On Gaps In My Cultural Knowledge

I have never watched A Christmas Story.

I have never read Where the Wild Things Are.

I have never, ever heard of Land of the Giants.

The latter, in particular — did people really watch crap like that in the 1960s? And think it was good?

Though should I call it “crap,” if I’ve never seen it? But based on the Wikipedia article, it sounds, well, crappy. Or at the very least, insultingly stupid.

But isn’t that par for the course with Irwin Allen television?

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

2 thoughts on “On Gaps In My Cultural Knowledge

  1. Never seen A Christmas Story? That’s what Rachel bought me for Christmas last year. My favorite seasonal movie EVAR.

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