May 2008

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

« Party Planning | Main | Free T-Shirts »



UPDATE personality
SET personality.attentionspan = 0
WHERE obid in (
SELECT personality.obid
FROM personality, surroundings, relation
WHERE personality.identity = 'Myself'
AND surroundings.description LIKE 'Social gathering%'
AND relation.leftrel = personality.obid
AND relation.rightrel = surroundings.obid);



An intelligent person at a party will find a way to have fun rather than sitting like a moron in a corner staring into their beer. I usually manage to find someone interesting to talk to or dance wildly with cute chicks; introduce them to a little up close groin-grinding ball room dancing or some frenetic jive, punk or disco. So many times other guys won't dance because they think they can't, they are too busy talking sports or playing drinking games so I entertain the ladies who are at a loose end because of these bozos.

I have been the guy in the corner lost in his own thoughts and I apparently have an IQ of 140 which I think puts me outside the 'congenital idiot' league, but that was an unsupportable waste of time - I am now middle-aged and realise that time is a non-renewable resource. So now I find ways to have fun when it is on offer.

Sit in the corner feeling smug if you like but I'll be out there dancing with your girl. Sucker.


This begs the question: Why are some people stimulated more by their external environment than others? e.g. why do some people get more joy from watching a sunset/flowers in the field/the sea than others?

I wonder whether this is because they're feelings are allowed to flow more freely, because they have been given more love and affirmation as a young child and are hence much less inhibited. I also wonder whether these people do hence indeed not have the need to become more intelligent, and therefore migrate towards the artsy stuff, like painting, wearing ugly t-shirts and putting flowers in their hair. God knows I tend to consider them "Less Intelligent", although I probably shouldn't.

But its an interesting halfothesis.


I believe the Jungian hypothesis about Introverted vs. Extraverted attitude (innate he says) may be more explanatory for you. Introverts utilize the external environment just enough to stimulate their own ideas/imagination and extraverts are primarily oriented externally. or something like that. Hypothesis 2: there are those with sensory hypersensitivities (sensory processing/integration disturbances) that get overstimulated easily in noisy/stimulating situations.

Hey, I came across another term this week that you might like: philosophology. perhaps a cousin to philosotainment.
Pirsig uses it in talking about the people who study philosophy but have no ideas of their own, but yet call themselves philosophers. you actually are more of a philosopher who enjoys entertainment :)


You won't like it, but read 1 Corinthians 1:27-29 for another explanation. If you can stand it, read the whole passage for a larger context v18-31.

Anton the Chrome

Too simplified I think. In some cases it's true but the opposite can be just as relevant. Try sitting in a room with a group of advanced quantum physicists. Facinating subject, but because you're (probably) the dumbest in the room you'll drift off in minutes. Bottom line is that if you're talking to someone with common interests (be it hobbies, geography or a desire to get jiggy) at a level you understand you will enjoy it. And if you're not you wont.


I really depends on what they are daydreaming about. Are they trying to resolve the conundrum within Einstein’s theory or relativity in relationship to the time space continuum interacting with black hole theory?

Or are they thinking about the color scheme to paint their body parts for the next pro game to try and outdo their drunken buddies? They may be geniuses or they may have nanosecond attention spans with the imagination of a retarded monkey.

Hmm, what are my teams colors?

Klaus Kaan

I like your new blog style :)

replica watches

There are China fake watches at Since 2000, we manufactured and wholesale replica watches,Owning all replicas of world famous watch. Now we united 12 manufacturers to set up the largest Chinese wholesale fake watches net.

Rolex Watches and Rolex Replica Watches at :
Gucci Watches and Gucci Replica Watches at :
Casio Watches and Casio Replica Watches at :
Swiss Watches and Swiss Replica Watches at :
Michele Watches and Michele Replica Watches at :
Nike Watches and Nike Replica Watches at :
Cartier Watches and Cartier Replica Watches at :
Philip Stein Watches and Philip Stein Replica Watches at :
Suunto Watches and Suunto Replica Watches at :
Breitling Watches and Breitling Replica Watches at :
Accutron Watches and Accutron Replica Watches at :
Timex Watches and Timex Replica Watches at :
Rado Watches and Rado Replica Watches at :
Emporio Armani Watches and Emporio Armani Replica Watches at :
Luminox Watches and Luminox Replica Watches at :
TAG Heuer Watches and TAG Heuer Replica Watches at :
Aviator Watches and Aviator Replica Watches at :
Mio Watches and Mio Replica Watches at :
IWC Watches and IWC Replica Watches at :
Boucheron Watches and Boucheron Replica Watches at :
Polar Watches and Polar Replica Watches at :
Panerai Watches and Panerai Replica Watches at :
Bulova Watches and Bulova Replica Watches at :
Chanel Watches and Chanel Replica Watches at :
Burberry Watches and Burberry Replica Watches at :
Movado Watches and Movado Replica Watches at :
Calvin Klein Watches and Calvin Klein Replica Watches at :
Longines Watches and Longines Replica Watches at :
Citizen Watches and Citizen Replica Watches at :
Omega Watches and Omega Replica Watches at :
Coach Watches and Coach Replica Watches at :
Oris Watches and Oris Replica Watches at :
Diesel Watches and Diesel Replica Watches at :
Patek Philippe Watches and Patek Philippe Replica Watches at :
DKNY Watches and DKNY Replica Watches at :
Chopard Watches and Chopard Replica Watches at :
Elini Watches and Elini Replica Watches at :
Ebel Watches and Ebel Replica Watches at :
ESQ Watches and ESQ Replica Watches at :
Corum Watches and Corum Replica Watches at :
Fossil Watches and Fossil Replica Watches at :
Bedat Watches and Bedat Replica Watches at :
Geneve Watches and Geneve Replica Watches at :
Bvlgari Watches and Bvlgari Replica Watches at :
Gevril Watches and Gevril Replica Watches at :
Audemars Piguet Watches and Audemars Piguet Replica Watches at :
Giordano Watches and Giordano Replica Watches at :
Baume & Mercier Watches and Baume & Mercier Replica Watches at :
Givenchy Watches and Givenchy Replica Watches at :
Burett Watches and Burett Replica Watches at :
Guess Watches and Guess Replica Watches at :
Daniel Jean Richard Watches and Daniel Jean Richard Replica Watches at :
Hamilton Watches and Hamilton Replica Watches at :
Franck Muller Watches and Franck Muller Replica Watches at :
Haurex Watches and Haurex Replica Watches at :
Girard Perregaux Watches and Girard Perregaux Replica Watches at :
Hugo Boss Watches and Hugo Boss Replica Watches at :
Jacob & Co. Watches and Jacob & Co. Replica Watches at :
Immersion Watches and Immersion Replica Watches at :
Jaeger LeCoultre Watches and Jaeger LeCoultre Replica Watches at :
Invicta Watches and Invicta Replica Watches at :
Montblanc Watches and Montblanc Replica Watches at :
Kenneth Cole Watches and Kenneth Cole Replica Watches at :
Piaget Watches and Piaget Replica Watches at :
Jacques Lemans Watches and Jacques Lemans Replica Watches at :
Zenith Watches and Zenith Replica Watches at :
Jacques Lemans F1 Watches and Jacques Lemans F1 Replica Watches at :
Lancaster Watches and Lancaster Replica Watches at :
Leonard Watches and Leonard Replica Watches at :
Clerc Watches and Clerc Replica Watches at :
Locman Watches and Locman Replica Watches at :
Concord Watches and Concord Replica Watches at :
Mauboussin Watches and Mauboussin Replica Watches at :
Officina Del Tempo Watches and Officina Del Tempo Replica Watches at :
Blancpain Watches and Blancpain Replica Watches at :
Orient Watches and Orient Replica Watches at :
Pulsar Watches and Pulsar Replica Watches at :
Raymond Watches and Raymond Replica Watches at :
Rotary Watches and Rotary Replica Watches at :
Seiko Watches and Seiko Replica Watches at :
Shturmanskie Watches and Shturmanskie Replica Watches at :
Skagen Watches and Skagen Replica Watches at :
Swatch Watches and Swatch Replica Watches at :
Technomarine Watches and Technomarine Replica Watches at :
Tissot Watches and Tissot Replica Watches at :
Tommy Hilfiger Watches and Tommy Hilfiger Replica Watches at :
Triumph Watches and Triumph Replica Watches at :
Victorinox Swiss Army Watches and Victorinox Swiss Army Replica Watches at :
Vostok Watches and Vostok Replica Watches at :
Wenger Watches and Wenger Replica Watches at :
Wittnauer Watches and Wittnauer Replica Watches at :
Zodiac Watches and Zodiac Replica Watches at :

Sudarshan Karanth

Well, evolution once again.... nothing new in these observations, Scott.

The africans survived the evolutionary cauldron precisely because of the hard conditions.... leading to us, homo sapiens.

Even before that, Paranthropus and other hominoids died out because they were accustomed to plentiful food and could not adapt to changed conditions.

Boring post. Not worth the energy expended in clicking here from my RSS feed to come here.

Martin Stennert

So you noticed it, too, huh?


I'm sorry what were you saying?


Then I must be a freakin' genius...


"Are the people who start daydreaming first usually the smartest people in the room?"

Yes and No. Some people are great at "creating" fun in the party, because they are very creative.Hence they enjoy party more. I would refine your hypothesis. The people who get fun easily in a passive way are not that intelligent. So, yes, if in a party where it is mostly passive fun then you start daydreaming and in that setting you are right. Daydreaming is easy. Hence, it is mostly intelligent and lazy people. People who are not lazy and intelligent will do something about it, and be creative.

I belong to the lazy group.


Based on the number of affirmative responses, clearly the people who drift off first think they are the most intelligent...

Kevin Kunreuther

I'm sorry, I started daydreaming this morning halfway thru the post and just snapped out of it now. My, that was refreshing! Hmmmm, how did I get to work? Oh, well, back to thinking about Angelina Jolie's great big pillowy lips.


Could it not be the other way around?

Ie. I didn't find my external environment very stimulating as a baby because I was already revelling in the delights of my imagination?

I do know this much: There is no such thing as a "boring activity" or "nothing to do", only a bored person, or a person who can't be arsed doing anything.


Considering becoming Rita Mae's stalker, just for good measure

Manoj Jacob

I'm not sure if a dead external environment actually is such a good thing. I've often found triggers around me that get my imagination going in wicked circles.
Here's an example:

Johan Hjelm

If this is a halfothesis, what was the other half?


Taxi guy

In the 80s or 90s psychologists did brain scans of introverts & extroverts expecting to see more brain activity in extroverts than introverts. The results were the opposite of what they expected. They reasoned that introverts were thinking all the time and had active brains while the extroverts had quiet brains and thus had more desire for external stimulus.

Will White

Although smart people sometimes tend to daydream more often, young children that get little or no mental stimulation can develop severe learning disabilities.

Though I understand what you're doing with the Halfothesis idea.


So you are saying that introverts are smarter. Reports differ on that halfothesis.

As for the stimulation thing, the lemon juice test - and the science behind it - certainly supports that part of your argument about processing differences in introverts and extroverts. Check it out:

jerry w.

My halfothesis:

My wife gives me little excitement.

So using my imagination and my girlfriends who all have the last name Jpg.

I have explored many happy endings.

Haiku.... Gehzuntiet!


It depends on the type of stimulation the child recives. If its stimulation that requires the brain to be more active, like reading, then intelligence will be higher, but if it doesn't require any action i.e. is not participatory- like TV, it will be lower. At parties though, its likely that the more intelligent will get bored quicker if theres not enough good conversation to take part in, but those that are less intelligent could easily get bored if theres not enough going on to observe.

Peter G.

I spent some time thinking about this, and it seems to me that...

Oh. Right.

Never mind.

The comments to this entry are closed.