A Ridiculous List of American Life

Taken from a Twitter thread created upon my return to the US after three years abroad, this re-organized polished ridiculous list was my way of managing the reverse culture-shock of returning home. While it is in no means comprehensive, I think it provides a different viewpoint on the mainstays of American culture which are often glossed over in ‘listicles’ of the Top x American food items or the ‘top x strange things Americans encounter when they travel to Y.’ I largely left off the deeper societal issues that everyday Americans face. It is not a slight, nor ignorance of the issues. I welcome their discussion but that’s not the focus of this list.

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Epidemiologist specialized in meta-research. American in Europe. Photographer and Embroiderer on the side.

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