Time for another pointless ramble, kids!

WARNING: The following post may cause dizziness, shortness of breath and an unnatural urge to sing the “I Dream of Jeannie” theme song all day long. (Not really. I just wanted to get that song stuck in your head.)

Here’s an interesting tidbit. Apparently, I am almost 100-percent compatible with Sharon Lawrence. 99-percent! Woo! That’s just slightly better than Sandra Bullock, Lori Loughlin(who?), Kelly McGillis and Denise Crosby (Yar!).

Now, you may be asking yourself, “Why the heck is he taking celebrity biorhythm compatibility tests?” And that’s a very good question.

I blame society.

See, I was sitting here, minding my own business, when suddenly I got the urge to check out the goings on at the BKO Lounge. One of the forums there is called “Now You Know,” where the members try to come up with some interesting fact for the day. For example, Brian’s factoid today is: “Every single hamster in the United States today is descended from a single litter of hamsters captured in Syria in 1930.” (Which is a very good factoid, indeed.)

Well, one thread going through the chat wires was “I was born on the same day as…” So, I decided to see with whom I shared a birthday. I went to Google and typed in “born on this day.” The third result was titled “William Henry Harrison.” Being a complete Presidential history nut, I clicked on the link.

Turns out, it had nothing to do with the 9th President (who caught a cold and died after only having been in office for a month). Instead, it was the Today’s Birthday page at Infoplease.

Today is the birthday of Thomas Edison, who invented just about every cool thing ever. In fact, it’s not too much of a stretch to say that the reason you’re reading this post is thanks to him. The bastard.

Anyway, on the right side of the page is a thing to check your own birthday. That’s where I found out that I share a birthday with Lena Horne. She’s awesomely awesome. And she’s going to be 88 this year. Can you believe it?

Well, I am ashamed to admit it, but I sometimes get her mixed up with Rita Moreno. (No, I don’t know why. Shut up.) So, I went to look for Rita Moreno’s birthday. In Google, when you type in “Rita Moreno birthday,” the first match says: “Match yourself with Rita Moreno at CelebMatch.com” How could I resist??

It turns out that I am only 62-percent compatible with Rita. Dang it. However, there is a link on the page to view your best matches. Again, resistance is futile. And so, I found out that I am 99-percent compatible with Sharon Lawrence.

And 59-percent with Barbara Eden.

Doo doo. do do. do do do…

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10 Responses to Time for another pointless ramble, kids!

  1. Susan says:

    I have no idea who the person is with my 100% compatibility, but at 97% – I’ll take Brandon Fraser any time with the few quirky flaws that we would have!

  2. Ric The Schmuck says:

    That is way cool stuff. I can’t wait to give it a try.

    And Sharon Lawrence is indeed cool. Sneaky pretty. Always enjoyed her on NYPD Blue, and now on Desperate Housewives.

    But Barbara Eden, oh my. The young-uns today don’t know what a stir she caused in the male population way back when, do they? Whooo hooooo!

  3. Sherri says:

    It’s too late, Sol. I already have the I Dream of Jeannie Theme song stuck in my head — with words, yet. It’s going to be in thenext OGC Concert, along with other TV Theme Songs You Didn’t Know Had Words.

    I absolutely double dog dare you with cherries and a TV remote to show up ;>

  4. Lambchop says:

    I went to high school with Lori Loughlin – she was on Full House and her character was married to John Stamos’ character (you know, with the Olsen twins?). (She also did that movie “Secret Admirer” with Kelly Preston and C. Thomas Howell back in like ’87) She was starring in a soap opera when we were in high school (The Edge of Night) and she’d come back to school for social functions and parade around like she was queen. I certainly never liked her.

    I adored Rita Moreno as a child – she was on The Electric Company! 🙂

  5. Chari says:

    Great… I’m 99% compatible with Samantha Fox. Isn’t she a porn star or something. Blech. What’s up with that?!

  6. Ric The Schmuck says:

    Actually, with Samantha Fox you have your choice. There was a porn star by that name, and there was also an 80’s British pop starlet. Not the same person.

    Actually, the starlet was built for porn, but that’s another matter entirely….

  7. Kevin says:

    I’m sure the UK Sam Fox will be very glad to hear that she’s a pop starlet and not a porn star. Not that she was to my knowledge; but her music career largely developed because she used to pose topless for the daily papers. She’s still around doing various TV things I believe but few have forgotten the old days.

  8. brandelion says:

    “This is the compatibility between you and Elijah Wood based on biorhythms.

    physical 91%
    emotional 70%
    intellectual 14%
    total: 59%”

    59%, hey? they LIE. THEY LIE!
    not sure if the chasm-like intellectual disparity is my fault or his…

  9. JustAGirl says:

    I kid you not…100 % compatible with world “famous” dart champion Raymond van Barneveld??? I’m also 98% compatible with Bollywood heartthrob Arjun Rampal (wow he’s quite yummy, actually) 97% with William deVry (??), 97% with Dutch DJ Gijs Staverman and 97% with actor Jeremy Davies. It figures I’d get such obscure matches!

  10. xade says:

    wow… I don’t know *any* of my best matches…

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