It just occurred to me that too many people online are mentioning Back To The Future. Maybe they’re making a sequel or prequel.
I actually love the term origin story, which I just learned this week. I love it because it’s stupid and pretentious and somehow millennial. It’s the new way to say prequel as if that term wasn’t hard enough to get used to.
Anyway, Back To The Future was a great film at the time and my kid adored it. We saw it several times.
Now it is 2015 and I could not give a shit about Back To The Future on any level. I don’t care what the original cast is doing or what the remake or prequel or origin story is about. I’ve been done with it for years and years.
Likewise Star Wars. Could not care less. Literally. But too bad for me, because I am doomed to hear about it forever and ever. If I could not have to see the words Carrie Fisher even, I would consider it a small gift from the universe.
I’m through hearing about rape culture or anything remotely related to it. I get it, but I still don’t care. I’m through hearing about how Jennifer Lawrence didn’t get enough money. “Women in Hollywood,” I’m through hearing about your problems. I just don’t care.
Are you finding that your culture is obsessed with stuff you could not care less about? Even if it has gone viral (or especially if it has gone viral?)
Let me know what it is. Please share!
But just one more thing before I forget: How much do you not care about what happened on the Jimmy Fallon show last night? Why do we have to hear about it? Wouldn’t we have watched it when it was on, if we gave a shit about it? I don’t watch it expressly for the purpose of not knowing what was on it!
Okay, now you.