2006Welcome to a new, semi-regular feature here in PopCult where I go back and look at what was posted in this blog exactly ten years ago. You can expect this feature to show up any time that my planned post for the day falls through and there hapens to be a ten-year-old post worth revisiting..

It’s amazing how things have changed in ten years. In 2006, the media was just beginning to honestly cover the disastrous presidency of George W. Bush after giving him a free ride in the wake of 9-11. I was still in caregiver mode for my mother and was unable to travel. Melanie Larch and I were in our last days as The Charleston Gazette’s Animation Columnists. The Gazette and Daily Mail were still separate entities. Flying cars had not yet been introduced to the American public. The record charts were dominated by Skiffle music. “Snakes On A Plane” ruled the box-office and swept the OSCARS. Paris Hilton was still famous for no reason. And of course, Radio Free Charleston returned from the dead.

In PopCult on january 5, 2006, your PopCulteer complained about the changes in Medicare’s drug plan, talked about DEVO 2.0, Hayao Miyazaki, “Hoodwinked,” the ill-fated Virgin Comics, Rosario Dawson, Peter Bagge, Bat Boy and The Bonzo Dog Band. You can read it HERE and laugh at my youthful optimism.