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Mon Feb 6, 2012, 12:06 AM

14. I only got to see the fourth quarter

But, I saw some beautiful plays. Truly breathtaking unfortunately they were made by the team I wasn't rooting for. But, hey they tried and that is what matters. I really don't think people are limited to just caring about social issues or just caring about things that really don't matter. In less than a week I will have all but forgotten that I was disappointed in the game results as I will be busy with writing my discussion papers for my political science class, doing algebra homework, reading for my theatre class, and researching for a speech for my speech class. Not to mention trying to keep up with all my daily household activities.

The problem though isn't so much that people are immersed in popular culture. The biggest problem as I see it is that more than half the households in the US have two working parents and often one of those parents has more than one job. They aren't trying to keep up with the Joneses
anymore, they are literally just trying to scrap by every month. They aren't being distracted by popular culture their time is being co-opted by slave wage jobs, so that is where their energy is going, not so much on pop culture.

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