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Yesterday, I was reading a newspaper account of the death of Captain Lisa Head, an army bomb disposal specialist. The article mentioned the work she did was similar to that portrayed in the movie, The Hurt Locker.

Before that, I'd come across an old article from The Times. Apparently the Nazis sold Enigma code cipher machines to Franco during the Spanish Civil war, and these were a significant contribution to his victory over the Spanish Republicans. A cache of 26 of the machines (now rare and valuable) had been discovered in an attic in a Spanish army headquarters, untouched for decades and in perfect condition.

The article concludes: "British efforts to crack the Enigma code used by Germany were dramatised in the 2001 film Enigma, starring Kate Winslet."

WHAT THE HELL!

Has the culture now become so debased, so imbecilic, that people are incapable understanding the context of anyting unless it's linked somehow to a movie or a celebrity? I wonder how long before an report on, for example, Suriname has to be spiked because nobody in the newsroom can think of a movie set there, or any professional footballer who can call the country his birthplace.

I feel I should now start paying more attention to sociology. Clearly the celebrification of all aspects of society (no cause is important unless a movie actor endorses it) is an ongoing trend that shows no sign of stopping. I would like to know why it's happening.
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