Category Archives: Pop Culture

Who would you like to see return on the new Star Trek?

With the news that Star Trek will be coming back to network television in 2017, I’ve got a qestion for you. Of the following, who would you most like to see come back from the original series? The Gorn Captain: Abraham Lincoln: The Horta: Gary Seven: The Mugato: Balok: Korob and Sylvia: And, yes, there […]

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Considering a career in alternate universe Love Boat fan fiction

Not too long ago, my friend Mike White turned me onto Love Boat Insanity, a Tumblr account dedicated to the exploration of alternate universe Love Boat passengers. It’s not only hilariously funny, but it’s got me thinking seriously about picking half a dozen or so of the individuals who have been proposed thus far, and […]

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The somewhat more real Stephen Colbert introduces himself to America by way of Monroe public access television

When it was first announced that David Letterman would be retiring and that Stephen Colbert would be leaving the satirical Colbert Report to take his place at the helm of the Late Show on CBS, a lot of people, myself included, wondered how he would navigate the transition from fictional conservative pundit to something more […]

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On Asses, Asteroids, Pop Culture and Science

I hate popular culture. Yesterday, when I read about the European Space Agency’s Philae lander successfully touching down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, after traveling though space for over ten years, making it the first spacecraft to ever land on a comet nucleus, all I could think was, “It’s kind of just sitting there on that comet […]

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Which did a better job of capturing the ethos of punk rock… Quincy or CHiPs?

Earlier this week, Arlo’s pediatrician and I determined that he’s now old enough to learn about punk rock. Since then, I’ve been doing a lot of research, trying to find the best way to introduce the concepts of senseless violence and nihilism to a two year old. I was hoping that I’d find some consensus […]

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