PSYCHOPATH TEST [via David Adashek]
Read this question, come up with an answer and then scroll down to the bottom for the result.
This is not a trick question. It is as it reads. No one I know has gotten it right, Few people do.
A woman, while at the funeral of her own mother, met a guy whom she did not know. She thought this guy was amazing. She believed him to be her dream guy so much that she fell in love with him right there, but never asked for his number and could not find him. A few days later she killed her sister.
Question: What is her motive for killing her sister?
[Give this some thought before you answer, see answer below]
She was hoping the guy would appear at the funeral again.
If you answered this correctly, you think like a psychopath. This was a test by a famous American Psychologist used to determine if one has the same mentality as a killer. Many arrested serial killers took part in the test and answered the question correctly. If you didn't answer the question correctly, good for you.
If you got the answer correct, please let me know so I can take you off my e-mail list.
Celebrity Secrets" [via Nick Redfern]
The FBI files of the rich and famousBy Daniel Nasaw BBC News Magazine, Washington
The FBI has released its investigative file on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Who else did its agents keep tabs on, and why?
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are perhaps best known for their comedy sketch Who's on First?
But in the 1950s, the duo caught the FBI's attention for other reasons.
"A police informant furnished information to the effect that Bud Abbott, the well-known motion picture and television star, is a collector of pornography, and alleged he has 1,500 reels of obscene motion pictures," an agent wrote in an FBI file.
Of Costello, agents reported: "Information was secured reflecting that two prostitutes put on a lewd performance for Lou Costello," for which they were paid $50 each.
On Thursday, the FBI released a far less salacious file on Steve Jobs, which was compiled in 1991 after President George Bush Sr weighed appointing him to an international trade council.
How to obtain an FBI file
- If the subject is no longer alive, you can obtain a copy through the Freedom of Information Act
- If the bureau has already processed the records, it will hand over that material first, says official FBI historian John Fox
- Other documents may be held by the US National Archives, so you will have to check with them
- If the subject is alive, you must obtain his or her permission in writing
- You can obtain a copy of your own FBI file merely by requesting it - if it exists: "Despite the rumours, we don't have files on everybody and everything," says Mr Fox. "We never have."
The FBI has also compiled, and subsequently released to the public, hundreds of files on movie stars, US and foreign political figures, athletes, writers, musicians and others.
Washington Post winning Submissions - Alternate meanings for common words [via Steven Kates]
The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.
And the winners are:
1. Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs.
2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.
3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
4. Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.
5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.
6. Negligent, adj. Absent mindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.
7. Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.
9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.
10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.
11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.
12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.
14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
16. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.
My Valentine's Day Challenge
The Naked Therapist
The "Day of Love" is upon us, and with Rick Santorum (aka Senator Lovekill) surging in the polls, I heartily put forth to HuffPost readers the same Valentine's Day Challenge I gave to my clients: Send a love note to the last person in the world you would ever admit to loving.
No, I'm not trying to start some "spread the peace" movement, though that would be a wonderful byproduct. Rather, I pose this challenge to help you see that all the hate you feel for someone who's "done you wrong," all the disgust you hurl at your neighbor's "lifestyle," all the scorn you pile upon those who seem "different," all this loathing might be a gateway drug to higher forms of love, and if you embrace the object of your disfavor you may discover one of life's most transformative realizations: we can't know what someone does for us until we stop obsessing over what they've done to us.
Take the case of George, one of my clients. As soon as his kids fly the nest, his wife starts openly cheating on him. She calls him on the phone and lets him hear her having sex with her new boy toy. She refuses to make love with him because she claims he can't compare to what she's getting from the newbie. And she constantly tells him that were he a real man, he'd leave her. So what do I tell George? Leave the bitch? No. I tell him to write a love note to his wife's new stud muffin, letting him know how grateful he is that he's bringing pleasure back into his wife's life.
Does he do it? Yep. Does it help him? Big time. Because, deep down, George loves his wife's new playboy. He's been feeling inadequate for years. His marriage had become sexless long ago. He had stopped seeing his wife as alluring. But her infidelity (a misnomer for what is in fact often an act of deep and desperate faith in the potential of a relationship) roused his dormant emotions and made him feel excited again!
So what does he do with all that excitement? Something truly brave. He embraces the cuckold lifestyle. Yes, in one of the more productive reaction adjustments of the modern age, being a cuckold, which for centuries was cause enough for a man to murder his wife (e.g. Othello), is now a growing fetish in which a man gains sexual gratification from his partner having intercourse with other people. That's right. George and his wife are not only having sex again, but he's also enjoying the experience of watching her make it with his rival. His world has been blown wide open, he's exploring new erotic horizons, and he's feeling better than ever. Happy Valentines Day, Mr. Other Man. I love you!
Now if only I can get Rick Santorum to send some candy hearts to Dan Savage :-)
Sarah White Bio:
Sarah White is the founder of Naked Therapy, an innovative form of psychotherapy in which the therapist removes her clothes during the therapy session in order to bring about several unique elements that can at times be lacking in a traditional therapeutic context: an openness on certain topics between therapist and client, a more transparent transference, and the types of powerful self-discoveries that often emerge in a state of arousal. She practices Naked Therapy at SarahWhiteTherapy.com, and she writes about psychology, sexuality and culture on her blog, NakedTherapy.org.
A Man. A Van. A Surprising Business Plan [via Nina Reznick]
We've all been there. Trapped in line at the DMV. Or stuck on hold while trying to call a city agency. It's easy to complain about government bureaucracy. But it's the rare person who sees such inefficiency as a business opportunity.
Meet Adam Humphreys. He lives in New York City, and he wanted to travel to China for a vacation. His bureaucratic hassles with the Chinese consulate launched a whole new business.LISTEN TO THIS GREAT INTERVIEW ON NPR
Raw Video: Timelapse of Solar Storm Light Show [via Nina Reznick]
Published on Jan 24, 2012 by AssociatedPress
The Northern Lights lit up the skies above Scotland and northern England after the biggest solar storm in more than six years bombarded Earth with radiation. Video shot last weekend shows the effect of the Aurora Borealis above Norway. (Jan. 24)