Buckaroo Banzai

January 22, 2008 at 10:47 am (film, music video, quiz)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension must be one of the most sublime movies I’ve ever seen. Why? It’s an eighties sci-fi movie that takes itself so seriously that it’s difficult to know whether one should laugh at the absurdity of it all or adopt it’s ingenous attitude. I may have guffawed once or twice at John Lithgow and Christopher Lloyd but on the whole I took the film for what it was; a surprising vindication of the human spirit. Sure, that type of film is rather common but this particular film is special not because the heroes saved the day but because the Banzai team took salvation as an everyday occurrence.

Remember that closing scene of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou that made you smile? It’s an homage to this:

If you haven’t seen this film yet, I highly recommend it. If you have seen this film, why didn’t you tell me about it?

Your Score: Buckaroo Banzai

151 Heart, 169 Genius, 153 Cool, 135 Excitability

Buckaroo Banzai – (Peter Weller)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

You are Buckaroo Banzai! Hard-rockin’ neurosurgeon, brilliant scientist, and all-around cool guy. Maybe you didn’t have the cinematic success of some of the other guys here, but it’s okay – you’re a cult classic!

“Hey, hey, hey. Don’t be mean. We don’t have to be mean because, remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”

Other scientific possibilities:

Gary Wallace

Wyatt Donnelly

Peter Venkman

Jordan Cochran

Egon Spengler

Doc Brown

Newton Crosby

Paul Stephens

Ben Crandall

Wayne Szalinkski

Winston Zeddemore

Ben Jabituya

Lazlo Hollyfeld

Ray Stantz

Buckaroo Banzai

Chris Knight

Link: The Which 80s Movie Scientist Test written by xxyl on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

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A Couple of Quizzes

September 28, 2007 at 4:42 pm (Greeks, Heroes, quiz)

I was surprised by the results of this quiz…

Your Score: Peter Petrelli

You scored 54 Idealism, 58 Nonconformity, 33 Nerdiness

Do you ever… get the feeling that you were meant to do something extraordinary?
Congratulations, you’re Peter Petrelli! You are a compassionate, idealistic person, which is great. You’re searching for your identity and purpose in life, and you have a strong desire to be special, and do something great for the world. You’re a bit on the emo side, but you have the best of intentions.Your best quality: Empathy
Your worst quality: EMO

Link: The Heroes Personality Test written by freedomdegrees on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

…and then I thought this one was trying to inflate my ego…

Your Score: The Oracle

33% Extroversion, 80% Intuition, 44% Emotiveness, 90% Perceptiveness

Heuristic, detached, and analytical to a fualt, you are most like The Oracle. You are able to tackle any subject with a fine toothed comb, and you possess an ability to pinpoint nuances and shades of meaning that other people do not have and cannot understand. Accomplishment and realization of ideas are, for you, secondary to the rigorous exploration of ideas and questions — you are, first and foremost, a theorist. You hate authority, convention, tradition, and under no circumstances do you accept a leadership role (although, you will gladly advise leadership when they’re going astray, whether they want you to or not). Abstraction and generalities are your interests, details and particulars are usually inconsequential and uninteresting. You excel at language, mathematics and philosophy.

You are typically easy-going and non-confrontational until someone violates one of the very few principles that you deem sacred, at which point you can fly into a rage. Although you possess a much greater understanding of process and systems than the people around you, you are always conscious of the possibility that you’ve missed something or made a mistake. You don’t tend to become attached to particular theories, and will immediately discard mistaken notions once they’re revealed to be incorrect (but you don’t tolerate iconoclasts who try to discredit validated theories through the use of fallacies and bad data). Despite being outwardly humble, you probably think of yourself as being smarter than most other people. That’s because you are. In fact, in your dealings with people your understanding of their motives is so expansive that you know what they’re going to say before they say it, and in world affairs, you usually know what is going to take place before it actually does. This ability would make you unbeatable in debates if only you were a little less pensive about your own conclusions, and a little more outgoing.

Famous people like you: Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, John McWhorter, Ramanujan, Marie Curie, Kurt Godel

Stay clear of: Apollo, Icarus, Hermes, Aphrodite

Seek out: Atlas, Prometheus, Daedalus

Link: The Greek Mythology Personality Test written by Aleph_Nine on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

…and now I wonder: is the quiz trying to be funny by spelling fault incorrectly?

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As if I didn’t already know.

March 8, 2007 at 6:42 am (poetry, quiz, writers)

Here’s me taking a quiz, second-hand rip off for the deuxième fois wise.

So much for that epic Joycean novel. I suppose they’re just long poems anyway.

You Should Be A Poet

You craft words well, in creative and unexpected ways.
And you have a great talent for evoking beautiful imagery…
Or describing the most intense heartbreak ever.
You’re already naturally a poet, even if you’ve never written a poem.

What Type of Writer Should You Be?

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