Wednesday, February 01, 2012

So much for me being Smart.

I took the Smart People test at RWCG. I are not Smart. Especially because my answer to number six ("What's there to do in K-town?") was "Go to a Vols game."


(H/T to Borepatch.)

24 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

I'm a dumbass and got a lot of zeros on that test - how's that supposed to work and what does 5/20 mean? And who the hell is Malcolm Gladwell?? Under "podcast" all I *know* is the (now defunct) "Vicious Circle" but I never listen to the 'pod or the cast.
Hey, how about that gunboat diplomacy!
IMO a "Good reason for private elementary school for your kids" is to avoid the propaganda and pablum spread by the State-Run diversity-machine schools, and the Gangs therein.

Tango Juliet said...

Me too. Lots and lots of zeros.

But then I come from solid flyover country stock. :)

JD said...

SmartPeople - now with 50% more "brightness".

Mister_V said...

For "____ diplomacy," I answered "168 grains of." Strangely, I didn't score very well.

skidmark said...

I must be Smarter than 99% of people - I know what Zagat is but don't care. Otherwise I'd have had a perfect ZERO.

I'm pretty sure I can spell pretentious, and am positive I smelled it.

stay safe.

global village idiot said...

I took the "How Thick is Your Bubble?" test at the link and was told "You don't even HAVE a bubble!"

I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean.

As for the "Smart people" test...for Number 16 I answered "Barack Obama and Yasser Arafat" and got ejected from the website ;^D

gvi

WV: mindre - The European spelling of the SI unit these tests are meant to measure.

Jeffrey Quick said...

Oddly, I score 14: exactly what I scored on the Bubble test.And that's GUNBOAT diplomacy.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I scored a 7. Only one I knew was how bad George's grades were...
Texas Rodent

Borepatch said...

In fairness, the Vols game is smart, not Smart.

;-)

docjim505 said...

And the point of that quiz is supposed to be???

The correct answer to "What's there to do in K-town?" is "Go to a Vols game followed by Big Ed's Pizza."

Lanius said...


Both smart people and the author of the test are tools.

Come on!

MBA is awarded for arrogance and not much else, and if you correlate US economy performance with number of MBA's you'll discover a very interesting inverse correlation.. and Malcolm Gladwell is an ex-big tobbacco shill and purveyor of nice smelling oh-so clever bullshit.

Whereas, real PhD's in say, aerospace or CS.. those needs smarts.

Then, smarts do not equal the ability to earn money. Especially if the smart person isn't a dick, like the prick who runs Zynga, for example. (engineering games to be as addictive as possible with generous help from Dr. B.F.Skinner? He's a prick..)

Tam said...

Lanius,

By not bothering to actually read the backstory of the linked post, despite the handy provided links, in order to discern the difference between 'smart' and 'Smart', you are perilously close to proving the point.

Drang said...

I scored ZERO!!! This is me doing an endzone dance.
I probably should have gotten negative points for thinking "K-Town" referred to Kaiserslautern...

Lanius said...


By not bothering to actually read the backstory of the linked post, despite the handy provided links, in order to discern the difference between 'smart' and 'Smart', you are perilously close to proving the point.

Read the linked story.
Author doesn't like run-of-the mill educated liberals who think they are smart.

That's why all the references to Gladwell, AGW, and other things they have in common.

Tam said...

Wow.

You love that shovel.

Have you named it?

AM said...

I like Malcolm Gladwell, had to read "Blink" as a part of "Officer Professional Development." He sure put into words about why people need to listen to their gut. Of course some of the problem with listening to your gut is that it has crap for brains.

However, I think that humor aside there is a very large divergence between the "liberal elite" and the "free thinkers" of America the same way certain journalists have been highlighting the divergence of Americas military with the "normal folks."

The same folks who hated universal conscription are now concerned that we have a "mercenary class" in our society. Truth is we have always had that "mercenary class" but now we don't have the draftees to provide the window dressing of "necessity" or "shared sacrifice."

Of course those same folks declared a "war on poverty" and keep trying to figure out why throwing money at poor people doesn't make them less poor but ever more dependent.

I guess the real question is "has America always had a stratified society and the modern convenience of mass communication made them all more apparent?" This seems the more likely case.

Sorry to interrupt the snark, please continue.

Brad K. said...

Well, I spun up a whole '3' on the Smart People Test.

I got stuck on the '___ Diplomacy' question. I couldn't get past "VooDoo Economics". I am not that sure we have *seen* much diplomacy since Reagan's era. Er, Reagan's Presidency. Sorry, Lanius.

Drang said...

@Brad K.: Arguably, poor diplomacy is still diplomacy. I know,there I go being pedantic again. You'd think I was born to be on the internets...

I took the Smart people test he linked to and scored 15. That's what happens when you're too busy being pedantic on the internet to follow professional sports or watch broadcast television. (I'd work on being snarky instead, but there's no way I could compete with Tam.)

Lanius said...

@
Tam...
Wow.. you're Smart :-) in a way too.

Don't name my shovels. Am too high strung, they break too often.

Anonymous said...

I are not Smart, either. However, the REAL answer to "What's there to do in K-town?" is obvious:


Shop at McKay's.

JT

wv: "amichk" - That's something I can't say, but Tam can.

weredragon said...

the only nobel peace award recpeint I can reember is the good Roosevelt, Teddy. how many points do I get?

Mikael said...

Didn't bother doing the whole thing. Obvious point was obvious.

But the test writer sure had k-town wrong, you go there for the Baduk*.

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baduk_(game)

Justthisguy said...

My score was 6, but what do I know? I'm just a grumpy old somewhat-autistic bachelor.

WV: flata. This is the plural of flatus. Multiple farts, we are talking about, here.

Justthisguy said...

P.s. I don't think my Latin was quite right, above. Anybody want to help me with that?

WV: I am NOT kidding: hangy, as in how I feel about the Political Class.