Archive: Pop Watch

Blast from the past: Superbowl Shuffle!

Every year the Super Bowl comes around, I can’t help but remember back to the best Super Bowl song ever! Apparently some of the original crew (Including the punky QB known as McMahon) are in court these days over a rights dispute for the song, according to Forbes. Too bad. This vid is pretty poor quality (remember, it came out in 1985) but the throwback tune makes you want to dance. Challenging the SeaHawks or Broncos to come up with something this catchy!

Ever, Jane: New Kickstarter Campaign

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With a 9 year old at home, it’s no surprise that dinnertime convos often revolve around the world of MMOGS. I’m just not totally able to wrap my head around Minecraft and Roblox (though I do appreciate the retro graphics!)  But I just stumbled upon this new Kickstarter project, a Jane Austin based MMOG that’s filled with gossip, intrigue and Regency period dress. I thought it was a pretty cool idea to take classic literature into the immersive world of these games, and am going to give it a shot. It’s sort of a 19th century upper crust Real Housewives online. (cringe, love). If they meet their goal, the game will feature quests, families, mini games and lion’s share of intrigue. They’re 1/3 of their way there on their goal of $100,000. Bravo?  http://kck.st/19DPaVY.

 

Pop Culture Watch: TEDxMet

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We’re a big fan of TED talks at Babesta, and we got very excited upon hearing that the MET has teamed up with TED for the TEDxMet Event Saturday October 19. They have an amazing lineup of speakers – a particular favorite here: Elizabeth Streb, once dubbed “the Evel Knievel of dance” who, according to her site, “intertwines the disciplines of dance, athletics, boxing, rodeo, the circus, and Hollywood stunt-work.” Her choreography is equal parts death-defying as it is mesmorizing. We’re also excited to hear Andrew Bolton, who organized the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit (which was amazing!!!) Book your sitter & get a ticket, or enjoy it from home live streamed on www.metmuseum.org/tedxmet.

Tickets will be  $100 and available at www.metmuseum.org/tedxmet.