I agree with this, but I’d just like to clarify.
We don’t own Benedict Cumberbatch. And we weren’t here first. His mother was there first and his father and his family and some family friends, were probably there first.
Most of us haven’t seen Hawking. Most of us haven’t seen …another one of his films. I obviously count myself among those people. Most of us only knew about Ben Cum
(my new nickname for him, any takers?)
because of Sherlock. If you want to get up in arms about it, Ben Cum was technically mainstream after being broadcast on the BBC to probably several million people. And before that, he had a small role in Atonement, as a pedophiliac child-raping chocolatier, so, uh, that was mainstream. Just because he’s in possibly one of the most exciting films of the year, doesn’t mean he was any more mainstream than last year.
So let us welcome our new brothers and sisters and transgender siblings to the Cumberbuddies,
(or cumbuddies, anybody? anybody?)
and let’s just watch some of those old damn films of his royal Cumminess.
On a second note, will people stop using “mainstream” as a negative term? It’s the mainstream because most of us are into it. Hipsters, being the latest ridiculous symbol for our generation, will die out, leaving only us and some ridiculous fashion trends. Just like hippies, gangstas, jocks, and skaytr bois (however you spell it). All that will be left, as always, will be nerds.
Nerdfighters For The Win,