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Posted on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004

Dave!You may have noticed that I don't post any of those dippy quiz results that seem to be all the rage in other blogs. No offense to those of you who love nothing better than hanging out at Quizilla all day answering questions, but I don't find those things to be even remotely entertaining. Who gives a crap "what kind of flower," or "how caring," or "which Star Wars character" you are? How boring. If you can't think of anything interesting to say, filling up space in your blog with lame quiz results is not going to make it any more entertaining to read.

Maybe I would feel differently about quizzes if they were something cool that I could relate to. Perhaps something like these...

Deadly Disease Quiz - EBOLA

Fart Quiz - SQUEAKER

Bodily Fluid Quiz - URINE

The problem is that even cool quizzes become lame when they are plastered on half the blogs on the internet. Keeping that in mind, I prefer the solution that Jeff came up with over at Geekable...

Geekable Quiz

Yep, that pretty much sums it up.

UPDATE: Two-and-a-half months of people begging for this to be a real quiz later, and I relented. you can read about the "real" Fart Quiz here.

Comments

  1. Jenny says:

    Oh to be as wise and smart and witty as Dave.

    Really, that is not sarcasm. Being a stay at home mom I have all day to sit around and post comments on web sites and take quizzes, all in my panties. The scary thing is how right on they usually are. But yes they are just fodder for people who have nothing to write about.

    I would love to see what quizzes you could come up with, your ideas so far are great! So why do you not hop off you high horse and bless the world of quizzes with… well… with Dave?

  2. Dave2 says:

    At first I really WAS going to come up with some exciting quizzes to compensate for all the boring ones out there. The first “quiz” I thought of is “Which Sexually Transmitted Disease Are You?” Then I was torn as to which STD is most like me… I bounced between Gonorrhea and Syphilis for a while, finally settled on Chlamydia… but then decided I was Vaginal Warts. Eventually, after I was stuck with having to draw a cartoon of Vaginal Warts, I realized that nobody really cares which STD I am (and, heaven forbid, people misread the quiz and think I am announcing that I HAVE vaginal warts!). That’s when I came to the conclusion that there is no way to really make quizzes be cool… I always just skip over them when reading other people’s blog, and nothing I do would change that. So, while I think quizzes are just peachy-keen for other people, I would rather find something more constructive to do with my time… like surfing for Internet porn.

  3. Will James says:

    “If you wanted to take a test you’d go back to school”

    I am in school, and these tests are way more fun.

  4. Dave2 says:

    I can see where a quiz might be more fun than an actual test, but I wonder if the reward is as great? On one hand, working on a school test gets you closer to a diploma… on the other hand, answering a mindless Internet quiz gets you a little badge telling people that, when it comes to flowers, you’re a tulip. Of course, now-a-days, with all our tech jobs being shipped to foreign countries, maybe you really do get more mileage out of an Internet quiz after all?!? Sad.

  5. aiRah says:

    i’m a squeaker! *chuckles*

    anyway, that’s all.. lol..

    have a nice day! that was a fun quiz, dave! *hugs*

    cheers,
    aiRah

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