Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Pi Day Edition

Today is Pi Day (March 14 = 3.14), though since I’ve lost the ability to keep track of the date I am unprepared to celebrate today. I’m actually not a huge pie fan – there are some pies that I like but it isn’t my go to dessert – though perhaps I can swing by a restaurant this evening to get a slice to go. I hate to miss out on food related celebrations.  Had I been in NYC today, I would have grabbed a slice of crack pie from Milk Bar, which is probably my all-time favorite (key lime and pumpkin are close seconds). Now I’ve made myself hungry.

Also pretty tasty – this week’s pop culture roundup. So get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you may have missed in the last week – and feel free to have a slice of pie while doing so.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald:

 

  • Santa Clarita Diet, season 2:

 

  • The documentary RBG, which I will watch multiple times:

 

  • Your new favorite show, Making It:

 

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, season 2:

 

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, season 2:

 

  • Rampage:

 

  • Eight Grade:

 

  • The Grinch:

 

  • The final season of The Americans:

 

  • Andre the Giant:

 

  • Sorry to Bother You:

 

  • Game Over, Man!:

 

  • The Outlaw Johnny Black:

 

  • Show Dogs:

 

  • Paradox:

 

Music

Theater

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Tommy Wiseau auditions to play the Joker:

 

  • A bad lip reading of Star Wars:

 

 

 

 

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Oscars Fail Edition

The Academy Awards were Sunday and my general feeling about it this year could be summed up in the following GIF:

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For the first time in probably at least 15 years, I didn’t even watch the telecast and though I had extra time for the Oscar death race this year, thanks to the Olympics, I somehow managed to put in my worst performance ever. Not only did I miss out on the usual elusive categories like best foreign film and the shorts, I didn’t even complete the major categories, including Best Picture; in the end, my indifference to Dunkirk won out over my desire to see all the nominated films.  For me, I generally wasn’t all that enamored with a lot of the nominees that I did watch; I was rooting for Get Out and Ladybird to do well, but I didn’t have a strong opinion about most of the other films. I didn’t even hate any of them (a la War Horse); when most of them ended, I thought “that was fine” and that was the end of it. I’m hoping that this was just an overall “meh” year for movies and not a sign that I’ve lost interest in this entire endeavor. That would make me really sad.

So while I contemplate if this means I’ve having some sort of existential crisis, get yourself caught up with this week’s installment of the pop culture roundup.

Television

Movies

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Trailers

  • Sweetbitter:

 

  • Mary Poppins Returns:

 

  • The final season of House of Cards:

 

  • Most Likely to Murder:

 

  • Yellowstone:

 

  • Lost in Space:

 

  • Christopher Robin:

 

  • Legion season 2:

 

  • Muppet Guys Talking:

 

  • Wild Wild Country:

 

  • Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger:

 

  • Prospect:

 

  • Tully:

 

  • Chappaquiddick:

 

  • WarGames, season one:

 

  • Roseanne:

 

  • The Endless:

 

  • Book Club:

 

  • Cobra Kai:

 

  • Scary Love:

  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery:

 

Music

Books

Theater

Awards Season

Stand-up

Odds and Ends

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Mashups and Supercuts

  • “The Hamilton Polka” by Weird Al:

  • Steve Buscemi auditions for all the Best Picture nominees:

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Grading Hell Edition

So this week has basically been a perfect storm of crap – work has been tremendously busy and stressful as I’m juggling a lot right now and I also had to grade all the exams for the class that I’m teaching which is a huge time suck. Add to that the fact that I haven’t been sleeping well and some stuff going on in my personal life (not me, but many of my friends are having a rough week) and I’m pretty much living this meme right now:

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I honestly forgot that yesterday was even Wednesday, which gives you a pretty good idea where my head is at. So with apologies, here is your slightly delayed installment of this week’s pop culture roundup.

Television

Movies

Trailers

  • Fahrenheit 451:

  • Wreck-It Ralph 2:

 

  • Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story:

 

  • The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling:

 

  • Flint Town:

 

  • Paterno:

 

  • The Outsider:

 

  • The Week Of:

 

  • Roxanne Roxanne:

 

  • Yardie:

 

Music

Stand-Up

Theater

Odds and Ends

Mashups and Supercuts

  • Watch Daveed Digg as a rapping carrot on Sesame Street: