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Your computer's desktop picture

What does your computer's desktop picture say about you - your goals, your values, your motivations?

The picture I see when I turn on my computer and throughout the day is usually one of my grandsons. Increasingly they are the ones I keep in mind as I think about the decisions I make at work and the things I write about schools and libraries.

Now don't look at this as me being all noble or anything. I pretty much ascribe to the sociobiologist theory that most of a person's actions and decisions can be explained by his lizard brain doing what is most likely to perpetuate his DNA via his offsprings' survival. But not that I don't love my grandsons as well.

Anyway, what's on you computer background? Your spouse, your house, you dog, somebody else's spouse, your car, Megan Fox in a bikini, a quiet beach with swaying palm trees? And does it reflect what is important to you*?

Rorschach eat your heart out. This is easier.

*Or does it say that you don't know how to change the picture on your computer's desktop?


A man goes to a psychiatrist. To start things off, the psychiatrist suggests they start with a Rorschach test. He holds up the first picture and asks the man what he sees.

"A man and a woman making love in a park," the man replies.

The psychiatrist holds up the second picture and asks the man what he sees. "A man and a woman making love in a boat."

He holds up the third picture. "A man and a woman making love at the beach." This goes on for the rest of the set of pictures; the man says he sees a man and a woman making love in every one of the pictures.

At the end of the test, the psychiatrist looks over his notes and says, "It looks like you have a preoccupation with sex."

And the man replies, "Well, you're the one with the dirty pictures." <>

 Ba dum.

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Reader Comments (3)

Nice one. I posted mine as well. They look like they're worth it all.

July 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterteacherninja

We have a wide angle view of the Eiffel Tower - a stunning picture! It captures for my wife and me the excitement of a March Break trip where we stayed a full week in Paris seeing the sights: the Louvre, the Seine River, Notre Dame cathedral, museums, palaces, parks.... I don't mean to brag. It was our first trip to Europe, long overdue. We slogged at home always waiting for the time to enjoy a moveable feast. It was my retirement destination. Paris in spring....

July 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaul C

I change my desktop background all of the time; every week, almost without fail, a new picture goes up at work and at home. Sometimes it's my wife, sometimes it's my dog, sometimes it's a tropical island.

I like a little variety...

July 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlpbryan

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