Thursday, October 30, 2008

in case you wanted to heard chinese people say "obama" and "hilary" ;)
i just took the implicit preference test for sexuality, and i have to say that they really missed the mark on their interpretation. it was one of those tests, maybe you've taken one, where you have to hit one of two keys when an image or word comes on the screen, in this case starting with gay or straight images or words, then good or bad images or words, and then combinations for gay and straight, and good and bad. then based on how quickly you are able to group the good or bad words with gay or straight, you are judged on a preference. i was judged to have a light preference for gay over straight.
the problem is, i think the conclusion of a "preference" based on associating certain words with gayness doesn't really make sense. Yes, a person might associate such words as "tragic" "humiliate" and "painful" with gayness. that doesn't have anything to do with a "preference" against it. it seems to me that the lives of gay people are often "tragic" and involve "painful" and "humiliating" experiences, so yeah certainly I would link those more quickly than i would with straight. that's not a preference, it's a sad fact!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

We need to bring back some classic political insults.

Monday, October 06, 2008

harking back to a simpler time, and learning something fun about the world.

Friday, October 03, 2008

what an embarrassing old man review. It starts out hemming and hawing about kids these days with their ipods and not knowing about what a scary place new york is, and then ends with the judgment that some character "is probably headed for a stint in rehab," which sounds like an old person trying to feel like he's a cool insider. they're not actually real, you know. they're not actually your friends. now i feel bad for being mean, and i feel bad for a.o. scott, and for all the annoying kids in nick and nora's infinite playlist. but it had to be said.