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  •  I didn't know. nt (0+ / 0-)

    When lots of people show up to vote, Democrats tend to win.

    by Audri on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 08:44:34 AM PST

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    •  levels of general pop cultural knowledge vary (0+ / 0-)

      "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
      Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!

      by TrueBlueMajority on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 10:48:49 AM PST

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      •  which is one reason it's good to attribute. (0+ / 0-)

        When lots of people show up to vote, Democrats tend to win.

        by Audri on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 12:00:40 PM PST

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        •  the larger point is (0+ / 0-)

          If Colbert stopped to explain every pop culture reference he made the show would be 3 hours long instead of 30 minutes long (and a lot less funny).

          when I see something on dK (or anywhere) that I don't recognize, I don't blame the person that mentioned it for my not knowing it.

          I'm an old fogy who has little exposure to most of pop culture -- only found out about gangnam style about a month ago (just looks like the pony to me).  Google is my friend whenever I see an acronym, a quote, a slang expression, or anything else others are using here that I am not familiar with.

          The majority of people who know anything at all about pop music of the 80s know the Talking Heads, that quote is one of many famous quotes from the song they are best known for, and the ironic meaning of the lyrics to that song moved into the culture in general 30 years ago.

          If you or I find ourselves on the outside, we have to catch up by looking things up.  Otherwise we are trying to slow down the fast moving river that is dK to the speed that suits us.

          and that's my opinion.  same as it ever was.

          here is the whole song:

          "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
          Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!

          by TrueBlueMajority on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 06:49:28 AM PST

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