When a person says they
enjoyed something (most often a film or piece of art) just so they
won't look stupid for not understanding it, they
are suffering from the Ocean Walker Effect.
an Arrested Development
eposode (the ocean walker), with the line "People are going
to say 'what the hell just happened?' and I'd better
say I like
it because nobody wants to seem stupid!"
Person 1: "I loved the movie A.I with Haley Joel Osment
. It was such a moving and meaningfull movie."
Person 2: "You didn't love that move, you liar. You just
it and want to look
smart. It's the Ocean Walker Effect."