Comments for Pop My Culture http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com a Podcast Sensation(ish) hosted by Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:08:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.5 Comment on PMC 166: Ed Crasnick by Karolina http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-166-ed-crasnick/comment-page-1/#comment-24099 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:08:45 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4636#comment-24099 The only time in my life I have been into a talk show was when I was in grade 7. For some reason I got SUPER into American Idol (I watched that season and then never watched again, go figure) and once they got to the top 12 or so, Ellen would start having those voted off during the results show on the next day’s episode of Ellen. So I watched The Ellen Show and bemoaned the loss of all my favourite contestants.

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Comment on PMC 165: Michael Ironside by Gordon Guano http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-165-michael-ironside/comment-page-1/#comment-24065 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:15:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4629#comment-24065 I used to have a four issue comic book adaptation of Disney’s Black Hole movie as a wee lad. Maximillian the evil robot just exuded menace. Good times.

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Comment on Pop My Culture Theme Song by click http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2010/1100/comment-page-1/#comment-23945 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 21:00:24 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=1100#comment-23945 click

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Comment on PMC 164: Mindy Cohn by Collin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-164-mindy-cohn/comment-page-1/#comment-23929 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:32:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4619#comment-23929 I’ll show my age now… When I was 5, my whole family went to see the movie “The Wiz”. I remember we all really enjoyed it, but there’s that scene near the end when the Wicked Witch is killed and then all her minions strip off their costumes and it’s suddenly 50 dancers in just their underwear. This was very startling to my highly conservative, lily-white Southern family! We laugh about it now, but it threw me for a loop as a kid. It’s still one of my favorite movies!

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Comment on PMC 164: Mindy Cohn by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-164-mindy-cohn/comment-page-1/#comment-23925 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:58:34 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4619#comment-23925 And I’m wrong…it was Michael Caine rather than Burton as the husband. Memory tricks…it certainly would seem Right for it to be Burton.

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Comment on PMC 164: Mindy Cohn by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-164-mindy-cohn/comment-page-1/#comment-23924 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:55:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4619#comment-23924 Ah…I do remember an earlier incident than the WALKABOUT (unedited, essentially, on the San Francisco “superstation”)…a more expurgated version of the Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton potboiler X, Y, AND ZEE was playing on network tv sometime about when I was ten or so, and my most easily flustered uncle was in the room with parents and me…it ends with Taylor’s character having seduced Burton’s character’s mistress, played by Susannah York, who for some reason very unclear as it was presented was lying, traumatized, almost comatose, in the trysting bed, while a smug Taylor smirks at a crestfallen Burton (every York role was born to lose in those days). “What was that supposed to mean?” I asked the room, to an utter and complete silence.

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Comment on PMC 164: Mindy Cohn by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-164-mindy-cohn/comment-page-1/#comment-23923 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:45:07 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4619#comment-23923 My folks took me as a 9yo (and my soundly sleeping 2yo brother) to DEATH RACE 2000 in a drive-in in 1975, and while I appreciated some of the humor (ultraviolent and ultraviolet as it was), I was perturbed by the actual anger inherent in the satire in that film; some of what they found over-the-top funny/grotesque was for me somewhat scarier, and I was slightly shaken by their reaction. As we were driving away, I asked them if they thought we’d ever have a president as bad as that in the film; they laughingly replied that the recently resigned president was an example of just that. That put me in a bit of a funk…I felt they were being flippant (though I wouldn’t've known to use that word at the time), and was a bit embarrassed for them and by them for not taking the matter seriously. Little did I realize how utterly honest they were being, till some years later…though we’ve managed to have several even worse presidents since…

The first time sexuality came up much in a film we all were watching, as far as I remember, was in a telecast of WALKABOUT in 1979…we’d just moved to Hawaii, and were all stuffed into a one-bedroom apartment while my parents were looking for a house in a very expensive market, me certainly well along into puberty. And only one television. I remember going off to the bedroom or balcony to listen to the SEARS RADIO THEATER and CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER (five nights a week, 8-10pm for the two) on the Honolulu CBS Radio station, or down to the lobby of the complex to read, in part to get some distance and/or quiet…my folks watched a lot of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE repeats that summer. I imagine something about that title, at least, resonated.

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Comment on PMC 164: Mindy Cohn by Ryan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-164-mindy-cohn/comment-page-1/#comment-23917 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 02:06:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4619#comment-23917 My first movie I was embarrassed about seeing with my parents was one of the Friday the 13th’s because boobs.

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Comment on PMC 164: Mindy Cohn by Liz http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-164-mindy-cohn/comment-page-1/#comment-23915 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 22:02:45 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4619#comment-23915 My first movie I was embarrassed to see with my parents was Juno. I was a teenager when it came out and went to see it with my parents on New Years Eve (party hard, I know). At the opening scene, the sex scene on the chair, all I could do was stare straight ahead to avoid eye contact with either of my parents and hope it would be over fast. My dad and I never discussed the movie afterward. I mean, I don’t know what he was thinking was going to happen with a movie about a teenager getting pregnant.

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Comment on PMC 164: Mindy Cohn by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-164-mindy-cohn/comment-page-1/#comment-23913 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:19:25 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4619#comment-23913 I saw American Pie in the theater with my dad, which was…terrible. But apparently he didn’t find it as awkward as I did, and in fact part of it reminded him of something, because on the way home we stopped at the video store and he rented The Graduate for me, before going out with my mom for the night.

Also… I’ve been dating someone from Tinder for the last month+. There are people on there looking for relationships, you just gotta make it sorta clear in your profile, and then do a lot of weeding through.

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Comment on PMC 164: Mindy Cohn by Scott http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-164-mindy-cohn/comment-page-1/#comment-23912 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:29:32 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4619#comment-23912 Well, It would have to be a Hong Kong action film called GEN-X COPS (’99). My friend and I had rented it (he worked at a Blockbuster and it was not on the shelf yet so we gave it a watch) and started watching it before my parents got home (It’s a great movie BTW, late 90′s action kung-fu spectacular).

It doesn’t feature graphic sex or anything, but the script has so much cursing in it…and not just words here or there, but when the triad gangsters mouth off to each other or the cops it’s in long, disgusting strings of swearing linked together wishing the most graphic details upon each others mothers ect.

My mother and father came home about half way through, and my mom sat at the dining room table where she could see the TV and hear it…and a scene with about 15 minutes worth of the above mentioned swearing and gangster posturing. I looked over at my mother who goggled at me, and then turned to see my father turning purple and shouting at me to turn it off, and how dare I subject my mother to such horrible language.

The funny thing is that when it was just my buddy and I watching, we had no issues with the swearing level (even found it funny)…but as soon as my brain clicked that my mom was watching it, I was DEEPLY embarrassed.

Fun side note for Cole’s movie knowledge brain: Jackie Chan (who was a producer on it) appears very briefly as a lowly fisherman.

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Comment on PMC 164: Mindy Cohn by Sherman http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-164-mindy-cohn/comment-page-1/#comment-23909 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:38:12 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4619#comment-23909 Oh boy, the first movie I was truly embarrassed to see with my parents was “Freddy Got Fingered”. We actually went to the theater as a FAMILY to see this garbage (something we never did). I didn’t know who Tom Green was but was interested, and Mom thought the “Daddy, would you like some sausage?” song in the commercial was funny. WHAT A NIGHTMARE!! People were walking out about 20 minutes in, but we actually stuck it out until the end. I was horrified on every level. After the movie, we all silently left and drove home. My father was in denial of the whole experience, saying certain scenes were “kinda humorous”, trying to make the best of the experience. It was miserable night that I’ll never forget.

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Comment on PMC 158: Jay Chandrasekhar by Leia http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-158-jay-chandrasekhar/comment-page-1/#comment-23862 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 17:35:45 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4555#comment-23862 First cruise was to Mexico. The 1st day we were stuck in our room because we were sick from the movement of the ship. One of the days we took an excursion to the Mayan Ruins but it was pouring rain when we got off the boat so we were absolutely soaked walking around the ruins. Besides that it was great. Lol. Been on a few more cruises since.

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Comment on PMC 162: Patrick Fischler by Leia http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-162-patrick-fischler/comment-page-1/#comment-23861 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 17:21:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4593#comment-23861 First thing I binge watched was Deadwood. Fantastic show that ended far too soon & without a proper ending. Actually, I’ve watched it twice & it’s always fun to watch the YouTube videos of all the profanity that was used in the show. And a ton of the actors from Deadwood turned up on Sons of Anarchy at different points.

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Comment on PMC 163: Pamela Adlon by Sara http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-163-pamela-adlon/comment-page-1/#comment-23851 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:12:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4608#comment-23851 Funny you guys mentioned vinyls/records, because the first thing I gave a crush was an Edison cylinder when I was 14. Scoured antique shops to find something “romantic.” Have no idea what was actually recorded on it, but I thought it fit.

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Comment on PMC 162: Patrick Fischler by Chris http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-162-patrick-fischler/comment-page-1/#comment-23832 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:10:40 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4593#comment-23832 First thing I binge watched was Made Men Season 1 when it first hit DVD – I was a season behind and needed to catch up. Fast.

Latest thing was Boardwalk Empire. 5 seasons in 5 weeks.

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Comment on PMC 163: Pamela Adlon by Vanessa http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-163-pamela-adlon/comment-page-1/#comment-23824 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:12:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4608#comment-23824 I remember very vividly when I was 15. My first boyfriend gave me a plastic rose, it was a little dusty but I liked it. No one had ever done anything like that for me. Loved it.

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Comment on PMC 163: Pamela Adlon by Jenny http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-163-pamela-adlon/comment-page-1/#comment-23818 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:00:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4608#comment-23818 My 4th grade crush gave me a stuffed Spuds Mackenzie doll. I had no idea what it was and when I found out, I really didn’t find it very romantic. A week later his best friend gave me a bouquet of roses, so I picked him ;)

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Comment on PMC 162: Patrick Fischler by Ryan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-162-patrick-fischler/comment-page-1/#comment-23817 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:44:32 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4593#comment-23817 The first thing I really binged watched was Gilmore Girls. It wasn’t by choice, though. Over Christmas break, my college girlfriend (and now wife) loaned my mom her Gilmore Girl’s DVDs and so it was on at our house non stop over those few weeks. With little other options, I ended up watching several seasons over a matter two weeks.

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Comment on PMC 160: Michael Showalter by Erinbeth http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-160-michael-showalter/comment-page-1/#comment-23816 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:44:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4575#comment-23816 I am echoing Collin’s question…
Does anyone know the name of the book that Michael was talking about? I have been searching and I can not fins any reference to anything close.

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Comment on PMC 163: Pamela Adlon by Scott B. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-163-pamela-adlon/comment-page-1/#comment-23807 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:46:53 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4608#comment-23807 When I first met my wife 6 years ago, I was in the process of making her a “mixtape” and made a comment about how I had something I was making for her. She joked and said I hope it’s a macaroni necklace… I scrapped the mixtape idea and immediately ran out and bought macaroni, metallic paint and a silver chain and built the most “elegant” looking macaroni necklace you have ever seen! She thought it was the cutest thing in the universe. Actually, the first night we met, she broke the door handle off my Honda Civic – for Christmas this year, I ordered that exact door handle from ebay motors and am using it to build a custom drawer for her. I know, I’m uber cheesy! : )

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Comment on PMC 163: Pamela Adlon by Mike M http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-163-pamela-adlon/comment-page-1/#comment-23801 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:34:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4608#comment-23801 It was not my first crush, but the most memorable thing I gave to one in particular was the generic “from the heart” letter explaining my feelings and such. The response I got back was simply grammer and spelling corrections for the letter.

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Comment on PMC 163: Pamela Adlon by Toya http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-163-pamela-adlon/comment-page-1/#comment-23800 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:26:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4608#comment-23800 I was a totally uncomfortable with myself, art geek. So I gave a drawing that I drew up during one of my classes. First thing that i ever received was a mixed CD.

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Comment on PMC 163: Pamela Adlon by Drew F http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-163-pamela-adlon/comment-page-1/#comment-23789 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:37:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4608#comment-23789 I gave my first crush my Japanese Charizard Pokémon card!

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Comment on PMC 163: Pamela Adlon by Todd R. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-163-pamela-adlon/comment-page-1/#comment-23786 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:58:28 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4608#comment-23786 The first gift I remember giving to a crush was a mix CD, back in middle school. I put all the songs that reminded me of her and what I hoped our relationship could be. Then I realized that might be a bit too much, so I tried add relatively neutral songs so my message wouldn’t come across so strong.

Unfortunately, one of my random “neutral” songs was the Rubber Ducky Song from Sesame Street. I don’t know if you’ve ever listened to that song in the context of someone wanting to start a relationship, but it’s all kinds of wrong. Not only did I not get the girl, but a number of my friends made fun of me for it for years to come.

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Comment on PMC 163: Pamela Adlon by Paige Howard http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-163-pamela-adlon/comment-page-1/#comment-23785 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:09:54 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4608#comment-23785 The first gift I received from an admirer was a brooch that looked lifted from Delta Burke, but he had actually swiped from his mom. It was gold with a plastic, pink spinel in the center. I still have it.

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Comment on PMC 163: Pamela Adlon by Stephen Parker http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-163-pamela-adlon/comment-page-1/#comment-23783 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:00:41 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4608#comment-23783 A tiny stuffed teddy bear I got from my piano teacher’s prize bin.

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Comment on Pop My Culture Theme Song by hampshire laptop disposal http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2010/1100/comment-page-1/#comment-23730 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:31:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=1100#comment-23730 hampshire laptop disposal

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Comment on Pop My Culture Theme Song by dunhua2015.com http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2010/1100/comment-page-1/#comment-23680 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:56:56 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=1100#comment-23680 dunhua2015.com

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Comment on PMC 162: Patrick Fischler by Aurora W. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-162-patrick-fischler/comment-page-1/#comment-23661 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:32:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4593#comment-23661 I remember last year that I binged-watch The old 90′s Nike at nite show Are You Afraid Of The Dark,” which I think it was 7 season and all of the shows were on YouTube. I remember I never got to see all 7 seasons because I lost interest as I grew up. So it took me 2 or 3 days to watch all the shows from 8am to 11pm.

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Comment on PMC 162: Patrick Fischler by Josh P. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-162-patrick-fischler/comment-page-1/#comment-23651 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:11:57 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4593#comment-23651 The first thing I remember truly binge watching is Lost Seasons 1-4. I took a break from being unemployed and just watched them beginning to end until I was caught up, taking breaks only for sleep.

And *thank* you, Cole, for what you said about Pan’s Labyrinth! I had the *exact* reaction! I expected a fantasy movie and was taken aback by over half of it being a war drama.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by gappoogle.com http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-23623 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:48:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-23623 gappoogle.com

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by pictures.yt http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-23587 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:44:12 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-23587 pictures.yt

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Comment on PMC 162: Patrick Fischler by Brett D. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-162-patrick-fischler/comment-page-1/#comment-23584 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:53:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4593#comment-23584 The first thing I remember binge watching is the DragonBall collection. DragonBall (153 episodes), DragonBall Z (291 episodes), and DragonBall GT (64 episodes). I managed to get it done in less than a month!

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD Finale Results 8/11/11 by brown pinstripe suiting fabric http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2011/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-finale-results-81111/comment-page-1/#comment-23582 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:46:53 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=2401#comment-23582 brown pinstripe suiting fabric

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Comment on Cole & Vanessa take on Comic-Con 2012! by Going In this article http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/cole-vanessa-take-on-comic-con-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-23569 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:58:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3243#comment-23569 Going In this article

Cole & Vanessa take on Comic-Con 2012! – Pop My Culture

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Comment on PMC 161: Legends of Voice Acting with Dee Bradley Baker, Richard Horvitz, Maurice LaMarche, Laraine Newman and Janet Varney (Live from LA Podfest) by Nick http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-161-legends-of-voice-acting-with-dee-bradley-baker-richard-horvitz-maurice-lamarche-laraine-newman-and-janet-varney-live-from-la-podfest/comment-page-1/#comment-23547 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:27:16 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4586#comment-23547 Hello! Love the show! You two play off each other so well, and you keep me thoroughly entertained on long drives or when I work overnight. I found your show while randomly scrolling through the chanels on the Nerdist network, and just immediately fell in love when I saw all the people you had on past episodes. While having loved all the episodes I’ve heard so far, I especially enjoyed the ones featuring Patton Oswalt, “Weird” Al, and Danny Tamberelli, which hit an especial nostalgic twinge in my heart, as I loved Pete & Pete to death as a kid, even though I realize now watching it there was a lot of depth I didn’t catch as a kid, where I was just enjoying the fun weirdness of the show, which I think is a better review than I could ever truly write of that show. Also, how can you not love any show that has Iggy Pop and Steve Buscemi as straight-laced suburban dads, Luscious Jackson playing the prom, Syd Straw and Gordon Gano as teachers, and Michael Stipe in a cartoon ice cream head, in addition to the best line for explaining platonic friendship between guys and women (“She’s a girl, she’s my friend, but she’s not my girlfriend.”)

I digress.

The first time I ever performed publicly was in a school play when I was in kindergarten- one of those deals where all the kids get a line and you dress up like what you wanted to be what when you grew up. Being the classy, reach for the brass ring type of kid I was, I decided I was going to be the guy working in a cherry picker who worked on power lines.
Anyway, I don’t remember what it was- probably something like The Simpsons or Doug- but not too long after I found out we were doing a play, I saw a show wherein all the kids did a play, but one kid forgot his line. Petrified at the thought of that, I forced myself to repeat my line over and over, as though I was a self inflicting Gunnery Sargent Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, repeating the one stupid line until it was lined in that reptilian part of your brain that controls basic muscle memory functions.
(For the record, the line was “I’m Nick, and I’ll bringing you the power/but I’ll be quick, ‘cos I charge by the hour.” Pure poetry, I know.)
Anyway, night of the show comes and I get to my part and say my line without any trouble- although, being 5, I ended up staring at the floor while I delivered the line. Next to me was my best friend in the class, a girl named Chelsea, who actually got hit with stage fright, forgetting her line and immediately started crying.
I feel like such an ass thinking about this now, but all I remember thinking at the time was: “Woo! Glad that’s not me,” or whatever five year old me would have said.

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Comment on Cole’s Top 25 Flicks of 2012! by straight from the source http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/coles-top-25-flicks-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-23491 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:17:49 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3816#comment-23491 straight from the source

Cole’s Top 25 Flicks of 2012! – Pop My Culture

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Comment on PMC 160: Michael Showalter by April http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-160-michael-showalter/comment-page-1/#comment-23490 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:42:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4575#comment-23490 You probably already picked a winner, but I had to try anyway because Wet Hot American Summer is one of my all time favorite movies:)

I never went to a proper summer camp like the one in Wet Hot American Summer. But I did have to go to a religious Catholic overnight camp in the Colorado mountains when I was a freshman in high school as part of the confirmation process. We were required to split into small groups and prepare some sort of skit/song/act for the whole camp. I am not a fan of public speaking in any form and I was terrified at the thought of being made to do this.
The night before this was supposed to happen we had a big spaghetti dinner and that night I lay in bed with a terrible stomach ache. It hurt so bad I went to the communal restrooms and proceeded to stick my head in the toilet and waited for my body to do it’s thing. The vomit never came. I should mention that I normally have a very strong stomach and have probably only puked a handful of times in my life so I didn’t recognize the signs for when it was about to happen. After waiting for what felt like forever I decided to head back into my room full of about 8 other campers all sleeping in bunk beds and climbed back into my bunk. Literally minutes later I felt an intense mouthwatering sensation and I knew something wasn’t right. I was halfway down my bunk ladder when I just vomited the spaghetti dinner all over the room. All of the other campers had to be evacuated from the room and they put me in a quarantine room with a handful of other sick campers.
The bright side of this story is that I never ended up having to perform the routine with my group in front of all of the other campers. If it weren’t for the other kids who got sick too I would swear my body made it happen to get out of the performance!

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Vickie http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-23383 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 20:48:40 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-23383 Vickie

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Comment on Pop My Culture Theme Song by More Help http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2010/1100/comment-page-1/#comment-23370 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 07:55:35 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=1100#comment-23370 More Help

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Comment on PMC 161: Legends of Voice Acting with Dee Bradley Baker, Richard Horvitz, Maurice LaMarche, Laraine Newman and Janet Varney (Live from LA Podfest) by Scott http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-161-legends-of-voice-acting-with-dee-bradley-baker-richard-horvitz-maurice-lamarche-laraine-newman-and-janet-varney-live-from-la-podfest/comment-page-1/#comment-23333 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:19:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4586#comment-23333 Having listened to the show before and knowing Janet Varney is friends with Cole…I NEVER connected that she was Korra! That is SO awesome. She’s absolutely brilliant as that character, and Book 4 is already amazing. Go Janet, you are the best!

I love the voice actor episodes, especially Podfest ones like this as you get such a rich variety of talent vibing off one another.

Re: Firsts: We used to go over to family friends houses and the kids would always collectively spend hours crafting elaborate variety shows in which we all did something or other. My friend David and I would almost always do something like reenact scenes from BACK TO THE FUTURE or TOP GUN (our favourite movies) and call that talent. Still, our parents applauded…mostly because they had to.

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Comment on Pop My Culture Theme Song by Recommended Reading http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2010/1100/comment-page-1/#comment-23325 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:17:46 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=1100#comment-23325 Recommended Reading

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Comment on PMC 160: Michael Showalter by CHOPPER http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-160-michael-showalter/comment-page-1/#comment-23309 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:28:44 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4575#comment-23309 Despite being part of Vanessa’s camp experience in Camp Tall Timbers and having an incredibly memorable summer there, my first camp experience is also my one-and-only “shart” story. Sorry in advance.

It was at music (band) camp in the seventh grade. As you can imagine, a week of camp food can do a number on one’s digestive system. During afternoon band rehearsal, what seemed like ordinary gas turned into something much more. I knew something was up, but decided to ignore it to save face. Only when the cute trombone player behind me asked the room, “who shit their pants?” did I excuse myself to go to the bathroom. (In hindsight, ignoring it did not end up saving face.)

Once in the bathroom, I decided it was best to just flush the tighty-whities, get in the shower, and put this whole incident behind me. Later that day, my counselor told me that he plunged the clogged toilet and found my underwear in there. He could tell they were mine because my name was written on the elastic. He was a good guy about it and kept it between the two of us, and I am eternally grateful not to have received a nickname based on that event.

I don’t care if you guys picked a winner or not already – I just had a very vivid memory of this and felt compelled to share.

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Comment on PMC 161: Legends of Voice Acting with Dee Bradley Baker, Richard Horvitz, Maurice LaMarche, Laraine Newman and Janet Varney (Live from LA Podfest) by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-161-legends-of-voice-acting-with-dee-bradley-baker-richard-horvitz-maurice-lamarche-laraine-newman-and-janet-varney-live-from-la-podfest/comment-page-1/#comment-23304 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:05:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4586#comment-23304 My brother and I did a play of the Princess and the Pea for our parents, with a bunch of towels folded up in a laundry basket for the bed. Huge hit.

Um and I loved Fantasia? Still do…

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Comment on PMC 161: Legends of Voice Acting with Dee Bradley Baker, Richard Horvitz, Maurice LaMarche, Laraine Newman and Janet Varney (Live from LA Podfest) by Jonah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-161-legends-of-voice-acting-with-dee-bradley-baker-richard-horvitz-maurice-lamarche-laraine-newman-and-janet-varney-live-from-la-podfest/comment-page-1/#comment-23292 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:25:09 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4586#comment-23292 When I was about 5ish, I would do song and ance with an umbrella for a cane and some sort of top hat substitute. These were only for family (I hope), but I was so hammy back then it could have been for anyone. I didn’t realize that side of me again until high schoolish, though that was less vaudeville and more improv/plays.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by wiki.xpgaming.fr http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-23244 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:38:34 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-23244 wiki.xpgaming.fr

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Comment on PMC 160: Michael Showalter by Collin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-160-michael-showalter/comment-page-1/#comment-23237 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:57:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4575#comment-23237 Has anyone figured out the actual title of the “Footnote” book Michael was discussing? It’s not exactly the easiest word to use to narrow down a book search…

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by shoes http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-23205 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 08:38:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-23205 shoes

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Comment on Cole & Vanessa take on Comic-Con 2012! by Get More Information http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/cole-vanessa-take-on-comic-con-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-23204 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:17:40 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3243#comment-23204 Get More Information

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Verghese http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-23184 Sun, 05 Oct 2014 12:40:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-23184 Verghese

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Comment on PMC 160: Michael Showalter by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-160-michael-showalter/comment-page-1/#comment-23162 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:23:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4575#comment-23162 Ha. And suddenly, at least in my session, that answer post appears–almost like knocking a quarter Into the slot in a vending machine by dropping another on top of it…

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Comment on PMC 160: Michael Showalter by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-160-michael-showalter/comment-page-1/#comment-23161 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:21:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4575#comment-23161 My vanished (never-posted/computer-eaten?) contribution in response to this question demonstrated my sieve-like memory, in plumping for Vanessa to go be a guest on THE JV CLUB…which she was, and I know I heard it, even if I’m incapable of retaining that fact at times:

http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/the-jv-club-40-vanessa-ragland/

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Comment on PMC 160: Michael Showalter by Patrick Favo http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-160-michael-showalter/comment-page-1/#comment-23148 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:36:39 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4575#comment-23148 After my freshman year of college, my buddies and I roadtripped to the Boundary Waters up in Northern Minnesota. I spent the whole trip reading Fitzgerald and A Farewell to Arms, to try to really tap into the wilderness of the location.

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Comment on PMC 160: Michael Showalter by Jason Z http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-160-michael-showalter/comment-page-1/#comment-23137 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:22:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4575#comment-23137 I went to Camp Cara near Westcliff, Colorado. My friend Dan had this cassette tape of novelty music from the 1960′s called “Fun Rock” that he played for me on his Sony Walkmen. The first song he played for me was Allen Sherman’s Ode to Summer Camp “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah.” It was such a meta moment, that I am pretty sure at exact moment the term “Meta” was invented.

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Comment on PMC 160: Michael Showalter by Howard http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-160-michael-showalter/comment-page-1/#comment-23136 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:00:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4575#comment-23136 My first camp experience was watching WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER or STELLA it was defiantly one of those. Thank You.

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Comment on PMC 160: Michael Showalter by Ryan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-160-michael-showalter/comment-page-1/#comment-23135 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:53:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4575#comment-23135 My first camp experience was wrestling camp for two weeks between 7th and 8th grade. Before that, I was fairly convinced that traditional camps were not real. I always saw them on TV and movies, but didn’t know anyone that went to a camp like that and thought for sure that they were something that was made up. To this day, I’ve never met anyone that actually went to a camp like that, so I still can’t be completely certain…

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Comment on PMC 160: Michael Showalter by tomas http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-160-michael-showalter/comment-page-1/#comment-23134 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:46:50 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4575#comment-23134 my first memory from a camp is a dodge-ball like game called medic. basically just dodge-ball but one person is chosen to be the “medic” who can tag people back into the game.i was chosen for this position for no other reason than the fact that everyone liked my Zubaz pants. A strange baggy tiger striped kinda sweatpants things that were popular in the early nineties http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zubaz . that are just terrible but were so dope when i was little. i got hit by a ball before anyone else the first one out. losing the game for my team and everyone hated me for the rest of the day. it was kinda lame but at least i had those sweet pants!

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Comment on PMC 160: Michael Showalter by Daniel http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-160-michael-showalter/comment-page-1/#comment-23129 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:36:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4575#comment-23129 I had done some day camps and even stayed with my parents in a tent at KOA’s during long car trips, but none of that prepared me for my first proper boy scout camping trip, away from home for 5 whole days with no parents and few familiar faces. It was generally a humiliating experience, failing or floundering in every daily activity, be it sawing, shooting, tying knots, etc. Fierce homesickness set in and I cried every night in my shared tent, with a bunkmate who thankfully empathized and did not mock me for being so scared. One night, too scared to go into the dark outhouse shack, I pooped right next to the entrance, which by the next morning had yielded a swarm of flies and the curious attention of the other boys, all rallying against how stupid and disgusting someone would be to do such a thing, and I joined in, damning this unknown pooper for their faux-pas. The week ended with more humiliation, as the climax of our camp experience was a 5 mile night hike to a spot suitable for sleeping under the stars. We were lead out in a long line with our bags strapped to our backs, and my mental and physical exhaustion was palpable. I started panicking about this daunting task, and decided to play up my very real fatigue by letting my body’s weight pull me ever lower until I collapsed. After a quick visit with our camp medic, I slept in my tent alone while all the other boys completed the hike. I lied to everyone about how dire my condition was the next day and that it just couldn’t be helped, thankful that the counselors did not call my bluff and force me to carry on. I left camp the next day under a cloud of failure that followed me throughout my trials of adolescence. I have never reflected fully on these events til now, thanks for the opportunity!

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Comment on PMC 160: Michael Showalter by Dana http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-160-michael-showalter/comment-page-1/#comment-23120 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:59:41 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4575#comment-23120 At nine, I went to a Jewish sleep-away camp for two weeks (which, at nine, is an eternity.) My only really vivid memory of it (there are a few fuzzier ones) was getting up at the camp talent show and somehow managing to play piano and sing Shania Twain’s then-hit “You’re Still The One” in front of 200 campers and counselors, and receiving a shockingly positive response. I also recall that someone put a temporary tattoo of a rose on my shoulder, and I felt like a total badass. I don’t think I’ve ever listened to that song since.

P.S. Anyone who gives Vanessa any shit is, in my opinion, THE WORST.

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Comment on PMC 160: Michael Showalter by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-160-michael-showalter/comment-page-1/#comment-23115 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:28:12 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4575#comment-23115 A day camp in the Boston suburbs (as I resided as a 6yo in the utterly corrupt West Peabody, with no Shermans to assist nor raze to the ground), which was notable for a large muddy pond where I learned to swim after a fashion (less mucky bodies of water were more inviting later on), and where I proved to be the best of my cohort at throwing darts (not enough bar time in the last several decades to keep that up), and where we all enjoyed delicious cans of Sweet’N'Low brand saccharine-laced sodas (I doubt we’ll be able to sue even if the class action can be cobbled together…rather doubt it’s still there).

Third breast claimant has already been reasonably challenged by Snopes, at very least…http://www.snopes.com/photos/bodymods/jasminetridevil.asp

Glad you have Showalter on, have enjoyed everything I see from him and the good and great people who consistently work with him. Looking forward to The Woman visiting THE JV CLUB sometime, if I might suggest such a thing…

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Comment on Cole’s Top 25 Flicks of 2012! by demimbo.com http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/coles-top-25-flicks-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-22976 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:52:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3816#comment-22976 demimbo.com

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by startaidea.info http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-22955 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:21:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-22955 startaidea.info

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Comment on PMC 159: Cary Elwes by Jonah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-159-cary-elwes/comment-page-1/#comment-22950 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:57:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4564#comment-22950 The oldest one i can remember is technically Princess Bride. I forgot that Cary played a pirate, but he was the coolest in that movie. He was a complex hero that had not be shown in the movies I had seen to that point. I will definitely rewatch it soon.

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Comment on PMC 159: Cary Elwes by Jacob Heyman http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-159-cary-elwes/comment-page-1/#comment-22939 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:13:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4564#comment-22939 I had seen hook several times and really enjoyed it when in I think the 3rd grade we learned about all the pirate things that happened in and around my state(nc) which blew my mind cause in my head pirates were like the ones in hook and Peter Pan haha and I couldn’t believe that such merry men were sailing the same seas I got sunburned at!

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Comment on PMC 159: Cary Elwes by James Cruise http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-159-cary-elwes/comment-page-1/#comment-22932 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:57:16 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4564#comment-22932 The first pirate thing I really remember getting into WAS the Princess Bride. The normal dirty pirate character in most stories never really interested me much, but once I saw The Dread Pirate Roberts I was hooked, and I destroyed at least a couple VHS copies of the movie re-watching the swordfight between Elwes and Patinkin over and over again. Years later when I had a job at a video store I remember Princess Bride coming on our Direct TV display, and I had it so well memorized that I just kept quoting it as I worked. In the middle of my shift I left to go next door and pick up a small pizza for my lunch, when I walked in the front door, I was still quoting in perfect time with the movie. My manager never looked at me the same way again.

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Comment on PMC 159: Cary Elwes by Linda Stagner http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-159-cary-elwes/comment-page-1/#comment-22906 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:11:55 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4564#comment-22906 My first pirate related memory was the original audio book. Disney’s album/storybook Peter Pan. It told the story on complete with wonderful songs like Jock the Croc who swallowed the clock and goes tick tock all the while! I still know all the songs by heart and was so disappointed that they were not in the movie. It really brought Peter Pan and Captain Hook to life for me.

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Comment on PMC 159: Cary Elwes by Colin White http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-159-cary-elwes/comment-page-1/#comment-22903 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:26:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4564#comment-22903 Me first memory o’ pyratea was probably fore ye was born,Twas of an even’n in ’64 when all’s a hell were poppin loose.I were a standin’ portside,just abaft the binnacle when a wynd straight from God’s arsehole caught me from aback and knocked me down flat. From that day,on Flint’s grave,swore I ta never fly SomaliAir again

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Comment on PMC 159: Cary Elwes by KevinCV http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-159-cary-elwes/comment-page-1/#comment-22886 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:51:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4564#comment-22886 Cary Elwes FTFW! Anyway, the first pirate-related thing I got into was the original game in the “Monkey Island” series when I was a kid. The insult swordfighting continues to be my favorite part of the game. I’ve even done a Let’s Play of the remake, so you know I’m a big fan of it! :)

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Comment on PMC 159: Cary Elwes by Tom Steele http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-159-cary-elwes/comment-page-1/#comment-22877 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:25:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4564#comment-22877 I can’t remember my FIRST pirate related thing because my earliest memories are of being pirate obsessed when I was about 4-5. We had just moved back to Tulsa from a year my dad spent in the DC area for training for his job, and I wanted my room done like a ship’s cabin. Probably influenced by the Atlantic Ocean? I had a pirate chest toy box my dad built, and a net above my desk with seashells and sand dollars, my bedspread was a beach. But best of all was a huge poster of a two cartoon pirate ships, filled with pirates fighting each other. There were hundreds of them. One had fallen to the deck and his head had split open and a fried egg had come out of it. It was a very silly poster. I have tried for years to find it on the web, but my memory is too spotty to succeed.

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Comment on PMC 159: Cary Elwes by Jessica http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-159-cary-elwes/comment-page-1/#comment-22876 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:57:01 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4564#comment-22876 Oh my lord. You have no idea how excited I am for this episode. I opened the website on my work computer and gasped when I saw it was Cary Elwes. My boss even asked if I was okay.

My first pirate related obsession was Hook (I got into Princess Bride later in life). I can still quote that movie word for word and love to quote it randomly (where’s my bubbly? give me my bubbly!) and who doesn’t start yelling RUFIO! RUFIO! RUFIO! RU-FI-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO now and then? I also hated myself for not being able to crow well(You can fly, you can fight and you can…[crow])

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Comment on PMC 159: Cary Elwes by Kevin Murin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-159-cary-elwes/comment-page-1/#comment-22875 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:06:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4564#comment-22875 The first pirate related thing I was obsessed with was a Fisher Price pirate ship which still sits in my attic.

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Comment on PMC 159: Cary Elwes by AJ McKeon http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-159-cary-elwes/comment-page-1/#comment-22852 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:38:28 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4564#comment-22852 The first pirate thing I remember being really into was Dustin Hoffman’s Captian Hook from “Hook”. I know, what “BAD FORM!” I was also really into “Hook” in general and remember getting the “Pan” coconut sword after getting my tonsils removed.

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Comment on PMC 159: Cary Elwes by Tim Curtis http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-159-cary-elwes/comment-page-1/#comment-22847 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:50:12 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4564#comment-22847 First pirate related thing I was into was Jean LaFoot on the Cap’n Crunch commercials when I was growing up……

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Reachout Wireless phone http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-22773 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:32:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-22773 Reachout Wireless phone

PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy – Pop My Culture

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Comment on PMC 158: Jay Chandrasekhar by Biff http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-158-jay-chandrasekhar/comment-page-1/#comment-22755 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:56:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4555#comment-22755 Naked pictures deleted from the cloud? Fuck you, I have a time machine!

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Comment on PMC 158: Jay Chandrasekhar by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-158-jay-chandrasekhar/comment-page-1/#comment-22711 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:23:07 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4555#comment-22711 When I was little my dad’s father took us on the Big Red Boat, which gave you a few days on the boat, and a few days at Disney World. Basically the only thing I remember was the midnight buffet, but that’s enough to make it a good trip in my book!

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Comment on Cole’s Top 25 Flicks of 2012! by Just-like.net http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/coles-top-25-flicks-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-22710 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:02:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3816#comment-22710 Just-like.net

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Comment on Pop My Culture Theme Song by pridervresortministries.com http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2010/1100/comment-page-1/#comment-22658 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:37:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=1100#comment-22658 pridervresortministries.com

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Comment on PMC 157: Romy Rosemont and Mary Birdsong by Allen P. Williams http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-157-romy-rosemont-and-mary-birdsong/comment-page-1/#comment-22648 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 23:20:28 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4545#comment-22648 I think the first thing for me was E.T. and/or Flight of the Navigator. I feel like the alien/robot/spaceship/whatever thing from Flight of the Navigator was just constantly doing impressions of Pee-Wee Herman. As far as E.T. goes, I just remember it was a big deal when the younger brother said “penis breath”.

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Comment on Pop My Culture Theme Song by loading… http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2010/1100/comment-page-1/#comment-22636 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:02:34 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=1100#comment-22636 loading…

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Comment on PMC 157: Romy Rosemont and Mary Birdsong by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-157-romy-rosemont-and-mary-birdsong/comment-page-1/#comment-22631 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 01:52:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4545#comment-22631 Or, even, the big moons of the gas-giant planets are Our current best bets for simple life forms in our solar system, in the oceans under the clouds and/or ice of such satellites as Titan and Ganymede.

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Comment on PMC 157: Romy Rosemont and Mary Birdsong by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-157-romy-rosemont-and-mary-birdsong/comment-page-1/#comment-22594 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 23:13:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4545#comment-22594 Definitely, the earliest memory I have of an alien character (rather than one of more purely fantasy/folklore origins) making a Big impression was from the film QUATERMASS AND THE PIT/FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH, which I first saw when I was about five…particularly the climax, as Quatermass and the other survivors are doing their damnedest to beat back the alien menace, which has taken on rather familiar form. This would’ve been about the same time I first saw THE PRISONER, and Rover made a similar impression (if you’d asked about freakish and improbable [and roaring] prison robots…). I’ve been a skeptic since about that point (as well as an enthusiast of science and of sf, fantasy and horror fiction as well as drama), so I never took accounts of aliens actually making landfall too seriously…I am old enough to have lived through the CHARIOTS OF THE GODS? fad (as the guest notes, it’s certainly never died on cable, but was harder to miss along with similar Bermuda Triangle bubblegum in the early ’70s), and I certainly also am willing to believe there is other life in the universe and probably even in our galaxy, but we’ll be lucky (or unlucky perhaps) if there’s even the simplest form of life off Earth in our solar system that we didn’t carry to whichever planet or moon or comet one might be finding it on (the larger moons of Saturn and Jupiter are are current best bets). (Among the responses to…or piggybacks on…van Daniken was at least one fundamentalist Christian response to his claims, where the title, CRASH GO THE CHARIOTS, was the best aspect of his book…though the cinematic exploiters and some of the other coat-tail riders among what might be charitably call these fringes-of-science sorts included such other at least vaguely Christian books/”dcoumentaries” as THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH…and an earlier sensation, Immanuel Velikovsky, mostly had made claims that Biblically-cited events involving the rotation of the Earth were caused by passing comets and the like…it’s a ?proud? tradition.)

Good interview…and sorry for all the jackanapes over at iTunes (never trust an Apple chauvinist!).

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Comment on PMC 157: Romy Rosemont and Mary Birdsong by Scott http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-157-romy-rosemont-and-mary-birdsong/comment-page-1/#comment-22583 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:54:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4545#comment-22583 Hey guys. Love the podcast! Listen all the time.

Just a quick note on something obscure and nerdy. About what Cole said about The Hobbit being a 300pg book adapted into a trilogy of films. I could put it into words, but PJ himself is much more succinct than I could be: http://www.hypable.com/2013/12/11/why-is-hobbit-three-movies-peter-jackson/

The idea that the three-film Hobbit decision was made for only monetary reasons just stood out to me. Although I feel it should be more specific that these films aren’t The Hobbit that sits on ones shelf, but rather The Hobbit + The LOTR Appendices + Character Expansion for depth of worldbuilding…but that’s probably too long a title.

Oh, and while I’m here, don’t stop doing “build-a-movie”. That’s always awesome!

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Comment on PMC 157: Romy Rosemont and Mary Birdsong by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-157-romy-rosemont-and-mary-birdsong/comment-page-1/#comment-22553 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:42:51 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4545#comment-22553 Bad news about the tie…
http://www.wearyourbeer.com/flask-hidden-flask-p-23406.html?gclid=CjwKEAjw1ZWgBRD-n6ew0oan1xwSJABAbf8pWfUi-CVlRs-jVQanjRotkZh_NNIFwA7Wygdyd_IxVRoCXtDw_wcB

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Comment on PMC 156: Sam Richardson by tomas http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-156-sam-richardson/comment-page-1/#comment-22446 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:11:46 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4536#comment-22446 the first action figure i remember getting was the clown that John Leguizamo played in the spawn movie. it was super creepy and gross i loved it. i re watched the movie its pretty rough, but they put out a great line of toys for it.

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Comment on PMC 156: Sam Richardson by Allen P. Williams http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-156-sam-richardson/comment-page-1/#comment-22435 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:28:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4536#comment-22435 Definitely Ghostbusters! I don’t remember which one, specifically, was first but I definitely had all of them.

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Comment on PMC 156: Sam Richardson by Erinbeth http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-156-sam-richardson/comment-page-1/#comment-22433 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:26:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4536#comment-22433 My first action figure was of The British Bulldog the WWF wrestler. I was in Junior High and I’m sure there was a boy involved somehow. I did, however keep my little action figure for many years even after that boy was long gone. It is long gone now, but I think about it every once in awhile and chuckle to myself.

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Comment on PMC 156: Sam Richardson by Frank http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-156-sam-richardson/comment-page-1/#comment-22403 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 04:58:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4536#comment-22403 My first action figure was a G.I. Joe called Shipwreck. It came with a little parrot. I thought it was so cool until I showed it to my friends, and they made fun of me. This happened to me a lot. Thinking that I was cool, then finding out that other people did not agree. *Sigh* I’m not sure that has changed.

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Comment on PMC 156: Sam Richardson by Frank http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-156-sam-richardson/comment-page-1/#comment-22400 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:58:25 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4536#comment-22400 I absolutely loved when you were singing the theme songs.
It brought me so much joy. If I wasn’t at work I would have sung along.
Keep up the great work. You two are awesome.

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Comment on PMC 156: Sam Richardson by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-156-sam-richardson/comment-page-1/#comment-22378 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:27:40 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4536#comment-22378 I have never bought an action figure for myself, but the doll I had as a kid was some sort of ca. 1969 astronaut guy, who came with (iirc) an lunar landing device. Large, as the 1960s G. I. Joes and Barbies were.

Some very pleasant singing…I’m perhaps a bit self-satisfied that I had no idea what the PERFECT STRANGERS theme was, though all the others were at least slightly familiar. Of course, pay cable series and those on PBS still have time for theme music…most of the time…

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Comment on Pop My Culture Theme Song by great site http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2010/1100/comment-page-1/#comment-22367 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:31:39 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=1100#comment-22367 great site

Pop My Culture Theme Song – Pop My Culture

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Mara Mulli http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-2/#comment-22354 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:45:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-22354 It’s a shame that talented actors like John are being shafted by celebrities. Kids don’t give a shit if Lindsay Lohan or Grey Delisle (who is awesome by the way) is playing an animated character. As long as the character’s authentic and believable.

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Comment on PMC 155: Skeet Ulrich & Amelia Jackson-Gray by Deidre Cannon http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-155-skeet-ulrich-amelia-jackson-gray/comment-page-1/#comment-22254 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 03:09:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4522#comment-22254 The first movie I remember having to stand in line and wait for was Grease with Olivia Newton John and John Travolta. Oops, I’m showing my age.

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Comment on PMC 155: Skeet Ulrich & Amelia Jackson-Gray by Ichigo94 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-155-skeet-ulrich-amelia-jackson-gray/comment-page-1/#comment-22233 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:11:30 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4522#comment-22233 When I was a child I loved Harry Potter and I waited for hours in the cinema to see it as quickly as possible. After I saw the first Harry Potter movie, I couldn’t wait to see the next one. I only stand in line for a movie if I know it’s really worth waiting for. Now I’m waiting for “50 to 1″ to be released here in Hungary. I will be the first one who buys a ticket! Especially since Skeet is in it, it can only be a great one. Waiting this long is so bad! I’m sure I will be in the cinema on the first day of the local release. I know it’s weird, but if a movie is very special for me, then I would travel abroad just to see it (if it doesn’t get released here). I love all of Skeet’s movies (my favourite is “Scream” series). He is a very talented actor. I’m a huge fan of him and I wish I had an autograph from him.

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Comment on PMC 155: Skeet Ulrich & Amelia Jackson-Gray by Gordon Guano http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-155-skeet-ulrich-amelia-jackson-gray/comment-page-1/#comment-22230 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:23:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4522#comment-22230 Waited in freezing cold for Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula only for it to sell out before we even got to the ticket window. It was another couple of weeks before I got to see the awesomeness that was Keanu Reeves attempting an English accent.

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Comment on PMC 155: Skeet Ulrich & Amelia Jackson-Gray by AndiDanceCO http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-155-skeet-ulrich-amelia-jackson-gray/comment-page-1/#comment-22228 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:03:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4522#comment-22228 As a child, I remember lining up for was Star Wars. As an adult, I’ve lost my patience for standing in line unless it’s REALLY worth it! :) I lined up for Independance Day and it was definitely worth it! I WILL line up for anything with Skeet Ulrich in it!!! I think I just might be his biggest fan! Now I’m an Amelia fan too! She’s funny, beautiful, and an amazing writer! I can’t wait to see Point Mugu, The Girl on the Roof, and all their future projects! I want to win that DVD & Blu-Ray set! PLEEEEEZ draw my name! :)

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Comment on PMC 155: Skeet Ulrich & Amelia Jackson-Gray by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-155-skeet-ulrich-amelia-jackson-gray/comment-page-1/#comment-22205 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:02:30 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4522#comment-22205 The Ewan McGregor (and Eva Green) film Jackson-Gray refers to is PERFECT SENSE, a 2011 BBC Films/Scandinavian co-production I can also recommend…a reasonably intelligent coping-with-an-oddly-cinematic-epidemic film that makes its points rather well and charmingly, even if for some reason it wants us to believe Green is a Scot (Connie Nielsen is her sister, and manages to come off convincingly-enough Scottish for this Yank; Green, probably wisely, doesn’t really try)…and the filmmakers don’t seem to know how to convincingly portray her as an epidemiologist as well as they do McGregor as a chef. Nonetheless, way the hell better in its compass than such films as CHILDREN OF MEN or GATTACA in theirs. (Thought I’d mention while I remembered to…still trying to recall the first film I made a big point of being on line for…did manage to see DUNE on opening night at a huge Northern Virginia theater, but that was more convenient than what you’re asking…it was a midnight show, and I’d just gotten off my swing-shift job down the street, and I didn’t have to make any great effort. The closest I recall coming to camping out in a line, and this not too close, would be the effort I made to catch the original CAT PEOPLE, and the then-rare THE GHOST SHIP, a few years earlier at the Honolulu Academy of the Arts, and I’ll always be grateful to have seen CP for the first time on a theater screen with full-speaker sound, so as to fully appreciate the effects employed (THE GHOST SHIP turned out to be the worst of Lewton Unit horror films, laughably goofy, but still amusing enough, if not even beginning to be a patch on CAT PEOPLE, by a margin the best of the mostly excellent bunch).

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Comment on PMC 155: Skeet Ulrich & Amelia Jackson-Gray by tomas http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-155-skeet-ulrich-amelia-jackson-gray/comment-page-1/#comment-22203 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:04:01 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4522#comment-22203 the first movie i ever waited in line for was Adams family values. we waited for about 15 min. only to realize we got in the wrong line, and ended up being around 10 minutes late to the movie. i was about 9 so i didn’t mind to much and really loved the movie. still holds a special place in me hart.

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Comment on PMC 155: Skeet Ulrich & Amelia Jackson-Gray by Denice http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-155-skeet-ulrich-amelia-jackson-gray/comment-page-1/#comment-22201 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:39:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4522#comment-22201 The first movie I lined up for was Star Wars. I was seven and we got in the line on one side of our town mall and the movie theater was on the other side.(1/2 a mile I think).
I was with my older brothers, and when we finally got into the theater the movie was a third over. However in those days the theaters never checked to see if people left so we just stayed in the theater and watched it from the beginning again.

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Comment on PMC 155: Skeet Ulrich & Amelia Jackson-Gray by Kevin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-155-skeet-ulrich-amelia-jackson-gray/comment-page-1/#comment-22195 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:07:55 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4522#comment-22195 First movie I lined up for was Jackass 3D at midnight. I was in college and stupid.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Florencia http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-2/#comment-22154 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:38:16 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-22154 This is probably over, but I don’t care, I ADORE John DiMaggio! My first sugary drink I was really into was TAB. I don’t know if you ever had it here in the US, I’m originally from Chile :)

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by HBT (@HADSTERIFIC) http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-22125 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:51:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-22125 This ep was ery different from past eps imo. Fun change.
Also I think Sabra is a real superhero? I saw someone cosplay her at NYCC one year lol.

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Comment on PMC 154: Lauren Lapkus and Chris Alvarado by dani http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-154-lauren-lapkus-and-chris-alvarado/comment-page-1/#comment-22087 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:45:15 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4511#comment-22087 rose is rose and calvin and hobbes.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by simply click the next site http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-22042 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:24:41 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-22042 simply click the next site

PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic – Pop My Culture

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Comment on PMC 154: Lauren Lapkus and Chris Alvarado by Jenny http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-154-lauren-lapkus-and-chris-alvarado/comment-page-1/#comment-22041 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:32:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4511#comment-22041 My first favorite comic was Bloom County, which my dad loved and he would have books of around the house. I don’t think I necessarily found it funny, I just liked the sad penguin and weird cat.

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Comment on PMC 154: Lauren Lapkus and Chris Alvarado by Allen P. Williams http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-154-lauren-lapkus-and-chris-alvarado/comment-page-1/#comment-22022 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:46:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4511#comment-22022 Definitely The Far Side, since as far back as I can remember!

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Comment on PMC 154: Lauren Lapkus and Chris Alvarado by Drew http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-154-lauren-lapkus-and-chris-alvarado/comment-page-1/#comment-22021 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:42:45 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4511#comment-22021 Is it weird to say I was really into Dilbert when I was young? Yes, it is.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Jaida Newhouse http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-2/#comment-22020 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:39:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-22020 The first sugary drink i was into was orange fanta…. i mean who dosent love fanta and i would love to win that hat i am a huge fan of adventure time!

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Comment on PMC 154: Lauren Lapkus and Chris Alvarado by Sandi http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-154-lauren-lapkus-and-chris-alvarado/comment-page-1/#comment-22017 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:13:25 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4511#comment-22017 Garfield for sure!

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Comment on PMC 154: Lauren Lapkus and Chris Alvarado by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-154-lauren-lapkus-and-chris-alvarado/comment-page-1/#comment-22011 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:46:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4511#comment-22011 My third grade classroom had a ton of Garfield books (with the cat from Garfield?). I always finished the work early to go sit in a bean bag and read more comics!

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Comment on PMC 154: Lauren Lapkus and Chris Alvarado by Kevin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-154-lauren-lapkus-and-chris-alvarado/comment-page-1/#comment-22008 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:49:09 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4511#comment-22008 First favorite comic was definitely Family Circus

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Comment on Two Thumbs Way Up: An Appreciation of Roger Ebert and Life Itself by timorousme http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/two-thumbs-way-up-an-appreciation-of-roger-ebert-and-life-itself/comment-page-1/#comment-21924 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:04:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4479#comment-21924 Ebert’s top ten greatest films: “Aguirre, Wrath of God” (Herzog), “Apocalypse Now” (Coppola), “Citizen Kane” (Welles), “La Dolce Vita” (Fellini), “The General” (Keaton), “Raging Bull” (Scorsese), “2001: A Space Odyssey” (Kubrick), “Tokyo Story” (Ozu), “The Tree of Life” (Malick), “Vertigo” (Hitchcock).

http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/the-greatest-films-of-all-time

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Comment on PMC 153: Katie Findlay by Alwin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-153-katie-findlay/comment-page-1/#comment-21897 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:32:56 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4488#comment-21897 Haha, you too Katie? A previous reply of mine to “Do you want superpowers?”…

Not sure what to call it, absolute telekinesis, Force powers, the Accelerator ability from Toaru Majutsu no Index? Basically to control the motion of all matter actively, passively, and even internally, for example:
actively: someone’s about to get hit by a car /pick them up and move them above the car
passively: something traveling at injurious speed is about to hit me /it’s automatically slowed to a halt to where I can see it after feeling the pressure wave, then decide what to do with it
internally: flight

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Comment on PMC 153: Katie Findlay by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-153-katie-findlay/comment-page-1/#comment-21849 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:02:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4488#comment-21849 FWIW, YA as a category was somewhat in place by the time the Newbery Awards arose in the 1920s, and certainly was in place by the time such imprints as Dell Laurel Leaf, Scholastic’s TAB (Teen-Age Books), Grosset and Dunlap’s Tempo and other similar lines emerged in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

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Comment on PMC 153: Katie Findlay by John in Ohio http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-153-katie-findlay/comment-page-1/#comment-21813 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:38:45 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4488#comment-21813 Loved “The Killing.” My first YA book was Judy Blume’s “Are You There, God, It’s Me Margaret” The second one that really stuck for me was also a Judy Blume novel: “Then again, Maybe I Won’t.” I was 12 or 13 at the time, and both those books really helped me not freak out so much about the changes I was experiencing. . . oh, and I invented masturbation about that time.

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Comment on PMC 153: Katie Findlay by GuanoLad http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-153-katie-findlay/comment-page-1/#comment-21808 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:56:46 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4488#comment-21808 Being completely unfamiliar with Katie Findlay, I was instead distracted by how much her voice and personality reminded me of Eliza Coupe.

I’m not sure what counts as a YA novel, as the division didn’t exist when I was a teen, but I would argue Sword of Shannara fits and I read that one when I was 16.

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Comment on PMC 153: Katie Findlay by Erin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-153-katie-findlay/comment-page-1/#comment-21806 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 06:19:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4488#comment-21806 Holy shit, Vanessa was HILARIOUS today! I don’t know where else to leave a review but here’s the deal – I work in the stream lab at Oregon State University where I sort aquatic invertebrates at a microscope for hours on end, and I happened to stumble across your podcast while searching for something to stave off my boredom. When Vanessa pretended to be that fucking dog in heaven, I was cry laughing. However! Katie Findlay was the most.boring.person.ever. I guess if you enjoy listening to someone talk who is clearly in love with herself, then it might be your cup of tea. But Vanessa and Cole, keep up the good work! Send me a t-shirt why don’t ya?

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Comment on Cole vs. San Diego Comic Con 2013! by DIVING LIGHT http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/cole-vs-san-diego-comic-con-2013/comment-page-1/#comment-21804 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 03:59:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4046#comment-21804 DIVING LIGHT

Cole vs. San Diego Comic Con 2013! – Pop My Culture

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Comment on PMC 153: Katie Findlay by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-153-katie-findlay/comment-page-1/#comment-21803 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:57:34 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4488#comment-21803 And, a harvesting combine. Bad night!

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Comment on PMC 153: Katie Findlay by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-153-katie-findlay/comment-page-1/#comment-21784 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:54:09 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4488#comment-21784 Or, even, first novel.

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Comment on PMC 153: Katie Findlay by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-153-katie-findlay/comment-page-1/#comment-21783 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:52:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4488#comment-21783 1. Trivially: it’s rare for me to envy anyone their t-shirt, but that’s a striking t-shirt Ms. Findlay is wearing in the photos. 2: Rather less trivially: (assuming an even more pompous, superannuated tone than usual) It’s always refreshing to hear from an unapologetically articulate, cheerfully opinionated and casually intelligent young woman…reminds me of many of my favorite people I knew when I was that age, and stands as a very useful counterexample to Way Too Many others who seem to get more airtime.

I started reading YA and adult short story collections before I was much into novels, not least anthologies of horror fiction and the YA anthologies attributed to Alfred Hitchcock that Robert Arthur would ghost-edit (such as ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S GHOSTLY GALLERY or HAUNTED HOUSEFUL or SINISTER SPIES), but not too much later I discovered the Newbery Award lists of winners and runners-up, and found no lack of good to brilliant (and a few lesser) novels and biographies and such…THE LONER by Ester Wier and (indeed) ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS and SING DOWN THE MOON by Scott O’Dell and JULIE OF THE WOLVES by Jean Craighead George (you want to talk heavy…well, the protagonist’s fellow young teen new best friend in THE LONER gets her hair caught in a harvesting turbine and gets chopped up in the first few pages, while JULIE features among other things the rape of teen Julie by her arranged-marriage husband and watching the pack of wolves she’s befriended be shot down from a bush plane flying overhead). But just before that, and not altogether different, the fist novel I remember engaging with utterly would by Eleanor Clymer’s MY BROTHER STEVIE…about a (about) 10yo girl who finds herself, due to parental neglect, needing to ride herd on her junior hellion (about) 7yo eponymous brother…that one managed to outclass even the somewhat lighter Henry, Ribsey and Ramona the Pest series in my earliest free-reading years…

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Comment on PMC 153: Katie Findlay by Bradley http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-153-katie-findlay/comment-page-1/#comment-21773 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:18:41 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4488#comment-21773 If ‘Harry Potter’ counts as a YA series than that’s it. But I think the first widely considered to be YA series I got into was The Hunger Games. While I was still in High School I heard a couple people in my English class say they liked it. A few months later I saw the first trailer to the first movie, but it was still months away from release. Made the decision to read the book first and was happy I did! Did not ruin the experience one bit thankfully.

I currently have a couple chapters left in the last book, trying to extend my enjoyment of series for as long as possible.. DONT JUDGE ME!

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Comment on PMC 153: Katie Findlay by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-153-katie-findlay/comment-page-1/#comment-21771 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:04:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4488#comment-21771 I read the Castle Perilous series by John DeChancie probably 6 times growing up before I realized that the Wizard guy’s name was Incarnadine. I had just been calling him Incarnate the whole time without noticing, I guess because a) I didn’t know the word incarnadine and b) incarnate seems potentially wizardly-relevant.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Jonah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-21533 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:36:06 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-21533 Haven’t been to a con. Want to go small and work up to San Diego.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Jonah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-2/#comment-21532 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:34:01 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-21532 Those Mondo things in the weird soft plastic were my shit. Are they still a thing in the states? I’m sure they wouldn’t hold up.

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Comment on Two Thumbs Way Up: An Appreciation of Roger Ebert and Life Itself by Joe http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/two-thumbs-way-up-an-appreciation-of-roger-ebert-and-life-itself/comment-page-1/#comment-21478 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 02:50:50 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4479#comment-21478 My big problem with Ebert is illustrated quite well in this piece. He let his politics dictate how he reviews movies. Brown Bunny was not a terrible movie, it was just controversial politically because there was an x rated sex scene in it. He had the same problem all throughout his career. Clockwork Orange and Dirty Harry are two other examples.

My other big problem with Ebert is that he gave a lot of film school type opinions. If you were to ask him what his favorite films are he would only pick things made many decades ago. Citizen Cane and Gone with the Wind are not truly the most entertaining films to him, he was told that they were the best films when he was in film school so that’s what he tells people

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Comment on PMC 105: Stephen Tobolowsky by Terry T http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/stephen_tobolowsky/comment-page-1/#comment-21384 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:23:46 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3787#comment-21384 Excellent podcast. Tobolowski is indeed a wonderful story teller and gifted performer. His approach to his writing and acting show real concern to get it right and make it count.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Terry T http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-21383 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:17:41 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-21383 My first convention was in Chicago for mentalists. I was a very young performer and got to meet my magishing and mind reading idols. My first comics con was in San Diego when it was in the lower levels of the El Cortez hotel. Yeah, I’m that old.

Also, the Patton Oswalt podcast was my favorite so far.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Terry T http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-2/#comment-21382 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:03:43 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-21382 Though mom served us Koolaid with only half of the requisite sugar (it was more a function of being poor rather than any health concerns) I jonesed for Orange soda of any brand. “Coke” was synominous with “Soda” so my brother and I would often ask for “Orange Coke.” When my father one day brought home colas instead of orange sodas because we had asked for “coke” I quickly learned the difference. I was probably 5 at the time.

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Comment on PMC 152: Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-152-erin-gibson-and-bryan-safi/comment-page-1/#comment-21377 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:15:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4466#comment-21377 Best “couples” podcasts (along with the increasingly threesomely WHO CHARTED?), though DO YOU NEED A RIDE is coming up fast) combine…frabjuous. Calloo!

I dunno…I kinda got a misogynist vibe off Allen from the ’70s, since all the women characters who didn’t see past the awkwardness and handsiness of the Allen characters to the Wunderful Guy Underneath were supposedly idiots, by the scripts. I thought WHAT’S UP, TIGER LILY pretty damned funny when I was ten, but even there it helped that Louise Lasser et al. were improv riffing with Allen…kinda like that pure fratboy+++ entitlement vibe that came off Robin Thicke (I didn’t know before this podcast that Thicke and Patton had been bonded since adolescence, which seems almost odd, though helps to explain how he might have managed to outshine everyone else she might be meeting…).

I might’ve won money for the first time in an office pool at TV GUIDE as to which new primetime series would come in where in the ratings…I came in second, and it was something like $75.

Wow, that’s kinda how I suspected Current went…

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Comment on PMC 152: Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi by Rob S. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-152-erin-gibson-and-bryan-safi/comment-page-1/#comment-21339 Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:17:27 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4466#comment-21339 When I was 18 I bought $10 worth of scratch lotto tickets. I won $50.

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Comment on PMC 152: Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi by Steven http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-152-erin-gibson-and-bryan-safi/comment-page-1/#comment-21319 Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:11:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4466#comment-21319 What a clash of my two favorite podcasts!

My first cash win was from a homescoolers only poetry contest, how niche
Ten years old, and twenty bucks for 1st place

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Comment on PMC 152: Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi by Gordon Guano http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-152-erin-gibson-and-bryan-safi/comment-page-1/#comment-21314 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:39:53 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4466#comment-21314 I’ve never won a cash prize of any sort. But an XL Pop My Culture shirt would go a long way towards easing that pain… ;)

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Comment on PMC 152: Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi by Allen P. Williams http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-152-erin-gibson-and-bryan-safi/comment-page-1/#comment-21311 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:17:41 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4466#comment-21311 The fist cash prize I remember winning (sort of) was when I turned 18, a few days earlier my dad bought a lotto ticket and won $100 and then gave it to me for my birthday and said “you won the lottery”.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Mary http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-2/#comment-21295 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:29:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-21295 I was really into clear Pepsi in middle school. Talk about fad drinks!

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Brian Sanchez http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-2/#comment-21283 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 04:58:25 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-21283 I remember Mondo drinks were pretty cheap for our family at the Sack-N-Save. When I drank them, I used to match my lips to the opening because it was smooth and round. It wasn’t to make out with or anything, oh crap, why did I post that?! I also liked it because it was one of the few drinks I could drink without hands by holding on to it with my teeth and tilting my head back for a swig of that sweet artificial flavoring.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Kyle B http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-21263 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:29:01 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-21263 Mtn Dew when I was 4 and have been drinking my whole life and went on a mtn dew craze at the age of 13 which was the turning of my life and becoming a all night warcraft addict and legend of zelda/Final fantasy craze. My favorite flavor was just original but now it has grown to become Mtn Dew Voltage.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Steve T http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-21184 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:35:02 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-21184 Purplesaurus Rex Kool-Aid was the best when I was a kid. It was my favorite.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Tillburg http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-21171 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:55:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-21171 Easily those grape Kool-aid drinks that came in six packs. So very tasty and so dangerously addictive!

Thanks again y’all for a fun episode. I Know That Voice is such a great documentary.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Casey http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-21116 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:23:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-21116 The first sugary drink that i remember being really into was Surge, the sad thing was right after i got to loving it, the whole scandal about how it was too much caffine and kids were falling over with heart attacks came out, and my parents quit letting me drink it

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Alec http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-21106 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:26:34 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-21106 Does orange juice concentrate count? Because I learned to steal a sip now and then when my mom asked me to mix up a new can.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Nicholas Roche http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-21091 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:28:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-21091 One word: SURGE. I blame Miami Subs, as when I worked there, they had it on tap. It was essentially Mountain Dew laced with CRACK. Granted, it helped me keep going during a long low-paying job on my feet as a cashier, but I think it’s also desensitised (sp?) me to caffeine. I’ve been able to drink an ENTIRE COLADA (that’s one of those small styrofoam cups of Cuban coffee that you’re SUPPOSED to divvy out into the little plastic shot cups; I forwent the cups and down all of it in one shot) then go to bed and sack out for 12 hours.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Mike Travers http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-21088 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:22:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-21088 My first sugary drink had to be the grape flavor of those little Teeny drinks that were in the little plastic barrels.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Jeremy http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-21075 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:28:02 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-21075 The first sugary drink I ever had was Dr.Pepper. My dad was addicted to the stuff. Actually… I always thought if it wasn’t Dr.Pepper it would have been Beer… that’s how addicted to the stuff he was and he evidently passed it on.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Mel G http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-21065 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:46:01 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-21065 I was obsessed with Pepsi Crystal. Although, my first sugary favorite is definitely Black Cherry Kool Aid. I loved how it made your teeth and lips super red. I’m beginning to see a connection to my love for red wine.. Thank you guys so much for having John DiMaggio on the show! He’s so funny!

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Jessicca M http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20991 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:54:50 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20991 The first sugary drink that I remember being into was called Surge. According to middle-school rumors, it was banned by the FDA for having too much caffeine.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Dave Hrinda http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20926 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:28:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20926 My first sugary drink was Faygo Orange. It really was a gateway to my Coke (a-cola) addiction. I recently gave all of that up and lost about 80-lbs.
Also, keep Vanessa rapping!

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by kerrin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20925 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:23:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20925 Kool-Aid was my first drink, but I also remember this strange obsession with Vess Cream Soda (which I still love).

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Jessica http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20922 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:30:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20922 The first sugary drink I was into as a kid was this Filipino soda called Royal Orange. It is a orange soda that came in this tall glass bottle and when I would go to the Filipino store with my mom she would buy me a case of it and I would get the craziest sugar high combined with the worst tummy ache…they have discontinued selling this soda in American and I miss it dearly!

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Craig Cordeiro http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20921 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:22:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20921 Chocolate milk was my first sugary drink.
In addition, it is (and has always been) my favourite!

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Tim George http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20917 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:00:06 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20917 Hawaiian Punch was like crack to me

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Nathan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20914 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:28:55 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20914 I remember really getting into Big Red when my mom moved us from Idaho to Tennessee, it wasn’t a thing up north. I have to say though, I really hate it now; it tastes way too much like red food coloring.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Sue http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20913 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:25:27 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20913 I was a KoolAid kid growing up. I didn’t realize until I was an adult that my mom only put in half the sugar, but I’m thankful she did. I would’ve ended up a diabetic ;)

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Ryan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20911 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:46:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20911 Oh man, I’ve never wanted to win one of the prizes more than this one! I’ve always been crazy into sugary drinks, but the first I was specifically into was those terrible Fruitopia drinks in the early 90s. Apparently I wanted to be “enlightened” or whatever as a child (as per their marketing).

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Marc http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20909 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:01:25 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20909 I can’t believe they didn’t make any mention of Gears of War!

My first sugary drink that I was really into was Fanta Grape. Went well with chewing gum.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Tasha http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20903 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:11:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20903 In the UK we didn’t have as many cool ones as you but we have mini bottles of pop called panda pop.
The best one was strawberry jelly and ice cream.
They had many normal ones, cola, lemon n lime, cherryade etc but there was also bubblegum, candy floss and other cool strange full of sugar flavours.
Best thing bout school lunches was you could get them for 25p a bottle.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Joe http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20896 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:11:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20896 The first sugary drink that I can remember drinking would be Pepsi.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by nicholas http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20887 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:10:44 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20887 i love john dimaggio i had know idea that he used to do standup and actually knew tracy morgan it totally makes sense though hes really funny. and they still make mondo drinks by the way they sell them at the dollar tree

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by NATHAN! http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20883 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:57:27 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20883 Although I drank plenty of different sodas before this, Storm (Sprite / 7Up [but better] with caffeine) was my goto drink. They replaced it with Sierra Mist, which was a big let down to my caffeine addiction…

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Mikel http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20873 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:35:26 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20873 Probably would have to be kool-aid, though now it’s ruby red squirt

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Adam http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20870 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:33:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20870 Definitely my first favorite sugary drink was drinking Surge while camping as a boy scout.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Danny! http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20867 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:32:25 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20867 Cheerwine was my first sugary drink and I’ve been chasing that dragon ever since.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Dave http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20866 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:22:24 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20866 Coke in a glass bottle. Best if you drop a handful of dry roasted salted peanuts inside.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Alex http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20864 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:44:08 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20864 NESTEA. Still into it today. Oh god I think I need one now. 8:45 AM or not- a craving is a craving! Great ep btw!

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by John Cox http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20859 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:30:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20859 For me it was Jolt Cola. It was a great pick me up and it had a great logo.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Dot http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20857 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:23:54 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20857 Orange Gatorade.
Everyone else liked Kool-Aid but I was a five year old snob that believed in Gatorade’s superiority. And then a year later, I met Mountain Dew…

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by MICAHEL ZARATE http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20853 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:37:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20853 The First thing i ever had was Fun Dip powder i poured into a cup of water and didn’t know i was a stupid kid!

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Lynsey http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20852 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:30:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20852 That had to be Coca-Cola. I would get massive sugar highs and do stupid stuff while riding my horse. Things like riding with no saddle or reins and then trying to dismount while he was galloping. I’m surprised that I survived those years.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Nick http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20845 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20845 Jolt! That we were obsessed with the stuff

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Cody http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20844 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:28:09 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20844 Being a huge Ghostbusters fan, I couldn’t be caught dead without a Hi-C Ecto Cooler in my younger years.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Jason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20843 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:21:34 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20843 Fresca… until I realized how bad it was for me!

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Brandon http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20842 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:09:44 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20842 My first and only sugary drink was Dr. Pepper. It is and will always be my favorite :D

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Sarah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20775 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 14:25:57 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20775 The first sugary drink I can remember drinking was Slice. Whenever my brother and I stayed with our grandparents, our grandpa Popeye (he was a sailor in WWII) would take us to the corner store in his pick up truck(no seat belts), with his little terrier sitting on his arm as he drove and let us pick out a treat. I always got an orange jawbreaker and a slice, not very age appropriate, I was five, but it was the 80′s. Love you guys and Adventure Time!

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Greg http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20753 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 06:32:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20753 Surge, because parents banned it so it was forbidden and it was eventually discontinued because of it’s potency

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Dominic http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20750 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 06:09:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20750 Little Hugs I believe the brand name is, those little barrels of sugar water with completely unnatural colors that would burn your throat from the magnitude of their sweetness. I can’t picture a summer day from my childhood without one.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Marife http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20736 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:26:50 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20736 There’s this sweet drink called Mogu Mogu with nata de coco and sweetness all over it. Flavors are lychee, strawberry, grape, orange, coconut; among many others. But I love the strawberry most. Reminds me of Princess Bubblegum.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Rob S. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20733 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:13:32 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20733 Dr. Pepper. I drink Diet Dr. Pepper now because I’m in old.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Allen P. Williams http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20728 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00:18:06 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20728 The first sugary drink I was into was prooooobably soda? I can’t remember when I started drinking soda. I just know that I DID start drinking soda.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by PeterParkerPA http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20717 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:48:02 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20717 The first sugary drink I remember being into was a local delicacy. My hometown of Scranton, Pa., offered up a definitely delicious, potentially racist cherry-flavored soda called Cherikee Red from the Crystal Club soda company. It came back a few years ago, and I think I figured out how to make it at home, too.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Kelly http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20714 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:24:16 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20714 I loved Mondo coolers! I think they were always on sale at the store so my mom bought them pretty frequently.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Andy http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20712 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:02:40 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20712 First sugary drink I was into was sweet sweet Coca Cola.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Ellen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20711 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:57:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20711 Nothing satisfied on a hot 70s afternoon like an ice-cold bottle of Grape Fanta. In a pinch, Orange would do, but like a Popsicle in a bottle, those Grape Fantas were IT!

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Rob http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20698 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:51:49 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20698 Mine was definitely Fruitopia. There was a vending machine at my elementary school and I would steal quarters from my dad’s dresser to get them. It didn’t last very long until I got caught.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Genette http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20697 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:30:40 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20697 Fruit punch-flavored Capri Sun. Nothing was better after playing outside on a hot day. Unfortunately, I was never able to master poking the straw in the pouch without spilling half of it on myself.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Parker Robertson http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20692 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:27:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20692 Let’s be honest guys the little barrel-juices were the one of the first sources of pure sugar and pure joy as a child. Next to that I was crazy about the green Slimer Hi-C. Thanks for the show, please keep it up.

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Comment on PMC 151: John DiMaggio by Barry Maher http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-151-john-dimaggio/comment-page-1/#comment-20680 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:50:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4451#comment-20680 The first sugary drink I was into was Orbitz soda. I don’t think it was around very long. It was oddly viscous and had little balls of jello floating in it. It came in a bunch of flavors (with different colored balls) none of them remotely natural tasting, but I was instantly hooked.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Gordon Guano http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20522 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:50:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20522 Woot! Dream guest!

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by jesus vasquez http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20508 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:42:39 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20508 The first convention I ever attended was Comic-Con. I live in Tijuana, Mexico. It was a 2 hour trip to get there but it was worth it. Pre-Twilight so there was breathing room.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Herecomesthefuncooker http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20451 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 05:25:34 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20451 Wondercon in the early 90s. I don’t remember much but Todd McFarlane was a total douche to me. Jim Lee was totally cool though so it wasn’t all bad.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Jeanine http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20442 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 21:33:46 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20442 First con: I no longer remember the name of it, but I think it was one of those actual fan-run SF/Comic/Everything conventions in LA that pre-dated Creation coming in and monetizing everything. Compared with today, it seems so loose–I recall Anthony Daniels just showing up and being given a room to give an unscheduled talk on the spur of the moment.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Corky Maday http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20436 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 19:35:53 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20436 Oops. It was a comic book convention. Wizard world…

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Corky Maday http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20435 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 19:33:57 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20435 My first con was in Chicago in 2003. We hit the hotels on Saturday night and saw Lou Ferrigno at a bar. He was chatting up a woman. That’s when I learned that the Hulk has game!

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Katie http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20403 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:13:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20403 My first con was Denver Comic Con in 2013. But I also attended SDCC last summer as well. At both cons I bought lots of original art, talked to comic book artists and I went to some panels at SDCC. Met Patrick Warburton in a food truck line. Going back to the DCC next weekend and I’m doing cosplay this year.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20393 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:14:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20393 Reading fiction passionately, that is…and writing some.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20392 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:13:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20392 Sf and fantasy fiction fandom might not’ve invented the affinity/not particularly commercial convention model, but comics fandom and media fandom and romance and crime-fiction and pulp-magazine fandom all took after the model established beginning in 1939 in Philadelphia, with the first con so tagged…most of the pioneers in those other fields had learned the con-running ropes from sf/f conventions before striking out in other directions. (Likewise fanzines/zines…not that they don’t have other parents, too, but f&sf fandom spawned punkzines as well comics zines and others.) I managed, despite reading all sorts of fiction passionate since early childhood, to not actually move myself conward till 1984, having just relocated to the DC area, and managing to catch the tail end of that year’s Disclave, the long-established annual regional con for fans that was slowly gaining an attending mix of non-sf/f folks interested in wide range of activities, including not a few sexual fetish enthusiasts…some of whom were a little incautious on how they set up their toys, and managed to set off some of the fire alarms and do small damage to their rooms; a fratboy (or might as well be) element had likewise crept in, and altogether Disclave was gaining a Very bad reputation with hotels in the area, and 1984 was toward the end of that convention’s run. As someone who hadn’t yet met too many fans from the area, I volunteered to help with some of the last-minute tasks the organizers faced, and talked with a few people, but generally didn’t have too great a time, as most of the most gregarious and neofan-helpful folks were busy in the last day…though a few were engaging and encouraging, and seeing the art show was pleasant to say the least. One young woman in attendance was among a number of costumers, cosplay the term not yet in circulation I think, and had produced an almost stereotypically woman-fannish human/butterfly hybrid or faerie costume that was beautifully done, and utterly transparent; she was also quite physically attractive, a fact not at all diminished by her wearing the costume and nothing else aside from sandals or mules or the like–I admit my eyes didn’t run to her feet too often, and I chose not to gape too foolishly (nudity in costuming is somewhat less common today than it was from the latter ’60s well into the 1980s, I gather). No paid model she (a la ComiCon), but someone who worked hard on costume-construction, and clearly enjoyed the attention it brought (as far as I know, no one paid the bad kind of attention)…this kind of thing probably ticked off the hotels a bit, as well, though hers was the only costume I saw which would definitely not fly in most theme parks nor kid-friendly costume parties. I can’t say I’ve been completely at home in any of the cons I’ve attended since–often since they’re too much crowded into too short a time, a breakdown of the nature of the events–but the International Association of Jazz Educators convention I was able to attend in DC was an exception, though there there was so much music happening, in scheduled concerts and impromptu jams in the hallways, and everything in between, that not getting to talk to too many people for any length of time was less disappointing…as was getting a chance to be not Too Fanboy in the presence of longtime heroes such as Max Roach and Joe Morello…two gentlemen we won’t be hearing from again, unfortunately. Likewise, that was one of the last IAJE gatherings before that organization shut down, in the face of cutbacks in art-education funding…clearly my attendance can doom a long-running con. Happily, so far my appearances at one each of the Bouchercon (the world crime-fiction convention), the WorldCon (the world f&sf con), CorFlu (for fanzine fans), NoirCon (noir crime fiction/drama/related), and ReaderCon (mostly fantasy, horror and sf literature) hasn’t yet derailed those institutions.

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by grog1138 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20376 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:36:10 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20376 MEGAN FOLLOWS!!!!!! I’m so jealous of Bruce! See you tomorrow Bruce!

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Paul http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20372 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:56:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20372 I don’t remember the first convention I attended because my Dad and I attended a lot of local baseball card conventions when I was young. Usually at a Holiday Inn, or something like that, near Altoona, PA.

One memory that sticks out is of getting Barry Bonds autograph at one of these things, back when we was a skinny outfielder for the Pirates. I remember telling him thanks and him not acknowledging me at all, just signing the thing and handing it back. I was probably 13 years old. Good times.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Lynn M. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20356 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:31:28 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20356 My first convention was a Sci-Fi Expo in Dallas Texas! I think it was in February of 2013. I went because Billy Boyd from The Lord of the Rings was going to be there and I Love those movies!! I figured I would never get this opportunity again so I bravely decided to go there alone and it was a blast! It was fun to see the venders and panels along with the other Sci-Fi fans getting to see some of their favorite hero’s. A goal I have now, is to try and collect the entire fellowships signatures for my Blu-ray special edition box set of the LOTR’s :) It will be a challenge for sure, but totally worth the adventure that it will surely hold!

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Rob S. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20352 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:34:09 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20352 My first convention was Fed Con USA in Dallas. Half the guest didn’t show up and it was cancelled half way through. My X-Men character would be called Placebo. she just makes people THINK they’re okay. Prof. X tries to stand up. Cyclops doesn’t wear his glasses.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Aaron Brungardt http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20341 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 01:29:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20341 My first con was San Diego Comic-Con in 1997. I went from 1997-2008, when I’d had enough of the crowds. What is somewhat ironic or coincidental about Patton being the guest, this being the 1st question, and this story of me:

In 2000, during SD Comic-Con, I was at the Marriott Hotel next door going up the escalator when I see Patton, Posehn, and Scott Adsit going down the opposite escalator. I’m a comedy nerd, so I knew them all, not to brag. So I think quickly what to say, and this is what I go with: I shout, “Oswalt!” a la Brian Doyle Murray as Jack Ruby in JFK and I duck. A few seconds later, I look down and see the three of them looking up to see who did that. I look them all in the eye and give them the ‘devil horns’ because hey, I am a fan and they like metal… I was 17. I didn’t see them again at the Con but we clearly connected. Right?

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Denice http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20328 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:59:01 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20328 Ok, first things first. I think the movie you’re looking for Vanesssa is “The Bermuda Depths” It’s actually a Rankin Bass Movie done with Toho (Godzilla) in the 70′s. It starts with two kids on the beach who find a sea turtle and carve their initials in it. The girl is Jennie Hanover who is a woman who sold her soul to the devil to remain forever beautiful. Later the boy returns a man and the girl now “ages” to tempt him once again. Its on the Warner Archives and worth a look. I saw it when I was a girl and took forever to find it again.
The first convention I went to was an X-files convention in Boise. Nick Lea and William B. Davis were the guest and William stole the show with his convictions that Cancer man was the real “hero” of the show. Truly memorable!

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Ryan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20323 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:34:10 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20323 My first convention ever was Wizard World Chicago 2006. It completely blew my mind that something so wonderful and magical could even exist. Since then, I have attended at least 4-5 regional comic conventions per yer first as a fan and then starting in 2011 as a fledgling comic book writer (mostly self-published and small press, though I did have an issue out from Image Comics last year that I wrote). Nothing can compare to the first though–I was just blown away by EVERYTHING that year.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Allen P. Williams http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20320 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 04:59:45 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20320 I’ve never been to a convention.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by DJ Kento http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20315 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 01:00:51 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20315 As a young boy of 11 or 12 I went to a local Star Trek convention and I went to mer Marina Sirtis, because we were told the actress who played Diana Troy on Next Generation would be there. In actuality it was Majel Barret, Gene Roddenberry’s wife who played Diana Troy’s Mother, Nurse Chapel on the original Star Trek and was the voice of the computer in pretty much every Star Trek show ever.

She was super sweet, gave me a hug and took a picture with me. It was a really wonderful first con, especially for being so small, with a single stage where I remember they continuously played movie trailers.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Diego http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20311 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:48:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20311 my first convention was the los angeles comic book and science fiction convention in 2007. the highlight was a panel with smallville tv show creators alfred gough and miles millar. they autographed a poster for me (which is still on my wall) and answered audience questions. someone asked if darkseid would be appearing on the show. they seemed to have no idea who he was.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Stephen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20308 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:02:07 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20308 My first convention was in downtown Chicago. I was 12. My dad took me. I saw Walter Koenig in a panel. Wrath of Khan had just come out. I won Avengers… 5, maybe, in the auction. My dad and I got free Something Wicked This Way Comes tees and he wore his for years. Never saw the movie. I bought a Wrath of Khan game watch and a REVENGE of the Jedi tee. My daughter wears it as a nightshirt. The highlight was I got to meet Ron Wilson who was the artist of my favorite comic Marvel Two in One and he drew me The Thing.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Sarah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20306 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:05:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20306 My first convention was New York Comic Con in 2010, and I’ve been going every year since. I had such a blast seeing a bunch of other people that were just as into all these nerdy things as I was.

Great episode! Always love hearing Patton talk about TV and movies.

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Mark Redmond http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20302 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:24:49 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20302 I went to a Football Card convention in NJ when I was 20 — Saw some Dallas Cowboys and Peyton Manning just after he graduated Tennessee –
no Eli…

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Comment on PMC 150: Patton Oswalt by Thomas Bell http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-150-patton-oswalt/comment-page-1/#comment-20297 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 08:57:28 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4440#comment-20297 Hia Vanessa and Cole, Great episode! My first real con, was a little something called Mertoncon, if you remember the song I had Merton sing for you, well, a lot of the people who I met through the Merton Show,from Canada, and all around the U.S.took a trip to Denver, to meet Merton and just hang out with him for a couple of days. It was quite fun, and awesome! We took a bus trip tour around Denver while Merton played his Piano on the bus, and hung put where there were pianos lined up on the street and he just played for everyone who passed by. Great stuff! Thanks again for all the joy you bring us!

Thomas Bell

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by Derek Martz http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20290 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 03:26:06 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20290 I guess the harmonica, and hell no. I also failed to learn guitar AND piano!

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by Rain http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20231 Thu, 29 May 2014 16:39:23 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20231 A piano! I learned some holiday standards, took about 15 years off, and since taught myself the ‘FUN’ song from Sponge Bob. Also, Bruce is my favorite kid from the hall! :)

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by Andy Redmond http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20174 Wed, 28 May 2014 16:11:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20174 A recorder…First song.. “Sunshine on My Shoulders” by John Denver.
My last song… “Sunshine on My Shoulders” by John Denver.

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by Christine http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20125 Tue, 27 May 2014 21:51:16 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20125 I had a flute. Never any good, gave up after a year.

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20124 Tue, 27 May 2014 20:29:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20124 I’ve barely owned an instrument, so much as lived with people who owned them and they infrequently would leave them behind.

The first family instrument was the technologically Interesting Optigan organ/synthesizer (you slipped LP-sized floppy discs into an optical scanner to set the various keyboard and rhythm sounds). I was the worst in the family at playing that and subsequent keyboards. I’ve since been a terrible trombonist and drummer. Though I did show my brother, just getting acquainted with his fretless electric bass guitar, how to play the bass line for Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”…something he was having difficulty with only because he was trying inadvertently to stick with the frets that didn’t exist on the new instrument’s neck. Trombone experience helpful thus.

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by Allen P. Williams http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20122 Tue, 27 May 2014 17:50:25 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20122 A guitar when I was 10 and I still play 21 years later (not as good as I SHOULD be though).

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by Michelle http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20120 Tue, 27 May 2014 16:31:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20120 viola and no I sucked after playing 4 years

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by Ryan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20116 Tue, 27 May 2014 13:44:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20116 The only instrument I actually owned was an electric guitar I bought when I was 15 with money I won in an NCAA March Madness pool. It was a cheap off-brand that I bought at a pawn shop for like $50. I taught myself how to play a few Green Day songs and “Santa Monica” by Everclear, but because I didn’t own an amp, nothing sounded right. Eventually I just gave up on it and sold the guitar a few years later. Not learning how to play it is one of my biggest regrets ever.

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by LC http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20109 Tue, 27 May 2014 06:38:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20109 The only instrument I ever had was a plastic recorder, and no, I never even tried to be good at it.

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by terry http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20105 Tue, 27 May 2014 00:42:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20105 first instrument: one of those plastic recorders. no, i never got good at it. that might be because one day when i was playing it while sitting on a bench, i fell backwards and scraped the roof of my mouth off.

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by ryan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20101 Mon, 26 May 2014 22:25:13 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20101 YES!! I love Bruce, great episode.

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by Troy Thomas http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20098 Mon, 26 May 2014 20:23:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20098 I recently started playing the drums and have a small police-blue D-Drum kit, minus crash cymbal. In the 8 months I’ve owned it, I’ve only split one tom-head. I can play about 4 Devo songs and 1 Oingo Boingo song.

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by Sara http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20096 Mon, 26 May 2014 19:58:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20096 Trumpet– I learned to play while I had braces. Once the braces came off, I could no longer play. So sad!

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by Anne-Marie http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20094 Mon, 26 May 2014 19:23:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20094 Recorder and no…and I like to think that early failure set the course…

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Comment on PMC 149: Bruce McCulloch by Eric http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-149-bruce-mcculloch/comment-page-1/#comment-20089 Mon, 26 May 2014 18:01:49 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4431#comment-20089 bass. give me the thing.

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Comment on PMC 148: Mackenzie Astin by Liz http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-148-mackenzie-astin/comment-page-1/#comment-19831 Thu, 22 May 2014 22:58:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4420#comment-19831 The only toy I remember getting from a cereal box was a Babe stuff animal. My mom actually got 2, so my brother and I wouldn’t fight over it (although I’m pretty sure he was a teenager at that time). Only problem was that having 2 meant we could never figure out which one was mine and which one was his.

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Comment on PMC 148: Mackenzie Astin by Ryan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-148-mackenzie-astin/comment-page-1/#comment-19666 Tue, 20 May 2014 13:49:10 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4420#comment-19666 I remember eating 6 boxes of Kellog’s Corn Flakes–a cereal I HATED as a kid–so that I could get enough UPCs to get a Darkwing Duck fanny pack. Usually we just had generic cereal without toys, but I begged my mom to let me eat those bland toasted flakes so I could have a sweet place to stash whatever 8 year olds put in fanny packs back in the day. If I’m not mistaken, by the time I actually got the fanny pack, Darkwing Duck was no longer on TV.

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Comment on PMC 148: Mackenzie Astin by Allen P. Williams http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-148-mackenzie-astin/comment-page-1/#comment-19623 Tue, 20 May 2014 04:37:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4420#comment-19623 I’m not sure specifically which toys I was trying to get but I do know that the only reason I would get any type of cereal was only for the toy inside. It didn’t matter the type of cereal. I also remember the Nintendo cereal. That was awesome (well, maybe not the taste)!

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Comment on PMC 148: Mackenzie Astin by bobby sain http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-148-mackenzie-astin/comment-page-1/#comment-19599 Mon, 19 May 2014 23:17:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4420#comment-19599 Had to of been fruity pebbles they had the best ones.

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Comment on PMC 148: Mackenzie Astin by Erin Kelly http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-148-mackenzie-astin/comment-page-1/#comment-19571 Mon, 19 May 2014 15:58:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4420#comment-19571 Just randomly found Mack on Twitter about a week ago, and today I wake up to this podcast. Still have Iron Will on VHS, loved it SO MUCH back in the day. Great Ep, guys.

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Comment on PMC 148: Mackenzie Astin by Gordon Guano http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-148-mackenzie-astin/comment-page-1/#comment-19561 Mon, 19 May 2014 12:03:23 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4420#comment-19561 Oh, man, Wacky Wall Walkers. I remember the toy clear as day, but the cereal only vaguely. I’m pretty sure they came with Cap’n Crunch. The silver medal would go to Frosted Flakes when they had the little Tony the Tiger figurine you would put in a two liter bottle of water, then squeeze it to make Tony go up and down.

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Comment on PMC 147: John Michael Higgins by Heather http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-147-john-michael-higgins/comment-page-1/#comment-19336 Thu, 15 May 2014 06:51:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4406#comment-19336 In the year of our lord 1989, my kindergarten class performed a choral medley of Christmas songs (–not “holiday” music, as this was in the era when Jewish kids only got special recognition during the 5th grade unit on The Diary of Anne Frank). These classics included “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, “Jingle Bells”, and the ever popular “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” with a front-row-soaking emphasis on the word “wish”.

Since then, my choral experience has largely been limited to drunken karaoke and showertime solos, but I LOVE singing along with every word of the Pitch Perfect soundtrack (…and Best In Show is one of my favorite movies of all time!)

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Comment on PMC 147: John Michael Higgins by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-147-john-michael-higgins/comment-page-1/#comment-19331 Thu, 15 May 2014 01:05:49 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4406#comment-19331 Fourth grade…I was the closest thing we had to a basso, and perhaps as such, I was tapped to be the music class’s announcer for our one parentally-attended concert. Our assembly, heavily but not exclusively Caucasian in NW Connecticut (not the wealthy part of the state–in fact, Hazardville, officially incorporated some decades before into Enfield, newly the US home of Lego at this point), was called upon to perform “Motherless Child” (always boffo in such circumstances) and a number of other songs, but it would probably take hypnosis for me to remember any of the others. It was fun.

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Comment on PMC 147: John Michael Higgins by Ryan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-147-john-michael-higgins/comment-page-1/#comment-19315 Wed, 14 May 2014 13:27:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4406#comment-19315 In elementary school, every kid in 4th-6th grades were required to be part of the choir. I was actually pretty good and did a few solos until I hit puberty and never quite figured out how to sing at a lower range.

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Comment on PMC 147: John Michael Higgins by Matt http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-147-john-michael-higgins/comment-page-1/#comment-19299 Tue, 13 May 2014 14:04:45 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4406#comment-19299 When I was in elementary and middle school, I was in a children’s performance group called the Confetti Kids. We did performances at nursing homes and school assemblies and our local town carnival in the summer.

We performed mostly Disney stuff, with holiday music thrown in as appropriate. My personal favorite song was called “Bubblegum”, which I present here as I remember it.

Bubblegum in my hair
Sticky, sticky everywhere
It’s a mess, and I confess,
I just don’t know who put it there

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Comment on PMC 147: John Michael Higgins by Deirdre Yee http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-147-john-michael-higgins/comment-page-1/#comment-19298 Tue, 13 May 2014 13:41:13 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4406#comment-19298 St. Monica’s girls choir, fifth grade, when my mother moved me into the Catholic school (despite the fact that me and my brothers weren’t Catholic) which was a strange and not enjoyable preteen transition. Despite some ostracization and crippling self consciousness, I did manage to enjoy one part of the school and services and my new classmates: that fabulous church music – thus choir!

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Comment on PMC 147: John Michael Higgins by Andy Redmond http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-147-john-michael-higgins/comment-page-1/#comment-19285 Mon, 12 May 2014 18:37:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4406#comment-19285 My first and last choir was a first grade holiday pagent in elementary school. We had to wear pajamas and mine were of the R2-D2 variety. I only remember one song from the set list and it was something about giving 1/2 a penny to an old man in his hat… I still don’t get it.

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Comment on PMC 147: John Michael Higgins by Rob S. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-147-john-michael-higgins/comment-page-1/#comment-19281 Mon, 12 May 2014 14:24:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4406#comment-19281 My mom put me in the choir at the Presbyterian church in Gainesville, FL.
This and 1 episode om Moonlighting & maybe Simon and Simon.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411323/?ref_=rvi_tt
There was a whole plot point where Ice T knew off the top of his head that a group of crows is a murder.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133985/?ref_=rvi_tt

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Comment on PMC 146: Stephen Root by Alec http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-146-stephen-root/comment-page-1/#comment-18986 Sun, 27 Apr 2014 04:30:30 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4398#comment-18986 When I was four or five, I decided I liked spicy things. At an Italian restaurant, I broke into the dried chilli bottle while my parents weren’t looking and chowed down. I tried not to cry, but my folks told me later that my face went beet-red almost instantly.

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Comment on PMC 146: Stephen Root by Ryan Schrodt http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-146-stephen-root/comment-page-1/#comment-18939 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:42:16 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4398#comment-18939 Growing up in a small town Iowa, most of the food that I grew up with was relatively simple. Cows, chickens, and pigs with various vegetables. The first time I remember trying anything really unique was on a trip to New Orleans when I was 11 and I tried smoked alligator from a street vendor. It was beyond amazing and set me on a life course of trying to eat as many different animals as possible. Since then, I’ve tried a variety of strange meats include elk, emu, ostrich, and snake. My goal is to literally eat all of the animals–except the endangered ones.

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Comment on PMC 146: Stephen Root by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-146-stephen-root/comment-page-1/#comment-18918 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:13:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4398#comment-18918 Poi. I’m sure there were things before this that could be termed adventures at some level, but I definitely remember the first time I had poi.

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Comment on PMC 146: Stephen Root by Joe Cuffe http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-146-stephen-root/comment-page-1/#comment-18917 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:15:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4398#comment-18917 I remember when I was 4, and having a bean burrito for the first time. I had just been attacked by a stray German Shepard, and was at the doctor’s office getting my nose and forehead stitched back together. After the procedure (which, being 1974, the didn’t see much need for any anesthesia), my parents brought me to a little Mexican restaurant and got me a bean burrito. I wouldn’t touch it for a while (it looked like a turd in a blanket), but after a dose of 1970′s “parental encouragement”, I decided it was in my best interest to try it. And (cue trumpets and fan-fare)a life-long love affair was born!

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Comment on PMC 146: Stephen Root by Austin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-146-stephen-root/comment-page-1/#comment-18909 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:02:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4398#comment-18909 Opps, sorry about that. Anyhow, to continue the story, we spotted a dive of a diner in the middle of nowhere and knew this was the place. It turned out that they were having a special that night since it was Valentines Day. Baby beef heart! I couldn’t resist the shear poetry of eating a heart on Valentines Day. I have to say it was tough in texture but overall pretty tasty. But most importantly, it made for a great night an a memorable experience.

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Comment on PMC 146: Stephen Root by Austin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-146-stephen-root/comment-page-1/#comment-18908 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:53:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4398#comment-18908 I love to try new and interesting things, so this wasn’t my first time eating something unique, but one of the more interesting times. It was valentines day back in the early 2000s. I was in my mid twenties and was visiting with a couple of friends. None of us had any valentines plans so we picked a direction and drove until we found an interesting place to stop for dinner. We spotted a dive of a diner in the middle of no where and knew this was t

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Comment on PMC 146: Stephen Root by Kerry Driscoll http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-146-stephen-root/comment-page-1/#comment-18907 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:07:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4398#comment-18907 I think the first adventurous thing I tried in a restaurant was halibut cheeks in a restaurant in Central Pennsylvania. I was up at Penn State for a football game with my parents and we went to a restaurant where the speciality was halibut cheeks. I, being curious and perhaps a bit dim, asked the waitress what they were. And she said exactly what they sound like, cheeks of a halibut. I wasn’t aware fish had cheeks but I decided to try them. They were smothered with parmesan cheese so basically that’s all I could taste. They were good at first but they were too cheesy for me.

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Comment on PMC 146: Stephen Root by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-146-stephen-root/comment-page-1/#comment-18905 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:15 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4398#comment-18905 I don’t remember what the first adventurous thing I had was, but I know several people from Burlington, MA, that apparently all grew up on white rice and chicken fingers? Made one of them try shrimp in college, and she cried. Went on a date with another of them and he thought he was being adventurous getting a chicken caesar wrap.

Oh, and…I feel like if you were the right age, Cruel Intentions was like the hottest thing that had ever happened? Pretty much.

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Comment on PMC 146: Stephen Root by Sarah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-146-stephen-root/comment-page-1/#comment-18899 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:24:35 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4398#comment-18899 I’ve never been much of an adventurous eater, but I remember being about 10 and my dad having me try octopus and squid when we were out to dinner one night. The octopus actually looked like little tiny baby octopus and it totally freaked me out – I don’t like it when my food has a face, thanks (it was also super rubbery and gross). The squid was alright, though.

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Comment on PMC 145: Haley Joel Osment by Justin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-145-haley-joel-osment/comment-page-1/#comment-18777 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:18:08 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4391#comment-18777 V

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Comment on PMC 145: Haley Joel Osment by Collin Bounds http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-145-haley-joel-osment/comment-page-1/#comment-18687 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:05:51 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4391#comment-18687 The first miniseries I remember watching was a parody similar to “The Spoils of Babylon”. It was called “Fresno” and starred Carol Burnett & Dabney Coleman. I was young and can’t remember if it was any good or not, but I’ve never seen it rerun or issued on home video, so I’m guessing it wasn’t too great.

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Comment on PMC 145: Haley Joel Osment by Dave http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-145-haley-joel-osment/comment-page-1/#comment-18583 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:44:40 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4391#comment-18583 My favorite mini-series, by far, is called Dead Set. It is a zombie series based on the UK Big Brother set. It is awesome!

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Comment on PMC 145: Haley Joel Osment by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-145-haley-joel-osment/comment-page-1/#comment-18522 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:51:16 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4391#comment-18522 Well, if we count those which became miniseries even when they weren’t meant to be, THE PRISONER. I caught it as a Very young person when it was first telecast in the US in 1969 (iirc) and Rover was Very scary.

For those that were actually meant to be miniseries, THE FORSYTE SAGA, in repeats (it had first been broadcast in the US on National Educational Television before PBS was founded, but I didn’t catch up with it and get caught up in it till 1976)…just a bit before I got caught up in ROOTS, which I’d read before the series began (THE BASTARD and a few others just didn’t sweep me up, though I’d watch a bit of the various MASTERPIECE THEATRE items from time to time).

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Comment on PMC 145: Haley Joel Osment by Chuck http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-145-haley-joel-osment/comment-page-1/#comment-18496 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:31:43 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4391#comment-18496 My favorite mini-series is definitely Lonesome Dove, how can you not like a western that has Steve Buscemi in it.

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Comment on PMC 145: Haley Joel Osment by MATT SPEARS http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-145-haley-joel-osment/comment-page-1/#comment-18494 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:14:26 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4391#comment-18494 I remember my parents watching North and South with Patrick Swayze and being really into it but I remember nothing about it now.

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Comment on PMC 145: Haley Joel Osment by Allen P. Williams http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-145-haley-joel-osment/comment-page-1/#comment-18415 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:15:25 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4391#comment-18415 The Stand.

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Comment on PMC 145: Haley Joel Osment by Tom Steele http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-145-haley-joel-osment/comment-page-1/#comment-18368 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:00:34 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4391#comment-18368 I’m going to show my age here, but it most definitely was James Michener’s Centennial. My whole family watched it every year, because my father was obsessed with the history of the Old West, and especially the Rocky Mountains. Of course, it had Richard Chamberlain in it, like every 70s and 80s miniseries did. My sister and I would even act out scenes.

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Comment on PMC 145: Haley Joel Osment by Andy Redmond http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-145-haley-joel-osment/comment-page-1/#comment-18361 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:40:32 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4391#comment-18361 THE STAND –
Had an all-star pop culture b list cast –

Max Headroom, LT. Dan, Molly Ringwald, Mr. Hand, Parker Lewis and Patrick from Sponge Bob to name a few.

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Comment on PMC 145: Haley Joel Osment by Kari http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-145-haley-joel-osment/comment-page-1/#comment-18357 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:25:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4391#comment-18357 I think the first one I can remember being taken in by was Stephen King’s Rose Red. I think I enjoyed it so much more because it terrified my mother and I still forced her to sit through it all.

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Comment on PMC 145: Haley Joel Osment by Jessica http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-145-haley-joel-osment/comment-page-1/#comment-18356 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:13:13 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4391#comment-18356 There’s a tie for the first miniseries I was obsessed with – The 10th Kingdom and Pride and Prejudice (with Colin Firth), both of which I still adore. The 10th Kingdom appealed to my inner child and Pride and Prejudice appealed to my inner 50 year old divorcee. I still watch them both continuously.

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Comment on PMC 145: Haley Joel Osment by giovanni bienne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-145-haley-joel-osment/comment-page-1/#comment-18341 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:20:08 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4391#comment-18341 the first mini series i was obsessed with was undoubtedly Princess Daisy – it introuced an impressionable child to incest, perpetrated by Rupert Everett, who gives me the chills whenever i see him on the street, which undoubtedly harks back to that.

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Comment on PMC 145: Haley Joel Osment by giovanni bienne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-145-haley-joel-osment/comment-page-1/#comment-18340 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:19:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4391#comment-18340 the first mini series i was obsessed with was undoubtedly Princes Daisy – it introuced an impressionable child to incest, perpetrated by Rupert Everett, who gives me the chills whenever i see him on the street, which undoubtedly harks back to that.

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Comment on PMC 144: Andy Daly by Allen P. Williams http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-144-andy-daly/comment-page-1/#comment-18305 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:43:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4381#comment-18305 Great episode!! The first radio show that I got REALLY into and still enjoy from time to time is The Dave Glover Show in St. Louis. Each day of the week they do different stuff and I’ve won prizes from their show on a game called Stump The Studio wherein they ask callers to call in with trivia and if they don’t know the answer, you win!

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Comment on PMC 144: Andy Daly by PMC Fan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-144-andy-daly/comment-page-1/#comment-18303 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:11:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4381#comment-18303 Cole & Vanessa , I am a fan of your podcasts , but please stop this ridiculous hatred for Anne Hathaway ( and stop promoting it ) . It is incredibly random and ridiculous . Why are people enormously threatened by a massively talented , successful , and very smart female ? No man has to deal with this nonsense . If you have a dire need to hate on celebrities, hate on Mel Gibson , OJ Simpson , Woody Allen , Roman Polanski , and R. Kelly . Those are some of the true enemies of Hollyweird , because their behavior are unforgivable .

P.S. Please, give a tongue lashing to Jennifer Lawrence’s stupidity act , and she only does it for popularity purposes . For example , Jennifer played the extra clumsy act at the Oscars , yelled from the Oscar stage like a drunkard , and she cusses and talk about farting on talk shows. This doesn’t make her cool or hip . It makes her look like a moron . I want this idiotic young female fad to go away . Cole & Vanessa , make these issues into a topic of discussion on your next podcast .

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Comment on PMC 144: Andy Daly by Rachelpi http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-144-andy-daly/comment-page-1/#comment-18255 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:40:09 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4381#comment-18255 Andy’s one of the anti-cat people?? Say it ain’t so :’( Thanks for defending the kitties, Cole.

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Comment on PMC 144: Andy Daly by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-144-andy-daly/comment-page-1/#comment-18245 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:21:54 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4381#comment-18245 In middle school I’d listen to the Matty in the Morning show while I got ready, and then via a walkman with a built in radio on the bus. At some point in middle school I looked the guy up and was surprised at how much older he looked than how he sounded. That was probably 1995 or so, and his show’s still on today.

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Comment on Tharrrrr be cheese here, matey! Cole’s unapologetic love of The Pirate Movie! by Jenn http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2011/tharrrrr-be-cheese-here-matey-coles-unapologetic-love-of-the-pirate-movie/comment-page-1/#comment-18198 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:49:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=1953#comment-18198 OMG! My love for The Pirate movie knows no bounds. I recently found it on DVD and have watched it several times. It’s so bad that it is sooooo good.

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Comment on PMC 142: Julie Brown by Faith Love http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-142-julie-brown/comment-page-1/#comment-18064 Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:30:55 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4362#comment-18064 It was the spring of 1981, and 7th grade me had discovered the Beatles. I think my gateway book was something like “Four boys From Liverpool” — kicked off a lifetime love.

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Comment on Cole and Vanessa’s Top 10 Flicks of 2013! by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/cole-and-vanessas-top-10-flicks-of-2013/comment-page-1/#comment-18020 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:19:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4346#comment-18020 IN A WORLD…: The least believable aspect of that one was Lake Bell’s (even as self-abnegating) character dallying with (even) a Ken Marino-looking guy as smarmy as his character was.

Hope you folks caught IT’S A DISASTER at some point.

Kate Winslet is making some odd choices of late.

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Comment on PMC 143: Sarah Burns by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-143-sarah-burns/comment-page-1/#comment-18010 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:56:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4372#comment-18010 And I, too, was struck by how many shared plotpoints there were between TOP OF THE LAKE and TRUE DETECTIVE…not that one was likely cribbed from the other, any more than they’d need to be cribbed from THE MEN WHO HATE WOMEN aka “THE GIRL [sic] WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO”…particularly given the long history of charmers including the Albert Fishes of the world, and the rather notable scandals involving clergy and coaches and such (not so much new as newly open)…

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Comment on PMC 143: Sarah Burns by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-143-sarah-burns/comment-page-1/#comment-18009 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:51:50 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4372#comment-18009 The book, btw, was THE KING IN YELLOW. Odd to suddenly find everyone getting excited about Robert W. Chambers, however distantly, all these years later.

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Comment on PMC 143: Sarah Burns by Allen P. Williams http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-143-sarah-burns/comment-page-1/#comment-18008 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:37:51 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4372#comment-18008 Definitely Sesame Street. Mr. Rogers was also HUGE. I’d say Mr. Rogers was a much better show all-around than Sesame Street.

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Comment on PMC 143: Sarah Burns by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-143-sarah-burns/comment-page-1/#comment-18007 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:31:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4372#comment-18007 DAVEY AND GOLIATH, fwiw, wasn’t an LDS series, but a Lutheran production. The GUMBY guy was apparently behind it, unsurprisingly. As a kid, I rather dug D&G and the Catholic drama anthology INSIGHT, but they didn’t do anything to shake my lifelong atheism, nor did the fitfully amusing MARSHALL EFRON’S ILLUSTRATED, SIMPLIFIED AND PAINLESS SUNDAY SCHOOL.

The first educational series I recall getting into would probably be MISTER ROGERS, which I was catching up with just as NET was becoming PBS, and CAPTAIN KANGAROO (on CBS about as long as Fred Rogers was on public broadcasting)…commercial television also had a sort of televised nursery school/kindergarten series at that point, ROMPER ROOM, which had and has been durable, though I don’t know if any recent revivals are still on the air anywhere. The early ’70s were pretty good for educational tv, between the classroom programming one could catch on a snow or sick day on the PBS stations and such other instructional weekday programs as HODGE PODGE LODGE (mostly about animals) and, of course, ZOOM (which in its first run really caught our imaginations, as a sort of educational variety-show magazine with a cast of kids)…along with the odd commercial program of similar ambition, such as MAKE A WISH on ABC or the syndicated BIG BLUE MARBLE. When THE UNDERSEA WORLD OF JACQUES COUSTEAU spun off from the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC specials series, and NOVA started up on PBS about the same time, I had three nighttime hourly series to catch whenever I could…I was just a tad older and more literate than the target audiences for SESAME STREET and THE ELECTRIC COMPANY when they started, but they were amusing to see…

Utterly charming episode. Burns is a great guest, and a pity about the sad events on the day of the recording.

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Comment on PMC 143: Sarah Burns by Ryan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-143-sarah-burns/comment-page-1/#comment-18003 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:32:39 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4372#comment-18003 I was way into Sesame Street, which was step one in a life long obsession with all things Muppet-y. And now, to this day, I can’t count to 12 without singing the pinball counting song.

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Comment on PMC 142: Julie Brown by Manny Rodriguez http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-142-julie-brown/comment-page-1/#comment-17985 Sun, 23 Mar 2014 08:15:02 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4362#comment-17985 In high school I became obsessed with art. I remember having an English teacher getting me into an artist named Jean-Michel Basquiat. He have me his biography simply titled “Basquiat”. Ever since then Jean has been all time favorite artist. Such an inspiring human being. :)

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Comment on PMC 142: Julie Brown by Nephi http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-142-julie-brown/comment-page-1/#comment-17869 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:08:13 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4362#comment-17869 Great, great, great podcast! You guys asked Julie Brown the best questions. I can’t get enough of the stories she tells about celebrities she’s had dealings with. I’ve been a fan of hers since the mid-’80s when I was a teenager. She’s awesome – hilarious yet kind and down to earth.

The first autobiography I read was Carol Burnett’s “One More Time” in 1986. She’s an amazing woman and learning about her difficult childhood and how she came out of it with such grace and compassion had a big impact on me.

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Comment on PMC 142: Julie Brown by Gordon Guano http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-142-julie-brown/comment-page-1/#comment-17858 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:23:24 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4362#comment-17858 I’m with Jen in the first comment. The Compleat Al was amazing! I probably crossed that fine line between music appreciation and idolatry.

After that, it was Bob Woodward’s John Belushi biography, Wired. After watching Animal House and 1941, Belushi was everything a chubby eight year old who wanted to be funny could aspire to.

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Comment on PMC 142: Julie Brown by Collin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-142-julie-brown/comment-page-1/#comment-17856 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:31:23 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4362#comment-17856 I remember as a kid REPEATEDLY reading a biography of Squanto. I have no idea why I was so fascinated by it, nor do I remember anything about Squanto.

SO HAPPY to hear this episode with Julie Brown! Love, love, love her. I still list Shakes the Clown as my favorite movie ever, and I wore out my VHS copy of Medusa: Dare To Be Truthful many years ago. I know way too many of her songs by heart. Come to think of it, I may have a problem.

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Comment on PMC 142: Julie Brown by RuRu http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-142-julie-brown/comment-page-1/#comment-17842 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:02:53 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4362#comment-17842 The first biography I read was, “The Story of Harriet Tubman – Freedom Railroad.” I was 9 years old, in 6th Grade (1976). We were asked to do a Book Report on any topic of our choosing. I was in the school library, walking through an aisle, when I saw a book and became curious, when I read the title and the words on the binding, “Freedom Railroad.” When I read what it was about I decided that would be the one.

Harriet Tubman became an instant heroine, to me. Knowing that I had learned about her, prior to the television miniseries “A Woman Called Moses”, gave me a great sense of honor and pride. Her role in history and the Underground Railroad left an immense and positive impression on me.

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Comment on PMC 142: Julie Brown by Stephen Parker http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-142-julie-brown/comment-page-1/#comment-17838 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:05:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4362#comment-17838 The first biography I got way into in High School was surprisingly The Memoirs of Richard Nixon. It is really fascinating to hear stories from controversial people, and while he did kind of skirt over the whole watergate thing, it was a truly fascinating read and I grew a deeper respect for the actual good stuff that he did.

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Comment on PMC 142: Julie Brown by Susan Lorenz http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-142-julie-brown/comment-page-1/#comment-17835 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:20:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4362#comment-17835 Hey Guys – like you guys, the first biography I remember reading was in grade school, about Florence Nightingale and the Crimean War. I remember it lead me to many more Civil War and World War I and II biographies. And of course, I can’t help but think about it now in light of current events in Russia and Crimea.

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Comment on PMC 142: Julie Brown by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-142-julie-brown/comment-page-1/#comment-17822 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:21:54 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4362#comment-17822 I special-ordered through the mail “The Compleat Al” which was a bio of Weird Al Yankovic, my favorite rock star when I was a teen. Still love him! I treasure my copy of that book still.

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Comment on PMC 141: Dana Snyder by Scott http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-141-dana-snyder/comment-page-1/#comment-17695 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 23:55:16 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4352#comment-17695 Elvis. Tribute shirts abounded, Grown men wept, seven year old Scott wondered what it was all about?

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Comment on PMC 141: Dana Snyder by Nicholas Roche http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-141-dana-snyder/comment-page-1/#comment-17685 Sat, 01 Mar 2014 15:47:23 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4352#comment-17685 Had to be when Gene Roddenberry died. It was when I had hit the “fervor” of both my young teen years and my STAR TREK fandom when I heard the “Great Bird” had died. It was shortly thereafter that I had my van turned into the original “Shuttlevan RODDENBERRY” and got it “blessed” by Gene’s widow Majel. (http://startrekcars.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=9489812) That van is now “permanently drydocked”, but its legacy continues with the RODDENBERRY II. (http://startrekcars.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=14423953)

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Comment on PMC 141: Dana Snyder by Larry http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-141-dana-snyder/comment-page-1/#comment-17679 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:05:57 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4352#comment-17679 I was just a little kid watching Frankenstein on local horror host Sir Graves Ghastly’s show when I heard it casually mentioned that Boris Karloff had died several years earlier. Sigh…

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Comment on PMC 141: Dana Snyder by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-141-dana-snyder/comment-page-1/#comment-17678 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:47:54 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4352#comment-17678 I was too young to know who John Lennon really was, but I remember it happening. Andy Kaufman died on my birthday when I was a teen and I remember thinking that death comes for everyone no matter how successful. Scary.

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Comment on Cole and Vanessa’s Top 10 Flicks of 2013! by Rik http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/cole-and-vanessas-top-10-flicks-of-2013/comment-page-1/#comment-17647 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:12:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4346#comment-17647 No love for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters?
Now You See Me sounds like the worst.

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Comment on PMC 140: Omar J. Dorsey by Andrew http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-140-omar-j-dorsey/comment-page-1/#comment-17560 Sat, 22 Feb 2014 04:36:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4339#comment-17560 Follow up to my previous entry: I posted the comment before listening to the episode and hearing Cole’s admission that the Bulldogs were also among his favorites as a kid. I also loved Jake the Snake and Damian. Also, upon looking further into whether my memory was accurate, I find that I was conflating the Hart Foundation/Bulldog feud, which culminated in their facing off at Wrestlemania III, after the biased referee cost the Bulldogs the title, and a later 2 out of 3 falls match, I think it was the Harts right about the time they turned face and were feuding with Demolition.

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Comment on PMC 140: Omar J. Dorsey by Andrew http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-140-omar-j-dorsey/comment-page-1/#comment-17523 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:29:51 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4339#comment-17523 I have been a pro wrestling fan for just about as long as I can remember–I started really caring about wrestling about the time of Wrestlemania 2, when I was 8 or 9, and have been a fan ever since. The earliest WWF storyline I can recall feeling strongly about was the feud between the Hart Foundation and the British Bulldogs. I remember watching Saturday Night’s Main Event where the main event was a best two out of three falls match for the tag team championship, and being ridiculously angry when the Hart Foundation cheated to win the third fall. I think my dad tried to explain that it was all staged at the time, but I was having none of it…I really was upset about the whole thing.

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Comment on PMC 140: Omar J. Dorsey by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-140-omar-j-dorsey/comment-page-1/#comment-17522 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:56:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4339#comment-17522 This is embarrassing but I have always loved Scotland. The embarrassing part is that I thought that Rowdy Roddy Piper was a real Scotsman. He doesn’t even have an accent! What can I say? I was a kid.

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Comment on PMC 140: Omar J. Dorsey by Liz http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-140-omar-j-dorsey/comment-page-1/#comment-17521 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:09:23 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4339#comment-17521 I don’t have an answer to the question, BUT I had to share that this podcast made me realize that River and Joaquin Phoenix are related. My mind was so blown and I felt like such an idiot that I had to pause the podcast for about 10 minutes. At least to make me feel better, I asked two other people in their mid to late 20s who also didn’t know this.

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Comment on PMC 140: Omar J. Dorsey by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-140-omar-j-dorsey/comment-page-1/#comment-17519 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:17:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4339#comment-17519 This video is the only loosely wrestling related thing I’ve ever been particularly interested in, but I have watched it about a zillion times:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUxY2Tz6spE

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Comment on PMC 139: Christine Lakin by Liz http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-139-christine-lakin/comment-page-1/#comment-17472 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:28:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4328#comment-17472 My first dance class was one that was included in preschool. I don’t even know if it was a certain type except have a bunch of preschoolers try to coordinate movements. I do remember a VHS tape of our group performing at my hometown’s festival called Big Hat Days. I’m not even sure why we were performing there because it was a bunch of 3-4 year olds standing around looking very confused with somewhat of a crowd watching.

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Comment on PMC 139: Christine Lakin by Kim http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-139-christine-lakin/comment-page-1/#comment-17458 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 02:31:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4328#comment-17458 My first dance class was a jazz class when I was 7 (1988). We danced to “Kokomo” by the Beach Boys at the recital and wore bright red costumes with lots of fringe and gold sequins. Oh, the 80s.

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Comment on PMC 139: Christine Lakin by Ryan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-139-christine-lakin/comment-page-1/#comment-17453 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:01:41 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4328#comment-17453 I have never taken an actual dance class, but when I was a wee boy (like 6ish), my sister was always watching Dance Party USA (often times videotaping it to watch it multiple times). I would say that I learned all of my sweet moves from Dance Party USA circa 1989. Needless to say, I am the belle of most balls.

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Comment on PMC 139: Christine Lakin by Dan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-139-christine-lakin/comment-page-1/#comment-17441 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 04:17:35 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4328#comment-17441 So did no one else think that Christine was probably talking about Chris Hardwick’s show when talking about a TV show where people talk about other people’s tweets? Well I enjoyed listening to the last episode of Pop My Culture to be hosted by the Nerdist Network.

Also, I think Kurt Braunohler needs to hire that sky writer to write “LaBeouf stole my joke” over LA.

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Comment on PMC 72: Judy Greer by jason henley http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-72-judy-greer/comment-page-1/#comment-17424 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 01:48:53 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3003#comment-17424 I was born in 1973 and my favorite music is the who and so but I listened to hard rock in all of my life and the who is my favorite rock band that I listened to and the who just played the 60′s and the 70′s and they ended up in the 80′s and they ended up in 1982 and they did and so does as roger daltrey and pete townshend and john
entwistle did and so judy greer the actress really likes the who and I think that she listens to them sometimes and good timing and thank you!

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Comment on PMC 139: Christine Lakin by Joshua http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-139-christine-lakin/comment-page-1/#comment-17386 Sat, 08 Feb 2014 08:57:53 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4328#comment-17386 Step By Step deserves a reunion As it didn’t get a proper series final. With the new show Girl Meets World happening Any chance Step By Step could get a reunion to catch viewers up on where they characters ended up? Patrick Duffy said he’d do one not to mention mentioned the idea. What would it take to make a reunion happen? Starting a kickstarter campian what?!

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Comment on PMC 139: Christine Lakin by Matt http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-139-christine-lakin/comment-page-1/#comment-17383 Sat, 08 Feb 2014 03:23:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4328#comment-17383 My first dance class was in 1988, my mom thought it would be a good way to meet new people… I was 6 lol

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Comment on PMC 139: Christine Lakin by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-139-christine-lakin/comment-page-1/#comment-17381 Sat, 08 Feb 2014 01:05:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4328#comment-17381 When I was in kindergarten, in 1974, they had our class do a mass “popular dance” class. All the other kids were having a great time and I didn’t know what to do with myself! It was sad. :-(

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Comment on PMC 139: Christine Lakin by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-139-christine-lakin/comment-page-1/#comment-17372 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:30:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4328#comment-17372 I started ballet and tap at the same time (technically the ballet class was scheduled earlier, so I guess that came first) when I was 6, then quit when I was 10 because my brother had started karate so I had to as well, because it wasn’t safe to let him get an advantage.

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Comment on PMC 138: Josh Gondelman by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-138-josh-gondelman/comment-page-1/#comment-17369 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 02:33:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4317#comment-17369 I remember being in the 1st grade Xmas play, as a wise man. I was terrified that I would trip.

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Comment on PMC 138: Josh Gondelman by Rich http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-138-josh-gondelman/comment-page-1/#comment-17280 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:59:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4317#comment-17280 My first and last time trying stand up went like this: In college, my roommate, a huge comedy fan, decided to have a “comedy party” for his birthday. He asked who he decided were his “funniest friends” to come up with a 10 minute stand up set. I’d spoken in public and been in plays but never tried to do comedy. It was in front of maybe 15 people, most of them my friends, but I was so nervous I was shaking. My best joke was something about how you can’t ever tell someone how little sleep you got last night without them trying to top you (“Well I invented a time machine just so I could go back to last night and keep myself awake.”) I got done in about 3 minutes which included the time it took me to drink the Fresca I had brought to illustrate a joke I had. A joke about Fresca. Everyone was super nice and really it wasn’t terrible.

Then the guy after me told a story about getting beat up by the teenage girls at the correctional facility where he worked and killed. We were all crying it was so funny. So, not Fresca-level of funny, but pretty darn funny.

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Comment on PMC 138: Josh Gondelman by Gordon Guano http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-138-josh-gondelman/comment-page-1/#comment-17226 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 02:54:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4317#comment-17226 Got to recite “Jabberwocky” in front of the school in the fifth grade. My best friend acted out the poem with hand puppets. The Jabberwock came back to life at the end and chased me off the stage to big laughs.

Good times.

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Comment on PMC 138: Josh Gondelman by timorousme http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-138-josh-gondelman/comment-page-1/#comment-17220 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:55:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4317#comment-17220 Katie Holmes and Michael Keaton worked together on the movie First Daughter ten years ago, so that’s probably the reason for their ironic friendship. He played the President of the U.S. and she played his daughter.

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Comment on PMC 32: Bob Odenkirk (LIVE from SF Sketchfest) by Mickie http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2011/pmc-32-bob-odenkirk-live-from-sf-sketchfest/comment-page-1/#comment-17207 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 05:48:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=1570#comment-17207 I wouldn’t characterize Odenkirk as a blowhard. He talks a lot but he seems pretty modest and humble for the most part. I heard him on WTF and he was extremely honest about his personal flaws. This segment was awesome though. Vanessa’s questions crack me up!

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Comment on PMC 135: David Nadelberg by Chipuff http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-135-david-nadelberg/comment-page-1/#comment-17143 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:51:39 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4294#comment-17143 I know I’m really late to this, but oh well. My “first” about a Christmas movie/TV special was “A Merry Mirthworm Christmas”. My older sister and I would wait for this one every year and watch it every time it aired. We’d even act out parts of it while we watched. I was stoked when I finally tracked down a VHS copy (complete with gigantic clam shell case!) a few years ago. It doesn’t really hold up, but I still have my memories. LOL

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Comment on PMC 137: Pop My Cork (Part 2) – The Worst of 2013 with Dana Gould, Jim O’Heir, Kevin Pollak and Jodie Sweetin by Kelsi http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-137-pop-my-cork-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-17122 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:43:42 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4311#comment-17122 I love your show, but unfortunately had to stop listening when everyone was eating into their microphones!

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Comment on PMC 137: Pop My Cork (Part 2) – The Worst of 2013 with Dana Gould, Jim O’Heir, Kevin Pollak and Jodie Sweetin by Alec http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-137-pop-my-cork-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-17063 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:59:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4311#comment-17063 The whole stretch on Reflektor, from Awful Sound to Afterlife, is amazing.

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Comment on PMC 136: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The BEST of 2013 w/ Dana Gould, Jim O’Heir, Kevin Pollak and Jodie Sweetin by Thomas J http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-136-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2013-w-dana-gould-jim-oheir-kevin-pollak-and-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-17059 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 19:35:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4305#comment-17059 1) This is the End (The most fun I had at the movies all year)

2) Blackfish (The most disturbed I’ve become by a movie this year)

3) Orange is the New Black (The only new show of 2013 with the potential for greatness)

4) Paul McCarney’s New (“They can’t take it from me if they try / I lived through those early days”)

5) Danny Brown’s Old (“On my way to get Wonderbread / I swear I just wonder bread”)

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Comment on PMC 137: Pop My Cork (Part 2) – The Worst of 2013 with Dana Gould, Jim O’Heir, Kevin Pollak and Jodie Sweetin by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-137-pop-my-cork-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-17052 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 04:26:41 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4311#comment-17052 1. Pain, death, murder, genocide, ecocide. Alzheimer’s no damned fun, either.
2. Petty annoyances in pop culture.
3. Being told that Obama is remotely of the left, much less his idolators are examples of far leftists.
4. Sadness over hearing about tough times for you, Vanessa (meliorated by your apparent carefully-dealt-with current situation, for which congratulations and good luck).
5. Idly wondering who wins the contests.

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Comment on PMC 137: Pop My Cork (Part 2) – The Worst of 2013 with Dana Gould, Jim O’Heir, Kevin Pollak and Jodie Sweetin by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-137-pop-my-cork-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-17015 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:01:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4311#comment-17015 Have to stick with my personal worsts….lost my job in March, and in April my bf of 8 years said he wasn’t sure he loved me any more. So yeah. Still reeling.

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Comment on PMC 137: Pop My Cork (Part 2) – The Worst of 2013 with Dana Gould, Jim O’Heir, Kevin Pollak and Jodie Sweetin by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-137-pop-my-cork-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-17013 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:43:45 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4311#comment-17013 1 Upworthy-style headlines

2 Friends that broke up after their wedding invites were already sent out. Awkward/tragic.

3 Government shutdown!

4 The big hype around Pacific Rim – read so much about how Mako was some amazing feminist character, which I wouldn’t have even cared about if I hadn’t read so many gushing articles about how great she was, but then she spent the whole time needing encouragement, doing whatever men told her to do, and at the end, gave up on the guy and started crying about his “death” without even attempting CPR. WEAK.

5 Life in Greece turns out to be way not as cheap as the destroyed economy might lead you to expect. Bummer.

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Comment on PMC 136: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The BEST of 2013 w/ Dana Gould, Jim O’Heir, Kevin Pollak and Jodie Sweetin by Jonathan Agar http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-136-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2013-w-dana-gould-jim-oheir-kevin-pollak-and-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-16996 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:54:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4305#comment-16996 Top five of 2013:
1)Day of the Doctor (Dr. Who 50th Anniversary special)

2)Hearing the stars of TGIF read Cole’s fan fiction

3)Seeing former wrestling star Mick Foley do stand-up comedy

4)The Wolverine

5) The post-credit scene from the Evil Dead remake

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Comment on PMC 136: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The BEST of 2013 w/ Dana Gould, Jim O’Heir, Kevin Pollak and Jodie Sweetin by Gordon G. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-136-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2013-w-dana-gould-jim-oheir-kevin-pollak-and-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-16972 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 07:33:54 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4305#comment-16972 Beverage alert for when the conversation turns to Bieber.

My top 5:

1) Dan Harmon gets hired back for another season of Community. (He and Erin McGathy made for a great episode of PMC!)
2) It’s the longest possible time until the next 17-year locust swarm.
3) Suddenly, you can get absinthe at liquor stores everywhere.
4) A new season of Louis CK’s show Louie. We’re not worthy!
5) The last twenty minutes of Iron Man 3.

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Comment on PMC 136: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The BEST of 2013 w/ Dana Gould, Jim O’Heir, Kevin Pollak and Jodie Sweetin by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2014/pmc-136-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2013-w-dana-gould-jim-oheir-kevin-pollak-and-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-16961 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:06:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4305#comment-16961 Hannibal – so in love with this show, and the online reaction (see: http://willgrahamhasaniceday.tumblr.com/)

getting into a grad program that sounded like exactly what I’ve been looking for for years (how the program actually is will be on my shit list…)

finding out how effective hot water bottles are at keeping you toasty all night

having a pb&j after months out of the US, unable to get peanut butter

did my first bike races and wasn’t DFL

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Comment on PMC 134: Kevin Heffernan by Danny http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-134-kevin-heffernan/comment-page-1/#comment-16535 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 09:41:40 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4285#comment-16535 The appropriate rap version of the knitting story would be Knittas With Attitude.

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Comment on PMC 129: Stars of TGIF with Reginald VelJohnson, Jodie Sweetin, Stuart Pankin & Brice Beckham (Live at LAPodfest) by Rebecca http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-129-stars-of-tgif-with-reginald-veljohnson-jodie-sweetin-stuart-pankin-brice-beckham-live-at-lapodfest/comment-page-1/#comment-15774 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 22:01:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4217#comment-15774 Maybe a little late but catching up with episodes. In this episode it was said that the British call “Ball Breakers” bunny burners, i think it he meant to say Bunny Boilers, as the rabbit in the movie was being boiled.

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Comment on PMC 135: David Nadelberg by Super Mario http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-135-david-nadelberg/comment-page-1/#comment-15751 Sat, 21 Dec 2013 04:43:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4294#comment-15751 “The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas” for me. Someone got it for me on VHS when I was 4 or 5 years old and I wore the hell out of it. I think I liked it so much because the tape was black but the flap was gray. I’m pretty sure I still have it somewhere, just don’t have anything to watch it on.

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Comment on PMC 135: David Nadelberg by Liz http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-135-david-nadelberg/comment-page-1/#comment-15680 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:55:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4294#comment-15680 A Muppet Christmas Carol for me too. We also had the soundtrack and I sang and danced to that thing pretty much every December of my youth. Today, whenever I think of the Christmas Carol story, I can only think about it in muppet form.

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Comment on PMC 135: David Nadelberg by Nick http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-135-david-nadelberg/comment-page-1/#comment-15643 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 03:49:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4294#comment-15643 “A Muppet Christmas Carol” for sure. When I was in school our teacher got a touch of the “lazies” right before Christmas break and played this movie everyday for a week. Just come in, sit down, and watch the Muppets. This movie doesn’t just get me in the Christmas spirit, it reminds me of the simple days of no school work.

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Comment on PMC 135: David Nadelberg by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-135-david-nadelberg/comment-page-1/#comment-15641 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 03:29:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4294#comment-15641 My first xmas special memory was the annual viewing of Rudolph. Back then you had to wait for it to be on tv and you had to be there when it was on and save bathroom breaks for the commercial.

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Comment on PMC 134: Kevin Heffernan by Eric http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-134-kevin-heffernan/comment-page-1/#comment-15276 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:27:32 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4285#comment-15276 I’ve never played a drinking game, except for this game called life, which drives me to drink. I remember telling the girl who lived across the hall from me in college that we ought to turn her newly-acquired Disney edition of Trivial Pursuit into a drinking game, but nothing ever came of that.

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Comment on PMC 134: Kevin Heffernan by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-134-kevin-heffernan/comment-page-1/#comment-15165 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:07:12 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4285#comment-15165 Beer pong, first and only time I’ve seriously engaged, last night in the only dorm I’ve ever lived in (Johnson Hall at the University of Hawaii…happily, it had just gone co-ed a year or so before, so it was no longer solely a johnson hall). Was eating tako (octopus) and poki (squid) in an attempt to absorb the alcohol (they were what was at hand)…that didn’t work out so well several hours later, after the game got all of us trashed, including people far more accustomed to tying on than I was (I was and am a relatively big guy, but never have been a big drinker). After a long philosophical argument with an ex-Marine who was as drunk as I was, in which neither of us could Quite formulate a coherent point, I staggered back to my room, where my roomie and other dormmates noted I didn’t Seem drunk at all. Good to know. However, nature took its yawning course during my stuporous sleep, and I wasn’t good for much while moving my stuff out the next morning…

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Comment on PMC 134: Kevin Heffernan by Alec http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-134-kevin-heffernan/comment-page-1/#comment-15060 Sun, 08 Dec 2013 00:44:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4285#comment-15060 “Door hinge” doesn’t count!

http://youtu.be/1-9my0tsutw?t=2m47s

I think the first drinking game I took part in was while watching the Amazing Race. Sleep deprived and stressed-out Americans flung all over the world, forced to complete physical and (especially during the earlier seasons) mental challenges.

-Drink when a Racer yells at someone in Spanish in a non-hispanic country
-Drink when a team loses their clue, their money or their passports
-Drink when the host, Phil, raises an eyebrow

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Comment on PMC 134: Kevin Heffernan by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-134-kevin-heffernan/comment-page-1/#comment-14993 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:07:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4285#comment-14993 Mine would be beer pong but I don’t like it, so I’ll say “drink when Dorothy says ‘home’ in the Wizard of Oz”. Same effect!

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Comment on PMC 134: Kevin Heffernan by CM http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-134-kevin-heffernan/comment-page-1/#comment-14973 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:02:08 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4285#comment-14973 By the by, your ultimate (joking) conclusion to the Knitting Couple story (“they were knitting in public; eat my dick”) is, from a purely legal perspective, probably accurate. It is pretty well-established that people doing something in a public space have no “reasonable expectation of privacy” [legal jargon], and thus Person A has no grounds to sue if Person B talks about what they saw Person A doing, in said public space. An example of this I remember from law school is Person B saw Person A at some sort of gay pride rally, and told people at the workplace, and Person A was pissed about it because he had been keeping it secret, BUT the rally was in public, so he had no grounds to sue. (Note, though, that if the workplace became hostile because of this, THAT would be a lawsuit, but against the job, not Person B individually.)

Also, in answer to the Firsts question: probably beer pong, since I am pretty sure my first drinking game was in the basement of some frat somewhere. But … my memory is kinda vague on that front, for obvious reasons.

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Comment on PMC 134: Kevin Heffernan by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-134-kevin-heffernan/comment-page-1/#comment-14972 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:23:55 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4285#comment-14972 I don’t drink, which makes the one time I played Kings extra pointless. WOO I’VE HAD SO MUCH SODA!

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Comment on PMC 133: Danny Tamberelli by Jonathan Agar http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-133-danny-tamberelli/comment-page-1/#comment-14846 Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:02:28 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4275#comment-14846 I was always late to the video game world. I had an NES that I obtained long after the Super Nintendo was prevalent, bought the Nintendo 64 when the GameCube was already out and with the release of the XBOXone, I just obtained the 360.

However, there was one system I had to have as it was released. The Sony Playstation. Mainly because of one game, WCW -vs- the world. I was big into professional wrestling at the time and my cousin had the game as soon as it came out. He brought it over to my house and I was blown away. They looked just like the real guys! You know, except all blobby and rectangular.

My mom broke down and bought me the game/system for my birthday and I was maneuvering a blocky Hulk Hogan day and night.

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Comment on PMC 133: Danny Tamberelli by Cale C. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-133-danny-tamberelli/comment-page-1/#comment-14646 Sun, 01 Dec 2013 15:37:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4275#comment-14646 I saw a commercial for ‘X-Men’ on Sega Genesis, and I knew I had to have it. I had no video game system at the time, but played Sega at my friend’s house every time I went over there. I began begging my parents for a Sega and the game, then after a few weeks they caved and I got it for Christmas.

The game was impossible as a young kid. After level 5 you had to ‘soft reset’ the console to move onto level 6.

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Comment on PMC 133: Danny Tamberelli by Chris Collins http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-133-danny-tamberelli/comment-page-1/#comment-14171 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:11:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4275#comment-14171 The first actual title I wanted to buy the moment it came out was Legend of Kage for the NES. I must have read the review of it in Nintendo Power a hundred times….

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Comment on PMC 133: Danny Tamberelli by Danylo http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-133-danny-tamberelli/comment-page-1/#comment-14147 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:58:26 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4275#comment-14147 What an amazing podcast! It was my first encounter with your work and wow it is so wonderful. The adventures of Pete & Pete was my favorite show when I was growing up. Words can’t describe how much this show taught me about existence. It resonates an epic nostalgia in the Nickelodeon kid. The coolest role models for sure. Fingers crossed for the DVD!
The first video game I can remember I was trying to buy was turn based strategy game: Heroes of Might and Magic IV… the last game to be developed by New World Computing. Great, now I craving to play it again.

Also very good point on new generation kids missing out on tactile experience with toys. Maybe this is the reason for Bieber to have his weird bucket list :)

Thanks Pop Culture, you rock!

P.S 5 stars on Itunes.

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Comment on PMC 133: Danny Tamberelli by Jesse http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-133-danny-tamberelli/comment-page-1/#comment-14133 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 03:35:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4275#comment-14133 O it has to be Sonic The Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis. That was a must have back then. Begged my mom & dad to go out and get it. I did a lot of room cleaning to get it. Big fan of Danny. Loved Pete & Pete and All That.

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Comment on PMC 133: Danny Tamberelli by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-133-danny-tamberelli/comment-page-1/#comment-14106 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:25:08 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4275#comment-14106 PETE! How awesome was that?! Well the first video game I saw at a friend’s and wanted was Tetris. It’s still my all-time fave.

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Comment on PMC 133: Danny Tamberelli by Carl http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-133-danny-tamberelli/comment-page-1/#comment-14104 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:23:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4275#comment-14104 The Nintendo 64 was the first video game console I bought myself with my own money. I’d pre-ordered it at Electronics Boutique and had been anticipating it for months. The store ended up getting them a couple of days before I’d expected, when my parents were out of town, but I was still too young to drive and I ended up frantically calling everyone I could think of, trying to get a ride to EB to pick up my N64.

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Comment on PMC 132: Paul and Storm by Joe Cuffe http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-132-paul-and-storm/comment-page-1/#comment-13752 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:54:23 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4265#comment-13752 The first score I can remember really catching me was the score to the film Crossroads (the one with Ralph Macchio, not Britney Spears). It was all old blues guitar song from the 30′s and 40′s, with a suprise guitar battle between a blues guitar player and Steve Vai from the David Lee Roth band playing metal guitar. I recorded the songs off of the VHS tape on to a cassette and listened to it for YEARS! Gotta get a copy of it now!

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Comment on PMC 132: Paul and Storm by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-132-paul-and-storm/comment-page-1/#comment-13718 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:49:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4265#comment-13718 First one I remember wanting to sing along with in the theater was SCROOGE, the 1970 musical, though the first one I remember being really taken with was FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE, when ABC played it in the mid 1970s…I taped it (with an audiocassette) from the television for an hour or so, and got most of the best of the musical queues…when the full score resolves to the chimes in the musical locket, I knew Morricone was a genius.

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Comment on PMC 132: Paul and Storm by Greg http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-132-paul-and-storm/comment-page-1/#comment-13709 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:06:41 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4265#comment-13709 Pop My Culture podcast…I seldom comment to you, I don’t have the wit for it. But if comments please you, Conan the Barbarian’s score has forever left an impression on me. And if you don’t listen to me, then to hell with you!!!!

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Comment on PMC 132: Paul and Storm by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-132-paul-and-storm/comment-page-1/#comment-13701 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:04:49 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4265#comment-13701 When I was in 3rd grade it was the year of “Grease” – that’s the first time I even noticed that movies had music going on. I didn’t understand a lot of the lyrics though. “Lousy with virginity” took years to decipher.

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Comment on PMC 132: Paul and Storm by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-132-paul-and-storm/comment-page-1/#comment-13696 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:42:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4265#comment-13696 Good new game Cole, like it!
The first single song from a movie I was obsessed with was the Jurassic Park theme. My middle school band played it with the band of the other middle school we’d go to high school with, and it was perfect.
For whole movie, 28 Days Later. Great, although a bit nightmare-y if you nap with it on.

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Comment on PMC 131: Doug Benson by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-131-doug-benson/comment-page-1/#comment-13387 Thu, 07 Nov 2013 04:41:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4255#comment-13387 Hm. The earliest drive-in film I remember clearly is DEATH RACE 2000 (1975), but I certainly hit any number of drive-ins with my folks before that, perhaps even to films where I was actually meant to be watching. Though most of the films I was meant to see up till then were in theaters, instead…earliest indoor film that comes to mind is the Rex Harrison (and rather worse) DR. DOLITTLE…and, hey, now I remember…we did all go see the Disney live-action MILLION-DOLLAR DUCK in ’71 or thereabouts. (My folks actually preferred drive-ins, finding the car seats more comfortable…and clearly not too worried about soundtracks nor mosquitoes.)

The cuddle cafe–I suspect anyone bold enough (or desperate enough) to go hire a full-on pro won’t be taking in the half-measure of the cuddle/butt-pillowing (shred-wear or not)…but, then, who knows. Perhaps it’s a change of pace for the eclectic john.

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Comment on PMC 131: Doug Benson by Karrah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-131-doug-benson/comment-page-1/#comment-13371 Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:00:49 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4255#comment-13371 I remember seeing The Flintstones Movie that came out in 1994, when I was five years old. Also, the movie Casper with Christina Ricci. But I think the Flintstones was first. My taste was pretty high brow…

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Comment on PMC 131: Doug Benson by Andrew http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-131-doug-benson/comment-page-1/#comment-13297 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:03:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4255#comment-13297 One of my earliest clear memories is going to see Clash of the Titans at the drive in. I loved that movie, and it engendered in me a lifelong love of Greek mythology. The funniest thing about the movie is that, going back and looking at it now, I don’t know how well I would have enjoyed it knowing what I later learned about the myth used in the movie (most notably, the origin of Pegasus). It’s a weird catch-22: Would I have enjoyed it as much if I knew then what I knew now about the Greek myths, or would I have even become interested in Greek mythology without the movie? A conundrum, to be sure.

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Comment on PMC 131: Doug Benson by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-131-doug-benson/comment-page-1/#comment-13249 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:09:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4255#comment-13249 I saw Star Wars in 77 at the dtive-in. I was 8….don’t remember much except the speakers were cool.

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Comment on PMC 130: Armin Shimerman by Rob S. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-130-armin-shimerman/comment-page-1/#comment-12597 Fri, 25 Oct 2013 03:50:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4234#comment-12597 My Halloween customs usually have masks if anything. I have sensitive skin and have learned that make-up makes me itch. In grade school I was a robot one year. Dad got a box and a bucket. We wrapped it in tin foil and topped it off with a few household items. The arms were a sot of white tubes. Armin and I have similar names. He’s Shimerman. I’m Shimer. Mine is pronounced properly (Shy-Mer)

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Comment on PMC 130: Armin Shimerman by Gordon G. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-130-armin-shimerman/comment-page-1/#comment-12523 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:20:13 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4234#comment-12523 It turns out that the whole skeleton shirt and black and white face paint thing only works for the skinny. If you’re a chubby guy, you don’t look undead so much as you do a panda with deplorable fashion sense.

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Comment on PMC 130: Armin Shimerman by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-130-armin-shimerman/comment-page-1/#comment-12475 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 04:06:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4234#comment-12475 The most makeup I ever wore was just green and white paint for a witchy effect. Itchy!!

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Comment on PMC 129: Stars of TGIF with Reginald VelJohnson, Jodie Sweetin, Stuart Pankin & Brice Beckham (Live at LAPodfest) by Collin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-129-stars-of-tgif-with-reginald-veljohnson-jodie-sweetin-stuart-pankin-brice-beckham-live-at-lapodfest/comment-page-1/#comment-12414 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:14:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4217#comment-12414 I’m surprised no one mentioned that “Circus Boy” was played by a young Mickey Dolenz. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_Boy

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Comment on PMC 129: Stars of TGIF with Reginald VelJohnson, Jodie Sweetin, Stuart Pankin & Brice Beckham (Live at LAPodfest) by smartbunny http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-129-stars-of-tgif-with-reginald-veljohnson-jodie-sweetin-stuart-pankin-brice-beckham-live-at-lapodfest/comment-page-1/#comment-12384 Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:49:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4217#comment-12384 I have a little additional info on the “Belvedere” situation; Doug Benson was living with Rob Stone at the time of shooting. This is what he says:

“the semi-definitive story is that my roommate at the time, rob stone, played kevin on MR BELVEDERE, and he came home early one day and i said “why are you home early?” and he said “Christopher Hewitt sat on his own balls.” for a longer version, check me out on jay mohr’s podcast, MOHR STORIES, plopping soon.

sandler was definitely never there. he got the story from me. and rob wasn’t the sort to make things up, especially a story about an older gentleman he admired sitting on his own balls. so i’m guessing brice wasn’t on set when the incident occurred, and no one told him about it. because he was a child.”

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Comment on PMC 129: Stars of TGIF with Reginald VelJohnson, Jodie Sweetin, Stuart Pankin & Brice Beckham (Live at LAPodfest) by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-129-stars-of-tgif-with-reginald-veljohnson-jodie-sweetin-stuart-pankin-brice-beckham-live-at-lapodfest/comment-page-1/#comment-12001 Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:05:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4217#comment-12001 Um. When I was 13, we went to Israel. One day while I was wandering bored through the hotel some guy (who I think later said he was 16, mostly I just remember greasy hair) followed me off the elevator and started talking to me. At some point he asked ‘how much do you cost?’ which did not even occur to me as sketchy, I just thought his English was bad. Somehow (wow I’m dumb) we ended up back in my hotel room long enough for him to stuff his tongue down my throat – all I could think of was my Wildlife Fact File cards, specifically the walrus one where they were sorta roastbeef red (see: http://seapics.com/assets/pictures/009520-450-walrus.jpg ) cuz that’s pretty much what his tongue felt like? Anyways, kicked him out of the room, didn’t tell my parents, and only spent a few weeks paranoid that he was a spy and had given me a disease to make all of America sick.
Woo! Kissing!

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Comment on PMC 129: Stars of TGIF with Reginald VelJohnson, Jodie Sweetin, Stuart Pankin & Brice Beckham (Live at LAPodfest) by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-129-stars-of-tgif-with-reginald-veljohnson-jodie-sweetin-stuart-pankin-brice-beckham-live-at-lapodfest/comment-page-1/#comment-11997 Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:52:15 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4217#comment-11997 LOVE the video! Ah that first kiss…on the dance floor and I didn’t know he was going to “go for it” til it was over. It went by like a flash.

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Comment on PMC 63: Jim Rash by Cool Breeze http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-63-jim-rash/comment-page-1/#comment-11653 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:58:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=2762#comment-11653 I am still catching up on these, but Cole your question to Jim about the two Who songs, you called one song Teenage Wasteland, I think you meant Baba O’Reilly.

As for the firsts question, I realize I am a year and a half late, but Twin Peaks was cancelled too soon. This probably ages me a little bit.

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Comment on PMC 127: Molly Quinn by Patrick http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-127-molly-quinn/comment-page-1/#comment-11502 Sat, 05 Oct 2013 04:16:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4188#comment-11502 The first time I ever went camping was in the Swiss Alps with the boy scouts. I was 12 at the time and since then have never smelled cleaner air in my life. One day of the trip we hiked up to the top of a popular peak. If we would have followed the proper trail we would have been up and down the mountain in a few hours. Instead it took like six hours to get to the top due to our troop leader not reading the map properly and leading us astray. Most of the troop turned back, but five of us made it to the top and enjoyed the greatest tomato soup made by man. Unfortunately we got lost in a forest near the base of the mountain in the dark. No expected to be still out at this time so no one brought a flashlight(boy scouts talk a big game, but are rarely always prepared… maybe eagle scouts but not the rest of us). Blindly in the dark thick forest we all made it out alive to get stuck in a hail storm. We found shelter in dumpster filled shelter and could not help but laugh and the craziness of what was happening. A few minutes later the hail stopped and we made it to the campsite an hour later with everyone asleep. We said goodnight and went to our tents. That was Day 3 of a week long trip. I love camping but nothing will ever top that week.

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Comment on PMC 128: Chris Gore by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-128-chris-gore/comment-page-1/#comment-11474 Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:55:57 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4203#comment-11474 uh-oh…I’ve had a smart phone for 3 yrs and haven’t yet bought an app. I use free ones only….I’m cheap! And no games, just hiking and biking mapping apps.

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Comment on PMC 128: Chris Gore by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-128-chris-gore/comment-page-1/#comment-11462 Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:08:30 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4203#comment-11462 I only got a smartphone for the first time last Feb, and I downloaded Triple Town, played for about 3 days until it broke, and uninstalled it. Now I’m in Greece, where my tiny terrible 10 euro Greek phone came with a radio function that I accidentally turned on before my first Greek lesson, and couldn’t figure out how to turn off for ages.

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Comment on PMC 127: Molly Quinn by Liz http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-127-molly-quinn/comment-page-1/#comment-11359 Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:19:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4188#comment-11359 Not the same Liz as above, hi other-Liz!

The first time I went camping was about age 7. It was a mother/daughter Girl Scout camping trip, but my mom had either just had or was just about to have my youngest brother, so she couldn’t come. I hated it and remember crying a lot of the weekend. (And I should say that two of my best friends were on the trip and both of their moms took care of me as their own. So this wasn’t a case of the poor abandoned child camping. Don’t want it to sound worse than it was!)

But I’m not much of an outdoorsy person, so I may have hated it with my own mom there anyway. Who knows.

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Comment on Brice Beckham (Mr. Belvedere) joins us at LApodfest! AND we moved to the big room! by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/brice-beckham-mr-belvedere-joins-us-at-lapodfest-and-we-moved-to-the-big-room/comment-page-1/#comment-11354 Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:47:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4200#comment-11354 Dang but that is a pretty sweet guest list!

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Comment on PMC 127: Molly Quinn by Liz http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-127-molly-quinn/comment-page-1/#comment-11321 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:24:46 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4188#comment-11321 First time I went camping I was 6 weeks old. My parents say I liked it a lot. I don’t remember much from the time.

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Comment on PMC 127: Molly Quinn by Alec http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-127-molly-quinn/comment-page-1/#comment-11281 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 02:09:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4188#comment-11281 I might have gone camping with my family before it, but the first camping trip I remember was with my Scouts troop. It was amazing. All the fun of campfires and outdoors activities you could imagine, and all the dirty words and cursing you could ever want.

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Comment on PMC 127: Molly Quinn by Eddie Miller http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-127-molly-quinn/comment-page-1/#comment-11272 Sun, 29 Sep 2013 22:44:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4188#comment-11272 First time camping was with my Grandma at a place called Butterfield Country, AKA Vail Lake in California. It was hailing on us but we didn’t care, and my Grandma packed mint/chocolate pudding and space foodsticks (remember them?) BTW, Molly was a delight, and I hate to go uber-geek, but 7 Ringwraiths, Molly???

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie

God, I am a nerd…

PS I am in love with Vanessa

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Comment on PMC 127: Molly Quinn by Leia http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-127-molly-quinn/comment-page-1/#comment-11251 Sun, 29 Sep 2013 08:43:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4188#comment-11251 1st time camping was with my grandparents somewhere in WI. It was great!!! Grandma would cut up leeches & put them on our hooks to fish. All we had to do was drop the hook in the water & watch all the fish swim up to it. Paddle boating out to far & got caught up in some seaweed stuff…had to get towed out by some friendly boaters. Campfires & making s’mores is a must for everyone I think. Grandpa would make a huge breakfast in the morning. The only part I didn’t like was scaling the fish…ugh. Ahh those were the good ole days.

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Comment on PMC 127: Molly Quinn by jesse http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-127-molly-quinn/comment-page-1/#comment-11231 Sun, 29 Sep 2013 02:44:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4188#comment-11231 Great interview! I really loved hearing Molly’s hilarious and heart touching answers. Molly is such a sweetheart, I just adore her!

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Comment on PMC 125: Jason Antoon and Tricia O’Kelley by bill norris http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-125-jason-antoon-and-tricia-okelley/comment-page-1/#comment-11196 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:19:34 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4156#comment-11196 would have to be the kung fu movies…. Drunken Master 2 and such

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Comment on PMC 126: Robyn Lively by bill norris http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-126-robyn-lively/comment-page-1/#comment-11195 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:17:58 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4172#comment-11195 Baby Got Back

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Comment on PMC 127: Molly Quinn by bill norris http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-127-molly-quinn/comment-page-1/#comment-11193 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:40:42 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4188#comment-11193 !st time camping was an 8 day canoe trip….. with nothing but errors and stupid things happening to us to make for me to not only avoid rivers camping and the woods but nature in general. So to start we packed and loaded into vans the food we would take with us for the 8 days, and when we left we left half the food back at the camp having now enough food for four days. Which wouldnt have sucked too bad if not for the raccoons who got into the food we hung in trees to make it harder for the bears. So now we had even less food. Cheerios and Tang anyone….. Anyway no food, a kid allergic to bees gets stung by the mother of all wasps, a trip leader or 2 gets fired for things they wouldnt talk to us about, we got soaked and tipped in the rapids, it rained… a lot and needless to say theres a lot of us who went on that trip who probably dont camp anymore.

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Comment on PMC 124: Luke Edwards by Mel http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-124-luke-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-11192 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:27:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4143#comment-11192 Green Bay Packers…grandpa had Season Tickets so we were born and raised as fans.

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Comment on PMC 127: Molly Quinn by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-127-molly-quinn/comment-page-1/#comment-11174 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:11:57 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4188#comment-11174 I think probably the only time I’ve gone camping was with my Brownie troop a zillion years ago. We made tin can stoves and cooked Chicken Tonight, and that is all I remember about it. I generally hated anything to do with Girl Scouts, so I’m going to assume I’m not a fan?

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Comment on PMC 127: Molly Quinn by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-127-molly-quinn/comment-page-1/#comment-11164 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 04:53:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4188#comment-11164 1st time camping was with dad and my sister at Summersville Lake, WV. It was shocking to me as a 12-yr old to think that people enjoyed this. No TV! No showers! Now in my 40s, I love it. Go figure!

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Comment on PMC 126: Robyn Lively by Mike http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-126-robyn-lively/comment-page-1/#comment-11023 Sat, 21 Sep 2013 02:42:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4172#comment-11023 I have always and will always continue to do an excellent rendition of ‘The Humpty Dance’ ! Robyn Lively rules and I was crushed when Savannah was cancelled. Ironic that WB/CW changed from soaps to family programming only to go back to soap and rocket her sister Blake to stardom. What could’ve been….

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Comment on PMC 126: Robyn Lively by AJ http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-126-robyn-lively/comment-page-1/#comment-10991 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:27:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4172#comment-10991 First rap that I ever learned was Melle Mel’s rap in the Chaka Khan song, “I Feel For You.” I didn’t even realize that that was what rapping was at the time. http://youtu.be/1XV5_WagxZg

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Comment on PMC 126: Robyn Lively by Bill Meeks http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-126-robyn-lively/comment-page-1/#comment-10980 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:39:50 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4172#comment-10980 Does “The Urkel” count? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTeOcVelYi0

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Comment on PMC 124: Luke Edwards by Andy Redmond http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-124-luke-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-10978 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:04:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4143#comment-10978 Baltimore Orioles!

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Comment on PMC 126: Robyn Lively by Kelsey http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-126-robyn-lively/comment-page-1/#comment-10969 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 05:51:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4172#comment-10969 For me, it was the very educational Babysitters club rap. A lively performance, all about the human body. Must see link to truly appreciate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_pOJ7cwOY8

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Comment on PMC 126: Robyn Lively by JJ http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-126-robyn-lively/comment-page-1/#comment-10945 Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:11:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4172#comment-10945 Oh god, I go onto the Pop My Culture website and see its Robyn Lively?!?! I LOVED Teen Witch when I was kid! Not to mention Not Quite Human…
The first rap song I tried to memorize was actually the Top That rap in Teen Witch (Teen Witch was always in reruns in the Disney Channel and later Fox Family). Aside from that, it was The Real Slim Shady. I could never rap like Eminem though sadly. I do an amazing Nikki Minaj “Super Bass” now though so top that.

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Comment on PMC 126: Robyn Lively by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-126-robyn-lively/comment-page-1/#comment-10935 Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:48:39 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4172#comment-10935 Not sure I’ve -ever- tried to learn a rap song, but thought I’d still say thanks for these – moved to Greece 3 weeks ago, and having some familiar nonsense is quite cheering.

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Comment on PMC 126: Robyn Lively by Amy H. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-126-robyn-lively/comment-page-1/#comment-10921 Wed, 18 Sep 2013 02:54:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4172#comment-10921 Okay, Cole’s impression of Owen Wilson was AMAZING and SPOT ON in every way! Please bring him back to future episodes!

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Comment on PMC 126: Robyn Lively by Jess http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-126-robyn-lively/comment-page-1/#comment-10908 Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:22:46 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4172#comment-10908 My First Rap: The Macaulay Culkin part on MJ’s “Black or White.” Can I be any whiter? I guess it don’t matter to MJ.

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Comment on PMC 126: Robyn Lively by Andy http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-126-robyn-lively/comment-page-1/#comment-10902 Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:49:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4172#comment-10902 Kurtis Blow “Christmas Rappin”. The taste of the bass was in my face…. Please don’t tell anyone.

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Comment on PMC 126: Robyn Lively by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-126-robyn-lively/comment-page-1/#comment-10876 Tue, 17 Sep 2013 01:45:56 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4172#comment-10876 My first “rap” I tried was “Pass the Dutchie” by Musical Youth. It was a slow one!

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Comment on PMC 126: Robyn Lively by Chi http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-126-robyn-lively/comment-page-1/#comment-10757 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:25:12 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4172#comment-10757 It was, I am somewhat shamed to admit, the Poke-Rap (from the early Pokemon dub). Unless the FPofBA theme counts as a rap … but still my shame would remain.

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Comment on PMC 124: Luke Edwards by Myles Gordon http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-124-luke-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-10503 Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:29:16 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4143#comment-10503 My team has always been the Iowa State Cyclones, my parents’ and then my own alma mater. Pro sports aren’t as big a deal in this state.

Loved the episode – have you considered having Luke come to other podcasts just to laugh in the background? It’s a good laugh.

P.S. 100% agree on Tapped Out. It is embarrassing how many times a day I go on.

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Comment on PMC 125: Jason Antoon and Tricia O’Kelley by RussNeverSleeps http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-125-jason-antoon-and-tricia-okelley/comment-page-1/#comment-10347 Sun, 08 Sep 2013 03:37:49 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4156#comment-10347 The PBS station showed foreign films on Saturday nights, but they never caught my attention (black & white? BOOOORING) until Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.

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Comment on PMC 125: Jason Antoon and Tricia O’Kelley by Faith http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-125-jason-antoon-and-tricia-okelley/comment-page-1/#comment-10331 Sat, 07 Sep 2013 13:50:15 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4156#comment-10331 I’ve never quite gotten over Cocteau’s “La Belle et la Bête” — we watched it in French class. So haunting and beautiful…made me want live human arm wall sconces. Okay, maybe too creepy.

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Comment on PMC 125: Jason Antoon and Tricia O’Kelley by Stefan Robak http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-125-jason-antoon-and-tricia-okelley/comment-page-1/#comment-10297 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:16:51 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4156#comment-10297 There’s probably a few I’m forgetting, but it would probably be The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari from my film history class. Even now, it is such an amazing looking movie and on watching it I realized that every Tim Burton movie was trying to be this. I kind of wish my first was another great film I saw a few weeks later (Bande a Parte) simply because it has one of the best endings of ANY movie. It ends with the surviving main characters while a narrator says that by ending the film her, our characters will never grow old, never die, never have to face the consequences of their actions. And then they follow that up with that wonderfully poignant monologue with the fantastically crass “AND WATCH OUR NEXT FILM: ODILE AND FRANZ TROPICAL ADVENTURES!”

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Comment on PMC 125: Jason Antoon and Tricia O’Kelley by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-125-jason-antoon-and-tricia-okelley/comment-page-1/#comment-10285 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:49:40 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4156#comment-10285 I saw Tampopo in a Japanese film class and loved it. Got it from netflix and watched it again with my dad, where the weird sex scene was suddenly reaaaally awkward.

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Comment on PMC 125: Jason Antoon and Tricia O’Kelley by Chi http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-125-jason-antoon-and-tricia-okelley/comment-page-1/#comment-10247 Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:28:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4156#comment-10247 When I was maybe 6 years old, my Dad rented the Japanese animated movie “Chirin no Suzu” (“Ringing Bell”) for me. That left a mark. I spent years trying to find it again.

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Comment on PMC 125: Jason Antoon and Tricia O’Kelley by Gordon G. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-125-jason-antoon-and-tricia-okelley/comment-page-1/#comment-10219 Thu, 05 Sep 2013 01:59:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4156#comment-10219 Oh man, Brotherhood of the Wolf was insane. I saw it at a theater that mostly showed art films and documentaries. Sex, gore, and 18th century kung fu was the last thing I expected.

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Comment on PMC 125: Jason Antoon and Tricia O’Kelley by cheds http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-125-jason-antoon-and-tricia-okelley/comment-page-1/#comment-10196 Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:36:40 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4156#comment-10196 Cinema Paradiso, except since I was in middle school, I was embarrassed to tell my friends that I saw it. Oh, this is so cathartic!

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Comment on PMC 125: Jason Antoon and Tricia O’Kelley by Nick http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-125-jason-antoon-and-tricia-okelley/comment-page-1/#comment-10167 Wed, 04 Sep 2013 05:16:09 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4156#comment-10167 The first foreign movie I was into was Amelie. I happened to land on it. I loved it and was telling my friends about it only to find out that it had been out for several years, nominated for Oscars, and was very popular. I had no idea.

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Comment on PMC 125: Jason Antoon and Tricia O’Kelley by Liz http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-125-jason-antoon-and-tricia-okelley/comment-page-1/#comment-10145 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:30:56 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4156#comment-10145 First foreign film I was into was “Ponyo”, the Japanese version. Not the dubbed English version, although I’ve heard that one is respectable.

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Comment on PMC 125: Jason Antoon and Tricia O’Kelley by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-125-jason-antoon-and-tricia-okelley/comment-page-1/#comment-10130 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:07:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4156#comment-10130 Does “The Full Monty” count? I love it! They are speaking nearly a foreign language, after all.

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Comment on PMC 124: Luke Edwards by kendra http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-124-luke-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-9854 Tue, 27 Aug 2013 23:32:58 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4143#comment-9854 Sacramento Kings. My dad had season tickets, so I’ve been going to games as far back as I can remember. And Spud Webb is still one of my all time favorite players. Kings All Day.

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Comment on PMC 124: Luke Edwards by Chris S http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-124-luke-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-9829 Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:15:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4143#comment-9829 There’s a great book out about the history of the woman who wrote “The Lonely Doll.” Intensifies the creepiness of the original book while also shedding some light on the difficult life of the author. Totally recommended if you like hide-your-head-under-the-covers psychological family stuff like “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane,” “Mommy Dearest,” etc.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Secret-Life-Lonely-Doll/dp/0805076123/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1377627159&sr=8-6&keywords=the+story+of+the+lonely+doll

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Lamb http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9612 Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:04:28 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9612 On the subject of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter, it’s worth noting that the majority of pledges were, essentially, just pre-ordering the movie for a price not too far from what it would be to purchase the dvd from a store. For $35 you get a digital download copy, a copy of the script, and a t-shirt. That’s a pretty reasonable deal and I feel like most Kickstarters don’t have deals that balanced and reasonable.

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Comment on PMC 124: Luke Edwards by Tom Steele http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-124-luke-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-9609 Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:44:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4143#comment-9609 I’ve been a Red Sox fan since the late 80s. Luckily, I missed the Bill Buckner WS Game 6. I thought Boggs was the best hitter in the game, and Clemens the best pitcher. I also love Ted Williams. But most of all, I watched way too much Cheers.

Your story about the Lonely Doll reminded me of a This American Life episode I heard years ago.
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/153/dolls

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Comment on PMC 124: Luke Edwards by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-124-luke-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-9602 Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:42:43 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4143#comment-9602 The first sports team I realistically cared at all about was Cervelo Test Team, a cycling team that only even existed 2009-2010. When the team closed and Ted King transferred to Liquigas Cannondale (now Cannondale Pro Cycling), so did my interest. Man cycling teams change too much!

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Comment on PMC 124: Luke Edwards by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-124-luke-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-9601 Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:42:15 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4143#comment-9601 The Chicago Cubs, because someone told me they were underdogs.

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Comment on Cole vs. Kick-Ass 2 by shawn http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/cole-vs-kick-ass-2/comment-page-1/#comment-9531 Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:55:28 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4137#comment-9531 i mostly agree, except i thought the way the handled the villain was actually pretty good – mostly because villains in “real” superhero movies never work for me – their motives of taking over the world just seem dumb to me. Nolan’s Joker turned this on its ear, but MF goes a step further. The Joker was “cool” and even that is a problematic. MF is crazy but also he’s just a prick – i thought MF was a pure example of what all super hero villains kind of are deep down inside.

but yeah everybody else is wasted in the movie – sad too because it has some folks i like in it…

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Comment on PMC 123: Melissa Claire Egan by Rob S. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-123-melissa-claire-egan/comment-page-1/#comment-9424 Sun, 18 Aug 2013 05:13:55 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4126#comment-9424 Chimps. It was the movie Project X with Helen Hunt. Cole is your wife Matt Mira?

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Comment on PMC 123: Melissa Claire Egan by Leia http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-123-melissa-claire-egan/comment-page-1/#comment-9422 Sun, 18 Aug 2013 04:32:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4126#comment-9422 SNAKES!!! I can’t stand them but I’ve always been curious about them, how they swallow other animals whole. And sometimes animals that are much larger than them. Had one in my yard once, it actually flared up & then slithered away :)

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Comment on PMC 123: Melissa Claire Egan by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-123-melissa-claire-egan/comment-page-1/#comment-9379 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:24:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4126#comment-9379 Giraffes! They have those nubbins on their heads! What even are those? They’re fabulous. Like a spotty horse, but more of it.

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Comment on PMC 123: Melissa Claire Egan by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-123-melissa-claire-egan/comment-page-1/#comment-9373 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:25:02 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4126#comment-9373 Spiders….they do so much for us and are so maligned. I let them live in my house if they’re small, and evict them if they are big….but I always say, “Good luck!” as I toss them out.

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Comment on Cole vs. Elysium by Paul Dale http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/cole-vs-elysium/comment-page-1/#comment-9298 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:25:01 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4120#comment-9298 I agree with this review. As Cole has not dropped any spoilers I will not either but I found the story unrealistic in many respects to character motivation and the writers desire to make his characters dance to his political agenda. Its really an immigration allegory that trying to reflect much of the same drama that District 9 did so much better. The one dimensional villains are cartoonish that come from a old meladrama style play of the 1890s. Matt Damon’s character is no hero and his motivations along with his criminal partners are no better than pirates killing for no reason other than action in this film.

The Story is not too distant from Fritz Langs METROPOLIS and the more modern sci-fi story of an over populated future Earth THE 5th ELEMENT with Bruce Willis.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Faith http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9280 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:55:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9280 My mother and grandmother introduced me to gambling when I was deemed old enough to take part in the after-dinner domino games on summer vacations. Old enough AND equipped with my very own dimes for the ante, that is.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Andrew http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9155 Sun, 11 Aug 2013 02:14:55 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9155 The first time I recall gambling for anything substantive was when I was around 12. I was heavily into Dungeons and Dragons, and wanted the Legends and Lore book, but my father wouldn’t buy it for me that day. I eventually decided to bet him on the outcome of the upcoming Cleveland Browns/Denver Broncos game–if the Browns won, he’d buy me the book. In retrospect, it was foolish, as the Browns have not traditionally fared well in that particular matchup. Also, it was almost sacrilege, as I live in Denver. The Browns came out ahead in that game through some dumb luck. Looking back at the stats, it was either the 1989 or 1990 game, as the 1990 30 to 29 victory was the last time the Browns won.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Rick http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9148 Sat, 10 Aug 2013 19:46:10 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9148 The first time I recall gambling was when I was a kid and my parents took me to the greyhound track. My dad gave me a program and for each race, he asked me which one i wanted to win. I didn’t realize that betting was taking place and didn’t know where he kept going in-between races.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Tim Murphy http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9146 Sat, 10 Aug 2013 19:23:45 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9146 My first gambling experience occurred when I was 12 while with my dad on one of his business trips to Las Vegas. In an attempt to teach me the dangers of gambling my father urged me to take a quarter and drop it in the first slot machine we saw at the vegas airport, we pulled the handle together and before my dad could finish explaining the odds of winning the machine began spewing coins. I’m sure it wasn’t more than 5 bucks, but in the moment I thought I had won the jackpot and was ready to start my new vegas lifestyle a la Rusty Griswold from vegas vacation.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Elizabeth http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9114 Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:36:06 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9114 Every year my grade school had a carnival, and my 5 siblings and both parents would load the cake walk and be assured of taking some strange baked good home.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Jordi http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9107 Fri, 09 Aug 2013 05:49:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9107 My friends and I started a poker ring in grade 7. We played quarter bets mostly, but one of my friends lost $20 on a stupid bet. We never got in trouble.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Cody http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9091 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:13:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9091 If you count scratch tickets, when I was probably around 8 or 9 years old my Grandpa bought 2 and let me pick which one I wanted. He lost on his and I ended up winning $50 dollars! I was pretty excited.

If you don’t count scratch tickets, I gambled with my roommate in college. He was a big fan of the Chicago Bulls while I’m a big fan of the Phoenix Suns. Long story short, we made a hair vs. hair bet that the Suns would/wouldn’t win 55 of their 82 games during the 2006-2007 season. They ended up winning 61 and my roommate kept his word and shaved his head.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by RussNeverSleeps http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9079 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 05:41:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9079 When I was a kid, a ticket to the annual Exhibition (basically a Canadian State Fair) included admission to the adjacent horse track. As far back as I can remember, we’d go and Dad would place bets for us. The day my brother, then aged 7 or 8, won $88 on a $2 Daily Double betting on a horse named R2D2 is still etched indelibly in my mind.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Tom Steele http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9068 Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:38:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9068 Bein’ born’s a gamble. — Levi Zendt in James Michener’s Centennial.

My first time gambling was in Dubuque Iowa of all places. My wife and I played the slots and lost 20 bucks rather quickly. Thank goodness it’s a hobby I could never get into.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by pbnews http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9065 Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:56:44 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9065 “Wall Ball” was the sport du jour on our elementary school playground, and since recess afforded only 15 minutes per day in which to put our balls to the wall, my friends and I adapted my garage into a makeshift Wall Ball facility (turns out all you need is a wall. Oh, and a ball…).

Apparently, we had just read something of British origin in class, because our standard unit of gambling became “pence.” We kept careful track of who was owed how many pence, despite not really knowing their exchange rate (or even what they were at all). At some point, one of the better players called in the debt, demanding his winnings in American currency. The ensuing arguments effectively ended our garage wall ball gambling operation.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Kristin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9059 Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:25:41 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9059 When I was in grade 5, my French teacher gave absolutely no shits about actually teaching us, so we would play some bastardization of craps with little coloured plastic chips as currency.
I can’t remember if that was before or after I started gaming the stock market in Neopets.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Bobby Sain http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9034 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:13:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9034 I’m too cheap to really gamble most i do is lottery tickets or the quarter push games where you can win a few quarters.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Jessica http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9025 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 17:25:01 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9025 FYI – I think you’re thinking of Slytherin (green and black quidditch outfit/uniform)…that’s what I immediatley thought of at least lol

As to gambling….I’ve never gambled ‘officially’ (scratch tickets aside). However, the reason I haven’t is because of the way I react inside a Dave and Busters which, let’s face is, is a child’s version of a casino. The first time I went into a Dave and Busters (on my own dime as a teenager) I ended up spending hundreds of dollars on coins so I could sit, stationary, in front of one of those “get the coin through the slot’ games for hours and I still didn’t have enough tickets to get that cool new electronic called an ‘ipod’ that they were displaying….I have a problem.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by meagan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9024 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 17:11:08 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9024 My first gambling experience was not in a casino but in my 85 Mazda GLC in the parking lot of my hometown’s IGA, the year…1998.
I had turned 18 a few days before and wasn’t cool enough to buy a pack of cigarettes so I bought $10 worth of scratch its.
I won $3!

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Bretley http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9023 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:51:02 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9023 Not true to say nothing was given to pledgers of Zach Braff’s Kickstarter project; there were bonuses given to levels from $10 up: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1869987317/wish-i-was-here-1.

Perhaps not free tickets to the final product, but “rewards” nonetheless.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Kari http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9020 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:21:42 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9020 I grew up twenty minutes from Atlantic City, so when relatives visited for the holidays they would teach all of us kids poker games as practice before they went out for the night. I guess it was far easier to take money from children than the Donald Trump franchises.

One of the first times I remember was my uncle sitting us down and teaching us the rules of Let It Ride poker with quarters. I was probably about eight. Ever since then ever family gathering ends in cards or dice games.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9019 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:30:34 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9019 During senior week in college one of the outings was to a casino, where I stuck to quarter slots. Watching the people who were there for the long haul was really depressing – they all had their money on cards that’re just plugged into the machines and connected back to their bodies by curly cords like umbilical cords, and sit there barely blinking just playing game after game… bluh.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Joesaurus_Rex http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9017 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:14:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9017 My first gambling experience was with my friends while waiting for the school bus in middle school. We’d usually bet candy or something small on how late the bus would be.

Thank you for this great PFT episode and for the podcast in general. And remember, scabs are nature’s Band-Aid.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by GuanoLad http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9011 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 07:52:07 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9011 My gambling experience was my first and only visit to a casino, where I played $6 and won back $10. Score! The only gambling I’ve ever done since is the occasional lottery ticket.

The happy Australian animal PFT mentions is a Quokka.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by John http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9010 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 07:37:43 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9010 Other than with my life, I first gambled three weeks ago in Canada. I’m 19 (legal drinking age in Canada), and my family was on a vacation to Niagra Falls (Zzzzz). Anyway, for some reason my dad brought $0 in Canadian money, so we hadn’t had anything to drink while out in the summer heat all day. We went in, got some cash from an American ATM, and I played video poker. I got $50, so thankfully I saved my family from a painful death by dehydration.

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Comment on PMC 122: Paul F. Tompkins by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-122-paul-f-tompkins/comment-page-1/#comment-9007 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 04:04:42 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4110#comment-9007 Dad took me to Atlantic City when I was 16 and I won FOUR HUNDRED quarters on a slot machine. It was illegal for me to be there so I bought Dad off with $10 to keep quiet!

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Comment on Cole vs. The To Do List by Kerri http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/cole-vs-the-to-do-list/comment-page-1/#comment-8743 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:59:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4097#comment-8743 Yeah, it’s pretty much as I figured. Bummer though, cause I really like Aubrey Plaza and the rest of the cast. Great review, Cole!

Ps.I love the bo hunk comment, but have one question…was he an oily bo hunk? (JH4EVA!)

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Comment on Cole vs. The Wolverine by Jack http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/cole-vs-the-wolverine/comment-page-1/#comment-8694 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 02:35:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4090#comment-8694 Solid well reasoned review, coming from someone who would probably be most critical of a crapfest. Kind of makes me want to see the film as character studies of super heroes are my preference as I seek metaphors to learn and grow with. Also love the director’s work and did not know his credits until you listed them here,so thanks for the info.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Troy Thomas http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-8681 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:28:13 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-8681 This really has nothing to do with anything, but my favorite State sketch had to be “Cleaners,” because of David’s on-the-verge-of-death performance.

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Comment on PMC 121: Mel Harris by Shawn Colton http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-121-mel-harris/comment-page-1/#comment-8659 Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:52:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4078#comment-8659 “Truth or Consequences,” also the fictional hometown of Cactus Jack.

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Comment on PMC 121: Mel Harris by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-121-mel-harris/comment-page-1/#comment-8653 Sun, 28 Jul 2013 20:27:39 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4078#comment-8653 I probably watched Wild and Crazy Kids first/most. When we got to high school, a bunch of my friends were into Iron Chef, and two of them lived on the same block, so we’d have battles – reveal the secret ingredient and then have 2 hours to run to the supermarket (ideally running into someone’s mom and setting her on the other team), get back to the house, and make an appetizer, drink, entree, and dessert. Had judging rubrics and everything. It was pretty sweet.

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Comment on PMC 121: Mel Harris by Gordon G. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-121-mel-harris/comment-page-1/#comment-8631 Sun, 28 Jul 2013 05:23:13 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4078#comment-8631 Before starting school, I was fascinated by the big spinning wheel on The Price Is Right and the little yodeling mountain climber thing. I didn’t have a great grasp on what numbers were yet, so it was all like magic to me.

The way Bob Barker always seemed kind of disgusted and dismissive after some overly excited woman ran up and kissed him probably marked me for the worse in some Freudian way.

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Comment on PMC 121: Mel Harris by Brett D. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-121-mel-harris/comment-page-1/#comment-8593 Sat, 27 Jul 2013 04:57:32 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4078#comment-8593 I started watching a bunch at the exact same time. I watch Price Is Right, Supermarket Sweep, that one in the fake mall, then I also watched all of the Nickelodeon game shows. Such as; Legends of the Hidden Temple, Nick Arcade, Figure It Out, Finders Keepers, Global Guts, Double Dare, and more.

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Comment on PMC 121: Mel Harris by Faith http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-121-mel-harris/comment-page-1/#comment-8584 Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:12:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4078#comment-8584 I used to watch the daytime Wheel of Fortune, with Chuck Woolery. NO one got through the shopping segment without getting a ceramic dog. And sadly, the phrase “on account or gift certificate” is no longer in our lexicon.

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Comment on PMC 121: Mel Harris by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-121-mel-harris/comment-page-1/#comment-8555 Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:30:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4078#comment-8555 I used to watch Match Game all the time, but I knew I was missing the jokes cause I was so young. Now, boy, it’s hilarious!

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Comment on Cole vs. San Diego Comic Con 2013! by Rik http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/cole-vs-san-diego-comic-con-2013/comment-page-1/#comment-8396 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:13:02 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4046#comment-8396 Great read! It’s like I was there. (But without the sweat and the crowds and the occasional pen-stabbing.)

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Comment on PMC 120: Timm Sharp by Ryan J. Novak http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-120-timm-sharp/comment-page-1/#comment-8132 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 06:43:42 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4037#comment-8132 While on a family vacation when I was eight, I decided to walk to the indoor hotel pool by myself one evening. After swimming (cannonballs and splashing, mostly), I left to return to our room but turned down the wrong corridor in what I would soon discover to be a rather large hotel. Having not bothered to remember our room number, I approached the door that was in the same approximate location to our room in that particular hallway. When I tried to open the door, it was locked, so I knocked. When a large, bearded man who was not my father opened the door, he said I shouldn’t be there and grabbed my hand and attempted to pull me into the room. I was able to break free and run away. Unable to find my families room or even the front desk where I might ask for help, I hid under a staircase and prayed for help. Being very young and slightly traumatized by my perceived escape from a kidnapping attempt, I added that I hoped G-d wouldn’t let me die in that Holiday Inn. Upon the completion of my prayer, I felt a hand rest on my shoulder and spun around to find my dad, who scooped me up and carried me back to our room. In that moment, I was sure that G-d saw me hiding under that staircase and guided my father to me.

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Comment on PMC 120: Timm Sharp by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-120-timm-sharp/comment-page-1/#comment-8123 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:27:41 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4037#comment-8123 I am now an Atheist, but when I was maybe 10 I was staying at my cousin’s. She lived on Main St. in our small town, and I was still scared of traffic and other city noises. She gave me a bible for under my pillow and I felt better right away.

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Comment on PMC 120: Timm Sharp by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-120-timm-sharp/comment-page-1/#comment-8120 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:12:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4037#comment-8120 You guys got close, but the next one’s actually going to be Ghost Shark:
http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/07/16/syfy-ghost-shark/
I think that’s actually what conclusively proved that there is no higher power for me.

The TNG thing Timm was talking about, Data has blush for a while, which is hilarious, and Troi’s eye’s are mega creepy.

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Comment on PMC 119: Mike Lawrence by Faith http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-119-mike-lawrence/comment-page-1/#comment-7905 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:01:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4026#comment-7905 Not a thing. My grandmother used to give me Steiff stuffed animals, and I took the yellow tags and buttons out of their ears, much to her HORROR.

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Comment on PMC 119: Mike Lawrence by MJ Smith http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-119-mike-lawrence/comment-page-1/#comment-7829 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:21:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4026#comment-7829 The first collectible I bought and left in the box was a Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Link action figure. It came with a tiny master sword and Hylian shield. Eventually our heater melted the glue around the packaging so I took it out anyway.

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Comment on PMC 119: Mike Lawrence by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-119-mike-lawrence/comment-page-1/#comment-7710 Sun, 07 Jul 2013 00:08:58 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4026#comment-7710 Not a dang thing. Heck, two years ago I was given some still-boxed Star Trek TNG figurines, and they were out and on the shelf next to my super sweet Sailor Moon dolls that evening.

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Comment on PMC 119: Mike Lawrence by Brett D. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-119-mike-lawrence/comment-page-1/#comment-7696 Sat, 06 Jul 2013 17:31:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4026#comment-7696 The first thing I got as a collectible was a GI Joe that had multiple outfits, guns, grenades, and other cool attachments. I had put it away in a storage box. Come to find out about a year later my mom gave it away to the Goodwill saying “You didn’t seem to want it, you never even opened it.”. It crushed my poor 11 year old soul.

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Comment on PMC 119: Mike Lawrence by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-119-mike-lawrence/comment-page-1/#comment-7623 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:17:02 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=4026#comment-7623 My first collectible that I bought and kept in the box would be the Burger King Lord of the Rings glasses (excuse me, goblets!) that light up in the bottom. I really want to use them, but I hold back.

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Comment on PMC 118: Missi Pyle by Alec http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-118-missi-pyle/comment-page-1/#comment-7554 Tue, 02 Jul 2013 05:37:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3992#comment-7554 I didn’t even pretend to be in a band as a kid: my friend and I pretended to be radio DJs. We modeled ourselves off the local Mix 86 station and called our fake station ‘Mix Ninety Frix.’ The biggest problem, though, was that my parents mostly listened to classical music, and the only non-classical albums of my parents’ that I could find were the Beverly Hills Cop (1) soundtrack and Born in the U.S.A.

We still managed to rock out, though.

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Comment on PMC 118: Missi Pyle by Ralphie http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-118-missi-pyle/comment-page-1/#comment-7524 Sat, 29 Jun 2013 20:05:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3992#comment-7524 Back in ’69 I was in a country band in Tucson called “Bill Murray and the Cattlemen”. No, it wasn’t that Bill Murray! I played rhythm guitar. We played on Wednesday nights at the Airport Lounge, (the cinder block building on the road to the Airport), for free beers, and on Saturday nights at a place on the outskirts of town called the “Hangman’s Tree”. Imagine “Bob’s Country Bunker” from “The Blues Brothers” but without the chicken wire. At the Hangman’s Tree we got paid $35.00 apiece! Good times!

-Ralphie

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Comment on PMC 118: Missi Pyle by esdeem http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-118-missi-pyle/comment-page-1/#comment-7518 Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:58:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3992#comment-7518 First of all, with all due respect to everyone, the most underrated animal on the planet is the red panda. Imagine being all the rage for a few years in the 1800s, then some monochromatic bear shows up and not only steals all your press, but even your very name! Children to this day will see them in zoos and insist they’re not a “real” panda. (I will fully admit I am biased on this matter.)

I took Guitar I my first year in Junior High with high hopes that I would find an undiscovered vein of musical talent. However, it wasn’t to be, especially when the instructor wasn’t just a miserable human being, but also a good friend of the lady your dad just married, meaning I got griped at for just venting about him at home. None of this stopped me from penning some truly terrible songs, including one soulful piece called “Thorns and Things” that I was certain would propel me to stardom. Well, at least until I declined to take Guitar II and being a rock star joined astronaut and professional wrestler in the abandoned dreams pile.

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by Stefan Robak http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-7486 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 06:39:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-7486 I’m not sure about song, but the first novelty album I was into was the Ren and Stimpy album. I played classics like “Log”, “Happy Happy Joy Joy” and “Don’t Wiz on the Electric Fence” until my Dad was sick of it (he liked the show, but adults get sick of things, especially novelty songs, MUCH faster than kids). There were definitely some mornings when he drove me to school where he would just turn it off so we could listen to the news. I can relate. I just worry that if I have children, the same thing will happen, only it will be a terrible cartoon.

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Comment on PMC 118: Missi Pyle by SmokeSerpent http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-118-missi-pyle/comment-page-1/#comment-7481 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 03:48:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3992#comment-7481 I was in Junior High orchestra first, but then I wrote for a band that never performed called Gemini and the Squid Kids and played bass and wrote for a band that actually practiced a few times and played in front of people who weren’t in the band called Logan’s Tantrum.

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Comment on PMC 118: Missi Pyle by Erica Logan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-118-missi-pyle/comment-page-1/#comment-7470 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:19:53 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3992#comment-7470 The only band I was ever in was the marching band. I was a 6 foot tall lady by the time I was 13, and I really wish someone had told me that maybe playing the piccolo wasn’t a good look for me. . .

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Comment on PMC 118: Missi Pyle by Amanda http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-118-missi-pyle/comment-page-1/#comment-7425 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 03:22:24 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3992#comment-7425 When I was in third grade, I decided that my friends and I should start a band. Our original name was “Starlight,” but after one year, we changed it to “The Singing Waterfalls.” It was me and two of my girlfriends. We performed all original songs. Whitney was the songwriter, I was the choreographer, and Allison just did whatever. The only cover we did was of “Lean on Me,” but everything else was all original. We would practice at recess and perform in talent shows. We lasted through fifth grade, but broke up in middle school because Whitney started dating the boy I had liked since second grade. It was very dramatic.

Sample lyrics:
“I don’t care what you say about me,
I’m gonna be a star for life.
I don’t care where you’re from or where you’re going…”

And that’s all I remember of it.

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Comment on PMC 118: Missi Pyle by Joanna http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-118-missi-pyle/comment-page-1/#comment-7424 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 02:04:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3992#comment-7424 I did have a brief period in which I played the flute, though I was never in a band. I suppose if I had, it would have been called “This Won’t End Well”, which would have been quite apt, considering the talent level (or lack thereof).

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Comment on PMC 118: Missi Pyle by Katie M http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-118-missi-pyle/comment-page-1/#comment-7421 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 01:24:44 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3992#comment-7421 Well, I wanted to be a rock star all on my own. I didn’t have any friends really so when I was about 8 years old hanging out with my grandma at her antique shop, I painted a cardboard box to look like a Jukebox, grabbed my Happy Nation (Ace of Base) tape and boom box, and sat INSIDE of the makeshift Jukebox. I cut a hole for people to put money into, and wrote out all the songs I was willing to sing from the track list. Each song cost 5 cents. I sat under that box for hours and hours, but I guess most antique shop patrons weren’t into Ace of Base in 1993. Or at least they did’t want to hear an 8 year old girl obnoxiously sing over each song. Dreams = crushed :(

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Comment on PMC 118: Missi Pyle by David W http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-118-missi-pyle/comment-page-1/#comment-7418 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:57:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3992#comment-7418 I don’t remember what we called ourselves, but my friend and I made a band in elementary school. Neither of us could play instruments so it was mainly bad a capella, but we wrote a wonderful/horrible Star Wars parody of Y.M.C.A. (entitled Y.O.D.A.)
“He may have lizard skin, and be quite a fright, but we don’t care, ’cause he’s a jedi knight.”

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Comment on PMC 118: Missi Pyle by Rob S. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-118-missi-pyle/comment-page-1/#comment-7413 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:02:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3992#comment-7413 In the 3rd grade my friends and I did lip synced to that song. “Do you love me now that I can dance.”

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Comment on PMC 118: Missi Pyle by Matt http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-118-missi-pyle/comment-page-1/#comment-7410 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:26:01 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3992#comment-7410 In high school, I was one third (the drummer, obviously the most important part) of a punk pop trio called Pocket Edition. We recorded one album (9 original tracks, take THAT), in my friends living room, and played one gig, a birthday party for which we were paid $150, which is a TON in high school dollars.

We broke up shortly thereafter because the guitarist and bassist (who were dating) got into a huge fight at rehearsal (SO AWKWARD) and broke up.

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Comment on PMC 118: Missi Pyle by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-118-missi-pyle/comment-page-1/#comment-7406 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:02:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3992#comment-7406 My high school “band” was called the Flaming Cantaloupes. We never played a song, had stupid instruments such as popping the lids of mini m&m tubes and some ‘string’ instrument I made out of some boards, nails, and rubber bands, and based admission to the band on if the first syllables of your first and last names rhymed.

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Comment on PMC 118: Missi Pyle by GuanoLad http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-118-missi-pyle/comment-page-1/#comment-7378 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:50:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3992#comment-7378 When she was a kid, about 13, my sister was hanging around with her friends one day and they suddenly decided they were going to be in a band. None of them could sing or play instruments, but that’s never stopped anyone before. They were going to call themselves “Spy On The Fire.”

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Comment on PMC 118: Missi Pyle by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-118-missi-pyle/comment-page-1/#comment-7373 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:47:44 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3992#comment-7373 I wanted to play the flute in Men At Work, 2nd chair I guess!

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Comment on PMC 117: Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi by Kat http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-117-will-mcrobb-and-chris-viscardi/comment-page-1/#comment-7154 Sat, 22 Jun 2013 03:44:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3979#comment-7154 I think I was about 4 years old when my parents told me not to play in the wooded area next to the apartment building. I went anyway and ended up falling down a steep incline and getting stuck in mud. Another kid went to get my parents and they had to line up and help drag me out, like Winnie the Pooh getting pulled out of the honey tree.

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Comment on PMC 117: Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi by amysusanne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-117-will-mcrobb-and-chris-viscardi/comment-page-1/#comment-6937 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:40:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3979#comment-6937 When I was a little, little kid I had a big wheel that I was allowed to ride in the driveway but not on the street. For no apparent reason one day, using the completely flawed logic that my uncle who was babysitting me would think that I was driving the big wheel on the yard side of the ditch, I just went for it and drove down the road in front of the house. I honestly don’t remember the punishment but I completely remember breaking the rule and being pretty pleased with myself in spite of the fact that it was actually pretty stupid.

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Comment on PMC 117: Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-117-will-mcrobb-and-chris-viscardi/comment-page-1/#comment-6813 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:53:06 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3979#comment-6813 Hah, Cole, you can’t tell me Ross Perot selling pork on a stick will ever be dated!?

My parents were both dentists, so there were serious limits on candy. I had to pretend to give a shit about my brother’s little league games to get brought ever week, then sneak off to the concessions stand to buy as much candy as I could afford.

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Comment on PMC 117: Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi by Jon http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-117-will-mcrobb-and-chris-viscardi/comment-page-1/#comment-6763 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 03:53:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3979#comment-6763 The first rule that I rebelled against was of course the bedtime rule, I never wanted to “go to sleep” at some obscenely early time as a kid. I had way too much energy and imagination to shut that off at 8:00! I would stay up under my sheets, listening to my radio with some headphones on. I remember I had a Pete and Pete moment long before I ever watched the show. I remember listening to the radio and hearing RHCP Aeroplane, and going “what was that”!!! Completely changed my life. Took me years to find it again, but up until that point i was listening to pop music. That was my on little “Hard Days Pete” moment in my life, all of that coming from that little act of rebellion!

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Comment on PMC 117: Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi by kris http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-117-will-mcrobb-and-chris-viscardi/comment-page-1/#comment-6757 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 01:02:30 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3979#comment-6757 I used to get in a lot of trouble for tying knots on things, as in I would get really long pieces of string or thread and make spiderwebs in between the railings on the stairs. A rule was put in place that I wasn’t allowed to have string, so I cut up and tied together rubber bands instead.
And then my dad fell over a trip wire I’d made down a flight of stairs and I stopped because I was 6 and I thought I’d killed him.

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Comment on PMC 117: Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi by Jessica http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-117-will-mcrobb-and-chris-viscardi/comment-page-1/#comment-6743 Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:51:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3979#comment-6743 I lived on a small cut-through street with a bunch of kids my age and the rule for all the kids was no one was allowed to cross the street without an adult (to clarify we were around 5 at this point). I was at a neighbor’s house when her cousin showed up. She was very mean to me and kept teasing me. I got so angry I swore for the first time! I called her a bitch and then crossed the street…BY MYSELF! If my life was a movie I would have gotten hit by a car and never crossed a street again but none of that happen. I never even got yelled at for crossing the street or calling her a name which is why whenever I cross a street now I jaywalk while screaming obscenities.
I kid.

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by Charlie Swanson http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6622 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:13:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6622 The first? Jingle bells, Batman smells… you know the rest!

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by Eddie Miller http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6586 Sun, 09 Jun 2013 15:04:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6586 I heard Weird Al debut “Another One Rides the Bus” live on the Dr. Demento show and was hooked! Also the novelty songs like Mr. Jaws were fun, but Weird Al is the Man.

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by Nick http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6421 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 02:28:53 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6421 Eat it. Weird Al….. Seriously thought it was beat it and rocked out until I realized it was about food.

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by Sherman http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6403 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:41:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6403 First, OMG DANA GOULD OMG OMG!!!

Second, though I absolutely loved Weird Al’s music growing up (I mean, “Amish Paradise,” just genius!), my first novelty music exposure was on Christmas Eve, riding with my family in the car and looking at the neighborhood lights. Mom would put on the radio, and we’d listen to the ridiculous parodies, specifically Drunk Elvis singing “Blue Christmas” (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fYmRMQ-ryAc). Every time I hear it, I’m a giggly little kid again.

A close second would be “Do the Urkel” from “Family Matters” because I was obsessed with all things Urkel, including suspenders. (Here’s a special treat. Urkel and Bea Arthur performing a duet of the song: http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=EG9mXP-cDvM).

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by Alexandra http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6399 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:15:54 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6399 The first song I can remember was “It’s Me Again Margret” by Ray Stevens. I don’t remember how old I was when I first heard it, around 6 I think. I thought it was the most hilarious song/video ever! My babysitter had a Ray Steven’s video tape and I watched it so much I wore it out.

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by fred zimkouski http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6393 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:58:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6393 Bloodhound gang’s YOUR PRETTY WHEN I’M DRUNK. classic.

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by Brian M. Harris http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6391 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:05:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6391 When I was about ten or eleven, I would help my father clean window blinds in his shop at night. My father was a HUGE fan of comedy music and all things Dr. Demento. He would play pre-recorded shows of Demento while we cleaned and cleaned. Then one night, “Fish heads” by Barnes and Barnes came on and blew my pre-pubescent mind! I didn’t know music could be that different. The creative change that song gave me along with the bonding memory of my father, makes “fish heads” my favorite comedy songs. Thanks for all the laughs you guys give me. It was incredible to see that my favorite podcasts combined!

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by Preg Groops http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6344 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:36:12 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6344 Mine was “Lunchlady Land” off Adam Sandler’s first cd “They’re all going to laugh at you”…

Or if you count being forced to listen… the earliest one I can remember is a parody of “Reeling in the Years,” entitled “Are You Drinking in Revere.” Thank you, Massachusetts.

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by Zack http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6340 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 22:23:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6340 Definitely Weird Al’s “Like a Surgeon,” I remember laughing so hard I was crying after seeing the music video. I’m pretty sure I even learned most of the lyrics, which didn’t really make me popular in school surprisingly.

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by Jason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6338 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:59:10 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6338 As a kid I loved professional wrestling, especially what was then the WWF, so when Sgt. Slaughter released an album, I was understandably excited. I remember playing the song “The Cobra Clutch” on our record player over and over. I don’t know how seriously the song was intended to be taken (and as a 10-year-old irony was lost on me anyway) but this definitely qualifies as a novelty song. Listening to it now, it strikes me as the kind of song George W. Bush would have played while planning the war in Iraq. Anyhow, please enjoy it in all its glory, courtesy of YouTube.

http://youtu.be/UCAw3xs7U7w

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by Gin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6318 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:03:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6318 The first song I can remember was when I was about sixteen and a group of my friends started almost barber shop quartet-ing the song “The Hunting Song” by Tom Lehrer. If you’ve never heard it, it was an experience (some of the lyrics include two game wardens, seven hunters and a cow) Soon after I asked them what they were singing and my obsession with Tom Lehrer soon took hold.

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6316 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:38:54 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6316 definitely Weird Al, hard to say which one. let’s just go with The White Stuff, because I was also real into NKOTB at some point…

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by krissy http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6289 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:45:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6289 The first song I can remember being obsessed with was King of Spain by Moxy Fruvous. I heard it on a rerun of Just for Laughs when I was 10 or so, and was singing it non-stop for weeks.
And, I just found out a few months ago that Jian Ghomeshi was in Moxy Fruvous, as a friend of mine is slightly obsessed with him.

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by Rob S. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6280 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:03:27 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6280 The first one I remember was, “The Day The Squirrel Went Berserk” by Ray Stevens. I was like 5 when my parents and I were driving in about Oklahoma late at night.

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Comment on PMC 115: Arye Gross by Jessica http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-115-arye-gross/comment-page-1/#comment-6270 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:24:06 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3951#comment-6270 I almost never like books assigned to me. I’m a Jane Austen freak (seriously, I own like published fan fiction on Pride and Prejudice…it’s sad) but when assigned “Emma” I couldn’t sit through it.

The only book I remember enjoying was not a novel necessary since it was assigned in like 6th grade but it was “The Giver”. It was the first time my young, impressionable, little mind went “wow, my future is fucked”

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by Jessica http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6269 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:58:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6269 Weird Al was introduced to me by my older brother. The first song I remember hearing and loving was “Fat”. Being that I was a chubby little kid, it became my theme song and I often sang to bullies before or after they made fun of my weight.

Heck, I still sing it to people. If you ever see a drunken fat chick singing “Fat” at karaoke…that would be me.

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Comment on PMC 116: Dana Gould by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-116-dana-gould/comment-page-1/#comment-6262 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:19:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3961#comment-6262 Easy question! Your past guest Weird Al was my first favorite performer. Back in 1984 or 1985 I heard “My Bologna” and have been hooked ever since. :-)

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Comment on PMC 115: Arye Gross by Bobby Sain http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-115-arye-gross/comment-page-1/#comment-6044 Thu, 30 May 2013 01:05:53 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3951#comment-6044 Anne of Green Gables. It was one of the first books I ever was forced to read that stared a strong female lead. Dream vacation is still to go to P.E.I.

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Comment on PMC 115: Arye Gross by Rachel http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-115-arye-gross/comment-page-1/#comment-6031 Wed, 29 May 2013 16:00:30 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3951#comment-6031 Sins, not sons. Oops :)

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Comment on PMC 115: Arye Gross by Rachel http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-115-arye-gross/comment-page-1/#comment-6030 Wed, 29 May 2013 15:59:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3951#comment-6030 I read the Scarlet Letter. I was so impassioned by her struggles as a mom, and having to be emblazoned with a mark showing her sons. I just thought it was so unfair! Like Vanessa, this was when my classmates groaned, and I read it twice, just to make sure my report was incredible. I got an a+ and extra credit ;)

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Comment on PMC 115: Arye Gross by GuanoLad http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-115-arye-gross/comment-page-1/#comment-6019 Wed, 29 May 2013 08:36:12 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3951#comment-6019 I love Arye Gross. Excellent podcast.

There’s no book I particularly enjoyed at High School, but I did love “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and beautifully illustrated by Gustave Doré. It was the first time I didn’t cynically dismiss poetry.

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Comment on PMC 115: Arye Gross by Jaime http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-115-arye-gross/comment-page-1/#comment-5993 Tue, 28 May 2013 20:51:30 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3951#comment-5993 The first one I loved was Lord of the Flies. I went into it expecting to hate it because my dad had mentioned it being his most hated book, but I’ll never understand how that is. The book is wonderful. The movie, starring young Balthazar Getty, is also very good (and facilitated my teenage crush on teenage Balty).

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Comment on PMC 115: Arye Gross by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-115-arye-gross/comment-page-1/#comment-5977 Tue, 28 May 2013 16:06:51 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3951#comment-5977 I love the classics sooooo much. My first was “Kidnapped” by Robert Louis Stevenson. I fell in love with Scotland and went there about 18 months ago for my dream vacation. I know that Scotland in 1751 and today are very different, but the countryside was as beautiful as described. This book is still my favorite, 30 years later.

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Comment on PMC 115: Arye Gross by Carl http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-115-arye-gross/comment-page-1/#comment-5974 Tue, 28 May 2013 13:15:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3951#comment-5974 Though I like to read, I’ve always found many of the classics uninteresting or inaccessible. The first one that I got really absorbed in was Catcher in the Rye. It was assigned in a high school English class, so I was at just the right age to really become engrossed in the story.

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Comment on PMC 114: Jodie Sweetin by Jessica L. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-114-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-5721 Tue, 21 May 2013 18:11:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3940#comment-5721 When I was a kid, I was a huge tomboy and spent all my time running around with the neihborhood kids (all boys) and usually coming home covered in dirt and whatever else we found that day. As a result, my mom gave me short hair cuts to keep it out of the way and out of the mess. She did such a good job with my “boy” cut that whenever I asked to use the restroom at an unfamiliar place, I was always led to the boys restroom. My sister always likes to tell others about the brother she used to have.

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Comment on PMC 114: Jodie Sweetin by Heather http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-114-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-5701 Tue, 21 May 2013 07:58:43 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3940#comment-5701 PS everybody- check out which protein-packed, ghostly, follicularly abundant Canadian film is on YouTube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQEJImGIy-Y

(hint: it’s The Peanut Butter Solution)

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Comment on PMC 114: Jodie Sweetin by kristin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-114-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-5697 Tue, 21 May 2013 05:53:57 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3940#comment-5697 When I was 14, I wanted my hair short, so my mum cut it at the bathroom sink and it was fine – short without making me look too much like a boy (I’m not, for clarification). 2 days before high school started, she decided it was too long and cut it down to about 2 inches long, effectively making me look male for most of the 9th grade. It was 2 years before some people realized I was female.

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Comment on PMC 114: Jodie Sweetin by Melanie http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-114-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-5668 Mon, 20 May 2013 12:20:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3940#comment-5668 Until I was about 16, I insisted on splitting my lank, chin-length hair right down the middle. I looked like a moonfaced Hanson sister. My mom and older sister would always try to get me to part it on the side – nope, this is how JTT wears it!

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Comment on PMC 114: Jodie Sweetin by Eddie Miller http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-114-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-5630 Sun, 19 May 2013 14:31:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3940#comment-5630 Great episode! I missed the Full House show because I wasn’t the right age when it was on, but it seems to have a big following to this day, and attracts new fans when it’s re-run. Jody was adorable on the podcast! Vanessa, you look a little like Christina Hendricks in this picture :)

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Comment on PMC 114: Jodie Sweetin by Tea http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-114-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-5617 Sun, 19 May 2013 03:47:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3940#comment-5617 When I was twelve years old I let my eight year old sister do a pretend haircut. At that moment, my pet bird as a kid flew over my head and went over my head and got stuck on my hair. My sister tried to get the bird loose but my hair was so frizzy and things got complicated and I hear my sister cut what I thought was a little piece of hair, little did I know was that the bird had also pooped on me and my sister had she chooped off half of my hair, making it neck-length. I cried. I screamed. I basically thought the world was over. Thankfully, my hair grew back really quickly, but I have to say I did rock my hairstyle for a couple of years even though it was super short!

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Comment on PMC 114: Jodie Sweetin by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-114-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-5611 Sat, 18 May 2013 20:50:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3940#comment-5611 When I was a kid I’d get my hair cut every so often, but halfway between my mom would trim my bangs. Once for some reason she let my grandfather do the trim, and instead of being slightly longer on the outsides, he cut them opposite, so they were long in the middle and short to the sides, and it looked suuuuper stupid. That’s the worst it’s gotten, thankfully. (I mean, I’ve had plenty of dumb haircuts since, but none that I thought were dumb until looking at photos year later.)

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Comment on PMC 114: Jodie Sweetin by Veronika Lawrence http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-114-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-5610 Sat, 18 May 2013 20:48:10 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3940#comment-5610 I was 9 years old & it was my first hair cut…obviously I’ve had trims, but nothin more than an inch cut off. I was getting headaches & it was such a pain to take care of, although the attention of all of my classmates asking questions & touching it was fun. My mother decided it was time to chop it off, 12 inches off…it was awful, the way it framed my face. The women who cut my hair was our neighbor, /: my hair was silly looking, minor even sure how to explai it. I have long hair again now, & I’m 16…never again going for an extreme cut.

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Comment on PMC 114: Jodie Sweetin by Dave http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-114-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-5607 Sat, 18 May 2013 16:20:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3940#comment-5607 I was a pretty shy kid. Our local hairdresser knew me pretty well, I went there through most of my childhood. One day I went in just as she was closing up. I didn’t want to intrude, but she said she would cut my hair. I could tell she wasn’t that into it, but I didn’t say anything. I got my hair cut and as I was leaving she said “I should let you know I’ve had a few drinks”. Apparently it was pretty obvious when I got home, so we found someone else to cut my hair from then on.

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Comment on PMC 114: Jodie Sweetin by Kacey http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-114-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-5606 Sat, 18 May 2013 16:10:30 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3940#comment-5606 Thought it would be a good idea to put one of those at home relaxes on my hair. My hair used to be super curly when I was younger. Anyway, wanted it straight without having to use a hair straightener. Messed that one up. My hair looked and felt like one big sponge. I was freaking out, so I called around to any and all hair dressers in the area, trying to find someone to get me out of this mess. It was pretty early, so no one was open. But a lady did call me back finally. I went to her shop, she told me there wasn’t a whole lot they could do. But she chopped off most of th bad stuff. Still, now my hair was super short, and just wouldn’t lay right. Luckily, it grew out. Never ever doing that again. Ever.

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Comment on PMC 114: Jodie Sweetin by GuanoLad http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-114-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-5579 Sat, 18 May 2013 03:52:58 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3940#comment-5579 Kimmy Gibbler was my favourite character. Just my kind of weirdo. Andrea Barber was cute, too.

My hair has always been weird, so all my haircuts have been awful. Worst was the hair drapes, though. They just didn’t work.

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Comment on PMC 114: Jodie Sweetin by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-114-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-5575 Sat, 18 May 2013 01:16:43 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3940#comment-5575 This question is EASY…..in seventh grade, I decided that my bangs needed a trim. I had long hair my whole life, still do. The problem was that I couldn’t get the bangs straight, so I kept cutting each side til I had maybe an inch left. Finally I went out to show mom, and she took me to see what the salon could do. They cut ALL my hair off. I was sad for weeks!!

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Comment on PMC 114: Jodie Sweetin by Jeremy http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-114-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-5569 Fri, 17 May 2013 20:12:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3940#comment-5569 I had a bowl cut from probably elementary school to middle school… and what made it worse is I had a cow lick when I parted my hair to the right…

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Comment on PMC 114: Jodie Sweetin by Lisa Lindemann http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-114-jodie-sweetin/comment-page-1/#comment-5568 Fri, 17 May 2013 20:11:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3940#comment-5568 I was 19 and I had my hair cut by my dads ex I almost looked like uncle Jesse on full house….. I got made fun of big time..

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Comment on PMC 113: Ian Brennan by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-113-ian-brennan/comment-page-1/#comment-5348 Fri, 10 May 2013 00:51:15 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3924#comment-5348 My grandparents took my family to NYC when I was little to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I don’t actually remember the parade at all, but I do remember going to some fancy steak restaurant and my grandmother being suuuuper peeved that we’d left the coupon for free fries or something halfway across the city in the hotel.

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Comment on PMC 113: Ian Brennan by Zac http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-113-ian-brennan/comment-page-1/#comment-5346 Thu, 09 May 2013 23:57:56 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3924#comment-5346 The thing that blew my mind about TMNT was when I found out that it was unofficially set in the same world as Daredevil. Click my name for a cracked.com article that explains it. And the similarities don’t end there. Daredevil had a mentor named Stick, of course the TMNT’s mentor was master Splinter. Stick was fighting the evil Hand organization, the TMNT were fighting the Foot.

I have no answers to the First question, never been to NYC. I live in Flyover Country, only taken two trips by plane. Oddly enough, both were to Orlando, but for different reasons. And I didn’t go to Disney World on either one.

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Comment on PMC 113: Ian Brennan by Gleekymama http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-113-ian-brennan/comment-page-1/#comment-5345 Thu, 09 May 2013 23:17:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3924#comment-5345 The first time I visited New York was actually Glee related ;) I went to the Big Apple, at age 38, to see my first Broadway musical- How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying starring Darren Criss. I loved it there, did all the touristy things of course and I can’t wait to go back to visit again.

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Comment on PMC 113: Ian Brennan by Krista http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-113-ian-brennan/comment-page-1/#comment-5322 Thu, 09 May 2013 05:13:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3924#comment-5322 The first time and only time I went to New York I had just graduated from high school. It was my first time on a plane, my first time on a tour bus and my first time outside of Utah. It was terrifying and exhilarating!

I participated in mock United Nations with overachievers from around the globe wanted to be politicians, run NGOs and change the world. I insisted on being Mormon and wouldn’t eat rum cake. I still regret that decision!

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Comment on PMC 113: Ian Brennan by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-113-ian-brennan/comment-page-1/#comment-5305 Wed, 08 May 2013 14:27:32 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3924#comment-5305 I’ve only been to NYC for 24 hours, for a Revlon charity walk in 2005. I enjoyed every second of it, but most of all was being on my own and finding a restaurant someone had recommended to me while my traveling companions went dancing. I’m not fun like that, but I loved feeling free!

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Comment on PMC 113: Ian Brennan by fatcraftybitch http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-113-ian-brennan/comment-page-1/#comment-5304 Wed, 08 May 2013 14:25:57 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3924#comment-5304 The first time I went to New Year was my sophmore year of high school and it was with my music department. Every year my high school’s music department (Band, Jazz Band, Chorus, Show Choir) goes on a trip out of state to compete. And by compete I mean lose horribly because the students suck and only join the classes and clubs to go on the the yearly trip. I personally had an awful time because we spent most of our time on bus tours, at a college competing or in New Jersey at Medieval Times (what Medieval Times has to do with music, I don’t know).
The second time was better and I went last year though I mainly went to try out of The Voice and got no where. lol

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Comment on PMC 112: Brent Weinbach by Kenny http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-112-brent-weinbach/comment-page-1/#comment-5095 Wed, 01 May 2013 20:07:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3907#comment-5095 The first game I ever bought was Legend of Zelda 2 from a video game trader. I remember I traded in a Sesame Street game that was somehow worth a ton of money and I bought LoZ 2 with it

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Comment on PMC 112: Brent Weinbach by Stefan Robak http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-112-brent-weinbach/comment-page-1/#comment-4971 Sat, 27 Apr 2013 13:32:43 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3907#comment-4971 The first game I bought wasn’t for quite some time. I always depended on games being bought for me and for most of the 80′s and 90′s I was a step behind the curve. Sometime after the nintendo was out for a while, we got an atari 2600. When the super-nintendo was big, we got a NES (though I loved it to death).

I think I may have traded for a game. I don’t know what game I got, but the game I traded was Megaman 4, which I loved to death. The first one I remember for sure buying was a famicom, the Japanese version of Nintendo. I bought it when my family was living in Thailand in 1994 and me and my sister bought the system, as well as Prince of Persia (my sister loved the main character and insisted his name was Darien) and a 400 games in one cartridge. 400 games is actually a lie. It is really closer to 100 games with cheat versions of the others. It included Contra, as well as a bunch of early nintendo games (the kind that played more like Atari games in their simplicity) including some circus game, a generic karate game, a popeye game and the awkwardly named Nuts and Milk, which always got a giggle from us for it’s dirty sounding title. Man, Nuts and Milk was a weird one.

I never had a chance to make friends in Thailand, since we studied at home (we couldn’t afford the international school), but that system provided hours of entertainment.

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Comment on PMC 112: Brent Weinbach by Kevin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-112-brent-weinbach/comment-page-1/#comment-4925 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 06:50:43 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3907#comment-4925 It would probably have to be the original legend of zelda with the gold cartridge. Amazing the things that were epic at the time.

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Comment on PMC 112: Brent Weinbach by GuanoLad http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-112-brent-weinbach/comment-page-1/#comment-4924 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 06:16:43 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3907#comment-4924 I have never had Nintendo, I was a PC Adventure Game fan instead. But my brother-in-law was obsessed with the Super Star Wars series of games. He tried to get me interested in them, to play two-player with him, but I’m so crap at games it wasn’t much fun for me.

Brent seems incredibly credulous to believe all those Disney urban legends. He should visit Snopes and enlighten himself a bit.

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Comment on PMC 112: Brent Weinbach by Faith http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-112-brent-weinbach/comment-page-1/#comment-4918 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 02:29:56 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3907#comment-4918 The first Nintendo game I bought was Tiny Toons Adventures for the Gameboy. The first one I PLAYED was Fireman Fireman, in Paris in 1982.

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Comment on PMC 112: Brent Weinbach by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-112-brent-weinbach/comment-page-1/#comment-4913 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:36:45 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3907#comment-4913 The only video game I’ve bought at all is Kirby’s Epic Yarn, for the Wii. I’m hoping I can make this guy I just started dating come over and help me beat a few levels I haven’t been able to beat well enough to get gold…

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Comment on PMC 15: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett by Paul Caporino http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2010/pmc-15-michael-j-nelson-kevin-murphy-and-bill-corbett/comment-page-1/#comment-4876 Thu, 25 Apr 2013 01:09:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=1342#comment-4876 How did you get John McCain to pose in the top photo?

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Comment on PMC 111: Ari Shaffir by Faith http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-111-ari-shaffir/comment-page-1/#comment-4846 Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:02:58 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3895#comment-4846 I was one of three people doing a presentation in Biology class in HS. I gave my presentation and tried to toss it to the next person, only to find the other two didn’t do their work AND froze up to boot. So, I grabbed the book and read/paraphrased from their assigned sections. It was so awful that someone turned on one of the bunsen burners and we had to evacuate because of the gas leak.

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Comment on PMC 111: Ari Shaffir by Rachel http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-111-ari-shaffir/comment-page-1/#comment-4585 Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:26:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3895#comment-4585 First time I bombed – I had to do a skit at youth group, so I tried to remember a really funny skit I had seen at 4H camp. I tried to google and find it, and all the results were from Boy Scout resource websites, so that tells you the level of humor we’re talking about.
It involves assembling a lot of “volunteers” to build your candy store, and the other people in your skit asks for different kinds of candy, which you don’t have. Then the punch line is, “I don’t have m&m’s, but I do have a bunch of suckers standing around.” So I had to try and explain this skit, telephone game-style, to my friends who hadn’t seen it, and then we had to coerce the volunteers into coming up on stage with us, and then the punch line didn’t land AT ALL. Just a disaster all around.

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Comment on PMC 111: Ari Shaffir by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-111-ari-shaffir/comment-page-1/#comment-4477 Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:05:06 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3895#comment-4477 I took Human Health and Disease in high school, and at one point we all had to do a presentation about a disease, extra credit if we sang. I was originally supposed to talk about gonorrhea, but couldn’t handle it and got switched to Botulism. Day of presentation came, and every other person that decided to sing had had the brilliant idea of recording it earlier, but nope, I got up there and sang Don’t Eat (to the tune of No Doubt’s Don’t Speak), and it was super terrible. But damn right I got an A in that class!

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Comment on PMC 110: Lamorne Morris by Michele Pytleski http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-110-lamorne-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-4211 Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:25:07 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3885#comment-4211 I finally have a good ‘firsts’ story! And it’s pop culture-related too!
When I was in 4th grade, I saw the movie Titanic. I immediately became obsessed with Rose. I would talk like her, my friends and I would act like her on the playground, I called boys Jack instead of their real name, etc. The one thing I couldn’t replicate was how she went on pointe (on her tip toes) in the after hours dance scene. I would try and try but I couldn’t get my feet to cooperate. So one day I had the brilliant idea that I would jump and land on my toes. So I jumped and was on the tips of my big toes for a microsecond before I heard a big POP and I fell, tumbling, to the ground. My big toe was in so much pain, and I crawled down the stairs, crying, to show my mom what I had done. I had broken my big toe trying to be like Rose.

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Comment on PMC 110: Lamorne Morris by Jess http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-110-lamorne-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-4205 Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:20:15 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3885#comment-4205 When I was in preschool, someone thought it was good idea to give little kids a single hole punch without a guard. I got my hands on it and punched a hole in the pad of the tip of my finger. I was also playing with it, so it was really my own fault. So much so that I felt really stupid and stuck my finger in my mouth so no one would know what I had done until I realized it wasn’t going to stop bleeding and I had to go tell someone.

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Comment on PMC 110: Lamorne Morris by Hannah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-110-lamorne-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-4187 Wed, 03 Apr 2013 04:59:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3885#comment-4187 I don’t remember the specific grade that I was in (somewhere between 3-5th I’d guess) but one day my friend and I decided to take the dog my family had at the time (a Great Dane named Butch) for a walk, but instead of walking we decided to ride our scooters. Well it went fine for awhile until the dog took after a cat causing me to go flying off my scooter, and of course this was all after my dad told us that it probably wouldn’t be smart to ride our scooters while taking him for a walk, and of course he watched the entire thing.

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Comment on PMC 110: Lamorne Morris by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-110-lamorne-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-4185 Wed, 03 Apr 2013 02:08:45 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3885#comment-4185 Excellent shirt, Cole!
I was clearing stuff out of my closet and found these stupid kitten heels that only attach at all by a tiny strap across the toes. Was carrying excess junk out of the closet, clomping down the stairs in those shoes, and launched from the 5th or 6th stair up, landing with my chin on a wooden bench at the bottom, and denting the floor with my knees. Spent several minutes refusing to move my head off the floor because I didn’t want to know the extent of the damage, then my stepmother drove me to the hospital for stitches and we left a giant puddle of blood in the hall for my stepsisters to come home and find.

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Comment on PMC 109: Carla Gallo by Chris http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-109-carla-gallo/comment-page-1/#comment-4183 Wed, 03 Apr 2013 00:37:51 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3871#comment-4183 I go to community college and the first time I went to visit a friends college I realized what i was missing out on. We went to a party and there was beer everywhere and the whole apartment building was filled inside and on the balconies with people. I just finished watching Undeclared too and it made me feel like I was missing out again

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Comment on PMC 110: Lamorne Morris by Bri http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-110-lamorne-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-4182 Wed, 03 Apr 2013 00:04:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3885#comment-4182 In the 2nd grade, no one would play with me at daycare, so I stood on the porch spinning around and ended up falling backwards and busting my elbow on the pavement. I realized later that I actually broke the elbow when I noticed the bone sticking out of my skin. So, yeah.

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Comment on PMC 110: Lamorne Morris by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-110-lamorne-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-4180 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:50:54 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3885#comment-4180 In kindergarten, we had a set of Tinkertoy-type things to play with, except they were oversized. Like one of the spools and 3 sticks made a fine stool. So I made a 3-legged stool and stood on it, and bam, 3 seconds later, on the floor crying.
I am sure I did stupid things earlier, but I can’t recall them.
There was also the time I sprayed my dad’s mace in my throat at age 6-ish, thinking it was breath spray. He was a cop….it was the good stuff.

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Comment on PMC 110: Lamorne Morris by Brett http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-110-lamorne-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-4174 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:10:34 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3885#comment-4174 I was in the fifth grade and was standing on one end of a teeter-totter and I thought is was a good idea for my friend to jump from the fulcrum to the other end to launch me in the air. All that happened was I flipped upside down and landed on my hand. I broke my wrist and my arm. I had to spend six months writing with my wrong hand.

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Comment on PMC 110: Lamorne Morris by Daniel Fearn http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-110-lamorne-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-4168 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:30:13 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3885#comment-4168 This was a great podcast. When I was in elementary school my best friend and I were throwing darts at a cans of aerosol cans of bug spray in a closed garage. We did this for about an hour and broke about ten cans.

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Comment on PMC 110: Lamorne Morris by Ryan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-110-lamorne-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-4167 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 10:41:43 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3885#comment-4167 I moved to Japan to teach English, and I went a little crazy at a reggae club in Kobe (for the record, I had never had an interest reggae, so I had no idea how hard that audience could party). I made it to about 2am when they started handing out free tequila. I am told I disappeared into the city alone for an hour and came back bleeding profusely down my shin from the club’s rusty spiral staircase. I should have gotten stitched but instead decided to pour peroxide in it for a few days. At its peak, I could almost put my pinky finger up to the nail into it. I now have a horrible (awesome) scar on my leg. These details have all been pieced together by witnesses…

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Comment on PMC 110: Lamorne Morris by GuanoLad http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-110-lamorne-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-4163 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 07:40:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3885#comment-4163 Great podcast, Lamorne was really fun! When I was about 7 my older brother and his friends were riding a (pedal) go-kart down our steep gravel driveway, dangerous enough as they’d end up on the road and if a car came up from behind them there’d be no time for it to stop. To avoid that they’d turn right at the bottom of the driveway to go up the neighbour’s drive.

I demanded to have a go, but I’d never driven the go-kart before, let alone down a dangerous hill, and when I reached the bottom managed to turn right too quickly and too early, crashing into the side of the drive, tipping the kart, and my head hit the driveway, dragging my face along the gravel.

Half my face was covered in grazes for the next month.

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Comment on Cole & Vanessa take on Comic-Con 2012! by billige ipad http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/cole-vanessa-take-on-comic-con-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-4146 Sun, 31 Mar 2013 20:35:12 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3243#comment-4146 billige ipad…

Cole…

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Comment on PMC 109: Carla Gallo by Jess http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-109-carla-gallo/comment-page-1/#comment-4114 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:20:49 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3871#comment-4114 First semester, freshman year, my very first class ever was an English class and as a quick review of parts of speech my professor wrote a simple sentence on the chalkboard. “Tom went to the store and bought pizza and beer.” I read that and thought, “I’m not in high school anymore, this is college and this is going to be good.”

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Comment on PMC 109: Carla Gallo by Nick http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-109-carla-gallo/comment-page-1/#comment-4086 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:44:44 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3871#comment-4086 Homeless people would come to the library to read the newspaper. There were also people looking at internet porn in this same library.(I heard one guy even pleasured himself while looking at internet porn). Needless to say, I stopped going to this library

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Comment on PMC 109: Carla Gallo by Liz http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-109-carla-gallo/comment-page-1/#comment-4082 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:17:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3871#comment-4082 I think I realized “Oh this is what college is like” after the first semester when I gained 20lb do to dining hall food and no longer having energy to go to the gym. Even 5 years later I’m still trying to drop that weight. Darn college!

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Comment on PMC 107: Erinn Hayes by Su http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/erinnhayes/comment-page-1/#comment-4057 Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:04:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3839#comment-4057 I’m very late to the game but..The first autograph I asked for was from T.C. Boyle. I was at a reading and the only thing I had to be signed was my driver’s license and the witness lines for organ donation. He agreed and became my first witness. Later that year I found myself at a John Waters speaking event. Again, the only thing I had to sign was my license. That’s how T.C. Boyle and John Waters became my witnesses for organ donation for the state of Illinois.

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Comment on Cole & Vanessa take on Comic-Con 2012! by Zum Seitenanfang http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/cole-vanessa-take-on-comic-con-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-4028 Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:59:25 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3243#comment-4028 Zum Seitenanfang…

Cole…

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Comment on PMC 109: Carla Gallo by Ryan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-109-carla-gallo/comment-page-1/#comment-4022 Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:05:54 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3871#comment-4022 I joined the college radio station, and our first party involved making “wizard staffs”by taping our empty beer cans to the bottom of our new beer and smashing old vinyl records with bats and metal bars for the hell of it. I wanted to look like I belonged, so I wore an old “The Cure” shirt that i just thought was really long and had bought at a garage sale. I was informed that it was intended to be a night dress thing for little girls…College was cool.

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Comment on PMC 109: Carla Gallo by Don http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-109-carla-gallo/comment-page-1/#comment-4014 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 21:16:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3871#comment-4014 Mr. Noodles and coffee. Three years of MR. NOODLES AND COFFEE. I was the epitome of heath.

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Comment on PMC 109: Carla Gallo by Alec http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-109-carla-gallo/comment-page-1/#comment-4013 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 20:39:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3871#comment-4013 For me, it was when my friend and I escorted some girls back to their place after a party. We didn’t keep track of time and missed the last subway train back home. We didn’t have money for a cab and didn’t know the night bus routes for that part of the city, so we ended up just walking the whole way. It had been long enough that the booze we’d drunk was wearing off, so my friend decided to light up a joint- he started feeling sick almost immediately.

So on top of walking through an unfamiliar part of town in the dead of night, I had to corral this guy who was stumbling and heaving and trying to sit down in the street all the time. The freedom of adulthood!

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Comment on PMC 109: Carla Gallo by Chris http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-109-carla-gallo/comment-page-1/#comment-4003 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 04:42:44 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3871#comment-4003 Waking up hungover, slightly after noon, on a Sunday, and stumbling over to the place they made freshman get a meal plan.

Eating as many grilled cheeses as I could possibly stuff in my face. Then a couple more.

It wasn’t the quintessential college experience, but it’s one of the first I realised – ain’t no one going to tell me how and when to eat anymore.

Well, unless/until I get married.

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Comment on PMC 109: Carla Gallo by J.R. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-109-carla-gallo/comment-page-1/#comment-4002 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 02:44:16 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3871#comment-4002 I was a shy, quiet, non-drinking son of a cop that wasn’t really into the house-party scene because I didn’t want to get arrested. After 3 weeks, my roommate, some strange guy I didn’t know from another state, finally wore me down and I agreed to go to my first house party… which was, of course, busted after about 45 minutes. Thankfully, after running through back yards and jumping over fences, we got away without getting caught. Tired and exhausted, we made our way back to our dorm. My roommate fell asleep instantly and drunk-snored as loud as a semi all night long. I looked back at the night and thought, “Yup… this is college.”

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Comment on PMC 109: Carla Gallo by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-109-carla-gallo/comment-page-1/#comment-4001 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 00:29:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3871#comment-4001 My freshan year suite had 8 freshmen girls and 2 sophomore girls who both, for various reasons, had boyfriends that lived in their tiny one person dorm rooms. By the end of the first week we’d heard both sophomores having REALLY LOUD sex (one of them with animal noises) in the showers in the theoretically girls-only bathroom.

To Vanessa’s never skipping things… I have 3 _engraved medals_ from my Latin professor/later advisor for perfect attendance in Latin.

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Comment on PMC 109: Carla Gallo by Lauren http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-109-carla-gallo/comment-page-1/#comment-3999 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:16:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3871#comment-3999 I didn’t party or get drunk a lot in high school so the first I really felt like “this is college” was when I got so drunk and all I wanted was veggie fried rice so I called and left a voicemail. It never came! College is all about unfulfilled chinese food dreams!

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Comment on PMC 109: Carla Gallo by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-109-carla-gallo/comment-page-1/#comment-3992 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:23:01 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3871#comment-3992 It was about 6 weeks into my Freshman year, and my roommate and a friend and I went to a party. It was getting around midnight, and I went to find them to go, and they said they didn’t want to. That’s when I knew – my mom would never know if I left at a decent hour or not! I ended up sleeping there (JUST SLEEP!) until 7am. That was the day.

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Comment on PMC 109: Carla Gallo by Genette http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-109-carla-gallo/comment-page-1/#comment-3991 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:56:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3871#comment-3991 On a Saturday night during my freshman year, my roommate and I had run out of money, so we couldn’t go out with the rest of our hall mates. We had nothing to do and we ended up staying in our dorm room and playing card games until the wee hours. That was my first realization that being bored and dead-ass broke would be a huge part of my college experience.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Elizabeth C. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3961 Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:17:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3961 The first podcast I ever heard was “Mugglecast” which is great for a Harry Potter fan. Soon after I discovered comedy podcasts and got hooked on “Never Not Funny”, “Comedy Death Ray” (now “Comedy Bang Bang”) and “Doug Loves Movies”. I really enjoy PMC, too! And I can’t believe anyone could be annoyed by Vanessa’s voice. I absolutely adore her laugh, especially! Cole and Vanessa are both terrific!

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Amber F http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3926 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:41:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3926 Great episode! The very first podcast I listend to was “My Brother, My Brother, and Me” My son is a huge comedy podcast nerd and he asked me to listen to a few with him. We ended up laughing really hard together and it gave us something to bond over every week. It came at a really great time; he was becoming a teenager and we had drifted apart. It was his way of reaching out to me and I took that lifeline and held onto it hard. Now that he has gone off to college, he calls me all the time so we can talk about our favorites (PMC included, of course. He’s a huge David Wain fan so he was extra excited about this episode) and podcasts still continue to keep my son and I connected.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Dovi http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3924 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:54:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3924 The first podcast I ever listened to was “The Tobolowski Files” first episode “The Alchemist. I hadn’t really heard of podcasts and definitely had no idea who Stephen Tobolowski was (hey, it’s that creepy white supremacist from Mississippi Burning!) but a friend of mine told me I had to listen to this podcast. I downloaded it and by the end of it I was crying and downloading all the available episodes “Tobolowsky Files.” I have listened to each episode at least twice and look forward to each new one.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Daniella http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3919 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:51:44 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3919 First Pod Cast I ever listened to was Totally Laime. SHOUT OUT ELIZABETH AND ANDY!!!

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Alec http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3905 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 17:17:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3905 The first podcast I listened to was an episode of The Bugle, (“An Audio Newspaper For A Visual World”) featuring John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman. It skirts the line between actual news and complete bullshit, and John’s material often surfaces in an episode of the Daily Show over the following week.

I was hooked from the first moment.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Sean McGurr http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3880 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 11:35:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3880 My first podcast was Coverville. I can’t remember what number, but I was so happy that there was a huge backlog of episodes that I could fill up my Zune with and listen to at my leisure.

Love the State, Stella, Mike and Mike have Issues, Burning Love, and the rest of the projects by the State. Saw WHAS in Manhattan at a midnight show in Times Square during a vacation to the city. The theater lost air conditioning and it was so hot that the management gave us free tickets.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Russ http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3871 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 03:39:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3871 My first podcast was Jesse Thorn’s The Sound of Young America and I was instantly hooked. I soon moved on the rest of the Maximum Fun catalogue (which was really just Jordan, Jesse, Go! back then), then Comedy Death-Ray, DLM, Tony Kornheiser, and too many comedy and sports podcasts to count.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Brett http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3861 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:24:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3861 My first podcast was The Nerdist and they were on episode on twenty-something. I’m one of the biggest Attack of the Show fans and years ago when Hardwick mentioned it on the show I was like “I like this guy, I want to hear more from him”. And three years later I’ve subscribed to over 30 podcast.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Nick M. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3858 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:37:16 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3858 My first podcast was the Donald Glover episode of the Nerdist. Up until that point, I had no idea of what a podcast was, so my feeling could best be encapsulated as “oh-my-god-you-can-do-this!?”

I’ve been a podcaddict ever since.

It’s a shame that you didn’t ask “what’s the second podcast you ever listened to?” My answer would have been the Paul Scheer episode of Pop My Culture, and I would have told you that I loved every second of it and to this day PMC is one of the three podcasts to which I am subscribed.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Sam A. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3856 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:13:49 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3856 The first real podcast and not just radio show put online (This American Life) was most likely Comedy Death-Ray, now Bang Bang. I feel like I found out about it when I was really getting big into comedy and was looking up stuff and it changed everything for me. Being an artist, I kind of need something I can have on that I don’t have to look at or put too much attention to. I also kind of wanted something with more substance and it helped introduce me to all these comedians and shows I never heard of before. I now basically listen podcasts all day, every day. I’m horrifically addicted and they are taking over my life/computer space. Help.

Also, great episode, David Wain is wonderful.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Rebecca R. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3855 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 07:06:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3855 The first podcast I ever listened to was Radio Free Burrito. From there I found the Nerdist, which led to many, many other fantastic discoveries. I am no longer human, but rather a vessel into which podcasts constantly and consistently flow. Mine is a higher form of existence than had ever been considered possible. Truly, I have ascended, for now I need no sustenance other than the ethereal lembas that is the podcast.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Andrew Whipple http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3852 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:19:57 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3852 My first podcast was NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” because I was obsessed with the radio show in 6th grade, and when I realized I could listen on my iPod and not just in the car, my obsession blossomed to a whole new level. But podcasts somewhat disappeared from my life for a while, with only the occasional Adam Carolla episode when I felt like it.

Sophomore year I found “The Nerdist” via the Matt Smith episode and that ushered in the new wave (WTF, Indoor Kids, PMC, YMIW, and many many more….) Now, three years later I’m up to 26 regular podcasts, and even started one of my own! But sadly, poor old “Wait, Wait” fell out of favor… :(

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Luis Anthony Oliveros http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3850 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 03:04:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3850 The first podcast I ever listened to was Leo Laporte’s This Week in Tech because, well, I’m a tech dork. From there I got introduced to CNET podcasts (Buzz Out Loud, The 404, etc) and now I’m waist-deep in Nerdist podcasts. :)

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3849 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 02:32:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3849 I downloaded iTunes just to hear a podcast (didn’t know WHAT it was) from They Might Be Giants, my favorite band. Then I found Jordan, Jess, Go! and became hooked; now I consider myself a podcast nerd. Love your show!

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Comment on PMC 107: Erinn Hayes by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/erinnhayes/comment-page-1/#comment-3848 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 02:31:40 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3839#comment-3848 First: Vanessa’s voice is the main reason I came back for a listen after hearing the first podcast I heard from you, and that was enough to get me hooked. You always sound upbeat and your laugh is contagious! So the iTunes reviewer is a mental case for thinking anything else. 2nd – my sympathies on your loss.

First autograph I asked for was Peter Tork who came to Hands Across America in Johnstown PA in 1985. The Monkees was my favorite show at the time. He signed it and drew a hand to signify the event. Ah, MTV in the 80s! It had music and music shows!

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Parker http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3846 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 01:13:12 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3846 The first podcast I ever listened to was Mike and Tom Eat Snacks. I believe the first episode I listened to was the Third Degree Burn Doritos episode. I’ve been a huge fan of Michael Ian Black ever since I saw the premiere of Stella on Comedy Central, and over the years have been digging into his other stuff, discovering the State, Wet Hot American Summer, etc., eventually leading to the very hilarious Mike and Tom Eat Snacks. I’ve been hooked ever since that first episode.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Emily http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3843 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:09:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3843 The first podcast I ever listened to was called “The Trip”. It was a nostalgia podcast that I’d found after searching for “Darkwing Duck” on my phone. I had just bought my first android phone, and was randomly searching for stuff, and that was the first thing that popped into my head.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Shawn Colton http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3842 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:44:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3842 My very, VERY first podcast was …. THIS ONE. True story. I’ve listened to interviews and stuff online but they weren’t podcast.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3841 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:23:43 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3841 The first podcast I listened to was Nerdest, an early (the first? I forget) one where Tom Lennon sings a theme song like a drunk hobo… That hooked me. First time I listened to PMC was also when he was a guest, and I real quickly went through the whole back catalog.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Megan G. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3840 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:38:42 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3840 The first podcast I listened to was Comedy Bang Bang (formerly Comedy Death Ray formerly not a thing – DLM shoutout). I had gotten a job as a glorified file clerk in 2009 and needed something to help pass the time. I was aware of podcasts but had never gotten into them before. I went into iTunes and typed comedy into the search bar under the Podcast section and it was the first one that came up at the time. It actually took me awhile to get into it, at the time I thought it was super weird but I’m now a huge fan of the show.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Jeff K http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3839 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:28:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3839 The first podcast I ever listened to was episode 1 of the Nerdist podcast. It was after much prodding by a friend, and I had a long commute, so I figured, why not? I became instantly obsessed. I listened to the 151 episodes of the Nerdist that were out at the time in under three weeks.

The candidness of the format was something new and refreshing, and addicting. I quickly started listening to other podcasts. I currently subscribe to 22 podcasts, and I’ve listened to every episode of each of them.

I started PMC in the beginning of June 2012, and marathoned all of the episodes in a matter of a few months. I became so entrenched in the podcast lifestyle that I started co-hosting one of my own. We’re at around 66 episodes and I can truly say that podcasts have changed my life for the better.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by Heather http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3838 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:22:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3838 Pretty sure my first podcast was Stuff You Should Know…and my first thought about it was, “Holy shit. This is the best escape from talking to my coworkers while also nerding out. Perfect.”

P.S. I love Vanessa and Cole. Forev-sies.

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by John http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3837 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:05:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3837 comments fixed! PMC rocks!

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Comment on PMC 108: David Wain by popmaster http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/davidwain/comment-page-1/#comment-3836 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:06:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3855#comment-3836 Hey listeners! Sorry for the delay on comments being enabled in this section — wordpress is tripping out and we’re trying to find a fix for it! Please come back and leave your comments soon!

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Comment on PMC 107: Erinn Hayes by Lily http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/erinnhayes/comment-page-1/#comment-3827 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 06:36:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3839#comment-3827 C’mon guys, I love your podcast, but please leave Anne Hathaway alone. Hathaway is harmless , and she is the anti-Britney Spears ( air headed hot mess ) , anti-Courtney Love ( drug addled hot mess ) , the anti- Lindsay Lohan ( hot mess media whore that is lost ) , and Joan & Melissa Rivers ( bitter, angry & jealous hot messes with their Alien vs. Predator plastic surgery nightmare faces ) . In today’s day and age, Anne is that rare young A-list starlet that is intelligent, articulate, witty, and classy. Plus, she is not a walking & talking plastic surgery nightmare. Seriously, we need to applaud more of these celebrity females, like Hathaway.

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Comment on PMC 107: Erinn Hayes by Micah Rafferty http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/erinnhayes/comment-page-1/#comment-3766 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:07:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3839#comment-3766 When I was about 10, I cut out a full page ad from “17 Magazine” of Brooke Shields and her Calvins. My dad helped me find an address (her agent, managment? not sure). I sent it off and waited hopefully for a couple of months. About 5-6 months later, when I had long given up, It showed up in my mailbox, her signature in big curliques right along the endless, denim glazed legs. Huge thrill!

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Comment on PMC 107: Erinn Hayes by Danny http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/erinnhayes/comment-page-1/#comment-3763 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:17:16 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3839#comment-3763 I went to an Eric Idle concert when I was in high school and got him to sign a CD booklet.

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Comment on PMC 107: Erinn Hayes by Brett http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/erinnhayes/comment-page-1/#comment-3699 Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:01:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3839#comment-3699 Nobody I want to meet comes to where I live. The was this large car show and I waited in line for an hour and a half to meet WWE wrestler The Big Show. I was 10 or eleven at the time. I remember when I met him I was scared of him because of how big he was. He was over a foot taller than me sitting. Still to this day he has the biggest hands of anyone I’ve ever met. I didn’t keep the autograph because he oddly signed his crotch so it was weird to have.

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Comment on PMC 107: Erinn Hayes by Lamb http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/erinnhayes/comment-page-1/#comment-3698 Thu, 07 Mar 2013 22:11:51 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3839#comment-3698 On the Dan Stevens issue- find the tv version of Sense & Sensibility that he was in. It’s great, but the weird thing is that they made him basically look like a Hugh Grant clone (brown floppy hair, great blue eyes, a bit bumbly) due to playing the same role Grant played in Emma Thompson’s version.

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Comment on PMC 107: Erinn Hayes by Ciara http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/erinnhayes/comment-page-1/#comment-3694 Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:43:34 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3839#comment-3694 My sincere condolences Vanessa – I can’t even imagine. Thanks for a fantastic podcast. Take care.

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Comment on PMC 107: Erinn Hayes by Alec http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/erinnhayes/comment-page-1/#comment-3685 Thu, 07 Mar 2013 05:03:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3839#comment-3685 I just want to say that your podcast’s been a source of fun and entertainment for me for a while now and I wish could lift Vanessa’s spirits even a tiny bit compared to what she’s a;ready given me.

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Comment on PMC 107: Erinn Hayes by MIke http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/erinnhayes/comment-page-1/#comment-3672 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 11:31:06 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3839#comment-3672 I was studying in London the spring that Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart did Waiting for Godot together. My friend and I got day-of tickets for the show–we sat in the first row for ten quid, which was amazing, because at one point McKellan was sitting on the front of the stage–on our last night in the city. After the show, we thought we would try to go to the stage door. We arrived to find an angry gentleman explain they would only sign things from this show (much to the chagrin of a guy with X-Men photos like the one used for this story) and no one was allowed to take photos.

Both Stewart and McKellan stopped and talked to us for a minute because they recognised us from the front row and noticed our accents. Stewart carried himself with a dignified and regal air, but was so gracious when we told him it was our last night in London before returning home (he also complimented the bowtie I was wearing). McKellan was like everyone’s gay grandpa; he couldn’t stop smiling. He complimented the jacket I was wearing and asked about my label pin, which I’d picked up a couple weeks earlier when I saw Romeo and Juliet at the Globe. He asked me if the show was any good, to which I sheepishly responded, “it was wonderful, but not Ian-McKellan-in-Waiting-for-Godot wonderful”. He chortled and thanked me for the compliment.

I now understand why little girls scream and cry when they see Justin Beiber… I had a Waterboy-like stutter when I was trying to talk to them and I was shaking furiously.

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Comment on Cole’s Top 25 Flicks of 2012! by MIke http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/coles-top-25-flicks-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3669 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 09:28:25 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3816#comment-3669 I thought Jeff Who Lives At Home was phenomenal. There are a couple interesting interviews with Segel where he talks about how the Duplass brothers challenged him as an actor.

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Comment on PMC 107: Erinn Hayes by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/erinnhayes/comment-page-1/#comment-3663 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:23:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3839#comment-3663 I have seen the band Ours just a zillion times at this point, and have the singer, Jimmy Gnecco,’s signature on posters, cd booklets, more cd booklets, things I tore off walls..

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Comment on PMC 107: Erinn Hayes by Bryan_ http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/erinnhayes/comment-page-1/#comment-3659 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:09:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3839#comment-3659 When I was maybe 8 or 9 I went to a University of Louisville basketball game and sat only a few rows back from the players bench. After the game I quickly made my way to the bench and asked Denny Crum to sign a small basketball I had. He did so very nicely and I eventually got most of the team to sign it, too. Still have that ball.

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Comment on PMC 107: Erinn Hayes by Mike Fleishman http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/erinnhayes/comment-page-1/#comment-3654 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:56:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3839#comment-3654 When I was in high school, a buddy and I were in Baltimore while the Blue Jays were in town. We were at Hooters in Inner Harbor (for the wings) and two tables over was Jose Conseco and another player (who knows). Biggest forearms I’ve ever seen in my life. Steroids work, kids! My buddy and I go over and ask him to sign a napkin and he says “I only give autographs to the waitresses.” Once an asshat….

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Comment on Having an Oscar party? Check out these snack ideas and posters! by Rik http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/having-an-oscar-party-check-out-these-snack-ideas-and-posters/comment-page-1/#comment-3537 Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:07:23 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3820#comment-3537 I laughed so hard at LES MISERABRIE. That is perfect.

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Comment on Cole’s Top 25 Flicks of 2012! by Richard http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/coles-top-25-flicks-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3515 Sat, 23 Feb 2013 15:21:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3816#comment-3515 Thanks for the article, Cole.

Where was Flight and it’s super imaginative soundtrack that you enjoyed so much?

Didn’t enjoy The Hobbit (part 1) or Les Misrables? Have to agree, Wreck-it Ralph was a lot of fun.

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Comment on Vanessa update by Jim http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/vanessa-update/comment-page-1/#comment-3473 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:29:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3812#comment-3473 Wow! Vanessa, bless you and your family. You are in my prayers.

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Comment on Vanessa update by Micah Rafferty http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/vanessa-update/comment-page-1/#comment-3446 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 04:17:08 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3812#comment-3446 This is heartbeaking news. Vanessa, I only know you from podcasts, yet I can tell that you have a radiant, playful spirit. When your “for keeps” baby arrives, he or she will be very lucky to have you as a mother. I will definitely make a donation in Charlie’s name.

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Comment on PMC 106: Rachel Dratch (Live from SF Sketchfest) by Jenny http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-106-rachel-dratch-live-from-sf-sketchfest/comment-page-1/#comment-3360 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:19:26 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3799#comment-3360 My mom’s coworker told her that I looked like the daughter on the Sopranos. That was the one and only time it’s happened to me.

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Comment on PMC 106: Rachel Dratch (Live from SF Sketchfest) by Mattamatics http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-106-rachel-dratch-live-from-sf-sketchfest/comment-page-1/#comment-3351 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:21:40 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3799#comment-3351 When I was 8 or 9, a woman at RiteAid told my mother she thought I was Macaulay Culkin. I don’t think we looked particularly alike then, and certainly not now, but as a small child, being compared to “the greatest child actor of all time” (according to me and the movies I had seen) was pretty great.

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Comment on PMC 106: Rachel Dratch (Live from SF Sketchfest) by diego http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-106-rachel-dratch-live-from-sf-sketchfest/comment-page-1/#comment-3350 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:41:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3799#comment-3350 when i was working at the terror tram in universal studios halloween horror nights 2008 as a chainsaw pigman, all of the other pigmen told me i reminded them of silent bob, because i didn’t talk a lot, but when i did, it was quality. i was also overweight and had a beard, but they didn’t say anything about that.

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Comment on PMC 106: Rachel Dratch (Live from SF Sketchfest) by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-106-rachel-dratch-live-from-sf-sketchfest/comment-page-1/#comment-3339 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:08:46 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3799#comment-3339 I think the only person I’ve ever looked like was this girl Beth who was 2 years older than me, but for some reason at the same after school day care (and eventually a million years later we were both in high school band). We were both blonde and had glasses, and had a bunch of the same outfits, but one of us would have it in neon pink, the other neon green… That girl was SUPER into NKOTB.

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Comment on PMC 106: Rachel Dratch (Live from SF Sketchfest) by Shawn http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-106-rachel-dratch-live-from-sf-sketchfest/comment-page-1/#comment-3326 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:35:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3799#comment-3326 Cat Stevens. Which was dangerous for a while.

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Comment on PMC 105: Stephen Tobolowsky by James http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/stephen_tobolowsky/comment-page-1/#comment-3094 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:51:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3787#comment-3094 I feel like I’ve never been a part of a successful surprise party. I’ve been to a few events that were (maybe?) supposed to be surprise parties, but they always end up going like “Surprise! We’re all at the bar that we always go to but now we’re pretending we have an excuse to be here!”

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Comment on PMC 105: Stephen Tobolowsky by brad http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/stephen_tobolowsky/comment-page-1/#comment-3087 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:00:24 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3787#comment-3087 My wife just threw me my first ever surprise party. I was turning 30 in a few weeks and we were having a game night. I was asked to go and get the buffalo wings from our favorite place and when i got home all my friends were in the living room. Mind you it was only 4 people, but I was surprised

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Comment on PMC 105: Stephen Tobolowsky by Jen Braun http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/stephen_tobolowsky/comment-page-1/#comment-3086 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:41:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3787#comment-3086 In second grade, I knew this girl who was a gossip and generally mean to most people except her clique. She said to me one day in May, “Tell your mom I can’t come to your surprise party….oops!” Such a witch!! My mom never tried that again, but I still like that she tried to help.

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Comment on PMC 105: Stephen Tobolowsky by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/stephen_tobolowsky/comment-page-1/#comment-3084 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:33:50 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3787#comment-3084 When I was maybe 7ish someone told me about a surprise party “next Saturday,” which I interpreted as ‘the Saturday this coming weekend.’ I interpreted wrong, showed up a week early with a sleeping bag n everything, but the girl’s mom somehow stuffed me back out the door without the girl catching on.

For YEARS after I could think about that whenever I wanted to have an hour or so of horrible crushing guilt, even though it worked out fine and she really was surprised the next week.

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Comment on PMC 105: Stephen Tobolowsky by Brian Johnson http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/stephen_tobolowsky/comment-page-1/#comment-3083 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:44:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3787#comment-3083 For my 13th birthday my parents threw a surprise party… or at least they thought they did. On the day of the event my father said he was going to take me to play video games at whatever arcade I wanted.

Suspicion rising.

We went to the local “Showbiz Pizza Time Theater”. They had the best selection of games. When we arrived, my father game me $5 and said to go play as long as I wanted.

Who is this man?

Once I had depleted the $5 I returned to my father and said I was done. He checked his watch and asked if there was another place I wanted to go. “Uh… Hoagey’s Corner has some good games.” I replied.

We went to Hoagey’s Corner. I was given another $5.

I played about $2 worth of Xevious before I couldn’t take it anymore. “I’m not sure I want to play anymore. Can we go?” Dad checked his watch and we left for home.
My parents’ poorly disguised ruse had prepared me for a surprise, but not the one I had expected.
Upon entering the house we walked into the dining room. Seated at the table were my grandparents and great aunt and uncle dressed as “teenagers”. Grandma looked like an ancient flapper. Papa was wearing his “Banana Shirt”, the one he only ever wore when he was trying his best to embarrass the family. Uncle Olle wore the worst wig I had ever seen.
I almost wet my pants laughing, but teenagers don’t do that. Best birthday surprise ever.

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Comment on PMC 105: Stephen Tobolowsky by Todd Mason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/stephen_tobolowsky/comment-page-1/#comment-3082 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 02:14:15 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3787#comment-3082 First surprise party I threw was for my womanfriend’s birthday in 1989. I was able to lull her sufficiently into a sense that there wouldn’t be a surprise b-day party several other times during our just under a decade together.

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Comment on PMC 105: Stephen Tobolowsky by Steve http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/stephen_tobolowsky/comment-page-1/#comment-3080 Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:35:39 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3787#comment-3080 Went to High School with Stephen. He was funny then, and still is. Great actor, great humorist.

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Comment on PMC 104: Pop My Cork (Part 2) – The Worst of 2012 by Bob D. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-104-pop-my-cork-part-2-the-worst-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3033 Tue, 15 Jan 2013 01:23:32 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3775#comment-3033 Worst of 2012

1. Shooting of teachers and children by deranged killer. Then finding out that the mother of the shooter had legally obtained the weapons that he used and she wanted them for her own protection but got killed with them. This is so ironic that it is frightening.

2. Mitt Romney’s son telling the world that his father never really wanted to be POTUS. Then why did he run if his heart was not in it?

3. Adam Sandler continues to crank out crappy movies that people seem to love.

4. Ben Affleck not getting Oscar nod for Best Director yet winning the award at two other prominent award shows. Sometimes there is no justice or logic in this world.

5. Justin Beiber. I know he’s cute but I see a wall coming up for his career. For all you youngsters out there, look up 50′s star Fabian to see what I mean. Talent ultimately will dictate his longevity.

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Comment on PMC 103: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The Best of 2012 by Bob D. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-103-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3032 Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:51:15 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3770#comment-3032 Best of 2012

1. Establishing twitter account but not to tweet. Only to read musings of heroes Albert Brooks, Steve Martin, Joan Rivers, and Shandling.

2. The movie Chronicle early in the year. How did they do those special effects?

3. Seeing Obama re-elected and wondering how Republicans could lie and misrepresent themselves repeatedly and get away with it. Most Americans caught on eventually.

4. Marvelling at Katy Perry. A face like “New Girl” and a body like a porn star. She can sing quite well also.

5. Watching Letterman come clean on Oprah about Leno and fighting depression. Seeing him get the Kennedy Center Honors. If you can, look at You Tube for old appearances by Jay Leno on Letterman,s NBC Late Night show. You could make a case that, when together, they were one of the great comedy teams of all time.

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Comment on PMC 104: Pop My Cork (Part 2) – The Worst of 2012 by Karrah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-104-pop-my-cork-part-2-the-worst-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3030 Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:22:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3775#comment-3030 Best, in no real order…
1. Girls. As a girl in her early twenties trying to figure out what the hell I’m doing, I related to this show more than I have any other. It’s painfully real and I became obsessed with it this year. Lena Dunham is my soul sister and I applaud her for not being afraid to show her embarrassingly tiny breasts.
2. Parenthood. I had never watched before this season, and I went back and got caught up on Netflix. It’s the best drama on network TV right now in my opinion. If a family drama can make me want to be part of that family, then I think it is doing something right.
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It’s been my favorite book since high school and I was both excited and skeptical about it being made into a movie. But since Stephen Chbosky adapted his own novel, it was perfect. Even if the book hadn’t meant so much to me, I would still think it was a great movie on its own.
4. William Daniels on Grey’s Anatomy. I loved his whole arc and character for the short time that they had him. I’ve stuck with the show because I just can’t quit watching it, and his arc with Sandra Oh’s character made me feel more emotions watching the show than I have for at least a couple of seasons.
5. Announcement of the Boy Meets World spinoff, Girl Meets World. As a 90s kid, this was my favorite show growing up and it means so much to my generation. I love that we are going to get to see the love story of Cory and Topanga again.

Now the worst…
1. “Legitimate rape.” Ignorant dickheads should never speak “off the cuff” about something as serious as rape. Also, Kirk Cameron apparently supported Todd Akin’s views. This shames me as a Growing Pains fan.
2. Breaking Amish. I loved this show at first, and then I found out that most of it was fabricated. Most of these kids had been out of the Amish culture for quite some time, and two of the people who supposedly met on the show and fell in love, were actually already married with children. It was greatly disappointing and not as fun to watch after knowing that.
3. XFactor. Not just Britney on XFactor, which was bad, but the entire show. Simon Cowell isn’t tough like he used to be, the theatrics are just too much, and nothing about it feels genuine. I don’t become attached to any of the contestants at all. Britney was not the only problem with the show this season. It had just as many problems the first season.
4. Chris Brown. My opinion on Chris Brown is exactly the same as Cole’s. He is a vile presence in pop culture and just needs to go away.
5. Facebook. It just keeps getting worse and worse. I’ve contemplated deleting my account a million times but then I always keep it for some reason. But it’s not even fun anymore. #TwitterForLife

My song of the year is “Same Mistakes” by the Echo Friendly. I first heard it when it was playing during the end credits of Girls, and I immediately had to find out what it was and download it. The lyrics perfectly describe how it sometimes feels to be a young adult, screwing up all the time.

Also, I started listening to Cole and Vanessa’s podcast this year and now I look forward to it more than I do some of my favorite TV shows. I always find myself wanting to chime in on the conversation and I feel like Cole and Vanessa are friends of mine that make me laugh hysterically. Keep it up guys, we really appreciate what you do. And congrats on your pregnancy, Vanessa!

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Comment on PMC 104: Pop My Cork (Part 2) – The Worst of 2012 by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-104-pop-my-cork-part-2-the-worst-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3024 Sun, 13 Jan 2013 04:41:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3775#comment-3024 Can I have the Inception noise as a soundtrack for the year? Pretty sure…

1) HOW DO I STILL NOT HAVE A JOB??

2) Moved home, discovered that my friends up here are in fact as shitty at being friends as I’d thought, that wasn’t just memories tainted by high school angst.

3) Elementary – really shouldn’t judge, because I haven’t actually seen it, but… why even did they make this, Sherlock is just so good

4) Every damn recipe in Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes A Day requires vital wheat gluten? What is that even about?

5) Certain shows/movies that you just can’t find (legally) streaming anywhere. The things Netflix has only on disk are so frustrating!

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Comment on PMC 103: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The Best of 2012 by Amy http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-103-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3022 Sun, 13 Jan 2013 01:07:49 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3770#comment-3022 Top Five:
1. Graduating from college and getting a job! (Within the same year!)
2. The amazing people I got to meet at my gigs throughout the year.
2. Discovering the WOOL book series by Hugh Howey (great science fiction books!)
3. Avengers and Les Mis (Both were AMAZING!)
4. My new car! (2013 Ford Focus)
5. Recording my first demo cd

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Comment on PMC 104: Pop My Cork (Part 2) – The Worst of 2012 by Vincent S http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-104-pop-my-cork-part-2-the-worst-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3021 Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:28:35 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3775#comment-3021 Vanessa, congrats on filling your lady bits with man fluids resulting in an eventual birthing. May your future fetal release procedures not endure a thousand pains.

Seriously though, Congrats on the future kid.

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Comment on PMC 104: Pop My Cork (Part 2) – The Worst of 2012 by Spencer Greenfield http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-104-pop-my-cork-part-2-the-worst-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3020 Sat, 12 Jan 2013 05:18:09 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3775#comment-3020 5.) THE ACTUAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Gross. But the ending was alright I guess.
4.) THE FAKE ‘FAKE GEEK GIRL EPIDEMIC’: Can’t someone like something without being accused of being an attention whore? Apparently not.
3.) HERE COMES HONEY BOO-BOO: Onion headline: “You Do, Of Course, Realize That This Is Going To End Very, Very Badly”
2.) BRICKLEBERRY: Dear god, no.
1.) EVERY GUN-OWNER LOSES THEIR GODDAMN MINDS: Do I really need to say why? This was a banner year for gun violence in America, but hopefully it’ll actually spark discussion.

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Comment on PMC 103: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The Best of 2012 by Spencer Greenfield http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-103-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3019 Sat, 12 Jan 2013 05:10:40 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3770#comment-3019 TOP FIVE:
5.)FINISHING THAT BOOK I WROTE: I finished that book that I wrote.
4.)THE 2012 ELECTION OUTCOME: “Black Jesus beat Uncle Harido; We’re going to be okay” -Greg Proops
3.)BREAKING BAD: Everyone stop: they’ve perfected TV.
2.)CAVALCADE OF BOYS: Comic book series I discovered late in 2012. By far the best portrayal of gay men in any media.
1.) JOURNEY (THE VIDEO GAME): Journey is truly a milestone and new standard for the ‘art in video games discussion. It, along with Spec Ops: The Line and The Walking Dead helped solidify the serious side and potential of the medium.

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Comment on PMC 103: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The Best of 2012 by Erika http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-103-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3018 Sat, 12 Jan 2013 03:07:39 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3770#comment-3018 1. Having a baby
2. Finding pop my culture
3. Homeland
4. Peets cinnamon gingerbread latte
5. Truvia

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Comment on PMC 104: Pop My Cork (Part 2) – The Worst of 2012 by Jen Braun http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-104-pop-my-cork-part-2-the-worst-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3017 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:19:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3775#comment-3017 My worsts:
1. Romney had a chance to be President. Come on America!
2. Facebook drama and memes. So over.
3. My friend Michelle is moving across the country.
4. Jack Klugman died. :-(
5. My sister is getting a divorce.

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Comment on PMC 103: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The Best of 2012 by Jen Braun http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-103-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3016 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:16:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3770#comment-3016 My five:

1. It’s over! It kinda sucked. Does this count?
2. My daddy came through his heart surgery fine.
3. I discovered this and a few other great podcasts that make life better.
4. I met Dave Hill and was in a class with him where we started a band!
5. I got my first good haircut of my adult life.

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Comment on PMC 104: Pop My Cork (Part 2) – The Worst of 2012 by grumblesnakes http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-104-pop-my-cork-part-2-the-worst-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3015 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:11:57 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3775#comment-3015 Vanessa looks like Peg Bundy in that picture. That’s a good thing as far as i’m concerned.

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Comment on PMC 104: Pop My Cork (Part 2) – The Worst of 2012 by Rik http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-104-pop-my-cork-part-2-the-worst-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-3014 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:22:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3775#comment-3014 1) People overreacting about movies. The Dark Knight Rises doesn’t live up to your expectations? It’s immediately the worst. movie. ever. Are people getting more dramatic about this or did I only start noticing it last year?

All the insecurity and confusion around Community and Parks & Recreation. I just want to know whether they’re getting cancelled or not. Having to say goodbye to 30 Rock is hard enough. (Guess I’m getting more dramatic too)

3) My bicycle falling apart. I’ve spent more money on repairs than on the actual bike by now. I can live with having to get my brakes fixed and stuff, but my actual frame breaking in half? That’s just rude.

4) The trailer for End Of Watch. So loud, so obnoxious, so in front of every movie for six months. (I remember Cole tweeted about this as well. Are you super relieved it’s gone too?)

5) Seeing posters of a bewildered looking hobo all around town – then finding out it’s Brad Pitt. When people pay you seven million dollars for some photos, the least you could do is wash your hair.

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Comment on PMC 103: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The Best of 2012 by Josh http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-103-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2993 Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:22:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3770#comment-2993 My top 5 things for 2012:

5. The Hobbit: My absolute favorite movie of 2012 and definetely one of my top 5 movies of all time. I absolutely loved it.

4. Parks & Rec: I got into Parks & Rec after listening to Jim O’Heir on PMC, and it has become the show that I am currently obsessed with. I think it is hilarious and the cast is awesome.

3. Netflix: I have been streaming TV shows from Netflix for a while, but 2012 was the year that I found a bunch of great shows that I found myself getting really into.

2. Gangnam Style: Definitely the most addictive song of 2012, despite it’s supposed anti-American lyrics. I think this song is so catchy and fun to dance to!

1. PMC- I started getting into listening podcasts early this year, and I have to say that as soon as I discovered PMC, it instantly became my absolute favorite podcast. Cole and Vanessa are so funny, and the guests are always awesome. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to PMC over the past year and I am looking forward to another great year.

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Comment on PMC 103: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The Best of 2012 by Rik http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-103-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2990 Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:55:42 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3770#comment-2990 1) Cabin in the Woods. Every second of that movie is a gift from the gods.
2) When this song turns into a crazy rave about a minute in. youtube .com/watch?v=-XuqO7hOF4M
3) Podcasts! Just before the start of 2012 I started a new job as a mailman, and podcasts have made it a great time. Especially when it’s cold and wet and windy, it’s awesome to have fun people keep you company in your ears and make everything a little less awful. (That sounds kind of weird.)
4) Vanessa’s drunk intros. Now that we’ll have to miss them for nine months we’d better appreciate the ones we have.
5) A very personal thing, but whatever: On January 1st, 2012 I started a blog where I uploaded one illustration every weekday, and I’ve managed to keep that up for the entire year. So I’m kind of proud of myself. (Enjoy my interpretation of the wizard all the PMC guests keep angering: illustration-a-day.tumblr .com/post/21343930497)
Time to start thinking of five things I hated this year…

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Comment on PMC 103: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The Best of 2012 by Mattamatics http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-103-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2988 Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:02:34 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3770#comment-2988 Top Film: Moonrise Kingdom
Top album: Of Monsters and Men – My Head is an Animal
Top Other Thing 1: Presidential Election/Marriage Equality
Top Other Thing 2: Netflix Instant. There are some AMAZING things that have been added this year.
Top Other Thing 3: I lost 30 lbs between September and December.

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Comment on PMC 103: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The Best of 2012 by Rik http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-103-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2987 Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:31:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3770#comment-2987 1) Cabin in the Woods. Every second of that movie is a gift from the gods.
2) When this song turns into a crazy rave about a minute in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XuqO7hOF4M
3) Podcasts! Just before the start of 2012 I started a new job as a mailman, and podcasts have made it a great time. Especially when it’s cold and wet and windy, it’s awesome to have fun people keep you company in your ears and make everything a little less awful. (That sounds kind of weird.)
4) Vanessa’s drunk intros. Now that we’ll have to miss them for nine months we’d better appreciate the ones we have.
5) A very personal thing, but whatever: On January 1st, 2012 I started a blog where I uploaded one illustration every weekday, and I’ve managed to keep that up for the entire year. So I’m kind of proud of myself. (Enjoy my interpretation of the wizard all the PMC guests keep angering http://illustration-a-day.tumblr.com/post/21343930497)
Time to start thinking of five things I hated this year…

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Comment on PMC 103: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The Best of 2012 by Rebecca R. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-103-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2984 Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:03:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3770#comment-2984 1.) The Korean drama called “Faith.” I started watching it on a whim, and within the first few minutes I was completely entranced. Everybody has to watch this, it is absolutely amazing.
2.) My sister’s family moved to a neighborhood where my nieces have a school that they LOVE. The school they went to last year wasn’t the best situation for them, but now they’re happy, so I’m happy.
3.) The YouTube channel OfficialNerdCubed. Even though Dan plays a lot of games I wouldn’t normally be interested in, I can’t stop watching. His commentary is hilarious, and I only wish I had stumbled upon his channel earlier.
4.) Adventure Time. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a cartoon.
5.)The live Pop My Culture at LA Riot. I don’t really like going into LA, but it was SO worth it! Words cannot describe how much I enjoyed that show.

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Comment on PMC 103: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The Best of 2012 by Andrew W. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-103-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2980 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:48:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3770#comment-2980 My Top Five!
5) The Avengers being just as awesome the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th times I watched it.
4) Finding so many new podcasts! (including The Mental Illness Happy Hour, Harmontown, and Pop My Culture!!! (#SuckingUp #DoesntMeanItsNotTrue #WhyAmIUsingHashtagsInAComment?))
3) Having the best gosh-darn senior spring a high school student could hope for.
2) Handwritten by The Gaslight Anthem
1) Doctor Who. And bonus points for Jenna Louise-Coleman being awesome.

(Honorary mention: this list, because ever since watching High Fidelity I obsessively make Top 5 lists of everything!)

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Comment on PMC 103: Pop My Cork (Part 1) – The Best of 2012 by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2013/pmc-103-pop-my-cork-part-1-the-best-of-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-2975 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 03:42:56 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3770#comment-2975 in no particular order

1) 1 Man 2 Guvnors (even the soundtrack was awesome!)

2) surgery that basically hollowed out my head so I can now breathe through my nose. gross at the time, but… air!

3) joined a floor hockey league, managed to get on a team that rules

4) a bunch of chefs for pro cycling teams joined twitter and started posting pictures of all the meals they made during the Tour de France and other races

5) the BBC radio comedy Bleak Expectations

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by AJ Winn http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2895 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 02:39:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2895 The first web video I was obsessed with was watching LOST on the network site, I didn’t have a DVR and I was at college so it was incredible to have “on-demand” access.

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Comment on PMC 102: Jane Espenson and Brad Bell by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-102-jane-espenson-and-brad-bell/comment-page-1/#comment-2894 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 01:33:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3764#comment-2894 Some friends and I left Boston at 7:30 Saturday morning, drove 12 hours in my dad’s Tahoe doing mad libs for 12 hours to Pittsburgh, where we changed into nice clothes in the parking lot before going to a friend’s rehearsal dinner. After dinner we got super lost trying to find our hotel and, at an intersection, saw a lady on a motorcycle wearing just boots, a bra, underwear and a fishnet bodysuit. The next evening we went to the wedding, drove a block away and changed into pjs in a random parking lot, then drove through the night back to Boston, where I dumped my friends, went home to New Hampshire, showered, and went straight to work. Oof.

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Comment on PMC 102: Jane Espenson and Brad Bell by Sarah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-102-jane-espenson-and-brad-bell/comment-page-1/#comment-2891 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:18:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3764#comment-2891 The first road trips I remember taking were my family’s yearly trips from New Jersey to New Hampshire to visit my grandparents. It’s about an 8 hour drive, and as I got older I started hating the trip, but when I was little I was pretty easy to entertain and I always loved seeing my grandma.

Love Jane and Brad (and Husbands!), such a great episode! :D

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Comment on PMC 102: Jane Espenson and Brad Bell by Sheri http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-102-jane-espenson-and-brad-bell/comment-page-1/#comment-2889 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:05:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3764#comment-2889 The first big road trip I remember is from Minneapolis to Montreal for Expo 67 when I was 9, with my parents and two sisters. We took the ferry across Lake Michigan, visited the locks at Sault Ste Marie, ate fudge on Mackinac Island, were in awe of Niagara Falls. We spent several days at the Expo, but my best memory is playing – jump rope, hopscotch, jacks, four-square – on the sidewalk with the French-speaking kids who lived in the apartment building where we stayed. Kids don’t have language barriers, they just have fun.

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Comment on PMC 102: Jane Espenson and Brad Bell by Daniella http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-102-jane-espenson-and-brad-bell/comment-page-1/#comment-2887 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:03:54 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3764#comment-2887 My first big road trip was when I was 13 and it was the first time I had been out of the state. We drove from NY to FL in my best friends moms beat up station wagon. It was her mom, myself, her, her sisters friend and her sister, who at the time was a little on the larger side. We were squished for hours in between them. Then half way there we got stuck in traffic which is where I witnessed road rage for the first time. I saw a man on a sport bike come flying up the shoulder only to have the person in the outer most left lane open their door right when the bike came up on him, causing the man on the bike to go off the road and crash his bike, which at that point a fist fight took place. I vowed to never drive to FL again.

Thanks guys love you!!!

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Comment on PMC 102: Jane Espenson and Brad Bell by Jen Braun http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-102-jane-espenson-and-brad-bell/comment-page-1/#comment-2886 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:00:24 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3764#comment-2886 My first big road trip was from WV where I grew up to Biloxi, Mississippi to see my great-aunt. I still remember seeing the ocean for the first time, when I was 6, as we drive down the street in the town. The street just ended in water and it took my breath away.

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Comment on PMC 102: Jane Espenson and Brad Bell by Titiz http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-102-jane-espenson-and-brad-bell/comment-page-1/#comment-2884 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:11:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3764#comment-2884 Big Titiz

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Jen Braun http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2877 Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:19:55 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2877 Mine is pretty pedestrian. Not sure if it even counts because it’s a music video, but OK Go’s “Here it Goes Again” enchanted me for a while. Think I’ll go watch it again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by soulistheanswer http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2862 Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:08:12 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2862 “The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger”. Not only is it hilarious, you learn something to, at least the first time you see it, after that i’m not exactly sure why i watched it over and over again. Also how awesome is that, it gets bitten by a cobra and survives! .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Rick_Moranis http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2825 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:15:12 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2825 Baker Street Walrus Mashup.

http://vimeo.com/2429759#

Such a terribly bleak song perfectly intercut with the lamest viral videos of days past. This made my day, my week, my year, and still cheers me up without fail. It’s the trainer fist pumping, the walrus aggressively taking the sax as to not miss his cue, and Gerry Rafferty trying to soak in everything (or forget…).

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Martin Jackson http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2821 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 01:51:06 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2821 This a hard one, because it was so long ago.

I’m not sure there was a single video I was obsessed with, but I do remember some really early web shows I watch like Miss Muffet and the Muff Squad.

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Alec http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2819 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:27:24 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2819 The first web video I ever got obsessed with was that news report about an attempt to blow up a whale carcass with dynamite. This was in the dial-up era, so it was tiny, and the compression artifacts filled up half the screen. It was still amazing.

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Kraig Whitman http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2818 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 22:13:08 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2818 I think the first video I ever really got into was the Chuck Testa Taxidermy Commercial. I died the first time I watched it and showed it to all my friends. Eventually I showed it to one of my teachers and she still shows it to her class.

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Tom Steele http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2817 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:09:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2817 Another vote for COPS/TROOPS here, I love how Tom Servo was one of the droids.

Anyway, I’m now addicted to Pocket Planes. CURSE YOU DAN HARMON!

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Jeff B. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2816 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 18:35:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2816 Easily it was ‘F You Baltimore’, the subtext of every car commercial made plain. It hits right in the juvenile, immature, funny guts that I hope to never lose. There’s nothing high-brow or sophisticated about this, but I love it all. I showed every friend I had, and found many of their reactions to be lacking. It probably didn’t help that I was just staring at them and smiling wide while they watched. Please peruse it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUTWz7nu_wk

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Chelsea http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2815 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 18:21:35 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2815 The Ron Swanson drunk on Snake Juice & dancing on a loop set to Who Dat Girl is the first web video I was really obsessed with. Ron Swanson dancing with that little hat is already one of the funniest things ever so it on a loop was just magic for me. I just let it play every time I get on my computer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnJb07H3v2w&list=FLnEjr8chopIsPLIPdqTBVyQ&index=81

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Faith http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2814 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:01:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2814 The video that I can remember getting ridiculously obsessed with is the clip for madtv “Can I have your number?”–it still kills me to this day when I watch it. I remember sending it to all of my friends, and posting bumper stickers (remember those?) on fb to my friends that said stuff like “Can I have it??” or “Y’vonne-my little cwossaint…a little brie on my cwossaint”. And yes I could probably recite the whole thing by heart still.

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Danny http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2813 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:27:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2813 I think my first would be the video for the song “The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny” by Lemon Demon: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/285267.

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Rebecca R. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2811 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 08:13:32 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2811 The first internet video I was obsessed with was the music video of “Everybody to the Limit” by Strong Bad. My brother showed it to me when I was eleven or twelve, and from that point on I was hooked. I started religiously going to HomestarRunner.com and watching everything they put out. From there, I discovered the wonder that is the internet. So, one could say that that video gave me the push I needed to become the dedicated citizen of the internet I am today!
As a side note, I can’t not talk about internet videos without linking to my niece’s very first instructional video, how to make bubble juice the easy way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLqkYp093uw I can’t help it. I’m a proud aunt.

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Shane http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2810 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 07:12:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2810 Not really a good story about this but the first web video that I was obsessed with was probably Ebaum’s World’s animated End of the World video. I used to watch it almost everyday which wasn’t easy because this was back in the dial-up days so it would take hours to load.

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Geoffrey Gould http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2809 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 05:20:43 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2809 <>
First Question answered: possibly the first video I thought hilarious and creative: the (full) John William’s Superman Theme Song… with lyrics: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ELNh23yRiJc

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Christine http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2807 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 04:25:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2807 The first web video I was obsessed with would be Nerimon’s “Pokemon What Happened To You?” which was just an acoustic song, but he captured all the awesome–and terrible yet fond–things about the original pokemon games, and all the unnecessary or straight-out silly things they’ve done to the games since then, from the radio on the pokedex to ditto’s sole use as an egg-producer.

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Brandon S. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2806 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 04:21:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2806 First Web Video I was obsessed with was a weird one. It was a youtube series by a guy named Robert Benfer, but he went by the name Knox. and he made Claymations. First one I saw was Hotdog Job. I was like 10 or 11 when I saw them and they completely shaped my sense of humor and the kind of things I like today. It was like If Tim and Eric made cartoons. I got OBSESSED and I even got a signed DVD of the series for Christmas. I would quote them nonstop. I would try making my own and fail miserably. And just recently he announced hes ending the series Next Year. And some part of me Understands. But it’s like the last part of my childhood that’s still around and now that its ending I’m realizing i’m growing up but thanks to Knox I know I can grow up and still do childish things. That Signed DVD Is still my most prized posession.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibkv73uWsgY

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Kevin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2804 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 03:03:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2804 The first web video I can remember being obsessed with was this talking cat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LBKVXyrHcw . I watched that video countless times, and it never got less funny. I ended up scouring youtube for every talking animal video I could find, but none could beat it.

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Curtis http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2803 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 02:29:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2803 The first web video that I was ever obsessed with was called “Hi I’m a Marvel and I’m a DC,” a parody of the “Hi I’m a Mac and I’m a PC” commercials that were running at the time. It basically poked fun at the DC movie franchise and how outdated and poorly structured it was compared to the newer Marvel movies. When I first came across it, I was completely obsessed with Marvel Comic (still am) and became this crazy die hard fanboy at the age of 12. None of my friends were really that nerdy, so I was pretty much alone in my comic obsession. I loved the video because it showed that there were people who liked the same weird stupid stuff that I liked. I had yet to realize how many of us weirdos there actually were…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av6fWfmugds

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2801 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 01:57:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2801 I know there were plenty of earlier ones, but all that comes to mind is Can’t Hug Every Cat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP4NMoJcFd4

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Lamb http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2799 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:58:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2799 The first web video I remember DOWNLOADING (over a course of over half a day- no way was I going to try an wait for something to load as a streaming video! Streaming was lame in 2001!) was a short little video that someone had recorded at a convention in the 90s. It was a group of men watching the absolutely terrible trailer/sizzle reel to a failed American re-make of the anime Sailor Moon.

While the footage of the odd cartoon/live action hybrid remake was hilarious (25-year-old women pretending to be 12-year-olds, wheelchair dancing, wheelchairs in SPACE, the absolute worst of early 90s fashion, and an earworm of a terrible theme song) the fact that the only audience that you see and hear happen to be grown-ass men and that they’re so into watching this terrible footage from a show made purely with little girls in mind? That’s what really made me continue to watch it. Now I wonder, of course, if those same guys are now all “bronies”.

A version with the introduction cut off is, of course, on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwQSWrA9CNg

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Alex http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2798 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:48:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2798 The first web video i can recall watching and starting my tirade of youtube watching, was the Surfer Interview. http://youtu.be/hJdF8DJ70Dc I had watched other web videos previously but this one sticks out in my mind greatly.

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Bryan_ http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2796 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:03:23 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2796 The first web video I remember watching a hundred times was the original invisible rope prank. I don’t know what it was, maybe my love for Jackass type stuff at the time, but I remember just dying laughing at it over and over. For your viewing pleasure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_15G4Y11dY

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Maggie http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2795 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:19:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2795 Halifax by Picnicface is definitely the first one that I watched over and over again. It is essentially a glorified powerpoint presentation, but I know all the words, and friends and I still quote lines from it.

“Dread Hawk” is still one of the funniest things to me in the entire world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz88kJSdT6Y

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Brett Etzel http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2794 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:24:46 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2794 The first video that i was obsessed with would definitely be Daughters by Derrick Comedy. Probably the funniest thing I’d ever seen on the Internet!

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by Colin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2793 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:29:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2793 In the early days of the Internet I never had a computer or connection fast enough to download videos till I left for college with a brand new desktop and a school-sponsored T1 line. Finding the COPS/Star Wars parody TROOPS by Kevin Rubio was a revelation in that I was not actually the biggest Star Wars nerd ever. I watched it morning, noon, and night and showed it to everyone I met.

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Comment on PMC 101: Dan Harmon and Erin McGathy by J.R. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-101-dan-harmon-and-erin-mcgathy/comment-page-1/#comment-2790 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:13:07 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3751#comment-2790 While I had seen many web videos over the years, I did not get totally obsessed until I watched the very first episode of Felicia Day’s “The Guild”. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve watched that video. It was so good, I ended up donating to “The Guild” several times to help them complete production of that original season.

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Comment on PMC 96: Layla Kayleigh by eric http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-96-layla-kayleigh/comment-page-1/#comment-2748 Sat, 01 Dec 2012 20:40:24 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3677#comment-2748 please have her back

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by RonGross http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2737 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:51:12 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2737 It’s a tie between Spaceballs and UHF. Not even for the fact that it’s Al, but I just love script! I know every line and quote it even today!

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Aaron Pierce http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2736 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:48:44 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2736 I enjoy most parody movies, but the one I get into most is Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Love the theme song (we’re men in tights). I hit the high note real nicely myself.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Jason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2735 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:01:54 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2735 The first parody film that I really got into was Hot Shots Part Deux. I was a kid when it came out so I didn’t get some of the references until a few years later, but I still watched it every time it came on HBO.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Ben S http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2731 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 01:38:06 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2731 Young Frankenstein is one of my dad’s favorite movies so we watched it every Halloween together. It is truly a great movie.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by MikeL http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2730 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 01:05:15 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2730 I was a kid when Hot Shots/Par Deux/Robin Hood:MiT came out. We used to love Mel Brooks Robin Hood: Men in Tights and I still love it today.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Cheeseball701 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2728 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:17:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2728 I saw Austin Powers when I was six, and I watched it endlessly on VHS (what’s funny is that Skyfall is the first Bond movie I have seen). Later I came to love UHF and the Zucker movies.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by John McKelvey http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2727 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 19:31:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2727 Airplane was my first back when I was a teen.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Tom Steele http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2725 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:48:18 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2725 The first I remember seeing was Airplane, probably when I was 8 or so. And I really do think it’s never been topped. The only satire I love more is Dr. Strangelove, but I didn’t see that until high school.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Caelan V. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2724 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:39:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2724 The first parody film I was really into was “spaceballs” it was so darn funny.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Rob S. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2723 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:24:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2723 “Airplane” was the one I got excited for when it came on TV. I am old.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Rogermuyo http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2722 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:22:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2722 I got really into Not Another Teen Movie. It perfectly skewers all of the teen movie tropes and some that apply to other genres as well (like the token black guy, slow clapping guy) and it even throws in a musical number. If you’re a huge Hughes fan or an American pie connoisseur you owe it to yourself to check out this movie.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2721 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:21:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2721 Robin Hood Men in Tights! But then, I maaay be basing that on suspect metrics. http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lx98t02CNf1qa3s4do1_500.jpg

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Spencer Loeck http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2720 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:09:51 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2720 Mine would have to be Hot Shots! I mean chickens as arrows, come on people!

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Kristen Lantz http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2719 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 03:11:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2719 I’m a huge fan of Weird Al, so of course I love UHF. Another parody movie I love is Vampires Suck! :) both are very funny!

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Troy Thomas http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2718 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 02:56:06 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2718 The first one I really got into was Spaceballs. I just love that film, and after that I saw Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles, setting up my lifetime affection for Mel Brooks. I still maintain that Spaceballs is more entertaining than all the Star Wars films combined.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Jen Braun http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2717 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:37:49 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2717 Easy question! Weird Al has been my hero since I was 14 in 1985….I love him forever. UHF!! (I even bought and am learning to play an accordion.)

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Devin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2716 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:42:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2716 The first parody film I ever really got into was “Spaceballs”, Mel Brookes’ love letter to the Star Wars franchise written with a poien pen. Whenever i think of the “ridiculous speed” scene I still crack up.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by mikeyp http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2715 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:23:02 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2715 First parody movie i remember is Naked Gun.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Greg http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2714 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:58:42 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2714 Aside from the aforementioned UHF, the first ones that really caught my eye were the Naked Gun series. Of course, Al was a guest star in all three installments, so that never hurt!
To this day , both the movies and the short-lived TV Series of the same name are among my favorites.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Patricia M. Wolf http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2713 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:48:34 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2713 UHF is my favorite. Naked gun 33 1/3 takes second.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Dustin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2712 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:19:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2712 The Big Bus. I know this predates Airplane but I used to watch it on TV as a kid.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Rik http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2711 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:05:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2711 Beefaroni sang for me. My life is complete and I can die happy.
Also, I love Cole’s expression in that picture.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Patti Brown http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2710 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 18:42:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2710 The first parody film I was really into (probably the first one I’d seen) was “Airplane”.

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Wes http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2709 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 18:05:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2709 Definitely UHF….love it!

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Comment on PMC 100: “Weird Al” Yankovic by Richard http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-100-weird-al-yankovic-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2708 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 18:02:02 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3740#comment-2708 Without a doubt, “Airplane!” is the funniest parody film I’ve seen. In fact, it was the first comedy film I was ever shown as a child. And every other film has just been a pale comparison to that one.

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Comment on PMC 99: Deborah Ann Woll and EJ Scott by Jen Braun http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-99-deborah-ann-woll-and-ej-scott/comment-page-1/#comment-2702 Sat, 24 Nov 2012 04:16:57 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3712#comment-2702 Sadly it didn’t happen for me until I was 39, but I still love playing Ultimate Frisbee!

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Comment on PMC 99: Deborah Ann Woll and EJ Scott by Rebecca R. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-99-deborah-ann-woll-and-ej-scott/comment-page-1/#comment-2696 Fri, 23 Nov 2012 07:46:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3712#comment-2696 The first organized sport I played was AYSO soccer. I think I started when i was five, and I distinctly remember not understanding what I was doing there. For the first few weeks, I would stand where they put me, and refuse to run or kick the ball. I eventually figured it out, and I actually played soccer for the next five or six years.

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Comment on PMC 99: Deborah Ann Woll and EJ Scott by Danny http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-99-deborah-ann-woll-and-ej-scott/comment-page-1/#comment-2665 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:38:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3712#comment-2665 Colossus is actually named “Piotr Rasputin”.

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Comment on PMC 99: Deborah Ann Woll and EJ Scott by Liz http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-99-deborah-ann-woll-and-ej-scott/comment-page-1/#comment-2663 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:13:30 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3712#comment-2663 My first sport was also T-Ball. I think I was on the “Yankees”.

I really enjoyed this podcast. It was weird timing because I am running my first marathon this weekend. If EJ Scott can run 12 marathons in 12 months, then I can run one in my life, right?

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Comment on PMC 99: Deborah Ann Woll and EJ Scott by Joe B http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-99-deborah-ann-woll-and-ej-scott/comment-page-1/#comment-2662 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:15:01 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3712#comment-2662 The first sport I actually remember is Tee-ball when I was five, but I am told that I was in a swim league the year before.

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Comment on PMC 99: Deborah Ann Woll and EJ Scott by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-99-deborah-ann-woll-and-ej-scott/comment-page-1/#comment-2660 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 04:31:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3712#comment-2660 I played soccer as a kid, and was suuuuper lazy about it.

Long before I saw MST3K, I was reading MiSTings of Sailor Moon fanfic. Doesn’t get much nerdier/better.

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Comment on PMC 99: Deborah Ann Woll and EJ Scott by Brett D. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-99-deborah-ann-woll-and-ej-scott/comment-page-1/#comment-2659 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:23:13 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3712#comment-2659 Does bowling count as a sport? If so I was on a bowling league in fifth or sixth grade. It was weird because we were forced on a team with strangers. The father of one of my team members ended up being my eighth grade music teacher. Every time is saw him I’d think “I’m sure that guy is an alcoholic”.

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by Frank http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2650 Sat, 17 Nov 2012 02:42:27 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2650 My very first solid food as a baby was Cream of Wheat. But it turns out I was/am allergic to wheat. Surprise!!! And off to the hospital I went. What fun for my parents. Sigh.

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Comment on Last Chance for 100th episode shout out! by Rik http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/last-chance-for-100th-episode-shout-out/comment-page-1/#comment-2644 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:31:41 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3709#comment-2644 Aaaaaaa was I still on time? Stupid time zones!
I don’t have any specific thank you requests but I do love beefaroni. Or if you could somehow mention the song Love You Like A Love Song that would be great.

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by Aaron http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2643 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 07:45:07 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2643 I developed an allergy to sulfa drugs in college. It started off slowly. I thought just I had a sore throat, so I went to the doctors. He told me not to worry about it but whatever I do don’t stop taking the sulfa drug. So I continued to go to classes as I slowly lost the ability to breathe. One of my teachers told me he was disappointed that I wasn’t speaking up more in class. I finally went to the hospital when I couldn’t breathe if I was lied down on my back.

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Comment on Last Chance for 100th episode shout out! by Doug http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/last-chance-for-100th-episode-shout-out/comment-page-1/#comment-2641 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 04:33:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3709#comment-2641 Made a donation,REALLY REALLY hope Beefaroni would stop by during the shout outs…

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by Kate http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2636 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:41:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2636 Hey guys! Love the show. The term ‘meme’ originates from the wonderful genius scientist Richard Dawkins, who uses it to describe NON-genetic traits that move through the population.

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by Joshanna http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2627 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:27:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2627 1st allergic reaction:

I developed an asthmatic reaction to a mold that was growing in my 4th grade classroom. 2 of my best friends had similar reactions and one of them even had to be transferred to a different class. I had never had any sort of asthma symptoms before that and the asthma has stuck with me since then :/ Now I’m a cool kid with a cool kid inhaler.

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by Rachel Frumkin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2626 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:34:06 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2626 I have quite possibly one of the worst allergies. I found out about a year ago after a night of having drinks with friends that I am allergic to alcohol. I found this out because I had a single beer and awoke the next morning with swollen lips( Angelina Jolie style) and hives all over my face and ears. I am 27 and the bar scene is prevalent in my social life so being allergic to booze sucks. It could be worse yes but a bummer non the less. This happens with any kind of booze and along with the swollen lips and hives I also get violently ill like hang over symptoms times 1000.

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by Brett http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2625 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:28:51 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2625 I found out I was severely allergic to penicillin when I was in kindergarten. I broke out in hives all over, and on top of that, my eyes were swollen shut! Scary! To this day, I’m missing a small row of eyelashes where my eyes puffed up, and apparently, eyelash hair loss ensued.

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by Ed http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2624 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 04:41:50 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2624 I’ve had eczema since childhood, so (skin) allergies have been a dime a dozen for me. My first serious allergic reaction, though, happened when I was about six: I was with my father, going grocery shopping, and he bought a bag of Laura Schudder’s ridged potato chips, sour cream and chive flavor. I just ripped into it and started pigging out on those chips. About five minutes later, my arms and the inside of my thighs (!) began to break out into pink half-dollar sized welt-like hives! My skin was itching like crazy – and no amount of scratching could make it any better. The hives went down a few hours later, but I never craved LS chips ever again.

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by Jen Braun http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2620 Sun, 11 Nov 2012 16:38:40 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2620 Mine was this week. I had to do a sleep study. When I woke up, every spot where they’d put electrodes was red and all puffed up. My coworkers the next day tried to call them hickies. :-(

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by Sarah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2618 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 08:50:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2618 When I was 12 I was taking a very drug to help with acne and I had the one in bazillion allergic reaction that gave the symptoms of a brain tumor, including my left eyeball drifting. Several spinal taps later I was fine.

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by Jen http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2617 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 08:16:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2617 My first allergic reaction happened after I had a bender and drank a whole bottle of wine one night. The next morning I was covered in hives. Everywhere! They lasted for 3 days straight. I could not stop itching myself. Everywhere!

I found out I am allergic to sulfates, which is a preservative used in most wine making. Turns out I am more of a beer drinker now. I think for a very good reason.

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by Jessica http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2616 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 04:11:01 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2616 My first allergic reaction was also the dumbest thing I did as a child. I was walking in my parents’ garden one day along their stone retaining wall, and a bee landed in front of me. I stomped on the bee and then immediately reached down to pick it up with my thumb and forefinger. The stinger went right into my thumb (oh hay, bee stingers still work even when they’re dead), and my thumb swelled up to the size of the Washington Monument. It was the first and only allergic reaction I have had to date because I now avoid bees, wasps, hornets, etc. at all costs. Huzzah!

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2615 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 03:30:32 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2615 When I was a kid we were at some ag fair where they were shearing sheep and giving out clumps to all the kids around. My whole arm got freckles and itched for aaaages!

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by Sarah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2613 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 03:18:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2613 The first allergic reaction I remember having was to penicillin – I broke out in a crazy rash all over and was SO itchy. It was pretty nasty.

Random aside, I’m also allergic to sulfa drugs (I got ridiculously sick after being given them while in the hospital once), so I totally knew what Cole was talking about when you guys had that discussion haha.

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by Allison http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2612 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 20:43:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2612 I had my eyebrows waxed once, not at my usual place and my face swelled up around my eyes. I couldn’t open them more than a slit, it looked like I got punched.

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Comment on PMC 98: Retta and Meredith Salenger by Chelsea http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-98-retta-and-meredith-salenger/comment-page-1/#comment-2611 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 19:33:39 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3697#comment-2611 My first allergic reaction happened pretty recently. My brother bought some Biore pore strips and I put some on my nose and forehead. My skin had a bad reaction to something in them. My face was pretty red for a while.

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Comment on PMC 97: Matt Walsh by Jenny Smith http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-97-matt-walsh/comment-page-1/#comment-2599 Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:06:45 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3686#comment-2599 I went as a Punk Rock Funker! I realize that this costume is impossible and a contradiction in itself, but I was 9.

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Comment on PMC 97: Matt Walsh by shamoc http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-97-matt-walsh/comment-page-1/#comment-2560 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:40:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3686#comment-2560 I went as Hipster Mermaid to a party this year (complete with a bright red wig and glasses). I thought it was great and I nailed it until various people thought I was Raggedy Ann.

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Comment on PMC 97: Matt Walsh by Jen Braun http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-97-matt-walsh/comment-page-1/#comment-2557 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 20:14:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3686#comment-2557 I tried to be an astronaut and used Al foil. It all ripped and I looked like a Jiffy Pop after the fire popped everything! :-(

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Comment on PMC 97: Matt Walsh by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-97-matt-walsh/comment-page-1/#comment-2556 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:41:10 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3686#comment-2556 Oh, and this is what he was trying to think of, where animations get too good and it creeps people out – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

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Comment on PMC 97: Matt Walsh by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-97-matt-walsh/comment-page-1/#comment-2555 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:14:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3686#comment-2555 I never had any super awful ones, but my first year of law school I went as ‘the walk of shame’, and most people got it/thought it was funny, but one person thought the smeared makeup was supposed to be black eyes and a puffy lip, and guessed ‘domestic abuse’… Cuz that’s an awesome costume?

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Comment on PMC 96: Layla Kayleigh by Rain http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-96-layla-kayleigh/comment-page-1/#comment-2524 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:30:56 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3677#comment-2524 For my birthday, my sisters took me gambling at the nearest casino boat. My birthday is on the 15th of July. All night, my meager winnings were my birthday number. On one slot machine, I matched 3 15′s to win $15.00. At one point, I gambled away $5, then found a $20 chip on the ground. Every time I pulled a receipt out of a slot machine, it was always something like $1.50, $3.15, etc. Always with a 15 in it. Sadly, I did not win $15,000 that night. But still. Freaky.

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Comment on PMC 96: Layla Kayleigh by Jen Braun http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-96-layla-kayleigh/comment-page-1/#comment-2517 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:00:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3677#comment-2517 Dad took us to Atlantic City. I won $60 on a slot machine and had to have him claim it since I was underage. (It was more lax then, in the 80s.) He made me split it with him!

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Comment on PMC 96: Layla Kayleigh by Chrissy http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-96-layla-kayleigh/comment-page-1/#comment-2512 Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:12:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3677#comment-2512 Cole might be wearing the best shirt ever.

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Comment on PMC 96: Layla Kayleigh by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-96-layla-kayleigh/comment-page-1/#comment-2508 Fri, 26 Oct 2012 02:04:28 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3677#comment-2508 We used to trade gerbil babies back to the pet store for shavings and food every months!

I played a few games of candy poker… The stakes are high, but…get lower as people keep eating their chips. I do pretty decently, not that I’m good at poker, but because I never get barfy from too much candy. Glorious!

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Comment on PMC 95: Jim O’Heir by Rikke Henneberg http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc95/comment-page-1/#comment-2501 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:32:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3667#comment-2501 The first camping experience I remember vividly was when my dad had to drive a race 300 kilometers away, so my mom, dad, sister and I spend the night in a four person tent which in its own was okay. But during the night I discovered that I apparently suffer from severe claustrophobia, so I did not close an eye the whole night as I kept waking up all the time in a panic. I also refused to let my mom close the opening of the tent because I felt better when I could touch the grass. Oh and did I mention that is was pouring rain and thundering all night.

Suffice to say I did not enjoy it.

But I have since sort of come to terms with camping and will not fight anyone inviting me along on a trip.

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Comment on PMC 95: Jim O’Heir by Jen Braun http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc95/comment-page-1/#comment-2499 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:03:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3667#comment-2499 Ooh, I have an unrelated question. If you take commercials out of an Oprah episode, bow long is it? I imagine 1/2 hr.

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Comment on PMC 95: Jim O’Heir by Jenny http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc95/comment-page-1/#comment-2497 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:33:55 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3667#comment-2497 Dad took my sister and me to Summersville Lake (WV) when I was about 10. My sister would have been 7 and she tried to waterski. She fell, right away of course, and didn’t let go! Dad was dragging her face-first in the water for a while while I guiltily laughed. I liked that trip.

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Comment on PMC 95: Jim O’Heir by Joshanna http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc95/comment-page-1/#comment-2496 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:59:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3667#comment-2496 I’ve NEVER gone camping. EVER! And I really want to before I die. Someone take me camping! I want to make a fire! I want to sleep in a tent! I want to roast marshmallows over a campfire! I want to be scared of being eaten by a bear!!

Growing up we took lots of long walks in the woods and when my sister was born when I was 2 years old, my parents asked me where I wanted to take her first and I told them Jockey Hollow (a forest area in NJ) so on her 2nd day of life, we went for a walk in the woods. And a bird pooped on me.

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Comment on PMC 95: Jim O’Heir by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc95/comment-page-1/#comment-2495 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:26:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3667#comment-2495 I think the only time I camped was with my girl scout troupe. We made little stoves out of tin cans to cook our Chicken Tonight, and nearly caught the pine-needle-strewn forest floor on fire. Hated scouts, hated camping.

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Comment on PMC 95: Jim O’Heir by R Dale http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc95/comment-page-1/#comment-2494 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:18:21 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3667#comment-2494 Yeah, I’m actually kind of impressed that Bieber was quick-witted enough to make the joke. And also disappointed that no one got it. Come on, Jerry!

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Comment on PMC 95: Jim O’Heir by Skyler Durden http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc95/comment-page-1/#comment-2493 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:43:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3667#comment-2493 Three comics on the show and no one got Bieber’s joke? A thousand Anchorman fans are facepalming right now.

http://youtu.be/2FM3Em7FIOc

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Comment on PMC 94: Brooklyn Brothers (Ryan O’Nan and Michael Weston) by Melanie http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-94-brooklyn-brothers-ryan-onan-and-michael-weston/comment-page-1/#comment-2485 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:44:02 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3655#comment-2485 As a kid, I listened to the Little Mermaid soundtrack on my Talk ‘n Play every night going to sleep, but I’d jump up and turn it off by track 3 (Ursula)… When I was old enough to buy music, the first soundtrack I remember loving was “That Thing You Do.” It’s still great – definitely holds up!

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Comment on PMC 94: Brooklyn Brothers (Ryan O’Nan and Michael Weston) by Brett D. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-94-brooklyn-brothers-ryan-onan-and-michael-weston/comment-page-1/#comment-2478 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 04:27:12 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3655#comment-2478 You don’t know me, so I’ll admit it… The first soundtrack I can remember being obsessed with was the Galaxy Quest soundtrack. I still love David Newmans’ score through out and I’ve had the theme song as my ringtone for the past 2 years and I still enjoy it.

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Comment on PMC 94: Brooklyn Brothers (Ryan O’Nan and Michael Weston) by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-94-brooklyn-brothers-ryan-onan-and-michael-weston/comment-page-1/#comment-2477 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:13:15 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3655#comment-2477 The first movie soundtrack I loved was from Austin Powers. Bought it, was crushed it didn’t have Secret Agent Man. Next soundtrack I got, from The Wedding Singer, didn’t You Spin Me Round – again, super disappointing.
Now I listen to the 28 Days Later soundtrack while I nap, and have terrifying dreams.

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Comment on PMC 94: Brooklyn Brothers (Ryan O’Nan and Michael Weston) by Jen Braun http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-94-brooklyn-brothers-ryan-onan-and-michael-weston/comment-page-1/#comment-2476 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:35:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3655#comment-2476 My first movie soundtrack obsession was The Full Monty…..when I listen to it I watch the movie over in my head!

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Comment on PMC 94: Brooklyn Brothers (Ryan O’Nan and Michael Weston) by Moni Bolis http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-94-brooklyn-brothers-ryan-onan-and-michael-weston/comment-page-1/#comment-2475 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:05:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3655#comment-2475 I can’t wait to see the movie, I already bought the soundtrack :)
My first album was from Pokémon the moive…I was a 90′s kid

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Comment on PMC 94: Brooklyn Brothers (Ryan O’Nan and Michael Weston) by Mattamatics http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-94-brooklyn-brothers-ryan-onan-and-michael-weston/comment-page-1/#comment-2474 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:31:39 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3655#comment-2474 AHHHH!!!!!!!! I have been obsessed with these guys since I saw The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best in Toronto last year. You have NO IDEA how happy it makes me to see this happening!

To answer the question – the first soundtrack I ever listened to obsessively was obviously the soundtrack to I Know What You Did Last Summer. Terrible movie, great soundtrack.

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Comment on PMC 94: Brooklyn Brothers (Ryan O’Nan and Michael Weston) by Jeff Whaley http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-94-brooklyn-brothers-ryan-onan-and-michael-weston/comment-page-1/#comment-2473 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 06:56:23 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3655#comment-2473 The first soundtrack I was obsessed was The Three Musketeers because of the power ballad “All For Love” about the power of orgies. Love the podcast, keep it up guys.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 9/5/12 by jeam http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-9512/comment-page-1/#comment-2469 Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:06:27 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3518#comment-2469 Good articles. I will come back regularly to get more information. Please look through cheap soccer jerseys if you are interested in the sports.

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Comment on PMC 93: Legends of Voice Acting w/ Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Phil LaMarr by Jen Braun http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-93-legends-of-voice-acting-with-rob-paulsen-maurice-lamarche-tara-strong-cree-summer-and-phil-lamarr-live-at-the-riot-la-comedy-fest/comment-page-1/#comment-2467 Fri, 05 Oct 2012 02:51:58 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3636#comment-2467 The first impression I ever did was M. Ali, saying just three words: “I want Frazier”. Just say it breathily and drag out the “zier” in the last word. Done.

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Comment on PMC 93: Legends of Voice Acting w/ Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Phil LaMarr by jeam http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-93-legends-of-voice-acting-with-rob-paulsen-maurice-lamarche-tara-strong-cree-summer-and-phil-lamarr-live-at-the-riot-la-comedy-fest/comment-page-1/#comment-2464 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 09:06:42 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3636#comment-2464 Good articles. I will come back regularly to get more information. Please look through cheap soccer jerseys if you are interested in the sports.

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Comment on PMC 93: Legends of Voice Acting w/ Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Phil LaMarr by John LaPiana http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-93-legends-of-voice-acting-with-rob-paulsen-maurice-lamarche-tara-strong-cree-summer-and-phil-lamarr-live-at-the-riot-la-comedy-fest/comment-page-1/#comment-2454 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 19:51:15 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3636#comment-2454 My first impression was of Pee Wee Herman. I was 11 and called in to a local radio station. I guess I did a good job, because they were about to put me on the air…but I folded like a cheap hooker who got hit in the stomach by a fat guy with sores on his face.

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Comment on PMC 93: Legends of Voice Acting w/ Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Phil LaMarr by Jonathan Agar http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-93-legends-of-voice-acting-with-rob-paulsen-maurice-lamarche-tara-strong-cree-summer-and-phil-lamarr-live-at-the-riot-la-comedy-fest/comment-page-1/#comment-2453 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 19:16:41 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3636#comment-2453 In a pseudo-meta turn of events, my first impression a copy of PMC favorite Rob Palsen in his role of Raphael. I grew up with the cartoon and have always loved Rob’s voice. Unfortunately, my rendition was terrible an consistently annoyed my mom.

On a related note, it’s so satisfying to her Rob return to the turtles as Donatello. I was weary of the new TMNT but knowing Rob was involved had me give it a chance and it turned out to be pretty spectacular.

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Comment on PMC 93: Legends of Voice Acting w/ Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Phil LaMarr by Joe Shirley http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-93-legends-of-voice-acting-with-rob-paulsen-maurice-lamarche-tara-strong-cree-summer-and-phil-lamarr-live-at-the-riot-la-comedy-fest/comment-page-1/#comment-2451 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 22:49:54 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3636#comment-2451 My first impression was of a broken starter on my Mom’s Plymouth Fury. The mechanic was able to accurately diagnose the problem based on my impression alone. I think I was 9.

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Comment on PMC 93: Legends of Voice Acting w/ Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Phil LaMarr by Nestor Velazquez http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-93-legends-of-voice-acting-with-rob-paulsen-maurice-lamarche-tara-strong-cree-summer-and-phil-lamarr-live-at-the-riot-la-comedy-fest/comment-page-1/#comment-2448 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 04:02:25 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3636#comment-2448 My first impression was, Shaggy from Scooby Doo, it was really great actually. I remembered entertained all my friends saying: “Zoinks! Like a G-G-Ghost!!” my 2nd was Woody woodpecker XD

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Comment on PMC 93: Legends of Voice Acting w/ Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Phil LaMarr by Dominique http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-93-legends-of-voice-acting-with-rob-paulsen-maurice-lamarche-tara-strong-cree-summer-and-phil-lamarr-live-at-the-riot-la-comedy-fest/comment-page-1/#comment-2447 Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:09:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3636#comment-2447 Oh, and I think it was a pretty good impression… I can do it now and I think it’s alright.

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Comment on PMC 93: Legends of Voice Acting w/ Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Phil LaMarr by Dominique http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-93-legends-of-voice-acting-with-rob-paulsen-maurice-lamarche-tara-strong-cree-summer-and-phil-lamarr-live-at-the-riot-la-comedy-fest/comment-page-1/#comment-2446 Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:07:01 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3636#comment-2446 I’m only 16 but I’ve been impersonating things since… Forever. The farthest back I can remember is doing “I’m Banjo!” From the n64 game, “Diddy Kong Racing.”

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Comment on PMC 93: Legends of Voice Acting w/ Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Phil LaMarr by Goddard http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-93-legends-of-voice-acting-with-rob-paulsen-maurice-lamarche-tara-strong-cree-summer-and-phil-lamarr-live-at-the-riot-la-comedy-fest/comment-page-1/#comment-2442 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 07:17:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3636#comment-2442 The earliest impression I can remember was of Dr. Claw from the Inspector Gadget. Me and a few of my friends went to see the Inspector Gadget movie back in the early 2000′s and I remember being disappointed by the face that Dr. Claw didn’t have his normal balls-the-size-of-a-small-galaxy voice. Apparently, my friends never saw the cartoon, or at least had no memory of Dr. Claws crazy murderous robot voice (keep in mind that we were all about 7-8), so I attempted to mimic the voice for them. I gave a deep stance, put my entire body into it, and let loose with the deepest voice I could muster. That was the day I learned that people don’t mind if you puke in public, so long as your a child. I still feel sorry for that elderly couple that stood in front of me.

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Comment on PMC 93: Legends of Voice Acting w/ Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Phil LaMarr by Jeffrey http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-93-legends-of-voice-acting-with-rob-paulsen-maurice-lamarche-tara-strong-cree-summer-and-phil-lamarr-live-at-the-riot-la-comedy-fest/comment-page-1/#comment-2441 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 06:36:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3636#comment-2441 I did not really learn to develop an appreciation for animation or the incredibly talented voice actors that bring its characters to live until I was a teenager. However, I definitely remember trying to impersonate characters from Futurama and Drawn Together specifically, and still do today! My favorites from Futurama have been Billy West’s Fry and Professor Farnsworth, John DiMaggio’s Bender, Phil LaMarr’s Hermes Conrad, Maurice LaMarche’s Morbo. In Drawn Together, my favorites are more female-heavy, Cree Summer’s Foxxy Love, Tara Strong’s Princess Clara and Toot Braunstein, and Jess Harnell’s Captain Hero. Unfortunately, I make for a much better fan than I do voice actor/impressionist, but I still have fun with them on my own!

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Comment on PMC 93: Legends of Voice Acting w/ Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Phil LaMarr by Jake http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-93-legends-of-voice-acting-with-rob-paulsen-maurice-lamarche-tara-strong-cree-summer-and-phil-lamarr-live-at-the-riot-la-comedy-fest/comment-page-1/#comment-2440 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 04:37:30 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3636#comment-2440 My first impressions were my friends and I quoting dialogue from Spongebob Squarepants. The impressions weren’t very good, but the joy came from the back-and-forth we would have. I still quote Spongebob to this day.

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Comment on PMC 93: Legends of Voice Acting w/ Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Phil LaMarr by K. Ann http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-93-legends-of-voice-acting-with-rob-paulsen-maurice-lamarche-tara-strong-cree-summer-and-phil-lamarr-live-at-the-riot-la-comedy-fest/comment-page-1/#comment-2437 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:43:42 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3636#comment-2437 Well, Baxter Stockman in the original (adult) Mirage comics WAS black, so it’s not a surprise. They made him white in the 80′s cartoon, because they were scared of having an African American villain in a kids’ cartoon.

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Comment on PMC 93: Legends of Voice Acting w/ Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and Phil LaMarr by fatcraftybitch http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-93-legends-of-voice-acting-with-rob-paulsen-maurice-lamarche-tara-strong-cree-summer-and-phil-lamarr-live-at-the-riot-la-comedy-fest/comment-page-1/#comment-2435 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:59:16 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3636#comment-2435 Not sure if it counts but the first impression I ever did was the PeeWee Herman laugh. I thought it was AMAZING at the time and thought I was going places…the first impersonation I did that included actual words however, was my version of Cher singing “Turn Back Time”. To this day I break out this impersonation but I label it more appropriately – “Hey guys, do you want to hear my impersonation of Sean Connery impersonating Cher singing ‘Turn Back Time’?”

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Comment on So You Think You Can Predict? We have a winner… by Melissa W. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-predict-we-have-a-winner/comment-page-1/#comment-2433 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:03:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3628#comment-2433 What just happened?!?!?

Thank you, the feeling is mutual. Is it sad how excited I am about the stamps? And have I mentioned how distracting Alex Wong’s biceps were throughout Newsies (on Broadway)?

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Comment on PMC 92: Arden Myrin, April Richardson and Guy Branum by Michael http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-92-arden-myrin-april-richardson-and-guy-branum/comment-page-1/#comment-2427 Sat, 22 Sep 2012 18:35:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3580#comment-2427 My first concert was ‘Queen’ during the Fat Bottomed Girls tour. I was 11. And my cousin took me because he knew I was a fan. The show opened, if I remember correctly with a medley of “Bicycle”and “Fat B.G” and out rides about 30 fat bottomed girls, all topless. BTW. I smoked pot that night for the first time, it was a joint rolled in Strawberry Rolling Papers.

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Comment on PMC 92: Arden Myrin, April Richardson and Guy Branum by Eric http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-92-arden-myrin-april-richardson-and-guy-branum/comment-page-1/#comment-2426 Sat, 22 Sep 2012 17:35:32 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3580#comment-2426 I might catch some heat for this, but my first disappointing concert was Radiohead back in the spring of 1998. I’m not really a fan but my friend was going to see them up in Toronto, and being from the suburbs of Richmond, VA, I thought it’d be a cool trip. Unfortunately, we were literally sitting in the last row of the nosebleed section in the stadium. I remember because I ended up resting my head back against the wall after spending the first few minutes squinting to see the band on stage. If the seats had been better, I might have actually enjoyed the experience, but it was pretty terrible. At least I learned that Toronto is really nice!

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Comment on PMC 92: Arden Myrin, April Richardson and Guy Branum by Emily http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-92-arden-myrin-april-richardson-and-guy-branum/comment-page-1/#comment-2425 Sat, 22 Sep 2012 02:45:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3580#comment-2425 John Mayer. I had heard his demo cd and then Room for Squares came out. I was so glad to get tickets at the Ryman in Nashvile in a pretty decent location. Unfortunately, nothing could dispel the hours of douche baggery that soon followed. I have never been to a show where the performer was more impressed with himself than this one. I remember leaving just feeling dirty. My friend and I drowned our sorrows with lots of coffee and pancakes at a nearby IHOP.

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Comment on PMC 92: Arden Myrin, April Richardson and Guy Branum by Justin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-92-arden-myrin-april-richardson-and-guy-branum/comment-page-1/#comment-2423 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:45:25 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3580#comment-2423 My first disappointing concert experience was my first concert. It was Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad in a park maybe ten years ago. For whatever reason the stage was on the other side of an artificial lake. So despite being up front, he was at least a hundred feet away from me and the rest of the crowd. I think it was a bit embarrassing for everyone there.

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Comment on PMC 92: Arden Myrin, April Richardson and Guy Branum by Joe http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-92-arden-myrin-april-richardson-and-guy-branum/comment-page-1/#comment-2422 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:44:39 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3580#comment-2422 My first concert disapointment was in the 80′s, when a friend and I saw Trixter and the Scorpions. First, I had never heard of Trixter (and I’m pretty sure they were never heard from again), and they were a group of teenagers playing rote hair metal (and badly). Then the Scorpions came out, and they gave a performance I can only describe as lackluster. Or maybe fucking boring. They might as well have been lip synching to MTV. Very disappointting.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 9/18/12 by Melissa W. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-91812/comment-page-1/#comment-2421 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:36:02 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3591#comment-2421 Ugh! I can’t believe you didn’t get to go!!! I hate stuff like that. After working in events I understand better how it happens but it doesn’t make it any less awful.

I loved the full top 20 number! Speaking of the top 20, how many of the repeated routines were from the first performance show? I think I counted four. I remember thinking, “This season is going to be amaaaaazing!” but the ratio of memorable numbers didn’t quite keep up. Good caption on Will and Amelia. She was all uncomfortable with doing the butt dance on Mia night and I wondered if she somehow didn’t notice this move. The season is over and I still don’t understand why everyone cries with the Exorcist guy dances.

I guess Tyce decided that yes, the piece was about the holly-cost even though they were so vague about it on the original episode. I’m a little shocked we didn’t see Allison in this finale, her piece with Chehon was better than this one. Maybe she was in the Lion King number but I couldn’t tell. It actually wasn’t my favorite but it was fun.

I was joking on Facebook a couple weeks ago that I wanted to go to a SYTYCD viewing party in Zurich but hadn’t heard of any… local boy makes good and all, but I’m not sure if this will ever air there. I wish Eliana was just the winner of the whole season so we didn’t have the messy male dancer decision on our hands. She clearly would have won if they hadn’t changed the rules. They swept Cyrus away so fast and possibly gave him Chehon’s flowers… since Eliana came back with the same bouquet. Messy, messy, messy and heartbreaking. The last moments of the season are always a little odd. But yes, great season.

Thanks for recapping and giving me a place to babble so my poor husband didn’t have to listen to it all!!!

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 9/18/12 by Megan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-91812/comment-page-1/#comment-2420 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:32:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3591#comment-2420 Loved the finale – even with the filler included. I was happy that Chehon and Eliana won. Loved Eliana all along, and it was great to see Chehon’s progress. I wouldve been upset if it had been Cyrus, mostly because it felt like some group dances and pairings were hurt by him (ex: I think the jazz dance that he and Melanie did would’ve been 10X better with many of the top 10 guys). His dances that were on point were amazing, but his off-dances could be painful.
Also – anyone else catch the weird audio bit where Cat’s voice popped up during a video? Any ideas?
All of the group dances were amazing tonight… I’m going to go rewatch them all now, haha. Also, I wonder if the Nappytabs routine was so great because of their time off. They’ve had a mixed bags of dances in the past, some amazing ones, some not so great, but maybe having time away from SYTYCD helped them develop one as memorable as this one.

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Comment on PMC 92: Arden Myrin, April Richardson and Guy Branum by jackson http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-92-arden-myrin-april-richardson-and-guy-branum/comment-page-1/#comment-2419 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 04:38:26 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3580#comment-2419 at ohio state the first weekend of classes they always have a free concert on the mall and my jr year t-pain came and proceeded to give a performance that was so bad i wondered why he even got on the stage. His set consisted of doing the hook to his 7 most popular songs (note i just said the hook…not even the whole fucking song!!!), dancing for a few seconds, promoting his label ever other minute (which was his dj yelling NAPPY BOY!!! followed by gunshots then a bomb dropping sound effect). Oh and because it was outside me the people i was with decided to leave early after he, in what has got to be the worst attempt to get along with your audience ever, said “boy, their sure are a lot of white people here”….unsurprisingly this did not go over well.

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Comment on EVEN MORE guests announced for live PMC at RIOT fest in LA! by Angel http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/more-guests-announced-for-live-pmc-at-riot-fest-in-la/comment-page-1/#comment-2417 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 19:21:39 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3543#comment-2417 Hate to be a snob, but Phil LaMarr was not Aquaman on Justice League.
He played Green Lantern/John Stewart.
He currently plays Aquaman on a new show called Young Justice.

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Comment on PMC 92: Arden Myrin, April Richardson and Guy Branum by Corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-92-arden-myrin-april-richardson-and-guy-branum/comment-page-1/#comment-2415 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:45:14 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3580#comment-2415 I made it until pretty recently before being disappointed by a concert, but maybe 2 years ago I saw Big Pink, and it became real apparent that everything good about his voice on the cd was done by a computer or something. Bluh.

Also disappointing, my work computer doesn’t have whatever plugins to let me listen to this now!

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Comment on PMC 91: Iain Morris by Eric http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-91-iain-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-2411 Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:50:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3506#comment-2411 Hey, guys. I just got into podcasts within the past two months, and I’m really enjoying going through some of your older interviews. I’m looking forward to the next podcast to come out so the references are a little more topical compared to the ones I’ve been listening to recently.

Anyway, I’m not going to pass up a chance to win a sweet PMC t-shirt, so the first amusement park I can remember visiting is Sesame Place for a preschool field trip. Unfortunately, the only thing I really remember is a plastic Ernie taking a bubble bath with his rubber ducky because I wanted to jump in and join him. I didn’t then, but maybe one of these days…

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Comment on PMC 91: Iain Morris by Sarah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-91-iain-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-2402 Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:26:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3506#comment-2402 When I was in Girl Scouts we took a trip to Six Flags every year. While I enjoyed taking a weekend trip with my friends (like a giant, overgrown slumber party), I hate roller coasters. I just don’t get the thrill of the adrenaline rush. Anyway, so all of the other girls would go on the Batman ride and our troop leader’s son (who was too young to go with them) and I would ride the Joker which was the big boat thing that goes back and forth. On top of that, I sat in the middle because I didn’t like going too high. Wow, recalling that makes me feel a little sad for young me.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 9/11/12 by Melissa W. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-91112/comment-page-1/#comment-2399 Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:44:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3549#comment-2399 No opening group number because that Tyce number was it and it was too awful to kick things off like that. I really try, I do, I try to appreciate that what he does might be good… but it doesn’t work.

I’ve actually thought Eliana would win from the start but I didn’t believe myself because how could two girls be clear winners from the start two seasons in a row? I didn’t like her partnered with Cyrus because he held her back so it was interesting to hear from her that she felt like she was in his shadow!

I wasn’t sure how I felt about Chehon until the routine with Allison. It really was great.

The pole dancing number had to happen since our introduction to Eliana way back in the auditions was about how she loves pole dancing and then they played footage of her doing her thang with the unflattering skin on pole sounds left in.

The Tiffany package was so good. Confirmed that we hadn’t seen her before the top 20 and that she knows she looks just like Audrey. She really is great, but I doubt she can beat Eliana… although she was *never* in the bottom.

Cyrus and Chehon were dancing the male version of of the Melanie and Sasha routine from last season, too funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdsTQoN4WcQ

The song choice for Alex and Eliana was awful, as were so many cliche/cheesy songs used this season… started with the Titanic piece and ended here. Come on guys! Yeah, I expected more from that routine given everything/everyone who went in to it.

I couldn’t watch Nigel’s thing about not voting for Cyrus, he started talking and I had to fast forward a minute. Too terrible even if he was thinking it. What a way to end things!

I can’t believe there is a whole week between voting and announcing the winner! Craziness. I’m going to go Eliana and Chehon… I’m not 100% sure but that’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 9/11/12 by Megan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-91112/comment-page-1/#comment-2398 Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:38:23 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3549#comment-2398 Great episode!

I agree with you on the awkwardness of Nigel’s final comment. I wish they couldve just asked the judges who they’d vote for, rather than him try to throw it out there during that critique. Instead it may rally the Cyrus fans to vote for him more because of the condescending comment.

While this season feels a little weaker to me (as I mentioned in some other review, I’m pretty sure season 4 was my fave), I’m still excited to see the finale and some of the better dances of the season.

I think the once a week set up has hurt this season, it seems to have gone by much faster, and not in the best way. However, I’m still loving seeing the All-stars come back. Alex Wong forever!

Now that I think about it, I can’t remember a group number this season that I loved. Anyone have a memorable one? Maybe the vastly different contestants this season made it hard to have a cohesive dance? Although maybe I’m just forgetting some…

End note – team Chehon and Eliana!

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Comment on PMC 91: Iain Morris by Kelly http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-91-iain-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-2396 Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:53:51 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3506#comment-2396 Love the Inbetweeners.

In regards to the first question, it was King’s Dominion (in Virginia) which I always find funny since I grew up in Florida and have been to Disney a billion times. My favorite ride (and the only I remember) was the Scooby Doo Rollercoaster. awwwww yeah.

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Comment on PMC 91: Iain Morris by Darcie Wiley http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-91-iain-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-2387 Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:07:50 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3506#comment-2387 This podcast was excellent! Iain is totally charming and funny. I love you guys and really look forward to each new podcast and also listen to my favorites over again. You two are so great together, I would love to hear how you met and started working together. The first Amusment Park was Kings Island in Cincinnati, Ohio. The same one the Brady Bunch went to! I loved “The Spider” but it’s not there anymore. I loved that ride, and the line was always short, because everyone was waiting in line for the double roller coaster, “The Racer.” Good Times.

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Comment on PMC 90: Jesse Thorn by Darcie Wiley http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-90-jesse-thorn/comment-page-1/#comment-2385 Sun, 09 Sep 2012 14:32:26 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3470#comment-2385 My first rap song I remember was “Rapper’s Delight” yes I am an old bag.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 9/5/12 by Melissa W. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-9512/comment-page-1/#comment-2384 Sun, 09 Sep 2012 05:30:36 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3518#comment-2384 Amy and Will! Noooooo! :(

I could not get over how tired and sad Katherine looked the whole time she was on camera but I didn’t get that routine either. It was fine but there’s been plenty similar routines that didn’t get that kind of response. In fact, it made me think of this which I think was much better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YFACU54KL4.

If I remember correctly Marco gets left at the alter and then this happens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czcpQyI-MH8 so it all worked out for the best anyway!

While I’m referencing past routines, last week’s Ade with a brunette in purple reminds me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORBnAy1DgcA

Oh good lord, the critique of the cha-cha was maybe the worst thing I’ve seen this season (but then again I’ve fast forwarded through a lot of Mary Murphy). Wrong names and wrong dances referenced, Nigel doesn’t know a tango from a paso? Yuck.

Tiffany is great and has surprised me how she’s lept to the front of the pack but I have a hard time believing she’ll beat Eliana. Honestly in the end I’d take any of the top three girls over the top three boys! What a year to finally have switched to double winners. I was sorry to see Cole go but not surprised. I think it will be Eliana and Cyrus in the end even though I’d like to see Chehon win in the name of dance.

Awesome season. Awesome recaps. Thanks!

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Comment on PMC 91: Iain Morris by James http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-91-iain-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-2366 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:06:47 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3506#comment-2366 I grew up in Kansas City and there’s one amusement park there, Worlds of Fun, so when I was 5 my parents took me and my younger siblings there, which in retrospect must have been horrible for them in the hot humid, summer. My favorite part was the Timber-wolf, which is a wooden roller coaster and the only adult roller coaster I got to go on that day. It stood in stark contrast to the roller coaster in camp snoopy, which was a kiddie coaster where all the cars are segments of a caterpillar, and that caterpillar terrified me.

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Comment on PMC 91: Iain Morris by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-91-iain-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-2353 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:52:26 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3506#comment-2353 Canobie Lake Park is right near me, and…uh anywhere selling fried dough was my favorite part? I always liked the carousel. We’d change horses when we were on the far side from the operator, so he couldn’t see us, and think we were being so mischievous.

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Comment on PMC 91: Iain Morris by Jasmin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-91-iain-morris/comment-page-1/#comment-2350 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:17:26 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3506#comment-2350 Looking forward to the U.S. premiere TOMORROW, Sept. 7th. If you’d like more info, you can follow the original Inbetweeners on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

- http:/www.facebook.com/theinbetweenersusa

- http:/www.twitter.com/theinbetweenersUSA

- http:/www.youtube.com/inbetweenersusa

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 8/29/12 by popmaster http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-82912/comment-page-1/#comment-2339 Wed, 05 Sep 2012 00:22:55 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3482#comment-2339 What a small world that you’re in Zurich! Actually I guess it’s kinda NOT a small world… but the fact that the photo of Chehon’s parents was taken so close to you is pretty damn amazing!

–”Best recap sentence ever written”– that made me blush…!

Thanks for all the great comments and feedback, Melissa. I look forward to your responses each week just as much as I look forward to catching some hot nipple action from the dancers.
–Heather

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 8/29/12 by Melissa W. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-82912/comment-page-1/#comment-2331 Mon, 03 Sep 2012 09:52:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3482#comment-2331 I’m out of the country right now but finally caught up thanks to YouTube which is fun because I think the very first season I ever watched was patched together like this when I moved to Zurich mid-season (and it was also how I went back and watched important pieces from previous seasons).

I too thought Tiffany’s sister was dead! I don’t know if they went unnoticed on the previous episode but I think Witney was actually wearing Chehon’s pants from his hiphop and they’re just even saggier on her. I was surprised when no one commented on his pants. Also, Witney was amazing this week.

“Chehon was born in Chicago, got adopted by Swiss Sally Jesse Raphael & Andy Warhol, then went off to Ballet Hogwarts to perfect his dance wizardry.” = Best recap sentence ever written. And I especially love the photo because I’m sitting in Zurich right now. They’re standing down by my old grocery store (from when I lived here) and somehow that makes me like him more and how did I suddenly grow a Swiss-bias?!? I really liked Will’s number! At least it was a good note to go out on after the Bollywood kiss of death.

I’m basically here to just babble since predictions seem to be harder this season. I’m still feeling rather meh about the boys! I didn’t think it could happen but I’m starting to wonder if Cyrus really could pull this off! I’m sure he’ll be in the finale… seemed like they were trying to make us love Chehon this week so I wonder if they are pushing for him to have a chance againist Cyrus. I think you’re right about Cole, he’s a really great dancer and partner but maybe not so great at grabbing attention. If they could somehow get a Chehon vs Cole finale it might make for better dance but I don’t think it would keep the same spirit. Tiffany REALLY impressed me this week. Like with Audrey gone she doubled in power since they were the same dancer to me anyway. I think Eliana is a toe-shoe-in for the finale and I’m going to say for the win, thought I HATE that they reminded us that JTF compared her to Melanie right from the start. If Witney gains in power now that Lindsay is gone (the same scenario as Tiffany/Audrey) she will probably pull through to the finale as well. Making the top two girls a ballet dancer and a ballroom dancer so either way SYTYCD has expanded its horizons.

All in all a rather stellar top six!

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Comment on PMC 90: Jesse Thorn by Kevin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-90-jesse-thorn/comment-page-1/#comment-2316 Sun, 02 Sep 2012 07:22:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3470#comment-2316 I am a very new hip hop fan. The first time I ever got really into a hip hop song was when Jesse was interviewing Michael Rapaport about his A Tribe Called Quest documentary. He played Check The Rhime and it really knocked me on my ass. I could not believe what I was hearing. I grew up in the kind of middle class whitey suburbia where most kids would tell you “I like everything except country and rap”, and since then I hadn’t really come across anything but shitty 2000′s top 40 hip hop. Immediately after hearing that interview, I bought Low End Theory and started listening to it on repeat.

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Comment on PMC 90: Jesse Thorn by Karrah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-90-jesse-thorn/comment-page-1/#comment-2309 Sat, 01 Sep 2012 23:59:28 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3470#comment-2309 I was obsessed with “Da’ Dip” by Freak nasty when I was maybe 8 or 9. My mom had the cassingle and I remember trying to learn all the words.

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Comment on PMC 90: Jesse Thorn by Joe http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-90-jesse-thorn/comment-page-1/#comment-2306 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:52:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3470#comment-2306 The first hip-hop song I was really into, and still think is the dopest beat ever, is Peter Piper by Run DMC. That beat still makes me move!

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Comment on PMC 90: Jesse Thorn by NL http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-90-jesse-thorn/comment-page-1/#comment-2305 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:27:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3470#comment-2305 I don’t have an answer for the first question, never having been a big R&B/Hip Hop/Rap fan.

But.

I listened to this episode while I was on the bus. I have an early commute; it was 7 A.M. It’s a quiet ride full of business people.

And when y’all started talking about Downton Abbey, I started laughing so hard I snorted.

I think everyone else was too asleep to notice.

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Comment on PMC 90: Jesse Thorn by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-90-jesse-thorn/comment-page-1/#comment-2304 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:33:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3470#comment-2304 I’m not sure that 2 Live Jew’s Kosher as They Wanna Be album counts, but Oy! It’s So Humid! gets stuck in my head to this day…

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Comment on PMC 90: Jesse Thorn by Dan K from the U.P. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-90-jesse-thorn/comment-page-1/#comment-2303 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:22:58 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3470#comment-2303 At age 10 I purchased the 7″ vinyl single of ” Walk This Way” by Run DMC feat. Joe Perry and Steven Tyler. The department store clerk stapled my bag shut and chipped the record so I had to exchange it for a non-damaged copy before heading home to get my rap on.

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Comment on PMC 90: Jesse Thorn by Joshua Laperle http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-90-jesse-thorn/comment-page-1/#comment-2302 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:16:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3470#comment-2302 The first hip hop song I remember loving was Kriss Kross’ “I Missed the Bus.” and I remember how mortified my mother was when I was given the tape by my aunt fr my birthday. She was convinced my life would be ruined by the (non-existent) swearing. Then two years later I bought myself ODB’ Return to the 36 Chambers and all hope was lost.

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Comment on PMC 90: Jesse Thorn by Brett D. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-90-jesse-thorn/comment-page-1/#comment-2301 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:55:17 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3470#comment-2301 Does Will Smith’s Gettin’ Jiggy With It count rap/r&b? No? Okay then, never mind.

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Comment on PMC 90: Jesse Thorn by Brenda http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-90-jesse-thorn/comment-page-1/#comment-2300 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:26:50 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3470#comment-2300 The first rap or R&B song I can remember being super in to is Aressted Develpment’s “Mr. Wendal.” I was probobly in 5th grade and my best friend’s older sister had the tape. I recorded the song on my Talkboy (classy I know), and listened to it over and over. It was a song about a homeless man and how he was more decent and respectable than many people. “Uncivilized you call him, but I just saw him eat off the food we waste.”

I can remember being in the backseet on a roadtrip with my grandparents listening to it (again, on my Talkboy) and my grandmother telling me to “turn off that trash music.” I tried to explain to her that the song actually had a positive message, but she insited all rap music was “evil.” I can still sing the song start to finish to this day. “Mr. Wendal yeah, O Mr. Wendal yeah.” Fond memories. And I loved my Talkboy.

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Comment on PMC 89: Lake Bell by Russ http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-89-lake-bell-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2298 Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:19:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3425#comment-2298 As a kid, I convinced myself that I had predicted a hockey trade in my dreams. Later, I decided that I’d actually just fallen asleep with the radio on, and had heard (in some semi-conscious state) about the trade during in the sports update.

p.s. That’s a great picture of you guys with Lake. The two ladies are absolutely stunning.

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Comment on PMC 89: Lake Bell by Melanie http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-89-lake-bell-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2296 Sun, 26 Aug 2012 14:27:50 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3425#comment-2296 I was 16 and came downstairs in the middle of the night to get a glass of water. I was half asleep and stumbling around a bit, but I looked up right as I was about to walk through the doorway to to the kitchen and there was a billowing figure towering over me! I screamed and immediately fell into the fetal position (surprisingly neither fight, nor flight)…

After freaking out for a bit, I dared a peek… And it was the dry cleaning. Not a proud moment.

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Comment on PMC 89: Lake Bell by smartbunny http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-89-lake-bell-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2295 Sun, 26 Aug 2012 02:17:11 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3425#comment-2295 I don’t have a paranormal story, but I wanted to address the issue of leaving notes on peoples’ cars. Purposely taking two spots is so bad at my office building that I stopped hand-writing notes and made these cards. They are 100% bullshit.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 8/22/12 by Melissa W. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-82212/comment-page-1/#comment-2294 Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:15:23 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3436#comment-2294 This was a good episode despite having too much Tyce for my taste. Didn’t we all think he just put himself in the opening routine because, well, because he’s Tyce? I figured Cole was injured when he walked out to the ladder at the end (I’m guessing Cole had to take it easy and could only rehearse his competitive routine). That was a spazzy nonsense of a Gene Kelly tribute. Blah! The only thing I liked about it is it was like announcing the Eliana would finally get to shine. Umm, how old was that lady when she married (would be) 100 year old Gene?

Not to out my husband as a SYTYCD watcher but he was in the room and I said of Benjamin Millepied, “I think that’s Natalie Portman’s baby daddy” and he followed up with the Google assist and confirmed. I loved his quirky American/French accent. He must have demanded no mention of her. I’m impressed Nigel could resist. But shouldn’t Ben be on his honeymoon? He’s not just a baby daddy anymore!

I feel like they give Travis to whoever they want to stay the most. Witney and Cyrus are being coddled. I agree that Witney’s dance had nothing to do with being a ghost, should have been done without the makeup. Plus we got dead makeup again later in the show.

Jacob was an amazing dancer who I could tell wasn’t memorable to a lot of people but he was so damn good I think he went to the finals, I think he was third? One of my favorite memories of him is that he was dancing with the married ballroom dancer whose husband was also on the show and Nigel tried to tell her she had better chemistry with Jacob than with her husband. I was happy to see him but the number was blah.

They really paid Eliana back for having to hold back all these weeks. Can I take this moment to brag that I saw Alex in Newsies on Broadway? Evan and Jesse were there too. And Alex’s arms. Good lord! He played a sleeveless thug very nicely at one point in the show. That dance made me so happy.

I thought Audrey did well in hip hop! I was shocked to see her go before Tiffany who I find very similar to her but less memorable. Kind of like the Witney/Lindsay comparisons.

Let’s see… I’m guessing Will is done. He was already struggling and then Bollywood. But I suppose it could be Cole. Could they really get Cyrus through to the end?!? Hmmm… Cheon might actually pull this off despite not being all that likable.

It’s certainly either Eliana or Witney for the win… how about I vote with my heart and say Eliana? I think Lindsay might be done next week. If not, then Tiffany but she’s baffled me by staying in this long so I wouldn’t count her out.

I have once again babbled far too much. Sorry. :)

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Comment on PMC 89: Lake Bell by Kelly http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-89-lake-bell-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2292 Fri, 24 Aug 2012 06:00:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3425#comment-2292 My first paranormal experience was in 5th grade. I was having a sleepover at a friend’s house who had allegedly had a ghost. We slept out in the living room, and I woke up suddenly in the middle of the night with a chill. I walked into the kitchen to get a glass of water. I had locked the door leading out to the backyard earlier that night, and the door was standing wide open – still locked.

Scared the absolute crap out of me.

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Comment on PMC 89: Lake Bell by Jason http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-89-lake-bell-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2286 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 04:58:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3425#comment-2286 My first paranormal experience happened a month from now. That’s right, I said it. Did it just get weird up in here? You bet your ass it did.

It all started when I went to put in my new DVD of Children’s Hospital that I won from the Pop My Culture podcast. What is this show about? Do children run the hospital? That seems like an inefficient model, but times are tough. Thanks a lot Obama!

As I started to watch the show, I saw the reflection of what looked like Rob Corddry from the show behind me! To say it startled me, was putting it mildly. I turned around and he said, “Hey listener you win Lake Bell”. The chills went down my spine as I picked up the DVD and that exact phrase was written on the very copy that I had won from PMC.

Obviously I was disappointed because I had just bought a bell for my lake house. What I really needed was a bell for my apartment; or Apartment Bell. This is when things got really weird.

Suddenly Rob Corddry took off his mask, and it wasn’t him at all. It was Lake Bell, the actress. She was wearing a Rob Corddry Children’s Hospital suit. I thought to myself, that it made sense now. I had won Lake Bell, the actress.

But is it a prize? Lake Bell has been stalking me for years! Leave me alone Lake Bell! Please don’t pick me PMC! I don’t need this kind of stress in my life!

PS I just read this and two things come to mind. I will never get the 8 minutes it took to make up this story back. Numero dos… I need to get a life. Love the podcast Vanessa y Cole!

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Comment on PMC 89: Lake Bell by Amanda http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-89-lake-bell-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2285 Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:23:02 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3425#comment-2285 About 15 years ago I had a cat that died from feline leukemia. I had her cremated and I keep her ashes in a vase in my home. About five years ago I had a roommate who asked me what my other cat’s name was. Her question confused me because I only had one cat. She described a small black striped cat who was a bit shy. She would see it circle the legs of a table or chair and then it would be gone. It sounded just like my cat from years ago. I told my kids what the roommate said, and they confessed that they had recently performed a seance hoping to contact the spirit of our dead cat. Since then other friends have said they have seen the cat around our house.

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Comment on PMC 89: Lake Bell by Aaron http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-89-lake-bell-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2284 Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:13:29 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3425#comment-2284 When I was younger, I was living with some people in an old house and everything was hunky doory, except when you would catch slight shadows out of the corners of your eyes when you were near the laundry room in the basement, accompanied by the laundry doors opening on their own. This was super unfortunate for me because my room was right next to the laundry room. Fortunately, I tend to be of the mindset “if I don’t acknowledge them, they won’t acknowledge me”.

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Comment on PMC 89: Lake Bell by Michael http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-89-lake-bell-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2283 Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:03:35 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3425#comment-2283 I am an original NY er who was working in L.A. when 9/11 happened. I ended up going home sometime in 2012. I arrived the night before they had the unveiling of those 2 big spotlights representing the towers (where I had worked years prior). I went to the light ceremony with my female NY friend whom I drove cross country with. We were leaving the procession and we were at some really closed off blank street down by the holland tunnel when all of a sudden this enveloping smell of jasmine engulfed us. I looked around (it’s 10 @ night) the street is barren. I turn to Lisa, “Do you smell that?” and she was like crying and I am asking her what is the matter and she tells me that the Virgin Mary would anoint people in jasmine when they were wounded. My whole body sort of creeped out. I’m not a holy roller, but this was unspeakably delightful and scary.

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Comment on PMC 89: Lake Bell by Amanda http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-89-lake-bell-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2282 Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:31:58 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3425#comment-2282 When I was younger we moved a lot – not because I had a military parent, I just had financially irresponsible parents. In one house we lived in – my favorite house, actually – every time I was in the shower I would hear someone yelling or knocking on the door. It sounded like someone calling my name from downstairs. Or someone knocking a couple times on the door because they needed to use the bathroom or something. I assumed it was my brother or sister needing in the bathroom. I would get out, wrap a towel around myself, and stick my head out the door only to find nobody there. Often times I found I was the only person upstairs at all. It never frightened me though. I was always very open to and interested in paranormal things as a child/teenager.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 8/15/12 by Darcie Wiley http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-81512/comment-page-1/#comment-2281 Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:09:13 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3381#comment-2281 Yeah, my predictions weren’t my favorites either, I was just going by audience response and judges remarks. I don’t have any real favorites.I haven’t gone back (as you do) to watch any dances since “Gravity” and that makes me kinda sad,I don’t know if it’s the contestants or different choreographers or what. “Gravity” was the last dance that really wowed me, and I wanted to watch over again. Bunheads sounds like a great show. Has anyone seen “All The Right Moves” with Travis and Nick? I watched the first one and a lot of SYTYCD alums are part of his dance company. Melanie,Allison,Ade,I think and a couple more.Some dancing, mostly drama.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 8/15/12 by Melissa W. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-81512/comment-page-1/#comment-2280 Wed, 22 Aug 2012 06:10:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3381#comment-2280 Witney is not my favorite either. I’m just trying to predict here. I haven’t seen Bunheads but I think I would like to!

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Comment on PMC 89: Lake Bell by Rob S. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-89-lake-bell-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2279 Wed, 22 Aug 2012 03:29:30 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3425#comment-2279 Vanessa that is Madonna’s real first name.
I am sure I’ve had 1 or 2 of those. I just can’t remember it.

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Comment on PMC 89: Lake Bell by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-89-lake-bell-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2278 Wed, 22 Aug 2012 03:07:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3425#comment-2278 What you guys were saying about if you think of something, it will/won’t happen… I tend to assume that that means it will happen. Which is a bummer, as I used to think about falling down the stairs all the time, and when I finally did, I launched from halfway up and landed chin-first on a wooden bench across the foyer. Tons of stitches. Tried really hard after that to never again picture falling off a sidewalk right in front of a moving car…

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Comment on PMC 89: Lake Bell by Heather http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-89-lake-bell-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2277 Wed, 22 Aug 2012 01:06:13 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3425#comment-2277 When my younger sister was about 3 years old, she had a “paranormal” experience, at least through her eyes. I was about 7 and it was Easter morning. The Easter bunny brought us both fancy collectible stuffed rabbit toys, with jointed arms and detailed clothing and button eyes. My sister threw a shit fit for whatever reason (she was, and is, a reeeeeal brat) and threw her rabbit on the ground, screaming about how she didn’t like it. My mom picked the rabbit up and said to her “Look! You made him cry!”. Sure enough, there was a blue felt teardrop on his face, just below his eye. My sister immediately stopped crying and looked shocked- she then grabbed my otherwise-identical rabbit and discovered (to her horror) that MINE didn’t have a teardrop. Fearing some kind of stuffed animal assassination plot, she took hers back and apologized to him.
The part she didn’t see is that both rabbits had the teardrop on their cheeks (kinda of a strange detail, but whatever…), and she was so quick to throw a tantrum that she didn’t notice it to begin with. Just before my mom pointed it out to her, she deftly tore the tear off of mine, making it appear that mine was happy and hers was feeling all sad or murdery or whatever.
You can’t explain that with science!

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 8/15/12 by popmaster http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-81512/comment-page-1/#comment-2275 Wed, 22 Aug 2012 00:51:02 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3381#comment-2275 Great comments, everyone!

Megan- I agree, Season 4 was pretty fucking phenomenal.

Darcie- “lacking” is definitely the word for these dances!

Melissa- I’m looking forward to more from Eliana too! Have you seen Bunheads? It’s (surprisingly to me) REALLY good! Lots of beautiful ballet and Sutton Foster is so damn charming.

Sounds like you all think Witney might go all the way… I gotta say, she’s not my personal favorite, but we’ll see! They are sending 2 dancers home on the next episode, so it’ll be down to 8 at the end.

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Comment on PMC 89: Lake Bell by Shawn Colton http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-89-lake-bell-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2274 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:59:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3425#comment-2274 When I was a about 15 I had a Ouija Board spell out the entire 1927 Yankee roster.

Unless the person I was using the board with, who didn’t watch or care about baseball, had memorized that roster, I don’t have an explanation for that.

More recently one of our stove burners heated up and a canister of sugar caught fire, even though the burner dial was set at off. That one probably has some science-y reason for it.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 8/15/12 by Melissa W. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-81512/comment-page-1/#comment-2272 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 03:36:59 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3381#comment-2272 Between the two weeks off and the new no-results-show format I am SO thrown off this year. I can usually predict much better.

I remember when I was catching up with SYTYCD past seasons on YouTube when I started watching late in the game thinking that Twitch didn’t have much to do in the door routine but he was so charismatic, Cyrus didn’t do much with it. I can not wait to see what Eliana does now that she won’t be dancing with him. I thought she was great in the auditions but we haven’t seen much from her since then.

Ryan Ramirez was always Mia’s assistant even before the season that she didn’t make it on to. I remember that from an interview.

I was so indifferent on the girls’ elimination… but the boys actually surprised me. Next week is really hard to predict. I think there’s only two girls and two boys who will be safe, right? For the girl’s I’d say Witney for sure and maybe Eliana. And then for the guys I’d say Cole and Cyrus will be safe this week. I’d guess Will might be done unless he really shines earlier in the episode. Same for Tiffany, she’s too similar to Audrey but stands out a little less.

I predict Cyrus will only last another week or two. And Witney and Cole might win this whole things.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 8/15/12 by Darcie Wiley http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-81512/comment-page-1/#comment-2271 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 00:10:10 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3381#comment-2271 Megan, I’m with you, this week reminded me also how strong Season 4 was. I was disappointed by this week’s dances. In comparing these dances to the originals I found them lacking. I really didn’t like Cole and Linsay’s take on the “Addiction Dance” I did like that they tried to change it up a bit, but for me, I thought Kupono’s take with his sinister seductiveness, was better than Cole’s robotic blankness. I was also surprised that Amelia didn’t get the votes to keep her there, I figured she would be a favorite. Cyrus does seem to be a sweetheart, and a favorite, but I just don’t see any growth with him. It will be interesting to see how he does with the allstars. I’m thinking Audrey, Witney,Cyrus and Cole will go to the finals.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 8/15/12 by Megan http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-81512/comment-page-1/#comment-2269 Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:24:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3381#comment-2269 No comments? Sad – I’m always happy when I find other people who love this show as much as I do. This week’s dances just reminded me of how strong Season 4 was! I miss Josh/Katee/Twitch!

I was bummed to see Amelia and Matthew go, though I’m glad they saved Lindsay and George. Lindsay surprises me each week, and definitely did not deserve to go home. I really liked Matthew’s first couple of dances, but the two or so dances haven’t been as strong. I wonder how much longer Cyrus will make it – he’s not my favorite but I can see why he’s been kept around.

Who I think will make it far – Eliana, maybe Chehon?, Will, Audrey. I would’ve guessed Matthew before this week too.

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Comment on PMC 88: Ian Edwards by Alwin Roe http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-88-ian-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-2268 Sun, 19 Aug 2012 06:44:09 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3358#comment-2268 OMG, I had to pause the podcast to type this. I hate baseball on TV as much as I love it in person too!

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Comment on PMC 88: Ian Edwards by Tom Steele http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-88-ian-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-2265 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:46:22 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3358#comment-2265 I remember having 3 magazines as a small child in the 70s, no idea which came first. Sesame Street Magazine, 321 contact, and Ranger Rick. I even remember the 3-2-1 contact had a close encounters of the third kind issue, so that must have been 1979 or so.

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Comment on PMC 82: Joe Dante by Troy Thomas http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-82-joe-dante/comment-page-1/#comment-2264 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 18:23:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3122#comment-2264 The first 3D film I ever saw, I don’t even remember the name of it, but it was a documentary about the history of NASCAR. The film itself was unremarkable, but there was a great shot of a tire bouncing off the track and coming right at the camera. It was awesome. By the way, this was the first episode I listened to, and I must say, I really like the show. Keep it up!

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Comment on PMC 88: Ian Edwards by Russ http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-88-ian-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-2263 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 18:01:30 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3358#comment-2263 That’s hilarious.

Had a subscription to Ranger Rick when I was a pre-teen, but that was probably my parent’s idea. First subscription I requested was Games Magazine, and the first subscription I actually paid for was Sports Illustrated.

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Comment on PMC 88: Ian Edwards by Brett http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-88-ian-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-2262 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:40:05 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3358#comment-2262 Nickelodeon Magazine – Technically, I got two subscriptions (two copies a month), because both my parents and my grandparents had gotten the subscription for me as a gift (apparently a lack in communication). I now work at Nickelodeon! Coincidental, right?

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Comment on PMC 88: Ian Edwards by Terence http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-88-ian-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-2260 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:03:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3358#comment-2260 LEGO – because how else was I going to be informed about the coolest and latest LEGO sets when I was a child?

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Comment on PMC 88: Ian Edwards by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-88-ian-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-2258 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:50:44 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3358#comment-2258 I think my parents got us a subscription to Highlights, and my grandparents got us National Geographic. The first one I picked was probably something awful like Teen Vogue. I also had a subscription to those Wild Life Fact File things that showed up every month and you’d put your new animal fact cards in the binders taking up an entire shelf somewhere…

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Comment on PMC 87: Barry Bostwick and Diani & Devine by Troy Thomas http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-87-barry-bostwick-and-diani-devine/comment-page-1/#comment-2257 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:18:07 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3338#comment-2257 I think the first toys I remember repeatedly checking out the stores for were Dancing Hamsters – little stuffed battery-operated toy hamsters that sang and danced when you squuezed their hands or feet. I still have all the ones I collected, although some of them don’t work anymore. I remember every time we went to the mall nearest to us, I had to stop by Spencer’s to check out their stock. Then get the hell out of there ’cause everything else in there freaked the shit out of me.

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Comment on PMC 88: Ian Edwards by Ariel http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-88-ian-edwards/comment-page-1/#comment-2256 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:45:03 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3358#comment-2256 Dog Fancy – no joke, when I was young I was really into dogs. My Mom got me a subscription and it was fantastic. I remember sitting in my room pouring over those magazines dreaming of living in a mansion full of dogs. Funny how your dreams change as you grow up…

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Comment on PMC 87: Barry Bostwick and Diani & Devine by Karrah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-87-barry-bostwick-and-diani-devine/comment-page-1/#comment-2254 Sat, 11 Aug 2012 02:21:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3338#comment-2254 Beanie Babies! I knew all the stores that carried them and I used to call the stores asking which ones they had. I even had all the teeny beanie babies that came in Happy meals.

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Comment on PMC 44: J. Elvis Weinstein by Troy Thomas http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2011/pmc-44-j-elvis-weinstein-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2253 Fri, 10 Aug 2012 05:07:31 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=2028#comment-2253 No question, SCTV. I don’t really care about longevity or being mainstream, if the show isn’t funny, it just doesn’t deserve to exist. SCTV was always funny, while SNL has had a few good spots but for the most part, it’s just kind of middling. The first five years were great, then the early 80′s sucked, then the late-80s-to-mid-90s era were great, then from about 1997 to 2008, it sucked, now, it’s kind of in the middle. SNL is like a sine wave, while SCTV was consistent. SCTV, Monty Python and Kids in the Hall are my favorite sketch shows.

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Comment on PMC 87: Barry Bostwick and Diani & Devine by Collin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-87-barry-bostwick-and-diani-devine/comment-page-1/#comment-2247 Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:58:24 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3338#comment-2247 The only toy I really remember needing from McDonald’s was Ursula the Sea Witch, in the Little Mermaid line of toys. I had absoluetly no interest in the other characters and just had to keep going back until I got Ursula. The fact that I was a 16-year-old boy made it a bit creepy, but dammit, I loved Ursula!

Of course, my REAL collection (not from any specific store) is my Rocky Horror collection! Every VHS, DVD & Blu-Ray release of the film, dozens of different Rocky Horror albums in a variety of languages, poseable figurines and bobble-heads, comic books, postcards, lobby cards, posters, costumes… I’ve always been obsessed! I even wrote every lead and supporting actor back in the 90′s, begging for autographs. I only received responses from Richard O’Brien and Jonathan Adams, but it sure would be nice to add another autograph to that collection. By the way, have I mentioned how BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT you are, Vanessa? (You’re beautiful too, Cole.)

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Merrily http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2246 Mon, 06 Aug 2012 16:47:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2246 My first favorite were the John Bellairs “Lewis Barnavelt” series the first of wich was “The House with the Clock in it’s Walls”. About a REAL kid, not some precocious twerp. Lewis is a loner/nerd who solved mysteries with the help of his tomboy neighbor Rose Rita and his wizard uncle and HIS best friend witch/neighbor Florence. Bonus, the original covers were illustrated by Edward Gorey. Ah-mazing.

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Comment on PMC 87: Barry Bostwick and Diani & Devine by Maril http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-87-barry-bostwick-and-diani-devine/comment-page-1/#comment-2245 Sun, 05 Aug 2012 19:58:27 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3338#comment-2245 Representing an older demographic :-)…..It’d be the Campbell Soup Kids kitchen, redeemed with a whole bunch of S&H stamps at the Saginaw, Mich., redemption center.

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Comment on PMC 87: Barry Bostwick and Diani & Devine by Paul Rose http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-87-barry-bostwick-and-diani-devine/comment-page-1/#comment-2244 Sun, 05 Aug 2012 02:53:37 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3338#comment-2244 My parents were complicit with this, definitely, but when McDonalds had The Great Muppet Caper glasses, we got the whole set – and we hardly ever ate fast food. I still have most of the glasses.

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Comment on PMC 87: Barry Bostwick and Diani & Devine by Rahzzah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-87-barry-bostwick-and-diani-devine/comment-page-1/#comment-2242 Sat, 04 Aug 2012 10:04:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3338#comment-2242 and now that I’ve listened to the full episode, I see I’ve screwed up the meaning of the question….and now I just feel foolish

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Comment on PMC 87: Barry Bostwick and Diani & Devine by Rahzzah http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-87-barry-bostwick-and-diani-devine/comment-page-1/#comment-2241 Sat, 04 Aug 2012 08:47:39 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3338#comment-2241 Suncoast Video every Tuesday morning for 3 months to get the giant vinyl promotional banner for Jean Claude Van Damme’s “Hard Target”

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Comment on PMC 87: Barry Bostwick and Diani & Devine by Monty http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-87-barry-bostwick-and-diani-devine/comment-page-1/#comment-2239 Sat, 04 Aug 2012 00:15:58 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3338#comment-2239 Easy. I had to have those damn Empire Strikes Back glasses from Burger King. I HAD TO HAVE THEM! My fuzzy memories seem to indicate that we ate a lot of Burger King that year. My fave was the Lando one, which was pimp. Wish I still had those glasses, I would totally use that Lando glass like a chalice now.

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Comment on PMC 87: Barry Bostwick and Diani & Devine by Ben http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-87-barry-bostwick-and-diani-devine/comment-page-1/#comment-2238 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 23:37:13 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3338#comment-2238 My best friend and I were really into sports, especially basketball, when we were kids. So when McDonald’s came out with their “limited edition” Dream Team cups for the 1992 olympics, we HAD to get them. We gorged ourselves silly on McJordan hamburgers (remember those?) and extra value meals, to commemorate our love for our Olympic heroes. The irony was lost on us at the time… I still have a few of the cups, and they bring back bitter sweet memories of my wasted youth and poor dietary choices.

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Comment on PMC 87: Barry Bostwick and Diani & Devine by Daniel http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-87-barry-bostwick-and-diani-devine/comment-page-1/#comment-2237 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:25:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3338#comment-2237 I loved and still do love Fraggle Rock. In the late 80s or early 90s they had little cars in the happy meals shaped as vegetables with the fraggles driving them. I had to have them.

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Comment on PMC 87: Barry Bostwick and Diani & Devine by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-87-barry-bostwick-and-diani-devine/comment-page-1/#comment-2236 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:32:50 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3338#comment-2236 I have vague memories of it being pretty important that we keep going somewhere (probably McDonalds) on the way to piano lessons every week so I could collect all the M&Ms people. It was pretty lame.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Travis http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2233 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 04:08:00 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2233 I’m with you guys. I was hooked on reading all the Hardy Boys, then moved on to reading every Louis L’amour western I could get my hands on.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Trevor http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2232 Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:39:15 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2232 I’m with Paul. Three Investigators was the first series I was into. I am both scared and excited to see if anyone ever does a movie adaptation.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 7/25/12 by Crystal http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-72512/comment-page-1/#comment-2231 Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:41:20 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3306#comment-2231 Hahahaha Great review! This was hysterical. My favorite: “I’m going to start taking a shot of vodka every time he mentions anything sexual”. FINALLY someone else feels my pain of Nigel and his too-oft sexual comments! Grody. Also, he seriously needs to tone down the self-praise. We get it, your show is great and you’re helping to cure cancer, move on.
Regarding Will & Amelia – omg her baby picture was SO frickin cute. If someone did not “aw” over that, you have a heart of stone. Their costumes were crazy good too though the dance was underwhelming. Mandy Moore is a real hit or miss for me.
Audrey actually reminds me of a young, brunette Stevie Nicks. She’s adorable.
Seeing Pasha makes my lady parts happy.
“All I see are six shirtless Taye Diggs clones in dresses. This pleases me.” YES.
“Mary “Street Cred” Murphy” LMAO
“Plus, how could you not love a dance that includes an aerial teabagging?” LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Regarding the comment above “I used to discover good treadmill tunes on this show” – Me too! I don’t mind cheeseball songs but I want some of the edgy new stuff too. I remember getting SO hooked on In The Morning by Junior Boys from this show.
There’s something about Darien I really like so I hope he can get it together with his partner (or a new one) soon. I also somewhat like Cole but tone down the overacting dude. For the girls, I don’t really have a favorite. Maybe Audrey. I liked Amelia during auditions but something is lacking now. Eliana has a real Jennifer Beale thing going on.
I really hate the one show format this season. The voting seems unfair after watching someone give a killer performance.
And while I feel like this is the strongest technical cast overall they’ve had in several seasons, none of the dances are wowing me yet.
That version of Wild Horses was great but nothing will ever top The Sundays version for me – the Buffy/Angel shipper in me is too connected to it. http://youtu.be/SpXmIYqdXb4

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Kelly Jo http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2229 Sun, 29 Jul 2012 16:48:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2229 The first book series I really got into was the Amazing Days Abby Hayes.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 7/25/12 by Pete http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-72512/comment-page-1/#comment-2227 Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:35:58 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3306#comment-2227 Great recap!
Hahah, that belly button picture made me throw up a little in my mouth. Thanks.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 7/25/12 by Melissa W. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-72512/comment-page-1/#comment-2226 Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:10:57 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3306#comment-2226 Seriously? Two weeks off again? Boo!

I can’t believe they kept Lindsay over Amber. Both had rather breakthrough nights but as you said, if they ditched Lindsay they’d still have Witney. And what is with the uber cheeseball songs? I used to discover good treadmill tunes on this show but now it’s Total Eclipse of the Heart, Unchained Melody and I Will Always Love You.

Picks for the bottom three: Tiffany & George, Dareian & Janelle and then maybe Amelia & Will with Dareian & Janelle going… they’re fine but not connecting with each other or the audience. But then again if Dareian does another solo like that he might save himself again!

Who will win? Eliana has a Jeanine vibe… and just like that former winner, once she’s not with her quirky hip-hop partner I think she will do really well. I think it’s true the men’s spot is probably Matthew’s to lose… but as a random guess I’ll add that I think Cole could potentially give him a run for his money. Honestly this group is already getting down to fairly well matched! I’m anxious for the all-star rounds to start, THEN we’ll see what’s going to happen.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Josh http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2225 Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:52:09 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2225 I was a big fan of the Chronicles of Narnia. My parents read the first few to me, and then I took over. A little later on, I liked the Ender’s Game books.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Colin http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2223 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:06:33 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2223 I loved the The Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander having graduated from his magazine for kids Cricket. Luckily I never watched the Disney adaptation of The Black Cauldron till I was an adult as it would’ve disappointed seven year-old me.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Rebexas http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2222 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:51:44 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2222 In second grade, I remember being obsessed with Graeme Base’s books, especially “The Eleventh Hour.” I would spends hours obsessing over all the details in the illustrations, trying to figure out who ate the birthday feast.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Hal Weaver http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2221 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:42:35 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2221 My first book series obsession was the Edgar Rice Burroughs Pellucidar series (At the Earth’s Core). Fantastic stuff that is still fun to read.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by zMaggieMae http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2220 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:16:58 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2220 I loved the Little House on The Prairie books and The Trixie Beldon series.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by GuanoLad http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2219 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:39:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2219 I didn’t start reading seriously until my teens. The first series I really enjoyed “The Belgariad.” Unfortunately David Eddings’s subsequent stories were really just rehashing the same plots again over and over.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by corinne http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2218 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:32:48 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2218 My first favorite series were the Castle Perilous books by John DeChancie. I’d read them all 5 or 6 times before I realized that the lord of the castle’s name was Incarnadine, not Incarnate.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Paul Maki http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2216 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 06:34:57 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2216 The first book series I could say I was obsessed with was the Three Investigators. I’m old enough that the majority of the ones I ever owned were “presented by” Alfred Hitchcock, and featured him as a character in bookending first and last chapters.

Great hearing Doug Jones. Always knew he was one of the Gentlemen, but for some reason always thought the lead Gentleman was Camden Toy. Glad to finally know the truth…

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 7/18/12 by Darcie Wiley http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-71812/comment-page-1/#comment-2215 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:18:52 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3256#comment-2215 Heather, your recaps are THE BEST! I noticed that Lindsey had no upper lip during the audition shows and I thought to myself “Lipless Lindsey” then I yelled at myself for being mean. I just can’t NOT notice her lack of upper lippage, so thank you for making me feel so not alone. I love all the screen caps to go along with the review, they make it for me. Great Job, and thanks.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Jeff Larson http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2214 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:16:08 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2214 What a great podcast. Best I’ve heard yet. Doug Jones is fantastic. Excited to see The Watch.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Darcie Wiley http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2213 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 04:54:04 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2213 The first book series I was obsessed with was, The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder,I loved the illustrations, too. After that it has to be Flowers in The Attic.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Rob S. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2212 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 01:54:25 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2212 Encyclopedia Brown. There were 2 other book series that were very similar. I THINK they were done by the same writer. Two-minute Mysteries, and Incognito Mosquito.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Andrew Littler http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2211 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 00:42:53 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2211 First series: Redwall
Favorite series; His Dark Materials

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Joe http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2210 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:42:38 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2210 The first series I was obsessed with was the Dark Toweer series by Stephen King. It was full of amazing imagery and the characters really grabbed me. The ending was a small let down, but now that there’s a new book, I may have to revisit that world.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Savory http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2209 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:42:30 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2209 I loooooved the Redwall books despite kinda disliking reading anything. I think I’ve read them all over the years, with my favorite being Marlfox.

I wish Brian Jacques came to my school :(

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Mattamatics http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2208 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:07:58 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2208 The first book series I can remember being obsessed with is the Redwall series by Brian Jacques (RIP). He came to our local bookstore when I was in elementary school (after I had already started reading them) and he autographed my copies. They are still among my most treasured possessions.

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Comment on PMC 86: Doug Jones by Kerry http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-86-doug-jones-2/comment-page-1/#comment-2207 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:42:26 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3301#comment-2207 The first book series I remember being obsessed with was The Babysitters Club. Then I moved on to Sweet Valley High.

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 7/11/12 by popmaster http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-711/comment-page-1/#comment-2189 Mon, 16 Jul 2012 02:06:32 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3214#comment-2189 Melissa- yes, couples can get split since we’re voting for individuals, but I agree that it’s unlikely at this stage of the game. It would be one thing if someone was clearly outshining their partner, but we didn’t really have that happen.

Peaking at the right time is such a critical part! Hell, there were some exceptional dancers in Vegas that seemed to max out there and didn’t make it on the live show. Kinda like horse racing (or human racing, I suppose)- being in the lead at the quarter mile mark doesn’t mean anything at the finish line.

Also agreed on Audrey & Matthew getting a lot of positive feedback- just about any of the contemporary/lyrical/ballet/jazz type dancers could’ve been in their places and it would have been just as fantastic… although I guess their relative sizes were a factor in all the lifts and throws.

Thanks for commenting- hardly babble! We’ll soon see if your guesses are correct for next week!

-Heather

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Comment on So You Think You Can Recap: SYTYCD 7/11/12 by Melissa W. http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/so-you-think-you-can-recap-sytycd-711/comment-page-1/#comment-2188 Sun, 15 Jul 2012 16:46:19 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3214#comment-2188 I can’t remember how this is going to work. I think it’s possible for couples to get split up with the current voting system, right? Still, I don’t think that’s going to happen yet while we’re still getting to know the dancers. I’d guess Janaya & Brandon almost for sure and maybe Alexa & Daniel or Amber & Nick will be sent packing this week.

I’m having a hard time telling who will win who so many people being shoved down our throats (Witney and Cyrus etc., the early front runners rarely stay there besides Melanie. I feel like Eliana could go far (technique meets some edge). But I think it’s dancers like Audrey & Matthew who will “peak at the right time.” Yes, I know they got a lot of attention this week but that was really for Travis more than them.

Sorry for babbling…

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Comment on PMC 85: Kathleen Rose Perkins by Alec http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-85-kathleen-rose-perkins/comment-page-1/#comment-2182 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 02:13:08 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3197#comment-2182 One day during french class in Grade 9, we went down to do some research for an essay. When I told my teacher, Madame Pelletier, that I’d forgotten my password, she left my username alone, went to the password field, hit four keys and *boom*– I was logged in. This had to be some sort of master password, and she hadn’t even tried to hide it away from me. The next time our class went to the computer room, I helped another kid who couldn’t log in by showing him the password. He told it to someone else, and they told it to someone else, and about two weeks later someone ended up wiping the hard drives of a bunch of the machines.

The principal didn’t really even seem pissed when he brought me in to explain myself, but told me that he’d have to ban me from the computer room for the rest of the term.

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Comment on PMC 85: Kathleen Rose Perkins by sbomber http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/2012/pmc-85-kathleen-rose-perkins/comment-page-1/#comment-2181 Thu, 12 Jul 2012 02:38:45 +0000 http://www.popmyculturepodcast.com/?p=3197#comment-2181