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And I Feel Fine Pop-culture has adopted the apocalypse as one of the many topics it encompasses The end of the world is a piece of entertainment for the reader viewer or listener But it is far more than just a little entertainment Almost every piece of entertainment contains a happy ending Because of pop-cultures happy ending syndrome in movies books and songs society has become immune to the eerie feelings that the apocalypse brings Even popular television shows for teen audiences use the apocalypse as a center theme such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer This is a sign that pop-culture starts working into the minds of people at even a young age Pop-culture also displays its effects on the apocalypse in White Noise especially buried in the minds of the children Not only has pop-culture forced immunity upon society but has also made the end into something that can be escaped as seen in The Terminator Pop-culture over the years has glamorized the end of the world and has pushed society to believe that the end is not as threatening as it once was The Terminator one of the most popular movies of the 80s contains more killing than the average action film This is one way in which pop-culture pushes its way into societys outlook on death Watching people being killed on television is not very disturbing to the average viewer today like it was to the viewer 10 years prior to such films as The Terminator It happens so often it is almost as surprising as seeing a married couple kiss People especially children are even intrigued by watching people being killed Why else would such a film like The Terminator be so popular if people did not get some kind of morbid satisfaction from watching it People must feed their morbid curiosities with pop-culture White Noise displays these types of curiosities that are portrayed in their Friday night gatherings Every
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