Seriously, how sickening are these people?
“But wait Mike, what the hell are pop culture geniuses”, you say? Well, I freely admit that I just made up this term, because I couldn’t find an already-existing term for people who think that their choice of entertainment somehow makes them smarter. Still don’t understand what I mean? Maybe this will help you understand:
Words to remember:
- Watching “The Matrix” does not make you a philosopher.
- Listening to “U2” does not make you a humanitarian.
- Owning all the “Star Trek” movies does not make you a physicist.
- Watching the “Left Behind” movies does not make you a futurist.
- Reading Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time” does not make you a cosmologist.
- Reading Tom Clancy books does not make you a military strategist.
- Reading “New Scientist” magazine does not make you a scientist.
- Owning a copy of “The Day After Tomorrow” does not make you an environmental expert.
- Reading “Popular Mechanics” does not make you an engineer.
- Watching “The Passion” fifty times does not make you an historian.
- Listening to gangsta rap does not make you an expert on inner-city sociology, and it sure as hell doesn’t make you any tougher.
Oh, how easy it is to become a pop culture genius. All you have to do is listen to the right music, watch the right movies, or read the right novels and magazines, and whammo, you instantly duplicate the effect of years of higher education and/or experience. How convenient. It’s almost as bad as creationists who think that the best way to study evolution science is to ignore what virtually all actual biologists are saying.