haha I <3 John Waters.
I'm originally from Eastern Europe, but I've lived in Germany for a while, then came here. I remember having such culture shock and people asked me the dumbest questions imaginable ("Is it, like, always cold in Germany or hot??") I've lived in blue collar neighborhoods in MA and omg, no. Now I love in a fairly blue collar city with lots of yuppies, artists moving in.
I swear, it's like they revel in their ignorance. i can only imagine places like Texas.