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Tigah in the ATL
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re: Our increasingly trashy American culture

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except those little things like teenage pregnancy and violent crimes

let's not forget racism & sexism. If we could only go back...


228Tiger
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SlowFlowPro


Comparing today's society and media and the effect it has on culture with the 70's is laughable at best




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SlowFlowPro
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FB, Twitter,porn, reality tv,

i don't see anything wrong with facebook or twitter

reality tv is shit, but so is most of entertainment in my eyes

porn? porn is awesome


mooseknuckle
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re: Our increasingly trashy American culture
Couldn't have put it better myself. When I saw that a girl was getting famous for eating a tampon, I almost lost it.

37 and religious.


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Tigah in the ATL
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re: Our increasingly trashy American culture
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Lsupimp
damn, you've really just turned into a 1-trick pony.


RogerTheShrubber
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if you're going to make comments like this, then you need to define what trash is



Yep, because most people were "trash" 50-60 years ago. The media has embraced "trashy" stuff though
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RogerTheShrubber
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damn, you've really just turned into a 1-trick pony.



He's in like company.


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deltaland
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re: Our increasingly trashy American culture
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i can't say that i watch much honey boo boo, but how much sex do they show in a show about a 10 year old?


I was referring in a whole about other shows, that was one example of one that glorifies trash. That one all you see is a kid with no respect and needs to be disciplined, instead we encourage and glorify it. Jersey Shore would be a good example of the type of show I'm referring to.

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if you're going to make comments like this, then you need to define what trash is


People who are lazy, immoral, broken families, drink party and just live life purely as someone who does nothing to give back to the community and lives on life's immoral pleasures.


RogerTheShrubber
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I think social media and 24/7 news stations have amplified the appearance of everything being totally fricked.


Exactly what's happened. Maybe it's because people want to see it.


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SlowFlowPro
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Pregnancy is likely due to birth control

so? that's a good thing

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and abortion being an option.

pregnancy rates include this i believe

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Violent Crime? I'd have to see a link to believe that



dude our country was at its most violent in the 80s/90s and has COMPLETELY dropped. we're at like 50s level rates

Image: http://s3.amazonaws.com/dk-production/images/6851/large/FBI_Uniform_Crime_Reporting_Statistics_1960-2010.png?1348374994


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Lsupimp
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re: Our increasingly trashy American culture
Floyd (acided to insanity) and Zep (drank to death) and Jimi (pilled to death) and Janis (drugged to death) were CAUTIONARY TALES, not examples of how to live.INCREDIBLE Artistry aside, these were all seen at the time as cautionary tales. And of course, the American public had no real relationship with any of them other than their music. Today if Lady Gaga takes a dump, it's photographed from 47 angles and in front of our eleven years olds in minutes.


SlowFlowPro
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I was referring in a whole about other shows

then why respond to a digression about honey boo boo?

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Jersey Shore would be a good example of the type of show I'm referring to.

(Scripted) art reflecting reality

just like Duck Dynasty



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HempHead
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re: Our increasingly trashy American culture
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People who are lazy, immoral, broken families, drink party and just live life purely as someone who does nothing to give back to the community and lives on life's immoral pleasures.


This is not a new phenomenon. It is just more visible in many ways. Many of the viewers of these shows do not seek to emulate - they watch in an odd sort of pity and amusement at the actions of some poor fricker.


SlowFlowPro
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Floyd (acided to insanity) and Zep (drank to death) and Jimi (pilled to death) and Janis (drugged to death) were CAUTIONARY TALES, not examples of how to live

you can basically repeat this with every musical scene in the 20th century at least

musicians do lots of drugs and talk about it. kids love the counter-culture/rebelling aspect of it

then they grow up idolizing that music and hate their kids' counter-culture/rebelling music

wash. rinse. repeat.

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And of course, the American public had no real relationship with any of them other than their music.

you're just misremembering on purpose. why was it a huge deal when some band from england called the Beatles played on tv in the 60s?


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Lsupimp
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so why are things like teen pregnancy and violent crime on a major downward spiral the past 25 years or so


Is it your assertion that these are decreasing because we have suddenly become more virtuous ? Or do you correctly understand that these two examples can be attributed to birth control with the former and demographics with the latter ?


228Tiger
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re: Our increasingly trashy American culture
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We have just reached critical mass with Cultural Stupidity.
Or should I say AmeriKKKA iz 2Stoopid4me ?




exactly..in other cultures, someone who says(for example):

"Where are you going to be the next four days?" --and writes it like this:

"Wea r u gon b da nxt fo deys"

Would be isolated from society because people would consider him borderline mentally retarded. Stupidity is seen as normal, not widespread, but normal nontheless. And if you call out someone for being a complete idiot or saying something stupid, you are called a "bigot". It's funny really, but it's becoming the norm. Which is why it's disturbing
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SlowFlowPro
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Many of the viewers of these shows do not seek to emulate - they watch in an odd sort of pity and amusement at the actions of some poor fricker.

yeah no shit

it's like circus freaks in the past...or car wrecks. we love watching shite that amazes and horrifies us...especially humans doing it


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Lsupimp
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re: Our increasingly trashy American culture
One step forward, five steps back...


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Bunk Moreland
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re: Our increasingly trashy American culture
You mostly kicked arse in that post to try to distance us from the Summer of Love retardation, but this is ridonkulous:

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And of course, the American public had no real relationship with any of them other than their music.


That's like saying the American public had no real relationship to MJ other than his hoops or Tiger than his golf. Duh.
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SlowFlowPro
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re: Our increasingly trashy American culture
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Is it your assertion that these are decreasing because we have suddenly become more virtuous ?

i think that culture/society progresses over time

i can't say that we're morally bankrupt when we as a group continue to have bad results that morality warns us about

i'll take 100 honey boo boos if our crime keeps falling at this rate. wouldn't you?

i'll take twice the # of kids sagging if fewer girls keep getting raped. wouldn't you?



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