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April 10, 2012 11:20 AM   Subscribe

Who Said It: James Joyce or Kool Keith?
posted by obscurator (40 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
8/10! Apparently my "if it's about fuckin', it was Joyce" strategy paid off.
posted by griphus at 11:23 AM on April 10, 2012 [5 favorites]


I got 8 of of 10, mostly by figuring that whenever a word was just insanely made-up ('allhorse'), it had to be Joyce.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:24 AM on April 10, 2012 [4 favorites]


9/10 employing both of the above strategies (before looking at the thread, I might add). Also because anything with an elegant rather than wilfully childish rhyme was unlikely to be Joyce.
posted by howfar at 11:28 AM on April 10, 2012


7 out of 10, I must be a little off...

Apparently my "if it's about fuckin', it was Joyce" strategy paid off.

Obligatory
posted by Artw at 11:29 AM on April 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


It said I got ZERO out of 10, but I KNOW I got "the yellow smellow melons of her rump" right because I just read it in ULYSSES last year dammit
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:32 AM on April 10, 2012


8/10. Next up they should do "Finnegans Wake" or "cat stepping on keyboard".
posted by bobo123 at 11:34 AM on April 10, 2012 [6 favorites]


Moby Dick or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whale
posted by griphus at 11:37 AM on April 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


10/10. I'm going to pretend this score is based on my knowledge of James Joyce.
posted by The Hamms Bear at 11:37 AM on April 10, 2012 [8 favorites]


I was way ahead of them on this one.
posted by Trurl at 11:38 AM on April 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


10 out of 10! Yes!

Yes I said yes!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 11:40 AM on April 10, 2012 [8 favorites]


10 out of 10. I am weirdly proud of this.
posted by Eyebeams at 11:40 AM on April 10, 2012


8. Fun. Thanks!
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots at 11:48 AM on April 10, 2012


0/10 what
posted by jimmythefish at 11:59 AM on April 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hmm this doesn't seem to be working for me. I just selected all Joyce and it gave me 0/10. Then, all Keith and it gave me 0/10.
posted by jimmythefish at 12:01 PM on April 10, 2012


6/10 with it being eons since I either read Joyce or listened to Keith.
posted by Thorzdad at 12:07 PM on April 10, 2012


Hmm this doesn't seem to be working for me. I just selected all Joyce and it gave me 0/10. Then, all Keith and it gave me 0/10.

Maybe if you didn't mess with it, it wouldn't mess with you.
posted by grog at 12:07 PM on April 10, 2012 [4 favorites]


This would have been a very different quiz if all the songs were from Sex Style instead of Dr. Octagonecologyst.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 12:15 PM on April 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Joyce got rhymes.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:20 PM on April 10, 2012


10/10. Who's this "keith"?
posted by lathrop at 12:46 PM on April 10, 2012


"Kissed the plump mellow yellow smellow melons of her rump" is my new band name.
posted by swift at 1:11 PM on April 10, 2012


If you pay attention to the rhyming, you can get at least 8/10.

It said I got ZERO out of 10, but I KNOW I got "the yellow smellow melons of her rump" right because I just read it in ULYSSES last year dammit

That is Ulysses. I think you and jimmythefish probably have the same problem. Ad or script blocker?
posted by mrgrimm at 1:11 PM on April 10, 2012


I also got 0 out of 10, and I'd like to think I know my Kool Keith from my James Joyce. I've listened to a few of Keith's records, in his different incarnations, several times.

and, um, I have a copy of "Dubliners" on a shelf somewhere... and I once read (part of the first page of) Ulysses.
posted by spacewaitress at 1:15 PM on April 10, 2012


whenever a word was just insanely made-up ('allhorse'), it had to be Joyce.

If it had been "allduck" on the other hand...
posted by Hoopo at 1:18 PM on April 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


9
posted by dontoine at 1:38 PM on April 10, 2012


10/10. They're so different that the quiz doesn't really make sense.

Joyce makes up words and can't shut up about shagging.

Keith does that thing where every line goes wonky and a bit too long, plus two words in close proximity rhyme almost every time.
posted by jack_mo at 1:43 PM on April 10, 2012


One is the most innovative writer of the 20th century, the other is James Joyce.
posted by scose at 2:05 PM on April 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


7 outta 10? Damn.

But when I critiqued my errors through the insight of jack_mo, I would have scored 9/10.

lathrop: 10/10. Who's this "keith"?

Dammit. Add another bio post to my list of posts-to-make.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:27 PM on April 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


I got 0 out of 10 also and I know at least 4 of those Joyce quotes beyond a doubt. What's up with the scoring?
posted by newmoistness at 2:29 PM on April 10, 2012


10/10. Concept better than actual quiz, which was too easy. I know Joyce, don't know much about Kool Keith, but his flow makes it pretty obvious. (Read the quotes aloud: the ones that sound like rap, are).
posted by crazy_yeti at 3:05 PM on April 10, 2012


Also obligatory. Yes, I know someone already posted it here once, but it was more than 5 years ago.

And while I'm here: 9/10. :-)
posted by ubiquity at 3:06 PM on April 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't have time to take this quiz- there's a horse in the hospital!
posted by Jpfed at 3:10 PM on April 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sure it might be allhorse, but it ain't no halfsharkalligator.
posted by symbioid at 3:54 PM on April 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


Took this again at home - hah! 9/10! (Missed one from Finnegan's Wake.)

That's more like it!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 3:56 PM on April 10, 2012


9/10. I am disappoint.
posted by Splunge at 4:18 PM on April 10, 2012


10 for 10, thanks to my passing knowledge of Ulysses and my in-depth knowledge of Octagonecologyst.
The kinds of things I'm good at, no one will ever pay me for.
posted by $0up at 7:50 PM on April 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


9/10. The rump one got me, I've not yet gotten around to tackling Ulysses. Obvs I did not read this thread first.
posted by axiom at 8:23 PM on April 10, 2012


I'm the same as the mellow yellow smellow axiom above.
posted by flippant at 11:59 PM on April 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


10/10. The rhythm of rap and unJoycean words like 'paramedics' make it easy even for someone who hasn't read Ulysses.
posted by andraste at 5:03 AM on April 11, 2012


This is a worthy pursuit. They both do the same for me, lifting me out of language for long enough for a reboot.
posted by drowsy at 7:32 AM on April 11, 2012


"Coffined thoughts around me, in mummycases, embalmed in spice of words."

This one actually sounds to me (a Joyce neophyte) like it was plucked straight out of an Illogic song. It's the type of imagery he would use, and he has the same habit of shoehorning eclectic diction into a very regular meter for stretches.
posted by invitapriore at 12:04 PM on April 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


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