Wednesday, April 02, 2003
I have found Low Culture and am suddenly wondering if this site is even necessary. However, I feel I can justify its existence. While Low Culture is like a big vacuum cleaner, hoovering up whatever's "popular" almost indiscriminately, over at Trash Addict, I like to think that I'm a bit more discerning - I'm a trash connoisseur, picking carefully over nuggets of the obscure and the sublime... Only those with a very special tarnish will make it onto this site. Also, Low Culture is like Heat Magazine's slutty younger sister (Heat magazine is itself, the slutty younger sister of Hello! and OK!) So with Low Culture it's all about what's hot right now. There's no time for yesterday. They won't even have anything more than 2 days old on their front page, such is the frenetic pace! Whereas Trash Addict is more leisurely, attempting (usually unsuccessfully but what the hell) to revive the forgotten gems of shunned decades. Finally, Low Culture is actually quite well-designed, with tasteful use of cyan and white, to create a pleasing-to-the-eye effect. Trash Addict on the other hand, is proud to be loud orange, use an ugly font, and pay little attention to matters of design. This is trash after all!