Ever since I was a child, my brain has been wired to remember pop culture facts above all else. Basic addition and subtraction? Nope. But you want to know in which episode of which season the main shipper couple finally got together? I’ve got you covered. (While Jim and Pam kissed in the season two finale of The Office, they didn’t actually get together until season four.)
I used to spout my extensive pop culture knowledge to anyone who would listen at the video store (remember those?) I worked at. Now I occasionally get a moment to shine as the pop culture member of the team on trivia night. But I’ve long wanted to create my own little space of the internet where I could muse about television, movies, music, and literature. Hence Pop Culture Professor was born.
For those of you who aren’t family or friends I’ve forced to visit this page, let me tell you a little about myself. I’m a Montreal native who after graduating university helped co-found the media collective ForgettheBox, where I was an arts and culture critic for many years. I still write for FTB occasionally, feel free to check my posts.
While my stated purpose with this blog is to teach you all a thing or two about pop culture, it will also be a learning experience for me. While I’ve been blogging since 2009, another reason I’ve started all this is to learn more about the behind the scenes aspect of it all; building a site, SEO, social media marketing, etc. So I appreciate your patience as this project goes from ‘she clearly doesn’t know what she’s doing’ to hopefully something much more polished.
In the coming weeks and months you can expect to essays, reviews, and of course top ten lists. Because after all we live in a click bait age, and mama needs her page views.