High School classmate and Mugwump reader Shelly sent me this and although I can't vouch for it's scientific validity, I found the man in about 4 seconds:
FIND THE MAN IN THE COFFEE BEANS :
This is bizarre -- after you find the guy -- it's so obvious. Once you find him -- it's embarrassing, and you think, Why didn't I see him immediately?
Doctors have concluded that if you find the man in the coffee beans in 3 seconds, the right half of your brain is better developed than most people. If you find the man between 3 seconds and 1 minute, the right half of the brain is developed normally. If you find the man between 1 minute and 3 minutes, then the right half of your brain is functioning slowly and you need to eat more protein. If you have not found the man after 3 minutes, the advice is to look for more of this type of exercise to make that part of the brain
And, yes, the man is really there!
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For a basic Right Brain vs. Left Brain explanation, go here.
She died of cancer on Friday, just hours after her final (shocking and heartwrenching) television appearance on Larry King aired. (You want to see what Bravery is... watch that interview).
A couple of years ago on this blog, I mentioned how good the documentary The Eyes of Tammy Faye was. If you've only thought of her as a person worthy of derision and ridicule then you need to rent this movie and see what, in my opinion, a true Christian is. If they were all like her, I might not have left the flock. Sure she was wacky, and a little eccentric... but she knew it and she embraced it.
In 1988, when I was the editor of our High School yearbook, the PTL scandal was at its height, and I included a Jim and Tammy Faye Baker mention in the national news section. I didn't "know" that I was gay at the time, but I came to respect her for the risks that she took. I can't think of ANYONE else who calls themself a Christian who so embodies "Good Samaritan" values like she did.
I found this fitting tribute to her on YouTube and you can see a little bit of what I mean around the 3 minute mark:
What can I say? I've seen it twice now. It's irresistible. (a caveat... John Travolta as Edna Turnblad wasn't my cup of tea the first time through but upon the second viewing I found his schtick downright endearing.) The songs come at you one right after another and they're all pretty damn toe-tapping. I've never seen the stage version but now I want to.