Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Week in Review

The first Monday Quiz happened:

The street party celebrating the new Monday Quiz.

g's exclamation point....

Rex formally rejected his consolation semicolon......

Everybody started donating FreeRice.

michael5000 and d idly wondered if there was any such thing as a "game about Jesus."

And Blythe took the gold star in the Thursday Quiz!

FingerstotheBone took the silver and Karin took the blue.

Rex Parker nabbed a green, becoming the first person to have at least one of each color of star -- for the second time. (He had a gold, silver, and blue waaaay back before there WERE green stars!)

Let's see if this works:

To further the educational mission of the Thursday Quiz XI, I created this little supplementary learning exercise using the "Traveler IQ" app inside of Facebook. Bon Chance!

This Traveler IQ challenge is brought to you by the Web's Original Travel Blog


Anonymous said...

Oh my god! This is the coolest post ever. I scored a 111,903. Where in the hell did you find that game? Brilliant, effing brilliant. My vote: more interactive M5000 games!!!!!

Karin said...

I may never sleep again. And maybe, just maaayyybe, I'll learn were the Philippines are. I get that one wrong every single time. Those dang archipelagos. They all look the same to me.

d said...

so, i don't even care that once again i sucked ass at the quiz. THERE'S A GAME ABOUT JESUS! AND NOT JUST ONE!!! ok. i'll stop screaming, but that just made my frickin' week.

now i'm off to play the city game. and prove to myself once again that smoking too much pot really does kill your brain cells.

fingerstothebone said...

So on the first question (and it was an easy one, only I don't remember which city it was), i was looking at the map and thinking, wow, there really isn't enough resolution, and I was thinking and thinking and thinking...

When I suddenly realized that IT WAS TIMING ME!

I hate to be timed.

Michael5000 said...

@mydog, karin: The Traveler IQ quizes have sucked FAR more of my time than FreeRice. Find my MS profile, scroll down towards the bottom, and there's a place where you can challenge me. If you dare. I'm pretty good.

@d: Looks like there's a whole gaming-about-Jesus INDUSTRY out there. They probably sell 'em in those "Christian Supply Stores" you see around. I need to make a field trip to one of those sometime, just to find out what's up.

@fingers: You sound angry. Are you angry? Should we talk? Call me on my cell.

Oh wait, I don't have a cell.

Mr. Shain said...

so much fun. i heart geography.

Rebel said...

"They probably sell 'em in those "Christian Supply Stores" you see around. I need to make a field trip to one of those sometime, just to find out what's up."

All the supplies you need in order to be a good Christian. Including but not limited to T-shirts that say things like "Simon Peter's school of surf, who needs a board when you're ridin' with the Lord.", Bible reference software, virginity rings for your daughters, and of course Christian 'death metal' CDs. ;)

Michael5000 said...

@shain: Your enthusiasm is contagious.

@rebel: "virginity rings"?

d said...


i had THE EXACT SAME THING happen to me. which then caused me to get all sweaty and nervous and flail about miserably. i think i did worse on the interactive game than the quiz.

but probably not. me=stupid.

fingerstothebone said...

d & Mr5k — not angry but my heart was pounding once I realized the clock was running. And now I remember which city it was — Istanbul. I was sitting there going, but I can't even SEE the Bosphorus on this map. And the darn game even said I was "...kind of slow."

So, me==slow.

Karin said...

M5K: "virginity rings" are worn to show devotion to God and to declare sexual abstinence until marriage.

I would imagine that guys could wear them, too, but damn if people aren't still more worried about their daughters than their sons.

Do you know that two of my friends, who are MY age, just got married (not even to each other) in the past year and both of them were virgins, which should not be confused with totally inexperienced lived-with-their-mother geeks. They were not.

Michael5000 said...

Hmm. Call me old-fashioned, but I can't help but think of that as unfortunate wasted opportunities for fun sexual experiences.

The ring thing seems highly problematic. Is there supposed to be a joyous shedding-of-the-ring ceremony? Perhaps at the family dinner, at age 16? If I know teen psychology -- and I'll have you know, I was once a teen myself -- sex doesn't "count" as long as you take the ring off while you're doin' it.

Rebel said...

Well the ceremony in which the ring is removed would probably be the wedding, when the ring her father gave her is replaced by the ring her husband gives her.

Freudian fun for everyone!!