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Posted on November 23, 2011 by PopFunk30 Rock Season 6 is in the building! In honor of the recently announced January 12 season debut, Popfunk is showcasing the best 30 Rock quotes from seasons past and a line of shirts that will have Liz Lemon fans saying "I want to go to there." "There," being a 30 Rock t-shirt, of course. The Five Best 30 Rock Quotes 5. "Lemon out!" 4. "What the what?"- Tracey Jordan 3. "Who said I've been alive forever?" - Kenneth Parcell 2. "Who's crazier, me or Ann Curry?"- Tracey Jordan 1. "I Want to go to There" - Liz Lemon Prepare yourself for the laughs by getting some gear from the Popfunk online store as you stake out for the coming comedy takeover. Read More
Posted on October 20, 2011 by PopFunkZOMBIES: They're one of the most enduring creatures in human folklore, enjoying quite a pop culture resurgence in the last few decades. We know them well from classic horror flicks like Night Of The Living Dead and Dawn Of The Dead, as well as more recent rompers like 28 Days Later and AMC's series The Walking Dead. They're decomposing, hungry for brains, and coming to get you. That much we know. Oh, and they must be killed by a blow to the head... But what is the truth about zombies? Where did their myth originate and why are we so fascinated with them? Zombiism has roots in Haitian Voodoo culture. Voodoo priests called Bokors were believed to have the ability to reanimate dead bodies. This in itself, however, was more like a sleight of hand. Bokors were not able to resurrect the dead. What they were actually doing was placing an individual in a coma-like state using a powdery substance called coup padre. Their vital signs would become undetectable, leading family members to bury their "dead", only to have them exhumed later by the Bokors very much alive. However, the coup padre also left these individuals in a primitive, mindless state, leaving them to do little more than grunt and roam through the village. Haitian myth maintains that these zombies would then remain under the control of the Bokor until they themselves died. In American culture, the concept of the zombiism owes much to the medium of film, becoming a popular cinematic theme following 1932's zombie flick prototype, White Zombie. From there, George A. Romero was largely responsible for laying the groundwork for the zombie culture we know today. His seminal zombie trilogy -- Night Of The Living Dead, Dawn Of The Dead, and Day Of The Dead -- spanned three decades, providing endless inspiration for zombie movies, and the horror genre in general. Today, we tune in to zombies weekly on television. We dress up as them in large zombified assemblies. Sometimes we even encounter them while driving. With Halloween approaching, and no end to the zombie mania in sight, at least now you'll have a little background on zombiism in your brain should you ever need it. Just keep on an eye on that thing. You never know who may try to eat it. Read More
Posted on August 11, 2011 by PopFunkThis post is brought to you by the Eureka T-Shirt Collection at Popfunk.com and MTV Geek.Reversing what it had said just last week, Syfy pulled the plug on Eureka, a playful science-fiction series that the channel has broadcast since 2006. Last week, Syfy’s president of programming, Mark Stern, announced that there would be a six episode sixth season to wrap up the show – they’re currently running season 4.5, with season 5 currently in production; then yesterday, without mention of the previous decision, the Network announced the show would be ending with Season 5. Apparently there was a miscommunication. Inside a sprawling company like NBC Universal, which owns Syfy, giving the green light to a new season of a show requires approvals by many layers of bosses, and those approvals apparently had not been given. The whiplash alone shocked fans, not to mention the fact that, well, they kind of forgot to tell the actors. “I almost found out through Twitter.... unfortunately!” said actor Erica Cerra, who plays Jo Lupo on the series, when we contacted her to talk about the cancellation. “However in the nick of time, Bruce Miller, Jaime Paglia and Tod Sharp called and we had a great talk about how sad we are that this had to come to an end… We were not prepared to say goodbye, so soon. Still in a bit of shock.” Naturally, the fans themselves came out and immediately started a petition to keep the show going. One site, called Save Eureka has garnered 788 “Twitition” signatures so far, and we’re sure there are plenty more places to throw your hot dog into the well (that’s the expression, right?). Also, it’s only a matter of time before someone starts mailing SyFy some sort of integral part of the show en masse, like Roswell’s hot sauce. May we suggest Neil Graystons? The actors, on the other hand, seem somewhat resigned to the cancellation, though they won’t go happily into the night. In a pointed statement on his popular blog, Wil Wheaton – who plays Doctor Isaac Parrish on the show – chided the network for not letting the actors know before the press: "At this point, I know as much as you do, because I found out the same way you did,” said Wheaton. “I'm trying really hard not to be upset with the network for issuing a statement to the press before the cast knew, so we wouldn't have to find out the way we did; as you can imagine, it isn't exactly easy.” That all said, there is still a full season and a half of the show to go, including a Christmas Special in December. “Season four and five are some of the BEST work we've done,” said Cerra. “The fans will be thrilled.” And as for those fans, Cerra has a personal message for them: “I can't thank you enough for all your support and well wishes. You are patient fans with eight months between seasons, and still you come back to show us love.” Here’s a statement from Syfy: “After painstaking consideration, we have had to make the difficult business decision to not order a season six of Eureka. But Eureka is not over yet. There is a new holiday episode this December and 12 stellar episodes set to debut next year, marking its fifth season and six memorable years on Syfy. The 2012 episodes are some of the best we’ve seen, and will bring this great series to a satisfying end. We are very grateful to Bruce Miller and Jaime Paglia, their team of incredible writers, and an amazing cast and crew who have consistently delivered a series we continue to be very proud of. We thank the fans for their support of this show and know they will enjoy its final season in 2012." Are you guys disappointed that Eureka has been cancelled?!? Comment below and let us know!
Posted on June 21, 2011 by PopFunkComic & Graphic T Shirts by PopFunk.com & the 2011 International Comic-Con. From July 21-24, 2011 San Diego, CA will be swelling with super-human power and imagination as comic book creators, historians, novices, collectors and fans will converge upon the 2011 International Comic-Con. Cops across the nation will have to put in over time as these vetted crime-fighting- master-artist-visionary geniuses come together to showcase, swap and stake more territory for geeks across the world. With notable attendees including GerryAlanguilan, Seymour Chwast, David Finch and Jim Lee 2011’s Comic-Con is bound to rival past events. There will be 400 events held over the course of the convention and most attendees have gotten an early start on planning as registration opened in February 2011. According to the 2011 International Comic-Con official website, there will be features of major movie studio programs, and TV networks give presentations that showcase favorite and new shows. (Comic-Con has a tradition of premiering network shows months before they first air, with past examples including Lost, Heroes, Chuck, Pushing Daisies, Reaper, and many more.) A Complete Programming schedule will be posted on the official site about ten days to two weeks prior to the show. With all that’s buzzing, it may be a difficult task figuring out which comic character you’ll want to don to showcase your extreme fandom. PopFunk.com has you covered with a bustling collection of nostalgic and trendy T Shirts featuring all of your favorites.