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I think of "pop culture" as sort of a loose organization of a few distinct subcultures, at least in the United States. It includes things like the various American sports cultures (football, baseball, and basketball, most predominantly), the consolidated and highly commercialized "pop music" (as promoted by large record labels) and "Hollywood blockbusters" cultures, and a set of somewhat conservative, WASPY cultural norms (American standards of beauty, a disdain for the poor, etc come to mind). What's interesting is that this "pop culture" isn't set in stone, and parts of various other subcultures join and leave it over time, such as AAA video games.

A good example of this cultural enmeshing would be when Rock & Roll became a part of "pop culture." That subculture wasn't entirely absorbed (there are a bunch of cultural memes from Rock & Roll that never became popular, or only had a moment in the larger pop cultural zeitgeist), but you can definitely see how it came to be (somewhat) under pop culture's umbrella. A similar thing is happening with comic book culture right now (and, to varying extents, geeky subcultures in general) with the production of expensive, broadly marketed movies and such.

The pessimist in me would say that subcultures become a part of "pop culture" when a large corporation takes an interest in them and markets them to the masses, but that would imply that "the masses" have very little taste or agency, and are swayed by repetitive marketing campaigns and media that flatters their insecurities. Which very well might be true (anecdotally, I love media that flatters my insecurities and biases; pretty much everyone does). I'd like to think that this isn't the case, though, and that there's some other facet of cultural products that vault them into pop culture.
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Have I mentioned when the future is? THE FUTURE IS NOW.
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Got a new mic (ATR1300) and headphones (Silverados). I'm really for some PODCASTING.
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Well, if you're only gonna have one mic, maybe you should get one of these? http://www.amazon.com/Shure-X2U-XLR-to-USB-Signal-Adapter/dp/B001PPXFAG/
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So, G+ still doesn't have a write-api, but there are hacks to get rss feeds of posts. Let's try this out.
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Update: Nope! Apparently something broke deep within my Google Apps Engine, so it doesn't work.
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Most of the people in my G+ circles are Enforcers. Is this awesome? y/n
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Yes. Also, same here. :D
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This is beautiful...
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A Pileus Iridescent Cloud Over Ethiopia

Pictured, behind this darker cloud, is a pileus iridescent cloud, a group of water droplets that have a uniformly similar size and so together diffract different colors of sunlight by different amounts. This image was taken just after the picturesque sight was noticed by chance by a photographer in Ethiopia.

Image Credit & Copyright: Esther Havens
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Upstate NY is kind of beautiful
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You can remove the "kind of" from that statement, as there is no qualification needed. ;-)
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Terrible quality, but here's my desk (as of a few months ago)
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Ganked this from a limited share. If you'd just post publicly, you'd get credit. ;)
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An urban explorer took some pictures of an old Soviet missile manufacturing plant, and now the Russian government wants them to disappear. Haven't they heard of the Streisand Effect?
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