Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Spring Break Edition

My Facebook feed this week has been filled with vacation photos from all my friends who are enjoying spring break and I have to admit that I’m a little jealous. I’m about a month away from my vacation and I’ve been so busy lately that I could use a few days of R&R. Of course most of my friends are vacationing with their children who are on break, so I’m not sure how relaxing their vacations actually are. Family trips are always an adventure – whether you want them to be or not.

So while I long for a few days off, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup. A perfect way to kill a morning if you are taking a staycation.




  • Detroit:


  • The Little House:


  • The Bad Batch:


  • American Assassin:


  • Bloodline, final season:


  • Drone:


  • Netflix’s Dear White People:


  • 6 Days:


  • Orphan Black, season 5:


  • The Hero:


  • Beatriz at Dinner:


  • Outlander, season 3:


  • Gotham:


  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard:


  • Wakefield:


  • Krypton:


  • Lost in London:


  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi:


  • Wizard of Lies:





Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Riz Ahmed and James Corden had a rap battle:


  • A Rick and Morty mod for Grand Theft Auto V:


  • A heavy metal cover of “Dancing Queen”:


  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 takes on Stranger Things:


  • The Force Awakens mashed up with The Last Jedi:


  • Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon take their feud to the not so friendly skies:


  • Classic love and heartbreak songs as Stephen King novels:


  • La La Land mashed up with lots of songs:


  • Doug Funnie sings “Throw Some D’s”:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Insomnia Edition


I don’t know what’s going on exactly, but I haven’t been sleeping well. This has been going on for well over a month and is problematic, not just because I am a person that really loves to sleep, but because I am tired all.the.time. There isn’t enough coffee in the world to get me through some mornings. I have no idea what triggered this, so I’m not quite sure how to fix it. Back in the old days, I could easily get by on little to no sleep. That’s no longer the case and I’m slowly turning into a zombie. Give me another few weeks and I could be an extra on The Walking Dead.

But the show must go on….so while I yawn and struggle to stay focused, get yourself caught up with this week’s pop culture roundup.




Sadly not this one

Sadly not this one






  • Beauty and the Beast:


  • Live By Night:


  • Ghost in the Shell:


  • Patriots Day:


  • A new international trailer for Rogue One:


  • Jackie:


  • Solace:


  • Beware the Slenderman:


  • Captive:


  • 100 Streets:


  • Why Him?:


  • Michael Che Matters:


  • The Secret Sculpture:


  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets:







Odds and Ends


Supercuts and Mashups

  • A 1940’s style cover of “Santeria”:


  • Bears dance to “Jungle Boogie”:


  • Is Westworld really just a Jurassic Park derivative?


  • The Friends opening credits recreated with Funko toys:


  • A Cinematic mashup of interstellar travel:


  • Superhero bystanders:


  • Hamster Seinfeld:

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – The Final Countdown Edition


Election 2016 is almost over and I couldn’t be happier about that. I’m a political scientist and I usually eat up presidential elections with a spoon, but I’ve been ready for this election to be over pretty much since it began. I’m so disinterested that I’m not even going to be home for the final debate tonight; while everyone else is watching that sh*tshow, I’ll be seeing Louis C.K. perform standup, which is a much better way to spend an evening. The only potential downside to the election ending is that it will eliminate a topic of small talk around the office; I’m not a morning person and I don’t particularly enjoy pointless chitchat, so I’m not even that bummed for that to be coming to a close as well.

I would, however, be sad if the pop culture roundup came to an end and lucky for all of you that doesn’t look like its going to happen. So take a break from the election and get yourself caught up on the pop culture that you might have missed.








  • Rouge One:


  • Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party:


  • Big Little Lies:


  • Operator:


  • Into the Inferno:


  • The Boss Baby:


  • Assassin’s Creed:


  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe:


  • The Escape:











Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • 10 most emotional movies of all time:


  • 25 impressions in 2.5 minutes:


  • A 1920s cover of Madonna’s “Material Girl”:


  • Run, Tom Cruise. Run:


  • Arrested Development fact-checks the presidential debate:


  • There’s Something About Mary recut as a psychological thriller:


  • And finally, “Bohemian Rhapsody” sung by 2016 movie characters: