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PURPOSE (hereinafter referred to as "PCS") is a personal, non-commercial website and does not accept advertising, financial donations, donations of goods or services, or trades for the purpose of promoting a commercial product or service. Its purpose is to entertain and educate in the public interest.


Celebrity photos used on this site are not meant to imply that person's endorsement of or association with this site. Any third-party content used on this site is not meant to imply the original producer's or owner's endorsement of or association with this site.

Neither the inclusion of any photographs nor the editorial material nor quotations accompanying said photographs are to be construed as indicative of that person's sexual orientation.

Links to a particular business, organization, individual, or mention of such a party are not meant to imply that party's endorsement of or association with this site and are used pursuant to the precedents set in cases of first impression by Ticketmaster Corp. v. Tickets.Com, Inc., C.D. Calif. No. 99-7654 HLH (BQRx) (March 27, 2000) and affirmed by the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California (August 10, 2000); and by Ford Motor Company v. 2600 Enterprises, Decision of December 20, 2001, 177 F. Supp. 2d 661 (E.D. Mich. 2001).

Deep-linking is sometimes used on PCS to refer readers to particular articles or topics of interest on another site; however, PCS visitors are encouraged to visit those sites' homepages and to review the "Terms of Use" of any sites linked to from within PCS. PCS will not deep-link to media files, photos, or direct download URLs. PCS will not use frames, inlining, or in any way attempt to present the contents of other sites as PCS' own original content. PCS will not use deep links to point to subscription-based or single-use materials for which the reader would otherwise be charged a fee.

Comments in the Business Bozos column relate to one consumer's specific experience(s) with a particular company and its agents at the location named and are used as an educational tool to inform the public of examples of poor customer service or poor management skills in business. Responses from subjects of the column are welcomed, but may or may not be printed on this site. If a company appearing in a Business Bozos column disputes a factual claim made within the column and notifies the webmaster at the email address indicated on this page, then the claim will be investigated, and corrections will be made to the page if an error is found to exist.


PopCulture Shack, PopCultureShack,, and are copyrighted by this site owner, and any original content contained on this site is copyright (c) 2000-2019.

This site contains graphics or fonts licensed or used by permission from ClipArt.Com, Jeffrey Zeldman's Pardon My Icons page, Apple Inc., and Apostrophic Labs.

Aaron Carter photo is courtesy of Jive Records.
Beyond the Darkness photos are courtesy of D.R. Mass Communications.
Elvira photo is courtesy of Queen "B" Productions.
Friday the 13th photo is courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Sean S. Cunningham Films, and Georgetown Productions.
Green Acres photo is courtesy of CBS and Filmways Television.
Isabel Sanford photo is courtesy of CBS, Embassy TV, Ragamuffin Inc., TAT Communications Co., and The NRW Co.
Johan Paulik photo is courtesy of George Duroy.
Karen Black photo is courtesy of Dan Curtis Productions and Produzioni Europee Associati.
Larry Hagman photo is courtesy of Lorimar TV.
Madame photo is courtesy of Brad Lachman Productions and Paramount TV.
Mama's Family photos are courtesy of Joe Hamilton Productions.
Olsen twins photo is courtesy of Jeff Franklin Productions, Lorimar TV, Miller/Boyett Productions, and Warner Bros. TV.
"Speed" lyrics (from The Apple) are courtesy of NF Geria III-Produktion Munchen.
Victoria's Secret image is courtesy of Victoria's Secret Stores and Limited Brands.

Any other photos on this site are courtesy of their respective copyright holders.
Some of this site's photos have been visually altered from the original images for creative reasons. This is not intended to affect the original copyright holders' legal rights.


This is the website of This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their "Personally Identifiable Information" (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in U.S. privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect, or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

PCS does not do any of the following:
  • Use cookies for tracking purposes.
  • Allow third-party behavioral tracking.
  • Use Google AdSense on this site.
  • Accept any advertising.
  • Sell or trade to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
  • Transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information, except as outlined in the next section.
PCS may publish portions of any emails you send to PCS if its content may be of interest to other readers; however, the source of the information will remain anonymous, unless:
  • You are a representative of a business mentioned in a current or previous Business Bozos column;
  • Your email pertains to a claim of copyright which seeks to remove information from this site;
  • Your email is considered to be hostile; or
  • You ask or otherwise consent for your personal information (name, address, email address, and so on) to be published.
PCS collects information from you when you send an email to our site. We may use this information for the following purposes:
  • To improve our website to better serve you.
  • To follow up with correspondence.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible to persons who have special access rights to such systems who are required to keep the information confidential (except as outlined above).

PCS' server collects your IP address, pages you visit, site Referer, and User Agent when browsing our site. It is not currently possible for us to disable the collection of this information, but all such information is later discarded, and its contents are never viewed nor analyzed.

PCS provides links to third-party websites. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Our privacy policy is linked on the home page, contains the word "Privacy," and can easily be found on this page.
  • You will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our privacy policy page.
  • You can change your personal information by emailing us.
PCS does not honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track because we do not have the capability to do so.

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) applies. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old and do not ask for age-verifying information.

We will notify users via in-site notification within seven business days should a data breach occur. PCS has appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that PCS has collected from visitors to this site or that visitors have sent to PCS through email.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

This site does not contain any obscene materials or content which would be regulated under 18 USC 2257, 18 USC 2257A, or 28 CFR 75. Although selected pages on this site may contain external links to adult content, we have provided warning notices to indicate when we believe that links may be inappropriate for audiences under the age of 18.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and other details (when submitted to us by email) in order to send information, respond to inquiries, and/or for other requests or questions.

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses. We do not send newsletters or any other periodic or promotional material, and thus there is no option to unsubscribe. You may, however, request not to receive any further personal correspondence by sending email to the webmaster noting such, and we will honor that request.

PCS never sends commercial email to any address for any reason. PCS uses the Sender Policy Framework and DomainKeys Identified Mail to help prevent forged email; however, this feature only works if your incoming mail server supports this standard. SpamCop can assist you in determining the true sender of any forged email and will allow you to report it.


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