Category Archives: Pop Culture

This and That

This was a day when you could fry an egg on any surface. It was close to 100° in Denver and not much better anywhere east of the mountains. I decided to check off some things on my list that … Continue reading

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I’m not sure why I originally put the B.C. comic strip on my Pop Culture list, but as long as it was there …  Johnny Hart was born in 1931. He sold his first cartoon to the Saturday Evening Post … Continue reading

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Wild West Show

It’s not just that we thought the Wild West Show at the National Western Stock Show might be reminiscent of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, it was actually billed that way.  And I know that entertainment 120 years ago didn’t … Continue reading

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Davy Crockett

As part of my ongoing, sporadic look at pop culture fads of the past, I explored the Davy Crockett craze. It wasn’t the first pop culture fad, but it was the first that was generated by TV. It began with … Continue reading

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The Brass Armadillo

We wanted to see the Christmas lights in Denver, which meant we had some time to kill. I found a large antique mall called The Brass Armadillo west of downtown, and it successfully occupied much of our afternoon. It was … Continue reading

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