Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Three Day Weekend Edition


I was lucky enough to have a three day weekend last weekend and it was kind of glorious, mostly because against every instinct that I had I decided to stay in town. Normally a three day weekend is an invitation to get out of dodge – not that I need much of an excuse to travel anyway – but I opted to ignore those urges and stay closer to home. I was still pretty busy but I actually felt refreshed when it was time to go back to work yesterday, which is not always the case. And I got a lot accomplished, assuming that you use my definition of “watching 9 episodes of Luke Cage.” So I’m taking the controversial stand that I’m in favor of three day weekends , which is a good thing since the way that the holidays fall this year I have three day weekends at least once a month through February.

Also a good thing – pop culture. So get yourself caught up on what you might have missed with this week’s roundup.









  • Patriots Day:


  • The Great Wall:


  • Marvel’s Iron Fist:


  • Jackie:


  • Power Rangers:


  • Stan Against Evil:


  • The Take:


  • John Wick: Chapter 2:


  • The Man in the High Castle, season 2:


  • War for the Planet of the Apes:


  • Black Mirror:


  • Chance:


  • Midnight, Texas:


  • Salt and Fire:


  • Sweet/Vicious:


  • Trollhunters:


  • Army of One:


  • Red Oaks, season 2:


  • Sleepless:


  • Tangled: The Series:


  • Planet Earth II:







Odds and Ends


Mashups and Supercuts

  • A soul cover of “Since U Been Gone”:


  • 50 Shades of Muppets:


  • I didn’t watch the last debate, but I imagine it went something like this:


  • And finally, Luke Cage reimagined as a 90s sitcom:

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