A puzzle for post-modern cultural theorists
This is a Hollywood Chinese restaurant:
This is a real Chinese restaurant:
Why isn’t life imitating art? Why isn’t the portrayal of restaurants in movies affecting the construction of restaurants in real life? Is it that these effects are stochastic, and might or might not happen? Or is there some threshold of over the top restaurant portrayal that must occur before these effects start becoming obvious? Please drop your answers in the comments.