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To see the open use of marijuana as a sort of leisure

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to see the open use of marijuana as a sort of “leisure” activity on the program, but it certainly did not lose my attention. If I were to classify this program through Herbert Gans' “Taste Cultures”, I believe the show is definitely in the lower-middle to low class culture. The program does not require a deep focus or intellectual thought process beyond bathroom humor and adult jokes, yet it provides subsistence for those seeking “leisure” time in front of the television, like we discussed today in class. I believe that one could identify this as popular culture and not any form of high arts because it seeks only to retain your attention for it's thirty minute time slot. There is no lasting pondering or necessary research into next weeks episode, and there is not a large degree of escapism either. It simply sets out to reveal the imperfections and quirks of a group of seemingly normal Americans, and may offend a few people along the way. If we set out to watch television with an ethical responsibility, I feel like we would be restricted to watching programs with an educational purpose. In a time where the History channel
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  • Fall '10
  • CharlesMcCoy
  • High culture, half men

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