When reading an interview with some public figure I am often bothered by their answers to the question of most recently read book or favorite movie. Bland, shallow choices with tendencies toward current pop-culture fads seems to be the norm.
When the interviewee is a politician seeking an elected office, I really raise an eyebrow at the frequent mention of patriotic flag-waving, religious or self-improvement items. God, country and apple pie still seem the best way to get elected and the voters don’t really need to know how many times they’ve watched ‘Porky’s’. Do you think they(or the general population) know all sorts of amazing poetry exists outside of Hallmark card shops, quality films were produced decades before DreamWorks/Pixar/Surround-Sound and many fine books were written before Oprah went on her first diet?
I’ve turned into a cultural snob.