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What Is the Most Valuable Pop Culture Contribution Your Significant Other Has Made to Your Life?

By Brian Byrd | Comment Diversions | July 11, 2012 |

By Brian Byrd | Comment Diversions | July 11, 2012 |

A few weeks ago, Brian Byrd wrote a think piece about how to properly manipulate your significant other into watching a particular show that you like. While one or two people argued that the piece contained gender stereotypes, Brian was speaking from experience, and many of us actually share those same experiences: My wife doesn’t watch “The Bachelor,” but she watches shows like “Antiques Roadshow,” which makes me wish that she watched “The Bachelor.”

But, for all of our differences when it comes to television, movies, and music, there is some common ground, and some of that common ground was forged by our pairing. One of my favorite parts about being in a relationship is the ability to introduce movies and television shows to my wife, and as someone who doesn’t indulge in a lot of it herself, it’s rewarding for me to be able to choose a movie or a television show that she digs.

So, today’s comment diversion is not about yourself. It’s about your significan other, and his or her contributions to your life. In three categories, what it the best thing that your significant other has contributed to your cultural experience. For demonstration purposes, I’ll start:

Movie: Harold and Maude

TV Show: “Downton Abbey”

Music: Van Morrison

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