Monday, January 22, 2018

What End-of-the-World Food Tastes Like - Video of the Day


By now, you're probably aware that biblical teacher/celebrity Jim Bakker has resurrected his career as a televangelist switching his tune from a prosperity gospel to doomsday preacher. Instead of selling hotel rooms to his once-owned Heritage USA theme park, he now sells survival food literally by the the bucketful on The Jim Bakker Show. Regardless if you prescribe to pre-tribulation or post-tribulation thinking, you have to wonder what apocalyptic food actually tastes like. The folks of BuzzFeed News did the research so you don't have to. Surprisingly, some didn't think it was all that bad.

This Day in Pop Culture for January 22

Cover of Rolling Stones featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

The Infamous Portrait of John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Many have seen the Annie Liebowitz portrait of John Lennon and Yoko Ono for the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine that was published on this day in 1981. It featured a naked John Lennon curled up in a fetal embrace of a fully clothed Yoko Ono. However, many are unaware that this photo was taken on December 8, 1980 – just twelve hours before Lennon was shot to death. Liebowitz was given instructions from the editor of the time to get some pictures without Yoko, but when she arrived at the Lennon’s home, he told her that he wanted the pictures to include Yoko. While not happy with this arrangement, Liebowitz went along with the request and it turns out this portrait is one of her most famous. 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Remember When This Was the Coolest Thing? - Video of the day


In other words...Pong. Exciting.

This Day in Pop Culture for January 21

Toyota Rises on Top

On this day in 2009, General Motors, known as the world’s largest automaker, lost its claim to fame. In 2008, GM sold 8.36 million cars and trucks, whereas Toyota sold 8.97 million, making it the company that produces the most cars on the planet. GM was founded in 1908 by William Durant, known for horse-drawn carriages. In 1911, Durant founded the Chevrolet Motor Company which became part of GM in 1918. By the early 1930’s GM passed Ford by as the world’s largest auto maker. Years later, on June 1, 2008, GM filed for Chapter 11 and dropped some of its brands including Saturn and Hummer. Toyota arrived on the scene in 1937. Their fuel-efficient vehicles proved extremely popular, but they also saw a drop in their profits for the first time ever in 2009.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Why TobyMac 'Just Needs U' - Video of the Day


The story behind TobyMac's new song, "I Just Need U." (To listen to the song, click here.)

This Day in Pop Culture for January 20

Donald Trump swears in as President of the United States.

Donald Trump Swears in as President

Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States on this day in 2017. After a contentious race for the presidency against Senator Hillary Clinton, President Trump didn't win over any of his enemies during his inauguration speech although many of them were not even there to hear it as a record number of democrats refused to attend the ceremony. The parade that followed event was met with a large number of protesters as well as Trump supporters. In regards to some the cheers and jeers coming from the crowd, some TV commentators referred to the behavior as the "sound of democracy."

Friday, January 19, 2018

'Get Out of Your Own Way' by U2 - Video of the Day


U2's latest music video for "Get Out of Your Own Way."

This Day in Pop Culture for January 19

Edgar Allan Poe was Born on January 19, 1809.

Edgar Allan Poe is Born

America’s original Goth, Edgar Allan Poe was born on this day in 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. Poe worked as an editor at the Southern Literary Messenger, married his 13-year-old cousin, Virgina Clemm and published his first full-length work of fiction, Arthur Gordon Pym in 1838. After losing his job due to heavy drinking, he and his bride moved to Philadelphia where he began working as an editor for Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine and Graham Magazine. It was during this time that he became known for his dark horror stories of The Fall of the House of Usher and The Tell-Tale Heart. He wrote The Raven in 1844 while living in New York City. Later, his wife died of tuberculosis in 1847. He followed suit two years later at the age of 40.