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Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.

Kids These Days Will Never Know: Part Four
You have seen 15 of my favorite things I have experienced as a kid and I'll be revealing the last five items on my list. Being a kid in the 80s and 90s was so much easier and simpler. We have to sit b...
Mickell Forda year ago
Is the Action Cartoon Dead?
Cartoon Network debuted the new Thundercats Roar trailer and the verdict is in... a lot of people think it trash. It's a lot of people in their 30s and 40s. You know, the ones that grew up with the original Thundercats and not the core demo that they're trying to catch with this series, but people, nonetheless. There was a Thundercats reboot that came out in 2011 and it was really good. It had good action and a very complex, dark storyline, and it got canceled after 26 episodes. So Cartoon Netwo...
Heavenly Peachya year ago
Top 10: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Queens
RuPaul's Drag Race is the one reality show I'll indulge in and indulge is an understatement. I'll watch that week's episode followed by Untucked and in the case of season ten, I'll watch Miz Cracker's...
Jen Angelaa year ago
All the Ways I Relate to Squidward Tentacles as an Adult
I grew up watching the beloved cartoon series Spongebob Squarepants. I think most young adults who watched the show can agree that when they were a kid, Spongebob Squarepants was their spirit animal, ...
Kids These Days Will Never Know: Part Three
Part three of my list of things I've experienced and had as a child that kids today never knew about will peak your interest. Nostalgia is something we can't take for granted, because it's something t...
A Force for Good Despite Itself: 4 Reasons Why the Bond Franchise Is Far from Inherently Sexist
With several of societies prominent figures finally called out on their sexist behaviour, it's not exactly a surprise that heavier attention has also been directed at pop culture's resident "sexist-mi...
emcue a year ago
Let's Talk About Memes
It's Friday night. You and your friends are dining at your local Chili's. As you finish your appetizer and begin waiting for your entrees, a friend nudges you to show you a meme they'd saved earlier. ...
Nathaniel Cornsa year ago
'Deadpool 2' and the Significance of "Take On Me" by a-ha
**THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR DEADPOOL 2** Last night I finally went to see Deadpool 2 and it was great, although many say it was not as good as the first one. In part I do have to agree, altho...
Claire Raymonda year ago
Why Are Some Stereotypes Allowed and Others Aren't?
The whole Apu thing has really got me thinking about stereotypes, people are absolutely furious about Apu; the lovable, gun-toting, "Thank you come again," convenience store owner being a racist stere...
Jon Chamberlaina year ago
The Headroom Hijack
So this is a story that, for a while, I was a bit obsessed with. The thing I found so intriguing is that no one knows who did it or why they did it, and for me, that adds so much more to the story. It was a surreal blip that referenced 80s culture and so cryptic and well done, but to have gone to those lengths for no reason or just as a prank seems bizarre. This incident has been written about and revisited to a new level of cult status on the internet, with people suggesting endless theories. O...
Beth Sawdona year ago
The Origins of Fandom: Past, Present, or Future?
‘Ello lovely readers! Today I thought I’d write about a topic that I’m sure all of us will be aware of one way or another: fandom! We are all fans of something, whether it be music, films, books, spor...
LIFE MAZIa year ago
How Anime Changed My Life
When I tell people that anime changed my life I get two responses: 1) a laugh accompanied with rolling eyes, and 2) eyebrows creased together in confusion. Curiosity usually ensues from this second re...
Chelsea Winonaa year ago
25 Facts About Disney You May Not Know
Here are 25 facts about Disney you may not know! Enjoy!
Monica Bennetta year ago
Bigfoot Ate My Baby
Alright. So Bigfoot didn't eat my baby. You were lured here. That's what tabloids use every day to suck us in. There was such a paper using headlines like this and it was a supermarket legend in its o...
Nancy Da year ago
My New Fav YouTuber
Need a new Youtuber in your life? I find it hard to come across bloggers or YouTubers that I actually like. In most blogs, I can't help but think they these people are way too narcissistic. In most Yo...
Sophie Cloonana year ago
Satire Is Wack
My dad often uses a tremendous amount of horatian toward my sister, criticizing her in a joking way that often offends her. She doesn’t understand that he means well by the joking, just trying to make...
Ada Zubaa year ago
Top Disney Princes
Princes that were the real heroes of the disney films, who actually did save the princess:
Adam Wallacea year ago
Rising from the Ashes: My Favorite Former CA Producers
Hello, and welcome back to Silver Linings where I shine a spotlight on the maligned, forgotten, and overshadowed. Like a lot of people, I'd been actively paying attention to the collapse of Channel Aw...