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25 More Arbitrary, Undeniable Pop Culture Facts

Our friends and big Internet siblings at Pajiba turned ten years old on Wednesday, and in lieu of sending a birthday card or a Karen Gilliam kiss-o-gram (sorry, ‘jiba), I thought I’d do an homage-y list. 

Okay, if we’re too be honest, I’m ten chapters behind in my reading, and Dustin’s list made me laugh a lot, even when he was terribly, terribly wrong. So I’m borrowing his idea, and expanding on it. With a P-Mag twist.

25. Elysium was a shitty movie.

24. The best movie of the ’80s was not Back to the Future,  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or Ghostbusters, it was Heathers.

23. Picard > Sisko > Janeway > Kirk > Archer

22. Leonardo diCaprio peaked in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

21. P!nk > most of us

20. If one is making a video game about a movie, or, inversely, a movie about a video game, there is an 87.5% it will be terrible, boring, or both.

19. Pushing Daisies > Dead Like Me > Hannibal > Wonderfalls

Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies

18. The greatest American rock band of all time is Fleetwood Mac. No. You’re wrong.

17. The Good Wife is a better show than Breaking Bad.

"You wanna say bitch, say bitch."


16. Brian Cranston and Julianna Marguilies should be in a show together.

15. James Spader is as hot today as he was in Pretty in Pink. Hotter, even.

14. Susan Clark on Halt and Catch Fire is the most interesting lady character on TV right now. Sadly, she is also the only interesting thing about her show, most of the time.

Susan Clark, Halt and Catch Fire

13. TI-99 > Commodore64 > Apple IIe > TRS-80

12. Siouxsie and the Banshees > The Church > The Cure > Depeche Mode > The Smiths

Siouxsie Sioux

11. That Apple commercial is about a big, big penis.

10. Instagram filters make your food look moldy.

9. Cookies > cake > pastries > pie

8.  Ask UfYH >>>>>> Ask a Clean Person

7.  Music in the ’50s/’70s/’90s was better than music in the ’60s/’80s/aughties.

6. Divergent should have been called Derivative.

5. His Dark Materials > Harry Potter

4. Unicorns > dragons > mermaids > zombies > vampires

vmars unicorns

3. If book six doesn’t come out soon, the next season of GOT is going to be really, really boring.

2. Tom Cruise makes consistently entertaining movies.

1. Lifetime movies are an important and under-appreciated piece of our cultural landscape.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

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