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Time To Say Goodbye

May 21, 2011

Since we started frying up pop culture in butter over a year ago, we’ve written over 800 posts, had over 10,000 comments, and nearly 250,000 page views – not too shabby for a bunch of misfits. It’s been a fantastic ride, but our cholesterol count needs a rest. No, none of us has gotten a book deal, it’s just time for the band to move on to solo projects and close the doors on Fry Butter. Feel free to enjoy our archives and catch up on posts you’ve missed.

Thank you so much, steady readers and faithful commenters (special shout-out to our hardcore fans!), for keeping us honest and pushing us forward to watch more TV and movies, listen to more music, and keep scouring the internet for long lost video clips from bygone eras. (I’m still hunting for a clip of that Mervyn’s lady chanting “open open open open”!)

Please keep in touch with us writers, there are exciting new projects coming down the pipe this summer!

snarkysmachine: Snarky’s Machine occasionally haunts her flagship blog, but the best place to catch her is on Twitter or blogging about office supplies. She’ll spend the summer being paid to sit through summer blockbusters, but not enough to end her long standing ritual of bringing her own snacks to the theater.

raymondj: If you are in Chicago in June, Raymond will be on stage at Poonie’s Cabaret at Links Hall and also appearing in the play Fa$hion, as part of the Alcyon Festival. Otherwise, come hang out with him at or follow @raymondj.

p0plife: Poplife will continue to listen to music while yelling at kids to stay off her lawn. She will be releasing the second printing of her zine, “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” this summer while working on the newest issue, a Crispin Glover fanzine, new music-writing, and half-assed training for a 5k. You can see updates/drawings at

evmaroon: Everett Maroon will be guest blogging for Bitch Magazine this summer and for Gay, while he gets started on a new book about mummies and spies. He’s also excited to be part of the team putting together the upcoming book, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, and in his free time, he’ll continue to blog at

s.e. smith:s.e. smith can always be found at this ain’t livin’, ou personal website, as well as on Twitter and Tumblr. smith also has a regular television criticism column at Global Comment, appears frequently at Tiger Beatdown and The Guardian, and will be returning to Bitch Magazine this summer in a series on mental health in pop culture. As always, dial meloukhia at gmail dot com for interview requests, commissions, and related matters.

redlami: Redlami says funny things on Twitter And no, he probably won’t answer any computer related questions.

…..and leave a comment here if you want us to follow YOU!

Until our paths on the information superhighway cross again……

27 Comments leave one →
  1. May 21, 2011 10:15 am

    I love all of y’all! ::wipes away tear::

  2. May 21, 2011 10:16 am

    I’m gonna miss y’all! The butter will always be frying in my heart.

  3. May 21, 2011 10:20 am

  4. IrishUp permalink
    May 21, 2011 10:21 am

    I FEAR CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’ll have something more cogent to say, I’m sure, once the weeping and lamentation of the women has ended. Meanwhile, this is to you guys, the bestest bloggers ever:

  5. May 21, 2011 10:33 am

    I love that nearly every post eventually turns into a music post ❤ ❤ <3!

  6. May 21, 2011 10:39 am

    For our fans and loyal followers:

  7. marlene permalink
    May 21, 2011 11:02 am

    Aw. I wish I’d stumbled on you guys sooner. Best of luck to all of you!

  8. evmaroon permalink
    May 21, 2011 11:41 am

    Such sweet goodbyes are the hardest! Love to you all, friends, colleagues, and readers!

  9. May 21, 2011 12:16 pm

    This is sad. I’ll miss this blog. I can’t embed videos, but imagine that Michael Jackson’s “Gone Too Soon” is below.”

  10. Val permalink
    May 21, 2011 1:28 pm


    Thank you all for the awesome posts! I’ll be thinking of you when I watch/hear something truly great, or particularly ridiculous. Best of luck with all your projects.

    My farewell movie pick: Bridesmaids…so funny!

    My musical theme for today: Rapture, by Blondie.

    Bye bye…

  11. aliciamaud permalink
    May 21, 2011 10:26 pm

    Oh, wow. I will really miss this blog! So grateful to be able to read your work elsewhere. Thanks for all the fun pop culture distractions and recommendations!!

  12. May 22, 2011 2:53 am

    Ahh! I will miss the goodness of the FryButt, but best wishes to everyone in your future projects. *sniff sniff*

  13. May 22, 2011 2:54 am

    My embedding failed…

  14. IrishUp permalink
    May 22, 2011 8:12 am

    It took me just way too long to find this clip. In part because I kept watching the other clips I was finding. My favorite TV goodbye:

  15. Lani permalink
    May 22, 2011 3:12 pm

    I will miss FryButt something fierce! Thank you for the time you all have put into it and the fantastic articles!

  16. May 22, 2011 8:01 pm

    It was a fun journey :]


  17. May 22, 2011 9:21 pm

  18. chi permalink
    May 23, 2011 11:49 am

    I’m usually way behind, so don’t comment much, but you all are awesome and I love the thinking take on the joy of pop culture. Thanks!

  19. Citizen Taqueau permalink
    May 23, 2011 1:37 pm

    You guys have been awesome. Have a great Last Dance, Underpants!

  20. evmaroon permalink
    May 23, 2011 2:08 pm

    Carol Burnett’s swan song! SNIFF!!

  21. May 23, 2011 2:32 pm


  22. fsparks permalink
    May 23, 2011 2:33 pm

    I will miss you all so much!

  23. athousanddreams permalink
    May 23, 2011 8:13 pm

    I’m surprised there hasn’t been a reference to the Six Feet Under Series Finale song yet 🙂

    I don’t comment much but this blog has been one of my very favorites

    I will miss all the features: the Friday five,who is that actor,Wednesday jukebox

    Most of all i will miss the witty, straightforward way that y’all write about the pop culture you love. It is immensely refreshing.

    I will certainly follow all of you in your future endeavors (those you share with the world at least)

    Thanks for keeping the archives up and Good Luck 🙂

  24. Q.V. permalink
    May 23, 2011 8:17 pm

    I appreciate all that this time has brought us. If I could enter 2006 and post a video link, it would be to “Bye Bye Mein Leiber Herr”.

  25. Q.V. permalink
    May 23, 2011 10:21 pm

    The embedding worked?! Anyway, I guess I will have to take aegrotat status on my assignment to catalogue the key areas in the key change article. I hope the instructors here accept that I had the best of intentions, but no streaming capabilities until recently.

    I will have to pretend the Wednesday Jukebox about Willie Nelson covers already happened and spend the afternoon inflating the youtube with the results.

    “Es war sehr gut, mein Herr, und vorbei . . . “

  26. eieioj permalink
    May 24, 2011 2:23 pm

    Sadness! This blog has been one of my happy places for so long now!

    This post needs a little Bette…

  27. May 27, 2011 5:08 pm

    Thank you for the entertainment! Fry Butt helped make my train commute more pleasant.

    Look forward to your future endeavors.

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