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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Superheroes, Fried Chickens And Sacred Cows

Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
February 10, 2012

On this week’s show, we deal as we must with last weekend’s Super Bowl — the ads, the Madonna halftime show, and (briefly) the story of Chicken Bowl. I ask the fellas a few questions about Twitter, angry wives, confetti, gambling, and lots more. It’s like the Regrettable Television Pop Quiz, only with football instead of television.

After that, we use the recent dust-up over Watchmen to talk about remakes and reboots and why certain characters are incredibly controversial to redo, while other characters can be reimagined over and over again without any particular fuss. I posit an age range during which you fall in love with things and never want them to be touched, I break the news to Stephen that they’re remaking something he couldn’t believe hadn’t been remade already, and there are cow puns and cow metaphors. YOU GUYS. There are. And Stephen speaks the words, “I’m flattened by your genius.” (Not mine, of course.)

We end, as always, with what’s making us happy this week, featuring my breaking of a bad habit, Glen’s discovery of a great bad movie, and an extremely welcome visit from one of the great guest voices that you have doubtless enjoyed in the past, featuring a book announcement that will make a lot of you very, very happy based on requests you’ve made to us before.

Leave us your comments on the Super Bowl, Madonna, reimagined characters, and whatever else strikes your fancy. Find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter: me, Stephen, Glen, Trey, Mike, and hey! Stephen’s mother. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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