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Running head: Popular American Culture

Popular American Culture Paper

University of Phoenix

Introduction to Popular American Culture
Timothy Manzke
January 25, 2010

According to Dictionary.com, pop culture is defined as is identified as contemporary behaviors of and things that are popular, and generally deemed as acceptable, sometimes due to its popularity (Dictionary.com, 2010). I will define and identify the examples from my list how they are tied into Popular Culture. Most of the items in my list are applicable not only to my everyday life, but the average working American. I will also discuss how the values of Popular culture and how they have an impact on my decision making abilities. Popular culture is identified as contemporary behaviors of and things that are popular, and generally deemed as acceptable, sometimes due to its popularity. From my inventory, music on my IPod, listening to Pandora’s Box, and heavy usage of my Blackberry, are all indicative of my life being “on the go”. I am always very busy and it is rare that I have a moment to actually sit still and enjoy some of the normal activities that I used to ten years ago. While an IPOD is certainly an amenity and not a necessity, I find solace in being able to use it in the midst of my hectic schedule. When I am running errands for my personal or professional life, I manage to steal a few minutes from myself by using my IPOD to find peace, gather my thoughts, and listen to some of my favorite music. The other items on my list which are high definition televisions, DVD’s, and listening to Pandora’s box are indicative of work and leisure time because most of the time, I enjoy these three activities at home, however, I am STILL working! In addition to enjoying a great movie, game or awards show, subconsciously I am also scouting for potential clients that may need PR. All of the items, Blackberries and IPods’ are more common because they encompass media, communication, and...
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