Pop Culture Odds and Ends – The Plague Edition

Apparently a plague has settled in to my office, as pretty much everyone on staff has some degree of sickness. In an ideal world, everyone would get to stay home when they aren’t feeling 100%, but unfortunately that’s not the world we’re living in so the echoes of hacking coughs permeate my building. I don’t know if cough drops count as a food group, but I’ve pretty much been sustaining myself on them for most of this week. I started drinking hot toddys over the weekend which didn’t do much to prevent me from getting sick, but certainly diminished how much I cared about it.

So while I get IDed for the hundredth time buying cold medicine, get yourself caught up on the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Game Night:

 

  • The Greatest Showman:

 

  • A Deadpool 2 teaser:

 

  • Early Man:

 

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story:

 

  • Dark:

 

  • Waco:

 

  • Kaleidoscope:

 

Music

Stand-up

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • A SpongeBob SquarePants rap song:

 

  • Lion King auditions:

 

  • A cockatoo performs a Queen medley:

 

  • A street performer plays a cover of the Harry Potter theme song on a glass harp:

 

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – New Car Edition

I bought a new car this week, which would be relatively uneventful except that this is the first time that I’ve ever purchased a car. My hand was kind of forced when the Carolla I have been driving for the last 15 years didn’t start Friday morning. This wasn’t completely unexpected, as the car has been slowly marching toward potentially very costly repairs for a while now – I already knew I needed new tires and there was clearly something going on with the muffler/exhaust based on how loud my car was and the faint smell of exhaust that I couldn’t escape. So I bit the bullet Monday and got a new set of wheels. This is only the third car that I’ve ever owned since I turned 16, so it has been a definite adjustment for me – this is the first time I’ve had a car with power windows and locks, let alone heated seats, a backup camera, and Bluetooth. My mind is kind of blown.

Perhaps less mind-blowing is this week’s pop culture roundup. As is the norm, I’ve scoured the Internet to collect the best stories that the world of pop has to offer. So while I try to figure out how to use cruise control, get yourself caught up on everything that you might have missed.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • I, Tonya:

 

  • Downsizing:

 

  • The Post:

 

  • Pottersville:

 

  • Peter Rabbit:

 

  • Sherlock Gnomes:

 

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

 

  • Fifty Shades Freed:

 

  • Counterpart:

 

  • Coco:

 

  • The Crown, season 2:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • John Stamos, Weird Al and Finn Wolfhard performed Wily Wonka at the Hollywood Bowl:

 

  • Perfect Stranger Things:

 

  • Thor: Ragnarok 4D:

 

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Halloween Hangover Edition

I am not actually hungover from Halloween – I didn’t do much of anything to celebrate the day. I like Halloween a lot – what’s not to like about a holiday that centers around free candy? – but I didn’t have the energy to do much of anything other than pain my nails in a festive way.

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I did get a visit from my first trick or treater in over a decade; my baby nephew paid a visit to show off his third Halloween costume. That kid is the Diana Ross of Halloween. I didn’t even watch any scary movies. I did manage to swing by the store early this morning before work to try and stock up on some discounted candy, but sadly the pickings were kind of slim. Christmas candy was already out; there is no time to dwell on the ghosts of holidays past.

So I rely on my co-workers to bring in their kids’ candy, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Mudbound:

 

  • Marvel’s Runaways:

 

  • Ghost Stories:

 

  • Ash vs. Evil Dead, season 3:

 

  • War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend:

 

  • Slice:

 

  • A Christmas Story Live!:

 

  • Total Divas, season 7:

 

  • Channel Zero:

 

  • 9-1-1:

 

  • Den of Thieves:

 

  • No Activity:

 

Music

Theater

Books

Halloween

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • A jazz cover of “Thriller”:

 

  • A Metallica and Frozen mashup:

 

  • The Stranger Things theme mashed up with Ariana Grande:

 

  • Sherriff Jim Hopper dancing to various tunes in my new favorite Twitter account:

 

  • Sesame Street is getting in on Stranger Things 2 as well:

 

  • A compilation of the gruesome deaths in the Saw movies: