|Two people sitting in chairs.|
This is a headline I saw on the Washington Post's website...
"Jason Biggs made a really distasteful joke about the Malaysian plane crash"
What I saw was this...
"Joe Blow made a really distasteful joke about the Malaysian plane crash"
Needless to say I quickly learned who the young non-comedian is while reading the article...
Confusion such as mine is due to the proliferation of low budget television series' such as Orange is the New Black which get relatively tiny audiences. The days, more or less, of culturally-embedded dramatic shows are gone.
I'm reminded of something I read recently where the writer was at a dinner party and, in the name of small talk, he mentioned the TV series Battlestar Galactica (the reboot). Nobody there knew anything about it, so he switched gears and brought up the original BG. The response from the guests was very animated: "Apollo! Cassiopeia!"
Battlestar Galactica is not the new Battlestar Galactica.