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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B.C.

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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Superman’s Birthplace

We had a little while to kill on the morning of the Fourth, so we drove to the east side of Cleveland to see the neighborhood where Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster lived. They were the teenagers who created Superman. … Continue reading

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Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum

We stopped by to tour the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum on the campus of Ohio State University. Ireland was a local cartoonist who drew “The Passing Show” for The Columbus Dispatch from 1908 to 1935. That’s his drawing board in … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Ozzie Nelson was a big band leader and his wife, Harriet, was a vocalist. They were regulars with Red Skelton  and later launched their own show. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet was a very popular TV show from 1952 … Continue reading

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