Now, I consider myself pretty well-versed in the entertainment spectrum. I’ve seen more movies than is probably healthy — and can remember more about them than I should. (There was a time, a few years ago, where me and fellow PopWatcher Wook Kim performed Raiders of the Lost Ark from memory while standing outside a coworker’s cubicle. Or most of it, at any rate…I think we were derailed by a laughing fit somewhere around Sallah’s little H.M.S. Pinafore interlude. “I am the monarch of the sea,” indeed.)
But for as complete a geek as I claim to be, I know there are still some embarrassing pockets of never seen/never read/never listened to on my CV.
To wit: I’ve never seen All About Eve (pictured). Or The Third Man. Or any film by Pedro Almodovar. Or Wong Kar-Wai. Never listened to a Bruce Springsteen Album. Or N.W.A. Or Neil Young. And if you printed out the list of great books I’ve never even cracked open, you could paper the Pentagon.
What about you? Where’s your weakness when it comes to pop-culture consumption?