Turns out Kali is just a little behind the times. That’s what happens when you shun all contact with the outside world for years at at time…
I’ve always been the kid that missed the reference. Growing up, I lived in the Colorado foothills. It was a 30 minute drive to the nearest store, which was a gas station/grocery store/wild west restaurant. An hour, if you wanted any meaningful grocery selections. The family didn’t get out to see films much, or listen to the radio, and for most of the time growing up the TV antenna SOMETIMES got as many as 6 channels. The first CD I ever was allowed to buy for myself was Asia’s first album. I’d never heard any of the music, because I hadn’t heard any of the music that was available in the store. I chose it because it had a dragon on the cover. (This proved to be a great basis for decision-making. I love that Album. Perhaps because I bought it in the HEEEEEAT OF THE MOMENT! HEAT OF THE MOMENT! HEEEAAAT OF THE MOMENT, SURE IN YOUR EEEEEEEYYYYYEEESSSS okay yes I’ll shut up now). The closest child lived several miles away, which made for a great walk going downhill and a miserable walk going uphill…(I should know, I walked it with my sister everyday after school…Until a mountain lion ate a neighbor’s golden retriever. Then we got a 4-wheeler.)
The long and short of it is, when I got to college there was a wide range of pop culture that I had absolutely no idea about. To this day, one of the most common phrases I hear is “Seriously, you’ve never seen ____? Seriously?” I’ll admit, this has gotten SLIGHTLY better since getting Netflix. I feel that I am at least moderately “in the know” now. Enough to at least recognize most cosplayers at cons, and catch the joke now and again. Considering a good half of all communication at cons seems to be obscure references, I’m just happy when I can keep up most of the time.
Is there anything that people are often shocked you haven’t heard of or seen?