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Today's blog is from one of my mentors, Dan Sanders. If you're looking for the reason why I think, talk and act the way I do... he's a good one to blame, uh, I mean give credit to.
Pop culture, it has been suggested to me that I should perhaps become more aware of pop culture.
The term pop culture was coined the 19th century or earlier. The term traditionally referred to the education and general culture of the lower class in contrast to the “official culture” and higher education of the dominated classes.
Popular culture is the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitude's images and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid-20th century, and early 21st century. And this collection of influences seeps into the everyday lives, in one way or another, of all people.
When we turn on our TVs, read a newspaper read a comic book or watch a move, we are being infused with the days trending “Pop Culture."
So it becomes obvious that what we consider to be our pop culture is largely influenced by the media. This makes me wonder what was pop culture to Henry David Thoreau, he had no TV, No radio, No mass media. And yet to many, he is still very popular, as is the likes of Charles Dickens, who died in 1870, and of course the still popular at least in some circles William Shakespeare. Of course, we will ignore the fact that Shakespeare later went on to form a rap group known as "Willie Shake and the Why Fourths."
Obviously, Willie, Dickey and Henry are not as popular as The Dark Knight, Star Trek Into The Darkness, Modern family, and OJ Simpson, and more. Or at least that is what the mass media will have us believe .
This podcast will deal with a few of the so called “Trending” issues of the last week.
Enjoy, and as always, comments are more than welcome.