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Old 02-13-2012, 07:24 PM   #41
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Interesting, I scored an 11 since I had been on a factory floor, saw four of the movies and recognized all the ranks. There were a couple of others but what can I say.

My test is "How many crayons were in your box growing up as a kid?" I had 64 with the built in sharpener.
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Interesting, I scored an 11 since I had been on a factory floor, saw four of the movies and recognized all the ranks. There were a couple of others but what can I say.

My test is "How many crayons were in your box growing up as a kid?" I had 64 with the built in sharpener.
I only had 12 But that was in the old days and I guess there were other kids who just had 12 back in the 1950's.

I always wanted 128 with the built-in sharpener. So, I bought them for my daughter when she was little, though she could have cared less. We colored together a lot.
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Interesting, I scored an 11 since I had been on a factory floor, saw four of the movies and recognized all the ranks. There were a couple of others but what can I say.

My test is "How many crayons were in your box growing up as a kid?" I had 64 with the built in sharpener.
We had the 8 Crayola set, but I had to share with my 3 siblings, so I really had only 2: blue and green

Now that would be a good quiz, simple to answer, easy to score. We need a Crayola poll-ola!
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We had the 8 Crayola set, but I had to share with my 3 siblings, so I really had only 2: blue and green
Sounds like your pictures had a real blue-green look about them!

I must have had 8, instead of 12. It was the little box with just one row of crayons, and I had to share with my two brothers. So, I really had 2.67. The 0.67 was the broken piece of one of them, stuffed way down in the box. Still, it was more than you had.
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I scored 16-20. He says "I don't even have a bubble". Apparently I am an all american guy, but a clear member of the dinosaur generation.
But I didn't even know who the Nascar guy was.
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We had no Crayola where/when I grew up. We used colored pencils, and the standard set had 12. However, they made up for it by requiring us to paint in water color. Water color!

Oh my gosh! I still remember the drawing class each week was like a torture for me, in the 4th grade, for a kid born with no artistic talents. In the class, there was that cute girl that I secretly admired, but I digressed (I do not even remember what she looked like, only that I had a crush) ...
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My test is "How many crayons were in your box growing up as a kid?" I had 64 with the built in sharpener.

I had two rows so that was probably 16 . Plus I always had a pencil box whatever happened to those ?
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I took the short, interactive test and 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.

Boy howdy!
Same result on the short interactive quiz.

My uniform was for 2 j*bs...the summer college job as a mechanic for Sears, and the lab coat and safety goggles I wore as an Engineer w*rking with lasers.
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Finally took the test. To lazy to score it, but let's say I got lots of points...

I grew up in a small town in the 50s and 60s. These things are not at all unusual in that context...
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Interesting, I scored an 11 since I had been on a factory floor, saw four of the movies and recognized all the ranks. There were a couple of others but what can I say.

My test is "How many crayons were in your box growing up as a kid?" I had 64 with the built in sharpener.
I still have a box of Crayola crayons (64) and a pretty cool dinosaur coloring book.
I haven't used it in a while, but sometimes I pull the book out and do another picture just for the sheer fun of it.
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In my preteen years I thought the Beverly Hillbillies was totally stupid but I watched it for two big reasons. Ellie Mae was very well endowed.
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I took the short interactive version:

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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 0 and 4.

In other words, your bubble is so thick you may not even know you're in one.

















And I'm pretty confident my score would have been towards the lower extremity of that range.

Maybe I should visit America a bit more.
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I'm proud to report I have actually been bass fishing on a lake near Branson with people who struggled to get C's in high school.

See, you never know when these experiences will come in handy.
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Finally took the test. To lazy to score it.
isn't that worth some extra points?
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isn't that worth some extra points?
Or the complete DVD set of "Petticoat Junction" and "Green Acres"...
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This is an issue near and dear to my heart. Having moved in the rarified circles of the folks on the top, it is very clear to me how little most of the movers and shakers (regardless of party affiliation, etc.) know about the lives of the vast majority of the population. The US population has very effectively sorted itself into a bunch of groups who largely only deal with people who look and live like themselves and cannot even stand to listen to (and usually do not care in the slightest about) those who are different. I think this raises the long term risk of a country that cannot come together when necessary and it also robs everyone of a huge amount of insight into life via others' experience.

We have repeatedly chosen to live in neighborhoods with more ethnic/educational/"collar" diversity than the places peers and society tell us are the "right" places for us. Sometimes it is a touch out of my comfort zone, but I have never thought I was worse off for my interactions with people who are not like me. And over the long term, some of it has rubbed off on me for the better.
It was interesting, the radio host asked the author "what would you do to fix it?" and the author said get the "rich" folk to spend more time with everyone else so their habits and work ethic would rub off.
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It was interesting, the radio host asked the author "what would you do to fix it?" and the author said get the "rich" folk to spend more time with everyone else so their habits and work ethic would rub off.
More importantly, spending time outside your society-approved circle humanizes those on the other side of the fence for both sides. Its a lot harder to ignore the needs, desires, and pain of other people when they really seem like people to you.
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Still anxious to read the book, but I wonder about the quizzes now. Originally took the long quiz and it said 'upper class but made a point of getting around.' Just took the short, interactive quiz and it said 'in a bubble, need to get out more.' Oh well...

I grew up on military bases. And I'm glad my career had me meaningfully interact daily with folks from all economic/class levels so hopefully I wasn't completely insulated from others, but we can all benefit from 'getting out more,' self included. Indeed too many of my "middle/upper class" peers at work were arrogant stuffed shirts who were not interested in anyone but their narrow minded circle of friends & associates, and totally oblivious to others. OTOH too many of my "blue collar" employees were alarmingly entitlement minded IMHO, unfairly judging everyone above them by the fewer worst examples. There were good (fortunately plenty) and bad at all levels from my experience, evidently the book argues we're getting more stratified and that would not surprise me at all.
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See, you never know when these experiences will come in handy.
Boy, too bad they weren't smoking too.......
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More importantly, spending time outside your society-approved circle humanizes those on the other side of the fence for both sides. Its a lot harder to ignore the needs, desires, and pain of other people when they really seem like people to you.
This is absolute fact. I've watched my DH change/soften some of his views after actually befriending people who were affected by some of his more strongly held beliefs.

I got the same as Fuego. I'm in with the peeps. No city bus for me, though!
I did request it at the library, though. Thanks for the book tip!
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