What item sums up popular culture in the UK right here right now? Will it be a work of art from an edgy and provocative artist? perhaps a record sleeve that captures the imagination. Could it be a Movie that sums up British youth, or a zeitgeist novel?
Perhaps a political speech or a 'voice of a generation' interview will encapsulate our pop culture sensibilities.
But its none of the above. What perfectly captures the moribund, facile and vacuous state of British popular culture is;
'TheOnlyWayIsEssex jewelled Blackberry Curve bearing the ITV2 logo'