I’m Gonna Be The Man Who Writes This Blog Post

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We are at around 500 blog posts over 500 consecutive days. I don’t have an exact number, but it has to be around 500. That’s a nice round number. It has not just one zero, but two, and also a five. Throw in a one and it would be the perfect number for arbitrary milestones. So, I tried to think of a bit of pop culture from the 90′s related to the number 500. Powerman 5000 is so close, and yet so far.

The first thing that came to mind was the song “500 Miles,” because I saw Inside Llewyn Davis, and I enjoyed it. Then, I remembered “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers. You know that song. It’s the one by the two Scottish twin dudes who were all like “I would walk 500 miles…” and so on and so forth. However, I figured that song was from the 80′s. And I was right, it was released in 1988. Ah, but it is still very much a bit of 90′s pop culture, at least in America.

For you see, it did not hit the charts in America until 1993. Then, it hit it hard, rising to number three in these United States. Why did this song suddenly hit big in this country five years after its release? Because of Benny & Joon. That movie, which featured Johnny Depp, included the song, and the rest is history. I wrote 500 blog posts (probably) but I will not write 500 more. I will write an indeterminate amount more. If my writing prospects and work prospects leave me having the time to write another 500 blog posts here on EPP, something has gone awry.

 

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The Rich Man’s Ryan Leaf

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Last night, Peyton Manning set an NFL record for the most career passing touchdowns. He is a great quarterback, and also quite prominent in pop culture too. He’s hosted SNL and done, like, a million commercials. However, that wasn’t really in the 90′s. He was only drafted in 1998, and wasn’t a big star until the 2000′s. That’s not the 90′s. It exists in direct opposition to the 90′s. So, I decided to go back to the week that Peyton Manning was drafted, and to see what the number one song in the nation was.

The draft happened on April 18 and 19, in the olden times when the draft was two days, and it went all day both days. The number one song at that time? “All My Life” by K-Ci and JoJo. One time I used that song at the end of an episode of Existential Parachute Pants, and Seth did not recognize it. I remember the song quite well though. It was a smooth R&B love song about a dude finding his true love. It’s all like, “All my life, I’ve prayed for someone like you/And I thank God/That I finally found you.” That’s the only lyric I remember. It also could, in a way, describe how Indianapolis Colts fans felt about Manning! Also, Broncos fans maybe? Probably. He’s been super good for them.

I just wish that the draft had happened a month earlier so the number one song would have been “Gettin’ Jiggy with It.” I’ve also sung that at the end of an episode. I mean, we’ve done 65 episodes. I’ve done a lot of song lyrics. Nana na nana na na/Nana nana na na

 

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Return Of Return Of The Rentals

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Naturally, my go to Pandora station is Pavement, and sometimes a band called The Rentals pops up. They songs that have played I have enjoyed quite a bit, so I looked into them. Then, I found out that The Rentals are a project of former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp. Also, Maya Rudolph was in the band for a period of time. So, in short, The Rentals are pretty good, from what I’ve heard. Weezer? Less so. Matt Sharp’s better band is The Rentals.

Here’s to another short football season post!

 

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90′s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 65: Adam Sandler

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Suntan lotion good for you, and so is this podcast episode about the works of Adam Sandler in the 90′s. We talk SNL, movies, and even some of his comedic musics and what have you. Dirt is dished from a biography written for children. Seth is taken to task for semantic errors. It’s all you’ve ever wanted and more, more being talk about Rob Schneider’s The Animal.

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The theme song remains “Her Favorite Bra” by Dan Emery Mystery Band. Thanks for listening. Thanks, Pepper Boy.

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Pete Rose’s Tombstone

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Pete Rose is in the WWE Hall of Fame. This is, presumably, in part because he is banned from the Baseball Hall of Fame, and also because he is an unapologetic publicity hound, who will show up nigh anywhere. This includes WWE events, which is why he’s in the Hall of Fame.

He showed up to three straight Wrestlemanias, including two in the 90′s. Both times he received a Tombstone Piledriver from Kane, the erstwhile Isaac Yankem DDS. One time he was dressed as the San Diego Chicken. He was a great baseball player, and apparently a legendary wrestling personality. Just like Abe “Knuckleball” Schwartz.

 

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Pick-a-nick Baskets To The Extreme!

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You know what the problem with Yogi Bear was? He was not totally in our face! He was not proactive! Well, in 1991, Hanna-Barbera changed all that. That’s why they busted out the totally hip Yo Yogi! Not only that, but they did episodes in 3D! And you could get 3D glasses from Rice Krispies! They hung out at a mall!

It totally worked too… for 13 episodes. I guess they were just too radical. Or Yogi had to go back to his home planet, and died along the way.

 

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