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little watermelon Wednesday 09 November 2005

Another gender specific fortune cookie

Why is it that I get gender specific fortune cookie fortunes that are not specific to my gender?


Fortune cookie fortune which reads: "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."

At least this one's not as bad as the last one...
Watermelon Punch, the Blog - 12 Mar 2003 | Sexist fortune cookies


posted by Chloe | Wednesday 09 November 2005 8:07 AM



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This is enough to make me stop believing that they can really tell your fortune, man! I mean... woman! ;-)
Posted by
Curmudgeon | Wednesday 09 November 2005 9:28AM

 

Think of what the alternative might mean: data mining at its most intrusive!
Posted by Linkmeister | Friday 11 November 2005 2:36AM

 

haha!! I can just imagine hand-picked, personalized, fortune cookie fortunes, modeled & constructed from a profile database kept at the local Chinese restaurant... Yikes. haha.
That reminds me of the Douglas Adams novel, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, where Dirk Gently's old friend writes the daily horoscopes for the newspaper, and knows when Dirk's birthday is, and writes Dirk's zodiac sign deliberately to wind him up. haha.

But what I'm wondering is... why on earth should a fortune cookie fortune be specific at all??
Heavens to betsy, there's enough chance of the vague fortunes being wrong, why risk it? heh.
I mean, I was pleased with their effort to go for more "words of wisdom" from Confucius or whoever, than the "this will happen..." or "you are this..." type of fortunes.
But for pete's sake, they should stay away from the gender specific variety, since women eat Chinese too! haha.

Posted by Chloe | Friday 11 November 2005 5:17AM

 

That's what we need...pink and blue color-coded fortune cookies. Maybe purple and white ones for the gender confused (dysgenderated?) or ones that change color in your hand for the transgendered. Now, where's that URL for the patent office?
Posted by Old Comedywriter | Friday 11 November 2005 3:20PM

 

I save all of my fortune cookies and I don't think in all these years I've ever come across a gender specific fortune cookie....I wonder what the actual odds of that are. LOL
Posted by Lee Ann | Sunday 13 November 2005 8:41AM

 

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