The PopCulteer
June 14, 2024

We have a mixed bag this week for The PopCulteer, which is being cranked out Wednesday night so that your humble blogger can go off on a Marx Toy/FiestaWare adventure this weekend. With a totally unrelated vintage postcard header image up above, let us just launch into things, shall we?

First, we have a Kickstarter plug for a project I meant to tell you about last week.

Charleston native, Paul Rashid, who did the Red Ram comic I told you about last year, has allowed his love of the sitcom Seinfeld to manifest itself as a 48 page parody/tribute comic book.

DEFROSTED #1: A Del Boca Visit-A! is a fair-use parody of the beloved sitcom, telling a new story while poking fun of the tropes of the original. Paul, who in his secret identity is a board-certified psychiatrist, created this 48-page comic both as a tribute to his favorite sitcom, but also as a helpful stress reliever, to help folks escape the pressures of everyday life by spending some time with what are, to them, old friends.

It’s a Mad Magazine-styled parody of Seinfeld, telling a fun new story and putting an original (and transformative) spin on it for new and old audiences. There are twists One major character meets his demise but is replaced by a minature doppleganger. You’ll have to read the book to find out what the deal is with that.

Here’s a short film/trailer…

There’s two weeks to go in the Kickstarter Campaign, so you want to act fast if you want to get in on the action.

Radio Notes

Sunday evening the Tony Awards happen on CBS and Paramount+. In fact,they’re on at the usual time that we run a mini-marathon of Mel Larch’s musical theatre show, Curtain Call on The AIR. Since it’d be rather pointless to run Curtain Call while the Tonys are on, we are switching up the schedule this week.

Sunday morning at 9 AM, and running until 6 PM you can tune in to The AIR and hear nine hours of Mel’s previous Curtain Call Tony Nominations specials, and a few extra Tony-riffic shows. Then at 6 PM, if you are not interested in award shows, you can dance like nobody’s watching as we bring you six hours of Mel’s Disco Showcase, MIRRORBALL.

You can tune in at the website, or just stay right here and  listen to the convenient embedded radio player lurking elsewhere on this page.

Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM, Saturday at 8 PM and Monday at 9 AM.  You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays throughout the following week Monday at 9 AM and Tuesday at 1 PM and a mini-marathon Saturday nights at 9 PM


I’m working on PopCult in a bit of a non-linear fashion this week, and I missed a few things when I put together STUFF TO Do on Wednesday. Here’s a few events I missed…

More WonderFest Photos

Finally this week, how about I run a dozen or some more pictures from the WonderFest Model Room? These are from almost two weeks ago, but the creativity is so strong that I will resist the urge to stay up all night and write captions.  Just look at this cool stuff!


That is this week’s PopCulteer. Check back for our regular features every day, even when I’m off gawking at cool toys and running around up North.