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The who I would vote for if I was American meme.

PS Who exactly is Bill Richardson?

79% Bill Richardson
77% Mike Gravel
75% Barack Obama
73% John Edwards
71% Chris Dodd
71% Dennis Kucinich
70% Hillary Clinton
68% Joe Biden
33% Ron Paul
33% Mitt Romney
32% Rudy Giuliani
32% Tom Tancredo
31% John McCain
27% Mike Huckabee
26% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz
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The interests collage meme, from [livejournal.com profile] snakey. I have no idea how the little dog came to be there, though. But it managed to find a picture for "Steam Powered Robots" < impressed >.
My Interests Collage! )
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Huzzah for going nosily insane after fully understanding the true nature of the universe.

Your Score: Master of the Mythos

You scored 85 Arcane Wisdom!

Wow! You really know your stuff! You're clearly a professor at Miskatonic University, or an individual who has travelled to Yuggoth or the Dreamlands and one time or another. A copy of the Necronomicon sits on your end table, and whether you use it for good or evil, you have an excellent command of the information and rituals within.

This is the top-scoring category. Congratulations!

Link: The Cthulhu Mythos Test written by deepvoice1982 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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From [livejournal.com profile] nearnorth. I'm kind've at a disadvantage seeing as she's American and I'm not. And Minnesota is only there because I changed planes in Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport.

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

In other news. I got a bad shock seeing an ex-office mates giant, old, 80's Mercedes on the TV news this morning - I used to call it the 'African Dictator Model' - luckily, his was a different colour so I guess Special Branch won't be kicking in his door at five tomorrow morning.
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"Don't try to outweird me... I get stranger things than you in my breakfast cereal."

Not quite... but I'm trying my best!

So, katsmeat, your LiveJournal reveals...

You are... 1% unique and 7% herdlike
(partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy thunderstorms).
When it comes to friends you are normal. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please.

Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 39

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 80% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

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And I've tried to play fair, with representative keywords. One was made in 1957 and one in 1940, BTW. It's probabally a bit easy, actually.

#1 Surrealism - No Opening Credits - Parallel Universe - Disturbed Individual - High School - End Of The World

#2 Sociopath - Social Climber - Parental Relationship - Fake Hanging - Cow Tipping - High School Heathers [livejournal.com profile] snigl3t

#3 Necrophilia - New Jersey - Russian Rock Clerks [profile] bassistofjeff 

#4 Zero Gravity - Blockbuster - Disaster Apollo 13 [profile] mistressdickens 

#5 Telephone - Prison Warden - Battle Of The Sexes - Marriage - Escape - Counterfeit Money - Bribery - Murder

#6 16th Century - Katana Sword - Showdown - Peasant - Head Shaving - Rice

#7 Dog - WWII - Berlin Germany - Red Army - Nazi - Secretary

#8 Anime - Astronaut - Religion - Rocket - Battle

#9 Time Reversal - Serial Killer - Obesity - Gothic - Prison Escape - Rat - Character Name in Title

#10 Breaking The Fourth Wall - Mohawk Haircut - Record Store - Grunge - Generation X - Guitarist - Beer - Rock Concert - Jealousy - Break Up - Lesbian Interest
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[livejournal.com profile] snigl3t's meme

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.

Scarily accurate, as these things tend to be.

Read more... )
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Your Slanguage Profile

Prison Slang: 75%

Victorian Slang: 75%

Aussie Slang: 50%

British Slang: 50%

Canadian Slang: 50%

New England Slang: 0%

< Sigh > Blame it on watching too many episodes of "Oz" and reading too much Jerome K Jerome.
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In 2007, katsmeat resolves to...
Get back in contact with some old palmos.
Take nicolen snowboarding.
Drink four glasses of cambridge every day.
Learn to play the backgammon.
Eat more roman coins.
Give up windsurfing.

Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

Drink more Cambridge? It must mean Hobson's Choice.

But I learnt backgammon a couple of years ago. I'm actually pretty OK at it. < polishes fingernails on lapel>

< Homer > Mmmm sesterces... < /Homer >

Give up windsurfing? Well, I actually kind've have already.


Dec. 8th, 2006 12:06 pm
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The negative (ie realistic, non- sugar coated) Myers-Briggs test.

Enjoy. :-)

Read more... )
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A wierd meme-test to take, considering I don't actually have an American accent. But then, I don't have much of a British one either - a varied upbringing has resulted in something that has been identified by various strangers as coming from every English speaking country there is. Except England.

< shrugs >

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

The Northeast
The Midland
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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You are .dll You are dynamic.  You are constantly in danger of bringing down the house, because you don't play well with others.
Which File Extension are You?

: Gack : Why go home and sleep when you can propagate memes?
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A meme which requires thought, time and effort, damnit! Watch with amazement its snail-speed propagation*!

*Edit: change from "Snail-like propagation". This has nothing to do with mating snails!

Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] hekaskively

1. One book that changed your life?

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Solzhenitsyn. I just like the main character; he's a decent sort who's been dumped into one of Stalin's Gulags. A soldier whose 'crime' was being captured by the Germans then escaping back to the Russian lines, something that would have made him a hero in another country.

He's in an appalling situation, yet he just deals with it. He doesn't complain, he just gets on with surviving, one day at a time. Of course he's devious, crafty and mostly out for himself - anybody who's not simply wouldn't live through ten years in a camp - but he does down the system, not other inmates. He shares an intense loyalty with his work-team. He's just an ordinary guy I'd like to think I could emulate.

There are some resemblances to The Shawshank Redemption, though I think it's vastly better. Some people seem to have watched that movie about a million times because they see religious allegories and themes of redemption and hope in it - I found it rather mawkish. Shukhov is certainly no Christ-like figure, he's very human and you can identify with him. Nothing like Andy Dufresne, who comes across as nauseatingly too good to be true.

2. One book you have read more than once?

I frequently re-read books I like, though it tends to be favourite passages - I'll dip-in rather than re-read something from start to finish. Jerome K Jerome's Three Men in a Boat is probably the one I've re-read the most, historically, though I've currently not looked at it in about two years. I've always had the idea it'd be fun to re-create the book and row a boat up the Thames from Kingston to Oxford, camping out at night. That's been done an awful lot, though.

3. One book you would want on a desert island?

Does a three-volume, unabridged version Gibbon's Decline and Fall count as one book? :-)

I've got the set and it's been waiting about four years for me to read it. Being alone with that on a desert island is probably the only way I'd ever get round to it.

4. One book that made you laugh?

The first Pratchett, the first time I read it, made me laugh so much it hurt! Though he's getting very samey now. One book short story that makes me laugh consistently is Saki's "The Open Window". I like Saki a lot.

5. One book that made you cry?

Jeez.... Well some have, though it's hard to think of one right now.

6. One book you wish had been written?

I suppose this means the sequel to something. You can't know whether or not you'd like something original that doesn't actually exist. Another twenty Lord Peter Wimsey stories would be nice - if a genii offered to zap into existence some unwritten books I should probably choose something more worthwhile than those - Shakespeare's "King Arthur" or something. But DLS is all I can think of right now.

Also, it would be nice to know what that "Giant Rat of Summatra" business was all about. < shrugs > But hey, that's why we have fan-fiction!

7. One book you wish had never been written?

For political reasons, it'd be nice if Janice Raymond had never written any of her books. And if she had been quietly dropped down a mineshaft when nobody was looking.

8. One book you are currently reading?

I’ve got to admit to it being a comic book. The last thing I read was the entire Y the last man series that's been printed in paperback to date. Currently, I should be reading “Level Set Methods” by JA Sethian.

9. One book you have been meaning to read?

I can't say "See answer 3" because "a vague inclination to read sometime before senility" is not the same as "meaning to read". I've been seriously meaning to read the Lemony Snicket books.

10. Now tag five people.
[livejournal.com profile] myjesusisbetter [livejournal.com profile] snigl3t [livejournal.com profile] rowan_leigh [livejournal.com profile] norwegianblue47 [livejournal.com profile] ashavah
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About 150% the cost of the concept of irony. So, as I thought I was. < shrugs > Sigh... It's April the 1st and nobody told me.... Link So... stuff that's been defeating me for weeks. Actually, I found my copy of George Dyson's book on the Death Penalty in Japan - most people do this kind of silly event. Logically, there is no rational reason for doing it - certainly not physical enjoyment. I've been completely put off betting for the next stop which will be ... < one minute later > HOORAY! I got it right! Aren't I the coolest! Thirteen miles to the brick-and-mortar shops to see if the author has actually recovered from his coma/broken his writer's block/found his pencil. Not that I can be too bitchy about the probabilities.

Link - http://apps.hewgill.com/cgi-bin/ljmarkov.pl

< Grin >


Apr. 7th, 2006 09:27 pm
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That Wikipedia meme - gacked from multiple sources (I mean several people, that's not a witty username).

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year).List three neat facts, two births and two deaths in your journal, including the year.

Nov 4th.

Interesting Facts (excluding about 10 US elections on that day in different years.)

# 1869 - The first issue of the scientific journal Nature is published.
# 1899 - Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams is published.
# 1956 - Soviet troops enter Hungary to end the Hungarian revolution that started on October 23. Thousands are killed, more are wounded, and nearly a quarter million leave the country.

# 1740 - Augustus Montague Toplady, author of hymn, "Rock of Ages"
# 1916 - Walter Cronkite, American news broadcaster

Next time I have to invent a name for a website registration or a throwaway email account, I am so going to call myself Augustus Montague Toplady.


# 1928 - Arnold Rothstein, New York City's most notorious gambler, is shot dead over a poker game.
# 1980 - Elsie MacGill - Canadian aeronautical engineer (b. 1905) - Never heard of her before, but she sounds like she was a remarkable person!
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Here are the current top 50 books from here. Bold the books you have read. Italicise the books you might read. Underline the books you probably won't read. Pass it on:

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter 6) - J.K. Rowling
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
1984 - George Orwell
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) - J.K. Rowling
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) - J.K. Rowling
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter 5) - J.K. Rowling
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1) - J.K. Rowling
Neuromancer - William Gibson
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) - J.K. Rowling
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Ender's Game (The Ender Saga) - Orson Scott Card
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Atonement - Ian McEwan
The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Dune - Frank Herbert


Sep. 30th, 2005 08:06 pm
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LJ Interests meme results

  1. apollo program:
    I suppose because it was the one occasion in history when they said "Damn the accountants!" The let a bunch of engineers do whatever they wanted, regardless of cost, and the result was one of history's greatest technical achievements. It illustrates what human beings are capable of when let off the leash.

  2. bulldog drummond:
    1920's trash fiction. Square jawed proto-James Bond hero, dastardly (mainly Bolshevik) villians. Bizarrely improbably plots. What's not to like? Actually, occasional anti-semitism is what's not to like. I hold my nose and tolerate it, though I admit I probably shouldn't.
  3. dance hall crashers:
    Punk-ska band, formed from the reminents of Operation Ive. Semi disbanded now.
  4. harry potter:
    My escapism. Paper and ink version of crack cocaine.
  5. leslie charteris:
    See number 2. More inter-war pulp. The original writer of The Saint stories. About 20 times better and funnier than Sapper, who wrote Bulldog Drummond.
  6. norwich:
    I'm interested in it for no other reason than I live here.
  7. real ale:
    Interesting when being consumed, rather dull otherwise.
  8. smoothies:
    Endless fun with liquidiser and a random assortment of vegetable matter.
  9. strangers in paradise:
    Superb comic - not a super-hero in sight. Not that super-hero's are a bad thing, but it's just nice to show you can do an excellent, funny comic about everyday-ish characters.
  10. william walton:
    I once went through a classical music phase. A souvenir of this is a liking for Walton's two symphonies.

Enter your LJ user name, and 10 interests will be selected from your interest list.

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Something of a relief...

The Expatriate

Achtung! You are 38% brainwashworthy, 31% antitolerant, and 33% blindly patriotic

Congratulations! You are not susceptible to brainwashing, your values
and cares extend beyond the borders of your own country, and your Blind
Patriotism ("patriotism" for short) does not reach unhealthy levels. In Germany in the 30s, you would've left the country.

One bad scenario -- as I hypothetically project you back in time -- is
that you just wouldn't have cared one way or the other about Nazism.
Maybe politics don't interest you enough. But the fact that you took
this test means they probably do. I'm gonna give you the benefit of the

Did you know that many of the smartest Germans departed prior to the
beginning of World War II, because they knew some evil shit was
brewing? Brain Drain. Many of them were scientists. It is very possible
you could be one of them, depending on your age.

Conclusion: Born and raised in Germany in the early 1930's, you would not have been a Nazi.

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 50% on brainwashworthy
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 51% on antitolerant
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 45% on patriotic

Link: The Would You Have Been a Nazi Test written by jason_bateman on OkCupid Free Online Dating
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[livejournal.com profile] rowan_leigh's meme... sigh. It seems to have mutated since I last saw it.

Six favourite songs; six people whome you would like to propagate the virus.

The songs:

The Gits - Whirlwind
Fabulous Disaster - Down the Drain
Operation Ivy - Sound System
Ralph Vaugahn Williams - Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallas
Nerf Herder - Pervert
Rocket from the Crypt - Drop Out
Dance Hall Crashers - Remember to Breath

The people:

After a quick check to see who hasn't recently posted this or a similar meme.


You're up, people!

And yes, I know I can't count.

BTW... go read this.

A city where everybody has a cape, a mask and a superpower; where every criminal is a super-villain. It's silly. I'm still sniggering about the gangs of delinquent Smurfs that go round mugging people.


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