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…