October 21st, 2008

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Common People like me

A meme going round: quote Shakespeare in your journal. It never takes that much persuasion.

Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy law
My services are bound. Wherefore should I
Stand in the plague of custom, and permit
The curiosity of nations to deprive me...
When my dimensions are as well compact,
My mind as generous, and my shape as true,
As honest madam's issue? Why brand they us
With base? with baseness? bastardy? base, base?
Who, in the lusty stealth of nature, take
More composition and fierce quality
Than doth, within a dull, stale, tired bed,
Go to the creating a whole tribe of fops,
Got 'tween asleep and wake?
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Good on the dance floor

Dance survey:
Watch the BBC video explaining the terms
Fill in the questionnaire asking what your dance style is

Bollocky pseudo-scientific theory:
It turns out that women prefer small to medium size movements, and enjoy a level of complexity that includes an apparently random element... Could our genes be quietly advertising their suitability through the shapes we cut on the dance floor? Peter Lovatt ... wants to know if it's the men with the highest exposure to prenatal testosterone who are delivering on the dance floor.

Quick! Bring reassuring order to complexity!