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April 21st, 2003


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12:54 am - Follow-through
1) I've heard from just about all the usual suspects with regard to that rather good quiz. (I'd be particularly curious to know how stratospherically j4, daweaver and verlaine scored, though.) Y'all are a bunch of burly brainiacs, y'hear? Looks like I might well struggle to make either the first team, the reserves or even the beer team taken from my Friends list alone. Nevertheless, I am minded to collar some of you should I ever be in the same town at the same time as both you and a BuzzerQuiz - and at least my theory that my 41 would not pass muster among the community survives.

2) After the slugfest the day before, Nigel Short did manage to struggle to a draw on the last day in Budapest to win the title on his own. His opponent (underperforming cellar-dweller Zoltan Almasi) offered a handshake after a whopping nine moves. Nice. Niiiiice. Short wins the tournament on +4, Polgar +2, Leko +1, rest nowhere.

3) Happy birthday to kleio_caissa, who is the single most reliably effective source on all my Friends list of overloaded, gruesome, one-size-squicks-all schlock-horror fan fiction, despite fierce competition. Yet she looks so sweet and innocent! Compliments seldom come higher, or more back-handed...

4) I have perceived that I am rather more comfortable with being good-naturedly silly in my comments in other people's journals than I am in my own journal entries. Time to make amends, for silliness has its place (and the best icon) and is probably underrepresented here if anything.

I shall start by pointing out that j4 links to this year's Eurovision entries online and thence the BBC link to a singularly stupid game toy which is both all-singing and all-dancing, complete with pop-up Ken'n'Tel dispensing random scores. So just like the real thing, really. (Now beat my 8/10 on the easy quiz and 5/10 on the hard quiz. ericklendl, who'll be there live in Latvia, gets a -75 handicap.)
Current Mood: sillysilly
Current Music: Ding-a-ling-a-liiiiing, baaaaaaby... bang-a-bang-a-bong

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From:expetesso
Date:April 20th, 2003 05:37 pm (UTC)
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In procrastinating while not-writing my fanfic, I just took the three quizzes you've mentioned in posts this weekend. As to the 100 question one -- all 15 that I knew were correct. Every guess I made was wrong, making me the official lowest scorer of all those who replied. well, go me! The easy and hard Eurovision quiz scores were 5/10 and 6/10 respectively. Interesting since I know nothing of Eurovision and chose answers based solely on the practice of rereading the question as a statement three times, and choosing the answer that sounded most pleasing. Is that an effective test-taking strategy? I'm glad its not one I resorted to for my GREs!

Happy post-Easter week.
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From:quiz_master_man
Date:April 21st, 2003 02:50 am (UTC)
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5/10 on the easy quiz, but I totally fell for the double-Tallins on the first question. I was pretty sure the contest was in Riga this year, but instead I went with the ingenious double bluff. I only "knew" 2 answers, guessing correctly on the other 3.

3/10 on the tough one, with only one that I was pretty sure about (I knew Abba's winning song, so the costume seemed to follow.) My guessing falls squarely within the law of averages, which is a bit of a disappointment, because I'd always presumed I was an above-average blind guesser on multiple choice.

Anyone for a "How did you do on THIS quiz" LJ community? There's already a pubquiz community, and a "which mediocre president are you"-type quiz community. Could Trivia Bragging Rights be far behind?
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From:quiz_master_man
Date:April 21st, 2003 03:07 am (UTC)
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Had I read all the way to the end of this entry the first time around, I would have realized that Latvia was the answer to the first question. I suX0rs. :(
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From:ericklendl
Date:April 21st, 2003 04:43 am (UTC)

Harrumph...

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A nett -65/10 on both quizzes, and I'm sure there's something slightly askew with the handicapping! :-)

I shall mosey on down to j4 presently and see if there are comments to be made.
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From:j4
Date:April 21st, 2003 04:48 am (UTC)
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I managed to score a hardly stratopheric 38/100 on the BuzzerQuiz. There were plenty more that I really should have known, though! -- and I'm ashamed of myself for getting tripped up by the trick music question.
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From:missingdonut
Date:April 21st, 2003 12:18 pm (UTC)
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I'm not much of a Eurovisionary... I know very little about it besides Terry Wogan's involvement.

2/10 on the easy quiz, 4/10 on the hard quiz. The only question I actually knew was about ABBA in 1974, and if you have a passing familiarity with their music, you'd know it, too.
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From:kleio_caissa
Date:April 22nd, 2003 03:13 pm (UTC)

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Happy birthday to semperoccultus, who is the single most reliably effective source on all my Friends list of overloaded, gruesome, one-size-squicks-all schlock-horror fan fiction, despite fierce competition. Yet she looks so sweet and innocent! Compliments seldom come higher, or more back-handed...

Thanks...(I think)! As resident purveyor of Squickdom, I have to ask if you still want a link to the Biblical-Hermaphrodite-with-his-trassexual-lover!Harry fic. You know, it seems that the more religious it gets, the more times Harry gets raped. They'll probably burn him at the stake (phallic symbol!) just to make it even more 'kinky'.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:April 26th, 2003 03:07 pm (UTC)
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A link to it? I thought the point of it was that it was so sacriligeous that it couldn't be posted to the Web and had to be passed around by e-mail from blasphemer to blasphemer.

Yes, please post a link. Better still, post it as a comment in the journal of v_vconservative (see cygnusfap, passim for derivation). That'll raise a chuckle.
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From:verlaine
Date:April 22nd, 2003 04:52 pm (UTC)
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I scored a mere 54 on the Buzzer Quiz in a very quick once-over. I think I could have gotten up to about 60 if I'd racked my brains a little more rather than just giving the first thing that popped into my head in each case... but maybe that'd have been cheating!

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