About

A Damn Fine Cup of Culture brings you freshly brewed discussions about films, TV shows, books, comics, games, theatre and anything vaguely or specifically (pop-)cultural that catches our fancy.

The blog was originally started in 2007 under the name Eagles on Pogo Sticks (which made sense at the time) and doubled its writers’ team in spring 2014. Who are we, though, and why do we spend so much time on culture (and coffee)? Here are the writers to tell you, in their own words:

Mege (mege1)

Mege has a proper day job, but likes to type away like so many monkeys until there are short stories, novels, plays and screenplays. He also has opinions about movies, books, plays and suchlike and is not afraid to share them. He hails from near Bern, Switzerland.

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Matt (thirithch)

Matt loves – sometimes quite indecently so – to have and share opinions about all forms of storytelling, whether it comes in the shape of a book, film, TV series, computer game, stage production or anything else. He even did so for a living until the state of Switzerland decided that there’s something iffy about handing taxpayers’ money to an individual for what he loves doing. He started Eagles on Pogo Sticks as a way to force himself to write more, and so far it seems to be working – but he’s expanded to using the blog to blackmail friends with interesting opinions to contribute their thoughts on a regular basis. Whatever will he think of next?

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(Many thanks to our friend Tobias for the fantastic header and logo work. We owe you many, many cups of damn fine coffee!)