Top 100 Characters in Modern Pop Culture: #10-1

Last night, Paul and I reached the conclusion of our countdown of the Top 100 Characters in Modern Pop Culture. Here are choice excerpts from our top 10’s, but be sure to listen to the whole show to hear everything we said:

#10

PAUL: Calvin & Hobbes (Calvin & Hobbes)

The series was not only the funniest comic strip of all time (and on this point I will brook no dispute), but it was almost the most philosophical, satirical, and thought-provoking.

AJ: Death (The Sandman)

With the usual concepts and presentations of Death’s visage from Western culture so ingrained in my mind, just the idea that Death didn’t have to be gloomy or terrifying, and instead could be a radiant beacon of hope, felt stunningly fresh and bold to me.

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Movie Review: ‘Toy Story 3’

Director: Lee Unkrich
Writers: Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich

The fact that I was watching a new Toy Story movie took a little while to sink in. It’s been 11 years since Toy Story 2, which is a huge interim for any film series, but one that seems even huger to me since I was only nine years old when the second movie came out. For people of my age, these characters are nothing short of iconic. After all this time, I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I wouldn’t be experiencing further adventures with Woody, Buzz, and the gang. Yet there I was at the local multiplex, surrounded by a bunch of little kids who weren’t even alive when I saw the first two.

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