This display of insularity on the part of Yankee noders can actually be quite amusing. For example, I've seen Umberto Eco described as the greatest American philosopher of the 20th century, 1984 hailed as a classic of American Literature, and (less egregiously) The Propellerheads described as a great American techno group.

However, it has to be said that American Everything noders seem to be on average a lot less clueless about the rest of the world than you might expect.