Paula Deen definitely falls under my frivolous and superficial category...it's fun...If a man talked to me about Paula Deen, I would be all over him - for real. I can talk about Paula Deen and cooking fatty, fried food for ages..lol
Fuck Paula Deen, she's the worst thing that happened to the Food Network with her branding and fake-ass smile.
+50 points for sphagettimonster using "phillistine"
But, my main point is - isn't one man's frivolous (or lowbrow) conversation another man's dissertation?
If you eliminate conversation based on subject, I think you miss out. I'm more concerned with how the person talks about the subject. One could talk about Ke$ha's role as a horrible model for teenage girls, or that her album photo is so airbrushed she is unrecognizable, or the pervasiveness of autotuning hides the fact that she cannot hold a pitch, or the fact that she has, for some unexplainable reason, pervaded the minds and hearts of gay men everywhere, to the point where she is a guilty pleasure of mine despite knowing that she is the most base example of awful music, rather than the subject itself.
Or, I could talk to a person who is highly educated and talking about something like genetically modified organisms, and they could be absolutely boring me to death and making all sorts of fallacies in their arguments.
Talk to me about Ke$ha with her Tik and also Tok instead