What did pop culture teach YOU this summer?

Walle_lYou may have missed our highly educational photo gallery of 25 Things Pop Culture Taught Us This Summer. But does it really matter what we think? (Yes!) We’re wondering what you learned from the past few months’ movies, TV, books, "the Web,"* etc. The Wall-E one we used said "Cockroaches really will outlast mankind (Wall-E), but that’s gross so I’ll go with this one: "It’s possible to find true love despite knowing only two words (Wall-E)." Much cuter, and perfect for The Lazy.

Okay, P-Funks: What did you learn in the great lecture hall of entertainment this summer? "I fell asleep" is, of course, acceptable.

*Not sure why I put "the Web" in quotes up there. Lately, I’ve been struggling against a crazy compulsion to come up with a different way of referring to the Internet. But I have no idea why. It’s a struggle I’m learning to live with. What kind of lesson is that? Whoa.

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  • strickens_girl

    Musicals for the win! – WALL-E, Mama Mia and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog helped make my summer. I’m still singing the Big Horse theme song.

  • b0bbyr0we

    Easy: Its worth enduring a few spoilers to catch Annie Barrett’s cameos on AusielloTV.

  • Rachel

    Tom Cruise can really dance.
    Tropic Thunder

  • t3hdow

    What I learned?
    *That an ancient system of threading can be decripted by binary code
    *That wax can heal wounds much faster
    *Mice strapped with explosives are cool
    *You can be sniped from many miles away
    *Despite relentless destruction, the police really doesn’t give a crap
    Or at least that’s the invaluable knowledge I might need if I plan to live in the wacky world of Wanted.

  • Nicole

    I learned, from Wanted, that if you play a tough guy/gal role, less dialoque is required, ie; Angie Jolie in every action role. People ask here questions and she either walks away and says nothing or just says nothing. If she takes the role in Salt, her dialoque will probably be able to take up a page and a half.

  • Sadie

    *Hot guys always have shrill girlfriends. (Wanted)
    *Plot twists that kill off a pivotal character prior to that character’s promotion only leave the audience confused, even when they turn out to be a mere ruse. (The Dark Knight)
    *Despite unsanitary conditions, open chest wounds don’t get infected. (Iron Man)

  • Sadie

    Oh, a more personal lesson learned was that I haven’t met a Rihanna song I don’t like.

  • Rachel K

    That hulu.com is an awesome way to catch up on shows you missed last season such as Friday Night Lights and 30 Rock.

  • Annie B.

    Rachel, I might revise that to “So Tom Cruise Thinks He Can Dance?” coming this fall on CBS.

  • Anonymous

    Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
    – Never reveal your plans of attack over a blog
    – Always shoot the guy first before launching into a song about the world as it’ll be after you shoot the guy
    – When your dating options are a tool or a weird guy from the laundromat, run away as fr as possible.
    – All you need to do to get groupies who will ponder why you need/wear sweatervests is either be a tool or kill someone who’s semi-known.
    – Joss Whedon is master of us all!

  • Snarf

    Never confess to your ex (that your hoping to reconcile with) that you had sex with someone else while apart – Dexter season 2

  • Elizabeth

    There really is no limit to the number of times an episode of “How I Met Your Mother” can make you laugh.
    Logic doesn’t need to play any sort of role in a movie so long as things blow up and there are hot people to ogle. (“Wanted”)
    Nathan Fillion’s got a hammer in his pants.
    Even vampires can live happily ever after. (“Breaking Dawn”)
    Even Britney can clean up nice. (VMA ads)

  • Jeanne

    That a quick and easy way to dispose of a suitcase full of crystal meth is by switching out the contents of the suitcase with your dirty laundry and then mixing said meth with the chalk used to mark the lines at a baseball diamond. Thanks In Plain Sight!

  • bj

    I learned a disturbing new way in making a pencil disapear.
    You cant get a nerf gun and whip your arm around to curve the dart.
    Being around dead people still is uncomfortable no matter how many times you are around them. (BURN NOTICE)

  • Laura M.

    *Gwyneth Paltrow has the rare gift of being able to run across a steel grating in stilettos without getting stuck. (“Iron Man”)
    *There’s no need to worry about diseases and infections when digging through mummified remains without gloves or a face mask. (“Indiana Jones”)
    *No matter who directs and stars in the movie, audiences just don’t really care about The Hulk. (“The Incredible Hulk”)
    *Even with a better actress in the part, Rachel Dawes is still a really irritating character. (“The Dark Knight”)
    *No matter how bad a movie is, someone, somewhere, will still love it. (“Tropic Thunder”)
    *Tom Cruise is hilarious and should stick with comedies from now on. (“Tropic Thunder”)

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