Bonus Friday Post (Pop Culture, Weasels, Oscilloscopes)

Happy Friday!

One of my traditions on Friday afternoons is to listen to the Pop Culture Happy Hour put out by Linda Holmes and the folks at NPR’s Monkey See. The podcast has been in reruns due to coverage of SXSW, but last week’s “rehash” covered one of my favorite subjects, pop culture to share with your kids. You can find the podcast here.

In advance of having kids I am stock-piling some of the shows I grew up with including Darkwing Duck, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the old ones), Batman: The Animated Series from the 90s, Rocky and Bullwinkle and Pinky and the Brain. Some shows have aged better than others (Pinky and the Brain makes a surprising amount of 90s specific references), but I thought it would be fun to make my future kids some DVDs of episodes from each of these shows to have a similar experience to Saturday mornings like mine (including interspersing some Schoolhouse Rock and George of the Jungle).

  • What pop culture do you want to share with future generations?

Speaking of things to share, I thought I’d post a couple of drawings my friend Brian made back when we were in college. During some of our more … dry … computer science classes, my friends and I would pose a “versus” situation to Brian and he would proceed to draw the ensuing conflict. These drawings come in two “limited edition” series of about a dozen drawings each, and Brian was kind enough to honor me in two of them. You may recognize one of them as my new Gravatar.

Ben Trube vs Oscilloscope

From back when I worked for the Physics Dept.

OSU Students vs Winter

We got a mild winter this year, but not so during college.

And lastly, there are couple of new features on the site:

  • Updated the “best of” with one of the more popular “Forty-Minute Stories”, Purple Crush. Enjoy if you haven’t already!
  • Added a “You may have missed” section for some posts that may have slipped through the cracks.
  • Added a Blogroll for fellow bloggers you might be interested in. More to follow.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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4 responses to “Bonus Friday Post (Pop Culture, Weasels, Oscilloscopes)

  1. Chuck Conover

    I always liked the original Johnny Quest … and of course, Scooby-Doo!

  2. lmao…I hadn’t thought about those drawings in a while. Epic.

  3. Haha…if we have some extra time while I’m visiting next weekend, I can certainly bust out a commission then.

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