Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
Charlie Bertsch
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A Meme Worth Perpetuating

I'm not one to follow the herd when it comes to memes, but this one is too good to ignore. Thanks to synecdoche for the provocation. I offer my reflections following the chart:

How common are cbertsch's interests
Universal
none
Popular
lord of the rings (93179)
punk (93639)
Common
italian food (15302)
sonic youth (13878)
Specialist
bay area (1442)
berkeley (2058)
college basketball (1715)
etymology (2286)
home movies (5050)
neko case (1099)
pavement (8781)
theory (1721)
Unusual
avant-garde film (12)
cal bears (36)
creative non-fiction (152)
don delillo (714)
espn classic (41)
fassbinder (143)
german language (469)
leftism (251)
mcsweeney's (413)
michel foucault (440)
midriffs (45)
san francisco giants (555)
tucson (762)
university of arizona (273)
university of california (94)
walter benjamin (191)
weasels (584)
zine culture (12)
Rare
lists like this one (3)

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I suppose it makes sense that Lord of the Rings and punk are my most common interests and "lists like this one" my least common interest. But it seems really strange to me that 2286 people share my interest in etymology while only 45 join me in fetishizing midriffs. And how many of the 440 people interested in Michel Foucault do you suppose are also included among the 584 interested in weasels?
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