Friday, June 24, 2005

so much to say.....

it's been a busy week, but friday's finally here, and i actually have a decent chunk of time to mess with my blog. (you guessed it- another stimulating truck race.)

so many things to talk about, so many missed topics to catch up on....

....and do you think i actually wrote any of those possible topics down as they flitted through my tired brain earlier today?

of course not.

after a quick perusal of my regularly visited blogs, i've noticed an alarming number of folks have taken the personality defect test.

Emo Kid
You are 42% Rational, 14% Extroverted, 42% Brutal, and 28% Arrogant.

You are the Emo Kid, best described as a quiet pussy! You tend to be an intuitive rather than a logical thinker, meaning you rely more on your feelings than your thoughts. Not only that, but you are introverted, gentle, and rather humble. You embody all the traits of the perfect emo kid. You are a push-over, an emotional thinker, gentle to the extent of absurdity, and so humble that it even makes Jesus puke. If you write poetry, you no doubt write angsty, syrupy lines about depression, sadness, and other such redundant states of emo-being. Your personality is defective because you are too gentle, rather underconfident in yourself, decidely lacking in any rational thought, and also a bit too inhibited.

I probably made you cry, didn't I? Fucking Emo Kid.

To put it less negatively:

1. You are more INTUITIVE than rational.

2. You are more INTROVERTED than extroverted.

3. You are more GENTLE than brutal.

4. You are more HUMBLE than arrogant.


Your exact opposite is the Smartass.

Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Hippie, the Televangelist, and the Starving Artist.



If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you could very well go either way. For example, someone with 42% Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well. Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored near fifty percent for certain traits.

The other personality types:

The Emo Kid: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Starving Artist: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Bitch-Slap: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Brute: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hippie: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Televangelist: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Schoolyard Bully: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Class Clown: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Robot: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Haughty Intellectual: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Spiteful Loner: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Sociopath: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hand-Raiser: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Braggart: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Capitalist Pig: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Smartass: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

i figured for sure i'd be a smartass or class clown. maybe i should redo a couple of those questions pertaining to confidence.

okay, that's taken care of. now...what else was i going to do tonight? oh yes, my exercise in musical geekery.

as you may recall, the object of this little exercise was to find the connection between the two artists named. larry took a crack at this, as did guitarroy and kal. (i'm also giving freewriter props for acknowledging this post.....and because i still haven't managed to add him to the links to the left.)

anyway, here's what i had in mind:

l.a. guns --> blind melon

tracii guns of l.a. guns was one of the original members of guns n' roses, of which only axl "the album will be out soon" rose remains.....and axl just happens to be a cousin of shannon hoon, the lead singer of blind melon.

depeche mode --> erasure

vince clarke started out as a member of depeche mode, then formed yaz (yazoo) with alison moyet, and after a failed ten track concept album (featuring ten different guest vocalists) invited andy bell to join his 1985 endeavor...erasure.

michael jackson -->george harrison

this was actually painfully simple, though a little obscure. weird al covered both artists on his 1988 album even worse.

chic -->duran duran

in 1985, during duran duran's little reorganization, members andy and john taylor (who are unrelated, for those who didn't already know/care) formed the power station with robert palmer and drummer tony thompson. the latter was a member of chic, as was producer bernard edwards.

here's a bonus tidbit for true nerds: i've mentioned before that michael des barres took over vocal duties for the band during live aid. well, one month after live aid, the power station (with michael officially installed as lead singer) had a brief guest appearance in an episode of "miami vice".

alice cooper -->new edition

in 1989, alice cooper had a hit called "poison". the following year, bell biv devoe had a hit called.... you guessed it- "poison". and (drumroll, please) bell biv devoe was comprised of three members of new edition- michael bivins, ricky bell, and ronnie devoe.

care to tackle a new set? let me know, and if anyone's interested, i'll come up with five more for you. (hell, i'll probably do it even if no one's interested.....just because it amuses me.)

...and i'm spent.


Kal said...

Oh Jeez, should've remembered ("This song is just six words long...").

duff said...

i know- i was disappointed you didn't pick up on my hint about owning his albums. :)

it's okay- i still want to be just like you when i grow up. except for that republican part. and the male part. and i sort of like my physique.

well, like you mentally...or something like that.

Dane said...

Wow, I'm a robot. I never saw that coming. Jeepers.

ltlme said...

this thing sucks......i'm a robot too. grrrrr. I even went back and tried to be arrogant and i still ended up as a freakin' robot.

(screw it, reference my blog if you want)

Guitarroy said...

Damn Close on the L.A. Guns + Blind Melon one. Didnt Know Shannon Hoon was related to William Bailey.

They were great Duff keep them up I love the challenge.

duff said...

dane: but can you do the robot?

kiddo:you mean you aren't arrogant? (kidding)

i'll add your blog to my sidebar soon.

axeman:better luck next time....if there is a next time, of course.

let's see, that's one vote to torture you with trivia again......

Callie said...

I love musical trivia. Sadly, the only one I would have come close to knowing was the Duran Duran one. I LOVED Power Station, and even recorded the episode they appeared on Miami Vice. *sigh*

Looking back on my childhood, I realize I was so pathetic! LMAO!

Keep the trivia coming!

ltlme said...

glad to see that kidding part. arrogance comes right after ignorance in my peeve list.

Larry said...

See, I took a simple route that didn't involve weird al. I still got there, though.

So what you are saying is you don't really want to be kal.

duff said...

i will emulate kal in my own duffish way. yeah- that's the ticket.

Kal said...

Hey -- Kal ain't that thrilled about being Kal, you know.

Kal said...

And there's nothing wrong with being a republican... Some of my best friends are republicans...

And being a guy rocks, Duff. Although I would like to be the one with the power in the realtionship just once...

duff said...

why wouldn't you be thrilled to be you, kal? you look great with horns, you're an ewok, and you possess both a fantastic sense of humor and a rapidly shrinking waistline.

as for having the power in a relationship.....dream on, buddy.

sojourning crow said...

"Son, I'll give you my authorization code. It's E-A. T-M.