Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Ready for Some Football Edition



Tomorrow night marks the official return of football and I have to say, I’m a little more excited for this season than I expected. I’m still a ride or die baseball chick, but over the years my affinity for football has continued to grow. It helps that this year my Buffalo Bills might actually not be completely terrible; I won’t go so far as to say that they’ll be good because a) they are still the Bills and b) I don’t want to be held responsible for jinxing anything by the Bills Mafia. I even sat through some pre-season games this year, which I’ve never willingly done before. I didn’t watch all of them, but the mere fact that I sought out the game to see how the team was doing is somewhat surprising. So I’m excited for football this year, though I’ll always be more excited to get to hang out with my friends once a week to watch games. I’ve been going to the same place for 10 years (!) and its comforting to have a routine and a little football posse to spend every Sunday with.

But this isn’t a sports blog, so on to the matter at hand – this week’s pop culture roundup. As you’ve become accustomed, I’ve scoured the Internet far and wide to find the best that the world of pop culture has to offer. So impress your friends with you pop culture knowledge by perusing this week’s offerings.


  • John Oliver wishes kids a happy back-to-school:


  • The Rock spent his Labor Day saving one of his new puppies:


Time for some trailers…..

  • A new teaser for The Muppets:


  • A Christmas Horror Story:


  • Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Night Before:


  • Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris:


  • Season two of iZombie (yay!):


  • Beasts of No Nation (with Idris Elba):


  • A new season of Billy on the Street:


  • Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl:


  • Daniel Radcliffe in The Gamechangers:


  • Michael Fassbender in Macbeth:


  • Colin Farrell in The Lobster:


  • Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette in Miss You Already:


  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee:


  • Chloe Grace Moretz in The 5th Wave:


  • Jake Gyllenhaal in Demolition:


  • Sandra Bullock in Our Brand is Crisis:


  • Here’s Blue Ivy’s gift for her famous mama:


  • Stephen Tyler sand “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” with a street performer in Moscow:


  • Kristen Bell has made sure that the Luncheonette lives on:


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

  • The Foo Fighters recruited members of Queen and Led Zeppelin to cover “Under Pressure”:


  • A supercut of female seduction on film:


  • Wall-E meets The Martian:


  • A mash-up of club scenes from the movies:


  • This tumblr mashes up Star Wars with headlines from The Onion:

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  • Barenaked Ladies cover Phil Collins:


  • Swayze vs. Bacon….it’s a dance off:


  • A tribute to cinematic heroes and heroines:


  • This supercut shows that President Bartlet flipped his jacket a lot on The West Wing:


  • Sesame Street pulled of a When Harry Met Sally parody that is OK for kids:


  • This supercut pays tribute to Wes Craven:



Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Administrative Professionals’ Day Edition

Today is also Earth Day and while I’m definitely pro-Earth, as someone that has served some time as an Executive Assistant, Administrative Professionals’ Day is near and dear to my heart. Most Admins are the reason that most things get done, yet the often get very little recognition, so I think it’s nice that there is a day to pay tribute to all their efforts. Of course, most admins probably wind up buying their own flowers or reminding their bosses to take them out to lunch or the day goes by without comment,but they honestly deserve better. There are two people that you should become friendly with at any organization – the maintenance people and the Admins. They are the people that get shit done and they can make your life a whole lot easier or a whole lot more difficult. So be extra nice to any admins that you see today; they are the unsung heroes and probably put up with a lot of nonsense on a daily basis. Trust me on that.

Now on to the pop culture; once again this week I’ve cultivated the best that the web has to offer to catch you up on anything that you might have missed. No Admins were harmed in the creation of this roundup.

  • A Full House reboot is coming to Netflix (I told you that they weren’t fooling around).



Time for some trailers…

  • Our first look at Fantastic Four:


  • Jurassic World:


  • Ian McKellen is Mr. Holmes:


  • Batman v. Superman:


  • Another week, another Tomorrowland trailer:


  • Scooby Doo And KISS: A Rock & Roll Mystery (seriously):





  • I don’t really follow the NBA anymore, but I would wear the hell out of this LeBron James/The Wire t-shirt:



  • Ben Powers (Good Times) has passed away at 64.
  • Karen O is pregnant with her first child.
  • Little Silas Timberlake has made his debut:


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

  • Matthew McConaughey reacts to the new Star Wars trailer:


  • A supercut of close-up shots in The Matrix:



  • A supercut of films that break the fourth wall:




  • A mashup of video game music:


  • Driving scenes from Taratino movies:


  • The Game of Thrones cast sings “I’m So Excited”


  • Here’s a LEGO version of Batman v Superman:


  • Disney villains falling:


  • And finally, a Daredevil/Night Court mashup that we didn’t know we needed: