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Randomness for 4/15

1) Breaking it down.

2) The Pierley/Redford Disassociative Affect Diagnostic. About as accurate as any internet personality test, but this one’s actually cool to take (and only 20 “questions”).

3) The Amazing Media Habits Of 8-18 Year Olds

4) Seven basic things this Cracked.com writer thinks you’re doing all wrong, for certain values of “you.” The only one my household didn’t know about was the brushing after meals thing.

5) Borders execs try to justify bonuses on the revenue their company will bring in someday after they get this little bankruptcy thing straightened out. God forbid their bonuses should reflect what they’ve already done, rather than what they expect to do.

6) Book reviewers, let me point out a thing that is not cool.

7) This is simply wonderful. Play with it when you can listen to sound on your computer.

Mirrored from Twenty Palaces. You can comment here or there.


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Apr. 15th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
The musical thing is awesome!

The media habits of kids was interesting, but I saw different things. It looks to me as if kids are consuming more media via handheld, if it's available. While "white" =/= "rich" in specific, it's certainly true on average in America that white people earn more. Given the huge leap in TV use for black and Hispanic children, I wonder if there aren't two entirely different shifts happening, motivated by the same thing, but dependent on economic situation.

What I'm suggesting in the above paragraph is that parents of all sorts are more often using media to babysit the kids. Kids whose parents can afford iPods and iPads are using them to babysit the kids, whereas low-income families are using TV for the same purpose.

Still, I was gratified to see that book reading is slightly up over the years. Thank you, JK Rowling, and even you, too, Stephenie Meyer.
Apr. 15th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
I was glad to see reading trending upwards, too.
Apr. 16th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
Wow, my third paragraph here desperately needs copyediting. I should stop reading (and commenting on) lj when I'm at work.
Apr. 16th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
Naw, you shouldn't worry about it. Everything is vomit draft on the internet.
Apr. 15th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
That was awesome!
Apr. 15th, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
Apr. 15th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
interestingly, I instinctively pointed my toes or placed my feet flat against the bowl so my knees are higher when I poop. Then my mom told me Dr Oz said to put your feet on a stepstool (that Dr Oz, he's so dreamy, apparently.) So I got to gloat that I already poop better than she does.

This is the first time I've talked about pooping in a relative stranger's lj, but I talk about it in mine all the time.

I may have a horrifying lack of boundaries regarding bodily functions.
Apr. 15th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
My wife is the same way, including at the dinner table. My son had some health issues along those lines, and my wife has Definite Opinions on what is/isn't healthy, so don't sweat it. :)
Apr. 15th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
If you like that first link, you'll love organizedneatly.
Apr. 15th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
That's too much for me. I'm too disorganized to really appreciate it.
Apr. 15th, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
It's only one or two posts a day, usually. I just find it so esthetically pleasing to look at.
Apr. 19th, 2011 09:15 pm (UTC)
Often concerned with right and wrong, and punctilious in expressing it, you are best represented by the Customs Agent or the IRS inspector. Initially seen by others as cold or uncaring, you are difficult for those more spontaneous members of society to understand. You are extremely stable, responsible and dependable. You manifest an amazing ability to concentrate on the issue at hand, and are difficult to distract from issues that are important. You manifest a great sense of loyalty to your employers and your government. You tend to show love through a display of committed works, believing that actions speak louder than words. You are also resistant to change and tend to believe that the old ways are best. If a behavior has been successful in the past, why would anyone want to change? You work best in a controlled environment.
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