There's spam, and then there's this...
In any case, while wading through the detritus clogging my inbox I ran across what might be the single most disturbing internet "quiz" I've ever seen. Needless to say, with a lead-in like that, I am compelled to provide a link. Allow me to warn, however, that this is most assuredly not work safe. It is, however, something I would like to invite comment on by bloggers with a bit more time for analysis than I do at present.
I think I will, in keeping with that invitation, limit myself to remarking that I find it interesting that people are being encouraged to try to tell something that is natural from something that is enhanced- particularly in light of the fact that naturally occurring examples that fit the "ideal type" are so rare as to be virtually impossible. It creates a heinous sort of double-bind where if one is not naturally blessed, there is no recourse but to take a chance on an unnatural, and apparently undervalued, alternative. Or, at the same time, to simply accept imperfection in the first place. What a charming machine for generating insecurity and self-doubt.
I'd say it also nicely shows off what sort of pigs we have roaming the internet, but that's a separate issue.
And having said that, I'm off to continue my work. For those of you to whom I owe e-mail, rest assured that I will get around to you. Sometime. Probably.
For anyone who is curious, I scored a 6 out of 12 and feel no particular need to develop such a worthless skill any farther.