- the thing up for consideration has a logo on it.
- it contains a meme such as "let's roll" or "real men don't ____"
- it's repeated or highlighted by the mass media
- it's trendy
In contrast, "cultural pollution" is not "bad art," unless that art was made solely for money.
"Because I have to write a lot of self-important, cliche garble."
"Whoa. Sounds like you make cultural pollution for a living."