In typical Breaking Bad fashion, this week was a combination of thrilling bravado and depressing lows, thanks to Walt’s wildly unpredictable mood. A major death this week scored big points, but what will it mean for the future? The Fightin’ Meth-Heads hope it means Breaking Bad secretly takes place in the Star Wars universe so badass old dudes … Continue reading
As we head into the final stretch of season five, part one, things heat up. This week we saw the fallout from Dirt-bike Kid’s death, specifically Todd’s total lack of remorse for shooting Dirt-bike Kid to death. Hey, does Todd remind anyone else of the mentally challenged Matt Damon from “Team America: World Police”? He’s … Continue reading
This latest round of Breaking Bad Fantasy League was a real nail-biter. As the Heisenberg crew pulled off a daring and slightly comedic heist, both teams scored big. Boy, that heist was exciting, huh? And, if you turned it off ten seconds early, no cute little boys got shot to death! Los Pollos Hermanos Walt: … Continue reading
Domestic drama! Fast cars! Mashed potatoes! This week sure had it all. Will the Fightin’ Meth-Heads come out ahead with Skyler’s chilling declaration to Walt or will Los Pollos Hermanos win with Walt, Jr.’s hilarious reaction to his bacon being stolen? Read to find out! Los Pollos Hemanos Walt: Remember how Skyler used to be … Continue reading
This week was light on murders, but heavy on murder-foreshadowing. Check out the mid-season showdown between Los Pollos Hermanos and the Fightin’ Meth-Heads!
If you thought last week’s match-up was exciting, get ready! Mike sets a single-episode scoring record, but will it be enough? Don’t just sit there, read the post to find out!
It’s been a long wait, but Breaking Bad is finally BACK, yo, and the season 5 premiere did not disappoint. But if you thought the actual show was dramatic, wait ’til you see how the matchup between Alex’s Los Pollos Hermanos and Lou’s Fightin’ Meth Heads played out. Grab your scorecards and get ready for … Continue reading
Welcome to the first season of the Fantasy Breaking Bad League! Despite the fact that “Breaking Bad” is a thrilling and fast-paced crime show, we at Pop Culture Lab Notes felt it was missing something, like point values we could arbitrarily assign and then brag about. We’ll pick a lineup of five characters for the week and … Continue reading
“Rapper holds grudge” is one of those “Dog bites man” stories that rarely merits reporting anymore. In the heady days of Tupac versus Biggie, hip-hop feuds were passionate and intense, often playing out like Shakespearean tragedies. In the modern era, however, they have become mere rote exercises in braggadocio (more Spenserian than Shakespearean, you could … Continue reading
I recently visited Memphis, Tennessee, home of Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion. As you might expect, thousands of people come to visit the site each year and Memphis has responded by plastering Elvis on everything you can think of. It’s always the same image of Elvis: poofy pompadour, jumpsuits, and sunglasses. That seems to be the … Continue reading
As is often the case with traumatic events that occur on a national scale, few of us will forget where we were when the first trailer for the Battleship movie came out. Nobody could have predicted the bewildering blur of images and sounds that devastated our eyes and ears on that tragic day. America wasn’t … Continue reading
Rise of the Planet of the Apes, released August 5th, tells the story of Caesar, a super-intelligent chimpanzee made an outcast among both humans and his fellow chimps, which turns him into a primate Che Guevara as he leads an ape army through San Francisco.The cause of his super-intelligence is an experimental Alzheimer’s drug that … Continue reading
There are plenty of pop culture blogs out there, but none of them have been started by Alex Nichols and Lou Schumaker. Pop Culture Lab Notes will finally fill that void by finally releasing to you, the public, the findings from our ongoing research in the field of watching stuff. If all goes according to … Continue reading