HeadScratcher No. 53: You got it left, er, right!


"Did I get it right?  Tell me I got it right," begged PopWatcher Lori Lamb. We can only assume that PopWatch’s favorite Little Lamb was being ironic since she was one of only nine of you who knew that Jason Bateman, Vincent D’Onofrio, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, and Bruce Willis are all left-handed. (See Roberts, at left, demonstrating the leftie’s renowned talent for "writing.")

Thanks to PopWatcher Patrick A. Yearout for suggesting this question.

(See the remaining octet of brainiacs after the jump.)

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  • Shawn Burke

    Whoooo’s! are in order, as this is great news to hear. I’ve always thought I’m just like Jason Bateman sometimes, and now I know why. I love being left-handed, being part of a pretty impressive group of people, some of which have changed or influenced the world greatly. These are new names to a list of greats that include: Leonardo Da Vinci, Beethoven, Mozart, Jerry Seinfeld, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Plant, Kurt Cobain, Babe Ruth, Albert Einstein, Julius Caesar, Joan of Arc, James Cameron, Jack the Ripper, Michaelangelo, Benjamin Franklin, Wayne Gretzky, Robert DeNiro, Bill Gates, Mahatma Ghandi, Tom Cruise, H.G Wells, Ridley Scott, Shawn Burke (soon) and Scarlet Johansson, Just to name my favorites. So be proud lefties, we are born this way for a purpose…. to smear our writing/drawings

  • BB

    Many left-handed males are homosexual, so make the link…

  • nessa

    Why wasn’t Ned Flanders included in the list – he is the owner of the Leftorium…..

  • Ceballos

    That guy behind Julia kinda looks like Barry Bonds…who is left-handed!

  • melissa

    If you notice when actors write something, hold a gun, etc. in a scene on TV or in a movie, they are more likely than not to be left-handed (or so it seems). The real question might be who is right-handed in Hollywood.

  • Shawn Burke

    RE: BB. Ouch! well I know I’m not gay, and neither are 90% of the names of famous people I read on that list, and I don’t know many lefties in my everday life, so I would love to see some examples of that. By the Way, did you know that many people who have nicknames of BB, JJ, CC, DD, TJ, CJ, JD or any other ridiculous initials for names have been proven to be Rednecks, Wiggers, or Hookers. So bend over and take that connection up the @ss.

  • The Other Kyle

    Wow, Julia looks horrid.

  • JesseDavitt

    Actually, they are more likely to be actors. I just read a book about this – “The Left Stuff,” I recommend it. There’s a theory that the gene responsible for left-handedness is on the rise, and it actually does lead to a different brain organization…although not exactly “right-brain dominance” as the myth holds. More like equal dominance? A lot of comedians are lefties – Dane Cook, Seinfeld, Leno, Jon Stewart (Stephen Colbert claims he was switched…), and alot of the old guard.
    But Tom Cruise is actually a righty, or a closeted lefty (in the book some righties turn out to be lefties in brain scans). Scientology probably beat it out of him.

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