Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Muslims have officially had their heyday. It's done.
"According to the poll, Obama has lost favor among many voters who supported his candidacy in 2008 but have since come to doubt he is a mammal. While these Americans concede Obama may not specifically be a cactus, most believe he is a plant of some kind, with 18 percent saying the president is a ficus, 37 percent believing him to be a grain such as wheat or millet, and 12 percent convinced he is an old-growth forest in Northern California.
When asked why they agreed with the statement "President Obama is a large succulent plant composed of specialized cells designed for water retention in arid climates," many responded that they "just know," claiming the president only acts like a human being for political purposes and is truly a cactus at heart."
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Psychology Today reviews recent research on the trend.
"Growing evidence from research, polls and demographic surveys show that the current backlash is a last gasp of a dying, descending set of attitudes and beliefs; a growing desperation about shifts that are like a rising tsunami in our society."
Glad someone finally said it. The country is moving forward and a small but loud component is screaming to "take the country back."
When you're the last survivor on a ship after it's hit an iceberg and you're floating around alone in the middle of the ocean holding tightly to a wooden plank, certain to drown, you'll scream, wave your arms around, make smoke signals -- anything as a last ditch effort to survive.
Posted by Ali A. Rizvi at 2:43 PM
Andrea Kuszewski examines the fine line between creativity and psychopathology.
The very traits that make someone creative, passionate, and likely to achieve a high degree of success in their domain, are the same traits that define psychological disorders such as Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and ADHD. So what is the difference between creativity and psychopathology?
Over at the New York Times, David Segal examines the phenomenon that the best entrepreneurs are those that are "just manic enough."