But, I’m sure that you are eager to hear the answers, so ( here we go! )
There - wasn’t that fun!
It’s up to you whether you treat this as a meme or not, but let me know if you set one up for yourself and I’ll have a go.
I’ll post answers in the New Year.
Your result for The Famous (and Not So Famous) Art Quiz...
I'm feeling memey this morning as I am waiting to go out and meet my friends Beth and Peter who are visiting from Kent. What a lot of visitors I'm getting these days! (It's a lovely day for me to entertain them to a brisk walk on - guess where!)
Your result for Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test...
18% Logical, 25% Spatial, 61% Linguistic, 16% Intrapersonal, 29% Interpersonal, 22% Musical, 14% Bodily-Kinesthetic and 43% Naturalistic!
"Verbal-linguistic intelligence has to do with words, spoken or written. People with verbal-linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically good at reading, writing, telling stories and memorizing words and dates. They tend to learn best by reading, taking notes, listening to lectures, and via discussion and debate. They are also frequently skilled at explaining, teaching and oration or persuasive speaking. Those with verbal-linguistic intelligence learn foreign languages very easily as they have high verbal memory and recall, and an ability to understand and manipulate syntax and structure.
Careers which suit those with this intelligence include writers, lawyers, philosophers, journalists, politicians and teachers." (Wikipedia)
What is your salad dressing of choice?
Vinaigrette using freshly-squeezed lime juice instead of vinegar
What is your favourite sit-down restaurant?
Tricky - but dyfferent reminds me that I do miss Sweeney & Todd in Reading (we have excellent pie shops here but they are all carry-outs.)
What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
I've been eating organic fruit crunch from the wholefood shop every morning for more weekjs than I care to remember and I'm still not bored.
What are your pizza toppings of choice?
anchovy, olives and proper mozzarella
What do you like to put on your toast?
toasted Lancashire cheese and pickled walnuts
What is your wallpaper on your computer?
A photo of Mount Everest from Base Camp. Not, I hasten to add, one of my own photos
How many televisions are in your house?
What colour mobile phone do you have?
Silver and black
Are you right-handed or left-handed?
Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A papilloma from my abdomen. Teeth. A quantity of tissue from my nasal cavity. That will do to be getting on with.
What is the last heavy item you lifted?
Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
Not by a blow, no.
If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
I like the one I've got. If I wanted to ring the changes I like other dactylic names, like Alison or Verity funnily enough. I have used both for leading characters in my writing.
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1,000?
I could cope with that. I might want to negotiate - a whole jar of extra hot lime pickle, which I mainline from time to time, for an enhanced fee.
How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
I tend to get on quite well with the local constabulary. As a crime writer it's worth keeping on the right side of them.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I haven't the slightest intention of ever being grown up
Last person you talked to?
Kath, my bridge partner tonight
Last person you hugged?
Day of the week?
Tired and content
The Long Dark Teatime Of The Soul, by Douglas Adams, dramatised on BBC Radio 4
The computer screen and Tosca
First place you went this morning?
Walney Bridge, then back and around Barrow Island streets
What can you not wait to do?
I'm quite patient these days
What's the last movie you saw?
Do you smile often?
Quite a lot. Sometimes grimly.
Your result for How geeky are you?...
78% Geeky, 84% Cranial and 38% Introverted!
You scored 78% Geeky, 84% Cranial and 38% Introverted. You are quirky, intelligent, and like to fly solo. You're too curious to live a hermit's life and would much rather be working on some sort of interesting project though be it alone.
You might find it hard to connect with other people or you might have anxiety in social situations. It may be easier to avoid people as much as possible, but this will only limit the possiblies in your life. The world needs the contibution of people with brains like yours! So what to do? Baby steps. Whenever something feel uncomfortable socially, it's usually the right thing to do. Step outside your comfort zone a bit, take a deep breath and don't be afraid to ask the people around you for help.
I truly hope you enjoyed the test as much as I enjoyed making it! I always welcome email comments/suggestions! Thanks for taking it!
1. Do you have the guts to answer these questions and re-post as The Controversial British Survey?
I'm posting it, aren't I?
2. Would you do meth if it was legal?
I have no wish to do it even illegally.
3. Is the current abortion cut off point valid in your mind?
I think it's too restrictive. A foetus is a foetus until birth. There have been times when I've believe abortion should be available up to sixteen years after birth!
4. Do you think we would face the same difficulties we did in the 80s if the Conservatives came back into power at the next general election?
Well, the world has moved on since the 1980s and it sometimes seems that in some ways it was more civilised then. The City was, for sure. The people who got the City into a mess are the people now running the Conservative Party.
5. What do you think the best solution to our overcrowded prisons is?
Simple. Take out all the people in prison who shouldn't be there. Prison is appropriate for the violent and dangerous from whom society should be protected. For the others who constitute the majority of the prison population, we should invest in mental health programmes, education and restorative justice.
6. Are you in favour of the reclassification of some drugs in recent years?
If people want to turn their brains to jelly then they should be free to do so, given plenty of informed advice from an early age. They should not, however, expect society to pick up the pieces when they ignore the advice.
7. Are you for or against premarital sex?
8. Do you believe in God?
It all depends what you mean by 'God'.
9. Do you think that same sex Civil Partnerships are a good thing?
They are a step in the right direction but I'd prefer not being so coy about them. Call them marriages like any other marriage because that's what they are.
10. Do you think it's wrong that people from EU member states can move to the UK without barriers?
No, and I wouldn't think so if it were the case that they can. Britain should sign the Schengen Agreement and allow unfettered passage across Schengen borders.
11. A twelve year old girl has a baby, should she keep it?
It all depends on the girl and the circumstances, of course.
12. Has the introduction of 24 hour licencing regulations had a positive impact on our drink related crime levels?
I don't think it's made a blind bit of difference. The free availability of cheap alcohol in supermarkets and the profusion of youth-oriented bars with hard-selling of hard-drinking have both had a negative effect though.
13. Should we have got involved in the military activities in the Middle East?
Absolutely not. Apart from any moral considerations, look what a mess it's caused.
14. Assisted suicide is illegal: do you agree?
I would certainlly like to be helped out if I became helpless. I have already made it known that I do not want my life to be needlessly prolonged in the event of terminal illness or any condition that took away my dignity. So, no I don't agree.
15. the Scottish executive have made it illegal to spank children under the age of three, do you think that English and Welsh parliaments should follow suit?
Yes. I think there's a case for the odd slap of an older child, but not a spanking.
16. Would you burn UK currency for a million dollars?
What would I want with dollars?
17. Who do you think would make a better Prime Minister, Brown or Cameron?
Actually I think that Gordon Brown, while not perfect, is a man more sinned against than sinning. Whereas Cameron is a smooth-talking spiv of the kind that has brought havoc to the financial markets.
18. Do you think we should continue to pay a TV licence fee?
Yes, where's the problem?
19. Do you think that the word 'chav' should be driven out of usage as it may have its roots in Romani vocabulary and thus be a racial slur?
I don't believe in driving words out of usage. 'Chav' is a perfectly succinct label for a particular youth subculture (like, say, 'emo' or 'skinhead') identified by a uniform of their own choosing.
20. Do our think our current accepted vocabulary for dealing with racial minorities is adequate?
What is inadequate is the mysterious committee of persons unknown who decide, without asking what I think, which words I may or may not use.
21. What do you think of Chris Moyles?
I try not to think about him at all, except to wonder occasionally what is the point of him. Fortunately he seldom impinges upon my world.
22. Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?
If I did I wouldn't be posting them. I don't think anything I've said would surprise anybody who knows me at all well.
1. Do you like blue cheese?
Yes, but some kinds (gorgonzola, roquefort) a lot more than others (danish blue)
2. Have you ever smoked a cigarette?
An estimated quarter of a million. But not for a long time now.
3. Do you own a gun?
Ha bloody ha! Although I know quite a bit about guns from research I've done for crime writing.
4. What flavour do you add to your drink at Sonic?
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
No, I have a very good relationship with my doctor.
6. What do you think of hot dogs?
They tend to need to drink a lot of water
7. Favourite Christmas Song?
Fairytale of New York
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
9. Can you do push ups?
Yes, but not too many
10. What's your favourite meal?
Haddock and chips on the beach
11. What's your favourite piece of jewellery?
My Polish earrings
12. Favourite hobby?
13. Do you work with people who idolise you?
Oh you are sucha tease!
14. Do you have ADD?
Sorry, what was that you were saying?
15. What's one trait that you dislike about yourself?
16. Middle name?
17. Name 3 thoughts at this moment.
Ooh, it's gone midnight
Can I leave that chocolate untouched until the morning?
Time for bed soon.
18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday:
A one-litre container of goat's milk
A length of cumberland sausage
A mocha and a bacon sandwich
20. Current worry right now?
Can't be bothered worrying
21. Current hate right now?
The Conservative Party
22. Favourite place to be?
On the beach
23. How did you bring in New Years?
I walked down to the dock to watch the fireworks
24. Where would you like to go?
25. Name three people who will complete this?
I don't think anybody will
26. Whose answer do you want to read the most?
Anybody who chooses to answer it
27. What colour shirt are you wearing?
28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
I prefer criusp cotton or linen
29. Can you whistle?
Yes. You just put your lips together and blow.
30. Favourite colour?
I wear a lot of fuchsia pink
31. Would you be a pirate?
32. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Anything that comes to mind
33. Favourite girl's name?
34. Favourite boy's name?
35. What's in your pocket right now?
36. Last thing that made you laugh?
Certainly not that so-called comedy that was on earlier
37. Best bed sheets as a child?
Can't remember anything about childhood bedsheets
38. Worst injury you've ever had?
39. Do you love where you live?
40. How many TVs do you have in your house?
41. Who is your loudest friend?
42. How many dogs do you have?
43. Does someone have a crush on you?
Ha bloody ha bloody ha! I don't think that's ever happened.
45. What is your favourite book?
46. What is your favourite candy?
47. What is your favourite sports team?
48. What song do you want played at your funeral?
Je ne regret rien
49. What were you doing 12 AM last night?
Lying in bed reading
50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?
Meh! I can have another half an hour
1) How old were you?
2) Where did you go to school?
THEN: Cotham School, Bristol (in my capacity as governor)
NOW: I don't
3) Where did you work?
THEN: For myself, and as a city councillor in Bristol
NOW: For myself, when I get the chance.
4) Where did you live?
5) How was your hairstyle?
THEN: Long, often in a ponytail
NOW: A lot shorter
6) Did you wear braces?
7) Did you wear contacts?
8) Did you wear glasses?
THEN: Sometimes, when not wearing contacts
NOW: I wear varifocals all the time now
9) Who was your best friend?
10) Which of your pets were still alive?
THEN: Alice, 13-year-old long-haired tortie cat
NOW: Tosca, 4-year-old short-haired black-and-white cat
11) Who was your boyfriend/girlfriend?
12) Who was your celebrity crush?
13) Who was your regular-person crush?
14) How many piercings did you have?
THEN: Two - one in each ear
NOW: Two - one in each ear
15) How many tattoos did you have?
16) What was your favourite band/singer?
THEN: The Doors
NOW: The Doors
17) Had you smoked cigarettes?
THEN: Yes, 30 Camels a day
NOW: Not for four-and-a-half years now
18) Had you gotten drunk?
THEN: Many times
NOW: A few more times, but not as many as I might havce at one time. Mostly at bookcrossing events!
19) Had you DRIVEN?
20) If so which car?
THEN: Renault 5
21) Looking back, are you where you thought you would be in 2008?
I never thought that far ahead. But if you'd told me then that I'd be living here I'd have been very surprised
Mark in bold what you've eaten, italicise what you've eaten and hated,
1. Venison (as sausages)
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (in prizewinning sandwiches from a Bristol deli)
6. Black pudding (Yum!)
7. Cheese fondue
9. Borscht (and I make it regularly too)
10. Baba ghanoush
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries (Yum! Bl;ackberries...)
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans (as rice and peas)
25. Brawn or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche (in the form of a tin of evaporated milk boiled of destruction)
29. Baklava (in a variety of spellings)
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (had it many times in a ceramic bowl though)
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float (even found an old-fashioned drug store in Oneida NY to drink it in.
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (Armagnac is better, and the cigar should be a Cuban one of course)
37. Clotted cream tea
39. Gumbo (as okra or bhindi)
41. Curried goat (very nice with 39)
42. Whole insects
44. Goat’s milk (just making oatcakes with some as it happens)
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more ("As We Get It" - a cask-bottled Macallan)
47. Chicken tikka masala (not my favourite curry dish though)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin (and I've gathered them myself. And I've sat on one!
51. Prickly pear
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
60. Carob chips
63. Kaolin (for medicinal purposes only. It's only clay after all)
65. Durian (I have seen one on sale but not when I wanted to but one)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis (a great favourite of mine)
69. Fried plantain (yummy)
70. Chitterlings or andouillette (known as lamb's fry in these parts)
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
79. Lapsang souchong (I like it one part to 2 parts Assam)
81. Tom yum (in the Vietnamese form from the Polish shop)
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare (rabbit) (I've had hare and I've had rabbit and they are not the same...)
88. Flowers (certainly, if globe artichokes count. Also rose petals)
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (brought up on it! Makes great fritters)
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor (waste of good lobster)
98. Polenta (not madly keen though)
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (nice but not ten times the ordinary price nice)
100. Snake (but Frank went on at great length about how he had, and how to kill them)
The one thing I object to is the world-began-in-1980 notion. I played computer games well before then (but I still prefer cards).
By the way, there has been a suggestion that I no longer read Livejournal. I can assure you that this is not true, even though I have another place to post (well, two actually, if you count my Pie 'n' Mushies photojournal of my home town and current place fo residence. I don't comment much and perhaps I should do so more, but I can assure you I do read.
Some performers make a whole second career out of farewell performances. Other farewell performances aren't intended as such. Who definitely played his or her last gig at:
- Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa, on 2 February 1959?
- Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Kansas City, on 3 March 1963?
- St David's Hall, Cardiff, on 5 April 2006?
- Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol, on 16 April 1960?
- Mothers Club, Birmingham, on 12 May 1969?
- Phoenix Theater, New York, on 26 May 1959?
- Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, on 28 May 1984?
- Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London, on 16 September 1970?
- Latin Casino, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, on 29 September 1975?
- The Woman's Club, Minneapolis, on 30 November 1996?
No googling, or it will be on your conscience on the day of judgement!
On the first ballot, there was a three-way tie for first place: mrsdanvers63, starry_jen and auroralynx scored two correct answers each, and in fourth place molekilby scored, ah, nice try there, Jason, better luck next time!
mrsdanvers63 and starry_jen both identified their characters too, so they get bonus points for those. I have to give the final award to mrsdanvers63 for getting Groucho Marx.
1. Pick 20 of your favourite films.
2. Pick a quote from each one.
3. As people guess the quote, put the title and their name by it. (bonus points for knowing which characters!) & no cheating using google or such
Replies are screened - final scores later
Shoot, if we'd done half that stuff they said we'd done in that paper, we'd be millionaires by now, wouldn't we?Warren Beatty as Clyde Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde (mrsdanvers63)
- They talk about the people and the proletariat, I talk about the suckers and the mugs - it's the same thing.
- Every time you turn around, expect to see me, 'cause one time you'll turn around and I'll be there.
I never discuss love on an empty stomach.Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) in North By Northwest (auroralynx)
- I find I'm quite willing to overlook the odd blemish in a woman, providing she's got something to make up for it.
- Go, and never darken my towels again!
I kinda always knew that behind all the cigar ashes on your vest was a heart as big as a house.Walter Neff (Fred McMurray) in Double Indemnity ( auroralynx) Here we are. You got me into your house. You give me a drink. You put on music. Now you start opening up your personal life to me and tell me your husband won't be home for hours.Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (mrsdanvers63)
- Your golf ball, your running board, your car? Is there anything in the world that doesn't belong to you?
You shoot off a guy's head with his pants down, believe me, Texas ain't the place you want to get caught.Geena Davis (Thelma) in Thelma and Louise (starry_jen
- I'm gonna give him one more year, and then I'm going to Lourdes.
- No pope ever visits a city where the newspapers are on strike.
- Tha wouldn't call Lord Harewood 'Mister', would tha?
- Next train's gone!
- What would I want with a reputation? That's a good way to get yourself killed.
- I'm setting up the biggest deal in Europe with the hardest organisation since Hitler stuck a swastika on his jockstrap.
I always thought it was a ridiculous name for a prison. Sing Sing, I mean. Sounds more like it should be an opera house or something.Audrey Hepburn (Holly Golightly) in Breakfast at Tiffany's (starry_jen
- I was sick of being a blonde. I needed a tougher look, and you know what I mean.
- There's never any telling what you'll say or do next, except that it's bound to be something astonishing.
- I got the motive which is money and the body which is dead.