There is an episode of Seinfeld in which the female lead, Elaine, meets a new group of friends who are very similar to her longtime pals Jerry, George, and Kramer. They are similar except that the new group gathers in an apartment which is arranged in the opposite of Jerry’s, and whereas Elaine’s old friends are selfish, indifferent, even sometimes mean, the members of the new group are the opposite: they are caring, conscientious, and friendly.
In reference to the DC Comics character Bizarro, who is the opposite of Superman, Elaine begins to refer to her new friends as Bizarro Jerry, Bizarro Kramer, etc. At first, her new friends are a welcome relief from the annoying habits of her old friends, but soon, the subtle differences between Elaine’s friends and her Bizarro friends begins to irritate her, and she breaks things off with the Bizarro group.
If you are used to working with Oracle Hyperion Planning and have logged into Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services (PBCS), it may seem a bit like you have just discovered (at risk of going afoul of DC Comics’ copyright) Bizarro Planning.Read More