I’ve felt this way quite often recently, since I’ve had to Google several of the subjects that have popped up in recent conversations with some of my über brilliant friends.
This is also why I loved the iTunes U podcasts from the University of Alabama: “Zombies! The Living Dead in Literature, Film and Culture”. I could actually have a very similar conversation in which I could put my two cents in. Is it a form of intelligent conversation? Well… That depends on whether you’re a zombie/pop culture fanatic or not. (I’m voting yes.)