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What are you proud to be ignorant of?
Marktwain | 22 February, 2010 | Marktwain

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.


TOPICS: Education; Hobbies; Humor; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; education; ignorance; popculture
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To start off the thread, I confess that I am proud of my ignorance of celebrity marital affairs, as another example.
1 posted on 02/22/2010 7:10:20 PM PST by marktwain
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Sitcoms.


2 posted on 02/22/2010 7:15:05 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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Proudly ignorant of gay sex and the proclivities of its proponents.


3 posted on 02/22/2010 7:15:22 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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rap music, texting lingo, new names for freaky sex and other perversions.


4 posted on 02/22/2010 7:15:39 PM PST by annelizly
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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.


5 posted on 02/22/2010 7:16:02 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: marktwain

Rap.


6 posted on 02/22/2010 7:16:20 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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I would be unable to recognize the identity of any big-name “hip hop” rap star walking down the street.


7 posted on 02/22/2010 7:16:31 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: marktwain

MSNBC


8 posted on 02/22/2010 7:16:47 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: marktwain

pop culture, celeb names, celeb lives, perverse sexual terminology and practice to name a few.


9 posted on 02/22/2010 7:16:47 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Proverbs 18:2 A fool has no delight in understanding but in expressing his own heart.)
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To: Migraine

That too. I don’t remember the last time I watched a sit com.


10 posted on 02/22/2010 7:17:42 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Proverbs 18:2 A fool has no delight in understanding but in expressing his own heart.)
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To: marktwain

I’m proud of my ignorance about how to apply for unemployment, food stamps, and welfare.


11 posted on 02/22/2010 7:17:43 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

Same here...add network TV to the list. I have the Olympics on now and that’s my first time watching NBC in awhile.


12 posted on 02/22/2010 7:19:00 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: marktwain

Hollyweird.


13 posted on 02/22/2010 7:19:12 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: marktwain

Who’s been Oscar-nominated as this year’s best actor/actress.


14 posted on 02/22/2010 7:20:17 PM PST by skeeter
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To: marktwain
Vegetarian
15 posted on 02/22/2010 7:20:57 PM PST by woodro43
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To: marktwain

Concern over other people’s beliefs.


16 posted on 02/22/2010 7:21:01 PM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: marktwain

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.


17 posted on 02/22/2010 7:21:11 PM PST by denydenydeny ("Leftists are like vampires; shine a light on what they are doing and they retreat."-Andrew Klavan)
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To: marktwain; Lazamataz

I’m proudly ignorant of what goes on in Lazamataz’s brain.


18 posted on 02/22/2010 7:21:51 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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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.


19 posted on 02/22/2010 7:22:08 PM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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I'm proud that I have never watched "Survivor" and have no idea about the players...

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...

20 posted on 02/22/2010 7:24:03 PM PST by cherry (i)
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To: annelizly
rap music, texting lingo, new names for freaky sex and other perversions.

That's a good list. I'd add: high fashion (?), anything that makes the headlines of the tabloids, and French cuisine.

21 posted on 02/22/2010 7:25:35 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: marktwain

teabagging
Hollywood actors and actresses
current musicians
pop culture
American Idol
All idols in fact
drugs


22 posted on 02/22/2010 7:25:51 PM PST by gitmo (FR vs DTU: n4mage vs DUmage)
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To: marktwain
I don't follow sports. At all. Trivial Pursuit it was my worst category.
23 posted on 02/22/2010 7:26:49 PM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: rabidralph
Let me give you a hint


24 posted on 02/22/2010 7:27:00 PM PST by xp38
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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...


25 posted on 02/22/2010 7:27:35 PM PST by Ammo Republic 15
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Modern pop culture in general.


26 posted on 02/22/2010 7:27:36 PM PST by READINABLUESTATE (Is life so dear, or peace so sweet..........)
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To: marktwain

Good question. I’m ignorant of ignorance!


27 posted on 02/22/2010 7:28:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: annelizly
texting lingo

I am developing an aversion to text messaging and real-time chat. I prefer discussion forums as a means of communication and am using e-mail for work only, anymore. I guess I'm 'disconnecting' after having been connected for so long. It feels great.
28 posted on 02/22/2010 7:29:07 PM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: xp38

LOL!


29 posted on 02/22/2010 7:31:50 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: marktwain

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!


30 posted on 02/22/2010 7:32:53 PM PST by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: marktwain

Non-anglo contributions to American culture.


31 posted on 02/22/2010 7:33:54 PM PST by Talons of Freedom
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To: lmr

LOL

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.


32 posted on 02/22/2010 7:35:50 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: marktwain

Ice dancing, TV amateur entertainment contests, reality TV shows


33 posted on 02/22/2010 7:37:31 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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I have no idea who Flava Flave or Lady Gaga are, but I hear their names all over.


34 posted on 02/22/2010 7:39:07 PM PST by Defiant (Marxism, Leninism, Stalinism, Nazism, fascism. Newest version: Obamunism.)
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lol That’s to easy, Ice Hockey!


35 posted on 02/22/2010 7:42:12 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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Not a Southern thing, don’t ya know.


36 posted on 02/22/2010 7:42:54 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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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.


37 posted on 02/22/2010 7:43:54 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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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...


38 posted on 02/22/2010 7:47:38 PM PST by ExGeeEye (Talk To The Hand-- Palin 2012)
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To: mamelukesabre

loma tmi ihmo!


39 posted on 02/22/2010 7:47:38 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: marktwain

Just about all of the above! LOL!


40 posted on 02/22/2010 7:50:39 PM PST by Exit148 (Loose Change Founder. A little goes a long way!)
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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.


41 posted on 02/22/2010 7:55:08 PM PST by cookiedough
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To: higgmeister

Oh sorry.

I guess you could add that you are proud you didn’t see my post BEFORE i edited it then.

LOL.


42 posted on 02/22/2010 8:04:29 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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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).


43 posted on 02/22/2010 8:23:12 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Pelosi is practically President; the Obama is just her talk show host.)
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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.


44 posted on 02/22/2010 8:30:21 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

TMI


45 posted on 02/22/2010 8:36:01 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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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.


46 posted on 02/22/2010 8:39:46 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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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.


47 posted on 02/22/2010 9:00:22 PM PST by Isabel C.
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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.


48 posted on 02/22/2010 9:03:14 PM PST by Fry_Daddy
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James Cameron's Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio
49 posted on 02/22/2010 9:03:14 PM PST by wolf24
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To: Isabel C.
I don’t know anything about Twitter...

Those who write in Twitter's halls
scroll their tweets in little scrawls.

Those who read those little twits,
all must be moronic halfwits.

50 posted on 02/22/2010 9:11:43 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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