Okay. But I'm not sweetie! (reference to Mark Wahlberg in the film "The Shooter") "I'm not your son." Sorry, couldn't resist!
OP: Stop. People here are giving their honest-to-god opinions on what is important to them. Believe me, there's a lot of snark at MDC even in the most hilarious and intelligent forms. Confession: I've been following your posts for a couple of days and they are always about pop culture stuff. People respond because they have differing views and I must admit, MDC is full of people who like to go against the grain. That's primarily why I am here. Pop culture irritates me too, but there are many different factors that contribute to that irritation. My irritation resides more in the universe that corporations are telling us what to like...I mean...that is their bottom line.
In the same breath, I also recognize that I'm old, DD is young, and there are still certain things that "matter" to young people. I try to reign in the stuff that is offensive to me whilst letting DD be part of her times, be who she is given that she is living in 2012. It's a fine balance. I think it is easy to slip into ideals when we are parents. It is easy to say "never in my house!" That's good and cool or whatever, but the reality is, the kids that you have are human beings with their own identities, wants, needs. The goal, for me at least, is to get her to the point of an independent, confident and happy adult. There are many ways to achieve this.