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Lady Gaga is the Antichrist

Report back here, after you read this.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Feb 23, 2010 | Comments (10)
Category: Music, Pop Culture, Conspiracy Theories and Theorists

Go Ahead, Waste My Time

Yes, my title is a really lousy rendition of the "Go ahead, make my day" line as uttered by Clint Eastwood in Sudden Impact. But it's relevant because this post is about a website dedicated to some of the cheesiest lines ever spoken in action movies. The Quotable Action Hero blog is guaranteed to waste at least fifteen minutes of your life. So what's weird about it? It may just be a matter of opinion, but these are not your typical quotations. In fact, if the blog author didn't include the movie's name along with the quote, I would have no idea where most of these lines came from. What do you think?
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Fri Feb 05, 2010 | Comments (4)
Category: Entertainment, Hollywood, Movies, Pop Culture

Coney Island

Please note the pinheads on display.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jan 26, 2010 | Comments (1)
Category: Holidays, Human Marvels, Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, Pop Culture, Public Humiliation, Recreation, 1940's

Amazing and Unusual USA

This new guidebook certainly seems as if it would make a fine Xmas present for your favorite WU-vie!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Nov 04, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Pop Culture, Regionalism, Travel, Landmarks, Sightseeing, Books

Family Guy Maize

Bob Connors, a farmer in Danvers, Massachusetts, took it upon himself to mow Brian and Stewie into his corn maze, with Fox's permission of course. Now he's looking to get the creator of "Famliy Guy" to come to his farm and do the voices of the characters, which shouldn't be too hard since Seth MacFarlane has family in the area. The Boston Globe/Connors Farm
Posted By: mdb777 | Date: Sun Oct 11, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Agriculture, Entertainment, Pop Culture

Globetrotters Costume Party

Here is a history of The Globetrotters Club, which is still in operation today.

Shortly after their founding, in 1947, they threw a costume party, pictured here.

I hope such events are still part of their activities.









The Nostrils Cannae Take It, Captain!

In the future, all people will smell this way! Well maybe not, but design house Genki Wear has launched three Star Trek themed scents for the trekkie who has everything, including B.O.

For the men there's a choice of Tiberius or Red Shirt. The former refers to the "T" of James T. Kirk, and presumably makes you smell like a womanising maverick. The latter an allusion to the numerous expendable extras from the original series; though why smelling like someone with a life expectancy of minutes is supposed to be a turn on is not explained. For the women there's Pon Farr, named for the stage of a Vulcan's life where their emotions come to the surface and they become both aggressive and sexually receptive. Fortunately for Earthwomen (and their partners) the pointy ears and domestic violence are optional, and staging fights to the death with gardening implements is not advised.

All three fragrances are available to buy from Genki Wear at $29.99 each.

(Images from social shopping network Kaboodle.)
Posted By: Dumbfounded | Date: Fri Aug 28, 2009 | Comments (10)
Category: Aliens, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Pop Culture, Television, 1960's, Perfume and Cologne and Other Scents

The Arts: Super Mario

Have you ever wanted to see a collection of Mario fan art that ranged from cartoonish to realist? You can find it at Deviant Art. It even has some interesting Mario cosplay & Mario as a girl art. (This website has a very lenghty and detailed copyright notice, so I didn't feel safe posting any examples here.)
Posted By: fyshstyxx | Date: Sun Jun 07, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Art, Pop Art, Costumes and Masks, Pop Culture, Videogames

Fun With Peeps

In keeping with all of the food posts recently, I provide images that might scar you for life. (Be warned! The music from the official Peeps website will slowly drive you insane.) Peeps, the traditional marshmellow Easter candy, isn't just for eating anymore. The Chicago Tribune holds a contest every year for the most creative use of Peeps. Some of these entries are cute, others are a bit weird (some of the non-winning entries go beyond weird into pure freakishness), but all of them say "I have way too much free time." See the ten winning entries, or see all of the 246 entries.
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Thu May 14, 2009 | Comments (10)
Category: Art, Food, Pop Culture, Eating
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