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November 19, 2002

Just to keep current with the rest of Bloggovia, I should mention that I am St. Augustine, Alexander Hamilton, and Abbey Road. I won’t make you download the JPGs, though. [11:05 AM]
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Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2002, 11:22 AM:

Snort. Someone should do a study on why these damn things are so irresistable.


John Wesley, George Washington, and Sgt. Pepper.

Laurie Mann ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2002, 11:36 AM:

I also turned out to be Alexander Hamilton
(and the Circle Line and...), but my immediate
reaction was, sure, I can be bad-tempered but
I'd never get into a duel. Later, when I read
the description, I realized it was probably close
to being on-target...

Vicky ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2002, 01:34 PM:

Yeah, why are these things so fun to take? Definitely not what I thought I'd be doing with my time. But I think I'm on the right track!


Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther and Revolver

Avram ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2002, 02:32 PM:

I'm Hamilton too. Also, Karl Barth (who I'd never even heard of) and Sgt. Pepper's.

Kip ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2002, 03:37 PM:

Kip, St. Kip, and The Kip Album (original cast). Also, I sometimes read Kipling, seem to attract kipple, and have been known to eat kippered herrings. This is tiring, so I'll retire to me kip now.

John M. Ford ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2002, 07:30 PM:

Karl Barth, John Adams (not that that surprises anyone) and Sgt. Pepper. I differ from Avram primarily in that he is absolutely . . . uh, never mind, I have e-mail from Abigail.

Alan Hamilton ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2002, 08:55 PM:

I came up as Hamilton, but that's no surprise.

However, I do think these quizzes would be more interesting if the questions weren't so leading.

From The Simpsons' Career Aptitude Normalizing Test (CANT):

First question. If I could be any animal, I would be (a) a carpenter ant, (b) a nurse shark, or (c) a lawyer bird.
Question sixty. I prefer the smell of (a) gasoline, (b) French fries, or (c) bank customers.

John M. Ford ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2002, 10:05 PM:

Welcome to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Mk II Mod 1a (ISO 9002 and 802.11b compliant)

WARNING: The MMPI-II/1a is an extremely important test. If you cheat on it, we will know, just like we know how, where, and when you fudged your SATs. Messing with the MMPI-II/1a's head will only get you assigned to a career you will hate, no matter how qualified you are for it.

Okay, sharpen the damn #2 pencil and get cracking. All questions are True/False; no weaseling about "Strongly Disagree" for us.

1. I have a personality.
2. My personality is closed for inventory.3. The last time my personality was inventoried, I cooked the books on accounts receivable.

Okay, that's it. What, you want a numeric score? Heck, we're not even going to tell you "how you did." You want to know that, get a psych degree. You want a psych degree? You're not qualified.

Christopher Hatton ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2002, 10:23 PM:

Desiderius Erasmus - who? Though it does say "you often get things like 'what a pansy,' or 'you're such a liberal.' Right on both counts, dude!

Alexander Hamilton - ugh! I hate him! Best thing Aaron Burr ever did. Guy opposed the Bill of Rights, you know. Also founded the New York Post, whose ownership has now passed to a like-minded demon troll.

Sgt. Pepper - not really shocking, since it's the only Beatles album I actually own (I've heard all of them, of course). But the description was right on, too.

Chris Quinones ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2002, 10:47 PM:

Like Avram, I too am Karl Barth and Alexander Hamilton. I am not Sgt. Pepper, however; I'm Please Please Me. The early, funny Beatles.

David Wilford ::: (view all by) ::: November 19, 2002, 11:39 PM:

I'm Karl Barth, Thomas Jefferson and Abbey Road. (Even though I changed my answers a bit it _still_ came up Abbey Road. It must be -- my destiny!... ;-)

Lois Fundis ::: (view all by) ::: November 20, 2002, 02:07 AM:

I'm Erasmus, Jefferson and Revolver. Sounds good to me:

Erasmus said when he got money he'd buy books, and if he had anything left over he'd buy food and clothes.

Jefferson said, "I cannot live without books."

Revolver was one of my Christmas presents the year it came out.

I do wish they had Benjamin Franklin and Abigail Adams as choices in the Founding Fathers quiz though.

Laurie Mann ::: (view all by) ::: November 20, 2002, 05:46 AM:

Lois, I agree with you on Franklin and A. Adams.
Surprising they weren't included.

I took the other two tests and found I'm Karl Barth
and Abbey Road.

BCNielsen ::: (view all by) ::: November 20, 2002, 08:05 AM:

All of these liberal Alexander Hamiltons lead one to wonder if the test is skewed or at least question the validity.

David Goldfarb ::: (view all by) ::: November 20, 2002, 08:05 AM:

Karl Barth, George Washington, and Sgt. Pepper. As George Washington I seem to be extremely reliable but somewhat boring; as Sgt. Pepper I seem to be unafraid to show people my crazy side, as that's my ONLY side. Um, ok....

in the meantime I'll take some obscure comfort in having a 2/3 overlap with both Mike Ford and Mary Kay.