Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Last of 2015 Edition

The final days of 2015 are upon us and I’m happy for the symbolic fresh start that a new year brings. 2015 has definitely been a roller coaster year for me that saw a lot of highs as well as its share of lows. Obviously that is part of life, but since most of the lows have been concentrated in the last few months of the year it makes it feel like the year as a whole has been a struggle. I don’t know that turning the page to calendar year 2016 is miraculously going to eliminate some of my lingering medical issues, but it does provide the illusion of leaving some of the more unpleasant moments of 2015 in the rearview mirror. And I’m all for that.

But of course we can’t close the book on 2015 without one last pop culture roundup. The pickings were a little slim this week, but presumably everyone was so busy with the holidays, family and friends to be spending a lot of time keeping up on what’s been going on in the world of pop. That’s why I’m here – I’ve cultivated a collection of stories that will get you caught up on all that you’ve missed. So while you finalize your New Year’s Eve plans and stock up on champagne, take a moment to bid adieu to the year with this week’s roundup.


#hoverboard #knockout #MikeTysonBreaksBack #imtoooldforthisshit

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Time for some trailers……

  • Deadpool:


  • Orphan Black, season 4:


  • Sesame Street on HBO:


  • Lifetime’s War and Peace:


  • Hail Caesar!:


  • Bordertown:


  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee:


  • International trailer for Batman v Superman:


  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow:


  • Sherlock: The Abominable Bride:


  • Desierto:


  • A&E’s Damien:


Our baby chicks were over the moon when they recently met BB-8.

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As always, we end with the supercuts and mashups:

  • A supercut of wrestlers receiving a “low blow”:


  • Rapper Mac Miller covers Billy Joel:


  • Christmas lights synced up to Star Wars:


  • “Evil Woman” mashed up with “In the Dark”:


  • Florence + the Machine cover The Beatles:


  • Full Metal Jacket if directed by Wes Anderson:


  • Macaulay Culkin reprises his Home Alone character:


  • Daniel Stern responds:


  • Captain Cuts released a mixtape of mashups:


  • Captain America: Civil War trailer in LEGOs:


  • And finally, The Muppets perform “Kodachrome”:

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