Puzzles in Pop Culture: Forged in Fire

As you might expect, I am always on the lookout for puzzles on television. Sometimes, a complete solvable puzzle appears, like in the seesaw brain teaser from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Sometimes, they’re only referenced, like in a murder mystery involving a … Continue reading

Puzzles in Pop Culture: The Challenge: Total Madness

[Image courtesy of The Nikki Sin.] One of the first reality TV shows to make an impact was MTV’s The Real World, which debuted back in 1992. A show wherein seven strangers would live together in a house and have their … Continue reading

Puzzles in Pop Culture: DiscWorld

[Image courtesy of Blizzard Watch.] There are many strange worlds in the realms of fantasy literature, crafted in loving detail across dozens of novels and stories. But no fictional world is as hilarious, as thought-provoking, as sincere, as strange, or … Continue reading

Puzzles in Pop Culture: The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2

[Image courtesy of The Challenge Wiki.] One of the first reality TV shows to make an impact was MTV’s The Real World, which debuted back in 1992. A show wherein seven strangers would live together in a house and have their … Continue reading

Puzzles in Pop Culture: Felix the Cat

It’s fun to uncover little puzzly bits of history, but when history, puzzles, and entertainment intertwine, it always makes for intriguing viewing. So when friend of the blog Darcy Bearman showed me a Felix the Cat cartoon from the 1920s … Continue reading

Puzzles in Pop Culture: Comic Strips

Two weeks ago, we took a puzzly detour into the world of comic strips and explored all the puzzly references we could find in the annals of Garfield publishing history. In the course of compiling those comics, I stumbled across … Continue reading