From fannish5, a Duo meme that I saw in weetanya's LJ:
1. What duo (crime-fighting or other) is the best at team fighting?
Tick and Moth from The Tick, of curse. You think I'm gonna piss orf MOM?
Batman and Robin come in a distant second.
2. What duo understands each other the best?
My vote goes to Tarma and Kethry from Lackey's Vows and Honor, Elric and Moonglum from Moorcock's Elric Saga. Frodo and Sam from The Lord of The Rings almost make the cut.
3. What duo has the best banter?
K.I.T.T. and Michael Knight from Knight Rider.
Here I've also got to give props to Harm and Mac from JAG - they might be a knock-off of David and Maddie from Moonlighting, but they aren't bad at that.
Mal and Inara from Firefly had a tad bit of promise, but it was too early to tell.
Angel and SG-1 are good on banter, but not so much duo banter.
Smallville's banter could have been generated by a MegaHAL.
4. What duo has the healthiest relationship?
That's a difficult one.
There are couples with healthy relationships, and I suppose you could call Beren and Luthien Tinuviel The Silmarillion) a duo as well, but otherwise I'd have to say Finrod Felagund and Beren. Frodo and Sam, Merry and Pippin, Galadriel and Celeborn, Turin and Beleg... there's always something a little off.
Before Mulder and Scully (The X-Files) had a child together, I think they had a pretty good relationship. :-P
5. What duo has the most dysfunctional relationship?
Felice-Morigel and Culluket the Interrogator in Julian May's Saga of Pliocene Exile, if you want to get really obscure.
For mainstream SF, try Sam Beckett and Albert "Al" Calavicci from Quantum Leap. "OMG WTF, what have you done to me this leap?!"
I'd say Buffy and Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but yernow, I don't think she was half as humiliated as she protested to be at first. ;-)
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"Heroes and Villains"
I waited until I could make the cut title that of a Beach Boys song, acos, well, I'm cool that way. ;-)
(Apropos of which, see the third quiz of this set.)
What Type of Villain are You?
Congratulations! Your the Hero! You love nothing
more than to run around stamping out evil where
ever it lies. Mild mannered
day, defender of the weak and helpless opressed
by night. Everyone needs a hero in their
lives, and I for one am glad your around!
What Gamer Stereotype Fits You? (With Pics!)
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You are Pride.
You apparently have an excessive belief in your own
abilities, and it interferes with your
recognition of the grace of God.
According to the Bible, your punishment will be
being broken on a wheel.
My advice to you: Look in the mirror, you cheap ho.
Which of the Seven Deadly Sins Are You?
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The very fact that one would take a quiz titled "Do you take too many online quizzes?" (while proctoring his midterm exam, no less) says something.
Do you take too many online quizzes? Results
Your Score: 110 / 310
35.5% 110.0 points out of 310
44.3% 137.2 points out of 310
20830 have taken this test so far.
13346 people have scored higher than you.
6331 people have scored lower than you.
1153 people made the same grade as you.
What does this mean?
110 points is in the 21 through 50 precent
Everyone taking this test has a problem with online quizzes, but your problem isn't nearly as bad as it could be. You take more tests than you should, but it doesn't interrupt your life, at least not as much as the rest of your online habits probably do.
Edit, 01:30 CST Sun 03 Apr 2004: Now, then, here is a meme to show what a sheep I really am.
1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says.
a) Right: "...belong to a given set of available model types with trainable parameters and hyperparameters."
That's from my Ph.D. dissertation, which is off my right elbow here.
I have no idea why there's a copy of it on this computer desk.
It hasn't really been published as a book yet, though.
b) Right (book): "It is the intent of this book to point the way to investigations that provide such an understanding."
From Microarrays for an Integrative Genomics by Isaac S. Kohane, Alvin T. Kho, and Atul J. Butte
Gee, enough strung-together prepositional phrases? :-P
c) Lect: "Apple's developer documentation uses Apple Help, and specifically the Help..."
From Apple Developer Connection (ADC), Inside Mac OS X: System Overview
This shows how bad my home office organization is.
It's top book of a pile that includes it, the O'Reilly book Learning Cocoa, and The Joy of C. Farther away on this table is a book titled High-Performance Computing Demystified.
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?
A PNY Technologies Black Diamond CD-R containing Microsoft Windows XP Professional.
3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Friends, the episode where Phoebe moves out of Monica's apartment and into her grandmother's (this is when Chandler and Monica were not yet married and Rachel had started living with Joey).
4. WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what the time is.
5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
The central heating.
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
12:00 CST on Sat 02 Apr 2004, to help bring in groceries.
8. Before you came to this website, what did you look at?
The Clickable Map of Mathematics
9. What are you wearing?
Grey sweat pants, white Hanes socks, and a white T-shirt that reads "Uzzi: Amphibious Gear" on the front and has a troop of penguins on the back.
10. Did you dream last night?
I probably did, but I didn't remember it.
I remember about 1/3 to 1/2 of my dreams.
11. When did you last laugh?
About 2 hours ago, when said I was feeling dense tonight and deire replied that I could be forgetful but not dense.
12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Nothing at all.
There are several shelves, though, and one of them has:
- The member contact list for the Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) journal group at Kansas State University (KSU)
- My student contact list (with home phone numbers), last updated fall, 2001
- The Klingon alphabet
- The CIS department phone listing - spring, 2003 edition
13. Seen anything weird lately?
hfx_ben just posted these screencaps, which I thought were cute and funny, and maybe just a tiny bit weird.
14. What do you think of this quiz?
It's too long. It's aslo too late in the evening for me to be wasting time like this.
15. What is the last film you saw?
In a theatre: The Return of The King
On DVD: The Two Towers: Special Extended Edition
On TV: Ever After
Rental: St. Elmo's Fire
16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?
I'd consider investing it in MSFT or a similar stock.
Barring that: a 3000+ ANSI lumen DLP projector with HDTV capabilities.
17. Tell us something about you that we don't know.
Well, gee, what haven't I written about in this LJ?
phawkwood took my answer (I'm also a sucker for heartstring-tugging movies; the more pathos, the better).
Trask, what else?
I break expendable objects when I get really worked up about something.
(This is rare - perhaps a dozen times in as many years.)
Pens, pencils, "free trial" floppy disks and CDs, broken mice, old wooden chairs.
I shatter them into flinders with my bare hands. Little wood or plastic bits go flying everywhere. Sometimes I have to vacuum afterwards.
18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
If I could, I'd eliminate heart disease or cancer.
Barring that, I would eliminate dire poverty. Don't ask me how, I just work here (if I had the choice of means, I'd do it by providing global individual access to some very efficent energy source).
19. Do you like to dance?
In private, I like to teunce.
Like phawkwood, I would say shyness and lack of rhythm hold me back.
20. George Bush: is he a power-crazy nut case or someone who is finally doing something that has needed to be done for years?
Neither. He is a president whose outlook differs significantly from my own, and (again as phawkwood asserted) IMO he invaded another nation and committed American soldiers to war on a pretext that is still unproven. On that issue, and on a few other economic ones of lesser (but significant) importance, I believe him to have been dishonest to the voting public. The pretext for attacking Iraq is the foreign policy and defense issue that is most hotly debated and for which I have seen convincing arguments that Bush has not been truthful.
21(a). Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
I have not planned my future children's names out in advance, just in case their mother will have - it's something to be discussed when the time comes, anyhow.
It won't be something unreasonable such as Galadriel or Amidala.
Flower names are always popular with hobbits (especially in Chinese).
21(b). Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
No Anakin, Aragorn, etc.
Probably not a plain monosyllabic name such as John or Craig or even Charles (though I happen to think my dad's choice of English name was reasonable). I once thought I'd name my son William Jr. but it's just too stuffy for my tastes.
22. Would you ever consider living abroad?
I'd consider just about any continent, but not all countries or cities.
I probably wouldn't want to live outside the USA forever nor in any one place for longer than 7 years.
23. Will you pass on this survey?
To quote masteralida and phawkwood, from whom this was taken:
"Sure. Why not? Baaaaaaaaaaa."