Ten Years of PopCult

Today is the tenth anniversary of The PopCult Blog, written by Rudy Panucci. Every hour, on the hour(sort of), we’re going to bring you one of our favorite posts from the preceding decade. Some are significant “firsts,” while others are deeply touching or overwhelmingly goofy. We’ll leave it to you to figure out which is which.

Okay, I started Sunday Evening Videos as a regular feature in the summer of 2008, however, a change of blogging software some months later caused many of the video embeds to muck all up. This particular edition is a topic near and dear to my heart, so I’m going to make an attempt to restore all of these videos…

Okay, two of them didn’t make it.

“Requiem For Pepperland” by Go Van Gogh, animated by Rudy Panucci:

The above video may seem familiar to regular readers of PopCult. It’s the video I created last year for Go Van Gogh’s “Yellow Submarine” inspired song, “Requiem For Pepperland.” I’ve been listening to a lot of Beatles lately, and had fun at Stephen Becker’s movie night in Elkview last night (Stephen wrote the song, and probably played all the instruments on this recording, which is a demo), so I thought I’d re-post the video I designed and animated for the Radio Free Charleston Beatle’s tribute show using Stphen’s 1989-vintage song.

After the jump, you’ll find more Beatles and Beatle-inspired goodness.

Below is a tribute cartoon made by the mysterious “animator and pop culture enthusiast” Stelos485.

The Beatles themselves, with “All You Need Is Love” from The Yellow Submarine movie. In this clip, you can see part of the inspiration for the Radio Free Charleston logo.

From The Rutles classic animated feature “Yellow Submarine Sandwich,” it’s the song “Cheese and Onions.”

Here’s “Yellow Submarine” in animated LEGO form.

Some folks have to have all their entertainment translated into Star Wars references in order to enjoy it.