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Pop Culture Blind Spots

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by DanOregon, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Had a conversation the other day with a guy who told me he'd never seen a James Bond movie. Found that hard to believe, even by accident you are bound to have seen a Bond movie.

    Though I guess my blind spot is never having read or seen a Harry Potter story.

    What's yours?
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    * Never seen a Bond movie, either. But I plan to.

    * Never read a Harry Potter book, either. And I certainly have no plans to. Ever.
  3. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    No Harry Potter books or movies.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    You guys must not have had children in the early 2000s. Anyway, my bet is that most pop culture blind spots are gender-related, the way my wife has never seen Caddyshack or my complete ignorance of the Twilight saga in print and movies.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Only 1 Potter flick.
    No Twilight flicks.
    No Survivor or American Idol episodes.

    Big Bang Theory was going to be on that list but I watched one episode (hated it) then watched another (didn't understand it) then watched another (enjoyed a chuckle or two) then watched another (and laughed) and now I think I like the show.
  6. lesboulez

    lesboulez Member

    never seen Titanic or Avatar or seen an episode of american idol...
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    --Mad Men
    --The Wire
    --30 Rock
    --Mission: Impossible, Tom Cruise version
    --Dark Knight franchise or any other recent superheroes franchise
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Never seen Mad Men, Sopranos, Breaking Bad, American Idol, The Wire, 30 Rock, Big Bang Theory or any of the superhero, Harry Potter, Star Wars or Twilight movies.
  9. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    It's quite possible I have seen fewer than 100 movies in my lifetime, counting movies I've watched with my children. I'm 44.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I haven't watched five minutes of reality TV in all my life, though I consider that a character strength and not a pop culture blind spot.

    I also have very little appreciation for music other than what's on the radio. I was a college junior when Nirvana released Nevermind. I bought it -- six years later.
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    --Survivor after the first season
    --Harry Potter books
  12. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    I have many, many pop culture blind spots.

    Never seen a Bond movie. Haven't seen the Super Bowl since I was forced to when it was in Detroit (was working). Couldn't pick Lady Gaga out of a lineup. Ditto for any reality show *anything*. When I pass through grocery store checkouts and see the tabloid covers, I rarely have heard of anyone.

    Right now, I do have a TV in my possession, but I am not kidding when I say I do not watch anything. I'm the one who begs for captions on the photo posts -- I do not know who the people are.

    I left the country originally in 2007 and I swear part of me never came back. I just don't care to know who the Kashawhomevers are.

    I could fill many threads with my pop culture illiteracy.
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