I know it's hard to trace memes back to their very first occurences, but can anyone offer at least early sightings/citings of the phrase "Well, THAT happened...."? [more inside]
My podcast network is piloting a pop culture panel show. Chat about culture high and low, fun and funny and well-informed. It needs a name. What have you got? Pithy and understandable on first glance really helps. If we use yours, we will credit you and send you a box of maximumfun.org stuff from our prize closet :).
All my life, people have complimented me on my abiity to write well. In middle and high school, it was writing good chapter summaries, literary analyses and essays for homework using flowery language. In college, it became about construction and the flow of ideas, and I found myself to be reasonably adept at that as well. I'm currently jobless ( looking for my first job at 25), and when people chime in with suggestions on how to fix that, they can't understand why I poo-poo the idea of writing professionally out of hand. Help me develop my writerly mind and get myself out of the English class for good. [more inside]
I am looking for some recommendations for some new blogs/websites to read. I love all things pop culture, am not super into fashion blogs but do like to peruse ones that feature casual looks from time to time and like dry or offbeat humor. [more inside]
I was thinking last night that I would would like to start being cooler. One way I have came up with is by using some really cool parting words when leaving work or groups of friends (hopefully I can get some with this new "cool" plan). Some phrases that I came up with were "Stay gold Ponyboy" and "Be Excellent to each other". Now wouldn't I be cool? But that won't get me very far down the road. What are some other awesome Pop Culture phrases I can use to leave a cool impression on people?
How in the hell did the gorgeous cover for ELO's Out of the Blue get designed, created and printed? HOW!?
How in the hell did the gorgeous cover for ELO's Out of the Blue get designed, created and printed? HOW!? [more inside]
"I think I got half of it, which got me through the half I didn't." "Like the first season of The Wire."
What are the pop culture references cited in Season 1 of the TV show Community? [more inside]
What movies and other bits of popular culture are about the Cold War? [more inside]
What is this phenomenon? It isn't synchronicity, baader-meinhoff, or confirmation bias. [more inside]
Can you help me figure out the pop-culture origins of the term "creep"/"creeper" (referring to an unsavory character)?
Linguistics-Filter: Can you help me figure out the pop-culture origins of the term "creep"/"creeper" (referring to an unsavory character)? [more inside]
What did the refrigerator door become "the place" to hang kids' art, notes etc.? [more inside]
Pop culture having an influence on the wine industry/wine consumers? [more inside]
It's over! Finished! All done!! And I need the audio clips to prove it..... [more inside]
What percent of US citizens have never heard of the Beatles? [more inside]
I'm looking for some really hip websites, magazines or podcasts that comment and report on arts, entertainment, culture and a little (just a little!) on politics. I already read Salon.com, Slate Magazine and Rolling Stone, but I need more. Any ideas?
I'm embarrassed to ask, but what's a "Hollaback Girl" (that which Gwen Stefani ain't)?