Huh, I thought. Has Kevin Bacon even done any movies lately? Would my students still know how to play 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, or will this little game be lost to the sands of time? If he stops making films, will we eventually have to start playing 7 Degrees of Kevin Bacon???
And then I started thinking, gosh, why hasn't inflation affected other aspects of pop culture? I mean, I know the Fed is holding inflation to sharp lows, but surely, if movie tickets are running 9.50, then surely inflation has bumped us up to Snow White and the 12 and a Half Dwarves, Goldilocks and the 5 Bears, and 42.6 Brides for 50.7 Brothers? No?
I mean, if they're making The Hobbit into three movies and all ...
Any interesting shows/films/exciting websites you want to recommend? I'm finally getting culturally up to date to 2009, so if you suggest contemporary stuff now I might get to it in just a few more years.
This is a dangerous request. I don't know your tastes in pop-culture, but for shows that I feel comfortable recommending to just about everyone:
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (this is a you tube adaptation/modernization of Pride and Prejudice that is fantastic; you can find it at lizziebennet.com)
Kevin Bacon has a new television series coming out on Fox starting this coming Monday called "The Following."
He was also in X-Men: First Class (2011), so he's still alive and working. :)
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