Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Meme/quz fails to fail.

I occasionally take one of these stupid tests. Even more occasionally I post the results. Usually I do this regardless of whether it's useful or accurate; I do it because it's funny and because I can think of nothing better to have had done with that time, even in retrospect.

It was in that spirit I took this test, after finding that, as I had long suspected, I was "Spiderman." Damn it. I had wanted to be The Dark Phoenix.

But this quiz is different. Why is it different? We will get to that.

What philosophy do you follow? (v1.03)
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You scored as Existentialism

Your life is guided by the concept of Existentialism: You choose the meaning and purpose of your life.

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give [life] a meaning. --Jean-Paul Sartre

It is man's natural sickness to believe that he possesses the Truth. --Blaise Pascal

More info at Arocoun's Wikipedia User Page...




First, I'm not sure that I am mostly an Existentialist... Ok, let's break down the results.




What philosophy do you follow? (v1.03)
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Existentialism





100%

Hedonism





80%

Utilitarianism





70%

Justice (Fairness)





55%

Apathy





35%

Strong Egoism





35%

Kantianism





35%

Divine Command





20%

Nihilism





10%


Ok, I don't think hedonism should come into the top three, and if I'd been asked to predict the result, I'd have predicted "Utilitarianism."

So I think there might be some testing bias in there somewhere. On the other hand, you will note that I'm seriously using the term "testing bias" while referring to something found on "Quiz Farm."

Quiz Farm gives up the addresses of the quizzes. Compare and contrast, shall we?

No Name Author
1. What Rock band are you? painbehindeyes
2. witch evil villian r u slayer2000
3. i kno your name ugien
4. Are you A Good or Bad Flirt? HardHittin
5. are you ugly or hott???? budda_69
6. 'Which Anime Character Are You Mostl Like?
7. butt or boob deadman1
8. Are you Ugly, Pretty, Hot, Or on Fire?
9. this quiz can guess your name bob46
10. What Beatle Are You Most Like? LisaMP
11. Can you play Guitar? Maverick0220
12. what type of girl r ya
13. true metal guitar robgrimsm8
14. !!!!!!!!!!!!ARE U GAY!!!!!!!!!! imtiredandhung
15. How stupid are u? An IQ test
16. How will you first kiss???
17. wat drug personality R U? Chicken420
18. what sex organ are u? mudafuca
19. R u fat, skiny, ugly, or pretty 246810
20. Theology Quiz jedawe

Ok. There's our standard of competition. Now, let's look at the comments on the quiz; having found that it's definitely not one of the top twenty, we should expect it to be relatively unpopular, if it provoked any comment at all.

177 responses - about half positive, about half critical and about a third hilariously revealing or utterly clueless tells me this is a meme WELL worth passing on. With slight reservations and hopes for refinements, of course.

It's hard to pick a favorite, but my prize for "most obviously missing the point" goes here.

3. 2008-08-26 21:48:11 Annonymous Visitor Too long for a quiz.


Now, "Wheel of Morality, Turn Turn Turn! Tell Us The Lesson We Must Learn!"

In life, as in quizzes, if you fail to have pissed anyone off AND have failed to please at least as many as you have pissed off - you are probably wasting your time.

Go, Thou and annoy someone usefully.

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