HOH’s One-Minute Recess: McCotter’s Hipster Litmus Test

Posted January 27, 2010 at 10:45am

Are you tragically unhip? Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.), a veritable repository of pop culture arcana (he routinely drops references to obscure ’60s music) is here to help you figure that out.[IMGCAP(1)]McCotter writes in an op-ed that the GOP is suffering from a “hip gap,— and that Democrats, while not hip, can “pass themselves off as cool in comparison to … well, us.— To help people figure out whether they are part of the party’s problem, McCotter offers a quiz that he claims will “scientifically prove you are part of the hopelessly unhip GOPast.—Our quibble: His idea of hip cultural literacy involves not just mainstream modern touchstones like Shakira and iPods, but haven’t-been-cool-in-decades references like “Gilligan’s Island— and “This Is Spinal Tap.— Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.