Strange Brouhaha

Sunday, August 27, 2006

More Saturday Six

I've been enjoying The Saturday Six from Patrick's Weekender. Here's this week's Saturday Six:

1. Pluto has been demoted from planet to "dwarf planet." Are you willing to give up everything you've been taught all these years and begin referring to our solar system as having eight planets, or will you continue thinking about it having nine?

2. Where is the last store you visited? What was your last bill there?

3. What new television show are you most looking forward to seeing this season?

4. Take the quiz: Which greek God are you? Save yourself some time and space by listing the name of the God, the description it gives you and the famous people you're like. (Don't worry about the graphical information and all the rest unless you just want to!)

5. Of the famous people it lists like you, which is the scariest?

6. You decide to bring candy to keep on your desk. If you could only pick one kind of candy, which would it be?

1. I mentioned before that I am contrarian. To me, the Solar System will always have nine planets. However, I do recognize that science is fluid and adapts to new understanding. Like it or not, our children will learn henceforth that My Vicious Eagle May Jog Slowly Until Night.

2. Copp's (a grocery store). I spent nine bucks.

3. I don't know what new shows are coming out. I don't watch much TV anyway.

4. Interesting results.

33% Extroversion, 13% Intuition, 55% Emotiveness, 66% Perceptiveness
Although deeply emotional, you are extremely lacking in self-knowledge. You are somewhat needy, and when bored, may become very hedonistic. Your life is a quest for meaning, above all else. You are most like Dionysus. You are primarily interested in serving others, but your efforts are almost always unappreciated. You aren't confrontational, you're often out of tune with your own needs and unaware of the consequences of your own actions.

You are, at heart, a good person. You are very affectionate, and you are very loyal to your friends and family. You are very reluctant to burden others with your own problems, to the point that this in itself can become a problem for the people who care about you. This is a particular of a more general problem. Dionysus sends wave of ruin throughout his personal life. He is the photographer who seduces his subjects. He is the teacher who seduces a student. He is the art student who paints nonrepresentational splashes of color, he is the poet who rejects meter and content. You seek sexual partners more than anything else (this is to exploit the nurturing side of others to help fill your own void). If not sexual partners, this desire to become the object of sympathy with other people can manifest itself in other destructive ways. Stinkfist by Tool explains your condition pretty well. It's very likely that you haven't had many experienced mentors. You don't want them either, because you're the sort of person who rejects criticism and boundaries, but they're also your only hope for reaching any kind of emotional maturity.

Famous People Like You: John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Hefner

5. Obviously, the fact that Michael Jackson is on my list is extremely disturbing, but quite frankly they're all disturbing. With the exception of Hef (and he's an exception only because I don't know enough about him), each one of those people is (or was) seriously messed up in one or more ways.

6. I already keep a load of gum on hand. But I suspect that I'm bringing this candy to share with people. It would have to be something that's easily replenishable and purchaseable in huge quantities. I'd probably end up picking peanut M&Ms.


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