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Yeah, I'm a Total Geek. I think the Geek Test (link via Rai) is flawed though. First of all, it asks many questions that pertain more to nerds than geeks. I strongly feel that I should be AT LEAST 50% Geek. Why is it that people assume that geeks and nerds are the same?!?!? After all, we geeks are just cooler than nerds. I don't know a single geek that has a pocket protector! Nerds have pocket protectors! Geeks don't dress up as movie characters when they go see a movie, Nerds do!! I'M NOT A NERD. I'M NOT A NERD.

Okay, let me break this down using examples from the Geek Test.....

  • “done homework for somebody else“ - NERD
  • “taken notes in more than one color“ - What The? How does this make you a geek? Sounds more like a cheerleader to me!
  • “"that guy" at a concert “ - Geek? Couldn't he just be an alcoholic or a junkie experiencing the advanced stages of Syphilis?
  • “dumped at a Star Trek convention“ - Most definitely a Nerd!!!
  • “talked to plants to help them grow“ - Come On! How do you get geek points for this? Really?!?!?
  • “never turned down a date“ - It doesn't make you a geek simply because you haven't had any bad offers for dating. One could simply be obese. And as much as Obesity tends to agree with me, I don't think a person should be awarded geek points simply because they are of a rotund nature.
  • “I believe that I am a vampire“ - Really? So now evidently blood-sucking equals geekdom. Hmph, who would have thought?
  • “I own a four-color pen“ - Sounds more like a bubble-gum popper to me.
  • “I wear glasses“ - I refuse to accept that wearing an invention so that you can actually see the world would make you a geek.
  • “I wear as little brand name clothing as possible“ - What if you don't wear brand name clothes because they are so expensive? Now at least we know that being poor = being a geek. How enlightening....

So what have we learned? Well, according to the test, I have learned the true definition of geek:

A geek is a bubble-gum popping, cheer-leading, welfare-subscribed syphilitic plant lover with poor eye sight.

By that definition, perhaps I don't want to be a geek.....

[note: this is all tongue in cheek. I do not want to bad mouth or discourage the creator of this geek test because I actually happen to like the geek test and encourage more like it.]

I @M G33K, 48-45-41-52  4D-45  52-4F-41-52!!!!

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2004 10:24 AM | Back to top


Comments on this post: 30.96647% - Total Geek

# re: 30.96647% - Total Geek
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I found your review of the test true and hilarious.... Oh! by the way I am wondering what sort of questions did you tick on to get a 30.96647, cheese I could score around half of what you did.

Let's name the test as the NERD test then, hehe.
Left by Rai Umair on Mar 10, 2004 1:48 PM

# re: 30.96647% - Total Geek
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Rai -

Well, I think quite a bit of my points came in the "I HAVE SEEN (2+ times)..." and "I KNOW" sections. I am quite the geek. Not only am I a computer geek, but I am a music geek as well (which, no doubt) contributed to the score a bit more.

The more I look at the test, the more I see how flawed it is. If you look at the source for the page, you simply get +1 point for every check box that is checked. This is drastically flawed considering that many of the boxes are contradictory to each other and no person could possibly have all them checked.

Then again, I could have scored 30% geek because I am two-thirds Caucasian and one-third bubble-gum popping, cheer-leading, welfare-subscribed syphilitic plant lover with good eye sight (I think the good eye sight instead of poor eye sight makes up for the 3% difference).
Left by Jason Olson on Mar 10, 2004 2:03 PM

# 30.1% - Total Geek
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Wow -- you're probably severely disappointed that I scored to be almost as much of a geek as you are. :) That's right -- remember, I may be geek-by-day, but I'm still a geek.
Left by Megan on Mar 10, 2004 7:01 PM

# re: 30.96647% - Total Geek
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You're right Megan. It appears that I have underestimated the amount and quality of your closet geekiness. Impressive Green One!
Left by Jason Olson on Mar 10, 2004 7:06 PM

# Geek enough for Philly?
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ooooh...does that make me geeky enough to hang out with while we're in Philly? :)
Left by Megan on Mar 10, 2004 9:06 PM

# re: 30.96647% - Total Geek
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Of course. If anything, it is I who am not cool enough to enjoy your presence :). I am thrilled that you would like to hang out with me! :)
Left by Jason Olson on Mar 10, 2004 9:58 PM

# 35.30572% Geek
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According to this Geek Test, I'm only 35.30572% geek, which ranks me as a Major Geek. It's a long quiz, with lots of questions. Not sure that some of the questions are entirely indicative of someone's geekiness. The review here...
Left by Imablog on Mar 11, 2004 9:32 AM

# re: 30.96647% - Total Geek
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bow down - 46.15385%
Left by Scott on Mar 11, 2004 9:34 AM

# re: 30.96647% - Total Geek
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My sentiments exactly Bliz. We should get more points for attending Nerd Dinners than from simply being a woman. Not that we're women......
Left by Jason Olson on Mar 22, 2004 8:52 PM

# re: 30.96647% - Total Geek
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You've got to be a geek if you can just get through all those choices!!
Left by Chris Martin on Apr 01, 2004 3:56 PM

# re: 30.96647% - Total Geek
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There's a lot of them. I suppose a true "geek" would find a way for the site to be susceptible to a XSS attack and embed his own Javascript that would select *every* option and submit the test. By clicking through though, checking everything gives you a "Liar" geek rating. However, selecting every box except one, I get "99.80276% Dysfunctional Geek".
Left by Jason Olson on Apr 01, 2004 4:16 PM

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