Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Today in Pop Culture History: Cheese and Cheats

28 September 1994: The 5,000th performance of Cats! Mock it if you will, and I certainly will, but it is a tiny bit entertaining, was based on a collection of poems by genius and cat-lover T.S. Eliot, and has spawned litters worth of parodies and pop culture references. It's the go-to musical to cite when you want a character in your movie or TV show to be a New York City tourist. And it's also the reason Chris from Team America: World Police hates actors.

28 September 1994: Coincidentally, the kitschy Tim Burton biopic of legendary cult-movie director Ed Wood, starring his muse, Johnny Depp, opened today.

He fought in W.W. 2!

28 September 2007: Footage from The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford leaked on the Internet weeks before the movie was set to premiere. I include this in the "downer" category not because of the piracy, but because it reminds me how bored I was by that movie. 

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