July 26th, 2003


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12:57 am - on not doing what I said I was going to...
So I never got around to seeing Spy Kids 3 (trying for a matinee sometime on Saturday if anyone else is interested). Instead, went shopping with beststephi for nice clothes for her conference next week. While at the mall we were accosted by one of those "hey, wanna take a survey?" type people. We said no, but then they told us that we'd get $25 if we did it. So Steph changed her mind... and decided that I would do it. It was pretty interesting. The "survey" involved me watching commercials for Nationwide insurance while I was filmed and little electrodes were hooked up to my head, auspiciously to guage my reactions to what i was seeing (I'm certain in reality they were reprogramming me with sleeper commands for the impending revolution. Ah well. Anyway, then they ask me questions about what I saw and send me on my way $25 richer.

Also, Dana informs me that she is in fact not able to make the rafting trip (Aug 2nd), so I now have no official confirmations... so if you want to go, PLEASE let me know A.S.A.P.

Bleah, everyone is asleep or out doing something more fun than me... someone amuse me...

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[User Picture]From: vixendarkfairy Date: July 26th, 2003 - 04:08 am (Link)
Electrodes? Hahahaha Sounds like someone was doing a psychology experiment. Back in Freshman year, they told us that participating in an experiment -- as a subject -- was a requirement of Psych 101. I was like, you're kidding, right? Nope. So I had electrodes too. Presumably, it was a new lie detector they were testing, but maybe it was a double-blind experiment for something else? Only your Secret Government Agent knows for sure...

--Kris
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: July 26th, 2003 - 08:51 am (Link)
yeah, I've done that sort of thing before. But I've also had electrodes applied to me before for electroencephalograms and such, and based on the small number they applied and where they applied them, I am inclined to believe that they were there to basically tell whether or not I was smiling at something as well as my pulse. That, or feeding government propoganda straight into my brain. So it probably wasn't a psych experiment. Pretty sure it was market research or big brother brain washing...
From: ludimagist Date: July 26th, 2003 - 04:11 pm (Link)
When I had to do my psych 101 experiments it was all boring cog sci stuff and staring at cards and lists. Nothing exciting.

Last summer I did a neuroscience experiment that was pretty interesting though (I had the afternoon free and there was pay), it was some eye-hand-memory coordination thing with an electric sensor on my hand. It measured how well you could aim your hands with no visual input, some of it almost felt like a martial arts drill.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: July 27th, 2003 - 08:18 am (Link)
so how did you do in it?
From: ludimagist Date: July 27th, 2003 - 08:22 am (Link)
I guess I did ok, the experimenter was very professional and didn't register anything one way or another.
From: chrismaverick Date: July 27th, 2003 - 08:27 am (Link)
From: ludimagist Date: July 27th, 2003 - 08:29 am (Link)
[User Picture]From: vixendarkfairy Date: July 27th, 2003 - 04:39 am (Link)

brainwashing

Well if you start obsessing over insurance infomercials, you'll know the answer. hehe

--Kris
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: July 27th, 2003 - 08:20 am (Link)

Re: brainwashing

hmmm... it never occured to me that they might be trying to brainwash me into liking insurance commercials.. I had always assumed there were subliminal messages that were programming me to be some kind of sleeper agent for an evil army hell bent on world domination... your thing makes sense too though...
From: ludimagist Date: July 27th, 2003 - 09:06 am (Link)

Re: brainwashing

You sound as though the insurance infomerical people could not use an evil army hellbent on world domination...

They may all be one and the same.
From: vixendarkfairy Date: July 28th, 2003 - 03:36 am (Link)

Re: brainwashing

From: chrismaverick Date: July 28th, 2003 - 02:46 pm (Link)

Re: brainwashing

From: vixendarkfairy Date: July 29th, 2003 - 08:17 am (Link)

Re: brainwashing

[User Picture]From: sundaygray Date: July 26th, 2003 - 05:28 am (Link)
[[The "survey" involved me watching commercials for Nationwide insurance while I was filmed and little electrodes were hooked up to my head,]]

no shit. I *knew* it. I knew that's the sort of stuff they did in the DATA RESEARCH storefront. Was this by any chance at Century III? And it even measured up to my most outlandish expectations. Electrodes indeed.

I used to make extra cash by volunteering for experiments through cmu psych. But I never got to have electrodes. {{{{sigh}}}}
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: July 26th, 2003 - 08:56 am (Link)
yes it was in CIII mall.
[User Picture]From: dariaphoebe Date: July 26th, 2003 - 10:01 am (Link)
Again with the "bought clothes" and no pictures.

Sheesh.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: July 26th, 2003 - 11:24 am (Link)
yeah yeah yeah... I know... but its not my fault really... for one thing, they won't let you take pictures in the mall anymore, and its really hard for me to get people to model their new outfits when we get home. Todays girls are so lame... no sense of fashion or appreciation for the fact that they are female and have the option of looking good in clothes. Dammit, if I were a cute girl, I'd take a picture of my outfit every morning...
[User Picture]From: dariaphoebe Date: July 26th, 2003 - 05:28 pm (Link)
These days it's all about trying to be as ugly^H^H^H^Hcomfortable as possible. Not just the women, either. Yes, I'm jealous too... to only have the option of dressing to impress...

My parents wanted me to be a Jennifer (on the 3rd try, it worked). I think I agree with them.
[User Picture]From: vixendarkfairy Date: July 27th, 2003 - 04:35 am (Link)
"Comfortable"... Yeah, that's a euphemism for "slovenly" in my book. I still dress to impress, but I'm finding myself a rarity lately. It's a damn shame. With today's stretch fabrics, there's no excuse for not showing a little style; they're soft, unrestricting, and have way more flair than baggy cotton sweatpants and hoodies.

--Kris
From: chrismaverick Date: July 27th, 2003 - 08:26 am (Link)
From: dariaphoebe Date: July 27th, 2003 - 09:58 am (Link)
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From: chrismaverick Date: July 29th, 2003 - 06:58 am (Link)
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: July 27th, 2003 - 08:24 am (Link)
See, that's the thing. It doesn't have tto be that way... for men or for women... there are all kinds of nice fashions out there. I know cuz I spend a lot of time at the mall looking. And in fact, a lot of the kids (like in highschool, and maybe early college) even seem to understand this. But too many other people just kinda feel like you said, and roll out of bed into whatever is balled up on the floor closest to them. Its very sad, really.
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