DaedalusZM wrote:I thought the comic was fantastic. I'm a fan of both. However, I can enjoy things (like LMFAO) because it's *fun*, without having to worry about "mainstream"-ness, or what people would think of my tastes. That stuff's for grade school.
If it actually were fun, yes. But nowadays there is so much mainstream bull, I avoid it whenever possible.
Music was better in the olden days. Not perfect, better. And record companies wonder why more and more people no longer want their product.
It's strange how many people didn't catch the reference. It's not like pop culture is some sort of unknown, alien world. Some people in this thread seemed to fall over themselves explaining how they didn't get it.
Maybe the song is more popular in the USA than it is in continental Europe. But even here, I would have no idea what's in the Top 40 today. I don't listen to regular radio channels and generally can't be bothered to tune to MTV (does the programming contain any music anyway? what did the M stand for?).
A couple of years ago, we had a relatively good FM radio station broadcasting some decent electronic music, XFM. It was not perfect, but worth tuning into every now and then. The government decided to take their frequency away (to "increase the diversity in music on the air") and replace it with some crap station that only broadcasts Dutch music. Not just from Dutch artists, but using the Dutch language. Ever since, my radio has gathered dust.
When it comes to music, pop culture is an unknown and alien world to me. And I know I'm not alone, I see a growing number of people who grew tired of mainstream media. Some even completely threw out their TV, or only use it to hook up a console or mediaplayer. I'm not making that up, I know some.