Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pop culture confusion

Whenever I read the newspaper, I generally try to steer clear of anything dealing with the entertainment world because more often than not, the names and faces displayed are either unknown to me or of those that I couldn't care less about. Just last night, for instance, my father and I were trying to figure out what that "Snooki" woman did for a living and how she got famous. Within seconds of broaching the topic, however, we dismissed it with synchronous head shakes.

Below are entertainment news excerpts that I found in the local Express paper this week... and all have baffled me beyond belief.

"So, it's settled, at this point everyone is looking forward to the return of Game of Thrones, even The Simpsons."
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My first reaction:
What the heck is Game of Thrones? (A video game?) And why would "everyone" be looking forward to it?

My second reaction:
People still watch The Simpsons?

"... isn't sure how the new website JuggaloBook, fashioned after Facebook, is going to work out for Insane Clown Posse, which started this week."
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My first reaction:
I was booted off Facebook after only two months because one of their junior sleuths actually figured out that "Missy Blasé" wasn't my real name. Good work, Sherlock.

My second reaction:
Who and/or what is the Insane Clown Posse?

"... new mashup that remixes Adele's Set Fire to the Rain and Daft Punk's Something About Us that was released on Monday."
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My first reaction:
Who and/or what is Daft Punk?

My second reaction:
Why would I want to hear a mashup of two songs that I never heard of in the first place?

 *sigh*
I'll just stay under my rock, thank you.

4 comments:

  1. no worries the best people live under rocks so i'll come visit

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  2. Thanks becca :0) I'll be sure to have some cookies and hot chocolate waiting when you come over.

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  3. I have just found your blog in a convoluted way - sometimes the only way to find a good blog. I like your style. Have fun under your rock. Marcie

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  4. Oh my.

    Game of Thrones is an insanely popular series of novels that has also become an insanely popular series on HBO.

    But that's okay. I haven't got a clue what that Juggalo thing is all about.

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