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Sex and the MendaCity

In fasc-ion, miss barista, tv kicks on December 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Carrie Bradshaw is a big fat liar.

Sarah Jessica Parker (who, as you probably know, played Ms Bradshaw in Sex and the City) once again has us wondering just how she does it, in her latest film about how she does stuff. But the thing I used to wonder the most about when she was on SATC was: how does she afford all those shoes?

Carrie Bradshaw is a columnist. Yes, okay, a regular columnist in a city newspaper, but come on. A few hundred words a week does not a JK Rowling make. So here is this single thirty-something, writing for a living. That’s not such a bad life, it’s a creative one, fitting in with her PR and art gallery friends.

Sex and the City girls

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Don’t be Afraid of the Dorks

In fasc-ion, good vibrations, miss thropist, pcp news, screenshots, tv kicks on October 30, 2011 at 10:41 am

I understand why someone might be scared to take a peek at the search terms that lead people to Pop Culture Playpen. Quite frankly they can get freaky.

But there’s no need to worry, even though it’s an ostensibly spooky time of year right now. I promise to guide you through this Search Term Sunday safely. There might be shocks and scares along the way, but you’ll come out safely (if somewhat curious about some really weird stuff) on the other side.

how tall is christina hendricks

Seriously, her height is the measurement you’re interested in?

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The Middle Class Guide to Being Angry

In bookmark, fasc-ion, miss barista, screenshots on August 13, 2011 at 11:29 am

So, I think it’s pretty clear that I’m an Angry Individual. Bitter and twisted are two other words, but let’s stick with the anger for now.

I get outraged, indignant, astonished, and that low heavy weight in your stomach that feels a lot like pure evil. And I relish it.

I respect angry people. I love nothing more than watching or reading Charlie Brooker as he annihilates fairly mundane people by making hilarious comparisons (the genius is clearly in a good similie). I cackle with glee watching old recordings of Bill Hicks tearing down the imbeciles who tried to mock him and failed (the genius is clearly in the pure spirit of belief). And me, well, I quite enjoy tearing down and moaning, ranting and raving about ridiculously unimportant things, like coffee (the genius is clearly in the desperate and frequent use of the word ‘fuck’).

Therefore, in the wake of the London Riots, where the ‘Youth of Today’/ ‘Chavtastic cliches who cannot possibly actually define the ‘Youth of Today’’ are tearing stuff down left, right and Croydon, I thought I’d give you an expert’s guide on how to be angry- the middle class way.

1. Expletives

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I’m Sunday, I’ll be killing you here in a minute or so

In art attack, comical, fasc-ion, good vibrations, miss thropist, pcp news, screenshots, tv kicks on July 31, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Well alright, that titular Buffy quote was from a vampire called Sunday (pictured above) and not- at least as far as I know- an anthropomorphic version of the last day of the week. But when you think about it, it’s kind of true. Sundays practically do kill you sometimes.

You’re liable to be horribly hungover and terribly tired from your weekend activities- whether they’ve been wholesome or debauched. Or, if you- like quite a few of the PCP crew- spent your Saturday night entertaining a baby while necking booze, a bit of both.

So you’re all tuckered out- and you don’t even get to really relax because another week is just around the corner demanding your attention and energy. Sundays are hard.

However they’re also they day of search term sifting- I’ll be perusing the things people have googled to end up on PCP. And possibly flailing around in confusion.

pics of dean winchester with a little girl

That sounds borderline inappropriate, but the show does feature a lot of creepy kids- many of which like attacking poor Dean: Read the rest of this entry »

Taking Back Sunday

In fasc-ion, miss thropist, pcp news, screenshots, theatrics, tv kicks on June 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm

It’s time for another Search Term Sunday, and this week I’ve wrested back control from Ms Elaine E. Ouse who likes to tell you lies about my birthday.

(Or maybe she’s just not available to bully into doing it for me. Whatever.)

Anyway, it’s certainly time to investigate the strangeness of the search terms which led people to the site this week:

supernatural jensen no clothes, jensen ackles naked, jensen ackles, jensen ackles naked gaynaked jensen acklesjason ackles nude, jensen ackles nudo, jensen ackles full nude, jensen ackles+naked and jensen ackles but naked

With persistence like that, you deserve some topless Ackles at the very least: Read the rest of this entry »

Easter Egg Hunt

In miss thropist, pcp news on April 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Happy Easter Sunday y’all!

I must admit that Easter celebrations have never really made all that sense to me, but if you’re into pretending that rabbits lay eggs and enjoy hunting for melted chocolates in apparently unlikely places then I hope you have an enjoyable time doing so.

The stuff that I’ve been searching for- silly search terms- are far easier to find. It’s much like looking for hay in a haystack, as soon as you take a look at the searches people have performed in order to bring them to this site you’re sucked into a wildly weird world.

Let’s give it a whirl:

jensen ackles cowboy

Have you seen the ‘Frontierland’ episode of Supernatural yet? You neeeeeed to, it’s chock full of our mascot, Cowboy Jensen, and comes complete with plenty of cowboy Jared:

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Sunday Circus

In bookmark, fasc-ion, good vibrations, miss thropist, pcp news, screenshots, tv kicks on March 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Happy Sunday all! Hope you’re enjoying yours.

As far as I’m concerned, Sundays are usually for relaxation and recovery. It’s also a good day to check in with your friends- preferably in person with piles of greasy food and lots of liquid.

Sundays are the perfect day for everyone to share their stories of debauchery from the latest week (or, more likely, the weekend) and to swear that they’re never making the same mistakes again.

But if they didn’t, then we’d have nothing to talk about the next Sunday. So mostly the quitters quit quitting, and life goes on with its circular motions.

Since it’s Sunday, it’s time to go through the sinful and strange search terms of the week.

I’d ask everyone to promise to bookmark some stuff instead of abusing google in this fashion, but where would the fun be next weekend if that happened?

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High Heels and Low Corsets

In fasc-ion, ms elaine e. ouse on February 22, 2011 at 1:58 pm

For the last week or so I have been staring at everybody’s shoes. I really like shoes.

It’s not a fetish thing, although please don’t think that I don’t like fetishism. Especially if shoes are involved.

I was asked last week why anyone would ever go out in high heels in London at all.

I do see that it is madness- there’s so much time spent on squishy tubes and lurching night buses, and sometimes you’re expected to face cobbles.

But then conversation turned to whether high heels are anti-feminist.

My grandma (Feminist icon #1) speaks about having to make meals and be treated like dirt, whilst also feeling that she was expected to be on stupid, painful stilts. Read the rest of this entry »

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