Memes

Pop Culture Memes for Old People: Gangnam Style

Q. What is it? A. A pop song and video from a South Korean group called PSY. Q. Why? A. Kids these days. It’s been played on the radio, parodied in various forms and has recently appeared on Saturday Night Live. Do I give a crap? A. Probably not, but in case you want to

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Question: Just not that into you…

Anon Question: Have you ever been dating someone who is obviously more into you than you are them? How did you handle it? That that scenario has really never come up for me. I have to be really into someone to start dating them, actually. If I wasn’t very into someone, I turned them down.

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Question: birthday redos

Anon Question: If you had to live your 16th birthday or your 21st birthday over and over for a month, which would you choose? I wish I remembered either one well, actually. I have a terrible memory and don’t recall what I was doing either time. That really is why I take photos and why

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Questions & Answers

Question from a friend: How risqué are we allowed to get with these questions? 😉 Oh, what the heck. As risqué as you want. Bring it, baby! I say that now, but watch me get bashful when you actually ask them. Anon Question from Formspring: If you could spend three days (two nights) anywhere in

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Question: Have you bought any clothing in the last week?

Yes, I’m hunting around for things to write about, and picking random questions from the internet. My friend Matt has been doing a 30 day blogging project, and I was sort of interested in doing something similar except not the same. Possibly something that makes no sense. And that doesn’t obligate me to write everyday

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26 Things

Back in 1999, people on the internet were trading the meme called “100 Things” where you wrote 100 things that people might not know about you, and you posted them on your site. I started my list but never got beyond 26 items, so I never put it on my site. In cleaning out some

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Could be worse.

I could write like Nicholas Sparks. I write likeCory Doctorow I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! Update: after running a few more samples of my text through, the site suggests I now write like both David Foster Wallace and James Joyce. I write likeJames Joyce I Write Like by Mémoires,

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5th Sentence, recurrent

I’ve done this meme a half-dozen times before, but it’s always different because the books is never the same. Rules for this Experiment: Grab the book nearest you. Right now. Turn to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post that sentence along with these instructions. “Here is Queen Victoria photographed in 1893 by George W.

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Life Shuffle

Having been tagged by Cordelia, I cheerfully submit my answers to this meme. The Instructions: 1. Put your music player on shuffle. 2. Press forward for each question. 3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn’t make sense. NO CHEATING! (I’m going to break the rules right away,

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3 Things Meme

Copy, paste, delete my answers and type in your answers. Tag a few good friends! The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known things about each other. Three Names I go by: 1. Steph 2. Electrasteph 3. [secret blog name redacted} Three Jobs I have had in my life: 1. page

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Steph Needs

DIRECTIONS: Type your name and the word NEEDS in quotes (e.g., “John Needs”) into Google and see what comes up. Steph needs someone to CoNfOrT HeR. Steph needs another new start Stephanie needs to get the women together in an alliance because the men Stephanie needs cash-fast-but times are tough, and soon she’s forced to

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Book Meme: What I’ve Read

(via Publishing Careers) The National Endowment for the Arts has an initiative you may have heard of called the Big Read. According to the website, its purpose is to “restore reading to the center of American culture.” They estimate that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they’ve printed. Here’s

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Which Sports Car Are You?

I’m a Chevrolet Corvette! You’re a classic – powerful, athletic, and competitive. You’re all about winning the race and getting the job done. While you have a practical everyday side, you get wild when anyone pushes your pedal. You hate to lose, but you hardly ever do. Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

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Fake Band / Album Cover Meme

via Xtrarant… Generate a fake band and its first album: 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first article title on the page is the name of your band. (Reference Ellipsoid) 2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 (one which is funnier) The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album. 3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/ The third picture, no matter

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Oh! that my young life were a lasting meme!

Maxine Dangerous has tagged me with a meme! Oh, noez! Here’s the plot: 1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. 2. Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself. 3. Tag seven random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. 4.

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What’s My Pirate Name?

My pirate name is: Captain James Flint Even though there’s no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you’re the one in charge. Like the rock flint, you’re hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you’re easily chipped, and sparky. Arr! Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com. part of the fidius.org network

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What Kind of Nerd Am I?

What Be Your Nerd Type? Your Result: Literature Nerd   Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this

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The name “Stephanie” on Babynamer.com

One of the blogs I read regularly pointed out the site babynamer.com in a blog post, because it’s a nicely-designed and interesting site on baby names. They include a long definition and origin of each name, a section on famous people with that name, a long list of related alternate names, and then a funny

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Speechless with wonder

This YouTube video was billed as “If you only watch one YouTube movie today featuring dancing country farmer’s daughters contortionists singing about potato salad, it should be this one.” Having seen it, I really have no words. Just watch.

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Which Lolcat Are You?

My score on The Which Lolcat Are You? Test: Lion Warning Cat (65% Affectionate, 83% Excitable, 37% Hungry) You are the good Samaritan of the lolcat world. Protecting others from danger by shouting observations and guidance in cases of imminent threat, you believe in the well-being of everyone. Link: The Which Lolcat Are You? Test

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20 Hotties for Thursday

I noted in my links a few days ago that the AfterEllen.com site has rated the “Hot 100 Women List” according to voting my their lesbian fans. This was in response to the crappy, misogynist list put together my Maxim magazine, and since AfterEllen’s list has gotten major press (and praise) for being diverse and

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It’s Caturday!

And I R posting my 139 favoritest LOLcat pictures for your entertainment, because I R not allowed to do anything and I R bored. These probably won’t stay on my site long, ’cause of the evil bandwidth thieves who hotlink to everything. Bastages. So enjoy them now.

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A new kind of Purity Test

Passed along by one of my many friends named Mike… I’ve never seen this one before Just read the “offense” and if you’ve done it, you owe that fine. Keep going until you’ve read each “offense” and added up your total fine. You don’t have to confess your answers, just the amount of your fine.

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What Kind of Intelligence Do You Have?

Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well. An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly. You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view. A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding

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How Much Have You Changed in 10 Years?

You’ve Changed 40% in 10 Years Ah, the past! You may not remember it well – because you’re still living in it. While you’ve changed some, you may want to update your wardrobe, music collection and circle of friends. How Much Have You Changed in 10 Years? Nah. I like my friends, thanks.

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Which Famous Feline Are You?

Which famous feline are you? You’re the Cheshire Cat. Your mysterious aura and your penchant for riddles keep your friends guessing. You dislike staying too long in any one place. Your advice is always sound, if somewhat enigmatic. The sum total of this is that people are always following you and you just WANT TO

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What Mythical Creature Are You?

What mythical beast are you? You’re a gryphon. You’re very powerful without needing to brag about it. Creativity is one of your strong suits. Your outward personality may change drastically according to your mood, which is not always a good thing. You’re a loyal guardian when you choose to be and you’re aligned towards *good*.Take

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Admit it…

Forwarded via email, and funny enough that I felt like posting it. Admit it … you feel like doing this to at least one person everyday!

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20 Questions

I copied these 20 questions off of Matt Barton’s blog, ’cause he said I could. Feel free to share your answers, especially on your own blog. 1. Explain what ended your last relationship? I’m currently in a wonderful relationship. My previous relationship ended because it was just too hard on both of us, and it

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Worldview Quiz Results

Worldview Quiz Your rating on science vs. non-science: 8 Your rating on progress for humankind: 10 Your position on the worldview spectrum: (10,8) Here is my placement onf the chart, with the “projected” worldview of some famous people.

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a scarily addictive little song…

This is as bad as the Dance Dance Revolution song “Butterfly” that can’t help singing along with in the car. Things I do when I should be writing up my blogger forum notes or getting a load of mulch for the flowerbeds.

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Scary Kid Stuff (with pictures!)

Paul the Spud at Shakespeare’s Sister asks the question “What creeped you out as a kid?” and got quite a few responses. Here are mine, many of which were from TV shows that I probably shouldn’t have been watching. 1. The Star Trek episode “Miri” where the crew beams down to a planet that at

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Free Will Astrology Analysis

Free Will Astrology for the week of Sept. 13: GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Of all the objects in the world that are made of 22-karat gold, a bathtub in Japan is the biggest. Weighing in at over 300 pounds, it’s in the Funabara Hotel a hundred miles south of Tokyo. I suggest you regard it

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Friday Random Image Blogging

I haven’t snapped a picture of any of the cats or the dog this week, so instead of the interweb’s ubiquitous Friday Cat Blogging, you get this lovely picture instead, chosen because I bought a wand just like that from Target at lunch. Isn’t she lovely? Sigh. Yeah, I now have Glinda’s wand, so watch

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For a million dollars…

from the Book of Questions, Via the J-Walk Blog, Would you accept $1,000,000 to leave the country and never set foot in it again? If so, where would you go? Nope — the “never set foot in it again” is the key part of that question. I’d rather see my family and friends regularly —

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Movie Quotes Meme

Grabbed this meme from a variety of places, including X-Tra Rant, Torpor Indy, Radical Druid, Legal Quandary, etc. Here are the rules: A. Pick 11 of your favorite movies. B. Then pick one of your favorite quotes from each movie. C. Post the quotes in your journal. D. Have those on your friends list guess

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Where was I?

I can play this meme pretty easily. Where was I ten years ago? This post on Same-Sex Marriage I wrote May 14, 1996, just about ten years ago. I had moved into the attic apartment at Mary Byrne’s house the summer of the year before, so I was just starting my first decade in downtown

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Desert Island Meme

From various sources, one of them Bil — Stranded on a desert island (with plenty of electronics) edition… You get to take with you one of each of the following: Album: The Beatles Stereo Box Set. Book: Just one? Aw, man. The Complete Pelican Shakespeare Film: The Wizard of Oz Television series: Buffy the Vampire

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White Trash Test

I am 13% White Trash. I, my friend, have class. I am so not white trash. . I am more than likely Democrat, and my place is neat, and there is a good chance I may never drink wine from a box. Take theWhite Trash Test@ FualiDotCom

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Which VW Are You?

Which VW Are You? by Auto Glass Across America My very favorite VW is a Microbus, but my lack of dope smoking apparently means I’m not actually one of those.

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Which literature classic are you?

Shakespeare: Sonnets. Everyone has heard of you,and almost everybody can find somethingtouching in you. You are calm and controlyourself, even though your wisdom and yourmessages are no lesser than those of others. Which literature classic are you? brought to you by Quizilla

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Either/Or #5

From belicove.com: Favorite Color or Favorite Number? Color. Shower in the Morning or Shower in the Evening? Morning The Grand Canyon or The Great Pyramids of Egypt? Pyramids White Pages or Yellow Pages? White. People are more interesting than businesses. Doll House of Tree House? Tree house. When you were 13 years old or when

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A Johari Window of my very own..

Hat tip to Dustbury, who posted about this…. A Johari Window is where you get to talk about how great I am. Yeah, that’s it. Heh. Actually, you can read the real definition here at Wikipedia It’s a personality tool, and there’s an online version, that you can help me with, if you want. Anyway,

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Dick Cheney Shoots Me

And then Dick Cheney shot me, too! That bastard!!! Cheney accidentally shoots fellow hunter ‘Steph was in the line of fire and got peppered pretty good’ Sunday, February 12, 2006; Posted: 9:01 p.m. EST (02:01 GMT) WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a companion during a weekend Wabbit hunting trip

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Remember when…

Stolen from Scott, after seeing a couple places. If you read this (even if we don’t speak often or don’t really know each other) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me. It can be anything you want — good or bad — BUT IT HAS TO

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Four For Friday 2006-02-03

From belicove.com: Q1 – Have You: Ever attempted to put together your family tree? If so, how far back were you able to go? If not, would you like to put one together? For my dad’s side of the family, there’s a pretty comprehensive family history compiled by one of my extended family members. It’s

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Which Serenity Character Am I?

Your results: You are Malcolm Reynolds (Captain) Malcolm Reynolds (Captain) 80% Jayne Cobb (Mercenary) 80% Wash (Ship Pilot) 65% Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command) 50% Derrial Book (Shepherd) 50% Dr. Simon Tam (Ship Medic) 45% Alliance 40% River (Stowaway) 35% Kaylee Frye (Ship Mechanic) 20% Inara Serra (Companion) 10% A Reaver (Cannibal) 5% Honest and a defender

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#2 Pencil

Jlease fill in your answers on a sheet of paper, then enter in comments section. Do not look at other commenters’ answers before entering yours. Please remember the Honor Code as you take your test. Good luck! 1. The best topping is _______, except when it is covered by _________. 2. _________ is by far

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Four Things Meme

Four Jobs I’ve Had Public Library Page Assembly Worker of Industrial Gas Shut-off Valves Chicken Restaurant Cooking Staff Website Designer Four Movies I Can Watch Over and Over Auntie Mame The Wizard of Oz Southpark: Bigger, Longer, Uncut Much Ado About Nothing Four Places I’ve Lived Ankeny, Iowa Canton, Ohio Muncie, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana Four

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Which Edward Gorey Book Are You?

The GashlyCrumb Tinies – You have a terribly wickedsense of humour and people are drawn to yourwit. Children beware of the thin, pale manwith the black umbrella! Which Edward Gorey Book Are You? brought to you by Quizilla

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Belicove’s Four for Friday

Courtesy of belicove.com: Q1 – You and Reality TV: If you were to star in your own reality television show/series, what would the title of your show be, and what would the show focus on? Regardless of the title of the show or what it was supposed to focus on, it would end up being

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The “Where Should I live?” quiz

Rowhouse ‘Hood You scored 32 out of 40 on urban-rural and 24 out of 40 land intensity. People know you as: The Bohemian Gentrifier Quote: “That crack house just needed a little paint.” Your score indicates that you are a city-dweller of the old-school. You like a dense, finely grained neighborhood with restaurants, churches and

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Either Or And Why? #4

From belicove.com: Sugar or Splenda? Sugar, after hearing Elizabeth’s brother talk about Splenda at Thanksgiving. Paper Clips or Staples? Staples, unless I have to separate the pages later. Fish or Birds? Fish. Window Shades or Window Blinds? Curtains, then blinds, then shades. Online Bill Pay or Mail Them a Check? Online. Mountain Bike, Road Bike/Cruiser?

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Belief-O-Matic

I discovered this via my friend Mikal… Belief.net has an interesting quiz on personal beliefs about faith and religion.. Here’s how I stack up: 1. Neo-Pagan (100%) 2. Unitarian Universalism (96%) 3. Liberal Quakers (88%) 4. New Age (87%) 5. Mahayana Buddhism (86%) See how the rest of my beliefs stack up below the jump…

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What is my robot name?

2012 Update: Sadly, the meme at cyborg namedecoder seems to be no longer working. But you can generate your own robot nickname over at Rhetorical Ramblings. Mine is “Defensive Suit Gonlion”

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Either/Or

Courtesy of Mikal Belicove: Books or Magazines? Books. Disneyland or Disney World? Don’t know the difference. Laptop Computer or Desktop Computer? laptop. I like to work all over the house. Chronicles of Narnia or King Kong? Oh, come on. Really. Skateboards or Rollerblades? Skateboards. Robert De Niro or Al Pacino? Neither. House Plants or Gardening?

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Either/Or

I’m catching up on a backlog of Either/Or memes from Mikal… Courtesy of Mikal Belicove: Trampoline or Ping-Pong Table? . Trampoline; more fun due to possibility of injury. Maple or Oak? Maple. Prettier leaves. Thanksgiving or Christmas? Christmas! Strip Mall or Shopping Mall? Shopping. Mornings or Evenings? Mornings. Sunday’s Newspaper Cartoons or Saturday’s Television Cartoons?

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Either Or

Courtesy of Mikal Belicove: Cats or Dogs? I can’t answer: I have both and don’t want to get in trouble at home. Beer or Wine? Beer. Sunday paper: In bed or On the couch? On the couch. Too messy for bed. Baked Potatoes or Mashed Potatoes? Baked; I like the skin Target or Wal-Mart. Normally

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If Your Life Was a Movie, What Genre Would It Be?

The Movie Of Your Life Is A Cult Classic Quirky, offbeat, and even a little campy – your life appeals to a select few. But if someone’s obsessed with you, look out! Your fans are downright freaky. Your best movie matches: Office Space, Showgirls, The Big Lebowski If Your Life Was a Movie, What Genre

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Four For Friday 2005-05-20

Courtesy of Mikal Belicove: Q1: How do you feel about television, newspaper, magazine, or web site news reports that rely wholly or in part on ‘unnamed’ sources? It’s acceptable in many cases, if there is follow-up reporting that supports the information from the source. The exception would be where the unnamed source does something illegal,

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What’s Your Kinsey Number?

I think the number on this quiz is probably right, but the quiz itself isn’t the actual Kinsey quiz, just so you know if you plan on taking it. Your Kinsey Number is 5.7 Predominantly Homosexual, Incidentally Heterosexual What’s Your Kinsey Number? More Great Quizzes from Quiz Diva

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Four For Friday

As always, courtesy of Mikal at Belicove.com: Q1: Which do you use the most… microwave oven, toaster oven, or conventional oven? Which do you prefer to use? A1: use most: Microwave. Prefer: conventional oven. I like the way food tastes cooked on the stove top better, and I LOVE the smell of anything baking. I

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Unconscious Mutterings 2005-03-17

Courtesy of Luna Nina: Shape up:: ship out New Orleans:: Marde Gras In the bedroom:: yawn All the time:: 24/7 Philosophy:: thought Tyler:: Durden Disturbed:: bothered French kiss:: Stephanie Solidify:: Formulate Furtive:: hidden

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Unconscious Mutterings 2005-03-07

Usher:: Rap Music Cherish:: “Is the word I use to remind me of your love” Mistreat:: Pets Forum:: bulletin board Systematic::  thorough Warning:: caution Wash:: cloth I wish:: I had a million dollars Candles:: Stephanie Metallic:: shiny!

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Unconscious Mutterings 2005-02-28

Free association–a psychoanalytic procedure in which a person is encouraged to give free rein to his or her thoughts and feelings, verbalizing whatever comes into the mind without monitoring its content–is what this post is all about. Each week, Patricia over at Luna Nina posts ten words to which anyone can respond to with the

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Memesville

I haven’t been able to post lately, because I have been sicker than a dog. I’m still sick, but I’m at work anyway, because I have to get some stuff done. Anyway, courtesy of Lisa at Another Pink World, here’s a meme for you. 1. Total amount of music files on your computer? 0 files

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My “Naughty or Nice” Rating

Nice, with a few exceptions. Needs to be nice to everyone not just friends. (Ha!!!) Could try a little harder when things are tough. (Yeah, I know.) Good sense of humor. Made list last year. Needs to be good all December. ———————- Considering that it’s a randomly generated rating, it’s scary how accurate it is,

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Which Country of the World are You?

Switzerland – A neutral power for as long as most can remember, it has avoided war for several centuries. However, it is still considered highly advanced and a global power. Positives: Judicial. Neutrality. World-Renouned. Powerful without Force. Makes Excellent Watches, Etc. Negatives: Target of Ridicule. Constant Struggle to Avoid Conflict. Target of Criminal Bank Accounts.

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Hogwarts Sorting Hat Quiz

I’m from Gryffindor! You’re known for being brave, loyal and trustworthy, sometimes to a fault. But if the chips were down, wed count on someone like you to help out or save our lives. We just hope you don’t get yourself killed before we can cash in on that. Hogwart’s Sorting Hat Quiz made by

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What’s your Inner Insult?

Hoooold on, pal, you’re getting ahead of yourself! you’re intense and about as mean as it gets! and you’re so vulgar, you can only use one word in your sentence. rock! Take the test, by Emily.

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Which Historical Lunatic Are You?

You are Joshua Abraham Norton, first and only Emperor of the United States of America! Born in England sometime in the second decade of the nineteenth century, you carved a notable business career, in South Africa and later San Francisco, until an entry into the rice market wiped out your fortune in 1854. After this,

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Which Presidential Candidate Are You?

You’re John Kerry! (Yeah, no shit.) The son of a community activist and a World War Two Air Corps pilot, you voluntarily joined the army to serve in Vietnam as you neared the end of your college years at Yale. There you earned a Silver Star, a Bronze Star with Combat V, and three Purple

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Which Survivor of the Impending Nuclear Apocalypse Are You?

Dust off your flugelhorn and heat up the sausages, ’cause you’re The Swiss! Decked in neutrality for almost a billion years now, the Swiss are always the favourites to survive any nuclear conflict. Not only do they have the most amazing dress sense, but they’ve also got keen technical knowhow, a very logical cultural heritage

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Which political sterotype are you?

Democrat – You believe that there should be a free market which is reigned in by a modest state beaurocracy. You think that capitalism has some good things, but that those it helps should be obliged to help out their fellow man a little. Your historical role model is Franklin Roosevelt.

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What Kind of Drunk Are You?

“No, I wasn’t drunk last night. You’ve never seen me drunk.” What Kind of Drunk Are You? Brought to you by Rum and Monkey “You stared at the coving for half an hour.” “So? It takes more than that to get me drunk.” “You knocked over a bowl of nachos, trampled them into the carpet,

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Hey Hey, Which Monkee Are You? Quiz

Congratulations, You’re Davy Jones! You’re famous for being the cute little Brit with a ‘tude. You’ve gotten into your fair share of spats with your bandmates but you always seems to make up. You were going to be a jockey if this whole music thing didn’t work out and still like to ride as a

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Which Greek Goddess Are You?

She was the Goddess of Wisdom, Goddess of Military Victory (war with good tactics and winning strategies, not just fighting, like Ares), and Goddess of Crafts. Athena invented the flute, the trumpet, the earthenware pot, the plough, the rake, the ox-yoke, the horse-bridle, the chariot, and the ship. She was also the first teacher of

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What Pre-1985 Video Game Character Am I?

I am Kong. Strong and passionate, I tend to be misunderstood, sometimes even feared. I don’t want to fight, I don’t want to cause trouble, all I ask is a little love, and a little peace. If I don’t get what I want, I get angry, and throw barrels and flaming oil at whatever’s stopping

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Are You An Internet Addict?

I AM 73% INTERNET ADDICT! I am pretty addicted, but there is hope. I think I’m just well connected to the internet and technology, but it’s really a start of a drug-like addiction. I must act now! Unplug this computer! Take the INTERNET ADDICT test at Fuali.com

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Which Horrible Affliction are you?

Congratulations, you’re rabies! Transmitted by rabid animals, you’re most commonly found infecting creatures such as raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. But don’t worry, you affect humans too, causing either paralysis or hyperactivity in your advanced stages, and ultimately death. Your most famous symptom is hypersalviation – that delightful foaming at the mouth that we have

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The Geek Test

I AM 65% GEEK! Nerd, Freak, Geek, Dweeb. Sound familiar? That’s okay, cause I will be the richest person at my 15th year high school reunion. If a “con” isn’t happening that weekend. Take the GEEK test at Fuali.com

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The Goth Test

I AM 59% GOTH! Oh My Goth! You Goth, Girl. There is a good chance I am bi. Freakiness pumps through my viens, but I can still laugh at myself. Take the GOTH test at Fuali.com

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The Punk Rock Test

I AM 56% PUNK ROCK! The intelligent punk. Tuff and Smart. I may be able to maintain a train of thought long enough… What the fuck was I talking about? Take the PUNK ROCK test at Fuali.com

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The Which Led Zeppelin Song Are You? Quiz

You Are: Fool In The Rain You are a very bizarre person, to say the least. You don’t think the way most other people do.  And you probably don’t really care. You defy convention, and probably really like burritos.  And you’re very content with your life.  You’re a ray of sunshine.  Piercing, bizarre end-of-the-world sunshine, but

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Are You Damned?

Whether as a punishment or as a reward, the fates have decreed that you will spend eternity having sex with nuns. Better be careful though, they are ‘Brides of Christ’, and if he catches you at it he’ll pull out your pubic hair. Are You Damned? Brought to you by Rum and Monkey

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Which Type of Academic Are You?

You are Professor Bunny No one’s really sure how a small lagomorph managed to get accepted into a graduate program, defend a dissertation, and rise to the rank of tenured professor– all within the 5-7 year lifetime of a rabbit. One thing’s for sure though-you are both the department cut-up and heartthrob. Enjoy it while

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Dante’s Inferno

DISCLAIMER: The only reason I’m in the seventh level is because that is where Dante stuck all the gay people, and I answered all the gay questions correctly. I have no idea why he considered gay people “violent”. The Dante’s Inferno Test has banished you to the Seventh Level of Hell!Here is how you matched

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Four for Friday Update 2004-08-10

I haven’t answered Belicove’s Four for Friday in quite a while, so I thought I’d catch up. Q1: If you were a lawyer, would you agree to represent deposed Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein? What if you were a doctor or psychologist… would you agree to treat him? Even terrible people need legal representation and basic

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FOUR FOR FRIDAY. Er. Wednesday.

Courtesy of belicove.com. Q1: Have you ever marched in a parade? If so, what was the cause/reason/banner/float you marched under? The 1987 March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights, The 1993 March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights, The 25th Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in 1994, The 2000 March on

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FOUR FOR FRIDAY

Courtesy of belicove.com. Q1: Are you in favor of privatizing Social Security? No. I’m in favor of fixing the system, but not privatizing it. I’d write the book on how and why that can be done, but I belive it’s possible, but I don’t have time right now. Q2: Earlier this week Clinton’s publisher, Knopf,

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FOUR FOR FRIDAY

Q: What sorts of things did you enjoy reading as a child? Everything! Mysteries were a big favorite, but I loved all sorts of fiction, and I enjoyed biographies, too. Q: Are you now, or did you ever, mourn or grieve over the death of former U.S. President Ronald Regan? Probably about as much as

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FOUR FOR FRIDAY

Courtesy of Belicove.com: Q: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hubby Chris Martin recently gave birth to a girl they named “Apple” (Apple Blythe Alison Martin, to be more exact). How do you feel about unconventional names such as the one Paltrow and Martin bestowed upon their bouncing baby girl? Do you feel they’re appropriate, inappropriate, a

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21 Questions, Asked and Answered

1. Which political party do you typically agree with? The Democrats. Obviously. 2. Which political party do you typically vote for? The Democrats. Obviously. 3. List the last five presidents that you voted for. Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton 4. Which party do you think is smarter about the economy? The Democrats. Obviously. 5.

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FOUR FOR FRIDAY

Courtesy of belicove.com. I’m late again, of course. Q: What’s your favorite bagel, muffin, and/or doughnut (we’re talking flavor and/or brand)? Not an enormous bagel fan. I’d eat them if someone put them in front of me, but I don’t generally buy them for myself. Doughnuts – I like anything with chocolate on it, and

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Belicove’s Four for Friday

This weeks questions early: Q: Would you rather receive free gasoline for your car for one year, or free meals for a year at your favorite restaurant? Free meals. I spend way more on food than I do on gas. Q: Do you think it’s hypocritical for SUV drivers to display environmentally-focused bumper stickers on

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Four For Friday 2004-05-07

Courtesy of belicove.com. Q: Some people collect fine art, while others have a passion for baseball cards. How about you? Do you collect anything in particular? If you don’t, did you collect anything as a kid, or would you like to in the future? Yep, big list right here [link deprecated]. Q: When you think

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Friday Five, er… Four

Since the old school “Friday Five” seems to be out of commission for a while, I’m ushering in the fresh new “Friday Four” from Belicove.com a nice guy I happen to know. Q: If you were able to leave your present job today in order to start your own business tomorrow, what type of business

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“friday” “five” == Tuesday four

Q: What’s on the nightstand next to your bed? Glasses, tissue, lamp, alarm clock, phone, current book, current magazine, TV remote Q: What one show on television do you try never to miss? Big Brother, Joan of Arcadia, Wonderfalls, The L-word. Q: What condiment always tastes good to you no matter what it�s on? Worcestershire

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Friday Five on Tuesday

So I took yesterday off to clean house after my party, and I’m even more late with the Friday Five than usual. If you… 1. …owned a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve? Chicken dishes. Yup, that’s all. It wouldn’t be a fast food take out place, though, but a sit-down, nice meal,

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Fridays are just too busy

To do The Friday Five. Mondays are a way more appropriate day. Screw alliteration. 1. What was the last song you heard? “Wanted Man” by Johnny Cash, because it’s one of the songs that the band is going play at my house on Saturday. The band has officially named itself, by the way — “Susan

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Questions from the end of Inside the Actor’s Studio

Rachel passed these along: 01. What is your favorite word? Knickerbocker. And it has nothing to the sports team. I think it has something to do with the fact that my childhood teddybear was made by the Knickerbocker Toy Company. 02. What is your least favorite word? Spackle. Panties. Belly. 03. What turns you on

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late again

With The Friday Five. Sigh. What was… 1. …your first grade teacher’s name? Mrs. Forsythe was my kindergarten teacher. I don’t remember my first, second or third grade teachers, but my fourth grade teacher was Mrs. Wilson, and my fifth grade teacher was Miss Verban, who was young, single, and really, really pretty. 2. …your

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The Friday five, and on time, too.

When was the last time you… 1. …went to the doctor? October — follow up visit with the surgeon who removed my appendix. 2. …went to the dentist? June. Shoot. I need to make an appointment. 3. …filled your gas tank? Yesterday. 4. …got enough sleep? September, when I was recovering from surgery. 5. …backed

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Again with the Lateness…

This past week’s Friday Five. 1. Are you superstitious? No. (fingers crossed behind my back) 2. What extremes have you heard of someone going to in the name of superstition? Hmmm. I have friends who are obsessive-compulsive, so I really don’t know how to answer this question. I’m not sure if there’s a line between

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Crap, I’m behind

This past Friday’s Friday Five: 1. What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done? Took a big photography road trip by myself. In a Geo Metro. Yeah, I’m looking back on that in disbelief, too. 2. What one thing would you like to try that your mother/friend/significant other would never approve of? I got nothin’.

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Friday Five

I keep meaning to do the Friday Five, but I forget once Friday roles around. Today, I managed to remember in the nick of time. You have just won one million dollars: 1. Who do you call first? Mom, Dad, siblings, Dan and Doug, Kathy; in that order. 2. What is the first thing you

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Name five Things

Stole this from Melissa’s Blog (of course, the answers are mine). 1. Name five things in your refrigerator. – Cheese curds, Michelob Ultra, Diet Dr. Pepper, Lettuce, Pot roast. 2. Name five things in your freezer. – Hot wings, hamburger, sausage patties, frozen green beans, frozen broccoli. 3. Name five things under your kitchen sink.

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Dante’s Inferno

DISCLAIMER: The only reason I’m in the seventh level is because that is where Dante stuck all the gay people, and I answered all the gay questions correctly. I have no idea why he considered gay people “violent”. The Dante’s Inferno Test has banished you to the Seventh Level of Hell!Here is how you matched

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Geek Test

So, how strong is your inner geek? Take the Test and find out. My results: 54.26824% – Super Geek. I swear: here’s the proof:

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A Shout-Out to All My Peeps

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Marshmallow Peep, y’all. Whether you love them or hate them, they’re ubiquitous at this time of year. Personally, I think I’ve eaten some Peeps that were made in 1953, from the taste of them. Read some of the peep history, and them check out these fan sites. Official Peeps

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Which political stereotype are you?

Democrat – You believe that there should be a free market which is reigned in by a modest state beaurocracy. You think that capitalism has some good things, but that those it helps should be obliged to help out their fellow man a little. Your historical role model is Franklin Roosevelt.

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Where in the World Are You?

Find your exact latitude and longitude. Also, check out what websites are near you. We all hope you find yourself to be nowhere near Iraq. Although there are quite a few who wouldn’t be thrilled to be near the US, either.

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What advice would you give your twelve-year-old self?

Here’s a question courtesy of two sites I read every day, slash dot and also Wil Wheaton: What advice would you give your twelve-year-old self? 1. Take more computer science classes. 2. You already know this, Steph, but it’s perfectly okay to have a crush on that girl Jamie down the street. What you don’t

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What’s Your Professor Poopypants New Name?

Follow the instructions to find your new name. The following is an excerpt from a children’s book, “Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants” �by Dave Pilkey: The evil Professor forces everyone to assume new names… Use the third letter of your first name to determine your new first name: ��A = poopsie

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Which Firearm are you?

Okay, I got a bunch of e-mail about the below test I took. Hostile e-mail from people who don’t believe in guns. Fortunately for me, they don’t believe in guns. Here’s the thing, we were on a site at work for one of the authors of one of our books. And he had the test

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My Hobbit Name: Peony Smallburrows of Sandydowns

Okay, so my Hobbit name is: Peony Smallburrows of Sandydowns. Cool. I didn’t get the house, so I guess I’m going to build after all. Should be fun. (2014 update: I didn’t build. Spoilers) Also, here is the comedy website/magazine that hosts my favorite movie reviewer ever, The Self-Made Critic: The Brunching Shuttlecocks. They have

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D & D Online Alignment Test

D&D Online Alignment Test Your Character’s Alignment: Based on your answers to the quiz, your character’s most likely alignment is Neutral Good. Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to

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The Ultimate Survey

Every so often, someone sends around one of those massive “getting to know you” questionnaires and everyone answers. I’ve done it so many times that I finally just created a web page for mine, added questions that hadn’t already been included, and sent the URL to them. So if you want to know more about me than my own mother (or any living person actually should know) here’s the big, fat list.

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