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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Yesterday's Saturday Six

Well, the Sunday Seven isn't up at Patrick's yet, so I'll do yesterday's Saturday Six instead. Here will be interesting to see what the Left Brain/Right Brain results are, since I just took that test recently:

1. Would you prefer being a small fish in a large pond or a large fish in a small pond?

2. If you could change one thing about the climate where you live right now, what would it be and why?

3. Do you consider yourself more or less normal than those around you?

4. Take the quiz: Are you right or left brained?

5. Consider the last meal you ate: was the primary course beef, chicken, fish or vegetables? How often is this your primary course?

6. Should men who belong to a religion which permits it be allowed to have more than one wife? In other words, should polygamy be legal on religious grounds?

1. Definitely the small fish.

2. In general, I would wish for less humidity. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with it, although I'd take the temperatures from about ten years ago over the ones today.

3. Cop-out: About the same.

4. Interesting. The last time I took this quiz--a few days ago--it was 55/45. Now it's...
You Are 70% Left Brained, 30% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

5. Chicken. Fairly often. I like a good steak, though.

6. Religious grounds shouldn't be the sole--or even primary--reason for legality or illegality. So the answer to the question is "no," but that's not really the answer to the question that's being asked. The real answer is "I see no reason for polygamy between consenting adults to be illegal." (Interesting aside: if polygamy is really a major tenet of the religion, wouldn't that receive protection under the First Amendment? Probably not; otherwise, we'd have the Leviticus Fundamentalists wanting to own slaves and berate people for eating shellfish.)


  • 1. Big fish.
    2. More homogeneous climate.
    3. Not sure what criteria I'd use.
    4. ***You Are 55% Left Brained, 45% Right Brained***
    5. Beef. Counting pepperoni it's gotta be like 50%.
    6. Anybody should be able to marry whoever they want. What the hell do I care? No tax breaks, but beyond that I just don't care.

    By Anonymous Frankie Crisp, at 11:24 PM  

  • 1. Small fish, definitely.
    2. I want my freezy cold Wisconsin back!
    3. I'm with Sir F. C. here.
    4. 70% right, 30% left.
    5. Beef, and I'd say that's my preferred dish.
    6. There was a really interesting article about that in the arts and leisure section of the New York Times. An Indonesian filmmaker has made a film about polygamy. Apparently lots of men in Indonesia who take multiple wives rapidly discover that it is anything but the studly fantasy it seems to be. They're faced with huge demands on their time and a lot of arguments. Most of the second and third marriages break up after two to four years. Which suggests that, in a country where it's not already legal, we should probably keep it that way and just avoid the headaches.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:32 AM  

  • (Fj)-
    1. Small Fish. A small pond would be too confining, I would want to explore a big pond rather than be in jail.
    2.Less Humidity, trade winds ALL the time.
    3.The key is "than those around you". I'd say the same. We're all different, so what's normal? If 55% of the people in the world are jerks, they're (we're) normal.
    4.55% Left.
    5.Fish. About 25%.
    6.Having three wives never bothered me.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:56 PM  

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