Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Pop Goes the Culture
My biggest problem with pop culture these days is that nothing lasts longer than a 16 year old boy on prom night.
Writers only need 140 characters.
Musicians only need a ring tone.
Politicians only need a sound bite.
Trashy rich girls only need one sex tape.
We're slowly Nickelbacking ourselves into a corner where our entire state of Applebeing values ease over awe.
Is it laziness? Is anything beyond a push notification too much trouble? Is there an app that can tell me what is good and what is bad? What does that app say about this blog? I NEED THIS.
Or is it a lack of taste? Has the internet made it so easy to be a critic that we just think everything sucks and go towards the path of least resistance? Are we so jaded that negativity is the new creativity?
But the real question - did I really just write an entire BLOG POST complaining about people seeking out short-form content that lacks any real talent or creativity?
Hey, Man, it wouldn't fit on Twitter.
And sales of my sex tape have been average at best.