March 15, 2005

Three things I did this morning

1) I read this report and nearly collapsed laughing.

2) I love quizzes that fill my head with useless information about myself. So I took this one and found to my amusement that it classifies me as a ... gasp, libertarian.

I swear I am not making this up (thank you Dave Barry).

3) I checked the May 19 entry here and found, to my delight, that I could have written it nearly any day of my life. It reads:
  • Looking at a wall: I was standing quite near to a wall. I turned my attention towards it for a few moments. Having done this for several seconds I turned away from it and carried on doing something else.


Yazad Jal said...

I always knew you were a strong "social" libertarian. Regarding economics, I wasn't so sure. I've written on the topic last year and you might like to check out the post: So are you a libertarian?

Dilip D'Souza said...

Yazad, actually I have no idea what a "social" libertarian is, nor what an "economic" libertarian is. To tell you the truth, I'm not so sure I care!

I was expecting this quiz to tell me I am a writer. It didn't. Need to do something about that...

Thanks for the pointer.

Dilip D'Souza said...


Groucho Marx once resigned from a club, saying I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.

Your comment here makes me give renewed thanks to Groucho and his wit.

I would have thought it was obvious from the tone I used referring to this quiz (the words "useless" and "amusement", for example), but I guess it wasn't. I couldn't care less what a quiz pronounces -- it's about as interesting and amusing as a horoscope is. In this case, I'm especially uninterested in being a libertarian if libertarians set a battery of tests in place, as you seem to want to do. (Is that what being a libertarian means, that you have to jump through hoops to satisfy those who have already pronounced themselves as such?)

All of which is why I said, I was expecting this quiz to tell me I am a writer. Unfortunately for me, it didn't. I'm now looking for a quiz that will pronounce me a trapeze artist. Any pointers?

Pallavi said...

WellI am a centrist I guess.. according to the quiz... and I got one of those mails... couple of times.. about the million dollar thing.. silly chain of mails... !