An Honest Answer & Other Stories by Neil GaimanThis collects three very short and very different works. The first, An Honest Answer, is a silly and quirky story starring Neil himself as he tries to answer the age old question of where writers get their ideas from, featuring him screaming into the void for inspiration, and different ideas manifesting as light bulbs.
The second story, From Homogenous to Honey, is the most interesting—in 1988, the UK passed a piece of legislation called Clause 28, which prohibited local authorities from intentionally promoting the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship. It obviously caused much outcry, and many LGBTQ+ support groups self-censored or even disbanded out of fear of prosecution. Neils story shows us a horrifying glimpse of a society where all homosexual influences have been removed, and indirectly asks where it will stop... there is absolutely no subtlety to it, Neils outrage shines through very clearly! The law was repealed in 2003 (late enough), so the story is definitely dated, but still interesting when considered in its historical context.
The final offering takes up a two-page-spread, and is the only comic in color: A poem called Villanelle, intertwined with Dave McKeans distinctive collage art. To save you the trouble of looking up the meaning of villanelle, as I had to, its a nineteen-line poetic form consisting of five tercets followed by a quatrain, featuring two refrains and two repeating rhymes, with the first and third line of the first tercet repeated alternately until the last stanza, which includes both repeated lines... the more you know!
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How to Get an Honest Answer
If you ask me a question, you expect my response to be truthful. Otherwise, why would you even bother to ask the question? But it turns out that changing the way you phrase a question can affect whether people answer honestly or whether they conceal the truth. In a series of studies published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes , my colleagues and I tested how question phrasing influenced how people respond in competitive settings such as negotiations or job interviews, where people are strategic about what information they choose to reveal. For example, in one of our studies, we asked lab participants to sell a used electronic device to a fictitious buyer who was actually a member of our research team. One of the things we told the participants was that the device had frozen in the past and lost all stored music — a serious problem that any buyer would want to know.
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The deceiver always cracks under pressure or blathers nervously about unimportant details. They shift their eyes to the right. In one of her classes, Minson conducts an experiment in which four students report to the class on the happenings of their previous day. Two of the students, however, are instructed to fabricate their stories. After interrogating the volunteers, their peers vote on who is telling the truth. In a class of about 60, the students are unable to deliver accurate results. But there is help for the truth-seekers out there.
I want an honest answer, I don't know what to make of the reviews some are fives and some are ones. I just want to know how's the food and drinks? And also how's A. Short answer: the Lowest number you give in a review -- the higher your 'review' stands in the listing. Personally, I think lots of people just like the attention in this way. Many false reviews on this site. Probably more.
He's right, of course. It doesn't take a PhD in psychology to understand that candidates only provide references they're percent sure will sing their praises. And what's worse, if the candidate is truly terrible, his old boss has all the motivation in the world to downplay his problems and offload his worst employee on the next unsuspecting boss. So given the inherent limitations of the reference check, should you give up on them entirely, like Kozodov? It is, Grant responds, but only if you ask one particular type of question. Instead, Grant suggests offering references two terrible options and seeing which they choose.