CultureCow: Bring some of the cold inside this weekend with these frozen picks

first_imgWith every rapper these days talking about how much ice is on their wrist or necks, I could talk about just about anyone, but I’m going to go with the O.G. rapper to make it famous: Vanilla Ice.  Vanilla is the musical genius behind 1990 classic, Ice Ice Baby.  Even today when someone yells “stop,” you might think it’s hammer time, you might think it’s in the name of love, but I think we all know that you’re actually supposed to collaborate in listen because Ice is back with a brand new invention.Vanilla Ice is actually a horrible rapper who managed to make one song with a ripped beat from a David Bowie track that was so catchy he spun it into a whole career.  Who knew some moron from Florida could rhyme three verses into the universe that would be good enough to land him a TLC repair show 2 decades later.  That’s a true triumph of capitalism if I’ve ever heard one.  So turn on some Vanilla when you’re scraping ice off your windshield and pour one (Four Loco) out for the true father of Ice.Bonus pick: since tomorrow is Groundhog Day, pick up a copy of the movie by the same name starring Bill Murray.  Groundhog Day is one of the best movies of the 90’s and Bill Murray’s illustrious career and warrants at least one annual viewing.  Not a lot of romcoms have a suicide montage, but I think this one does it with real class.Meme of the weekI unfortunately can’t look at every meme that dominates the internet every week, so if you see a meme and think it should be the meme of the week please send it to: [email protected] you disagree with my analysis, have a grievance or any other complaint please visit hereFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Happy Friday. If you’ve been outside at any point this week, I’m sorry.  The first thing you probably noticed was your face went numb and the only thing you wanted to do was go back inside for a hot beverage.  People around the U.S. have shared a similar sentiment, unless they were below the Mason-Dixon Line, of course. So in honor of the Polar Vortex sweeping across the nation, I thought I’d list off some of the best “cold” pieces of entertainment to commiserate with.  (P.S. I know it’s warming up to like 60 degrees this weekend, but it’s still snowing in D.C. so this is topical to me).One movie comes to mind immediately when you think of cold times in the Midwest, and that, of course, is Fargo.  The Coen Brother’s classic turns 23 this year and is still one of the best dramadies of all time.  Fargo not only changed the landscape of what a dark comedy could be, but it also presented the level of quality in screenwriting, production, and directing the Coen Brothers would come to be known for throughout Hollywood for decades to come.  Fargo is set in Minnesota, which I don’t know if you’ve seen the news, but it’s been pretty cold there this week. The weather and humorous accents are just a beautiful backdrop for a hilarious plot of a kidnapping that turns gruesome after the incompetence and sheer bad luck befalling the kidnappers and the poor car salesmen that hired them.  Fargo is an American classic and fraught with great actors (and directors/writers) like Francis McDormand, William H. Macy, and Steve Buscemi.  It won’t warm you up this weekend, but at least it will make you glad you don’t live through this plot in the bitter cold.In a time when freezing temperatures, big beautiful walls, and tyrannical rulers are all over the news, you can either be talking about politics or my next pick, Game of Thrones.  GoT announced recently that the final season will premiere on April 14 and will consist of six, feature length episodes.  Personally, I’m glad they’re deciding “to hell with regular format, let’s just release six movies and call it a wrap.”Other shows would just break up some of the drama and give us eight or even 10 regular episodes, but Game of Thrones defies the norms of television and holds HBO hostage in the meantime.SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT.  So the Night King has a dragon and made it through the Wall, Jon and Danny are a couple (and cousins), and, as the Starks always predicted, winter is here.  Things are about to go down this season and everything will be happening in the bitter cold while all of our main characters are together for the first time in the series.  Will they defeat the undead army? (No).  Will Bran ever be interesting again? (Probably).  Will the writers please consult George R. R. Martin before giving us a stink show like the last five episodes of season 7? (Oh, I hope so).  We will find out in April, but for now let’s all binge watch the first seven seasons (again) to get ready. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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