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….

October in Pop Culture History

Observances and Celebrations: International Walk to School Month World Blindness Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness Month Health Literacy Month National Bullying Prevention Month LGBT History Month National Pizza Month Oktoberfest Mental Illness Awareness Week (First Week) World Space Week (Week of Oct. 4) Thanksgiving (Second Monday) International Music Day (Oct. 1) International Day of Non-Violence…

September in Pop Culture History

Observances, and Celebration: National Ovarian Cancer Month National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month National Wine Month Mushroom Month National Piano Month Self Improvement Month National Hispanic Heritage Month Rice Month Potato Month National Suicide Prevention Week (Week of Sept. 10) Tolkien Week (Week of Sept. 22) Banned Books Week (Last week of Sept.) Random Acts of…

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…

Comic Review: Gideon Falls #5

The Background- This is a major week for Gideon Falls. It was just recently announced that the rights have been sold to adapt the new series into a television show. Considering that reports say there was a massive bidding war, this tells us that the series is about to get better than we already expect….

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…

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 (May 28 to June 3, ‘018)

Happy June and happy National Accordion Awareness Month! Remember, there is no prerequisite of listening to accordion music this month, it is more about the acknowledgement that accordions exist. For more information on how best to celebrate #NationalAccordionAwarenessMonth have a read of this blog I wrote up last year. And, have fun, share the awareness…

June in Pop Culture History

Observances and Celebrations: National Smile Month National Accordion Awareness Month LGBTQIA Pride Month African-American Music Appreciation Month National Adopt a Cat Month ALS Awareness Month Bike to Work Week Children’s Day (June 1) Decoration Day (June 2) Doughnut Day (June 2) Armed Forces Day (June 4) National Cheese Day (June 4) World Environment Day (June…

Netflix Review: Lost in Space

I used to love spending afternoons after school watching old episodes of shows that came before my time.  My favourites included Batman (66), Green Hornet, and of course Lost in Space.  By the time the 1998 film with Gary Oldman and Matthew LeBlanc hit theatres I was as much of an expert as someone from…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo: Day Four

The largest pop culture convention in Western Canada is officially all wrapped up.  It was a spectacular weekend full of amazing guests, vendors, and food.  I can easily say that this was the best year yet, and the expansion of Artists Alley was a complete success.  I would like to send a shout out to…