As I mentioned in the other thread, I saw The Hangover: Part II tonight. Which is a little ironic, because I went with my own personal wolfpack. We have a Stu, who is a straight-laced, conservative, kind of nerdy guy who doesn't have any luck with the ladies (for no really good reason). We have an Alan, who tags along but neither one of us can figure out why we let him. He has some biological inability to control his impulses - I'm not kidding about this. You can be at a perfectly nice dinner talking about work and he will suddenly start telling you about the time he fucked a little person he met at Denny's. That is a true story. That makes me, by default, Phil. The fit isn't quite as good, but it's there as I'm the moderate between the other two. This is a classic group formula: you have your id (Alan), your ego (Phil), and your super-ego (Stu). It works in your brain, why shouldn't it work in real life? I have been in another id-ego-super-ego group before, but then I was the super-ego. I guess that means I've loosened up? FOCUS: In your groups of friends, what are your roles? If certain roles are missing, does the group not work as well? ALT FOCUS: Do you and your friends map onto another famous grouping? For example, do you have a skirt chaser, a level-headed guy, a nerd, and a black guy? Then you're the Ghostbusters. And so on.