Mr. Culture

Mr. Culture
October 08
Cultural Analytical Adviser
P.R.U. (Pile of Rubble University)
Mr. Culture has spent a lifetime being a keen observer of various cultural situations and is able to adeptly apply his treasure trove of cultural knowledge to offer succinct cultural advice. As he will tell you, “It hasn’t been easy spending toilsome hours mining all the cultural gems that have made me the foremost C.A.A. (Cultural Analytical Adviser) in the world”. No, it hasn’t been easy pioneering this new academic professional field of study. As a youth, Mr. Culture spent many afternoons after school studying the intricate personal interactions and problem solving techniques employed by the Skipper and Gilligan. He took careful detailed notes while watching Captain Kirk over react (or over act) when faced with a new hostile alien life form. But his studies were not strictly limited to the realm of pop-culture. He also discovered enlightenment from many real life cultural social situations, such as holiday family gatherings. These events often provided many hours of observing related homo sapiens, of various religious and political views, being forced to cooperate in the preparation of a complex meal and then being forced to sit down together to partake in their joint efforts without fighting or becoming hammered - or both. These are just a few of the experiential examples that have given us the enigmatic, the obtuse pontificator, the purveyor of all things cultural - Mr. Culture.


Editor’s Pick
MARCH 27, 2012 9:03PM

Contraception and The Origin of Species

Dear Mr. Culture,
I’m confused over the recent discussions concerning contraception. Tell me if I’m totally out in left field, but it sounds like some people are arguing that there’s no legitimate need for contraceptives? Am I missing something?
~ Accidental Time Traveler

Dear A
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JANUARY 8, 2012 8:31AM

Got Culture?


Dear Mr. Culture,

In the health-conscious low-fat exercise crazed I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-butter world we live in, I was wondering - is Culture good for ones health?
~ Health Junkie
Dear Health Junkie,
An excellent question that deserves a thorough succinct response &ndaRead full post »
Dear Mr. Culture,
I’m hosting a New Year’s Eve party and I’m wondering what’s the best way to tactfully deal with uninvited guests?
 - Flustered Hostess

Dear Flustered Hostess,
This is what I love about this time of year - the strains of kwanzaa folk melodies
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DECEMBER 19, 2011 5:20AM

How long should I wait for the best holiday deals?

Dear Mr. Culture,

I’ve been waiting till the last possible moment to get the best deals on my remaining holiday gifts, but how long should I wait?

~ Playing Hard to Get

Dear Playing Hard to Get,
This annual dalliance between holiday bargain hunters and
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DECEMBER 9, 2011 7:55AM

Holiday Office Party - Snub or Go?

Dear, Mr. Culture,

Should I feel obligated to attend my company’s annual holiday party? You’ve just got to let me know.

~ Should I Snub or Should I Go

Dear, Snub-or-Go,
As a cultural advisor, I spend a good bit of time meditating on the questions I receive, looking into my crystalRead full post »
DECEMBER 2, 2011 6:12PM

My Early Years as a Man Cub

It has been quite a while since my last post, but that is all about to change. I have been working on a new image (notice the new pic) and Mr Culture now has a new home on the web -  - where he would like to invite all the OS community,… Read full post »

Dear, Mr. Culture,

I wonder if you might comment on the television series The Rebel, in which Johnny Yuma deployed a sawed-off shotgun; the series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp in which the lawman often fired a Buntline Special; and the series The

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Bull Horn
Dear, Mr. Culture,
Can you explain what the “Culture War” is all about? And where can I enlist?
~ Looking for a Fight

Dear, Looking for a Fight,

Culture war recruiters are certainly looking for the few, the arrogant, the demagogues - men and women with little or no conscience

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Dear Mr. Culture,
How do all these untalented celebrities become famous, Mr. Culture?
~ Searching for Signs of Intelligent Life

Dear Searching for Signs of Intelligent Life,
In the grand ledger book of life, this accounting anomaly, more than anything else, is the clearest indicatRead full post »
Dick vs. Dick
Dear Mr. Culture,
Tell me, who was the better Darren on "Bewitched", Dick Sargent or York? I'm having a disagreement with my wife! She has agreed to let you settle it!
~ Seeking Matrimonial Harmony (aka @scanner)

Dear Seeking Matrimonial Harmony,
Before we get started
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JULY 27, 2011 4:38PM

Why Mr. Culture?

A great question to get things started here at the new “Ask Mr. Culture” blog.  And let me jump right in and ask - Why not Mr. Culture? If you stop to think about the divisive politically religiously irrational what-the-heck-were-they-thinking times we live in, it becomes all too clRead full post »