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Old Or Fat, Who’s Hated More?

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As you may or may not know the world has a general standard to which you are to measure yourself and live your life by. I’m speaking of course about the beautiful monster called Pop Culture.

If you don’t know what to say, how to feel or how to conduct yourself, fear not empty headed for the answers are a mere click away. Whether that click is a computer, television or car door shutting on your way to the mall, Pop Culture is rampant everywhere and the ability to be told what to do has never been greater.

One of the things I’ve noticed is that Pop Culture hates fat people and old people. I just can’t decide who is hated more. I see them sometimes out in the stream of mass media and occasionally it’s not even an appearance just to be the butt of a joke or cruel prank.

I like to think that this is just an oversight by someone working at the “media factory” and can only hope that they have been terminated for the oversight.

I mean who wants to be exposed to fat people? They’re fat and old people? They’re old for cryin’ out loud, it’s disgusting. If that’s not enough reason to banish someone from the beautiful, popular and trendy highway of Pop Culture, I don’t know what is.

Sadly, that’s the way the world seems. I just watched a show tonight about old people caught on video doing the kind of things that becomes the content of shows about people on video. The lack of respect and overall contempt of humanity wasn’t just disturbing, it was straight out frightening. The videos weren’t so bad, but the voice over/commentary was so derogatory you almost couldn’t believe it was approved and produced.

How can anybody be cool? Guess Andy Warhol had it right about the fifteen minutes, because that’s about all the time one might have to fit into the small parameters of Pop Culture correctness. I feel sorry for all the people that are burdened by the waves and wakes that Pop Culture creates, the holes it digs, the traps it sets, sitting, waiting to pounce on some poor, insecure person.

That must be how Pop Culture survives, on the energy of the souls in drains.

Egg On!

Ramblin’ Rooster

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Written by Ramblin' Rooster

December 4, 2008 at 6:49 am