November in Pop Culture History

Observances: Academic Writing Month Annual Family Reunion Planning Month Movember Fun With Fondue Month Transgender Awareness Month Native American Heritage Month Epilepsy Awareness Month Blog Posting Month NaNoWriMo National Pomegranate Month Impaired Driving Prevention Month Men Make Dinner Day (First Thursday) Daylight Savings Time Ends (First Sunday) World Quality Day (Second Thursday) Barack Obama Day…

Top 10 Fictional Diseases

Oh crud, I have been hurtin’ for the last couple of days. Like, to the point that I could barely move. Hot and cold flashes and nights spent sweating profusely, thank goodness for my angel of a boy who has stepped up to take care of his pops. I couldn’t help but think about how…

April in Pop Culture History

Observances: Financial Literacy Month Jazz Appreciation Month National Poetry Month National Volunteer Month National Prevent Child Abuse Month National Food Month National Soft Pretzel Month Sexual Assault Awareness Month   National Library Week (First Full Week) Pan-American Week (Week of April 14) Canada Book Week (Week of April 23) World Immunization Week (Last Full Week)…

Sunday Mise en Place (Mar. 19 to 25, ‘018)

I’ve always enjoyed writing the year with the unnecessary zero. The ‘018 looks better to me than an ’18. I cannot explain why, but I am sticking with it. I have my own blog to have my own fun in little satisfactory ways. What better place to put it down than the Mise en Place,…

Parenting Stew: Saturday Morning Cartoons

There must not be a single parent in history that hasn’t uttered the cliché phrase “back in my day,” but it is too true.  The idea of my parents living in a world without television is foreign, an impossibility, then I think back to when I didn’t even own a computer.  Today, my children can…

January in Pop Culture History

Observances: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Healthy Weight Awareness Month Oatmeal Month National Soup Month National Non-Smoking Week (3rd Full Week) International Fetish Day (3rd Friday) Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (Last Monday) National Seed Swap Day (Last Saturday) Polar Bear Swim Day (Jan. 1) Happy Mew Year for Cats Day (Jan. 2) National Science Fiction Day (Jan….

Deconstructed: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #18

Go Ninja! Go Ninja! Go Ninja! Go! It’s time for some ninjas in a half-shell. It’s time for some turtle power. In fact, I am so pumped up for some mutant turtles let’s kick things off with the classic 80’s theme song. Press it. Listen to it. It’ll get you in the mood. Ah, I…

Top 10 Fictional Bands

How many times have you wished that fictional characters or objects were real? Heck, I’d love my own lightsaber or my best friend to be baby Groot. Much in that same vain there are so many fictional musicians and bands that I wish were real life. Some of my favourite songs were performed by fictional…

Live Blog Feed from Edmonton Expo: Day Two

Good morning! And welcome back to the Green Onion Blog. It is day two of my live feed directly from Edmonton Comics and Entertainment Expo. If you are a fan of comics, cons, or pop culture this is the post for you. A live blog feed works like this: During the day I will be…

Live Blog Feed from Edmonton Expo: Day One

Greetings all of my friends, followers, and geeks of all pop cultures! This weekend I have a special treat for you, as the Green Onion Blog goes live! For the next two days I will be taking in all there is at the Edmonton Comics and Entertainment Expo! So, if you like… stuff. Y’know, like…