Sometimes I wish I had majored
in popular culture. Bowling Green
State University had this major in
the 70’s. Their pop culture center is
still well respected for its collection.
My Alma Mater has a national
reputation in the area of business
My college sweetheart and first
husband’s major was this.
He chose wisely to focus on
computers as a minor.
My elementary degree was
also considered a desirable area
of study. BG still has a reputable
thrust for Education.
Only now, do I see the true value in
The current popular culture is
described by the program as,
“Expressive practices of everyday
life (including mass media products
such as television shows and video
games) but also, individualized forms
of expression like food and holidays.”
This was found on the BGSU
popular culture webpage.
The bachelor’s and Master’s
degree programs have ten
professors, their areas of
expertise are in:
I am going to ‘coin’ an expression,
describing how I feel pop culture
could be defined as,
“It measures the ‘pulse’ of our times.”
(Robin O. Cochran)
In the past, “Howdy Doody,” “Betty
Boop,” “The Lone Ranger ” and “Shirley
Temple,” were not only icons children
sought out; but adults also collected
or respected these items.
Today’s pop culture holds almost a
generation of “still popular” subject
matters. We still see “Captain America”
and “Star Wars” along with “Spiderman.”
I was grabbing my coat off my oldest
daughter’s wall rack today. I could
not resist taking a photo of how
Micah had placed his jacket,
backpack, lunch box and
gym shoe bag on his
Isn’t the “Ohio State University Minion”
a clever arrangement?
He looks like he has
an orange bag
The brand Nike, along with its logo,
the “swish,” goes well with the
sporting phrase, “Just do it.”
What are one or two of your favorite
pop culture items you still hold onto,
as filled with memories?
Or~ instead let us know a special
Christmas or birthday gift which
has sentimental value.
* * * Thanks! 🙂 * * *