In a previous blog, with tongue in cheek, I suggested that Jay Gatsby and his excessive West Egg style might be a distant ancestor of Psy and his gaudy "Gangnam Style." I showed the graph to my students and asked if we could fill in a third column for Psy. This is what we came up with.
My parents have never expressed much interest in my job, not least of all American pop culture, which I write about daily for a living. But one person has brought us together in way I previously thought unimaginable.
Why are pistachios the semi-forgotten nut? Ask any random group of Americans to list five types of nut. Pistachios probably won't make the list. Peanuts will, and peanuts aren't even nuts. They're beans. Almonds would probably top that list. Almonds get all the attention.
Stevie Wonder at the top of his game singing Ribbon in the Sky to his newly engaged daughter, backup singer Aisha Morris, then grilling her fiance about his intentions made the Bud Light Hotel concert Super Bowl eve a tough moment to top.
No offense to any of these artists (besides Flo-Rida, I fully mean to offend you), but these songs definitely need to be punished and shown to the gates of Hades, where they will have ample time to think about what they've done.