When it comes to entertainment, I wish there was some sort of disciplinary filter that would sift out the crappy from the non. Movies and music alike have suffered from what I have so eloquently labeled as "crude-crap-a-titis," a disease that has spread exponentially over the past few years.
In film, for example, movies likes Superbad and Step Brothers have taken the reigns in terms of media popularity, but their "quality" does not reflect their superstar status. I'm not sure when society decided that having the humor of a four-year-old was acceptable for anyone above the actual age of four, but apparently it was some time before each of these films came out.
I don't and won't ever understand how a movie can resort solely to crudities for a laugh and still be considering funny; if you ask me, that simply shows a writer's inability to be genuinely amusing. Cheap laughs are just that: cheap.