Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Saturday night video: SNL Serial Parody

OMG this is hilarious.  The SNL skit appeared during the holidays when I was out of the country so much thanks to my friend Tracey for telling me about it.   I was absolutely addicted to the Serial Podcast and this is brilliantly done.

Christina Aguilera “Wheel of Musical Impressions” on Jimmy Fallon

Last night season eight of The Voice premiered (does this show ever go off air?) and Christina Aguilera is back once again as a coach.  To promote the show she joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.  Jimmy asked her to play “Wheel of Musical Impressions” where she had to channel the likes of Cher, Brittany and Shakira.  She was flawless and perhaps at her best singing The Folger’s jingle as Cher, but even Brittany fans are likely to love her version of how Ms. Spears might sing “This Little Piggy”.  Say what you will but sitting down without any heads up she does a better live impersonation of Brittany Spears than Brittany could.

Saturday night video: I want it that way

Here is another video from Post Modern Jukebox.  This remake of the Backstreet Boys hit I Want It That Way, features Shoshana Bean and I have to admit, despite a slow start, I really love this version and I hope you do too.

Have a great Saturday night.

Tweet of the day: Cindy Crawford without Photoshop

Tweet of the Day Cindy CrawfordLast week this image of Cindy Crawford created quite a stir on Twitter.  I think Charlotte Wilder put it best when describing her reaction when she wrote, “Until last weekend, I thought of myself as the kind of woman who wasn’t affected by how the media portrays women. I thought I was too aware and too savvy to hold myself to standards of beauty that are unreal. Magazines Photoshop everybody and everything. Everyone knows that.

I’m not posting this image to comment on how Cindy Crawford looks.  I’m posting this picture because I think even jaded savvy consumers like you and me are deluded if we think we have a healthy understanding of what a gorgeous woman like Cindy Crawford looks like as she ages (quite gracefully I might add).

I don’t begrudge anyone who wants to Photoshop their photos or engage in any kind of nip and tuck to help hide their years, but I do think that we would all be better off if we kept this image firmly in mind.  Cindy Crawford is beautiful, but she isn’t 18 years old so let’s stop pretending that is an ideal one can maintain. Youth is precious because it is fleeting. If it was forever it wouldn’t be coveted.

You can read more about how this photograph here.

Single Ladies choreography

beyonceIn an attempt to maintain my blog’s “wicked gay” rating, I thought it was time to post this Single Ladies choreography chart.  The timing with the pending Valentine’s Day weekend is purely coincidental.

Annual Bugs Bunny Festival

Cartoons, AnimationAlthough I’m sure this is really intended for kids, I think cartoon fans of all ages might find the 20th Annual Bugs Bunny Festival something fun to attend.

Starting later this month, for one week the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge will host their Annual Bugs Bunny Film Festival.

The festival features 3 different programs:

All Bugs Revue
Daffy Duck & Friends
Looney Tunes Review

When:  February 14 – 21 – multiple viewing times
Ticket Info:  Brattle Theatre

#LikeAGirl

I first saw this advertisement during the SuperBowl and couldn’t believe how touched I was.  Do you still believe that sexism isn’t an issue and misogynistic attitudes are no longer pervasive in the US? Think again.

How might you have responded to the questions asked in this commercial?