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Ring the Damn Bell

Jamie Lithgow, Brian Damage & Padraic Toolan

We’ve touched on the topic of All Elite Wrestling in a couple of recent Sunday Sermons. Looking from the perspective of WWE, we discussed if AEW is what they need and if Vince McMahon’s Juggernaut should be concerned. A week on from AEW’s inaugural show, Double or Nothing, we revisit those questions in this Sunday Sermon but from the perspective of AEW this time.

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If you were a teenager in Canada in the 1990s, your after school routine probably looked something like mine – arrive home from school, grab a snack, and turn the TV on to MuchMusic.  You may have even put a blank tape into your VCR to record your favourite videos as they came on (or was that just me?)

MuchMusic’s slogan was “the nation’s music station,” and for those who grew up in MuchMusic’s heyday, it was that and so much more.  It was Big Shiny Tunes and Dance Mix CDs. It was Video Dance Parties at high school dances.  It was highly anticipated events such as the Video Music Awards that everyone watched and discussed the next day.  And if you were a teenager from a small town visiting Toronto, the coolest thing you could do was visit the MuchMusic building.

muchbuilding Me reliving the teenage wonder of visiting the…

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Pop Culture Uncovered

As the sun sets today, Katsucon 2019 is a memory. It will be remembered as a con that defined itself based on your badge! HAHA!

But beyond that, cosplayers from far and wide graced us with their presence. Some set the bar for this year’s expectations, others were unique. Many of course were just simply too cool and the selection was diverse.

Take a look below to see what we have. If you want to see more, go here.

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Pop Culture Uncovered

In a few days, it will be February. Besides Black History Month, cosplayers will also be celebrating #28daysofblackcosplay. We at Pop Culture Uncovered will be featuring a few cosplayers during the month as we always have. So, for the uninitiated, here is a quick FAQ on what this month means to cosplayers of color

  • So who started this anyways?

You want the creator, you START with Chaka and below is why(and yes we include leap years too):

#29DaysOfBlackCosplay is important because it’s all about us giving each other the visibility that we so desperately need. Believe it or not, there are black nerds coming up every day who want to cosplay, but don’t feel like they can because they’re not seeing enough of our images in the media. This is us carving out a space for ourselves, and encouraging each other to get involved. It’s important to me, because…

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Cristian Mihai

We all know the classic rags to riches story. We all know the stories of successful people who had to overcome numerous obstacles in order to get to where they’re at.

And the truth is that we all kind of like to romanticize the hustle and the struggle. We like to romanticize hitting rock bottom as this place where you finally realize what is it that you want to do with your life, and it all clicks, and you somehow manage to connect all the dots, and then it’s all rainbows and sunshine…

Well, it’s not like that. Not like that at all.

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The Nerds of Color

History was made this morning when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its list of honorees celebrating the films of 2018 and named Black Panther as one of the nominees for Best Picture. While plenty of comic book films have received nominations over the decades, no superhero film had ever been nominated for the most prestigious prize of the night. The Dark Knight came closest in 2009 — winning a posthumous Best Supporting Actor award for Heath Ledger and prompting the Academy to expand its nomination list from five to ten the following year.

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The Greene Screen

WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles were revealed on Monday, and the inaugural champions will be crowned at the Elimination Chamber on February 17, 2019. Three teams from Raw and three teams from SmackDown will compete in an Elimination Chamber match.

Women’s tag titles have been rumored for some time with their inclusion being confirmed by Vince McMahon on the Christmas Eve edition of Raw. The belts were revealed for the first time during Alexa Bliss’ talk show segment, A Moment of Bliss. 

Old school wrestling fans will remember the previous set of WWE women’s tag team titles in the 1980s. Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria were the first champions and eventually lost them to the Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai & Judy Martin), managed by Jimmy Hart.

Jumping Bomb Angels

The high flying sensations known as the Jumping Bomb Angles (Noriyo Tateno and Itsuki Yamazaki) defeated The Glamour Girls at the first Royal…

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