Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Posts Tagged ‘my many flaws

Trouble the Water to Catch the Fish

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MetaFilter has a great post up detailing the sorts of slimy strategems I like to use when playing games like Diplomacy and Risk. (Sadly I tend to forego them in my writing; I’ll never make it in this industry.) Here’s the source for the post title, and another version of the same idea from one Arthur Schopenhauer.

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December 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Insomnia and Genius

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Science proves I’m not just lazy.

Researchers from the London School of Economics have found that people with high I.Q.s are more likely to be night owls, whereas folks with lower I.Q.s are more likely to wake up early and function their best during the day. Other studies have found a link between “eveningness” and getting good grades in school.

However, all is not well with those who burn the midnight oil. People who are disposed to staying up late are less reliable and more likely to suffer from depression and various addictions when compared to early risers.

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November 14, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Carry On My Legacy and Put an End to B.S.

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Duke University will be studying adult picky eaters. At last my neuroses get the attention they deserve!

Picky eaters tend to gravitate to certain foods, including blander products that are often white or pale colored, like plain pasta or cheese pizza. For reasons that aren’t clear, almost all adult picky eaters like French fries and often chicken fingers, health experts say.

(Really, I’ve gotten better.) What this proves, of course, is that all non-normative eaters are literally insane.

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July 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm