Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Short and Sweet Edition


I’ve been traveling like crazy the last week, so this week’s pop culture roundup is not quite as in-depth as I usually like it to be. C’est la vie. There’s still plenty of pop culture awesomeness to be had.

  • Ed Sheeran did some heavy metal covers on The Tonight Show:


  • Eminem debuted the first single from the Southpaw soundtrack.
  • A new website uses Tom Havweford’s criteria to determine of a song is a “banger.”
  • Dave Grohl continues to be the nicest guy in rock:




  • A new Ant-Man trailer:


  • A red band trailer for Ted 2:


  • Method Man released a Breaking Bad-themed trailer for his new album:


  • A teaser trailer for Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur:


  • The Rock in HBO’s Ballers (which already had a season pass on my DVR):


  • The Face of an Angel:


  • Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser:


  • Disney’s new line of toys – Playmation:


  • An infomercial for the 2015 Gathering of the Juggalos:


A red band trailer for American Ultra:


  • The cast of Salute Your Shorts reunited.
  • Tracy Morgan made his first interview since his car crash:


As always, we end with the supercuts and mashups….

  • A fan edited The Hobbit down to just the Dol Guldur:


  • Florence + The Machine meets Taylor Swift:


  • Wes Anderson’s The Shining:


  • 101 one-armed saves on film:


  • Every Alfred Hitchcock cameo:


  • Seinfeld meets Game of Thrones:


Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Spring Cleaning Edition

I found myself in an unusual position last weekend – I stayed in town and didn’t have any plans. I decided to take advantage of this unexpected free time to start spring cleaning. My apartment was in desperate need of a purge – turns out that when you are never home, things tend to pile up and your place is a mess. So I put some March Madness on the TV and went to town, throwing out a lot of stuff that I’ve accumulated and putting other things where they belong. I even donated a bunch of books and clothing, so my spring cleaning helped others. I’ve still got some work to do – I ran out of steam eventually – but I made a real dent in the mess. That’s progress.

I also cleaned out all the links that I’ve been compiling for the last week and the result is yet another pop culture roundup. So kick back, relax and see what you might have missed in the last seven days.

  • James Corden kicked off his tenure of hosting The Late Late Show by recreating Tom Hanks’ filmography:


  • Florence + the Machine debuted another new song:



  • Conan and Zachary Quinto remember the late Leonard Nimoy:


  • Cookie Monster, Life Coach:


Time for some trailers….

  • I’m a little embarrassed about how excited I am for Lip Sync Battle:


  • Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation:


  • Silicon Valley, season two:


  • Matt Dillon in the new Fox series, Wayward Pines:


  • Orphan Black, season three:


  • Ethan Hawke in Good Kill:


  • Pitch Perfect 2:


  • James Franco and Jonah Hill in True Story:


  • Paper Towns:


  • Lake Bell and Simon Pegg in Man Up:


  • The WWE keeps cranking out movies – The Marine 4: Moving Target:


  • New Entourage trailer:


Premiere Of HBO's "Big Love" Season 5 - Arrivals

As always, we end with the mashups and supercuts:

  • Kendrick Lamar and the theme from Seinfeld go together well:


  • Up as a horror movie:


  • A Harry Potter-themed parody of “Uptown Funk”:


  • A dream sequence supercut:


  • LEGO The Matrix:


  • The Peanuts perform Journey:


  • The Avengers meets Friends:


  • And finally – Saved By The Bell meets Game of Thrones:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – In Like A Lion Edition

We’ve made it to March, which means we’re close to having survived this brutal winter. It’s a good thing too, because people are starting to get a little stir crazy. It seems like everyone lately – including me – has been pretty cranky and generally not in a good mood. I know that I’m tired of being cooped up and unable to plan much of anything because of the weather. So now I’m overcompensating for that by completely overbooking myself for the spring and summer. I just put something on my calendar for August and there aren’t many free weekends in between. Good for the blog, but I’ll resent this ambitious scheduling somewhere around July when I just want to relax. Obviously, I’m never happy.

But something that will make you happy is this week’s pop culture roundup. As usual, it’s chocked full of all sorts of pop culture goodness. So sit back, relax and catch yourself up on all the pop culture that you might have missed in the last week. It’s better for you than Vitamin D!



  • Jon Stewart showed up in an unexpected place – WWE’s Raw:


  • Also…this happened:


  • Here’s a photo of a junior high Prince on the basketball team:


  • Watch Stephen Colbert talk about his Catholicism…..and check out his beard!


  • I don’t know how I missed this, but Larry David was on 60 Minutes:


  • Adam Savage remade the Overlook Hotel maze from The Shining:


Time for some trailers….

  • A new season of Community is almost here:


  • Season 3 of Orphan Black:


  • A new trailer for Get Hard:


  • Yet another new trailer for Fast & Furious 7:


  • A sneak peek at the new season of Childrens Hospital:


  • Carly Rae Jepsen dropped a new single:


Shia LaBeouf & Mia Goth Enjoy A Little PDA

  • Taylor Swift – baby whisperer:



As always, we end with the supercuts and mashups.

  • A Wes Anderson supercut:


  •  What is Wes Anderson directed X-Men?


  • A supercut of people karaoking the greatest song of all time:


  • A supercut of advice from Frank Underwood:


  • Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon do the history of duets:




  • House of Cards, the sitcom:


  • A supercut of fake movies in real movies:



  • Fifty Shades of Wayne:


  • And finally, Who’s the Boss of Wall Street?