Sunday, August 20, 2006

MEME: Saturday Six - Episode 123

This week's "Saturday Six" is up sooner than last week's. Of course, that's not saying all that much. The first question, about comment volume, came up in a conversation earlier this week with a fellow blogger. I'm curious to see what your observations are.

But first, Selene of "Aesthetic Vibes" was first to play last week. Congratulations, Selene!

Here are this week's "Saturday Six" questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your journal...but either way, leave a link to your journal so that everyone else can visit! To be counted as "first to play," you must be the first player to either answer the questions in a comment or to provide a complete link to the specific entry in your journal in which you answer the questions. A link to your journal in general cannot count. Enjoy!

1. Would you prefer being a small fish in a large pond or a large fish in a small pond?
I think I'd prefer to be a small fish in a big pond. I've been both, and actually, being a big fish wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
2. If you could change one thing about the climate where you live right now, what would it be and why?
Personally, I've had it with winter. Snow, ice, bone-chilling cold – they all suck. Yeah, I know, I should move. Can't afford to – I wouldn't be able to afford a house anywhere else. I don't have so many years left, but enough that being homeless is just not very attractive to me.
3. Do you consider yourself more or less normal than those around you?
Well, look at it this way – if I'm the normal one, then the world is in really serious trouble.
4. Take the quiz: Are you right or left brained?

You Are 55% Left Brained, 45% 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.

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?
The last meal I ate on Saturday was a combination of beef and chicken in the form of wieners. This is something I have once in a great while these days. Back when I was raising kids, money was very tight. Beans and beef franks were a Saturday night staple. Every Saturday night. My kids can't stomach the thought of beans and franks now. Oh, well. And so it goes...
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?

NO. Why stop there? Why not address the more extreme aspects of religious belief? Child marriage – haw soon is too soon? Eight? Eleven? Surely before menarche is reached. Polyandry – how many husbands is too many? Given that women are capable of multiple orgasms and men only one, sometimes two per session, how many men will it take to keep a woman in the style to which she'd like to become accustomed to? Three? Six?

How about the extreme Muslim practices involving mutilation of the genitalia? Or the superstitious practices evidenced by extreme Judaism – ritual separation of menstruating women, for instance? Just how far should a modern, egalitarian society go when confronted by practices and beliefs outside of the norm that are espoused by an admittedly fringe element of that society. A return to slavery, perhaps? Live sacrifices of virgins on national TV? Headhunter societies advocated for ritualistic cannibalism – is that too far? Or perhaps, insomuch as over half the populace of this country attends no church nor evidences any formal attachment to religion in any form, it is time to abolish all religious practices in this country. Yeah, that's the ticket. Let's disenfranchise a substantial portion of the hoi polloi – it serves them right for believing in fairy tales.

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