Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Submission - One more reason

I was bouncing around some blogs when I came across this link over at Scott's blog. I wasn't really all that surprised by the gibberish being argued over. What did surprise me is that some women commenters were actually supporting this idea that wives should submit to their husbands. When I gave this a little thought though it was less surprising. Some women definitely like the idea of a man in charge. In my personal experience, they like this situation just fine right up until the man in charge makes a decision they don't like. When that happens, equality rules. Most of the women I have dealt with in my personal life have been pretty strong-willed so I suppose the idea of them submitting to anyone seems a little ridiculous to me. I suppose there is nothing really wrong with a woman choosing to submit to her husband but when that kind of thinking becomes expected we are heading in a dangerous direction. This is just one more reason why taking the scribblings of some violently misogynist ancient assholes as the word of God is really not a good idea.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Am I a Nerd

Funny thing this. I would have said semi-nerd myself.

On the one hand I play video games, watch some tv programs online (granted ones I can't actually watch on an actual TV) and I am a software engineer by education who works on computers most of the time. I also have I would say a little more than a passing interest in science and technology. I do like the odd bit of sci-fi though most of it is horribly crap. I suppose I like to think in genreal. I like complicated things. The exception to that last statement being words with complex spelling - I am quite simply retarded when it comes to spelling.

On the other hand I have felt the admittedly irrational urge to physically assault hard core trekkies/sci-fi fans (and this includes the X-files). 'Over-clocking' strikes me as possibly the most pointless thing a human being could spend time doing. I feel like shaking people who get excited by over-priced useless crap like i-phones. What's that you say, I can surf the net and call someone at the same time as listening to I think I passed out there for a second, that wave of pure apathy very nearly killed me. I always quite liked sports (playing though, not watching)

Something I'm not sure of.
I am largely appathetic when it comes to music. Now don't misunderstand me. I can listen to music and love it. I can be moved, excited, saddened by music. I can also find a huge swath of music to be little more than organised noise. For example, I remain completely baffled about why poeple seemed to like the droning whinging of Oasis so much. Even with music I like though, for some reason I just couldn't be arsed actually listening to it very often. Is that really wierd? I always assumed I was really odd for not really liking music. If there are more folk like me out there; get in here, stand-up and be counted. Solidarity brothers and sisters. For some reason I always thought that this particular aspect of me would be regarded as nerdly. It could be because music has the image of being 'cool'.

One of the reasons I bring this up is that Larry a.k.a. The Barefoot Bum has posted his nerd test score. Assuming I would score reasonably highly on this particular test I had a crack at it myself. The results were surprising. While this is about as far from scientific as you can get, I still though I would have scored more nerdly than I did. My result. says I'm a Cool Non-Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!

I scored so low on most of the stuff that I am left with the uncomfortable conclusion that maybe I am just plain dim!