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A Minefield of Special Days

The PopCulteer
August 13, 2021

Today is my birthday, which is why I’m writing this post on Wednesday.

Your PopCulteer and his wife are off on a mini-trip to celebrate my day of birth, and I’m not taking any cameras or shooting any video or doing anything like that.

I’m not even going to tell you where we’re going. It’s my birthday, and I’m off the clock.

You may notice that we have a lot of special days all grouped sorta close together here at PopCult.

July 4 is officially the anniversary of the Radio Free Charleston video show, which began back in 2006. We marked that occasion this year with a new episode.

Today is my birthday, and in thirteen days, it’s my wedding anniversary. Back in 2014 Mel Larch and I snuck off to Chicago and got married on stage at Steppenwolf Theater. That was August 26.

Two days later, August 28, is the anniversary of this very blog, with my first, rather short and silly post appearing August 28, 2005, back when PopCult was a Gazzblog at The Charleston Gazette.

If that isn’t enough, Labor Day weekend marks 32 years since the premiere of Radio Free Charleston as a radio show, back on WVNS, 96.1 FM.

Had I planned better, I may have spread these events out across the calendar year a bit more.

All of that is my way of explaining why all you’re getting today is this piss-poor example of a PopCulteer column. I could’ve skipped today, but then I’d miss another significant achievement.  On August 18, 2013, I started posting fresh content in PopCult every day, and except for a couple of technical crashes, and two columns that were deleted so that an asshole Canadian millionaire with a fake Batmobile wouldn’t file a nuisance lawsuit, I have had new posts up every day since then.

I didn’t want to break that streak just to take a day off to go eat cheesecake.

So, keep reading the blog. Our regular features will be here. Listen to The AIR. Stay safe and get your own cheesecake. I’m not going to be getting enough for everybody.

1 Comment

  1. Thomas Wheeler

    Happy Birthday — and happy — everything else, too!

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