Tuesday, 6 January 2009

The Lake Wobegon Effect.


Today, each of my four blogs has a relevant photo from
Will Lion's set that displays quotes and research in cognitive psychology.
View the complete set here.

Don't believe this quote?

Try and find someone who will admit to having a below average sense of humour.


  1. I guess it all depends upon what you consider average. I tend to think of myself as not outstanding… but I guess that is my paranoia talking.

  2. Well, I AM funny. Damn it.

  3. I think my lack of a sense of humor is funny. Does that count?

  4. I think its healthy to say you are "average" - its safer too. You get "what a ego she has !" or " Can't stand her, she is so negative all the time".

    If you do not agree just drop me a line -
    Lady Jicky
    Maison Average
    Lake Wobegon

  5. I have such a superior sense of humor.

  6. I bet it's also hard to find people who admit to being sillier than average. "I'll laugh at anything! I'm ridiculous!"

    You hardly ever hear that...

  7. Normality is all relative. You should see my relatives.

    And while you are on statistics, remember that three out of four people make up 75% of the population.

  8. I totally believe that is true..
    you see i get things really more easily and better than most of your bog readers!


    peace out!!

  9. Well it's simply a fact that I'm above average in everything - not merely opinion, Lee, it's fact. My mum, however would probably say she is average at everything - other than sense of humour:) Then she'd say it was above average.

  10. I love these mind bites!

    The whole Swedish culture is based on the fact that everyone is average - and no one is better than anyone else .. at anything! It' s called Jante Lagen - the jante effect... which is the opposite to the Lake W effect...

  11. i for one am below average on many things :)

  12. I enjoyed every one's comments and will just repond with an average answer saying: Interesting post :-)

  13. Yeah....My Ma always told me I was above average. So, now there's finally proof.

    If she were alive today, she'de be rolling in her grave....

  14. Yea, so... A skeleton walks into a bar and says, "Gimme a beer, and a mop."

    (according to my husband, that is funny on "multiple levels")

  15. As a Warthog, I am vastly above average in ugly.
    And despite that, I have many female friends who like me because I make them laugh. Perhaps I am slightly above average in funny?


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