11th Sep 2018

CIPC #85: Professor T. S2 E10, Het DNA van een moordenaar

Here we go again. How many times have I spotlighted television series about detective?! The Mentalist, Midsomer Murders, Columbo – I have the impression that I’m barely talking about anything...

04th Sep 2018

CIPC #84: Chess in literature

So far, I have only talked about books in the 15th instalment of the Chess in Popular Culture series, where I discussed a bunch of covers featuring chess. But it...

28th Aug 2018

CIPC #83: BLΛƆKPIИK, Ddu-du Ddu-du

No, I did not just have a stroke. There is a far more sinister reason for the weird title: K-pop! Yes, K-pop – the word that strikes fear in the...

21st Aug 2018

CIPC #82: Salsa cookies

Dear Lord, where do I start with this one? Okay, so half an internet century ago there was minor fad for adding English subtitles to foreign-language songs, with the important...

14th Aug 2018

CIPC #81: Zorro S1 E36, The sergeant regrets

I hope you guys have been dutifully spreading the word about the Zorro-opening, because, today, Zorro rides again! Yes! We’re now a bit further in the series but still in...

08th Aug 2018

CIPC #80: Captain Kronos – Vampire hunter

Captain Kronos – Vampire hunter is not exactly the sort of title that inspires a lot of confidence, but, surprisingly, the movie is not that bad. Now, bear in mind...

31st Jul 2018

CIPC #79: New York

When we last visited New York exactly four weeks ago, a duck-voiced serial killer was wandering the streets of the big apple, strewing mutilated women’s bodies in rivers and apartments....

24th Jul 2018

CIPC #78: Zorro S1 E11, Double trouble for Zorro

Long, long before Batman there was already a wealthy man living a double life as a masked and caped vigilante, a superman in everything but the name, battling corrupt law...

17th Jul 2018

CIPC #77: Samsung advertisement

Samsung is known as one of the biggest and most famous electronics manufacturers in the world, but it is also an adjective used in music to describe a piece in...

10th Jul 2018

CIPC #76: Mickey Maus No.48

One of the biggest names in popular culture I have not mentioned so far is the almighty mouse, the great Mickey himself. Of course, there are so many comics and...