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totally messed up tuesday :: are you a psychopath?

i tried linking to my result for this earlier, but it seemed to link to the parent site only... hopefully it works this time.

you can take the test at ok cupid of all places [because nothing goes together like psychopathy and dating] and find out whether or not you're one of the surprisingly high number of people who score as a psychopath but who function in everyday society.

here's my result [hopefully]. 

if that doesn't work, you can check out the google search results and take one of the tests offered to find out.

or you can just be all textbook about it and read the hare psychopathy checklist, which is how professionals determine psychopathy.

this was inspired by seeing a daily show interview with jon ronson on his new book, the psychopath test.

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Aaron Fenwick said…
Yes, do want to check out this book myself. Ronson also did an interview on the Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast (the most recent episode). Interesting interview as the host is a Neurologist...

as long as you're here, why not read more?

jihadvertising?

i keep seeing this ad for tictac candies:



am i the only one who finds the suicide bomber clown at the end a little unnerving? all the nice natural things like the bunny and the [extinct] woolly mammoth and the fruit get devoured by a trying-to-appear-nonthreatening-but-obviously-psychotic clown who then blows himself up. congratulations, tictac, i think this ad has landed you on about a dozen watch lists.

oh and by the way, showing me that your product will somehow cause my stomach to explode in a rainbow of wtf makes me believe that doing consuming tictacs would be a worse dietary decision than the time i ate two raw eggs and a half a bottle of hot sauce on a dare.

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