What pop song are you refusing to listen to? What megabestselling book your friends are raving about are you refusing to out and out read? What oversized and overhyped TV series are you proud to claim to have never seen?
I'll start things off:
ME? I haven't listened to or watched the Youtube/Korean megasensation that is Psy and his Gangrene Style... sorry Gingham Style... or is it Ginger Ale Style... Gingher Scissors Style....
I don't deliberately avoid anything; it makes you seem out of touch when you talk to people.
I spoke with a "talent acquisition" person with a head hunter a few weeks ago, who turned out to be two 25-ish year "kids". I got a completely blank look when I made a reference to the soup ordering scene in Seinfeld....
I'm not blind. I know what's going on around me in terms of pop culture megaevents. I choose not to dive into every megapopular thing simply because a few other million others are fetishizing one particular pop culture moment/fad at that time.
A lot of that crap turns out to be very bright (supernova sized) flashes in their respective pans where a year or two later, the people so enamored in that one greatest thing of all time then proclaim how awful it really was in the first place.
I wonder if the end of the universe singularity will come around if Psy's Gangnam Style finally gets one trillion hits on Youtube....
I mostly agree with you, Tsar. I've been an entertainment/culture/arts reader/somewhat involved person for a lot of decades and I tend to skim/skip some things and read others more in depth - don't we all?
Sometimes elements of art play that I shunned as too stupid to bear became more understandable to me as time passed, and sometimes I still think they were stupid, but must have been fun for some.
I did look at the Psy gangnam style video, but not until after I saw another video - Jun Sung Ahn, Dance & Violin Cover re gangnam style -
which I liked much better than Psy's. Or maybe not better - different. Clever kid in Chicago..
Fri 22 Feb, 2013 02:12 pm
Was distantly aware of but refused to spend any time on the crippled cruise ship in the Gulf and snowstorm Nemo.
I see that the Weather Channel hs bcked off a bit. Now they are just using letters like, "Storm Q". NAmes were getting too cute so we will hve stormms catalogied like
2013-Q, (then a series of dates for their best freshness dates)