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Crazy Slogan Meme!

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Thanks to Liz (who smelled a banana because she’s crazy) for sending this one to me. It’s just ridiculous enough to broadcast. As far as I’m concerned though, nobody can beat Eric, since he karate chopped Chuck Norris, because that’s how he rolls.

I sang to David Letterman because Big Bird said to and he’s my leader. Really! Didn’t you know?

Intrigued yet?
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Late for the 4th, but worth it.

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Thanks Robert.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDA9NbPAK8o

Electoral Compass

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

I’ve seen a similar application in the past, this one is interesting because it appears to be European in origin.

As seen on digg:
Electoral Compass

Take a look.

My results:

Based on the responses you provided, you are the closest to
John Edwards and you are the furthest away from Fred Thompson

Here you find an overview of all issues. You can click on an issue to see your repsonses and responses from John Edwards as well as the sources on which they are based.

John Edwards Barack Obama Category
81% agreement 78% agreement Overall
75% agreement 83% agreement Gun control
100% agreement 75% agreement Environment
58% agreement 67% agreement Iraq
92% agreement 67% agreement Economy
83% agreement 92% agreement Income
92% agreement 67% agreement National security
83% agreement 75% agreement Family
67% agreement 67% agreement Immigration
67% agreement 58% agreement Health care
75% agreement 100% agreement Law and order
83% agreement 100% agreement Education
92% agreement 83% agreement Terrorism

The results are pretty consistent with other surveys I’ve taken and my own analysis.

Right Brain vs Left Brain

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Obviously the risk of taking an online quiz is that the quiz is bupkis, which is sort-of what I’m wondering after this Right Brain vs Left Brain Quiz.

I rather surprisingly resulted in the following result:

Thank you for taking the Creativity Test. The results show your brain dominance as being:

Left Brain 40%
Right Brain 60%

You are more right-brained than left-brained. The right side of your brain controls the left side of your body. In addition to being known as right-brained, you are also known as a creative thinker who uses feeling and intuition to gather information. You retain this information through the use of images and patterns. You are able to visualize the “whole” picture first, and then work backwards to put the pieces together to create the “whole” picture. Your thought process can appear quite illogical and meandering. The problem-solving techniques that you use involve free association, which is often very innovative and creative. The routes taken to arrive at your conclusions are completely opposite to what a left-brained person would be accustomed. You probably find it easy to express yourself using art, dance, or music. Some occupations usually held by a right-brained person are forest ranger, athlete, beautician, actor/actress, craftsman, and artist.

Yes, that’s right: “forest ranger, athlete, beautician, actor/actress, craftsman, and artist“. This is a test from the Art Institute of Vancouver, perhaps they have a bias towards encouraging people to become artistic forest rangers.

Reading on, this becomes a bit easier for me to match up with my own self awareness:

Your Left Brain Percentages
53% Linear (Your most dominant characteristic)
40% Reality-based

18% Sequential
17% Symbolic
17% Logical
7% Verbal (Your least dominant characteristic)

Your Right Brain Percentages
57% Fantasy-oriented (Your most dominant characteristic)
45% Random
42% Holistic
37% Concrete

24% Intuitive
13% Nonverbal (Your least dominant characteristic)

The bold line items (emphasis mine) would seem to be the dominant terms, with “Linear and Realty Based” being somewhat contradictory to “Fantasy-oriented, Random & Holistic”. Wow. I’m messed up.

I do like to organize things carefully and research the facts and then pick instinctively amongst the results based on a sort-of intuition. I admit that I often make decisions this way, and yet, I’ve learned to trust this answer as the result of some instinctive “reality based” decision process.

Is this a rationalization? Probably…. at least that’s my gut reaction.

here’s my crew

Monday, December 3rd, 2007
Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Serenity (Firefly)

You like to live your own way and don’t enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.

Serenity (Firefly)

75%

Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

69%

Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)

69%

Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)

69%

SG-1 (Stargate)

63%

Moya (Farscape)

63%

Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)

56%

Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)

56%

Enterprise D (Star Trek)

56%

FBI’s X-Files Division (The X-Files)

50%

Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)

50%

Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)

44%

Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)

44%

Sci-Fi Crew For You?

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Toss of the tea cup to Luke for this quiz:

Not that this comes as a shocker, but apparently I belong on the Heart of Gold.

Which crew do you belong on? I’m somewhat pleased that something I’d never read or watched didn’t end up on top. I guess I’ll have to look into Farscape.

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

You are a light and humorous person. No one can help but to smile to your wit. Now if only the improbability

drive would stop turning you into weird stuff.

Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

88%

Moya (Farscape)

81%

Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)

81%

Serenity (Firefly)

75%

Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)

63%

Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)

56%

SG-1 (Stargate)

50%

Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)

44%

Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)

44%

Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)

44%

Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)

38%

FBI’s X-Files Division (The X-Files)

31%

Enterprise D (Star Trek)

25%

Weirdest Online Quiz Ever

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Toss of the bit bucket to Sis.

I agree. This is the weirdest (yet strangely compelling) online quiz ever. (I got 6 out of 10, I was 5 for 5 then went quickly downhill.) Can you tell the difference between computer language inventors and serial killers? Try it.

Better than I figured it would be

Thursday, March 15th, 2007
Your Vocabulary Score: B

You have a zealous love for the English language, and many find your vocabulary edifying.
Don’t fret that you didn’t get every word right, your vocabulary can be easily ameliorated!

Hmmm… I doubt it.

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

Apparently Bill & I will be going out pretty much the same way. (Hopefully not at the same time.) I would not have predicted this.

As seen on The Evil Eyebrow:

The Death Quiz results below…
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Random things about me

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Got this from a good friend in my email this morning. Instead of keeping the email chain going, I decided I’d post the answers here on my blog. So now everyone will know some really random facts about me. Hope you enjoy!

Welcome to the 2006 edition of Getting to Know Your Friends. Copy this to your blog, change the answers and leave me a comment with the link so that I can get to know you too!

  1. What time did you get up this morning?7:10
  2. Diamonds or pearls?Diamonds
  3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?I think it was The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. We don’t go to the movies very often
  4. What is your favorite TV show?Currently Gilmore Girls, House, and CSI. Overall I’m not very impressed with current TV, which is a bummer, cause I love TV.
  5. What did you have for breakfast?An apple and a cup of tea, which is an apple more than most days.
  6. What is your middle name?Elizabeth
  7. What is your favorite cuisine?Meat & Potatoes
  8. What food do you dislike?Fish and Seafood
  9. Your favorite Potato chip?Plain Lays
  10. What is your favorite CD at the moment?Green Day American Idiot
  11. What kind of car do you drive?Honda Accord
  12. What characteristics do you despise?close-mindedness
  13. Favorite item of clothing?my best fitting pair of jeans
  14. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?Well, that would currently be the Caribbean, which we happen to be going to next week. After that is Hawaii.
  15. What color is your bathroom?The master bath is navy blue and an ugly shade of tan. Not my choice! The bathroom needs a major renovation which we can’t afford so I haven’t bothered to paint it.
  16. Favorite brand of clothing?If I had to pick one, I’d say it’s the Gap
  17. Where would you retire?Probably to where my children and grandchildren are, if we ever have any.
  18. Favorite time of day?7pm when I’m done with everything and can just sit and relax for a while.
  19. Where were you born?Portland, Maine
  20. Favorite sport to watch?Hmm…I’m glued to the TV every Sunday watching NASCAR, but one could debate that it’s not really a sport, so other than that probably Hockey or baseball, both of which I prefer seeing in person rather than on TV.
  21. What laundry detergent do you use?Tide
  22. Coke or Pepsi?Coke (caffeine free)
  23. Are you a morning person or night owl?definitely a morning person. After 9pm I become nearly impossible to communicate with.
  24. What size shoe do you wear?7
  25. Do you have pets?2 cats
  26. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share with your friends?We’re going to St. Croix next week!
  27. What (who) did you want to be when you were little?I wanted to fly fighter jets or design them.
  28. Favorite Candy Bar?Snickers
  29. What is your best childhood memory?Anytime that we were up at camp, particularly rides in the orange boat.
  30. What are the different jobs you have had in your life?Ice Cream scooper, bank teller, manufacturing engineer, product development engineer
  31. What color underwear are you wearing?blue
  32. Nicknames?Keekee, given to me by my brother before he could say Kristin, and it stuck. It later got shortened to Keek.
  33. Piercing:2 always infected holes in each ear.
  34. Ever been to Asia?nope
  35. Ever been toilet papering?nope
  36. Greatest fear?not doing anything meaningful with my life
  37. Love someone so much it made you cry?yes
  38. Been in a car accident?yes
  39. Croutons or bacon bits?Croutons
  40. Favorite day of the week?Saturday
  41. Favorite restaurant?Great Northern Pizza Kitchen
  42. Favorite flower?Gladiola
  43. Favorite ice cream?hmmm…anything chocolately. The ice cream shop I used to work at made awesome GrapeNut ice cream and Peanut butter Ice cream.
  44. Disney or Warner Brothers?Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister Dot)
  45. Favorite fast food restaurant?McDonald’s
  46. What color is your bedroom carpet?Grey
  47. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?none! thanks to my dad that worked for hours and hours with me to teach me to parallel park.
  48. Before this one, from whom did you get your last e-mail?Spam Blocker! saying that this email was stuck in the spam filter.
  49. What do you do most often when you are reading?Curl up in a blanket on the couch, listening to some light classical music.
  50. Greatest achievement:Having a scrapbook page published in the Becky Higgins Sketch Book 2
  51. Bedtime:~10pm
  52. Last person you went to dinner with:Chris
  53. Ford or Chevy?Well, I would buy a ford if I had to choose between the two, but as a NASCAR fan Chevy rules!
  54. What are you listening to right now?Green Day Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  55. What is your favorite color?Blue
  56. Lake, Ocean or River?Growing up on the coast of Maine, I have to say the ocean.
  57. How many tattoos do you have?none
  58. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?Chicken
  59. Favorite Cocktail?I don’t drink much, and when I do it’s wine with dinner.
  60. Red or White?white
  61. Where would you go for a girls weekend get-a-way?someplace on a warm beach.
  62. What would you do if you had to select another career?Musician
  63. Favorite Family Vacation?Disney World, the year we went with Grammie and Grampa, and we convinced them to ride space mountain.
  64. All Time Favorite Concert?Billy Joel and Elton John
  65. Words or phrase you overuse:I don’t know (I’m not saying that I don’t know the answer to this question, I’m saying I overuse the phrase “I don’t know”)