A Pop Culture Deficit

“What are these Hunger Games of which you speak?”

When I have to ask for pop culture clarification, I always sound like English isn’t my first language. And as time goes on, I find myself having to ask more and more frequently. Thank God for Google, because it often allows me to answer my own questions, thereby avoiding looking like a complete fool to the younger generation. Just the other day, I typed in “What does smh mean?”

If I really want to feel old, I check out Google Trends. For example, apparently today, Jennifer Lawrence, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves are a big deal. I don’t know who any of these people are or what they do or why they’re so important in life.

And when did the pound sign start being called a hashtag? Seems like everybody made that switch on the same exact day. Apparently I didn’t get the memo.

I don’t know when I stopped having my finger on the pulse of what is going on in this country, but I’m most definitely pulse-less. You don’t want me to be part of your team at trivia night in your local bar. I couldn’t pick Lindsay Lohan out of a line up, which is a pity, because from what I hear that’s where I’d be most likely to encounter her.

And guess what? I’ve never tweeted. Not even once.



[Image credit: Zazzle.com]

And when did “trend” become a gerund?


Author: The View from a Drawbridge

I have been a bridgetender since 2001, and gives me plenty of time to think and observe the world.

7 thoughts on “A Pop Culture Deficit”

  1. Hi Barb, I was once computer illiterate. I’m so glad you finally diagnosed my latest illness: Pop Culture Deficit. Do you know of any support groups? I’ve never tweeted, hate texting, and still call new electronic devices “machines”. I still miss receiving hand-written notes and find email “greeting cards” a little impersonal. Call me old-fashioned…but, I’m one of the few…the proud. When I see the section on my home page entitled “Trending Now”, I usually say “Who Cares?”. As for hunger games, I’m having one right now…I’m starving and need to have lunch.

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