The bankrupt values and lack of imagination filkers recognize in media producers and literary hacks get mapped onto the larger social order through an evocation of a long-standing distinction between fan culture and the mundane world. This distinction is partially one between the fannish and the nonfannish, a contrast essentially reversing the normal-abnormal dichotomy drawn in journalistic accounts of fan culture (…) Fandom becomes the standard against which consumer culture is measured, thereby expressing both the pleasure fans find within fan culture and the displeasure they feel toward many aspects of their everyday life.JENKINS, HENRY (1992) TEXTUAL POACHER, ROUTLEDGE, 268.
It is also interesting that the Weber song, like „Escape from Mundania” characterizes mundanes through their consumer choices and cultural preferences, just like fans themselves are characterized through their tastes and leisure acitvitiesJENKINS, HENRY (1992) TEXTUAL POACHER, ROUTLEDGE, 269.
It vividly expresses the profound alienation many fans feel in a world whose values are fundamentally at odds with their own and where they enjoy limited creative freedom within fairly menial jobs. Mundania contrasts sharpy with the sense of community, creativity, and intensity they find within fandom.JENKINS, HENRY (1992) TEXTUAL POACHER, ROUTLEDGE, 269.