The banale, the uncultured, does not have the same meaning here as in Europe.  Or... maybe they're simply vulgar, and this metavulgarity is my own dream only?  Who knows? ... The truth is that a certain type of banality, a certain vulgarity that seems unacceptable in Europe, is here more than acceptable: it's fascinating.  And it is a fact that all our analyses - with concepts such as alienation, conformity, uniformity and dehumanization - collapse under their own weight: in America's eyes they are themselves vulgar.  ( Baudrillard, Jean: America)