Friday, July 24, 2009

Follow Friday: The Pop Culture Institute

(For an explanation of the "Follow Friday" concept and the Lemmy Awards, go here, and then come back.)

For today's Follow Friday: a blog that's so well written that I have to recommend it to you, even if it means cheating a little on the astrology angle. But just a little.

I invite you all to enjoy the fine words and informative fun of Pop Culture Institute, hand-crafted in the dimly-lit elven workshop of Mr. Michael Sean Morris. You've probably heard this sort of thing on the radio or TV at some point in your life... "on this day in 1897 Elvis Brubaker invented the flexible toilet brush" or whatever. Pop Culture Institute is, on the face of it, a collection of such trivia data points.

Of course, any old boring database could provide just that. Pop Culture Institute, on the other hand, is a really well-written and engaging blog. Michael actually knows what's interesting and what isn't, and conveys it in a style that draws you in. It's a little like sitting down over drinks with someone who knows more about these things than you do, but is charming and gracious about it. And, if you've ever spent time drinking with someone who knows more than you do about things, you know just how entertaining that can be.

Now, for the astrology: I've always found it useful and interesting to find out what happened on a given day in the year relative to a birth chart. If you've done much astrological research I particularly recommend typing in your birthday under "Search" and seeing what comes up. For example: I already knew I was born on the anniversary of Human Rights Day... it was also the anniversary of the executions of Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham, charged with committing adultery with Henry VIII's fifth wife.

And on (I swear) a completely unrelated note... my ex-wife was born on the anniversary of the day Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the axe murder of her Dad and stepmother!

Go on, head over to Pop Culture Institute. I think you'll have a good time.

And I swear, I'm not just saying that because Michael and I are almost kinda related.

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michael sean morris said...

Gee Stepbrother! Thanks for the shout out...

michael sean morris said...

Another fun activity at the Pop Culture Institute is to see what, if anything, happened on the very day that you were born; if it's an astrological angle you're after, think about the zeitgeist into which you were born, and consider if it's had any part in shaping you.