Skip to comments.What are you proud to be ignorant of?
Posted on 02/22/2010 7:10:20 PM PST by marktwain
In a recent conversation, I confessed to ignorance of popular culture. With a little introspection, I realized that I was proud of this ignorance.
I suspect that most of us are proud of ignorance of some form or another. It seems that many liberals are proud of their ignorance of firearms, for example. A person only has so much time to learn and experience, so choices need to be made. I chose to learn woodcraft and primitive survival skills instead of pop music.
I am curious what other Freepers are proud to be ignorant of.
Proudly ignorant of gay sex and the proclivities of its proponents.
rap music, texting lingo, new names for freaky sex and other perversions.
I am proud that I have no idea what the phrase, “tea-bagger” means. I know that it’s disparaging and has something to do with homosexuals, but that is all I want to know.
I would be unable to recognize the identity of any big-name “hip hop” rap star walking down the street.
pop culture, celeb names, celeb lives, perverse sexual terminology and practice to name a few.
That too. I don’t remember the last time I watched a sit com.
I’m proud of my ignorance about how to apply for unemployment, food stamps, and welfare.
Same here...add network TV to the list. I have the Olympics on now and that’s my first time watching NBC in awhile.
Who’s been Oscar-nominated as this year’s best actor/actress.
Concern over other people’s beliefs.
I always say that ignorance is nothing to be proud of, and I admit with some shame that I absorb popular culture trivia like a blotter. That said....
I couldn’t pick any rapper out of a lineup, and I say that proudly.
I’m proudly ignorant of what goes on in Lazamataz’s brain.
I am proudly ignorant of Biker culture. I don’t have anything against bikes or the passion that some have for them, but I had a few friends who were cool one day and became ****heads once they got Harleys. I’m talking life-changing stuff... Drastically altering their looks, Growing Goatees, wearing do-rags, shaving their heads, getting tattoos and body piercings, ignoring their wives, talking about the damn bikes 24/7 and believing that owning a Harley made one grow a couple of athletic supporter sizes if you know what I mean... Maybe it’s just some mid-life crisis thing that I don’t get? I’m 38 and think the whole ‘mid-life’ crisis thing is a farce too.. I’m proudly ignorant of that as well.
I'm proud that I watched probably less than 1 hr total including reruns of "Seinfeld".
I'm proud that I don't have a clue about texting,Ipods,Mp3s,Tivo,etc...
That's a good list. I'd add: high fashion (?), anything that makes the headlines of the tabloids, and French cuisine.
Hollywood actors and actresses
All idols in fact
It’s aways been bragging rights for me to state that I never ever saw one episode of Dallas.
Hate most all TV after 1965 or so...
Modern pop culture in general.
Good question. I’m ignorant of ignorance!
The names of entertainers, the current “in style” anything, current slang, current popular music, car models between 1964 and now. But I can walk thru a thrift store and spot valuable antiques!
Non-anglo contributions to American culture.
When I got my harley(about ten years ago), I shaved the goatbutt and tossed the do-rag. Still no tats or piercings. My midlife crisis started age 26 and ended age 29. I figured once you hit 30, you’re old and it don’t matter anymore.
Ice dancing, TV amateur entertainment contests, reality TV shows
I have no idea who Flava Flave or Lady Gaga are, but I hear their names all over.
lol That’s to easy, Ice Hockey!
Not a Southern thing, don’t ya know.
I’m proud that I never got one of those newfangled digital converter boxes to make my TV work after analog signals were shut down.
I’m proud that I don’t own a car with A/C.
I’m proud that my driveway is gravel(unpaved).
I’m proud that I don’t have any carpet or rugs in my house.
I’m proud that I’ve never dated an anorexic chick with a fake suntan or fake boobs.
I’m proud that I still have all my wisdom teeth, my tonsils, my adnoids, my appendix, but not my foreskin.
I was asked whether I thought a couple of minor celebrities (who “star” in a TV series that follows them around on their rather interesting business) were gay. I expressed my ignorance and apathy— “I don’t know, and I don’t care.” This remains true...
loma tmi ihmo!
Just about all of the above! LOL!
I had to explain to my boys tonight why I call Zero “the bumper sticker president”. It’s because I think many, many people voted for him because they were persuade by a sound bite on television.
Then I had to further explain that many, many people (and families) watch television every night after dinner and then go to bed.
The boys were flabbergasted. I realized a few days ago that they will be 18 and can vote in the next presidential election. My husband and I are not wasting any time making sure they are aware of the current issues. There are so many of them that I hope some of them are favorably resolved before the next election, but I’m not holding my breath.
I don’t think my boys will be voting on the basis of bumper stickers, much of that because of the way they’ve been raised, and I’m proud of that. (My daughter won’t either, but she won’t be old enough to vote next time around.)
Anyway, I’m proud that our family isn’t glued to the t.v. (except during Red Sox baseball games).
As for the rest of it, there are many things I’m not familiar with, but it isn’t a matter of pride, just disinterest.
I guess you could add that you are proud you didn’t see my post BEFORE i edited it then.
Not knowing who the Saints played against in the Super Bowl.
Anything about Lady Gaga other than she’s a weird-dressing singer. ...assuming she’s even a she.
Darn near anything having to do with TV (though my wife is about to drag me kicking & screaming back to the world of TV).
The effects of recreational drugs. All I know is dilauded makes me dizzy in kinda a fun way - but not administered for fun reasons (of late pertaining to prolonged hospitalization).
Oh that’s fun stuff.
ranks right up there with morphine and oxycontin. I had oxycontin for an eye injury once. And dilaudid for surgery once. Oh those whacky whacky doctors. They got way better stuff than any 2 bit dope pusher.
Proud I don’t have clue who the latest celebs are. From movies to music to pop culture. If I hear about somebody involved in a scandal, I might read the headline.
Politics, international affairs, and business, however, I will take the time to see what is up.
I don’t know anything about Twitter, and I have absolutely no interest in ever sending anyone a Tweet. But then, I’ve never been the type to jump on every new fad that comes along.
At the top of Yahoo home page it says “Trending:. . .” with a hot link. Proud I don’t have any urge to click on it.
Those who write in Twitter's halls
scroll their tweets in little scrawls.
Those who read those little twits,
all must be moronic halfwits.