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.


Moooooog35 said...

I wouldn't say that your sex tape sales would be average, Narm.

Remember, no one is watching it to see YOU anyway.


lacochran's evil twin said...

That was you in Narm Nuzzles New Haven??

ClevelandPoet said...

is it called One Night in Narm?

Idea #527 said...

I love that you included 2 things I really don't care for and made them into verbs--Nickelback AND Applebee's. Actually I'm not sure if Applebeing was Applebees. . . I'm just guessing. . .

Fizzgig said...

well no one has original ideas anymore! Songs are remade, or sampled, and every new movie is a remake.

Wait!!...I think I'm just getting old.

Thanks for making me feel old!

Anonymous said...

Desperate times call for more distraction... Like louder music and stronger drink... Wait this is starting to sound like a toast. Never mind. Large Louie