Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Reductive ;-)

Have you ever been listening to a song and think to yourself, ‘wow that really sounds familiar?

Apparently Chad Neidt has because he’s made this rather cool 1-minute video poking fun at artists who have essentially ripped off the melody from a pop songs and repackaged it as their own.

Graham Norton

Graham NortonFor years I’ve been quite addicted to the Graham Norton show. My favorite part of his show is at the end when select members of the studio audience are given the opportunity to sit in the red chair and tell their stories.  Here is an example of what I’m talking about.

Leslie Jordan makes me want Doritos

Have you seen this Doritos commercial staring Leslie Jordan? Suddenly I have a craving for Doritos.

Britney Spears – Work B**ch by the Boys of Boston

Boys of BostonI really should read my Facebook News Feed more often.  A week or two ago I posted this photo from my friend Jesse’s News Feed but I hadn’t bothered to read what he wrote.  Turns out a bunch of guys from Boston’s FLAG (Friends, Lesbians And Gay’s) Football league made this fun video.  Jeesh I’m embarrassed that I was so slow on the uptake with this one.  Thanks Thom for the tip.  Enjoy the video if you’ve not seen it yet.

‘Selfie’ is word of the year

Andrew Christian “Selfie” has been declared the word of the year for 2013, according to Britain’s Oxford University Press.

This past Tuesday the publisher of the Oxford dictionaries said “selfie” saw a huge jump in usage in the past year, bursting from the confines of Instagram and Twitter to become mainstream shorthand for any self-taken photograph.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway in April

Neil Patrick HarrisLooks like I need to book a trip to New York City this spring when Neil Patrick Harris stars in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. I LOVE this movie and can only imagine how fantastic it will be when it opens on Broadway in April. Not familiar with the 2001 film starring John Cameron Mitchell? Check out the movie trailer I’ve included.

It is Wednesday…

handsome guyI know that I’ve made this Mean Girls reference in the past, but I have to admit I never really tire of it so expect more in the future. It is one of my favorite things about Wednesday.

Best TV-inspired Halloween costume

Halloween Costume CheersEarlier this week my brother gave me a heads up about the HuffingtonPost article, TV-inspired Halloween costumes. I have to agree with HuffPost that this TV-inspired costume is the best ever evah.

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper is in town performing at the Wang Theatre later tonight, celebrating the 30th anniversary of her debut album, She’s So Unusual.  I finally saw Cyndi Lauper when she came to Boston a few years ago on the first True Colors tour in 2007 and she was fantastic.  If you didn’t get tickets to see Ms. Lauper, you’ll have to settle for this video of one of my favorite songs from that album.

Dick of the Week: Guido Barilla, CEO of Barilla Pasta

Barilla Pasta CEO of Barilla Pasta has caused a bit of controversy with remarks that indicate his disapproval of homosexuality.  In response to a public outcry that started in Italy and thanks to social media has traveled around the world, the firm recently issued the following statement, “I apologize if my words generated misunderstandings or arguments, or if they offended the sensibilities of some people.”

The apology is appreciated but is clearly just a PR statement.  I’m assuming that his pasta will soon be appearing on the Chick-fil-A menu and Sarah Palin will be running down for a photo op. What cozy company this dick of the week will keep.  Unimpressed and want to express your frustration?

Barilla America Inc.

1200 Lakeside Drive / Bannockburn IL 60015-1243 USA

Tel. (847)405-7500

Full Story Here

Why is Dan Akyroyd at Machine tonight?

Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd is appearing at Boston’s gay bar, Machine, for their drag show tonight. I’m trying to be polite and refrain from making any sarcastic comments so I’ll just say, if you’d like to see Mr. Aykroyd or maybe you want to witness this sh*t show, head over to Machine tonight.

Tickets are approximately $20 with service fees. You may buy them here.

Doors open at 9pm. The drag show starts at 10:30.

Celebrity make under

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Source: Facebook / Danny Evans

You’ve heard the phrase “make over” before, but perhaps you are less familiar with a “make under”.  Thanks to the power of Photoshop and the skill of artist Danny Evans, the public may see what some famous celebrities might look like if they were your neighbors.  See more of these hilarious photos here on Huffington Post

Free MixFest concert today at Hatch Shell

MixFest 2013 BostonBoston’s pop radio music station, Mix 104.1, is hosting their annual free birthday bash down at the Hatch Shell today.  No plans? Head on down.

Schedule of Performances:

4:15PM                MIX’s 15 Seconds of Fame Winner

4:25PM                Gavin DeGraw

5:45PM                Backstreet Boys

6:45PM                Of Monsters and Men

More information about Saturday’s free concert is available here.

The 30 ultimate Madonna singles

MadonnaIn honor of the fact that this weekend marks the 30th anniversary of Madonna’s first hit song, “Holiday”, Boston Globe writer, Scott Kearnan, has written a tribute post, The 30 Ultimate Madonna Singles.

It would be tough for me to decide what would be in my top 30 list but the very fact that she has more than 30 legitimate hits is a testament to her longevity and success as a performing artist.  I can’t think of a significant milestone in my life that occurred without Madonna’s music somewhere there in the background; it is probably why she’ll go down as my favorite artist of all time.

SYTYCD

Jenna and Mark All Star SYTYCDEarlier this week So You Think You Can Dance – SYTYCD – Season 10 concluded and although I didn’t watch as many shows as in years past, I was blown away by this 90-second dance routine with Jenna and Mark.  I wish I was this creatively cool.