The Bergen Facebook Addiction Test was developed by Cecilie Schou Andreassen, Doctor of Psychology and head of the Facebook Addiction study at the University of Bergen (UiB). It consists of six quick questions, which is great to get through. However, it is self-diagnosed. So if you are in denial about how you should truly answer the question, well, the test won’t identify you as a Facebook addict and you’ll continue to be in denial.
US Weekly has just released never before seen footage of the 1984 accident where Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire during filming of a Pepsi commercial.
The story goes something like this, extracted from text in the video at bottom. I typed it out because you’ll probably want to be looking at what happened rather than reading the text. It is stunningly tragic!
On January 27 1984, Michael Jackson filmed a Pepsi commercial at LA’s Shrine Auditorium in front of 3,000 fans. On the first take, the pyrotechnics exploded as planned after Michael descended the stairs. The sixth take went horribly wrong. The explosion went off too early. Michael suffered second and third-degree burns on his face and scalp.
According to Michael, the recovery from this was what led him to be addicted to painkillers. You see, he had no idea his hair had caught on fire. He just went on with the script and danced with his brothers after descending the stairs while his hair burned and people suddenly jumped all over him to douse the fire. I’m sure he knew it then, but it was a little too late. Stuff in his hair would definitely have fueled the fire more aggressively.
It has been argued by some that this event and Michael had to do to recover from it was the start of a lot of his troubles in life, and equally arguably to be the start of his downfall. I would buy some of that. Put that much heat near your brain for a while and see if that doesn’t damage any brain cells! Detractors of the connection just seem to have think it was burns to any other part of the body and had no influence on Michael’s state of mind afterward.
Whether there was any causality or not from the accident, Pepsi settled the suit for $1.5 million dollars with Michael. To his credit, he donated it all to the burn unit of the Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, CA (EW.com).
Michael Jackson was also prescribed to some painkillers during the surgery and recovery, which some sources also told US Weekly started his addictions to, both, painkillers and plastic surgery. If he were addicted to painkillers, and he got it from surgery, might additional surgery have also been a convenient excuse to fix a little imperfection as well as get a little more without raising any alarms?
Rest in peace, Michael.
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 7.3
This is a concept I had come up with, Facebook surveys using picture tagging the way Facebook tagging memes are done. I created it because there aren’t any Facebook survey tools, at least not applications where everyone would have to sign up for the application to use it. I know those applications are free, but not everyone is keen to giving away their personal info and have all kinds of applications as part of their Facebook navigation.
These survey tagging memes work a bit backwards to those tagging memes. Instead of tagging a character with one of your friends’ names to tell them what you think of them, or incite an action as my Facebook 2.0 action memes encourage users to do, they tag their choice of survey answer on your posted meme. You don’t really need to tell many people about it. As you tag your answer, and a few others tag, notifications are sent out and people will be curious what someone else got tagged for. When they check, they can then decide if they want to tag themselves as well, just like the instruction says on the graphic.
Please note that these surveys are public to a person’s friends, at least, pending their privacy setting. So don’t declare anything you wouldn’t want the world to know!
As for the theme of this survey, drugs, it was the idea that came to my head when I sought out something everyone knows, may have experience with and may not be shy to answer. The “drugs” are not all hard drugs so lots of people could answer things like caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and Crackbook (aka Facebook given its addiction to some). Molecular models of the active ingredient, or ingredient which gives a drug effect on you, were used to represent the drug for an interesting look, and so this would not be used as a drug identification guide by anybody. Links are provided after the graphic for more information on the drugs, including impact so people can be well-informed. You can move your mouse over the drug or names tagged to see what lights up and see people’s answers later on.
I think you’d be surprised with this survey and others I plan to have, on the answers some of your friends will give you! I don’t know how many people can tag themselves into a picture, but if you max out, can you let me know? Thanks!
Here’s how to get this Facebook survey meme to suggest a match:
- Click on the picture to get it at full size.
- Right click on that picture and save to your computer.
- Upload it to your Facebook profile.
- Tag your choice and ask a few friends to tag their choices.
- Click the Back button on your browser to return to this post.
Please click here for a complete list of Facebook picture tagging memes on this site with which you can use for fun with your friends.
Dedicated to gangstas in da hood, Mexican drug cartel members in da wood-en coffins, Lindsay Lohan and others in detox or retox!
Caffeine – found in pop, coffee, chocolates and other common foods eaten.
Cocaine – also known as rock, freebase, coke, snow, nose candy, flake, blow, big C, lady, white and snowbirds, the crack form is just more brutal of cocaine and crack cocaine.
Codeine – found in codeine Tylenol and some cough medicine, and is probably the most commonly used drug.
Crackbook – also known as Facebook, but as a drug given what it does to some people’s lives.
Crystal Meth – an amphetamine also known as crank, crystal methadrine, and speed.
Ecstasy – also known as MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine), Adam, clarity, ecstasy, Eve, lover’s speed, peace, STP, X, XTC.
Ethanol – the active chemical family of alcohols in much of the alcohol drank around the world.
Heroin – also known as Smack, Horse, Mud, Brown sugar, Junk, Black tar, and Big H.
Marijuana – hashish is a more concentrated form of marijuana, which is commonly referred to as “pot”, among other names like reefer, grass, weed, dope, ganja, Mary Jane or Sinsemilla, with cannabis as the active ingredient.
Nicotine – the infamous active ingredient in cigarettes and aids to quit smoking, although there are plenty of other crap in cigarettes to help kill smokers.
Opium – 90% of the world supply is grown in Afghanistan, funding the Taliban, and includes morphine as one form, with other names as Paregoric, Dover’s Powder, Parepectolin.
Oxycontin – the pharmaceutical tradename of oxycondone.
Ritalin – is one commercial name for a stimulant called methylphenidate or MPH.
Turpentine – various hydrocarbons that also include gasoline, sniffed as a drug.
Valium (diazepam) – one trade name for tranquilizers, with others including Librium, Miltown, Serax, Equanil, Miltown, and Tranxene.
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 8.6