Tuesday 21st November 2017,
Pop Culture 101 : With Mike Peters

Pop Culture

It’s Good To Be Ryan Gosling

It’s Good To Be Ryan Gosling

  Ryan Gosling is an artist who desires respect from his fellow peers. His focus is not on the idea of success in terms of finances but rather, in regards to artistic merit. A man dedicated to his craft, Gosling challenges himself to deliver complex and enigmatic performances in each one of his films. His [...]

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The Beatles Are Evil (For Now)

The Beatles Are Evil (For Now)

We live in a bubble. The bubble we inhabit is defined by particular codes and regulations of how society is to properly conduct itself. Because our cultural and social norms are pre-determined from birth, behaviour that does not assimilate itself with these pre-established values is typically deemed as opposing what is morally correct. Inhabitants of [...]

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‘Rocky 4’, Good (Communism, Bad)

‘Rocky 4’, Good (Communism, Bad)

  After watching ‘Rocky IV’, one thing is clear to me-Rocky Balboa should be employed by the UN as a peacekeeper. Though the man is capable of taking action when necessary, it’s his gift for gab that has nations disposing of their belief systems. Case in point At the end of ‘Rocky IV’, Rocky and [...]

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The Importance of RockStar Games

The Importance of RockStar Games

Rebellious. Controversial. Aggressive. Fearless. Anti-Authority. These are but some of the characteristics that help to define the role of the rock star in modern day society. Rock stars are unafraid to push the limits of an established set of rules. They constantly question authority and live to upend the social structures that help to define [...]

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He-Man Loves…Himself

He-Man Loves…Himself

A Classic Study in Narcissism A narcissist is described as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power and prestige. A narcissist complex typically leads to a Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). As defined by the NPD, narcissism is usually linked to a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, a need for admiration, and a lack of [...]

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The Things That Didn’t Make Sense About Our Favourite Childhood Programs

The Things That Didn’t Make Sense About Our Favourite Childhood Programs

There are many aspects of our existence that I will never understand. I will never fully comprehend neuroscience, nor will my brain gravitate around the concepts surrounding astrophysics. Perhaps more importantly, I will never understand why Tango & Cash and Road House are not considered two of the greatest films of all time (perhaps one [...]

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Seinfeld – 10 Years Later

Seinfeld – 10 Years Later

Ten years ago, television suffered a tremendous loss. One of the greatest, if not most important, sitcoms of all time called it quits. ‘Seinfeld’ was a show that desired to be different. It did not focus on contemporary moral plight but rather highlighted the minute details that drove society crazy (only they were unaware that [...]

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