Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Read the Syllabus Edition

I don’t know if I’m losing my patience or my students this semester are particularly troublesome, but they are really trying to drive me crazy this semester. Not only do they not do the assigned readings and look disinterested during lecture, but they apparently have not even glanced at the syllabus based on the barrage of questions that I’ve received this week. They have their first exam tomorrow so that has really hyped up the inane questions. It’s great for regaling my friends and co-workers with tales of the lunacy – I even had a student who dropped my class asking me ridiculous questions because he didn’t realize that he had dropped the class – but it is no fun for my mental health. I suspect that I’m one and done after this semester and will be leaving my teaching career in the rear view mirror. Lecturers don’t get paid enough to put up with this foolishness.

So while I answer the same question 50 times, get yourself caught up with all the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.




  • Ready Player One:


  • A Cobra Kai teaser:


  • Trust:


  • Collateral:


  • Silicon Valley, season 5:


  • The Dangerous Book for Boys:


  • Gringo:


  • Kings:


  • Lost in Space:


  • The Push:


  • Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1:


  • The Last Movie Star:


  • Jessica Jones, season 2:


  • Uncle Drew:


  • The Force of Sound:


  • Mary Magdalene:





Odds and Ends

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Valentine’s Day Edition

It’s February 14th and my gift to all of you is the latest edition of the pop culture roundup. So no matter what your romantic status is today, everyone gets a valentine. Enjoy!





  • Venom:


  • I Feel Pretty:


  • Atlanta, season 2:


  • A Quiet Place:


  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale:


  • Rampage:


  • Overboard:


  • Benji:


  • A Series of Unfortunate Events:


  • Marrowbone:






Award Season

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd recreated the video for “King of Wishful Thinking”:


Every winner of Best Visual Effects winner ever:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Snow Day Edition

Thanks to Mother Nature, I have something of a snow day today. I did go into the office this morning for a few hours, since it was hard to justify staying home when no snow had fallen, but once the flakes started flying, I took advantage of liberal leave to get home before the roads got really bad. I’m still working today, but at least I’m doing so from the comfort and safety of my couch. The main downside is that my cat intern is not being a cooperative co-worker.

So while I curse the wonders of modern technology that mean I’m never not working, get caught up on the pop culture that you might missed with this week’s roundup.




  • Solo: A Star Wars Story:


  • Avengers: Infinity War:


  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom:


  • The Cloverfield Paradox:


  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout:


  • A Quiet Place:


  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan:


  • Westworld, season 2:


  • Champions:


  • Castle Rock:


  • Life of the Party:


  • Jessica Jones, season 2:


  • Skyscraper:


  • Everything Sucks!:


  • Death Wish:


  • Disobedience:


  • Josie:


  • Aardvark:


  • Love After Love:


  • The Week Of:


  • Game Night:


  • Custody:


  • A Deadpool 2 teaser:


  • Irreplaceable You:


  • November:


  • Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars:






Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Fifty Shades of DeVito:


  • Fifty Shades of Corden:


  • A cello performance of “No Woman, No Cry”:


  • Jimmy Fallon channels Bob Dylan:


  • SNL did a Stranger Things parody: