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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Jay: New Nerd Test

NerdTests.com says I'm an Uber Cool Nerd King.  What are you?  Click here!

Via she who is to be worshipped.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Jay: Another Candidate Comparison Quiz

Via Dean, here is another select a candidate tool.  What’s intriguing is that McCain and Giuliani again are at the top, while Kucinich is again at the bottom.  In between, they seem more tightly clustered.  Numerically they are:

John McCain 48
Rudy Giuliani 39
Joe Biden! 38
Jim Gilmore 31 (Who?)
Mitt Romney 30
Fred Thompson 29
Duncan Hunter 29
Ron Paul 28
Sam Brownback 26
Tom Tancredo 26
Barack Obama 23
Hillary Clinton 23
Bill Richardson 23
Mike Huckabee 22
Mike Gravel 20
Chris Dodd 20
John Edwards 18
Dennis Kucinich 15

Even as well phrased as the options are overall, there are still weaknesses to the quiz.  It’s almost enough to make me want to do my own.

For instance, my two lists for McCain are:

Health Care
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Death Penalty

Stem-Cell Research

My two lists for Romney are:

Stem-Cell Research
Health Care
Line-Item Veto
Death Penalty

Social Security

The trouble is, I decided to click yes on expanded federal funding of stem cell research, with low weight, as an expression of support for stem cell research generally.  In reality, there should not now nor ever have been or be in the future federal spending on stem cell research.  But the feds shouldn’t prevent or hinder it either, and since our society as it exists does indeed use federal funding for such things, that funding should be no more restricted than private.  Saying no on that puts me in religious right whacko territory, except my reasoning would be other.  Thus I would rather be identified in the yes column, but not with the also whacko federally fund (and control!) every kind of research (and everything!) crowd.

I came out agreeing with Romney on health care, because I said no to nationalized health care.  The trouble is, Romney wants something worse; something that is the first government imposition in my life that has made me seriously consider leaving Massachusetts, it’s that evil.

These tests are entertaining, even informative, but let it never be said they aren’t relatively simplistic.  And now, really, I need to get out of here…

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Jay: Picking Your Nose Feels Less Dirty

Via Jen, Pick Your Candidate gave me interesting results.  I did’t get as high a match as she did with Romney at 59.  In fact, five came out higher for her than any did for me.

I did, however, get a scary top result, because the test doesn’t adjust for the “this man is an evil fascist and I would never dream of supporting him” factor that outwheighs any superficial appearance of agreement on the issues.  Since my number one on the test, McCain, is not deserving of office, the implication is that my candidate would be Giuliani, who is perhaps almost as dictatorial in nature as McCain.  Sigh…

My results:
McCain 35
Giuliani 33
Thompson 21
Tancredo 15
Hunter 14
Cox 11 (Who??)
Paul 11 (Which speaks to the spin of the question set.)
Brownback 4
Huckabee 2
Romney 0
Richardson -3
Gravel -5
Obama -7
Dodd -11
Edwards -12
Clinton -15
Kucinich -19


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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Jay: Bwah Ha Ha… I Can Has Power?

Your results:
You are Dr. Doom

Blessed with smarts and power but burdened by vanity.

Dr. Doom
Lex Luthor
Green Goblin
Mr. Freeze
The Joker
Dark Phoenix
Poison Ivy

Click here to take the Supervillain Personality Quiz

Via Lex Luthor

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Jay: Submit the word you see below

Hey comment spammers, fuck off.

The rest of you, disregard this post.  I am attempting to mess with the results the manual comment spammers from Ukraine, Russia, or wherever they may lurk, get by searching Google the title of this post in quotes for this domain only.  That is why I am marking this post as being in every available category, because then every category should come up as a link in Google that is not a distinct individual post page with comment entry available.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Jay: Mmmm… Blog Quiz Thingies

You Are Apple Cider

Smooth and comforting. But downright nasty when cold.

What Part of Fall Are You?

Halloween Horoscope for Aries

You’re a total candy hound who will do anything for a sugar fix.

And to get the most candy, you’ll wear the wildest costume possible.

Costume suggestions: A superhero or famous rock star

Signature Halloween candy: Mini Snickers bars

Scary movie you should celebrate Halloween with: Shaun of the Dead

What’s Your Halloween Horoscope?

Your results:
You are Green Lantern

Green Lantern
The Flash
Iron Man
Wonder Woman
Hot-headed.  You have strong
will power and a good imagination.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

All via Leslie

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Jay: Not My First Result Either

Magnate’s Hideout wasn’t bad, but I decided to try again…

Your home is a

Futuristic Coder’s Manor

Your kitchen is someplace you never go, because you “have people for that.” There’s a Chocolatessen, which is rapidly becoming your favorite room of the house. Having one is also becoming a trend among your wealthy neighbors. Your master bedroom is the size of a small barn, with carpet thick enough to reach your ankles. Your study has every language reference book ever written, including now-useless titles like Learn Javascript 2.0! and C++ Programming for Windows 95. (Why are you keeping those?) One of your garages holds your collection of ferraris, and is measured in acreage.

Your home also includes a guest wing and private quarters for your servants. Your guests enjoy your animatronic replica of the cantina at Mos Eisley. Outside is your hedge maze and gardens, meticulously tended by a team of world-class botanists.

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:

Build YOUR Dream Home!

Via Jen

The bit about the computer references hit waaaay too close to home, given the ten boxes of computer books, as much programming references as anything, I just put in storage, and the four boxes only marginally less obsolete or obscure I have coming home.  Unless I decide to throw them in storage, if there’s room.

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Jay: Who Comes Up With These?

You scored as Drug Lord, You’re a druglord.  Quit that job and start slinging the Ye-yo you Scarface kingpin!!  Say ‘HELLO’ to my li’l friend!!

Drug Lord


Ninja Assassin


Mafia Boss


Pirate Captain


Pretty Princess


An Old Prospector


Cowboy Outlaw


Break-dancing Machine


What should you be doing for a living?!
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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Jay: Amusing

Received via e-mail…

NameThatDisease.com - Test your disease knowledge

NameThatDrug.com - Test your drug knowledge

The first one I actually bordered between Doogie and Hawkeye, getting thirteen of fifteen right without a second clue.  Conversely, I did okay on the second one, but not as well as it sounds.

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Jay: “Civics” Quiz

I got 90% on this quiz; 54 right out of 60.  Most of what I got wrong was taking a stab between two likely choices, perhaps getting game play wrong.  That’s always an element in multiple choice, after all.  Sometimes a trick question is not a trick question after all.

Some are brainless.  Some are tough.  Most have one or two obvious answers and the rest can be dismissed out of hand, often with great amusement.  Some might have you saying “this is civics?”

I got number 36 wrong, and that was a pure guess between the answer that was correct but struck me as as odd, except for making sense in a Westphalian sort of way, and the answer I chose, which was the expected bleeding heart answer.

Anyway, intriguing stuff.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Jay: Real Age

Via Lynn, here’s a way to calculate your real age and life expectancy.

My result:
Biological age of 46
Real age of 42.9
Life expectancy of 78.1

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Jay: Here Are the Other Two I Mentioned

What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it’s eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today’s society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.

It’s okay. I understand.

Science/Math Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
Social Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Drama Nerd
Anime Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace

You Feel Like You Don’t Fit In 57% Of The Time

Life can be a struggle for you. You have a place in the world, but you may not have found it yet. Don’t give up though.  You are a unique person, and that means you don’t fit in all the time. But it is something you should not fight against but embrace. You will find your way.

Do You Have a Place in This World?
Create Your Own Quiz

Both via Leslie

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Jay: Pretty Wild

You Are a Haunted House

You are a deeply complicated and sometimes deeply disturbed person.

You can’t help but be attracted to the dark side of life - even when it’s pretty gruesome.

In relationships, you are honest and real. So real that it’s definitely a little scary.

You don’t fake it or play along just to get along. And people either respect this… or deeply resent it

Your life is thoughtful, deep, and even philosophical at times.

You see the world as it is. You don’t sugar coat anything.

Facing and fighting your fears is important to you. You believe that too much of life is whitewashed.

You’re not too morbid… you just believe that you can’t enjoy life without exorcising a few demons first!

At your best, you are brave, intense, and fearless.

Not only do you face the abyss head on - you challenge your friends to do the same.

At your worst, you are depressed and morose.

If you’re not careful, your thoughts take over your mind… and they aren’t pretty!

What Carnival Ride Are You?

Via the Ferris Wheel, a ride that always terrified me.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Jay: What (and I don’t remember the rest of the title I was starting to type when I was called away)

Your Rising Sign is Gemini

You often feel torn between two dominant personalities.

Sometimes you’re adaptable and friendly; other times indecisive and unsure.

No matter what, you’re the life of the party or conversation.

Witty and talkative, you entertain with your stories and gossip.

It’s a bit difficult for you to finish what you start - jobs, friendships, relationships…

There’s so much you want to try. You often bite off more than you can chew.

What’s Your Rising Sign?

I don’t know how accurate it is overall, but this is indeed the correct one for me.

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Jay: Time for Lunch

You Are Noon

You are upbeat, ambitious, and never at loss for energy.

You have a lot that drives you in life. The desire to be the best, and a secret hope of fame and power.

And while you definitely have a Type A personality, you are still fun to be around.

You have a ton of charisma and a genuine interest in others. You are adored by many.

What Time Of Day Are You?

Via Sunrise Tammi

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