March 29th, 2003

Sam and Frodo

Various thoughts: frivolous

[*sigh* I hate IE and the LJ backdating guard. I've lost this post to them twice. This time I'm composing it in WordPad and saving it there. Apologies for any formatting weirdness that results.]

My favorite bit of LJ whimsey today:
Even grumpy box turtles don't shoot at each other.

Wanna fight?

Claudia Marie
is a
Tofu-Eating Sumo Monkey

...with a Battle Rating of 5.2

To see if your Food-Eating Battle Monkey can
defeat Claudia Marie, enter your name:

Furry happy monsters feeling glad!

Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists. Heh. I nominated lyonesse.

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I'm a big fan of the quizilla-style quizzes with checkboxes instead of radio buttons so that you can choose more than one. The NetHack quiz does that too.
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Sam and Frodo

Various thoughts: serious

[I hate IE, where hitting "backspace" at the wrong moment caused me to lose a long update. *sigh* Reconstructing as best I can, and this time splitting in two:]

* H153: (click the second link) You know, I'm not a rabid atheist, really I'm not. And I have respect for religious faith. However.

However, I have a big problem with this bill. In particular, with this phrase: "Whereas all of the various faiths of the people of the United States have recognized, in our religious traditions, the need for fasting and humble supplication before Providence;"

Leaving aside whether this leaves atheists out in the cold--Bush Jr. is not the Bush who declared "I don't know that Atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God." That was his father. Nevertheless, it's a sentiment I see reflected in his actions--but leaving that aside, it is just not true that all faiths do that. The resolution reflects either a rejection of some spiritual beliefs, or an ignorant assumption that all faiths are basically like the ones the writer is familiar with, just repackaged.

Good way to express unity.

I think, if the weather and so forth allows, I shall organize a nice public picnic on whichever day this is declared for.

* I was too angry about the Adrien Brody's treatment of Halle Berry at the Oscars to post about it all this week. Luckily for me, an L.A. Times editorial said it for me. (If you don't want to register, bselig/bselig will get you into this and many websites.)

I really hope Berry didn't feel as bombarded during the Oscars as I did on her behalf. From where I was sitting, they didn't treat her like an accomplished actress, a colleague, and a member of the vaunted Academy, they treated her like a piece of ass. Especially Mr. Brody.


* The Boston Globe didn't print Boondocks today, presumably because of its anti-war message. for details. to voice your opinion.
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Sam and Frodo

"none of the above"

There's a MTBI (well, Temperament Sorter, I think) that allows you to say "I'm really in between" as an answer. Taking it, I come out as ISFJ, but the numbers are:

Introverted (I) 75% Extraverted (E) 25%
Sensing (S) 55% Intuitive (N) 45%
Feeling (F) 55% Thinking (T) 45%
Judging (J) 59% Perceiving (P) 41%

So perhaps IXXJ, or even IXXX.

In the past I've come out INXP most often, and I think this new result is a combination of a little bit of my having changed and a lot of being able to not choose when neither choice fits or both do.
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