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Various stuff 04/22/08

Various stuff 04/22/08

A lot of bloggers do it, but I’ve never tried before. Seeing that between resumption of my new work duties and catching up on the variety of internet material, I have no time to actually write a post (there is a Champions League semi-final game tonight, so I won’t have…

Various stuff 04/22/08

Blog measured (2)

Surprisingly, my rating has “improved” from boring G.     Do you know why? Apparently, I have used the word “knife” several times (all in a book review), and the word “drugs” once. Go figure! What’s more, the readability of the blog has matured from the earlier elementary school level.…

Various stuff 04/22/08

Blog measured

Not that it’s important – or trustworthy, really – but here is a virtual verbiage-ometer, as applied to my blog.   Do you talk too much in your blog?   More importantly, it appears that I cussed at least once on this website. The question is – which post? (It…

Various stuff 04/22/08

The River IQ game

Many of you may have seen this before, but it was long on my to-post list, so I figure I’d finally post it today. I came across this test courtesy of my Father some nine months ago, and I must say it took me a while to arrive at a…

Various stuff 04/22/08

123 meme

A very random meme, but a good illustration of the genre (which you can learn about here). Here are The Rules of this one: Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages). Open the book to page 123. Find the fifth sentence. Post the next three sentences.…

Various stuff 04/22/08

Smart or Stoopid?

Cool little test. I scored 24, which was 37.8% above average of all others who have taken it. The test cover on the bottom suggests that only stupid people will consider this test a measure of intelligence, while intelligent people will consider it a measure of stupidity. Since I hope…

Various stuff 04/22/08

An adventurer, apparently

Another time-waster that has been sitting in the queue for quite some time.   Your Travel Personality Is: The Adventurer For you, travel is how you learn about the world. And you like to learn the stuff that’s not in guidebooks. You truly have wanderlust. When you’re not traveling, you’re…

Various stuff 04/22/08

I’m too sexy for my car…

Took two similar tests (in the spirit of asking for a second opinion) at my favorite time-waster site and ended up rather pleased with myself. Not sure what could be wrong with the other 27%, though…   You Are Very Sexy Damn! You are one hot number. You have a…

Various stuff 04/22/08

Who’s your candidate

Big props to my brother and his wife for finding this fun candidate match game. Because it asks multiple-choice questions, it feels lees simplistic than the test I wrote about in the past. Even though it limits the criteria to just six issues plus the ever important question of experience.…

Various stuff 04/22/08

Suitable for all ages

Something that I wanted to post for quite a long time. While it is mildly embarrassing to not even get a PG rating, it surely means that my target demographics include all ages. Any of you kindergarten kids who read this (remember? I write at your reading level), you can…

Various stuff 04/22/08

I knew that!

  You Are a Total Brainiac You’re amazingly brilliant. Some would even say genius. You’re curious, thoughtful, analytical, and confident.   You take on difficult subjects because you want to… not because you have to. No field of knowledge is too complicated or intimidating for you.   You’ve got the…

Various stuff 04/22/08

Make me an Ilya, please!

  Spent a minute digesting that this entire amusement consisted of a single question. It is supposed to be a personality quiz…   The Recipe For Ilya 3 parts Instinct 2 parts Giddiness 1 part Flair   Splash of Slyness   Finish off with an olive What’s the Recipe for…

Various stuff 04/22/08

Baltimore? No, really?

Looking for novel ways to waste my time online (it’s Sunday, it’s fairly cold outside, we are not going out, I’ve already watched two football games, everyone in the family is occupied with something…), I completed this internet test that matches your personality to one of the 24 major US…

Various stuff 04/22/08

Elementary?

With a tip of the hat to Jason Bennion. This blog is at an Elementary School reading level I don’t know whether to take this as an insult to my mastery of the English language or a compliment to the clarity with which I express myself… The content of this…

Various stuff 04/22/08

How many of me

Here is a quick useless Internet toy for you. HowManyOfMe.com There are0 people with my name in the U.S.A. How many have your name? The funny thing is not the fact that this supposedly U.S. Census Bureau-backed database does not know that I exist (one could make an argument that…