Tuesday, December 18, 2012

On the Net

Darn! I was hoping Psy would bring it home!
The folks at PsyBlog have posted “PsyBlog’s 10 Most Popular Psychological Insights From 2012.” These are informative and fun. I encourage you to check them out! For instance, did you know that research suggests that creative types are more likely to be “arrogant, good liars, distrustful, dishonest and maybe just a little crazy” than the general population? (Well, I did, ‘cause I know a lot of these folks, but it’s good to have the research to back up my beliefs.) Also, have you ever worked with an obviously incompetent person who truly thought he was the cat’s pajamas? Read this posting and learn why the incompetent don't know they're incompetent.

A reader of my blog (thank you reader!) sent me a link about meteorologist Rhonda Lee being fired after responding to a viewer’s Facebook comment about Lee’s short afro. The viewer wrote “the black lady that does the news is a very nice lady. the only thing is she needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair. im not sure if she is a cancer patient. but still its not something myself that i think looks good on tv” (sic). After Lee responded to the viewer, she was let go. Her employer, KTBS-TV, stated that Lee violated the company’s written policy regarding how employees should respond to viewer comments and denied she was fired for defending her hairstyle. They say they also dismissed a white male reporter for the same reason, but apparently this guy has nothing to say, ‘cause ain’t nobody writing about him. Lee claims she was never given any policy. Lee filed a discrimination suit against another former employer. Will she do the same to KTBS-TV? We’ll see.

A “secret” girlfriend of Jovan Belcher recently reported that less than two months before Belcher murdered Kasandra Perkins and then killed himself, he’d texted that he would shoot Perkins if she didn’t “leave him alone.”

Time magazine released its short list for the "Person of the Year 2012" award. Psy did not make the list.

Finally, Alicia Keys is being sued by a songwriter who claims Keys stole parts of the song “Girl on Fire.” I think Keys is very talented, and I have her early CDs. However, I honestly don’t believe that most of her more recent stuff is that good, yet everyone says it’s great! What gives? Is it mass mind control?

Keep on surfing!


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