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Worst of 2011 - Pop My Culture Podcast Part 2

Part two finds returning guests Tony Hale (“Arrested Development”), Rob Paulsen (“Animaniacs”), Meredith Salenger (“The Journey of Natty Gann”), Paul F. Tompkins (The Pod F. Tompkast) and James Urbaniak (“The Venture Brothers”) locked with Cole and Vanessa in conversation about all the horrible things 2011 threw at us–with each of them sharing their personal Worst 5 lists, as well as offering up a New Year’s Resolution and their “theme song” for 2011.

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  • Comment by Rob S. — January 18, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    That End of the world guy had a stroke sometime between May and October. I assume most gym teachers/ school coaches are pedophiles. The cultural phenomenon of reality television makes me wish I’d killed myself in high school.

  • Comment by Shawn "Father Wizard" Colton — January 18, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

    My Five Worst:

    1. Though I did lose most of my itunes when my PC crashed, I think having cancer kind of sucked more.

    2. The zillions of movies and television shows featuring domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual violence as plot points or in a few cases, the basis for the entire show.

    3. Hate making a big comeback.

    4. DC’s reboot, which I believe is the houndred and fifth reboot since 1985.

    5. The death of Randy Savage.

  • Comment by corinne — January 19, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    1) My house getting robbed two days before Thanksgiving.
    2) The Daily Mail phone hacking scandal.
    3) Friends’ parents joining facebook and turning out to be crazy racist Republicans.
    5) Earthquakes.

  • Comment by Mattamatics — January 20, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    1a) Rick Perry
    1b) Mitt Romney
    1c) Rick Santorum
    1d) Michelle Bachman
    2) A tie between Toddlers in Tiaras, Dance Moms, and all the other quality “reality” television we are bombarded with on a daily basis.

  • Comment by NL — January 27, 2012 @ 2:07 am

    Great episode! What an awesome collection of guests.

    My worst of 2011:

    1. REM’s break up. I mean, it’s not a surprise or anything, but they were such an iconic group, and such an important part of my young adulthood. It’s weird to think they aren’t around.

    2. Amy Winehouse’s death. I’ve not listened to her music, but her death was a tragedy. What was worse was the rhetoric surrounding it, as if she deserved her illness and death in some way.

    3. Speaking of rhetoric, Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting. The man who shot her is clearly very ill, but the shooting exposed some very ugly parts of American political rhetoric, which, unfortunately, is still going strong.

    4. Charlie Sheen. Another ill person who clearly needs help and instead is held up as entertainment.

    5. Most reality shows. I admit, I do like some, such as the various cooking shows and “So You Think You Can Dance.” I enjoy shows that celebrate talent and hard work. Ones that exploit people — like Toddlers and Tiaras, Real Housewives, Hoarders, etc, are pretty gross.

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