Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Like A Virgin was released 30 years ago

Madonna Like a VirginYesterday, November 12th, marked the 30th anniversary of Madonna’s second studio album, Like A Virgin; damn that makes me feel old.

Thanks for the reminder of the anniversary Maybe it’s just me.

EW’s Mean Girls’ reunion interview

Image Credit: Paramount

Image Credit: Paramount

The 2004 flick, Mean Girls,  written by Tina Fey remains one of my favorite teen films of all times.  For the movie’s 10th anniversary, EW invited the film’s female leads to come together and dish about their memories, behind-the-scenes magic, and what they think their characters would be doing now.

These are some of my favorite Mean Girls quotes:

On Wednesdays we wear pink.” (I’ve actually written posts about this one).

“Gretchen, stop trying to make fetch happen! It’s not going to happen!”

I’m sorry I called you a gap-toothed bitch. It’s not your fault you’re so gap-toothed.

You can read this delicious interview on EW’s site, here.

Saturday night video: Time Warp

Halloween was just last night and Boston is still embracing the holiday so this seems like an appropriate video to share this evening. I like the subtitles in Italian, but mostly I just like that there wasn’t an annoying commercial that played before I watched it so I posted this version.

Postmodern Jukebox: All About That Bass

I’ve posted various clips of Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox in the past and with him currently on tour in the US I thought I’d share yet another recent release he posted this past September on YouTube.

CBS to premiere The McCarthy’s: Boston family with gay son

The McCarthys on CBS

Photo By Sonja Fleming (CBS)

The McCarthy’s is a new sitcom on CBS that takes place in Boston later this month. The lead role stars former NKOTB singer, Joey McIntyre.  I hadn’t heard of the show until I read Out.com’s review, which by the way panned it.

Out.com reviewer, Daniel D’Addario, wrote, “The problem is that Ronny [played by Joey McIntyre] is the kind of walking cliché that savvy viewers would think disappeared sometime between Will & Grace and Happy Endings.” (outch!)

D’Addario describes the portrayal of the gay character played by Joey McIntyre as something that would have been in vogue 10-15 years ago.  While I’ve never been one to put too much credence on reviews, some of the critiques make me cringe. Hopefully a more interesting storyline will emerge following the pilot.  Do you plan to watch The McCarthy’s? 

You can read the full review here.

Post Modern Jukebox returns to Boston

Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox returns to Boston October 19th at the Wilbur Theatre.  I have repeatedly posted videos of the Post Modern Jukebox – a band that remakes popular songs and performs them in different musical genres with talented vocalists.

I love their work and wanted to share news of their return to the area so you may purchase tickets to see them on tour.

Tickets to Post Modern Jukebox on Oct 19th

Saturday night video

Remember this Carly Rae Jepson 2012 hit? The catchy pop tune spawned a host of video covers.  My favorite was this version by the Harvard University baseball team.