Category Archives: pop culture

Weird fact of the day: Ferret Legging

I had no idea: An ancient English “sport” called “ferret legging” has contributed to the myths about ferret behaviour. The contestant had to tie his trouser legs around the ankles, then place two ferrets down his trousers before tying the … Continue reading

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Martha Stewart Party Pants

I get dragged into the gossip world of Huffington Post at least once a day. Today, while surfing for a picture of Sarah Palin’s leather jacket, I saw a poll up at the top: Martha Stewart’s WILD Party Pants: Hit … Continue reading

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Conan O’Brien Moving to TBS. No, seriously.

This is not one of his self-deprecating jokes (though he did make one from it). Conan O’Brien, lately of “The Tonight Show,” will start a new show on TBS in November. I’d like to say that not having television is … Continue reading

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Good-night, Dixie Carter, and Thank You

Oh man, this is sad: Dixie Carter, TV Actress, Dies at 70 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com. I knew Carter from “Designing Women.” That was pretty much it. I understood that she’d had a long career before it, and that … Continue reading

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Who’s Chelsea Handler, Again?

The two cultural phenomena that I feel most disconnected from right now are the rises of Chelsea Handler and Justin Bieber. I understand the pattern for the fame of both, and I know in the past I would have been … Continue reading

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Catching up on FlashForward

We finally caught up with “FlashForward” last night, by watching the episode “Better Angels.” That’s exactly the quote you’re thinking it is, from Lincoln’s lips to the ears and prophecies of an intimidating, murderous Somalian. That’s not even the weirdest … Continue reading

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London’s New Eiffel Tower

Just in time for the Olympics, Britain has unveiled the design for its biggest piece of public art ever: a 130 yard tall twisty metal, uh, thing, that will be the centerpiece of London’s Olympic park. Via the Guardian. The … Continue reading

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Google Changes Name to Topeka

All right, this is funny, and it’s a whole story I didn’t know! Google’s April Fools joke this year is that it’s changed its company name to Topeka, as in, “Let me Topeka that for you.”  CEO Eric Schmidt explains … Continue reading

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Would you pay for Hulu?

Interesting article and and accompanying blog piece at The New York Times today: Hulu has now been profitable for two quarters, thanks to ad revenue. That’s the good news. The bad news, apparently, is that the ad revenue hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Castle’s Coming Back! Hooray!

Good news today! ABC is renewing “Castle” for a full third season. Hooray! “Castle” is the one television show I still keep up with with any regularity. I can’t even say it’s a guilty pleasure, because I don’t feel at … Continue reading

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