PopCult Rudy Panucci on Pop Culture

Fake News Story

(notAP) New Orleans La.—Radio show host Melanie Morgan, and Move America Forward, a non-profit pro-government propaganda advocacy group held a press conference this afternoon to denounce the media coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

“We are not getting the real story!” said Morgan. “The crazy liberal news media is portraying this natural occurrence in an overly negative light. Nobody is focusing on the good news, like all the people who didn’t get killed and all the daring rescues. If you accept the story the way the far-left anti-American reporters are covering it, then you probably think that this hurricane was a bad thing that never should have happened. And that’s just not the case!”.

“Our National Guard is working their hearts out to rebuild things, and nobody’s paying any attention to that, they’re just concentrating on the suffering, the looting, and the devastation. These reporters must hate our National Guard, or they’d only report the good, government-sanctioned, news.” Morgan went on to say, “Hurricane Katrina was an act of God, and all these reporters who are saying bad things about it must really hate God, a lot!”

When asked if she would organize one of her famous information-seeking tours to expose the good news coming out of this hurricane, Morgan replied, “uh…no, we’re really too busy trying to smear Cindy Sheehan right now, but our hearts go out to all those poor people.”

Weird Toy Blogging


A couple of years ago, one of the toy companies decided to release yet another series of action figures based on the Universal Monsters. For some reason, this is one of the most-licensed properties (with the least-impressive sales record) in recent years.

This company touted their very realistic sculpting, and launched their line with a figure of Bela Lugosi as Dracula.

Now, is it just me, or is that Dracula a dead ringer for celebrity chef, Emeril Lagasse?

“Looooook into my eyes. You are in my power. BAM!”

Later, Rudy

Art blogging

It’s called “Out the window”.

Later, Rudy

The great (yawn) debate.

I tend to try to stay out of debates that don’t really deserve to even be dignified with a response, but the next time some anti-science advocate starts crowing about “Intelligent Design”, lob this fact at ’em:

Birds, animals that fly, have no sphincters.

That means that they just poop whenver the food moves through them. They can’t hold it. Even if they wanted to, they don’t have the equipment with which to “hold it”.

Their sad little cloacas just can’t do anything besides give a free pass and wave goodbye as the used food makes its way Earthward.

And these are birds. Birds that fly. In the air. Over our heads. With nothing to stop their copious waste from exiting their birdly posteriors.

Now, what was that you were saying about “Intelligent Design”?

Spice Surprise

Not being a person to turn down a freebie, I recently was given the new album by former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.

I figured it would be better to accept an album that might not be very good, than to burn bridges with the PR person offering it by turning it down.

I was in for a pleasant surprise. At some point, Ginger Spice learned to sing. “Passion” is a decent little collection of tunes. It’s a mix of well-executed torch-song material and “Kylie”-styled electro-pop. Way better than I imagined it would be.

And well worth a listen. Goes to show, you should never turn down a freebie. You never know what you might get.

Nostalgia

Remember when all those guys ran around and did all that stuff?

Feeling a bit crabby….

I’m notoriously seafood-phobic. Can’t stand the stuff. I can’t even eat at a table where somebody else is eating shrimp–it just grosses me out. But there is one execption. I love crabmeat Won Tons. So the question I put forth is this–just exactly where in Charleston can a person find a decent crabmeat Won Ton?

Back in the 80s, I used to be able to get them at the mall, but now it seems that every place that sells Won Tons either fills them with nothing, or they fill them with some sort of sick, twisted cream cheese concoction (surely a creation of the Debbil!).

Has all the crab meat been hi-jacked for use in Krabby Patties or something?

Buy an E Bow on Ebay

Then write emo songs. Maybe you can get Brian Eno to produce your album.