July in Pop Culture History

Observances and Celebrations: Anti-Boredom Month Culinary Arts Month National Hot Dog Month National Ice Cream Month Shark Week Canada Day (July 1) International Free Hugs Day (July 1) World UFO Day (July 2) Stay Out of the Sun Day (July 3) World Environment Day (July 5) National Fried Chicken Day (July 6) World Chocolate Day…

Canada Day Mise en Place (June 25 to July 1, ‘018)

Happy Canada Day to all of my Canadian friends. This is a year worth celebrating. Sure, the big 150 happened last year, and we failed to capture Olympic hockey gold this winter, but we’ve learnt a lot this year. The most significant thing we can be proud of today is that we’re not the US….

5 Must See Movies in July ‘018

What is going on with the summer blockbuster? For some reason, I had a difficult time putting this month’s list of the five must-see films together. Traditionally July is a huge time for movies with a history of titles that include Harry Potter, Dark Knight, Transformers, and Forrest Gump. It seems to me that Hollywood…

Comic Review: Terrifics #5

The Background- I have been eating the Terrifics series up. DC’s very own resident version of the Fantastic Four offers all the fun and adventure of its inspiring series, plus Plastic Man – who is one of the most humorous characters in all of comic books. There is a lot of good things on the…

Top Ten Fictional Sports Teams

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is in full swing and in high fashion as the storylines are plentiful and the games are significant. Watching these athletes pour out their hearts on the field has my love for sports at a high. At the same time, I have been looking at rekindling the Top Ten series…

Sunday Mise en Place (June 18 to 24, ‘018)

Welcome to the Sunday Mise en Place, a weekly series where I basically share everything going on with me. A sort of online journal, this is also a great post to come find all of the articles I have dropped in the last week. Additionally, as a bonus for my friends and followers, I like…

Comic Review: Gideon Falls #4

The Background- Gideon Falls is one of the best new books on the comic shelves. More and more readers are starting to pay attention to this strange little series and it is quickly gaining mass popularity. I guarantee this is a comic like none you have ever read before. If you are not on the…

Comic Review: Avengers #3

The Background- While Avengers: Infinity War swings high above the unbelievable box office numbers of over $2 billion, there is no better time to be an Avengers fan. What a great time to be bringing the comics back to form with this relaunch of many titles including this Avengers series. Iron Man is returned from…

Father’s Day Mise en Place (June 11 to 17, ‘018)

A happy Father’s Day to all the super dads out there. I hope we can all enjoy our second-rate version of Mother’s Day. I was woken up bright and early with my daughter creepily standing over me waiting for me to open my eyes so that she could wish me a good day. But, the…

Comic Review: Oblivion Song #4

The Background- Robert Kirkman’s latest comic series continues to hit shelves with this fresh issue. I am surprised that the book does not seem to be as popular as you would expect. I mean, Kirkman is kind of one of the biggest names in the media currently with Walking Dead continuously dominating the stands, and…

Sunday Mise en Place (June 4 to 10, ‘018)

Hey everyone, I’d like to send a huge thank you out to all of you. The amount of support and reach outs I have received over the last couple of weeks has been astounding, humbling. The internet gets a pretty bad rep sometimes, but the community of friends that have shown genuine care and concern…