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Nolan's Pop Culture Review 2010!
Assistant Editor / Co-moderator: Terence Nuzum

Established A.D. 2000, March 19. Now in our eleventh calendar year!
Number 553  (Vol. 11, No. 44). This edition is for the week of October 25--31, 2010.

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  • Happy Halloween From PCR/Crazed Fanboy
  • R.I.P., James MacArthur
  • R.I.P., Monsignor John Scully
  • "Hiccup Girl" Arrested For Murder


    HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM PCR/CRAZED FANBOY
    POSTED BY NOLAN B. CANOVA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010

    -- THE FIRST DECADE --
    Crazed Fanboy's Most Memorable Moments, 2000--2009
    As submitted by PCR writers, compiled by Chris Woods
    THE TOP 10 BEST HORROR MOVIES OF ALL TIME!
    From 2007, for Halloween PCR staff members and friends of the site listed their Top 10 Best Horror Movies of All Time.
    It seems my esteemed colleages at PCR had more of the holiday spirit this go 'round than did Ye Olde Editor! Well, I did express my feelings in last week's Weekend Video where I, along with Chris Woods and Terence Nuzum, revealed our scary movie-watching plans, for those who saw that. But, thankfully, while I was busy editing videos and developing plans for PCR 2010 all week, the staff writers came through with aplomb in conveying the appropriate pop culture awareness of our favorite holiday!

    So....watch scary movies, get out and haunt the neighborhood in your favorite spooky costume, and above all, HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN from all of us here at PCR/Crazed Fanboy!


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    R.I.P., JAMES MACARTHUR
    POSTED BY NOLAN B. CANOVA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010

    James MacArthur, "Lt. Dan Williams" of "Book 'Em, Danno" fame on the classic '60s/'70s cop-drama Hawaii Five-O has died. He was 72.

    The son of playwright Charles MacArthur and actress Helen Hayes, James enjoyed some success as a Broadway and film actor before being cast in 1967 in the role that would pretty much define his career, Dan Williams, who worked under and for Jack Lord's Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-O. After the show folded, MacArthur continued to work in live theater.

    Since 1983, Mr. MacArthur presided over the annual presentation of the Helen Hayes Awards' Charles MacArthur Award, the prestigious new-plays award category named for his father.


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    R.I.P., MONSIGNOR JOHN SCULLY
    POSTED BY NOLAN B. CANOVA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010

    Long-time PCR readers may recall that Ye Olde Editor grew up Catholic. My whole life up to the age of fifteen revolved around Catholic school and church until my first serious crisis of faith at fifteen caused all that to change forever with no going back. Although I eventually rejected Catholicism and have been Atheist for about twenty-five years, I never forgot the good people who nurtured my education and religious values in good faith during my formative years.

    The largest figure in that long-ago history was Monsignor John Scully, a man I deeply admired, and the man who built St. Patrick's Church and attending parochial school I attended for eight years. He just died at the age of 86 and I feel an unexpectedly potent sense of loss. (For the uninitiated, "Monsignor" is pronounced "mon-SEEN-yer")

    Originally from Boston, he came to the Tampa bay area in 1953. A charasmatic figure, he was single-handedly responsible for successfully raising the funds to build St. Patrick's Church and School around 1959. It was completed in 1960 just in time for me to attend the first grade. I was present in the mid-'60s when he broke ground in an adjacent field for what was to be our Convent housing the nuns of the local order (the name of which escapes me now). Around 1962, he had a hand in developing Tampa Catholic High School that I attended for my freshman and sophomore years.

    He was also a bit of a renegade who rejected the Second Vatican Council decisions to, among other things, say the Mass in English instead of the traditional Latin. When Father Scully left Tampa and settled in St. Pete (where he built more churches and developed the diocese) he continued to say the Mass in Latin. I saved a newspaper article from the mid-'90s that spotlighted this endeavor and thought to myself, "that old rogue....still tearin' it up."

    The recent picture of him at 86 shown on the local morning news was hardly the baudy Irishman I remember. But to illustrate his tremendous devotion and enormous ambition, he continued to lead Sunday Mass until the end. Quite literally. He had his fatal heart attack while performing a consecration service last Friday morning in Valrico.

    As for St. Patrick's, sadly, Scully's successors were not the salesman he was. Although the church is still there and functioning, both the convent and the grade school had to close during the current Recession due to lack of funds.

    Monsignor John Scully was an amazing man and an inspiring theologian. He will be sorely missed.


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    "HICCUP GIRL" ARRESTED FOR MURDER
    POSTED BY NOLAN B. CANOVA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010

    In 2007, Jessica Mee, then just a 15-year-old grl from St. Petersburg, won the hearts of many Floridians as the teenager who couldn't stop hiccupping, averaging about one per second for five weeks. The story went international and help came in from all over the world. Remedy after remedy was tried without success until finally the hiccups went away on their own, or from a combination of therapies.

    Recently, the now 19-year-old Mee met a man on a social network (it is unclear if it was Facebook or MySpace, but reports indicate a MySpace page), 22-year-old Shannon Griffin, and lured him to a house so they could meet last Saturday night. According to investigators, Mee and two accomplices, Lamont Newton and Laron Raiford, planned to rob Griffin when he arrived at the vacant house. They did indeed. After a struggle, Griffin was shot three times in the chest and once in the shoulder and died. After their arrest, none of the three assailants denied the robbery or murder, except that perhaps the robbery got out of control. At this writing it is unclear who actually pulled the trigger.

    Mee's mother, Rachel Robidoux, told The Tampa Tribune on Monday that life for her daughter has been nothing but trouble since national exposure over her hiccups. After several turbulent years following the "hiccups" story, Jessica was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome.

    So what the hell is going on here? Fame get to her head? Looking for new headlines? She described herself on her MySpace page as a "female gangsta". Nice. All that attention for her condition and all the world has to show for it is a new murderer.


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