Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Back in the Long Ago Times, internet quizzes were a common feature of blogs. They contributed absolutely nothing but silliness, but I occasionally miss them. So here's an internet quiz to tell you whether you are out of touch in an upper class bubble:

On a scale from 0 to 20 points, where 20 signifies full engagement with mainstream American culture and 0 signifies deep cultural isolation within the new upper class bubble, you scored between 9 and 12.

In other words, even if you're part of the new upper class, you've had a lot of exposure to the rest of America.

I found some of the questions rather funny. Neither I nor my nonexistent spouse have ever bought a pick-up truck, so I picked 'no'; but my dad, my sister, several of my cousins, and lots of people I know (I live in Texas) have. I would never, ever, ever stock my own refrigerator with cheap beer because I rarely drink at all, and would take forever to get through it. I also don't talk politics with friends or family -- I find it excruciatingly boring -- so, although things come out here and there, I really don't have a clue what the political views of most of my friends are, much less any strong and wide-ranging disagreements. And I avoid hanging out with people smoking cigarettes because I am allergic to cigarette smoke -- I have a fairly strong constitution, but exposure to cigarette smoke for any extended stretch of time is one of the few things that can knock me down but good.

1 comment:

  1. Jonathon8:23 PM

    I only scored a 6.  I guess I'm pretty out-of-touch.  I have a hard time wanting to be "in touch" with mainstream America right now.


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