Wednesday, June 28, 2017



Ten Things SeaWorld Is Doing To Fix Its Reputation


10. Every other Friday now guaranteed to be cruelty-free.

9. Dolphin now officially removed from the buffet menu.

8. Guests no longer permitted to ride the orcas.

7. Orcas and dolphins now permitted to Skype their family members.

6. Will join forces with other socially responsible companies like Wal-Mart.

5. “If you see a trainer get brutally killed by a orca, your meal is free!”

4. Will now force animals to do less demeaning tricks for food.

3. Will stop selling animal carcasses to Long John Silver's

2. Will now actually do all that “conservation” mumbo-jumbo they've been lying about all these years.

1. Is enlisting trusted spokesman Bill Cosby to talk about the wonders of Sea World.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Pop Music: Betty Everett & Jerry Butler


Let it Be Me

I bless the day I found you
I want to stay around you
And so I beg you, let it be me

Don't take this heaven from one
If you must cling to someone
Now and forever, let it be me

Each time we meet love
I find complete love
Without your sweet love what would life be

So never leave me lonely
Tell me you love me only
And that you'll always let it be me

Each time we meet love
I find complete love
Without your sweet love what would life be

So never leave me lonely
Tell me you love me only
And that you'll always, let, it, be, me

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Moment in Pop Culture: Jaye Goes Topless

The Gong Show was never seen as being highbrow entertainment. What else on 1970's television was? The Gong Show did have some limits, though. Frequent judge Jaye P. Morgan would constantly try to expose her chest to the audience. It got so bad that show host Chuck Barris allegedly gave Jamie Farr one job when he appeared as a judge on the show- make sure Jaye kept her top on.

Jaye and Jamie accost Arte Johnson

He was mostly successful- up until a few weeks after the notorious popsicle girls act. (Don't Google it!) Jaye finally exposed her bare chest to the studio audience. The clip never aired on TV (Obviously) but Jaye got banned from the show regardless. The show wouldn't last for much longer.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Moment in Pop Culture: First 'F'

It is widely believed that the first major actress to say the dreaded 'F' word in a major motion picture from a major Hollywood studio was Raquel Welch in the 1970 20th Century Fox film Myra Breckinridge.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

POP Batman!

This week, we're putting out the Bat Symbol for our old chum- Adam West! Forever and always our Batman, Mr. West's iconic show was one of the first major examples of POP culture!


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

POP Places: Japanese Village & Deer Park

When DISNEYLAND opened its doors in 1955, Walt Disney changed the nation's idea of what constituted an ideal vacation. Previously, Americans would plan their vacations in which the destination was more of an afterthought. The bulk of the vacation would be spent exploring the various attractions along the way. When DISNEYLAND burst onto the scene, the destination became king. With millions of tourists pouring into Southern California, investors saw an opportunity to entice them away from the beaches and DISNEYLAND. Kitschy attractions sprang up throughout the south land. Attractions like the Japanese Village & Deer Garden.


The Japanese Village opened up just down the street from Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, eager to attract some of the tourists who had ventured out west. Using folksy racism, dolphin shows and deer, the park welcomed thousands of guests over the years, though it wasn't enough.


Legend has it that the park was euthanizing deer to save money, serving up some of them as burgers in the restaurant. It was a quick decline for the attraction which closed its doors rather quickly. Today, the Village is largely an industrial office complex, though part of it became a city park.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A Groovy Goodbye: Roger Smith

Roger Smith, who rose to fame as the star of the classic detective series 77 Sunset Strip has passed away at age 84.



Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

It was fifty years ago today
Sgt. Pepper taught the world to play...