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Imagine if there was no pop culture.

The world seems to be more obsessed with celebrities than real world issues. What if there was only traditional culture of countries and no popular culture. Imagine it... where would we be without pop culture idols? In a better or worse place?

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    Aug 30 2011: Imagine if there was no pop culture.

    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today...

    Imagine there's no countries
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace...

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    It`s easy if you try
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world...

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the world will live as one

    [Oh, wait! If there was no pop culture ... I wouldn't have been able to make that joke. (with apologies to Lennon's estate)]

    Traditional culture is just really old pop culture. It's all good.
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    Aug 30 2011: A much better place I guess. If the music industry collapsed the fine music could return because young people would find their own choice of what they liked.
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      Aug 30 2011: Hi Frans,

      I like some of the new music.

      I have "a rule" - I'll listen to something three times before I decide if I like it or not.
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        Aug 30 2011: It isn't all bad, Thomas.
        Despite the marketing or pushing of the industries nice things come through.
        A lot of pop music from Africa, India or Romania I like very much.

        I can recommend Carmen Serban from Romania.
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      Aug 30 2011: This is so true. People have the strangest tendency to flock.

      I wouldn't mind if new-wave music came back though.
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    Sep 8 2011: Hi, see u again. Think the pop culture also has some idea worth spreading,right? For example, Eminem teaches me not to afraid...start a new life right today if i want to...it's good
  • Aug 31 2011: Without the pop culture the soda culture would have developed and we would have soda idols. The entertainment industry caters to the base emotions of people. They will always find a way to exploit it one way or another. In the end the world would not be a better or worse place. It would be the same.
  • Aug 31 2011: The store Hot Topic would go belly up. +1

    The Entertainment Tonight and TMZ shows would probably have to shut their doors because those programs do not know how to showcase real news. +2

    The cast of Jersey Shore would have to get real jobs that would pay them the base pay that lowlife scum deserve. +5

    No more kids walking across my lawn in baggy clothes with chains while exposing their rear ends. +10

    In the end, all the worlds problems would be solved. I totally approve of this idea.
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      Aug 31 2011: Hot Topic; The Entertainment Tonight; TMZ; Jersey Shore; No more kids walking across my lawn in baggy clothes with chains while exposing their rear ends.

      What are these things of which you speak? (I can - sort of - figure it out but we don't get any of those pop culture references here in The People's Republic of China. But kids here - very, very young kids - do toddle around with their pi gu (rear end) exposed.)
      • Sep 1 2011: Sorry. My comment was rather directed at the popular culture within the Untied States.

        However, if popular culture abruptly ended within the United States, I imagine there would be a noticeable drop purchases of exports from China to the U.S.

        China would still export many items but a lot of current exports, I imagine, can be tied to pop culture. Ex. Nike Shoes and the Pop Culture sports icons that the company associates with their brand. Remove that link and sales may drop.
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    Aug 31 2011: i would agree except i wouldnt have a lot of the movies and music i love today without it
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    Aug 30 2011: Definately would be in a better place, at least with the pop culture idols we have today. The result of idolizing those that have met manufactured success, or success by chance is tragic. Consider the vast majority of successful pop songs deal with the ego in it's shallowest form, and the implications it has.

    Being Canadian I see a variety of traditional art forms all around me. Though they are with merit, interesting and enjoyable let's not forget that art is supposed to reflect current culture. What we truly need are artists topping the charts who are saying something worthwhile.
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      Aug 30 2011: This is about the 10th time in recent weeks I have seen the word "definitely" spelled "definately."

      And seeing as this particular scribe is "anon-ymous," I figure it is a good opportunity to point it out without embarrassing anyone.

      Definitely is definitely spelled d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y. Or to put it another way: Definitely is definitely not spelled d-e-f-i-n-a-t-e-l-y.

      Pass it on.
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        Aug 30 2011: I type fast and rely heavily on spell check. You seem smart enough to understand what I meant without resorting to petty corrections. As for Lennon, he said something imortant and got people thinking, we need more of that.
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          Aug 30 2011: im with you on that, people know exactly what you said, but chose to correct it anyways. shows how stupid the english language is.
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          Aug 30 2011: Hi Anon Ymous,

          It's a joke ... based in reality ... but a joke

          Seriously, I chose to correct a common spelling mistake with you because - well I like words to be spelled correctly* - and you are "anonymous" and, as such, you are personally shielded from embarrassment.

          I apologize if the humour was not evident.

          Tim, from time to time, I teach English as a second language; you're right: English is a pretty stupid language. How many ways are there to pronounce "ough?" Through, enough, bough, dough, thought, etc, etc.

          * I am a terrible speller; I'm dyslexic. Without spellcheck, I would be lost. BTW my spellcheck does catch definately.
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          Aug 31 2011: its cool i am slightly defensive, as i dont attempt to edit for spelling in anything i do and have a few friends who think i care when they correct it lol. :) HAVE AN AMAZING DAY THOMAS!
  • Aug 29 2011: but then who would be best suited for the mundane factory worker or garbage collection jobs ;)