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Mom: ...and after all, 100 years ago a marriage between an Irish Catholic and a Jew was considered a racially mixed marriage. I think there was a play about that...
Me: There was, Abie's Irish Rose, which was popular enough to spawn a sequel. The couple had twins.
Mom: HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS? THIS IS NOT NORMAL TO KNOW!

Honestly, Mommy, you're the one who brought it up!

And the answer is I know about it the same way I knew about Chekov's Gun when a cabbie brought it up a few weeks prior: TvTropes. So now you know! (I tried telling her that, but I'm not sure she's ever been on TvTropes herself, so....)

Date: 2017-05-17 01:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bethany_lauren
My mother and I have similar conversations. :)

Date: 2017-05-17 02:57 am (UTC)
smile_n_cuddle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] smile_n_cuddle
That's hilarious!!! :D

Date: 2017-05-17 03:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zesty_pinto
The Cracked podcast mentioned how every new generation is 3 to 5 point smarter than the previous one by average. You could tell her that, give her a playful wink, and then laugh about it over coffee?

Date: 2017-05-17 03:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zesty_pinto
This does remind me how erudite AV Club is though, as Chekov's gun and other tropey terms seem to get liberal mention in their reviews, even if it is to describe what junk food you just fed your eyes.

Date: 2017-05-17 11:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zesty_pinto
I'm not the biggest subscriber towards IQ either, but I do find that the correlations do show in how the culture they are immersed in is just more and more intuitive. It could be argued that it's the tools of our culture that make the transition easier, but I can't help but think there's some weight to it when we currently have a generation of adults that seem to be reinforced to constantly think outside of the box when it comes to small businesses and the like.

Date: 2017-05-17 04:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] archangelbeth
TVTropes is wonderful, even if one does tend to need to have a timer on the rope to pull one out...

Date: 2017-05-17 05:01 am (UTC)
fred_mouse: cross stitched image reading "do not feed the data scientists" (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
I made the 'mistake' of talking about TVTropes with my now 19 y.o., and they regale me with all sorts of random Stuff as a result (and, for some reason, they are using it as one of their techniques for finding fiction).

In Australia, I know that even unto the 1950s, people could get disowned in the case of Protestant/Catholic marriages, and that some of this stems from the Catholic==Irish/Protestant==English&etc divide and associated racism.

Date: 2017-05-22 03:11 am (UTC)
fred_mouse: cross stitched image reading "do not feed the data scientists" (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
I had not known that this was a thing! I wish I'd realised when I went to a con panel on 'where do people find new fic' recently, because no-one else brought it up.

Date: 2017-05-17 08:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pipibluestockin
I come from one of those split families - my grandmother's generation only got together for funerals.

Date: 2017-05-22 03:13 am (UTC)
fred_mouse: cross stitched image reading "do not feed the data scientists" (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
:{

There was a really interesting two-part radio documentary on it on the A(ustralian)BC a few years ago. I had only known little bits of the history -- I hadn't really understood how divisive it could be. Even details like job advertisements saying 'Catholics need not apply' were new to me.

Date: 2017-05-17 03:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] larryhammer
I too have found lots of good new stuff through TVTropes.

Date: 2017-05-22 03:14 am (UTC)
fred_mouse: cross stitched image reading "do not feed the data scientists" (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
:}

Three people! I'm obviously going to have to explore this further. When my assignments are all in...

Date: 2017-05-22 03:03 pm (UTC)
larryhammer: a low-fidelity picture of a man, label: "some guy" (Default)
From: [personal profile] larryhammer
*wanders off humming "Into the Woods"*

Date: 2017-07-04 02:28 am (UTC)
fred_mouse: cross stitched image reading "do not feed the data scientists" (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
Well, yes, but as it is I haven't had the time to risk it :}

Date: 2017-05-17 08:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gingicat
Well, send her the link, and she won't bother you for months?

Date: 2017-05-17 11:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] plicease
Oh no I've wasted my day again...

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