Category Archives: Pop Culture

The biggest flaw with Breaking Bad: Holly White

As it’s very nearly impossible to become my “friend” on Facebook since I went into paranoid lock-down mode, I occasionally like to share my posts here, so you can experience the same intense, full-body, orgasm-like joy that my old high school classmates, parents of my daughter’s friends, and my pseudonym-ensconced stalkers feel when I issue […]

Also posted in Art and Culture, Observations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Good Times to Future Cop, the amazing journey of John Amos… The robots of law enforcement… My defense of Norman Lear… And so much more

I don’t know that it changes anything, but I wonder if the folks behind the statue of Robocop, which will soon be staring-down the citizens of Detroit, know that he wasn’t the first robot to wear a badge… No, a full decade before officer Alex Murphy became Robocop, there was officer Gregory Yoyonivich, breaking down […]

Also posted in Art and Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Having won the title of World’s Best Comic Book Store, Ann Arbor’s Vault of Midnight plots global domination

After years of shopping at Ann Arbor’s much-beloved comic book shop Vault of Midnight, I finally had the occasion a few weeks ago, at an event hosted by Concentrate Media, to meet the store’s founder Curtis Sullivan. What started as a friendly conversation on the current state of Ann Arbor retail quickly escalated into an […]

Also posted in Ann Arbor, Art and Culture, Local Business, Locally Owned Business, Retail, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

The making of a Shirley Hemphill

I have no idea how accurate my memory is, but, about 25 years ago, while flipping through television stations late one night, I happened across one of Shirley Hemphill’s comedy routines. Shirley Hemphill, for those of you who don’t recognize the name, is probably best known for her portrayal of Shirley Wilson, the short-tempered but […]

Also posted in Observations, Other, Special Projects, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

On the possibility that David Lynch will return to television and rapture us into pop culture heaven

When I said on New Year’s Eve that I had the sense that something better was on the horizon, I was lying. Fearful that a significant number of you might take your lives while watching Ryan Seacrest usher in the new year, I decided to scrap the article that I’d been working on… which was […]

Also posted in Art and Culture | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

Connect

Hut-K ad Vault of Midnight ad Sabor Latino ad BUY LOCAL... or shop at Amazon through this link Banner Initiative Art Agitation brick throwing