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Do you agree with the Unified Theory of Pop Culture?

  • To a Certain extent

    In 2011 an online article on
    Entertainment Weekly says
    Captain Kirk vs. Captain Picard
    Darren Franich
    Updated August 02, 2011 at 04:00 PM EDT
    Captain Kirk vs. Captain Picard
    In a deleted scene from Pulp Fiction, Uma Thurman offers a unified theory of pop culture, Which (this being a Quentin Tarantino movie) doubles as a unified theory of humanity. “When it comes to important subjects, ” she explains, “There’s only two ways a person can answer. For example, There’s two kinds of people in this world: Beatles people and Elvis people. Now Beatles people can like Elvis. And Elvis people can like the Beatles. But nobody likes them both equally. Somewhere, You have to make a choice. And that choice tells me who you are. ”

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    The world of pop culture is filled with such face-offs: Batman and Superman. Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. British Office and American Office. Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner. Coke and Pepsi. The essence of a great pop-culture duel is that there isn’t really a correct choice… but everyone has their own correct choice. (For the record: Superman, Empire, British, Faulkner, And Dr. Pepper FTW. )

  • False choice problem

    First off some people around the world have never heard of Elvis and the Beatles. And as more time goes on less people will know about Elvis and Lennon. Ask the young kids and they will know that he was a singer and never heard a full song.
    And you make it seem like they will have to choose one or the other.
    Some people do not even like Elvis or the Beatles. Some actually considered them to be equal and some do not even care.

    Binary choices do exist but the pop culture face off is not strictly a false choice.
    Xbox or PlayStation?
    Answer: PC
    See there was another choice.


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