What’s the worst movie you ever saw in the theater?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d

Vintage licensed character Christmas specials add even more commercialism to the holiday

For those seeking a nostalgic trip back to their youth or who finally want to hear what the characters from comic strip For Better Or For Worse sound like, Metafilter has assembled a list of Christmas specials featuring licensed characters. It’s an impressive grouping that mostly comes from the ’80s and ’90s while the…

What fictional restaurant would you most like to patronize?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Slimer’s back! In juice form: 7 pop-culture tie-ins that outlived their inspirations

1. Hi-C Ecto Cooler
Like an over-reliance on digital effects and “special edition” re-cuts of decades-old films, the pop culture world can also sarcastically thank George Lucas for the proliferation of tie-in merchandise. Not that this type of thing was invented for Star Wars—that film and its sequels just set a new…