I’m in the middle of a little series on morality and ethics (inspired by the story of Rahab), and a helpful reader provided me with this very interesting link. A group of psychology professors and graduate students from three universities have created a site on which you can explore your own morality by taking several simple tests. There are dozens of these tests available, and you’re provided with your own personalized results in graph form (comparing your views to those of the average liberal and conservative). You have to register, but it’s free and your information remains private (while used in research and studies).
My hometown of Dothan, Alabama, was the first city in the world to have a Cracker Barrel NOT on an interstate. [We’re also the “Peanut Capital of the World.”] While Dothan’s not anywhere in this article, the story of the beginning of Cracker Barrel is. As are the origins of Waffle House and nine other popular eateries.
From Star Wars to Bugs Bunny, the entertainment world wasn’t quite as impressive as it looked when we were little. [Or when I was little. For all I know, some of you guys are really old….]
I haven’t played a computer game in 10 years… until this one. Christie and I were both addicted for a day or two. It’s a simple idea: You’re given a world map (no country names) and a location. Your task is to click as close as possible to that location. But once you advance far enough in the game, the country lines disappear. I haven’t played in a while, but I’m pretty sure completing level 10 wins the game.
It’s a fact; don’t try to argue agin’ it. But if you want to know why the best college football in the country is played in the southeast, this article contains some insights for you. [In 13 years of the BCS, SEC schools have won the championship game 7 times — and that includes an undefeated Auburn team not getting the chance to play for it in 2004. Oh, and those 7 championships were won by 5 different schools.]
I don’t like baseball; I think it’s boring and slow. But I did find this flowchart amusing. Want to know which team you should cheer for? Apparently, if you don’t care if your team wins or not and keep a skinny latte in your game day thermos, you should be a Seattle Mariners fan. But if it’s gravy you’re sipping, you ought to be pulling for the Kansas City Royals.
This is a pretty sweet bicycle storage system; I’d like to recreate it. But I’m not gonna’ pay $300 for it… that’s for sure.