Category Archives: Pop Culture

Has there ever been a mirror store on the planet earth?

At some point during the 1964 film The Last Man on Earth, Vincent Price, who portrays a character by the name of Dr. Robert Morgan, has to leave his fortress of a home, and head into the city in order to restock his vampire repellant supplies. [A virus has swept across the word, killing everyone, […]

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Failing to get his military parade, Trump decides to co-opt the Fourth of July

Every Fourth of July for the past 38 years, PBS, with the help of partners like Boeing, the National Park Service, and American Airlines, has hosted an enormous public event in Washington, DC called A Capital Fourth, which begins with the National Symphony Orchestra playing on the West Lawn of the Capitol, and ends with […]

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Prophesying the coming of Trump, “the high priest of fraud,” in 1958

Over the past few days, a reader of this site – a fellow calling himself iRobert – has shared the same link in the comments section several times. It’s a link to an episode of a television program from 1958 starring Robert Culp called Trackdown. Saying that the episode in question, titled “The End of […]

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Hitchcock includes a subtle shout-out to Ypsilanti in North By Northwest

It’s rare that Ypsilanti shows up in popular culture. For a while, we were seeing images of Ypsi pop up in films, like Drew Barrymore’s Whip It, and Robert DeNiro’s Stone, but it’s not too often that you buy a record, or see a movie, and actually hear the word “Ypsilanti” being spoken. So, I […]

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Looking for the Mark III

I rarely share them here, but I’m known to go off on wild goose chases every now and then, trying my best to track down useless historical facts and obscure items that, for whatever reason, I’ve become obsessed by. A few years back, as you may recall, I decided that I needed to know what […]

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