Pop Project’s Favorite Things 2016


It’s time for the holiday tradition that has Oprah looking at me like “WTF?” Look out Oprah, you’re list doesn’t have anything on mine. It’s time for the list that keeps on giving and for you to take look underneath whatever you are standing/sitting on because it’s time for POP PPRRRRROJECT FAAAVVORITE THHHINNNNGGGGSS!!! Make sure you read that in a Oprah style of yelling. This should be you now:

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So this list is some of the things that I love this year. It’s kind of look back at the year that was 2016.  So here are my favorite things of 2016. Buckle up, Oprah and Gayle, I’m about to take you to school:


2016 was the year of abs and everyone loved it. 2 pack, 6 pack, 8 pack, or 12 pack. There were abs everywhere you turned. Abs on guys, abs on girls, abs on animals, abs on trees, abs everywhere. It was like an ab heaven.  It was GLORIOUS! If you didn’t have abs then you wanted them. Let’s be real-having abs are like very sexy. People literally throw their underwear at abs. They brought all the people to the yard. Abs are a status that you work out and you can have water fall on them and make a waterfall. Who doesn’t a nice waterfall?

I could go on and on about how wonderful they are to look at and who has the single best abs to stare at. But we have a lot of other things to discuss and go over on this list. But abs were definitely out in full force this year and it was magically delicious for the eyes. I know, get the hose out because there is one of this to come. So yes, there are a pair of abs there for you. It’s a two pack of men’s abs and women’s abs because I don’t judge. Also copies of “Magic Mike” and “Magic Mike XL” will be available if you already have a pair of abs.


Adorable animals

There were so many adorable animals posted on the internet this year that it was only fitting that we including them in the list
because they are so cute. You could be having a bad day and then you see one of those adorable animals and the next thing you know you are saying “aww” because they are sweet and cute. You just want to get your hands on one. They are wonderful stress reliever and are good for soul because adorable animals just make everyone feel better. And they just look into your soul with their adorable eyes.

Under you, is a bucketful of adorable animals, some of which are adorable and deadly. If there isn’t an animals under you, then you better run quickly because they escaped and you only have a limit amount of time because the deadly ones strike. But hey, we’re stupid enough to touch it because if they are cute enough, it would harm/kill me!


Nostalgia city

This year was the year of nostalgia where all of our childhood memories continued on in an excess amount of reboots because 2016 was the year people milked everything for that green dough. We had the Fuller House reboot, Gilmore Girls 4 part series, Legends of the Hidden Temple movie, and so many more. It’s like someone when through our diary and decided to make all of our dreams come true no matter how much of a bad idea it is. Let’s be real-some of the reboots are stupid and never needed to happen.

For reading this article today, I got you a copy of the unreleased prequel to Mariah Carey’s “hit” movie “Glitter.” It’s called “Showgirls.” You can thank me all later.



Can I just say that once ZAYN left One Direction, he got more likable? This year has been his year and let me tell you-he has a dirty side that makes Xtina want to take a bath. His song “PILLOWTALK” was extremely catchy like the STD the people got when they had one night stands to it. His album was lit and strange all at the same time. The most disturbing part of the album was how the tracklist was listed for each song. It WaS lITTErAlLy Likke THIS aNd mADe me WONder If THiS wAS COdE. Who has their trackless spelt like that? A Visionary that’s who.

Everyone in the “studio” audience will receive a copy of “Mind of Mine” as well a Pillow Pet version of ZAYN. Enjoy the album as you cuddle up with a tattooed pillow pet.


Celebrities on Social Media

Celebrities on social media were too much this year. They had no chill like at all. Their favorite thing to do this year was to go on what I call temper tantrum. They would get all pissy and then tweet/insta/post a status about how they are “done” with social media. Then five minutes later, they would be back on there like it never happened. I get that we have short attention spans these days but we aren’t freaking dumb. Just grow a pair and move on with whatever shiz is going on social media. Move on and get over it.

Under everyone is a signed copy of infamous celebrities tweets. It’s a brand new book published by yours truly. You’re welcome for the table book full of profanity and accidentally nude tweets. It’s fun for the all ages.

Hairspray Live!

This was everything and it was amazing. Sure, it had its problems but it was literally everything that we all wanted from it. From
the soundtrack to the actually performance. From Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson’s duet, to

Everyone is going home with a copy of “Hairspray 2: King Cobra.” It’s the sequel movie about Link Larkin, played by Garrett Clayton, getting his big break…..in the gay porn industry. Watch him go from the Corny Collins show to starring in movies such as “You Can’t Stop the Meat,” “Good Morning, Balty Whore,” “Big, Blonde, and Beautiful,” and the classic “Legend of Mr. Balty Whore’s Crabs.”


Shawn Mendes

This was this dudes year. Shawn Mendes was everywhere this year. He literally played all the talk shows and even did SNL. He even managed to become the Nick Jonas of 2016 with all the pictures of his abs that made worried parents/significant others have to hose down their children/partners because they all were thirsty af. And yes, he is of legal age in the United States.

Everyone is going home with a copy of Shawn Mendes’ newest album, as well as a signed picture of his abs for all the fangirls and fanguys that freaked out over his latest magazine spread.  You’re welcome.


Britney Spears

It’s Britney, bitch. I don’t need to say why she’s on here. It’s unhealthy for her not to be. Everyone will go home with a copy of her new album, as well as a yellow umbrella.



These are our Favorite things in 2016. I hope you enjoy all the gifts that I gave you. You are welcome. And Oprah, call me next year and I’ll help you do your list next year.


What’s some of your favorite things? Let us know in the comments below or tweet @Steven_Kaufman using #PopProject and #FavoriteThings.


Justin Bieber is longer a fan of pictures


Justin Bieber has pissed off the fans. Bieber announced that he wouldn’t take pictures with fans anymore. Here’s the statement that was given via instagram (because who needs to a publicist to release a statement):

“If you happen to see me out somewhere know that I’m not gonna take a picture. I’m done taking pictures. It has gotten to the point that people won’t even say hi to me or recognize me as a human. I feel like a zoo animal, and I wanna be able to to keep my sanity. I realize people will be disappointed, but I don’t owe anybody a picture. And people who say, ‘But I bought ur album,” know that you got my album and you got what you paid for… AN ALBUM! It doesn’t say in fine print whenever you see me you also get a photo.” 

There is a fine line between getting a picture with your favorite celebrity and stalking a celebrity. Why I think it’s good for a celebrity to embrace their fans and to “give back” to them, it’s important for the fans to respect them without making feel like they aren’t people. If you were famous, wouldn’t you want to be treated like a person?

I think that Bieber had the right idea with this but could have done it in a more profound statement  rather than just say “I’m done.” By just doing that, you just look like a tool. Sure, you explained why but it’s overshadowed by how you did it with no warning and your actions. Bieber, you just cancelled your meet and greets then dropped this bomb shell.

Bieber had the right idea and I totally understand where he is coming from because he trying to get some sort of sanity back. Sadly, in his field, there isn’t a whole lot of room for that no matter how hard you try. Either you learn of ways to cope with it, without totally cutting out your fans, or you leave it. This actually starts another conversation that of how this generation wants their 15 minutes of fame but doesn’t want all that goes with it.

Have a thought on Justin Bieber no longer taking photos with fans? Let us know @Steven_Kaufman or in the comments below!!

Barnyard Remixes


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In case you’ve lived under a rock for the past couple of weeks, there is a new way to remix songs that has taken to the internet by storm (expecting a pun to go there, wasn’t you?). This “advance” form of remixing has the sounds of goats in parts where there is “oh-ing” or screaming in the song. The most famous “goat version” is of everyone favorite serial dater Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”.

Don’t believe me? Well check out this little ditty:

Yeah, that is what we are talking about. Taking good songs and turning them into nothing more than just extremely awkward and somewhat disturbing remixes. Other songs that visited the farm are “Living on A Prayer” by Bon Jovi (HOW DARE THEY RUIN A CLASSIC!?!), “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus (That one felt right), and “Ni**as in Paris” by Jay-Z feat. Kayne (We will let you ponder that one).

While the origin of this phenomenon isn’t very clear (and that we don’t give a flying squirrel who made it), we at The Pop Project do not approve of this! We find the “goat remixes” to be just terrible. If we wanted to listen to crap, we would just turn on some Nickelback because that is all “goat remixes” are-crap. I know what you are thinking, “goat remixes” are made not to be taken seriously but when you publish online, it will be taken seriously. So people of the internet, PLEASE make all of this stop for the sake of our ears and for the sake of our goats!

A Letter to Justin Bieber

Dear Mr. Bieber,

Hello there, I hope all is well with your “swaggy” and such. I know that you are an avid listener to us and our creditable sham of a radio show (yes, we are still a sham but just a creditable sham now) and I would first like to thank you for listening and for your support. Now, let’s get down to the point of this letter. I’m writing you this letter because I heard from a little birdie *cough*internet*cough* that you thought that Instagram were going to allegedly going to sell your photos and make a profit off of them.

Who would want to pay money for this when you can find it for free??

When I found this out, I began laugh hysterically because it seemed like you really thought that your photos were really going to get them . I’ll keep it real with you Biebs, some of your photos are just photos of you shirtless. Seriously child, shirtless photos of you are easy to get like it is easy to get photos of Miley Cyrus’s side boob and Miley Cyrus in general. Besides the shirtless photos, your photos is of your food and not really interesting things that you do. I know what you are thinking, if you don’t like what I post then why are following me on there. I’m following because I find it interesting how the different way you make yourself look like a total and complete douchebag, or what I like to call a Biebsbag (congrats, you have a pop project phase named after you!) I will admit that I like the stuff you do for your fans but since you got ditched by Selena Gomez, you’ve just look like a HUGE douche Biebsbag. Well I better let you get back to whatever the hell you doing so I’ll bid you a farewell for now.

Again, thank you for support!

Steven Kaufman and The Pop Project Crew (yes, we are a creditable sham with a crew!)


P.S. Thank you for also giving us so much to talk about in 2012 and I hope you will give us more to talk about in 2013!