Pop My Culture



Mary Lynn Rajskub interviewed on Pop My Culture podcast
Mary Lynn Rajskub (“24,” “Mr. Show”) joins Cole and Vanessa to talk Dirty Work, Battleship, Breaking Bad, The Miami Cannibal, Mark Zuckerberg’s sudden marriage, computer jargon, Zac Efron, Michigan, Dicki, life as Chloe, hack attack, Selling LA, the GI Joe 2 delay, and harmonizing over Green Day.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first painting or art project you can remember receiving some sort of accommodation for) on our website for a chance to win a Mr. Show Seasons 1 and 2 DVD signed by Mary Lynn!

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Mary Lynn Rajskub and hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland
Mary Lynn Rajskub signed Mr. Show DVD


  • Comment by corinne — June 1, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    I think the only good thing I can ever remember being said about any of my art was my mom decided a picture I did in a pastels class some summer off from college was worth framing. It was the rose from the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty record, which I have never gotten around to listening to.

  • Comment by timorousme — June 2, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    “Bath salts” is just a label used by suppliers and distributors of drugs not controlled by the government to pretend their products are “not for human consumption,” making them theoretically legal. The “Miami Zombie” probably ingested a drug cocktail containing substances like MDPV or mephedrone.

  • Comment by Ed L — June 2, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    My first accommodated art project was an orange fish of glue-encrusted string I made in first grade. It was entered in one of the junior art contests at the local fair, and I think it was judged using Danish rules – as long as your piece fell within a certain range of points, you could get a 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize ranking (or honorable mention), no matter how many other entries were awarded the same ranking. Imagine my surprise – and then crestfallen disappointment – when I got 3rd prize – with a whole mess of other folks.

  • Comment by Russ Never Sleeps — June 2, 2012 @ 11:20 pm

    When I was in Grade 4, I painted a series of watercolours representing my province — grain elevator, wheat fields, oil pumpjack — that were selected for the annual Klondike Days School Art Show. I was pretty stoked when I found out that my paintings were going to be laminated!

    Enjoyed the episode a lot. Mary Lynn Rajskub always brings a unique comic voice to the podcast table.

  • Comment by Larry Carney — June 4, 2012 @ 7:38 am

    For a third grade art project I cut up my Famous Monsters Speak album cover and made a collage featuring Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, the Mummy, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the Wolf Man, all bordered with drops of red crayon blood against a background of black construction paper (thank you, Sir Graves Ghastly for the inspiration). The art teacher took it to an art show held by the school system and returned it a couple of weeks later with a gold star.

  • Comment by ComedyRun — June 4, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    I was on the “do math and science!” track, so I was a latecomer to art. However, my high school AP art history teacher saw something in me and asked me to take independent art as a senior, which was studio time usually reserved for the “art kids.” Thanks to her I went to college for Art History and now work in the arts.

    I had an unhealthy infatuation with Andy Warhol, so she let me uncover the schools abused and dusty screen-printing materials. She also spent school money to buy some new supplies for just me. I made 3 pictures each of Ronald Reagan and both Bush’s and mounted them tic-tac-toe style on like a 6X4 ft board. I used a bunch of sloppy, scary looking color palettes (and Reagan came out looking like the Toxic Avenger). I remember thinking I was making some big deep statement about how they were an “evil legacy.” Regardless of my not very deep (or original) politics as a 17-18 year old, the teacher gave me her top award at the end of the year, much to the chagrin of the kids who had been working hard on their art for years. (To be fair, I think the “top award” was only something like $20, a certificate, and good placement at the school art show.)

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