Last week PBS News Hour talked to Charles Murray, a libertarian political scientist at the American Enterprise Institute who says that wealthy, highly educated and snobby Americans increasingly live in so-called super-ZIPs: cloistered together, with little to no exposure to American culture at large.
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Those people, Murray says, live in a social and cultural bubble. His easy to take 25-question quiz, covers everything from beer to politics to Avon to “The Big Bang Theory,” to help you determine if you live in a bubble or more likely how thick is that bubble you live in. The description based on my score was spot on.
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This week’s riddle: If a high speed electric train is traveling south and the wind is coming from the northwest, which direction would the smoke from the train be blowing?
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In the month of December I published nearly 100 posts, and these are the five most viewed from the month. Considering how many visits each of these account for it is highly unlikely the rankings will change with only one day remaining.
1 – No surprise learning that my Boston Santa Speedo Run 2015 was my most viewed / visited post in the month of December. Published in the middle of the month, several national blogs and a handful of larger Instagram accounts featured photos from my post.
2 – I Should Really Start Watching Soccer Games was published on a whim after the photo was emailed to me the previous month. From the web stats it looks like many of you viewed and shared the provocative photograph.
3 – I published Gay Men and Their Underwear because I liked The Underwear Expert’s infographic, showing things like style preference, frequency of purchases and favorite colors. It looks like you liked it too.
4- Big surprise here that my post on The Bear-Naked Chef by Adrian De Berardinis was popular. Published on the 19th it was still able to rack up enough views to be one of my most visited posts. Check out episode 1, here.
5 – Readers also like my posts about what is happening in Boston. Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans holiday musical Opening Weekend for Little Orphan Tranny rounded out my top five blog posts of the month.
If you didn’t happen to see these posts feel free to check them out and share them with others who you think might enjoy them.
I know my readers so I’ve opted for some very unsubtle subliminal imagery with this post. I’m not exactly bragging as much as I’m just thankful to feel the warmth of the summer sun and enjoying the longer days here in Brazil.
Early next week Sergio and I will pack up. Say good bye to his Mom and head to Sao Paulo for a few days of retail therapy before flying back home to Boston. I would be fine if we came back to the weather Boston has today.
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