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Saturday, May 08, 2004

Saturday Fun Stuff

I've decided that Saturdays here at The Zoo will be for fun stuff. No politics, religion, or news; just pure bread and circuses, baby. I think the first item will be a quiz or puzzle of some sort, and the second a light discussion about movies, music, games, or something else that's fun.

Thanks to Alliance member aolson for originally linking to the PolyGeek Quiz on Thudfactor, which is today's first fun thing. It turns out that I'm 28% geek, which makes me a "Geek Liaison":

You are 28% geek
You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.

Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.


You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You'll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!


Geek [to You]: I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!


You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.


Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com



What's funny is that I worked for five years as a Technical Writer, where my job was to quite literally translate developer's technical jargon into usable, English software instructions. This quiz is really cool, except for the fact that one of the results bashes Heather Graham, whom I desperately want to run into the next time I'm standing naked in a hot tub filled with warm honey.

Fun thing two is a discussion about music. In my CD player right now is:

G Love & Special Sauce, Yeah, It's That Easy
Sleater-Kinney, The Hot Rock
The Clash, London Calling
Morphine, Good
Liz Phair, Exile In Guyville

What, praytell, are you readers and other bloggers listening to? Comments are working now, so feel free to sound off about whatever ... but especially about how much of a geek you are and what's in your CD player.


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