Tag Archives: pop culture

Zombie apocalypse fantasy.

No, the world isn’t coming to an end; only your world is coming to an end. The rising powers are not enraged and mindless, though you might be.

Hall and Oates, “I Can’t Go for That.”

“Now I’ll do anything you want me to…” quickly turns into “…but I can’t go for that”: this is the motto of a man who can’t go all the way.

A romance for no ages.

Pop culture likes to turn events of world historical significance into the backdrop for petty dramas that properly concern two people.

Pop culture parodies itself.

An explicit pop culture parody brings about a bonus pleasure.

The genre stuff is generic.

What is most remarkable about pop culture is how wide a swath of the world can be caught within a narrow repertoire of genres.

American pop culture.

Once you go back, you’ll see that it’s black.

Living culture is pop culture.

The biggest dupes of fads are the ones who cannot follow them.

I caught myself pouting.

Now I’m doubting the seriousness of my critique of pop culture.