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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Irony Lost?

Apparently, researchers in Israel have pinpointed the part of the brain that detects sarcasm. During the study, scientists:
...tested each person by exposing them to several "neutral" and sarcastic comments recorded by actors as part of a story. This "sarcasm meter" was designed to gauge how well the subjects could comprehend the unique kind of irony that is sarcasm.
Would I love to market that "sarcasm meter" to some people I have encountered in the blogosphere...

36 Comments:

Blogger Air Time said...

Until it can measure rolling ones eyes on the web I have no use for it.

10:10 AM  
Blogger orthomom said...

I agree. I wish HTML would come up with sarcasm tags. It would make life a lot easier.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

I'll bet JPT has an emoticon symbol for sarcasm

10:26 AM  
Blogger orthomom said...

LOL!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

I'm sure you'd love that.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

what's my score?

10:34 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

score for what? The shifra blog meter?

11:10 AM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

uh, my level of sarcasm. Are you following the conbversaiton? and while we're on the subject of not following things, what's the Shifra blog meter and why did SurahMalka offer to make out with MO4 yesterday on DB's wino string?

11:28 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

having trouble following so many threads this morning.

askshifra has a self test you can take to detrermine your degree of bloddiction.

damn, even though i was bored with it, i should have kept an eye on DB yesterday. When the booze starts flowing there is always some solid g-on-g action

11:40 AM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

I took shifra's test. I need help. she did pretty good for the first day. i'm impressed.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

I don't usually like to judge people, but I think JPT is taking a really long time composing part II of his story, to the exclusion of all else.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

i turned up healthy blogger based on her test, but her scoring system is way flawed

11:45 AM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

Maybe he needs a profesisonal writer. Know anyone? What was flawed about her scoring?

12:10 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

M4-

I was reading through your blog this morning, and i noticed you called your self 30-ish when describing yourself. I have never seen a 29 year old woman leap ahead like that. Very peculiar.

Oh, and I agree totally on the suckiness of carpool.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

"noticed you called your self 30-ish"

maybe mo4 is really six, and like my six year old, describes herself as "almost six-and-a-half" the day after her birthday, and "almost seven", the day after her 6-1/2 b-day.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JPT?

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shifra?
at least let us know who you're referring to so we can enjoy it, too!

1:10 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

Unclear to whom and what anonymous is asking

1:24 PM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

clear as mud.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Shifra said...

Anony-

JPT is Just passing through

And Shifra is me!

Thanks for the complement SW!
I'm slow today because I'm home with a puking child - ugh.

(she seemed to perk up though after it was determined she would be staying home from school today- conincidence? I think not.)

2:17 PM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

"ugh" because she's puking on you? I've been there. It's very entertaining to the puker.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

I love how OM's comment numbers are skyrocketing while she's nowhere in sight (or on site).

2:37 PM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

BTW, anony...FYI: OM = Orthomom :-)

(BTW = By The Way)
(FYI = For Your Information)
(:-) = I'm Making Fun Of You)

2:39 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

M4 = OM as well

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL (laugh out loud), thanks, now I'm all caught up! :)

3:04 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Am I to take that to mean that when I'm not here, people like my blog better?

5:22 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Air: I figured 30-ish was vague enough. And when I started this blog, I didn't have the issues with my age that I do now (thanks guys). I look young for my age so I never felt like I had to PROVE that I was in my 20's. Now that you guys made me so insecure, though, maybe I'll go back and change it to 29.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

saying you're 29 makes people think you're 50.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Could make you 28 if your birthday is after May 24th, too! See, we can shave off two whole years from 30!

7:25 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

hey, you're back

6:55 AM  
Blogger Just Passing Through said...

wow. I really need to pull outta this slump called work. I'm missing all the action. And I DEFINITELY am behind in all the threads. sigh.

Air, trying to come up with a sarcastic symbol..

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