Recent questions tagged pop culture

Description : Under the topic of things we've recently become aware, I just found out that a country song that hit the top of the charts was removed. It was a hit, but by a gay person of colour. Can you help explain this?

Last Answer : Can you cite a reference to its removal? I'm going to search now. . CBS News indeed reports it was removed. I'm on a mobile device and can't link. The Country Music authority that ... did not have enough elements to qualify as a country song. The decision is tainted with racism and homophobia.

Description : Have you encountered famous people where you work?

Last Answer : Who / what is considered famous? I was once at a conference (in Vail, Colorado) and one of the keynote speakers needed a ride down to Denver airport (the old one). He was a big shot in our ... middle of nowhere Wisconsin. I shook Jimmy Carter's hand once at a rally when he was running for president.

Description : Did Cobert intend his audience to cheer about the firing of James Comey?

Last Answer : Yellowdog i think he was shocked by the cheering.

Description : What's your opinion of Lady Gaga's Super Bowl half time?

Last Answer : I thought it was great!

Description : What major error is on one of the following People magazine covers?

Last Answer : Well, once again they got “The Sexiest Man Alive” wrong :)

Description : Were there a lot of 90s movies like The Truman Show/The Matrix?

Last Answer : answer:Simulated reality has been a recurring movie theme for ages. Kurt Vonnegut touched on it in Slaughterhouse Five and in Breakfast of Champions, both of which were made into movies in the 1970’s.

Description : Who wants to play the "What's in a name?", advertising icons game?

Last Answer : Madge

Description : Hey, hey! Are you ready for the Monkee's new "Good Times" album?

Last Answer : I heard one track that makes me want to hear the rest.

Description : What is your opinion of celebrities preaching religious and political views?

Last Answer : I encourage it. Makes it easier to whittle down the number of people I give my time and money to.

Description : Do you think embracing pop culture is important for society?

Last Answer : society should embrace the teachings of Star Trek, yes.

Description : Who is your favourite music artist of all time?

Last Answer : answer:Beatles. Really, in the late 70’s, when they were a bit “old”, my friends called me the Beatle Nut. I can listen to their music anytime, any album, any song, even Revolution 9.

Description : Were you a fan of the American music group Emerson, Lake and Palmer?

Last Answer : Another great guy gone. This song will have to be rewritten about 2016, the year the music died.

Description : Do the paparazzi really have any right to complain, when celebrities get violent with them?

Last Answer : That’s pretty much where my sympathies lie as well.

Description : Would you characterize the '90's TV show Baywatch as "beloved"?

Last Answer : no, it was shit

Description : Whatever happened to pin-back buttons [You might need link provided in Details.]?

Last Answer : answer:I have a few vintage political ones. And actually my daughter gave my husband a whole handful (ouch) of small pins for Bell’s Brewery recently. I should take a photo but I’m in bed in the dark posting this. Long time no see!

Description : Do you remember the last time you ate a Pop-Tart, and perhaps the flavor?

Last Answer : Gailcalled chastised me for eating them for dinner about 3 years ago. She told me they had no redeeming nutritional value and to stop eating them. I did. They do taste like cardboard.

Description : Would you share a favourite quote with me?

Last Answer : “If Breaking Bad has taught me anything it’s that you can’t make money unless you sell Meth.” —Abe Noxious

Description : Have you made a contribution to a gum wall?

Last Answer : No. Lol.

Description : How has American popular culture been affected by reality shows such as Sons of Anarchy or Burning Bad?

Last Answer : “Nah, come on, man. Some straight like you, giant stick up his ass all a sudden at age, what, 60, he’s just gonna burn bad?” – Jesse Pinkman

Description : In your opinion, what was the most brilliant commercial or commercial advertising campaign of your lifetime? (Details)

Last Answer : answer:Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ – brilliantly simple and a perfect fit to the product line. —————- This is my favorite commercial ever in terms of entertainment value.

Description : Why aren't Prince videos available in the USA on YouTube?

Last Answer : Prince is fucking nuts.

Description : Why does everyone love the movie "Lost in Translation" so much?

Last Answer : answer:Two words: Scarlett Johanson (pre-botox) I like it but I didn’t love it.

Description : Do you believe there is any chance that Justin Bieber will be deported?

Last Answer : No. Nor should there be.

Description : What is your favorite song by The Smiths?

Last Answer : Big Mouth Strikes Again.

Description : Tweaking, and Twerking, and Fluthering, and Tweeting. What's next?

Last Answer : Twooshing. Make up whatever you want to go with the word.

Description : How jaded would you say you've become over the years?

Last Answer : answer:I really, seriously, honestly don’t give a shit. I have friends who get on stage and bust televisions over their own heads. That is much more entertaining than some teenager shaking her skinny ass.

Description : What do you think of the Rolling Stone cover with surviving Boston Bomber on the cover?

Last Answer : Isn’t Rolling Stone mainly a music, music based magazine? Why would they put a picture of a murderer on the front and make him look like a rock star? I’m not outraged over it, but I am annoyed.

Description : Why does Iggy Pop look like a cachectic shar pei?

Last Answer : Years of drug abuse combined with his age have made his skin go, err…pop.

Description : Why do older people think the world is getting worse?

Last Answer : answer:I think very few people, young or old, understand that violent crime in the US has plummeted in the past few decades. I don’t have a high opinion of most people’s knowledge outside their immediate experience.

Description : Does this make me uncool?

Last Answer : I’m kinda stuck in the 60s folk scene and 60s and 70s Classic rock scene so if you’re uncool, you’ve got company here.

Description : Was there ever a pop music recording of "Do not go gentle into that good night"?

Last Answer : I vaguely remember that. I’m finding one version by John Cale but I can’t find anything other than the lyrics so far.

Description : What would you include in your list?

Last Answer : Sorry. Great question. I’m sure there will be tons of answers. But angst over pop “culture” just ain’t my thing.

Description : Who can give me a crash course on Star Wars?

Last Answer : You are asking a lot, so let me answer a couple of these Star Trek is a western in space. Star Wars is an opera in space. The biggest difference between the two is that Trek involves ... things with your mind, confuse the weak minded, communicate with other Jedi telepathically, and see the future.

Description : Which is the best music festival in our current time?

Last Answer : I’d vote for Bonnaroo. I go almost every year and it has never ceased to amaze me. They bring in such a wide variety of musicians and entertainers, everyone is so happy, and there is a perfect mix of people.

Description : How can I find out who took part in the filming of a music video?

Last Answer : answer:I think, in most cases, that information is not even kept track of by the artists, let alone catalogued by an outside body. The best you can hope for is that the person you're stalki ... they don't give video credits. You might have better luck asking Fluther if anyone recognizes the person.

Description : Have you heard about the "Bazinga Bee"?

Last Answer : I believe they just discovered the Romney cactus, something about massive pricks!

Description : Does swearing indicate a lack of vocabulary?

Last Answer : No. I have an extensive vocabulary. I just enjoy using certain swear words. Especially the F word.

Description : What is your opinion of the song "Gangnam Style"?

Last Answer : took the world by storm.

Description : Why does it seem that people prefer certain villains over certain heroes?

Last Answer : I think when a villain is popular there is a thread of something added to make that person likable or for people to identify with. It would run through the character and be obvious from time to time. Or else it wouldn’t work.

Description : Can you enjoy listening to songs without paying attention to the lyrics?

Last Answer : Hip hop. Awesome beat but most of the time I tune out the lyrics

Description : What are your thoughts on the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics?

Last Answer : Sounds like it will be pretty cool. It would be fun to be there.

Description : How do you feel about the Daniel Tosh rape joke controversy?

Last Answer : I’m not even sure what the joke was, ut rape jokes aren’t really funny, that being said he’s paid to push boundries wih comedy. He failed.

Description : Now that scientists have discovered a hidden room revealing the Mayans' calculations of time beyond 2012, just how relieved are you?

Last Answer : answer:I will still be sharing Mayan jokes with friends. My recent fav is this one regarding Dick Clark’s death. tee hee :D

Description : What do you think Barack Obama's joining Pinterest will do for the site's popularity, acceptance and legitimacy?

Last Answer : More people will definitely join it so they can try to contact or interact with him in some way. More people are on online communities, so he’ll appear hip and cool to the younger generation.

Description : How can I watch the upcoming season of Mad Men (season 5) without subscribing to cable?

Last Answer : You can buy it on iTunes.

Description : Is social media the new pop culture?

Last Answer : It has been for awhile. I don’t know what’s next, however, because I don’t have a time machine.

Description : Of all Willy Wonka's attractions at the chocolate factory which is the least farfetched?

Last Answer : I always thought the same about the wallpaper… it could be done. How gross, though. lol.

Description : Who and what is popular right now? I need to brainstorm.

Last Answer : answer:This couple blows away my teen son, right now. They do really nice covers… and the girl is a surprisingly good rapper (or is it a hip hopper?) Karmin 50 million hits…

Description : Do any of you still use a VHS player? If so do you source out VHS from Goodwill and thrift shops? If you don't, what do you miss about VHS?

Last Answer : I did up until about 6 months ago when it broke. We have lots of kids shows and movies on VHS that they still like.

Description : What is your favorite Madonna song?

Last Answer : I don’t like her. /: