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What are you?

Posted by seoulfully on August 13th, 2008

I’m an antisocial, obsessive-compulsive, schizotypal, borderline, avoidant, who’s almost paranoid.

Paranoid||||||||||||46%49%
Schizoid||||||||||||||||||||82%53%
Schizotypal||||||||||||||58%53%
Antisocial||||||||||||||||||78%47%
Borderline||||||||||||50%47%
Histrionic||||||22%43%
Narcissistic||||||||||||42%41%
Avoidant||||||||||||50%39%
Dependent||||18%37%
Obsessive-Compulsive||||||||||||||||70%40%
*scores in gray are the average web score

Find out what you are here.  The explanations of the disorders on the results page and here, below:

Disorder Info

Eccentric Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal

Individuals with these disorders often appear odd or peculiar.

Paranoid Personality Disorder – individual generally tends to interpret the actions of others as threatening.

Schizoid Personality Disorder – individual generally detached from social relationships, and shows a narrow range of emotional expression in various social settings.

Schizotypal Personality Disorder – individual is uncomfortable in close relationships, has thought or perceptual distortions, and peculiarities of behavior.

Dramatic Personality Disorders: Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic

Individuals with these disorders have intense, unstable emotions, distorted self-perception, and/or behavioral impulsiveness.

Antisocial Personality Disorder – individual shows a pervasive disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others.

Borderline Personality Disorder – individual shows a generalized pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and observable emotions, and significant impulsiveness.

Histrionic Personality Disorder – individual often displays excessive emotionality and attention seeking in various contexts. They tend to overreact to other people, and are often perceived as shallow and self-centered.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder – individual has a grandiose view of themselves, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy that begins by early adulthood and is present in various situations. These individuals are very demanding in their relationships.

Anxious Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive

Individuals with these disorders often appear anxious or fearful.

Avoidant Personality Disorder – individual is socially inhibited, feels inadequate, and is oversensitive to criticism

Dependent Personality Disorder – individual shows an extreme need to be taken care of that leads to fears of separation, and passive and clinging behavior.

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder – individual is preoccupied with orderliness, perfectionism, and control at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.

Not exact comparisons

Posted by seoulfully on May 20th, 2008

but not terribly off.  Portion size distortion/increase then to now.  via divine caroline via slashfood.

bagel sizesbagels big

More here.

Amazin’ ants!

Posted by seoulfully on May 15th, 2008

Ants Invade Houston, Eat Computers – Living on The Huffington Post

So some sorts of ants came to the USA, stowed away in the cargo hold of a ship, seeking out a better life for themselves.  But they are in HUGE numbers and eat everything, including fire ants (good) and electrical wires (bad).  But hey, they came to this country with a dream.  They work hard and are enterprising.  For example:

And when you do kill these ants, the survivors turn it to their advantage: They pile up the dead, sometimes using them as a bridge to cross safely over surfaces treated with pesticide.

Syncing metronomes

Posted by seoulfully on May 1st, 2008

More Kottke gold! It’s gold Jerry! Mindys! Anyways, on to the vid:

Off the CHARTS!

Posted by seoulfully on April 17th, 2008

So there’s a new cocktail tomato: the STRAMATO!  Some Frankfruit, genetically engineered monstrosity (just kidding, I’d eat them) that is the ungodly lovechild of a strawberry and a tomato.  Who’s sweetness not only tops other cocktail tomatoes, it is simply off the charts, immeasurably sweet!  Not just off the charts, but break the m-f’in’ chart all to hell with the ever rising level of sweetness.  (Actually doesn’t sound all that good anymore).

stramato

Stramato

Time to use all of our knowledge

Posted by seoulfully on April 16th, 2008

This is no time to be prejudiced one versus the other.  Use the Doomsday vault (f the seeds, save the people) kind of like Deep Impact.  And then hire the world’s best deep core driller and his team (because astronauts “don’t know jack about drilling” and you know drilling is “an art… a science” [who wrote that dialog?  Why do I even like this movie?]) to fly to the asteroid and plant a nuke (because we can’t just shoot it because that would be like shooting a speeding train with a beebee gun) like Armageddon.

1 in 450!  You have less a chance of winning the lottery than you do of an asteroid hitting the earth in 2036.  Which isn’t ALL that far off.  All that has to happen is the asteroid hit one of the 40,000 satellites around Earth.  I wonder if space trash counts, because we have a LOT of it.  Though an envelop of dust, like “nuclear winter” might help cool the planet from all the global warming (I kid, though there’s an argument for putting more particles in the atmosphere, similar to the particles we used to output with leaded gasonline, to help reflect radiation, etc. but that’s a whole other post.)

We didn’t even wait

Posted by seoulfully on April 11th, 2008

Didn’t even wait to finish crapping up the planet, we already started crapping up space.

Space trash!

Maybe it’ll be hit with some mutant symbiote or crazy radiation and form into some kind of transformer trash robot hell bent on earthly domination!!!

space trash

Two links

Posted by seoulfully on April 5th, 2008

Two links this Saturday.

I Did Not Know That Yesterday – pretty straightforward trivia type info, but somewhat entertaining, if only for the blog title.

When to use what type of numbers (fonts/typefaces/etc.)
Figuring It Out: OSF, LF, and TF Explained – Here’s the image from the post so you have a general idea what you’re clicking:
osf, lf, tf

This is badass

Posted by seoulfully on March 28th, 2008

And I want it in my house.

full moon sideboard

That’s a realistic looking moon.  Okay, I know what you are thinking, “Eugene’s a geek/dork/nerd.”  True enough.  I also know you are also thinking, “That’s not so impressive.”  Well that m-f-in’ table glows in the dark with a special eco-friendly glow in the dark paint and the piece itself is one of only 24 to be made!  Check it out:

full moon sideboard

Space Kimchi

Posted by seoulfully on February 22nd, 2008

I totally understand the need for kimchi.  I used to think my dad was weird for wanting to eat kimchi as soon as we’d get home from a non-Korean restaurant.  But I get older and I understand it more and more.   I was born and raised in the US, but I understand.

Space Kimchi!

nytimes.com - space kimchi
image courtesy NYTimes.com

Another picture:

space kimchi
image courtesy gizmodo