Someone has started a Harry Potter thread, pointing out that the last book and the next movie are coming in July. Well, I have totally missed/will miss the Harry Potter excitement. (read first book; found it ok; no interest in the rest) Now I know how you non-Hobbit lovers felt when LOTR was peaking. It will pass me by not because I’m oblivious, but because I just don’t get the appeal.
The Star Wars mania also passed me right by. Could be because I’m female and was in grad school when the very first one came out (wrong demographic so its appeal misses me also). I was able to avoid the prequels entirely - but now I work in a bookstore & can’t avoid HP.
Other pop culture moments passed me by because for years I didn’t own a TV - and actually had a life. For ex., I never saw an episode of Seinfeld until years after it was canceled. Many pop culture references whooshed right by me. Also, any pop culture moments related to MTV completely passed me by.
Well, too much about me. Anyone else have big gaps in their pop-ness? What are your reasons? Just don’t “get” rap or hip-hop? Out of the country for a long stretch? Do you get really annoyed with folks who are iquite nto stuff that has totally passed you by? (I used to ignore “Star Wars” fans; now they drive me buggy).