Pop Culture Odds and Ends -Ice, Ice Baby Edition


I really need to move to a warmer climate.

We’re in day 2 of the wintery mix that has descended upon much of the East Coast and I’m pretty much over it. This wouldn’t be so bad if it was just snow, but we’re getting the deluxe snow/rain/freezing rain package that no one ordered, so it just a big slushy mess out there. There’s nothing like briefly losing control of your car because of ice to kick off your day. This was definitely not the time to find out that my tried and true winter boots need to be put out to pasture; whatever waterproof superpowers that they once had have since evaporated. You’d think after over three decades in this climate I’d be used to it by now, but clearly I am not.

However, this weather does have some benefits; because I don’t like driving in the stuff, I tend to stay close to home and I have plenty of time to catch up on all the stuff I was too busy to watch earlier in the year. I’ve already polished off the Sundance series An Honorable Woman (excellent) and my DVR is hovering at 11% for the first time in months. This also gives me plenty of times to surf the web in search of nuggets of pop culture goodness for the roundup, which means for the first time in forever I actually had to trim down this post because it was too long. Unheard of!

So while I go out in search of a new pair of boots, enjoy the fruits of my labors by perusing this week’s pop culture odds and ends.

  • Patton Oswalt is throwing his Grammy competition under the bus on Twitter:

He’s in it to win it.

  • Watch J.B. Smooth and Conan bust out some dance moves:



  • Jon Snow and Arya Stark went to a rave:

Jon Snow, Arya And Sansa Stark came to rave in Belfast last night. #gameofthrones

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  • Watch James Franco and Set Rogen make Korean BBQ Lasagna on Epic Meal Time:


  • The duo also played a Freaks and Geeks video game:



  • Nicki Minaj’s Beyoncé impression on SNL? Flawless.


  • Billy Eichner wrote a song for Taylor Swift:



  • Bill Burr’s Netflix special:


  • Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, Spike Lee’s crowd-funded film:


  • Terminator Genisys:


  • Bruce Willis in Vice:


  • Not to be confused with Inherent Vice with Joaquin Phoenix:


  • The final season of The Kroll Show:


  • My pal The Rock in San Andreas:


  • Chris Rock’s Top Five:


  • Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle:


  • The latest Lifetime abomination, Whitney:


  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Walk:


  • Anna Kendrick in The Last Five Years:


  • This is the kind of fantasy football bet my friends should be making:


  • Got 5.5 hours to kill? Here’s The Count counting P to 10,000 places:


  • The Kardashian women sure like to get naked for magazines that no one has heard of. This week it’s Kourtney.
  • Nick Offerman has a new video about his love of whisky and woodworking:


As always, we end with the supercuts and mashups:

  • A Disney movie “Jingle Bell” mashup:


  • Twenty TV theme songs in two minutes:


  • All the hit songs of 2014 in under three minutes:


  • Hear “All I Want for Christmas is You” in the style of different artists:


  • The Colbert Report is almost no more (WAH!) so here’s a supercut of Stephen pulling things out from under his desk:


  • A montage of the 25 best films of 2014:


  • What if Wes Anderson directed the new Star Wars movie:




  • Maury meets Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer:


  • The Avengers sing Christmas Carols – with a special appearance by Groot:


  • And finally The Muppets meet Quentin Tarantino:

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