A conformist in everything they do. A person who is obsessed with sports, sex (among the High School and College set in particular, but some may not be at all) and Motor vehicles. They listen to whatever everyone else is listening to (especially if it is Country Music, Classic Rock, Nickleback, Limp Bizkit or rap/Hip Hop in the case of many younger philistines), wear whatever everyone else is wearing, and avoid anything that is in the least bit unusual, unique, or eccentric. They tend to have little to no use for art, be of limited intelligence, be obsessed with such things as NASCAR, golf, Hunting and Fishing, and tend to drive gas guzzling vehicles like SUVs and Extended cab Pickup Trucks. They are the fuel behind reality television. They love ATVs and all the damage they cause to the land. They could care less about the environment, only recycle if they feel a significant profit is to be made, and think that by keeping everything cut (grass, brush etc, ignorant of the fact that the plants that they are leaving are invasive) and throwing everything in the trash that they are helping the environment.
They are ignorant of geography and will generalize an entire region under the identity of a single city eg Paramount's King's Island being in "Cincinnati", Disney World being in "Orlando", Coral Castle being in "Miami" and Tybee Island being in "Savannah".
No capability of thinking outside the box or any other sort of critical thinking for that matter.
1. A member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century B.C.
2. a) a smug, ignorant and normally boureoise classified as being ingnorant or opposed to cultural values
b) one who lacks knowledge in a specific area
1. of a boorish or barbarous nature
You, sir, are a philistine, a member of the "great unwashed"
your philistine reputation is known to all