my dubious heritage

File this under “ways to waste time with your Asus EEE PC” since if not for the built-in webcam, I’d likely have not bothered with this. But bothered with it, I did, and here’s the result:

Abishek Bachan? I guess all we desis do look alike. I have not, to my knowledge, inspired my spouse to fast for a day out of devotion, however.

Howard Dean? curious indeed. Political heritage rather than genetic? I am pseudo-infamous for having launched a little blog that I am proud to say played some role in the Dean campaign. Back during those heady days, we tossed about the idea of a TV commercial where ordinary folk would stare into the camera and say, “I am Howard Dean.” How prophetic is that!

John Lennon? I guess I do have that subversive, yet pragmatic revolutionary bent.

Hugo Weaving? Am I an elf lord, disdainful of those inferior to me yet also accepting that they must supplant me? Or am I a construct that rebels against its cage? Either way, cooool.

now I’m motivated to actually read it

Courtesy of the Book Quiz at Blue Pyramid:

A Prayer for Owen MeanyYou’re A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Despite humble and perhaps literally small beginnings, you inspire faith in almost everyone you know. You are an agent of higher powers, and you manifest this fact in mysterious and loud ways. A sense of destiny pervades your every waking moment, and you prepare with great detail for destiny fulfilled. When you speak, IT

Had I answered the last question with “rabbits” instead of “armadillos” I’d have been Watership Down:

Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you’re actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You’d be recognized as such if you weren’t always talking about talking rabbits.

For the record, I don’t always talk about rabbits.