It goes all the way to the smallest theoretical particles and out to the boundaries of the observable universe. Totally stunning.
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Fifty years ago, the Authoritarian Personality studies attempted to "construct an instrument that would yield an estimate of fascist receptivity at the personality level."
This online, interactive F Scale presents that instrument in its final form. Additional infomation, including an explanation of the personality variables the F Scale tries to measure, is given below after the questionnaire. So take the F Scale now --- or else! And if you want a good definition of fascism (something that somehow eluded the authors of the Authoritarian Personality studies), check out Fascism: The Ultimate Definition.
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8. The Left-Handed Whopper (1998): BK announced the new menu item in which all the ingredients were rotated 180 degrees for left-handed eaters. Thousands of customers ordered the sandwich in Burger King restaurants the next day.
10. Planetary Alignment Decreases Gravity (1976): A British astronomer reported on BBC Radio 2 that at 9:47 AM, the planet Pluto would pass behind Jupiter, temporarily causing a phenomenon that would lessen Earth's own gravity. Listeners were told that if they jumped in the air at that precise moment, they would feel a floating sensation. Hundreds of listeners called in to report that they had indeed felt the effect.
18. The 26-Day Marathon (1981): A story about a Japanese long-distance runner who, through a translation error, thought he had to run 26 days instead of 26 miles for the London Marathon.
21. Whistling Carrots (2002): A Tesco advert in Great Britain promoted a new genetically-modified carrot with airholes on the sides that made the carrots whistle during cooking.
22. Arm the Homeless (1999): A Phoenix newspaper covered this story about a new charity formed to provide homeless people with guns and ammunition.
Drunk Driving on the Internet (1994): A PC Magazine article described a bill going through Congress that would prohibit using the internet while intoxicated.
27. Michigan Shark Experiment (1981): The story of a government sponsored, $1.3-million experiment to see if sharks could survive in cold freshwater lakes in Michigan. Two thousand sharks of various types were to be released into 3 northern MI lakes.
33. An Interview with President Carter (2001): I like this one because it involves our CBC's Michael Enright, who spoofed an interview with Jimmy Carter on softwood lumber which degenerated into insults between them. My favourite excerpt was: Enright: How did a washed-up peanut farmer from Hicksville such as yourself get involved in such a sophisticated bilateral trade argument? Carter: Excuse me? A washed-up peanut farmer? You're one to talk, sir. Didn't you used to be on the air five times a week?
40: Internet Spring Cleaning (1997): An e-mail announcement that the internet would be shut down for 24 hours to clean out the electronic flotsam and jetsam in the form of dead e-mail, ftp, www, and gopher sites. This was an update to an old joke about the telephone network being shut down for cleaning, when people were told to place plastic bags over their phone receivers to catch the dust that might be blown out of the lines during the cleaning period.
46. Hong Kong Powdered Water (1982): The story of three incredible new techniques to address Hong Kong's fresh water shortages: (1) drain clouds of their water by electrifying them; (2) attract new clouds by means of a weather satellite over India; and (3) import packets of powdered water from China, which, when combined with one pint of regular water, would instantly transform into ten pints of water.
I am going to be Vesper Lind (the new Bond love interest). After the success of certain films this year, they have decided to "shake things up" this time around. And so Bond will be gay. I play Vesper Lind, a German spy who loves trip-hop and raves. I assassinate my victims by forcing them to drink the fluid inside of glow-sticks. James and I meet when our hands accidentally touch during a "Licensed to Kill" seminar in Dusseldorf. We were both reaching for an "Ain't Misbehavin" CD that kills an enemy after he/she listens to the Act One curtain closer. Not very effective as a means of assassination since the target would have to make it through some really mediocre numbers in the first act, and like I said, it only works on "he/she's" which aren't very common in the spy business outside of Thailand. Can't say much more it's all very hush-hush...Add his feed to your LJ friends page here, or else subscribe to his feed directly with your favourite RSS reader. Braff's blog's home page is here.
-- Chuck Norris counted to infinity - twice.One other funny thing about this is that after reading the whole list, I found that the words "Chuck Norris" stopped making any sense. That ever happen to you when you read a certain word over and over and over again? I remember that happening for the first time in my childhood. It was like my first koan -- I contemplated a certain word so hard and for so long that its meaning seemed to disintegrate before my very eyes. As I recall, the first word that happened to with me was the word smile.
-- If at first you don't succeed, you're obviously not Chuck Norris.
-- When Chuck Norris sends in his taxes, he sends blank forms and includes only a picture of himself, crouched and ready to attack. Chuck Norris has not had to pay taxes ever.
-- Chuck Norris is not hung like a horse -- horses are hung like Chuck Norris.
-- If Chuck Norris is late, time better slow the fuck down.
-- Chuck Norris uses a night light. Not because he is afraid of the dark, but the dark is afraid of Chuck Norris.
-- To prove it isn't that big of a deal to beat cancer. Chuck Norris smoked 15 cartons of cigarettes a day for 2 years and aquired 7 different kinds of cancer only to rid them from his body by flexing for 30 minutes. Beat that, Lance Armstrong.
-- Chuck Norris lost his virginity before his dad did.
my best recorded distance: 319.3
my best recorded popfly distance: 204.2