mashups and supercuts

  • All the Star Wars references from Spaced:


  • A supercut of Gary Oldman dying in movies (spoilers):


  • A supercut of cats in the movies:


  • Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” as a monologue:



  • Side by side comparisons of Weird Al’s parodies and the source material:


  • See how far technology has come in this supercut of computers from 80s films:


  • A compilation of grunge songs done in 8bit:


  • And finally, a supercut of all the times that Samuel L. Jackson says mother*cker in the movies. How has no one done this before? (It goes without saying, NSFW)



One thought on “Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Comic Con Edition

  1. ADF says:

    Looks like Wonder Woman’s outfit was inspired by Xena Warrior Princess.

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