Category: Pop Culture

Trendy werewolf stuff for trendy werewolf people.

by on Oct. 30, 2018 at 11:22am

YouTube channel SciShow recently published a short video on the origin of werewolf myths. A number of people sent me the link – thank you! – and I only just had a chance to watch it. It gets off to a bad start. Within the first 30 seconds, host Michael Aranda makes a Twilight reference, which would […]

by on Sep. 20, 2018 at 12:56pm

“It’s a werewolf. It’s not like it’s some crazy monster… it’s just a werewolf.” For me, this is the take-away quote from freelance journalist J.D. Thompson’s short film Hunting the Hound of Cold Hollow. Thompson put the 25-minute film together to capture his experience “working for Playboy on a story investigating a weird little part […]

by on Jul. 20, 2018 at 10:57am

If you’re at San Diego Comic Con this weekend and you have no taste and cash to waste, why not line up at the “Boodega Monstore” (701 Eighth Ave, San Diego, CA 9210) for a chance to buy a Super7 / Saucony / Universal Monsters triple-co-branded “The Wolf Man” shoe? Combining high cost ($95), artificial scarcity (only […]

by on Jul. 17, 2018 at 11:53am

I’ve been listening through the backlog of Sawbones, a informative and darkly funny medical history podcast hosted by Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin. Last year they talked about the full moon and its connection to clinical weirdness, including werewolves, but way back in 2015 the show got even more lycan-specific. In the episode […]

by on Jul. 13, 2018 at 4:21pm

Everyone else in the world seems to be hyped about the World Cup, but for the past four days, the only football chatter I saw online was about was the new would-be mascot for Lobos BUAP, a team in Mexico’s Liga MX. Photos and videos of this absolute lad started circulating on Twitter earlier this week. […]

by on Jul. 3, 2018 at 4:34pm

My first post in a month and a half and it’s about a piece of gear related to one of the several things that have kept me otherwise occupied – trail running! (a post about the other big thing that ate my late spring is coming later today). Yes, I’ve been getting deep into trail […]

by on May. 2, 2018 at 4:12pm

There’s a great new animation making the rounds that explores the age-old battle between vampires and werewolves from some novel new angles. To quote @EvilViergacht, who sent me the link, VvWW contains “Werewolves, hairy female werewolves, vampires in rubber pants, and butts.” That list has a near-perfect overlap with the terms people are searching for […]

by on Mar. 13, 2018 at 2:53pm

Friend of the site John Dillard sent me this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it video ad for Google Cloud, featuring an animated werewolf transformation and a pertinent bit of college basketball trivia. It’s onscreen for less than two seconds but I think it’s a perfect transformation scene. The only way it could be improved is if the lycanthropic basketball player’s […]

by on Mar. 3, 2018 at 6:13pm

Do you know what The Adventure Zone is? If you answered “no” but you like great audio storytelling, may I suggest jumping in at the setup episode for this current arc? It’s a long-running actual play roleplaying podcast by a family of funny, thoughtful and inclusive writers/actors. If you start at the link above, no […]

by on Feb. 12, 2018 at 2:23pm

Exactly one month after an article about a local asshole who has a better reputation as a werewolf than as a human, the Onion is back at it again with another werewolf post. “There is simply no place on our streets for ammunition with the destructive capability to blow off a werewolf’s entire head in […]