Quizzes


You Are Elektra
There’s really no superhero with more style than you.
Because who could beat being sexy assasin ninja?
I got Spiderman the first time around. Then I changed “moody” to “brainy” and got Elektra. Now that seems a little backwards…

You are a

Social Liberal
(63% permissive)

and an…

Economic Liberal
(28% permissive)

You are best described as a:
Democrat

Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

You Belong in London
You belong in London, but you belong in many cities… Hong Kong, San Francisco, Sidney. You fit in almost anywhere.
And London is diverse and international enough to satisfy many of your tastes. From curry to Shakespeare, London (almost) has it all!
You Are Animal
A complete lunatic, you’re operating on 100% animal instincts.
You thrive on uncontrolled energy, and you’re downright scary.
But you sure can beat a good drum.
“Kill! Kill!”

I wonder if that came up because i described my appearance as “unkempt”? Which one are you?

I thought I was going to do a synopsis of several classic books as if they were Looney Toons bits. But I could only think of one.

The Grapes of Wrath

Daffy is chasing Bugs around and around a big tub of grapes. Daffy is mad! He is full of wrath! Sometimes he kicks Bugs or shoots his head off but Bugs keeps bouncing back. Boy, now they are really tired! Everytime it seems like Bugs’s luck is going to change, something else happens! Bugs has no fur and Daffy has no feathers. His beak keeps slipping around so it’s on backwards. It’s a question of who will last longest. Elmer Fudd comes along and so they both jump into the tub of grapes. Most likely, they will survive. They have been beaten and broken, but they know how to keep going! A turtle crosses the road.

And now, here is a Mork and Mindy quiz.

Well, it’s been quite awhile since we had a quiz on here. And we haven’t devoted nearly enough time to commas, periods, semi-colons, and dashes. Someday we should discuss which fonts show each of these punctuators at their best. If I recall correctly, Garamond REALLY does right by the semi-colon. In my dream world my word processor automatically picks my preferred font for each punctuation mark as I type it.

But while I’m waiting for someone to invent that, one of my coworkers found this cool grammar website, www.chompchomp.com . The creator has this to say:

Robin recommends that folks visit another grammar site if they think a tyrannosaurus biting off a limb is too violent a punishment for a wrong answer.”

If that’s not incentive, I don’t know what is. So here is a quiz on commas. Well, comma splices. Rar! (Reminds me of a cute two-year-old nephew quote, on his aunt pretending to be a bear: “I’m coming out here to get away from the RARness!”)
Comma Splice Quiz!

Yes, literally. The ten most looked up words at Merriam Webster in 2005.
Here’s a quiz. Was the top word for 2005:

a) blog
b) integrity
c) insurgent
d) by-pass

Click here to find out, then come back and read the rest of this post.

If you wanted a quick way to sum up the big events and ideas of the year, this is one way to do it. I wonder where “insipid” came from, though. It makes a nice threesome with “integrity” and “inept” (by the by here’s a Not Totally Inept blog… great post on Walmart).

It’s kind of a sad list, isn’t it? Full of fear and disillusionment for the most part. I wonder why more people don’t look up, say, “slurry” or “whimsical” or “transmogrify.”

I have received a challenge to include all the words in the list in one sentence. I’m going to go for it. Wanna have a contest? Post your entry in the comments section. I will award an appropriate virtual prize to everyone who enters.

Here’s mine:

A conclave of insipid bigwigs decided to filibuster the leader of the refugees to show their contempt for his well-meaning but inept attempts to turn the tide of public opinion into a tsunami of passion; but the wave didn’t even test the integrity of the metaphorical levee, what with the apathy pandemic laying waste to goodwill everywhere.

(Huh! I couldn’t escape the depressing tendencies of the words! They have weighed down my sentence so much that I’m considering deleting it! But, no. Let it stand.)

Okay, I warned you that I love quizzes. So here’s one, with my results. What genre would your life be?


The Movie Of Your Life Is A Cult Classic


Quirky, offbeat, and even a little campy – your life appeals to a select few.
But if someone’s obsessed with you, look out! Your fans are downright freaky.

Your best movie matches: Office Space, Showgirls, The Big Lebowski

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