Monday, June 28

Behind the Green Brain

I took the "What Color is Your Brain?" quiz on and found it almost as useful as the daily horoscope (meaning: not at all). For posterity, here is the diagnosis:

Gene Bob has a GREEN brain:
At work or in school: I work best by myself. I like to focus on my ideas until my desire for understanding is satisfied. I am easily bored if the subject holds no interest to me. Sometimes, it is hard for me to set priorities because so many things are of interest.

With friends: I may seem reserved. Although my thoughts and feelings run deep, I am uneasy with frequent displays of emotion. I enjoy people who are interesting and of high integrity.

With family: I am probably seen as a loner because I like a lot of private time to think. Sometimes, I find family activities boring and have difficulty following family rules that don't make sense to me. I show love by spending time with my family and sharing ideas and interests.
Why don't I find horoscopes useful? Well (other than the obvious: what possible connection is there between when I was born .. in relation to an arbitrary set of stars .. to whether I'll meet Miss Perfect at Starbucks?) ... is that horoscopes are nonsensical general advice. The same people who believe these read The Star and the accounts of J Lo's abduction by aliens who look like Dick ("the F-man") Cheney.

I was amused when (earlier this week) the DMN Horoscopes began issuing a rating (10=perfect day) to accompany each horoscope. Amusing observation: none were below 5 (everyone on the planet will have an above-average day! Whoopee!!).

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