Monday, October 15, 2007

Because I haven't posted in awhile...

...I'm posting a quiz. I'm also posting it because I got my first hate mail from a "concern troll" who thought that erudite professors like me shouldn't waste our educations with posting fluff on our blogs.

So, where are *you* in the Time-Space-Humor continuum?


Your Score: the Wit


(66% dark, 38% spontaneous, 15% vulgar)



your humor style:
CLEAN | COMPLEX | DARK


You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you're probably an intellectual, but don't take that to mean pretentious. You realize 'dumb' can be witty--after all isn't that the Simpsons' philosophy?--but rudeness for its own sake, 'gross-out' humor and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer.

Your sense of humor takes the most thought to appreciate, but it's also the best, in my opinion.

You probably loved the Office. If you don't know what I'm
talking about, check it out here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theoffice/.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart - Woody Allen - Ricky Gervais



The 3-Variable Funny Test!

- it rules -


Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test


Btw, I really, really wanted to take the Genghis Khan Genetic Fitness test, if only because I thought it might amuse the Pastry Pirate, but alas, it's no longer an active quiz.

12 comments:

Virgo Sis said...

OK, we both got the same write up but I am decidely more vulgar! WTF?

Rob Barrett said...

Also a Wit. Equally dark (61%), slightly less spontaneous (30%), twice as vulgar (31%).

Nothing like taking an internet quiz while the department tenure meeting is going on--and you're one of the topics of discussion.

75 minutes until the meeting ends.

Dr. Virago said...

Sis - I like the irony of your WTF. But yeah, I'm definitely more vulgar -- I just don't like shit jokes, which seemed to stand in for all vulgarity on that quiz.

Rob -- Keep my fingers crossed!!!!!!!

Dr. Virago said...

Er, rather, keep*ing* my fingers crossed (for you, of course).

Rob Barrett said...

Whew! I'm through to the next stage of "Tenure Idol."

Dr. Virago said...

Rob -- Woo hoo! Glad to hear it!

The Pastry Pirate said...

i haven't had the time to check out the quiz, but of course i too am devastated that i can't take the GKGF test... back to doing working on a powerpoint i have to do for a presentation tomorrow... sigh... btw, wait till you see the AWESOME vegan/gluten-free devil's food cake recipe i've cooked up for ya for thanksgiving... for christmas... for every day!

Karl Steel said...

(52% dark, 15% spontaneous, 26% vulgar)

your humor style:
CLEAN | COMPLEX | DARK

I'm in good company.

Late to the game, but Rob, congrats, and best luck on the next step!

J J Cohen said...

Congrats, too, Rob ... and though I have not taken the quiz, I am certain that I am happy in a light and peppy way, with no vulgarity (fuck that shit) and no dark clouds to obscure the radiance of my ... well, whatever.

J J Cohen said...

And as to the concern troll ... he wouldn't be the same one who used to hang out at In the Middle, would he?

Dr. Virago said...

JJC - No, it wasn't that troll, thank god. But it was one who also posted on Geoffrey Chaucer's "leave Britney alone" post, saying (in bad Middle English that was more early modern if anything) that he couldn't understand why the great Chaucer would concern himself with such drivel. Oh, the many levels on which he just didn't get it cracked me up, plus it made him seem like the Host interrupting the Tale of Sir Thopas.

Karl Steel said...

plus it made him seem like the Host interrupting the Tale of Sir Thopas

And we all know where that got us! Maybe in honor of concern trolling, I'll make next semester's Chaucer syllabus an All Melibee Spring. That's certainly be, uh, "CLEAN | COMPLEX | DARK."