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Too much of popcult history involves counting the hits and ignoring the misses, unless the miss is catastrophic or bizarre enough to accrue its own mythology. Yet the vast majority of shared cultural experiences and artifacts does not fall into either of these camps. They’re not enduring landmarks, but rather incidental bits of scenery viewed […]
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1. Billions for Dick Pills, generic But Not One Cent for Antibiotics Tim set the jerry can down next to a backhoe and adjusted the cloth mask covering his mouth and nose. On the other side of the pit, dysentery a pair of National Guard guys with flamethrowers shot orange gouts of napalm down at […]
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While the idea of an “expanded universe” approach to Watchmen is nauseating on multiple levels, approved it’s difficult to work up the expected bile over DC’s announced prequels to the acclaimed miniseries. Here’s why: 1. The Sex Pistols reunion 2. The Two Jakes 3. Wide Sargasso Sea 4. The Star Wars prequels 5. The Dark […]
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Recommended listening: The present ain’t what it used to be.