One has to wonder, what kind of side effects would this induce in an individual? Today I have noticed the following:
There exists in me a strange compulsion to buy and wear numerous wigs.
I have a strong desire to learn how to parachute into remote locations while wearing an evening dress under my jumpsuit.
Practicing remaining underwater surviving only by breathing the air out of car tires seems tantamount.
The fact that I am as of yet unable to throw a 250 lb man over my shoulder gives me great shame.
The company I work for is publishing a new book called
When I first heard about this book I have to admit I scoffed; then I became intrigued. This book is presenting a real theory, not a joke. I mean, really, how much information have I gleamed from fiction in my life?!?! Movies, sitcoms, videos...immeasurable wealths of knowledge gleamed from pop culture. The author, Steven Johnson hypothesizes that the influx of information and stimuli actually end up increasing our intelligence.
Awesome. I think I'll stay home this weekend to watch the complete third season of Alias. Girlfriend needs to study for the GRE's.