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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Two Hundred and Fifty Seventh Question

What or who do you think is the best symbol
of current "Pop Culture" in the United States?

10 Comments:

  • At 1:54 PM, Blogger Sublime said…

    I would have to say the influx of reality "competition" tv shows. For example, American Idol, B-List Celebs on Ice, So You Think You Can Dance, etc.

     
  • At 2:36 PM, Blogger Mind Sprite said…

    I agree with Sublime. You can't swing a dead cat without hitting another new reality show. And it's all people seem to talk about these days.

     
  • At 2:47 PM, Blogger djmetronome said…

    who...hmm...

    some dumb girl who dress's 22 when she's 17 and is burning a track from a crappy band she heard referenced on some reality tv show where hookers have to live with priests under the watchfull eye of a myspace webcam...

    she's our pop-icon

     
  • At 3:26 PM, Blogger danielle said…

    i couldn't answer this for a while becuase nothing really popped into my head. but the minute i read your answer sublime it clicked. i couldn't agree more. sadly, i'm sucked into the whole thing...i started watching "america's got talent" last night :(

    freemind: "you can't swing a dead cat without hitting another new reality show." fantastic quote! i love it.

     
  • At 6:14 PM, Blogger Mr. Incredulous said…

    If pop culture were to have a "poster child," I think it would have to be celeb couples. (Speaking of which, who's the dumbo who created all these morphed names like TomKat and Brangelina???) Also, if p.c. had a logo, I'd say ebay.

     
  • At 8:42 PM, Blogger ian gordon said…

    If I went out tomorrow onto the streets of Britsland and asked the people I think Madonna would STILL be seen as the main pop culture icon from the States. Maybe wacko Jacko, but if they voted for him I'd just tear their votes up.

    We have really no idea who wins your "reality shows", etc. Last year we had a Celebrity Big Brother with two americans in it: Dennis Rodman and Traci Bingham. Nobody knew who the hell they were. (Even the other house mates!) I still don't. Had to look it up just now to even remember their names. I'll have forgotten them again before I hit the "login and publish" button...

     
  • At 10:50 PM, Blogger Elizabeth Taylor said…

    I think it's anything celebrity related. Just a picture of any celebrity out and about. Okay, how about a People magazine? Or Us.

     
  • At 4:43 PM, Blogger Coal Miner's Daughter said…

    My vote based on todays car trip, radio talkshows. Usually when I an driving I channel surf to avoid it but I was driving with two friends who apparently like them. It was about 4 hours of blather. I got to hear about MySpace, celebrities, movies, 'The War', reality TV shows, state local and traffic news, sports updates (and sports figures criminal updates) and shockingly very little about music. By the end I felt a little sick. I think its worse than the talking picture box. -Jn

    ps. freemind sprite- I am going to stick that line in my back pocket. its a real winner!

     
  • At 5:23 PM, Blogger Mind Sprite said…

    Everyone is welcome to use my "dead cat" phrase. It comes in surprisingly useful :)

     
  • At 7:48 PM, Blogger House of Suz said…

    Britney Spears all pregnant on the cover of some rag, iPODs, blogs and Paris Hilton.

     

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