Posts from 19th November 2000

19
Nov 00

But where shall the twain meet:

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But where shall the twain meet: From Michael Bérubés piece on the listmania of popular culture: “To be a really knowledgeable fan, in other words, you usually have to be a keen critic. Remember this the next time you’re accosted by some meerschaum-chomping, muttonchop-wearing columnist for The New Criterion or the National Review: It’s the people who can’t stand popular culture who are truly indiscriminate. Just say to your muttonchop friend, “If you can’t tell the difference between Poison and the Cure, don’t waste my time with your worthless denunciations of what you call ‘rock ‘n’ roll.'””