Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge



punchPop quiz: Would you be willing to slap your father in the face, with his permission, as part of a comedy skit? And, secondly: would it disgust you to discover that you had accidentally taken a sip from an acquaintance’s drink?

Your response to these questions, apparently, reveals much about your likely political orientation. According to an article in today’s New York Times:

Studies suggest that conservatives are more often distressed by actions that seem disrespectful of authority, such as slapping Dad. Liberals don’t worry as long as Dad has given permission.

Likewise, conservatives are more likely than liberals to sense contamination or perceive disgust. People who would be disgusted to find that they had accidentally sipped from an acquaintance’s drink are more likely to identify as conservatives.

I’m a dyed-in-the-wool pinko liberal commie then.

May 28th, 2009.

One Response to “SOCK IT TO ME, POPS”

  1. Colin Says:

    So beating on Dad and stealing drink is a Liberal indicator. New Labor really screwed things up for the British bipartisan system.

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