The other night I was watching the Jeopardy “Tournament Of Champions,” a.k.a. when the most successful winners from the past all come back to compete. In the first round, the last category left was something like “Popular TV,” as in these people all deliberately avoided the category for the whole round. One of the answers was Keeping Up With The Kardashians. A guy buzzed in and said, “Ugh, do I *have* to say this?…Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” Alex Trebek and his fellow players laughed.
Like, this grown ass man whose job is neuroscientist or something had to make this whole deal about the fact that he knew what Keeping Up With The Kardashians was. And don’t forget, he got to answer FOR MONEY. FOR $1,000. Ha ha so embarassing!
I’m sick of popular culture not being treated as a subject as worthy of respect as say world history or biology. Especially popular things that women like. Being smart, but shitting on pop culture is the #1 method to becoming boring. I think this is why college bums me out sometimes. A lot of intelligent people act like being critical and being into popular things are mutually exclusive.
Also, I guess I’m bitter about the time my computer froze when I was taking my Jeopardy Teen Tournament test.