There’s a girl at college who I know as a friend of a friend. The problem is, she was brought up in a very strict catholic home. So strict, in fact, she had to ask her friend to explain what an erection was and why they happened, and that she wants to get hooked up so someone can show her how to “kiss, and other stuff, too”. She knows nothing of pop culture, nothing at all. I reccomend some severe injections, and soon. Her friend agreed, but now we have to think of a game plan. I’m thinking 5 four hour sessions. First two, TV. So I need 16 episodes of extremely influential late 80’s and early 90’s sitcoms, possibly dramas. Nothing TOO serious, unless it was HUGELY influential to modern culture. Something Friends, something Seinfeld, Cheers, nothing to childishly cute, like Full House, I’m sure she’s seen all that. Possibly not. Anyways, an accumulated 8 hours of primetime TV. Next, Movies, two sessions. Four movies from the late 80’s and early 90’s that have made the most impact, modern/pop culture wise. Then, one session of music. Four hours worth of music singles, possibly an album, that would acclimate her to music. Definately exposure to Nirvana, what else?
TV, 8 hrs
Movies, 8 hrs
Music, 4 hrs
BTW, nothing too graphic. Poor child’s never seen a naked body beyond her own (and I’m sure not that one very often).
We are the children of the Eighties. We are not the first “lost generation” nor today’s lost generation; in fact, we think we know just where we stand - or are discovering it as we speak.