Pop Culture Quiz: What the Hell Happened Quiz #4 *Results*


Time Travel Movies

Our latest What the Hell Happened Quiz tied into the Time Travel episode of our podcast, Le Show.  Let’s see how everyone did.

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The Walking Dead: Strangers


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After last week’s action-packed premiere (which I still maintain would have worked better as a season finale), it was unavoidable that The Walking Dead would slow down a little.  And sure enough, the second episode of the season settles into the usual Walking Dead chat-fest built around an inventive action set-piece.  That’s not inherently a bad thing.  I’m on record as liking character development when it is done well.  Unfortunately, The Walking Dead does a pretty terrible job of developing its characters.

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Boardwalk Empire: Friendless Child


Steve-Buscemi-in-Boardwalk-Empire-season-5-episode-3 This is where we have been heading all season. Our central character humbled, let down, and disappointed, but with a barely recognizable path to redemption. Will Nucky Thompson be the dirty, testy, unscrupulous man who we have seen veer the path from seedy politician to a gangster in full? Or can we truly view him as a good man in the end?
**step beyond the break and I will submit you to conjecture. It’s too late for anything else.**
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What the Hell Happened to Damon Wayans?


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Damon Wayans is part of a big family.  Several members of the Wayans family have had successful careers in entertainment.  After being fired from Saturday Night Live, Wayans co-created In Living Color with his brother, Keenen.  The upstart sketch show was a hit and Damon Wayans was the breakout star.  He left the show to pursue a movie career.  But his career on the big screen never gelled.  Eventually, Wayans retreated to TV in the form of a safe sitcom.  These days, Wayans is in danger of being eclipsed by his son, Damon Wayans Jr.

What the hell happened?

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Traveling Solo with Daffystardust in the Magic kingdom


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I’ve visited Disney parks in a variety of ways. I’ve met creepy pigs in Disneyland as a little kid. I’ve watched singing food in Epcot as a teenager. I’ve ingested tiny dried crabs at Animal Kingdom as a full-grown adult. Last October I spent a long weekend at Walt Disney World with friends. I regularly join family there. But there’s one way I choose to experience the parks at times that seems odd to some folks.

I also really enjoy touring the parks on my own.
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The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary


Walking Dead No Sanctuary

“You’re either the butcher or the cattle.”

It’s the post-apocalyptic circle of life.  The strong eat the weak.  At Terminus, they really take that expression to heart.

The season five premiere of The Walking Dead is one of the most action-packed episodes in the show’s history.  It sticks to the show’s strengths which makes it a very satisfying viewing experience.  If I have a quibble, it’s that this episode should have been last season’s finale.  The last eight episodes of season 4 built up to this moment.  And then, they left us hanging.  Now sixth months later, we finally got the bloody catharsis last season was building towards.

Spoilers after the jump.

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Boardwalk Empire: The Devil You Know


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When an ensemble piece wraps up, you can take some different approaches. You can try to wrap up each character’s story so you don’t leave frayed edges for your audience to tie up themselves. You can focus on an overall idea or theme, with the idea that is what is more important. But just because you’re doing one doesn’t mean you can’t do the other. Either way, you hope to do each character justice.
**If you haven’t seen this episode of Boardwalk Empire you will definitely want to wait on this article**
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Pop Culture Quiz: What the Hell Happened Quiz #4 – Time Travel Edition


Time Travel Movies

In celebration of the time travel episode of Lebeau’s Le Show, we’re testing your knowledge of What the Hell Happened stars and time travel movies.  So sharpen those pencils and rev up that Delorean.

The quiz starts after the jump.  No cheating off your neighbor!

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Lebeau’s Le Show: Episode 008 – Time Travel


Time Travel

A while back Daffy and I were approached by Dan of Annie and Danny’s FastPass Podcast to do a show on time travel movies.  Since coming up with topics is hard, Daffy and I decided to steal Dan’s idea  take him up on his offer.  We were finally able to master time enough to line up all three of our schedules to talk time travel.  So Dan becomes our first-ever guest star here on Le Show.

But it wasn’t just Dan joining us this time.  We also took feedback from the wonderful readers here at Le Blog.  About a week before we recorded, I posted a survey asking you guys what you wanted to hear about in a time travel show.  The response was overwhelming.  So we’ll probably continue to seek your input for future podcasts.  For this episode, we had you guys rank eight time travel comedies and eight action/adventure movies.

We’re obviously going to cover the classics like Back to the Future and The Terminator.  But Daffy dives deep with some scholarly research.  We also look at the indie comedy, Safety Not Guaranteed and everyone wishes they had found the time to watch Primer.  Special guest time travel expert Dan disses Star Trek and praise Jean-Claude Van Damme.  And we all talk about what we would do if we could travel through time.

The show is embedded after the jump.  Hope you like it.

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The Wave…of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort


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One of the enduring icons of the Walt Disney World vacation kingdom is the Contemporary Resort, the striking A-frame hotel that opened along with the Magic Kingdom in October of 1971. As a child, I actually put crayon to paper and colored the Contemporary on a page of a Disney World coloring book. I’ve looked several times for the image I remember on-line, but have thus far been unable to track it down. Anyway, the point is that the Contemporary Resort is an enduring image and location among all Disney parks. This makes it odd indeed, that prior to this most recent trip I had never actually set foot inside the place, despite riding straight through it multiple times on the monorail.

When I found that I was having trouble during trip planning getting ahold of a coveted ADR for the Magic Kingdom’s Be Our Guest table service restaurant, it occurred to me that I could take the opportunity to try one of the sit down eateries at the Contemporary Resort, which is within easy walking distance of the Magic Kingdom. After all, pretty much any of the options there is a better value on the Disney Dining Plan than any of the remaining table service choices in the Magic Kingdom. Walking in the door of the Contemporary for the first time would just be a personal bonus.
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