23 February 2008

How Well Do You Know Wal-Mart?

I came across a witty and perhaps esoteric internet quiz the other day: Walmart vs. Donald Judd. I scored 83%.

I sent it to my brother and my accountant. My brother scored 100%, but then he's an architect and has been to Marfa a lot. More amusingly, my accountant scored 100%, but he's cool for an accountant - he used to be in a rock band, and goes to Marfa every year.

How'd you do?







Edited to add: Marfa is a town in Texas. Donald Judd bought an old military base there which is now a "destination" for art pilgrimages.

22 comments:

alejna said...

I scored 92%.

But I think I must lose points for not knowing what Marfa is.

painted maypole said...

um... what's marfa?

Gina said...

I got 100%. The trick is that the cheap stuff tries to NOT look cheap, but the good stuff doesn't (like the unfinished edges).

Tara said...

I grew up in Texas and my family all came from West Texas so I grew up knowing Marfa as the little town with the lights "Marfa Lights". It wasn't until I was an adult that I learned that it was a major art location. I love the "Marfa Prada" photo that went around for a while.

Hot Librarian said...

75%. AND I learned.

I love educational blog posts.

MsPrufrock said...

Damn. Only 67%. And I call myself an art history graduate...

Incidentally, I think Marfa is also where No Country For Old Men and There Will Be Blood were filmed.

Eva said...

100%! I am delighted! I HAVE TASTE!!!!

Eva said...

You know, what it really means though, is, I've just been to Wal-Mart enough to know what their stuff looks like.

Suz said...

92% Fun Quiz!!

I think that Gina hit it head on!

peppermint t said...

My goodness, 100%. Only because I have owned (and still own) a lot of cheap furniture.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

I've never been to WalMart but I've also never heard of Donald Judd (or Marfa), which is my excuse for getting just 33% right : )

slouching mom said...

83 percent.

don't know thing one about furniture.

flutter said...

woohoo! 90%!

the mama bird diaries said...

50%. Is that a "F" or a half glass full?

How did everyone else do so well?

Never been to Marfa. Never heard of Donald Judd. Been to Walmart once.

Funny quiz.

kathy a. said...

i got 63%. never shop at either place, and would have done worse if i didn't know for a fact that unfinished edges would never sell at walmart.

melissa said...

67%

Been through Marfa a few times.

And yes, that is where There Will Be Blood was filmed. Not sure about the other.

Ozma said...

Awesome quiz!

I got a 75%. If I'd gone with my gut it would have been higher. I second guessed myself on two and got those wrong.

Mama Zen said...

67%!

I have no taste.

imaginary binky said...

Darn it. Only 75%. Does that make me 25% white trash? Hmm...

Aurelia said...

75% and never been to Texas, never mind Marfa!

Mayberry said...

92% and I am unreasonably proud of myself. Also disappointed that I didn't know about that daybed when I was shopping for my son's room. ha.

lilypotter said...

Wow, I'm terrible. I only go 50%. So I'm only half-hip?