The average Joe saves the day

“Really, in the last six to nine months you started to see a shift in priorities in our culture with the movies, television and music audience. We have less tolerance at this point for the wasteful extravagance we’re used to seeing on 

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,” said Richard Verrone, history expert on popular culture and 20th-century America at Texas Tech University. “I absolutely see a trend that has happened with a toning down of extravagance.”

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