Tag Archives: pop-culture

Video: TV News Reports On Emo Culture

Saw this all in news reports on Goth culture in the 90s. I’m sure they had ones for Punks, Hippies, and Beatniks too. Reactionary warning about a “teen phenomenon.” Checklist of what to look for to make sure your kids aren’t emo. Ultra-square news anchors with helmet-hair & crisp suits making disapproving faces. And panicked parents interrogating their children afterwards: “are you emo?! don’t you know that emo can kill?!”

The Definitive Sopranos Ending Explanation

For all of you who were left baffled, outraged, amused, or simply confused by the Sopranos series finale, a fellow WordPress blogger has broken it down for us — in what just might be the definitive explanation for the ending outside of David Chase (who’s not talking — well, at least not to us):

“This is the definitive explanation of why Tony died in Holsten’s in the final scene of The Sopranos. The following is based on a thorough analysis of the final season of the show and will clear up one of the most misunderstood endings in film or television history.”

What follows is a painstaking analysis of the last scene shot-by-shot (pun intended). Then the blogger analyzes the symbolism, bringing in references to other episodes in the series as well as 911 and the Kennedy assassination.

Will the post “The Sopranos: Definitive Explanation of THE END” put all speculation regarding this controversial episode at rest?

Read and decide.

Cosby Show Sweaters In eBay Charity Auction

A number of sweaters Bill Cosby wore on his hit “The Cosby Show” will be auctioned off on eBay for charity. Cosby’s daughter Erin unearthed the sweaters while cleaning out a closet.

The charity in question is the Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation, which benefits educational programs and was started in the name of Cosby’s late son. It will be held from June 2-12 — just in time for Father’s Day.

“The Cosby Show” aired from 1984 to 1992, and the star’s colorfully-patterned sweaters were instantly recognizable. To me, they are as essential part pop-culture Americana as the Fonz’s leather jacket or the Cheers bar.

(via Huffington Post)

Extra: Bill Cosby sweater cookies!