Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Back on Schedule Edition

After a crazy couple of weeks with a lot of travel for work and travel for fun, things have mostly fallen back to routine for me. Soon enough, winter weather will ground most of my travel plans so I’m trying to squeeze in as much as possible before the falling leaves morph into falling snow, but that’s mostly limited to weekend trips now. I am so busy at work that the idea of taking a day off is pure folly; I am counting down the days until a project that I manage will be completed (68!) and hopefully I get some semblance of a non-stressful life back. That’s probably not going to happen, but a girl can dream. It helps keep me sane.

What else keeps me sane? Pop culture of course. Immersing myself in all things pop keeps my blood pressure from being off the charts scary. Surfing the web looking for nuggets of pop culture goodness for you all is how I relax. I think we have another stellar roundup of links and video this week, if I do say so, so dive in and get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you may have missed in the last week.

  • From Captain Obvious – AMC has renewed The Walking Dead. Also, the sky is still blue.
  • Dave Grohl is also part of this star studded cover that the BBC released (I’m hoping if I mention Grohl three times that he’ll appear a la Beetlejuice):


  • American Horror Story is getting a companion series, American Crime Story. The first season will be about O.J. Simpson.
  • Jimmy Fallon and will.i.am debuted their new single “Ew!” on The Tonight Show this week:


  • Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj released a video of their performance of “Flawless (Remix)”:


  • Rough week for 7th Heaven – actress Sarah Goldberg, who appeared on the show, passed away at 40.
  • Fiona Apple’s new song is used for the opening credits of Showtime’s The Affair:



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Time for some new trailers:

  • The Newsroom season 3:


  • New Pixar movie, Inside Out:


  • The Mule, a new indie crime film:


  • The HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge:


  • Bradley Cooper in American Sniper:


  • Katherine Heigl in the red band trailer for Home Sweet Hell:


  • Nicole Kidman in Before I Go To Sleep:


  • Here’s the Better Call Saul music video; I am not quite sure what to make of this:


  • It was going to happen eventually – Alfonso Ribeiro unleashed “The Carlton” on Dancing With the Stars:


  • Geoffrey Holder, who was a Bond villain and played Punjab in Annie, passed away.
  • Lil Wayne and Rock the Vote encourage voter participation:


As always, we end with the mashups and supercuts.

  •  The Avengers recast with Nintendo characters:



  • Speaking of The Simpsons, you can watch all the couch gags from the last 25 years at the same time:




  • Watch a chainsaw artist create Groot from scratch:


  • A French animation company made a Game of Thrones tribute that’s pretty cool (spoilers if you aren’t current with the show):


  • Twin Peaks meets Gilmore Girls:






  • Elmo and Cookie Monster do their version of True Detective and Sherlock:


  • This video addresses the theory that all Pixar movies take place in the same universe:


  • And finally, “Like A Virgin” sung by Quentin Tarantino movies:


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