American Idol, Andrew "Dice" Clay, country music, cultural wasteland, Faith Hill, Fugees, Lauryn Hill, low culture, Max Headroom, Pauly Shore, pop culture, Shania Twain, Tardsie's True-Ass Tales, Tim McGraw, Tug McGraw, Why am I so not with it?, zeitgeist
The following recent conversation between my wife and I should illustrate the vast and yawning gulf that separates my psyche from the popular culture. I had just learned that an acquaintance of my in-laws had worked closely in some capacity with entertainer Shania Twain.
Tardsie: Shania Twain. Is she the chick from American Idol?
Mrs. Tardsie: I don’t know, but that doesn’t sound right.
Mrs. Tardsie: I don’t know…(Stabs at her iPhone for a few moments)…No, it says he’s married to Faith Hill.
Tardsie: Isn’t that the chick from the Fugees?