Culturally Deprived

Posted: 9th February 2012 by affehaus in cultural

I used to feel bad for Lucy that she doesn’t have the exposure to the media (tv, movies, music, etc…) that I’ve spent the better part of my life immersing myself in.
But it occurs to me now that when Our Miss Brooks is on the radio, and I try to share with the fact that the actor who played Walter Denton is the same guy that was Col Trautman from Rambo, it doesn’t really mean anything to her.  For one thing, ‘we’ are not listening to the program– I am.  Furthermore, I’m no so much trying to enlighten her, as I am just showing off my trivia knowledge; I’m not really telling her anything that falls within her spheres of interest.  Not only does she not have a frame of reference– she doesn’t really care. Lucy knows about the things in which she’s interested, just as I do. And Richard Crenna is not one of those things.

So now I just feel sorry for myself because I’ve got all this potential self-aggrandizement that will never be realized.

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