Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour: How Has Loving What You Love Changed With Time?

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If you've read Patton Oswalt's essay at Wired, called "Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time To Die," then you have a head start on this week's show. Stephen, Trey, Glen and I use Oswalt's argument as a jumping-off point to talk about how it is and isn't different now to be invested (and overinvested) in the culture you love, and we ponder how what's been lost might be compensated for by what's been gained. (The Oswalt piece is very good and highly recommended reading in any event.)

After that, it's time for our New Year's Resolutions, one of which doesn't even outlast being described. And finally, as always, it's the things that are making us happy this week.

Some of what we talked about this week (spoilers? sort of?):

This is what was making Glen happy. (Very happy.)

And this is what's making me happy.

Well, and this.

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