The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

29 October 2005

I am so normal

Cut, then pasted — it would be silly to do it the other way around — from Accidental Verbosity:

American Snapshot

According to this book, a majority of Americans:

  • Eats peanut butter at least once a week
  • Prefers smooth peanut butter over chunky
  • Can name all Three Stooges (and two Alternate Stooges)
  • Lives within a 20-minute drive of a Wal-Mart
  • Eats at McDonald's at least once a year (maybe twice)
  • Takes a shower for approximately 10.4 minutes a day (more like 7 minutes a day)
  • Never sings in the shower
  • Lives in a house, not an apartment or condominium
  • Has a home valued between $100,000 and $300,000 (but wait until next year)
  • Has fired a gun
  • Is between 5 feet and 6 feet tall (missed me by this much)
  • Weighs 135 to 205 pounds (missed me by THIS much)
  • Is between the ages of 18 and 53 (but wait until next year)
  • Believes gambling is an acceptable entertainment option (not for me, anyway)
  • Grew up within 50 miles of current home

No stick: steal if you like.

Posted at 7:43 PM to Screaming Memes


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Well, if 7 wrongs out of 15 is normal...

Posted by: Tatyana at 11:27 AM on 30 October 2005

I've always believed in my heart of hearts (content: 73 percent flint) that to determine "normal," they add up a dozen deviates and divide by twelve.

Posted by: CGHill at 2:41 PM on 30 October 2005

A majority of Americans believe that, too, Charles.

An even scarier thing to note about your personal take on this list is how close it is to mine.

Posted by: Eric at 3:52 PM on 30 October 2005

Than I'm waaay out there on distribution spread: 3 rights from the list, and 1 will change in the next 2 months.
But than they didn't count naturalized Americans, did they?

Posted by: Tatyana at 12:39 PM on 31 October 2005

I'd have to read the book to be sure, and as of yet I haven't.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:05 PM on 31 October 2005

Great post. I'm going to post this myself.

Posted by: Mr. Snitch! at 7:09 PM on 1 November 2005