Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour: This Craziness With Vampires And Foreheads

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[I want to start with a note I've sometimes made in the past. We are, of course, watching events in Japan, just as you are. We do understand what is serious and important and what is not. NPR's news blog is following developments. The best solution I've found is to do my job as normally as I can and trust that you'll dole out the important things and the less important things to yourself as you see fit, and as it helps you manage the day.]

On this week's show, we explore some of the things about which we have been, in our lives, very very wrong. How wrong? Well, you'll see. Glen was wrong about a high-school drama, Stephen was wrong about a review he hopes you'll never read, Trey was wrong about the classics, and I was wrong about several things, from Friday Night Lights to that book with all the Swedish names in it.

Because we're taking next week off while Stephen and our esteemed producer Mike Katzif head to South By Southwest, we also offer up suggestions on how you can spend the time you would have otherwise devoted to next week's show on something you'll enjoy just as much.

(And this is where I have a confession: The King Of Kong, which I mention on the podcast, is no longer available on Netflix streaming. I always forget that they rotate things in and out. Now — it's still true that you can get it from Netflix, and it's still true that you should watch it. But it doesn't stream on Netflix anymore, and I just forgot to check. Boo. STILL A GREAT MOVIE. And it is available to rent on iTunes for three dollars, so there's that.)

And finally, it's a round of What's Making Us Happy This Week, including a pivotal fedora performance I can't help saluting.

One helpful link I hope you all follow: Andy Selsberg's Dear Old Love. (And here's where I first wrote about it.)

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