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You Should Be Allowed to Vote
You got 15/15 questions correct.
Generally speaking, you're very well informed.

If you vote this election, you'll know exactly who (and what) you'll be voting for.
You're likely to have strong opinions, and you have the facts to back them up.

I feel a bit ambivalent about this quiz. On the one hand, I aced it, so hey, ego massage. And yeah, I do think it’s a citizen’s responsibility to actually know something about the issues. (Not that this quiz actually asks about any issues. But if you don’t know what the three branches of government are, that’s probably not the only hole in your knowledge.)

On the other hand, people who argue that others shouldn’t be “allowed” to vote are not friends of democracy. Back in the ’60s, Republicans in Arizona had an organized campaign (Operation Eagle Eye) going to suppress the black vote by having poll watchers hang out at stations in mostly-black districts asking endless complicated questions of voters, causing the lines to back up and many to give up and go home. Former Supreme Court justice William Rehnquist was one such poll watcher.

The year 2000 wasn’t that long ago. The company hired by the state of Florida to scrub illegitimate voters from the rolls was over-zealous and scrubbed several thousand legitimate voters as well, mostly black voters, in numbers easily large enough to have changed the outcome of the election.

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84% Mike Gravel
79% Dennis Kucinich
78% Bill Richardson
74% Barack Obama
74% Chris Dodd
71% John Edwards
70% Hillary Clinton
68% Joe Biden
43% Ron Paul
40% John McCain
39% Rudy Giuliani
35% Mike Huckabee
31% Mitt Romney
25% Tom Tancredo
24% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

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My biggest complaint is that Giuliani comes in above last place.
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Free IQ Test Score

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A few warnings about this one: First, they demand your email address to send you the results, rather than just giving them to you. And they do this after you've taken the test, so you've already committed time and emotional energy to it. I added "+iq" to my email name, so I'd be easily able to block anything further that comes in with that address.

(Y'all know about that trick, right? Most decent email servers are set up so that if your address is, say name@example.com, you can add a plus sign and any arbitrary string of letters and numbers after the name part and it'll still go through. Say, name+iq@example.com.)

Second, they ask for your name, address, and phone number, and they do some sanity-checking on the info so you can't just make up any old nonsense. I gave them a fake name, my old Jersey City address, and a fake phone number (with a legitimate Jersey City area code).

Third, they then ask for even more identifying info, like your mother's maiden name. Screw that shit. I didn't even fill out that form. By then they had already emailed me my results link.

Fourth, the code they give you for posting to your blog includes a 0-by-0 pixel image at the end with a complicated filename that's probably used for some kind of tracking. I clipped that out before pasting it into this post.

So really, it's both a test of your IQ and a test of your ability to avoid getting your personal info snarfed.

Update: And when you close that third form without filling it out, they give you a pop-up JavaScript window tempting you with a "free gift"! Man, these people are sleazy. I feel like it might have even been a bad idea to log into gMail while I still had one of the post-quiz form pages open in another tab. I just checked, and no dangerous filters have been created in my gMail account, but still.

There, I've yanked the links from around that image. If you want to take that IQ test, you'll have to type the URL by hand, and they won't be getting any google-juice from me.


Dec. 1st, 2007 03:58 pm
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Your Score: Fennel

You scored 25% intoxication, 25% hotness, 75% complexity, and 25% craziness!

You are Fennel!

You're a cool cat. Crisp, clean, fresh, and extremely complicated. You're like quantum physics or modern jazz. Think Niels Bohr meets Ornette Coleman. You may look normal now, but once you sprout, you look kind of, uh, funny.

Link: The Which Spice Are You Test written by jodiesattva on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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The careers meme, ganked from [livejournal.com profile] solarbird:

  1. Go to www.careercruising.com
  2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.
  3. Take their “Career Matchmaker” questions.
  4. Post the top umpty results.

The quiz gives 40 results, but I’m cutting it off after 20:

  1. Multimedia Developer
  2. Website Designer
  3. Industrial Designer
  4. Technical Writer
  5. Computer Programmer
  6. Desktop Publisher
  7. Interior Designer
  8. Cartoonist / Comic Illustrator
  9. Drafter
  10. Fashion Designer
  11. Model Maker
  12. Animator
  13. Computer Engineer
  14. Video Game Developer
  15. Exhibit Designer
  16. Business Systems Analyst
  17. Computer Animator
  18. Graphic Designer
  19. Artist
  20. Writer

Not bad. Eight out of the first ten, and 14 out of the 20, are things I’ve done professionally, or as hobbies, or majored in at school, or done as part of another job but done well.

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You know the Bible 87%!

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

Ultimate Bible Quiz
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I'd have done better if there'd been fewer New Testament questions.

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My New York age is 20

This New York age puts you-generally speaking-into the young category. That's what you were hoping for, right? Run and tell your friends. Then get drunk (as usual). Then sleep it off. Then pop an Adderall. Then come back and consider experimenting with a more mature type of New York life (just once in a while). Have you ever been to the Village Vanguard or the Living Theatre? Eaten at Elaine's? Taken a date to Michael Feinstein? Before you laugh, check 'em out and see what old-school NYC experiences you can add to the new.

What's your New York age? Take the Time Out New York quiz and find out!

(Beware, the quiz is a tedious seven pages long!)

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If LJ Were a High School by Karen_Walker
Your Status
Lunch Ladyjeremythecomic
Head Cheerleadernancylebov
Prom Queentinpan
Gang Membercamwyn
Band Geekkent_allard_jr
Theatre Geekcadhla
Chess Club Captainpnh
Loner Goth Kidnihilistic_kid
Class Clownstrangeden

Yeah, right

Nov. 2nd, 2006 07:50 pm
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You paid attention during 100% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
Make a Quiz

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What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

The Inland North
The Midland
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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Alignment quiz results -- I’m Neutral Good )

This quiz did something I’d never seen before on one of these simple, just-for-fun quizzes: It asked a follow-up question to find out which of three previous questions it should pay most attention to.
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How Will Your Friends Die? by arshus_ney
Will Choke On A Peachmnemex
Will Be Murdered By A Psychonihilistic_kid
Will Be Eaten By Clownskrisdresen
Will Die In The Throes Of Passioncamwyn
Will Be Abducted By Aliensautopope
Will Suffocate In A Corsetmegasquare
Will Be Smushed In A Trash Compactorpnh
Will Be Burned As A Witchmamishka
Will Be Slain By Their Lovercalamityjon
Will Be "Hit" By The Mafiatsukechick
Will Discover Immortalitytnh
Quiz created with MemeGen!
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My Santa’s sleigh result is the most perfect meme result evah! And [livejournal.com profile] mamishka would make an adorable Santa.

Your LJ Christmas Party by cerulean_dreams
First to arrivelyonesse
Made a snowman with a strategically placed carrotninepatch
Stuck a Candy Cane down their pantscoolwhitestare
Spiked the eggnogqcjeph
Knocked over the Christmas Treecolleencoover
Was ran over by Santa's sleighjeremythecomic
Was poisoned after they consumed a poinsettiakathrynt
Dressed up as Santamamishka
Kissed you Under the Mistletoealg
Quiz created with MemeGen!
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I think I’ve gotten the best result I’ve seen so far for the 20 Question Personality Quiz. Definitely not the most accurate, but the best:

Those fools at the Academy, they laughed at my genius! But I’ll show them all.... )
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I’m running along on 45% raw nothing!

I’m probably really only 2 parts anger, though.

Cocktail quiz )

And yo, “a agrumer”? What, you don’t know how to code for checking that the first character of a string is a vowel?
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Good result, but the Etch-a-Sketch came out in 1960.

You're an Etch-a-Sketch!! You're the creative,
artsy type who doesn't need to actually utilize
a single muscle group in order to have fun.
Doesn't matter though, you're still cool.

What childhood toy from the 80s are you?
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You are Schroeder!

Which Peanuts Character are You?
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