I’ll get to the NYT eventually, but first let’s look at the middlebrow sector of the film industry. And by the way, middlebrow is not the middle of the population, it’s roughly the 90th to the 99th percentile. Highbrow is the top 1%. And then there’s rest—Kardashians, professional wrestling, etc.
This is from American Splendor:
Mattress Guy 1: So how smart is she?Mattress Guy 2: I don’t know. I guess she’s about average.Mattress Guy 1: Average? Average is dumb!”
[BTW, nothing wrong with being dumb. I’m not dumb about movies, but I’m dumb about plenty of other things. I used to get Cs in French class—do you know how hard that was to do in the 1960s? And then there’s my “computer skills”.]
I often check out middlebrow TV entertainment on Netflix, and almost
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