Pop Culture Odds and Ends – The Bills are in the Playoffs (!!!) Edition

It finally happened – the Buffalo Bills are once again going to the playoffs. I honestly didn’t know if I would ever get to experience this as a fan; I wasn’t part of the #BillsMafia when they last made a playoff appearance in 1999 and there wasn’t much in my time as a fan to give me much hope. Up until this year, I had only seen one winning season as a fan. Going into the game Sunday, I was trying not to get my hopes up – a lot of things had to go right for the Bills to end their playoff drought. And if years of watching the Bills have taught me anything, it’s that things rarely go right for us. So New Year’s Eve was quite the emotional roller coaster; people at the bar were watching me watch the game because I’m pretty sure I had at least one nervous breakdown. Even when the Bengals scored their final touchdown to knock out the Ravens, I refused to celebrate until the clock hit zero and the game was official – and then I started crying and hugging people (including total strangers). That’s what being part of a tortured fan base will do to you.

I have no idea how far the Bills will actually make it in the playoffs, but just getting this particular monkey off their back is really enough for me. Sorry Seattle Mariners – you now wear the playoff drought crown. You have my sympathies.

So while I figure out if I should set up a GoFundMe page to get me to the playoff game in Jacksonville, catch yourself up on the pop culture that you may have missed over holiday break.




  • Overboard:


  • End of the F**cking World:


  • A Futile and Stupid Gesture:


  • Death Wish:


  • Mom and Dad:


  • Euphoria:


  • Step Sisters:


  • The Looming Tower:


  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again:


  • Scorched Earth:


  • Roseanne:


  • Fifty Shades Freed:


  • Den of Thieves:


  • Paddington 2:


  • Slender Man:


  • Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block:


  • Half Magic:






Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Ed Sheeran covers Eric Clapton’s “Layla”:


  • Watch Gaten Matarazzo’s band cover Paramore:


  • Sean Astin reprises his three greatest film roles:


  • Did Karl Pilkington predict two storylines from Black Mirror season 4? *spoilers*


  • LEGO Stranger Things:


  • Star Wars meets “War Pigs”:




  • Every Stan Lee cameo ever:


  • Lake Street Dive covers “Take On Me”:




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