Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Using Up Vacation Time Edition

This year, I find myself in the surprising position of having to use up vacation time before the end of the year. I’ve never taken a ton of vacation – the last time I took one full week off was way back in 2010 – but this has never been an issue before. Normally I take an average of 10-15 days off for the year, but thanks to the craziness at work I’ve taken a total of four vacation days in 2017. I’m also accumulating time faster, thanks to my promotion, which means I have to burn off some days in the next month. However, since I just purchased a new car and it’s the holidays, it’s not really in my budget to go anywhere other than perhaps a day trip to NYC. So I’m planning a staycation, which is hopefully good news for all of you since that means I have time to go to the movies, catch up on streaming series, and maybe even write so that regular blog posts can once again resume. Honestly, I’m looking forward to a day of Netflix from my bed possibly more that I would be a trip to Hawaii.

So while I look forward to a gloriously lazy pop culture-filled few days off, get yourself caught up on what you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Avengers: Infinity War:

 

  • 12 Strong:

 

  • All The Money In The World:

 

  • Paddington 2:

 

  • Black Mirror, season 4:

 

  • Drunk History, season 5:

 

  • The Mercy:

 

  • Smallfoot:

 

  • A new season of HBO’s High Maintenance:

 

  • El Camino Christmas:

 

  • Journeyman:

 

  • Mary Magdalene:

 

Best Friend From Heaven (I can’t even believe this is a real movie):

Music

Stand-Up

Theater

Books

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Sharing Things:

 

  • The National covered another Bob’s Burgers song:

 

  • Bono, Sean Penn, and Chris Martin performed a Frank Sinatra song on Jimmy Kimmel Live!:

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