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The process by which the American television and film industry, for the most part based in California, spreads their own highly sexualized, consumer driven, version of American culture that heavily emphasizes sex, violence, celebrity, and youth as both virtues to be extolled and goals to be achieved. Ignoring and often doing everything in their power to blur, if not erase, the dividing line between the fantasy of the cinemas world view and reality. This process has become pandemic with the proliferation of reality television wherein a person can achieve "Californication" without possessing any real talent but rather just the ability to make a fool of themselves on a world wide stage (See: Snookie)
The sudden popularity of this actress is merely a case of "Californication".
by Cmans November 21, 2011
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-A thing that is understood to be sold by Hollywood.
-You'll know you'll have acquired it when you believe that psychic spies from China try to steal your mind's elation.
-It is the edge of the world and all of Western civilization
-Tidal waves couldn't save the world from Californication.
And buy me a star on the boulevard, It's Californication
by CWKJS February 26, 2011
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Western society's pop culture and media encroachment and spread all over the world. In particular, the negative aspects of media and culture originating from within the United States' 31st State: California.
Ex. "Whats up with the californication in Germany today?"
by Paul D. November 13, 2003
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The spread and influence of western memes and culture, esp. that of California, across the world. Especially focusing on the selling of sex. Made of the words "California" and "fornication"
Californication is the number one cause corrupting eastern religion
by Travis K. December 08, 2004
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The 7th studio album by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, released in June 1999. Californication marked John Frusciante's return as their guitar player, and was the band's best selling album. Singles include "Around the World," "Scar Tissue," "Otherside," and "Californication." A truly great album that utilizes guitar & bass riffs to show the band's signature funk sound.
Track Listing: 1.Around the World
2.Parallel Universe
3.Scar Tissue
4.Otherside
5.Get on Top
6.Californication
7.Easily
8.Porcelain
9.Emit Remmus
10.I Like Dirt
11.This Velvet Glove
12.Savior
13.Purple Stain
14.Right on Time
15.Road Trippin'
The Californication song Scar Tissue won the 2000 Grammy Award for best rock song. The music video showed the metaphor of a battered and torn band on the road to recovery.
by FACE JINHURTONS September 05, 2010
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Embracing the superficial lifestyle Hollywood projects. Doing so often leads to valuing the fake, superfluous, and materialistic things in life over what is truly important. What every socialite in the City of Angels would have you believe is the one true way to live.
Mitch needs to quit watching Access Hollywood before he gets sucked in by Californication.
by SergenWil May 11, 2010
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What is rapidly occuring specifically in the state of Oregon, particularly in regards to housing. Californians who move up here and drive mortages and rents up to beyond what most members of the "creative class" can afford. In doing so, the very people who have made Oregon unique (especially in the Western corridor, including Eugene and Portland), are driven out, and that which draws people here (uniqueness, creativity, progressive thought) is being eroded.
Hawthorne used to be cool, before it succumbed to Californication.
by Sophie Osborn April 14, 2007
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