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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Comic Con Edition

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I unfortunately wasn’t actually at Comic Con this year; I’ve never been to the convention because it is extremely hard to get tickets and it would be a pricey trip for me. It’s on my Pop Culture Bucket List, since the event has morphed from its humble beginnings to become something of a pop culture Mecca. All…

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – A Review

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I have never really been a big fan of apes; when I was little, anything simian-related would terrify me. My mom’s friend had a basket of toys in her living room that belonged to her sons and they would have to remove the King Kong figurine before I would go anywhere near the vicinity of the basket. Even if I wasn’t playing with the toys, unless I was assured that the scary figurine had been…

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A Reader Suggests: Fictional Restaurants

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It’s been a while since we’ve done a reader generated topic, mostly because no one has been submitting any ideas. Believe me – I’d love to let you guys to the work for me; coming up with blog topics is harder than y’all think. A few months ago, my pal Dino sent me this article from The A.V. Clubabout fiction restaurants that their writers would want to patronize as possible fodder for the blog.…

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Using Some Vacation Days Edition

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Normally my summer vacations revolve around going to visit friends; over the years many of my friends have scattered across the country and vacation is a chance to catch up with people and explore some of my favorite cites. I am lucky that most people have relocated to fun and exciting places that I would want to visit anyway, so…

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Bruno Mars – Times Union Center (Albany, NY), 7.20.14

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Everyone loves Bruno Mars.

I first noticed this phenomenon when Mars did the halftime show at the Super Bowl this year. Normally, I am the only one in my circle that I watch football with that cares anything about the halftime show; the boys have been generally interested in Madonna, Beyoncé and the parade of classic rock stars that have done the show since the wardrobe malfunction heard round…

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Sex Tape – A Review

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This has been, in my opinion, a pretty lackluster summer at the movies. Usually there are a bunch of summer blockbusters that I’m looking forward to seeing, but there hasn’t been very much this year that has captured my attention. I realized last night that I had not been to the movies in over a month, which is a really long time for me to take a break from going to the cinema. Part of that is…

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – July 16th Edition

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Sorry folks….there’s no witty intro this week. It’s straight down to business. Catch up on the pop culture that you may have missed in this week’s roundup.

  • If you missed out on Beyonce and Jay Z’s On…

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Heather’s Bluegrass/Country Weekend Part II – Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, and Alison Krauss and Union Station, Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (Canandaigua, NY), 6.21.14

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When I bought my ticket to see Steve Martin, Deep Canyon Rangers and Edie Brickell, I didn’t realize that the date was the day before I promised my friend Kristin that I would go with her to see Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves and Alison Krauss and Union Station in Canandaigua. So completely unintentionally, I wound up scheduling a weekend that was exclusively focused around bluegrass and country…

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A few months ago, I was helping some friends of mine put together a playlist for their wedding reception. I may have some questionable taste in music, but I also know and own a lot of music and they wanted to tap into that reservoir of music. There were a few of us bouncing off song idea, when someone suggested Whitney Houston’s “Saving All My Love For You.” Everyone agreed that they liked the…

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The 2014 Primetime Emmys were announced yesterday and they were their usual collection of insanity. You really shouldn’t take awards too seriously since they are so objective, but I really don’t take the Emmys seriously since they have a very checkered history with whom and what they have chosen to honor. The Emmys tend to reward the same people and shows over and over and historically have…

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