Friday, June 5, 2009

signs of cultural implosion VII

Hitler Halloween costumes, the term "blipster," the number of countries I have never heard of, that people on a college campus have no idea who James Joyce is, people who lay out in bikinis and Washington...when it is barely 70 degrees, milkshake flavors that aren't delicious, that kids today don't listen to Phil Collins, the "radio war" between KJR and JackFM, that someone would not jump at the chance to study abroad, that someone who was a young child in the early to mid 90's did not watch or enjoy the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, leashkids, that you can't get tots at Taco Bell anymore, visible tattoos in the workplace, the "trend" of hugging people you don't actually know yet, that I read more than I read the newspaper, that a movie called Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus exists, that the Hills will continue post-LC, the new Strawberry Shortcake, that I don't get to take Latin in the fall because people are assholes and take up all the spots in that class, that makeup companies can charge scores of dollars for "anti-ageing" products that are secretly just sunscreen, that someone could graduate from college cum laude (that's "with honors," folks) and not know Benjamin Franklin was never president.

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