I realize that there may be good stuff that I am missing by avoiding all of it. I would also lack any interest in a nice juicy steak that happened to be in my septic tank.
Been thinking about it— its pop culture in general. Don’t know much about it because I avoid it. What I do know is that it’s vulgar, violent and vacuous. Pop culture is an oxymoron.
Yeah, I read on about third grade level when I started school, just by sight recognition. So I never was in an actual reading group, just set in the back of the room with whatever book I chose. I learned about phonics when I had to start teaching reading.
Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley and the Comets, Little Richard. The Beatles took R&R in a different direction, and I preferred the direction it was already in.
Yes, what we think of as a part of American history was actually a Mexican civil war.
I couldn’t pick her out of a lineup, so I guess it’s pop culture.
I was raised in Texas, so I had Texas history—a unit about 6 weeks long in 5th grade, a semester in high school, and as an elective in college ( since by then I figured it was an easy A). So, I had been thoroughly taught that the Texans had signed paperwork agreeing to become Mexican citizens and that the Alamo was part of a civil war between Mexicans, which occurred because the Mexican government had changed their constitution and the Texans opposed the changes. It was when I was about 30 and did some reading on my own that I found out that the changes in the Mexican constitution were totally the abolishment of slavery. And, we got a huge dose of the Alamo was fought for FREEDOM. Living in Texas is similar to being a Faux news viewer. They are rated in polls as being the most poorly informed demographic, and it isn’t because they don’t know a lot—it’s just that most of what they know isn’t true.
II don’t know if that choice says more about the dumbing down of the magazine alone or of the entire country. I suspect both.
They won’t go. I have been offering to help my brother in law in Houston pack for three decades now, even offered to pay his first month’s rent anywhere out of the USA. He won’t go.