I was born in 1989 and growing up it seemed Beethoven (the dog movie) was an iconic film along the lines of Home Alone, Beauty and the Beast, The Sandlot, etc. It seemed every kid I knew had a VHS copy of it at their house and I remember people considering Saint Bernards the "Beethoven dog" just like how one would consider collies the "Lassie dog".
Fast-forward 30 years and Beethoven never comes up in today's movie zeitgeist. They don't show it on TV, no one parodies it, there's no cast reunion, or remakes like the other movies referenced above. Perhaps it wasn't nearly as big of a movie as I thought it was.
Are there any other movies you thought were iconic, nationwide blockbusters as a kid only to grow up and realize it was only popular in your own bubble?
If the supposedly average penis is about 5'' in length and 4.5'' in girth, why do most women (based on anecdotal evidence of course) see it as "little" or even "tiny". The real "average" in popular culture seems to be 7'' by 6'' or so. All my partners told me that I was the smallest they've had (5.1'' by 3.9'').
worthy of serious scholarly examination. But I’ll admit that, initially, I didn’t really “get” what he was trying to say in reference to a certain community that he seems to be at odds with.
Because now, every major mainstream media outlet is now trying to literally rewrite what what the definition of a man or a woman is, and it appears that a significant portion of society is ready to go right along with it.
He’s not just a comedian, a philosopher, or a thinker.
Now it appears that he is a prophet as well.
hey does anyone else secure kinda sad when they see mitski and her music being reduced to feral gay forest cottagecore music? like obv a good majority of us are ⠀gay and it’s ok to associate some of her stuff with naturey things but it makes me sad that she explores all these deep themes but the general population is like ~mitski is my uwu cottagecore comfort queen~ (no hate to anyone tho!!)
Hi all - I've been collecting all mentions of Ukraine in the arts and culture, modern life etc. In all areas where the mention or reference is somewhat unexpected.
Please add yours!
My current list from a year ago:
Finally I remembered the password of my account. I missed you guys.
I think we need threads about delatinization of popular culture since we have a lot of threads about delatinization of other things.
There are no Spiderman, Wonder woman, Batman, Hawkman..etc because they're not Latinate words.
Superheroes = Overheleths
Superman = Overman
Movie = Film
Creator of the show/game = Maker of the show/game or shaper of the show/game
Captain America = Headman Americk or Lord Americk
Pop music = Folk music (I know they're different kinds of music but the words have the same etymology)
Race (in game) = folk (I played a German browser game and it uses the word volk to describe all races like elves, humans, dwarves...etc)
Grand Theft Auto = Great Theft Wain
God OF War = God Of Wye
The video about Anglish language uploaded by the channel Ilovealllanguages is full of foreign words, we need a new video about Anglish language without foreign words.
I learned that due to demographic drift and decline there is a lot of abandoned houses in Japan. Where are those houses predominantly located (in what regions of Japan)? Are there any wholly abandoned settlements and if yes, are they remote or can be close to the populated areas?
Do Japanese people sometimes use these houses illegally simply for squatting (hermits or runaway youth communes) or maybe as a compounds for criminal activity? Were there any notorious incidents related to akiya?
Are there any (crime, mistery or horror probably) popular Japanese books or films using akiya as premises?
In my country (Russia) thousands of villages became extinct as well. Not anywhere very close to me though, I didn't manage to visit any and get a feel yet.
Hello guys. Thank you for responding to my movie ideas post that I made a couple days ago. Many great ideas. Now, I am back with another post about why the Byzantine Empire is not popular in popular culture. If you have any other reasons, it would be much appreciated.
One of the oddities of getting old is bearing witness as the pop culture you used to think would always be beyond reproach slowly slides out of favor. As millennials age into the solid middle of the culture here at the end of 2021, they’re getting to experience that disorienting slip with some of the most beloved pop culture of their youths, and most particularly the pop culture that was celebrated during the presidency of Barack Obama.
Sunny, wholesome, nominated-for-16-Emmys Parks and Recreation is now widely considered an overrated and tunnel-visioned portrait of the failures of Obama-era liberalism. Iconic and beloved Harry Potter is the neoliberal fantasy of a transphobe. Perhaps most dramatic of all is the rapid fall of Hamilton and its creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose reputation is now one of embarrassing earnestness.
Gossip Girl, hyper-aware in all its incarnations of the preferred status symbols of mean teens, sounded the death knell there. The 2021 HBO revival of Gossip Girl sees its cast of wealthy Upper East Side teenagers enjoying a night out at the Public Theatre, where Hamilton first premiered off-Broadway in 2015.
“You know, I saw Hamilton here with Max, before it went on Broadway,” brags one of the teens, hoping to impress his cool new girlfriend Zoya. “You into that play?”
Zoya, the wokest of the group and the one with the most sophisticated literary taste, sighs deeply and rolls her eyes. “No doubt it’s a work of art,” she allows. “But …”
Zoya doesn’t finish her sentence. She doesn’t have to; by now, the critiques of Hamilton are so well established that the audience can fill in the blanks on its own: Hamilton, according to current conventional cool-person wisdom, [glorifies](https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/in-the-haunting-of-lin-manuel-miranda-ishmael-reed-revives-an-old-debat... keep reading on reddit ➡
i dont understand her desire to remain uneducated about the populer culture. She doesn't know the beatles and nirvana? i can understand she grow up incredibly sheltered and thats sad. But that doesnt mean she cant enjoy that stuff right now. And also i don't think she should now every popular thing out there. But it feels like she makes sure she stays that way,like she feels unique and quirky that way. if you grow up extremely sheltered, even not knowing the beatles or guns and roses is normal. But saying "who are these white guys. they're white and old" is not normal. There is so many music and films out there. She claims she loves art and she is a creative person. Just go explore girl. You really love your musicals but you can have new interests in life that doesnt make the old ones fade away. Calling worldwide known legends white and old doesnt make you "edgy","woke" or "different". it just makes you look like a fool. i mean i couldnt have a relationship with a person just gave up experiencing new things in life. maybe if she would listen a one song from beatles they would became her favourite band? Who knows? Why she doesnt let herself? its really weird and its not just some music,its about everything. it's always "her" family, "her" traditions, "her" memories. why not spend one holiday with erik's parents just once? Could she handle celebrating christmas without her family with just erik's family? i'm honestly sad for erik's parents. they even can't stay alone with their grandchild. there is always gwen or kory. these people come from far away,they deserve some alone quality time with their grandchildren. but they arent collen's family and for colleen people are born when they met her so erik's past doesnt even matter i think.
I recently rewatched the 2010’s Planet of the Apes trilogy in preparation for The Batman, and it blows my mind how good those movies are, not just from a storytelling perspective but also from the literally groundbreaking visuals effects. I know they weren’t exactly panned when they came out, but I never hear anyone talk about them and imo, that’s the best trilogy to come out in at least the last decade.
On the flip side, I have never understood the hype behind Titanic. I know it was revolutionary in visual effects at the time but - to contrast my above point - I don’t think it holds any interest on a story level. Yes, the two leads are attractive and it was based on a true story, but for this to be the highest grossing movie of all time for 12 years and for it to still be a movie people talk about… I just don’t get it. I thought it was boring and cheesy and had many issues from a story perspective.
So, I'd like to open this up by saying that I don't read a great many books. Like a lot of people, I kind of get the majority of my entertainment out of comic books, manga, anime, video games, and tv shows, so if there are some works that do a good job of representing my people and my culture, well, feel free to list them and I'll consider checking them out once I finish reading Joe Abercrombie's First Law series. This is mainly just supposed to be my personal perspectives and opinions based on the content I've been exposed to over the course of my entire life and it isn't meant in any way to generalize, undermine, or insult popular culture as a whole.
With that being said, as an Indian-American, I've always felt like my culture has been something that few people in the West seemed to really understand beyond the surface level and have often found that the majority of media just seems to be incredibly lazy in their depictions of us and cultures based on us. A lot of it tends to just be heavily sensationalized or simplified depictions of our ancient civilizations and of Hinduism as a whole which fails to understand the complexities and nuances which form our collective identity. While on a national scale we're collectively addressed as one people, we're a large hotpot of numerous cultures who'd needed centuries to unify on any sort of large scale. Our history is intricate and full of all sorts of interesting events and ideas which are at times directly reflected in the mythology of the numerous religions and sub-sects of those religions that had formed across the vast subcontinent we call home. Yet despite that and despite the incredible insight you could easily gain from even a surface-level understanding of the Mahabharata (basically the Hindu Iliad, to put in the simplest terms that I can really think of, which you should definitely consider reading at some point because its metal as fuck) and other well-known epics, it just seems like a lot of writers only seem to see us as, well, a bunch of jungle people with curved swords, elephants, and a caste system. It feels insulting and at times borderline racist, it's almost like the Orientalism perpetuated by many English writers during the 19th and 20th century never truly died and that some traces of it still exist today.
Really, I don't want to come off as some whiney, ungrateful ass. I'm glad that some people are willing to even give us the light of day at all. It could genuinely be a lot worse, but that... keep reading on reddit ➡
I had this weird thought about how there's literally a billion memes from this series. At first I though 5 had the most but the more I thought about it I came to realize just how much each game has.
Which one have you seen the most of?
Inspired to read some satire after watching Don't Look Up. Help a reader out!
I have never been a person who has been against social media and popular culture. I am very fluent in modern technology and am politically left (which I know isn't for all in my generation but is more common). However, I have never been really involved with my generation's culture. I don't know any memes nor do I have a place where I consume them, I rarely use social media, and until recently, never had a Tik Tok account.
This has never been a a real problem for me, especially during quarantine when most of my social interaction was with close friends I had already known. However, since quarantine, I was with my family over the holidays My sister and my cousins all got along and related on various memes, songs from Tik Tok, trends, etc. and I felt really left out. I had no idea what any of them were talking about and since then I have questioned if I should get more involved with previously mentioned things.
I fear that my lack of knowledge on culture from my generation will hurt my ability to socialize with people in high school now, college, and further. I created a Tik Tok account but haven't used it and though I have an Instagram account I only have a few followers and no posts. I have a Snapchat account that I have also never used.
What else should I do, if anything, to increase my knowledge on culture of my generation? Are there accounts or pages where I can see popular memes? Do I have to use Tik Tok more?
TLDR: Should I interact with the culture of my generation more because if not I could be isolated and limited socially from my peers? Or does it not matter as much as I think it does?
What do you think?
Whenever one imagines a typical crown of a monarch or simply googles a crown, usually it will be a round crown with pointy spikes. Example:
Where does this image come from and is there any particular prototype for such design? The closest design I can find is the Bohemian crown or the Imperial crown of Austria but they still seem slightly different as they are "filled" inside with a middle part. Thank you!
As the question stands, Black British people make up just 2-3% of the population, yet make up 23% of roles in UK media from what I've read, yet British Asians make up around 6-8% of the population, yet seem so often completely missing in action from media representation, around 3% from Ofcom's report.
What has caused this disparity? By watching UK media you would think British Demographics were far closer to US ones, than what is actually reality.