Popular culture (commonly known as pop culture) is the totality of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images and other phenomena that are deemed preferred per an informal consensus within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the late 20th and early 21st century. Heavily influenced by mass media, this collection of ideas permeates the everyday lives of the society.
Today, I blogged about where I've been for the past decade.
I'm pop un cultured.
I read Kathleen Peacock's blog and I laugh, because I totally get her humor, but the references to TV, music, movies and other stuff that I'm sure is way cool, leave me biting my lip and muttering, "I don't get it."
I want to get it. I totally want to get it. How can I be one of the cool people on Twitter (no, this is not a #YA Mafia post) if I don't know the code? The lingo? The You Tube vids to post? HOW???
How will an agent or editor ever love me if I can't toss an off the cuff Buffy quote into my email? Who the heck is Angel?
Or am I?
Lovely YA Community, tell us here at GotYA, are you a pop culture pro, or will I be seeing you at the nerd table in the cafeteria too?