Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Happy Festivus Edition


Today marks the celebration of Festivus, the made-up holiday that was introduced on Seinfeld many years ago but that has had the staying power to still kinda sorta be a thing all these years later. I certainly help in keeping the spirit of Festivus alive by making jokes about Festivus miracles and otherwise dropping references to the feats of strength and airing of grievances that make up observation of Festivus. I don’t know – it just makes me laugh. One of these years I’ll actually get a aluminum pole for my apartment in lieu of a tree.

This is also Christmas Eve Eve, which means a lot of you are running around trying finish up last minute shopping or are hopping on a plane, train or automobile to visit friends and relatives in far off places. The pop culture machine has slowed down a bit during this time, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still some nuggets of info to be found. So while you prepare for the arrival of Santa or just enjoy a few days off from work, take some time to get yourself caught up on all the pop culture goodness you might have missed during this hectic time of year.


Time for some trailers……

  • Hulu’s 11.22.63


  • Netflix’s Fuller House:


  • Storks:


  • The Forest:


  • Lifetime’s Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart:


  • Fifty Shades of Black:


  • Everybody Wants Some:


  • The Brothers Grimsby:



Christmas came early! Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy's chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning… Thank you guys so much for the awesome congratulatory wishes and love you've been sending @laurenhashianofficial and myself. We're extremely grateful. Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe… Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father. To all you young men out there who will be fathers one day, the goal of "being better" will never steer you wrong. Trust me I've been down this road. Something else that'll never steer you wrong is "walking thru the fire" with your baby's mama. I was right there during labor, helping her breathe, every highly intense contraction, every second of pain, right there watching the actual birth, cutting the cord and wiping the tears. Incredible. *(Now don't get me wrong boys, it wasn't like I was at the end of the table, squatting like a catcher waiting for the fastball to come down the pike..😂 but as men, it's a miracle we should witness because it'll give you a whole new respect for the strength and beauty of a woman). Again, THANK YOU guys so much for all the love during this blessed time. I always say I'm a lucky dude because I've got the greatest fans in the world – and it's true. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your families from ours. #ChristmasCameEarlyToSayHello #WhileSleepOfficiallySaysGoodbye #2xProudPapaSilverback #SheCanDateWhenShes40 💪🏾👊🏾💯

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As always, we end with the mashups and supercuts…….

  • The Fuller House trailer recut as a horror film:


  • Bill Belichick sings “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”:


  • A Star Wars weather forecast:


  • Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” reinterpreted as a ballet:


  • The cast of Orange is the New Black put their spin on a holiday classic:


  • Steve Harvey gets the Curb Your Enthusiasm treatment:


  • The Up house made out of gingerbread:


  • A gingerbread Darth Vader:


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  • The X-men: Apocalypse trailer redone using the 90s cartoon:


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  • Deadpool and Boba Fett square off in a rap battle:


  • And finally….Star Wars covers the Bee Gees:



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