Friday, June 3, 2011

Inspiration from lefties

As a left hander myself I got "The Left-Hander's Calendar" as a gift from my sister. Strangely while in other animals handiness is 50/50 right/left (I remember reading a study years ago- certainly not a real reference) handiness in humans is skewed so that only 10-12%.  What is more interesting is how surrounded by left-handers I am.  I lived in one apartment with two roommates who were both lefthanded and another apartment with four roommates where 3 of the others were leftlanded.  I have also noticed a disproportionate number of lefthanders in risk/reliability analysis.  Anyway, Monday's information on the desk calendar included information on one of my favorite actors: Bruce Campell and I felt the need to share it here:

 Actor Bruce Campell is perhaps best known for his starring role as Ash in the Evil Dead Film Trilogy.  He has also appeared in films such as The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, and My Name is Bruce. Most recently this left-hander can be seen on the small screen in the role of Sam Axe in Burn Notice. In addition to acting, Campell worte an autobiography, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor.

If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor

I read the book when it came out and really enjoyed it.  I might have to watch "Army of Darknesss" this weekend.


Jeff King said...

I am a righty... the world seems crafted with us in mind. I couldn't imagine how it would be to be a lefty.

rocketsciencesense said...

Yes, I am a lefty trying to make it in a right handed world. Something like over a 1000 left-handers die each year using right handed products. Although I call that statistic into question. I do remember an email I got years ago titled "a sinister advantage" that I have to find describing all the lanuage bias inherent in being left-handed.

Also, having no luck commenting on your blog. I'll keep trying.