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This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas

A sitcom star gets real with high school kids, fans get a chance to bring home a bacon Kevin Bacon, and OK Go makes a video for the dogs-here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments.

Tony Danza’s The Boss on Teach

“Glee” may have Will Schuster. “Community” may have had Senor Chang. But A&E’s new show “Teach” has landed a major sitcom star-Tony Danza. But there’s a twist. The actor from “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss” isn’t playing a high school English teacher on a scripted series with a laugh track. “Teach” is a reality show and the students are actual 10th graders who attend Northeast High School in Philadelphia.

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See, when Danza heard President Barack Obama make the call for people to give back, Tony decided to do just that. He pursued his long set aside aspirations to teach and, well, a reality show documenting the year-long process seemed a no brainer.

The jury’s out on whether the A&E series will have the same social impact that another recent feel good/educational system reform show did. After all “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” managed to get pink milk out of some local schools (if only briefly) and took home an Emmy. But you’ve got to give Danza credit for giving it a go.

“Teach: Tony Danza” premieres tonight at 10:00 PM PST/9:00 PM Central on A&E.

Tony Danza Video 

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Bring Home the Bacon Kevin Bacon

Every once in a while, an idea is so brilliant we think, “Really, no one thought of that before?” Such is the case with the all bacon Kevin Bacon sculpture.

Yes, that’s correct. J&D Foods in Seattle, Washington commissioned the life sized Bacon bust by Mike Lahue in conjunction with their partners at What Do Bacon Do? The wood based sculpture is covered in seven bottles worth of bacon bits and five coats of lacquer. So, no matter how much you love Kevin Bacon, be warned-this is not edible art.

The piece is being auctioned on eBay to benefit the children’s cancer charity Ashley’s Team. Even, PETA will have a hard time fighting against that cause.

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We could wax poetic about the swine-sculpture, but we believe the eBay listing sums it up perfectly. So read on, and place a bid. As of now, you can bring home the Bacon (sorry, it had to be said) for just over $358.

Every once in a while, an idea is so brilliant we think, “Really, no one thought of that before?” Such is the case with the all bacon Kevin Bacon sculpture.

Yes, that’s correct. J&D Foods in Seattle, Washington commissioned the life sized Bacon bust by Mike Lahue in conjunctions with their partners at What Do Bacon Do? The wood based sculpture is covered in seven bottles worth of bacon bits and five coats of lacquer. So, no matter how much you love Kevin Bacon, be warned-this is not edible art.

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The piece is being auctioned on eBay to benefit the children’s cancer charity Ashley’s Team. Even, PETA will have a hard time fighting against that cause.

So go ahead. Place a bid. As of now, you can bring home the Bacon (sorry, it had to be said) for just over $358.

Ebay Listing 

 

 

OK Go’s New Video is for the Dogs

The guys in OK Go are obviously not tech-heads. Rather than go the usual route of overblown visual effects for their music videos, they are famous for simple, one-take masterpieces that rely entirely on performance.

They’re best known for their Grammy award winning short-form music video for “Here It Goes Again.” The YouTube sensation featured the dorky looking dudes performing a flawless dance routine on treadmills.

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Since then they’ve been human statues amidst a game of mousetrap and performed with a marching band in two different vids for the song “This too Shall Pass.” Plus, they did a stop-motion routine in pastel tracksuits in “End Love” and allowed themselves to blend into the wallpaper in “Do What You Want.”

They’re latest piece, “White Knuckles,” already has over five million hits on YouTube and it hasn’t even been up for two weeks. Seems like the guys are looking at another viral hit.

And this time the boys have some very special co-stars. In a once again flawlessly timed routine of masterful everyman choreography, OK Go is upstaged by a troupe of canine artists who work in and out of the number without missing a beat. Best of all, in honor of their mostly shelter dog co-stars, the band is donating proceeds from the video to animal rescue at the ASPCA. 

 

 

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