I updated my blogroll to reflect some interesting blogs I've come across:
The Great Theft (Charles's Blog)
And I also added a new section for Saudi Bloggers. Enjoy!
Here's a hilarious cartoon (originally printed in South Korea):
It was only after I stopped laughing that I realized the subtle racist implications, namely the stupidity of the black character versus the ingenuity of the two white guys. Did anyone else pick up on that?
And was the oriental partner aware of the smarter solution (thus revealing his own hidden racism) or was he simply as foolish as the black man?
Or am I simply over-analyzing this cartoon?
Finally, here is an interesting personality experiment. Look at the twirling lady below and see which way she's turning:
Basically, if you see her turning clockwise, you're a genius with a bright future. But if you think she's turning counter-clockwise, you're a failure doomed to be a loser for the rest of your life.
Guess which way I saw her turning? :-)
Seriously, here is what the experiment tells us:
If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.
Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction.
LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS (Counter-Clockwise)
words and language
present and past
math and science
knows object name
RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS (Clockwise)
"big picture" oriented
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can "get it" (i.e. meaning)
knows object function
(h/t to Umm Yasmin)