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You have arrived at the intersection of the left brain and the right brain. On this site, I’m merging my analytical geeky side with my pop culture geeky side. I’ve always been into lists and numbers–I understand things via numbers the way others understand religion. So, I have employed data to discover something new about the things I love, and I am sharing this information with my fellow pop culture lovers and data geeks. 

Blog Posts

Comparing the US and UK Music Charts of the 1960s

A quick look at how the US and UK Music charts compared during the 1960s.

Talking Baseball: Starting Lineup Win Percentage and Plus/Minus

There’s a lot of statistics that show how well a certain baseball player performs as an individual, but not a lot about how they perform as a member of a team…

The Top 100 Characters: #80 to #71

What do John Stewart’s Green Lantern, Venom, Doctor Doom and Perry White have in common? They’re all ranked between #80 and #71 on my most important Comic Book Characters countdown.

Who are the most important characters in Game of Thrones?

We’re little more than a week away from the start of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. Check out what Analytics tell us who the most important characters in the series are and let me know if you agree.

Analyzing the Simpsons – Season 2

The Simpson’s second season ran for 22 episodes between October 1990 and May 1991 (with a final episode being aired in July of that year) and features classic episodes such as “Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish” featuring Blinky, the three-eyed fish; “The Way We Was” which told of how Marge and Homer met; and the first Treehouse of Horror episode. By the end of this season, the template of the Simpsons series will have been set…

Mapping the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Were you ever curious as to where in the world did the Marvel Cinematic Universe were depicted on film?

ANALYZING THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME SELECTION PROCESS FOR 2019

Some people consider the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a bit of an oxymoron, but I’m not one of them. I love rock music and it’s always good to see the musicians who created the soundtrack of your life get their just rewards decades after their initial success…

The Top 100 Comic Book Characters: #90 to #81

Continuing our look at the most important characters and find out more about Harley Quinn, Kamala Khan, Miles Morales and others.

The Top 100 Comic Book Characters: #100 to #91

Taking a look at the most important Comic Book characters, starting with #100 Wonder Man to #91 The Atom.

Analyzing the Simpsons – Season 1

At the time of this writing, the Simpsons has been on the air for over 30 years, with 654 episodes (and climbing). It’s amazing that any show can be on the air for this long, and while the viewership (and some would say the quality) of the series has gone down since it’s heyday…

90s Music: Not What You Remember

When I say “Music of the 90s”, who pops into your head? If you’re a Rock guy like me, bands like Nirvana, The Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam and The Red Hot Chili Peppers may pop into your head. If you’re a fan of Rap, your choices might be N.W.A., Eminem or OutKast. Country fans may think…

Who is the Next Avenger?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe was launched a dozen years ago, and it has gone on to become one of the most successful film franchises in movie history. As one successful movie follows another…

Godzilla Field Guide

In November 1954; a team of Japanese scientists visited remote Oda Island; located in the Bonin island chain located to the south of the main island of Honshu. Their mission was to …

UNDERSTANDING YAMADA-KUN AND THE SEVEN WITCHES

While the traditional American comic book almost exclusively conveys the stories of costumed vigilantes, it’s Japanese cousin, manga, has a much wider range of topics. Sure, there are numerous examples of muscular males fighting each other; but there’s also a gamut of stories that focus on sports, romance, high school life…