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October 26, 2007 5:49 PM   Subscribe

Finally, Radar brings you a quiz you can totally win.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur (57 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
3/10
posted by roll truck roll at 5:55 PM on October 26, 2007


I don't call 5 out of 10 winning.

Though it says a lot about what type of women the Fox Corporation is putting in front of the camera, I think it also says a lot about the quality of women working in porn today.

These aren't your grandfather's butter faces.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 5:58 PM on October 26, 2007


I thought I was so smart until I failed to realize that Audrey Bitoni, late of No Man's Land: Interracial Edition #6 was not a journalist.
posted by thehmsbeagle at 5:59 PM on October 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hint: The Fox anchors are more heavily made up.

Porn stars are much much more respectable than news anchors anyway.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 6:05 PM on October 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


I got 4/10, dumber than the monkey statistically speaking. Can we have more free rice and mechanical aptitude instead?
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:05 PM on October 26, 2007


7/10. I should have gotten 9/10 but I waffled on two and didn't go with my gut.

The key was to spot the bigger whore - it's always in her eyes.
posted by chlorus at 6:06 PM on October 26, 2007


it's always in her eyes.

Twenty bucks, same as in town.
posted by mullacc at 6:08 PM on October 26, 2007


Finally, Radar brings you a quiz you can totally win.

We're all losers now.
posted by dersins at 6:10 PM on October 26, 2007


The trick is always to vote porn star. That way, you get all the porn stars right, and you get to call all the Fox women whores.
posted by darksasami at 6:10 PM on October 26, 2007 [13 favorites]


Hawkeye: Radar, you look pensive.
Radar: No, I'm just thinking.
posted by Sk4n at 6:11 PM on October 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


7/10. My trick was to go with the opposite of my first instinct.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 6:14 PM on October 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Also, Nicole Petallides is a fox.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 6:16 PM on October 26, 2007


Aw, crap. Pun honestly not intended.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 6:18 PM on October 26, 2007


8/10. Definitely in the expression. You have to ask yourself: Does she look like she'd prostitute her conscience and body to get ahead or does she look like a porn star?
posted by DU at 6:19 PM on October 26, 2007 [17 favorites]


I lost. 3/10. Damn you Ambrosia for getting my hopes up.
posted by Weebot at 6:19 PM on October 26, 2007


Hm, 10/10. Earrings, whether her hair's off her forehead or not, was it a 3/4 pose or face-on—there are lots of things to look for. And I watch a lot of porn.
posted by carsonb at 6:21 PM on October 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


8 out of 10. DU has it right.
posted by misha at 6:32 PM on October 26, 2007


9/10 - it was easy better plastic surgery and better makeup.
posted by whoaali at 6:36 PM on October 26, 2007


What if they're both?
posted by puke & cry at 6:44 PM on October 26, 2007


"Fucks Nudes" would be a good name for a pornographic film.
posted by ColdChef at 6:49 PM on October 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


Then that just reaffirms Rule #34.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:50 PM on October 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'm deeply ashamed of my perfect score. Can't we have vocabulary tests again?
posted by maudlin at 6:51 PM on October 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


8/10
posted by parmanparman at 6:52 PM on October 26, 2007


9/10
I got the one wrong who was from "Beverly Hills 9021-Ho"
posted by wolfewarrior at 6:56 PM on October 26, 2007


I refuse to participate on the grounds that it may incriminate me as someone who doesn't watch either porn or Fox news.
posted by ZachsMind at 6:57 PM on October 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


6/10 mostly guessing. DU already made the joke I wanted to, only better, so I'll leave it at that.

Though I do find it somewhat interesting that a quiz like this could even exist. It's fairly damning that the news industry in general, and Fox in particular hires people that could so easily be mistaken in this way.

I think it's a sort of vacuous look-at-me-I'm-pretty-and-important-and-people-pay-attention-to-me thing that they share.
posted by quin at 7:00 PM on October 26, 2007


I got 8/10 by judging strictly on the background graphic. (There are some freebies because several photos are clearly taken from the same source.)

That said: I don't quite get the point. Given a large enough (telegenic) pool to choose from, couldn't you just as easily do: Pornstar or Lawyer? Pharmaceutical Rep? Prison Warden? Waitress?

In other words: some TV personalities are hot. News at 11.
posted by skammer at 7:10 PM on October 26, 2007


All news organizations hire pretty girls to read teleprompters. Some are brighter than others. Like this lady for instance.
posted by puke & cry at 7:16 PM on October 26, 2007


They come for the babes, then Murdoch hits them with the propaganda.
posted by caddis at 7:17 PM on October 26, 2007


You don't think this quiz could be interpreted as sexual harassment in any other setting? While the Fox folks may be a bunch of crypto-fascists, this quiz ain't very nice.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:18 PM on October 26, 2007 [3 favorites]


7/10 depending on poise. And we don't get Fox News in these parts. :-|

Skammer: I have this nagging suspicion that Radar's main intent was to make all those cringe-worthy puns in a neat, rounded-edge Flash UI.

Which is not to support those Fox News journalists or anything; I'm sure they're scum of the earth and all that.
posted by the cydonian at 7:20 PM on October 26, 2007


10/10, utterly trivial. I don't understand how you can't tell most of 'em even if you've never seen Fox News or porn.

I've never watched Fox News or much porn and the only person I recognized, porn star or "journalist", was Tera Patrick.
posted by Justinian at 7:41 PM on October 26, 2007


10/10. God, that's depressing.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 7:51 PM on October 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Rookie Pussy 2.
posted by The Straightener at 7:59 PM on October 26, 2007


5/10 Fair and Balanced.

Ha!
posted by yhbc at 8:09 PM on October 26, 2007


pssst! ... hey FOX, how about this one?

Couldn't hurt, could it?
posted by washburn at 8:25 PM on October 26, 2007


9/10, based on facial expression and gut instinct
posted by mrgoldenbrown at 8:30 PM on October 26, 2007


10/10--I looked at the eyebrows. Seriously.
posted by LooseFilter at 8:50 PM on October 26, 2007


9/10 based on the smile.
posted by liquorice at 9:17 PM on October 26, 2007


5/10. Not bad for somebody who watches neither Fox News nor porn, though.
posted by brain cloud at 9:25 PM on October 26, 2007


I lost. It's the mustaches.
posted by Smedleyman at 10:15 PM on October 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


5/10. Not bad for somebody who watches neither Fox News nor porn, though.

Uh, unless you're kidding... 5/10 is what you'd expect from someone randomly guessing. Remember that it is precisely as hard to get 0/10 as to get 10/10 if the choice is random.
posted by Justinian at 10:29 PM on October 26, 2007


8/10. There's a certain look to the Fox News women, kind of shockingly (i.e., shocking to the mainstream) masculine & aggressive.
posted by treepour at 10:46 PM on October 26, 2007


50/50 I must watch one of all, eh?
posted by Mblue at 11:09 PM on October 26, 2007


You don't think this quiz could be interpreted as sexual harassment in any other setting?

When would being mistaken for a professional from a different part of your industry be harrassment?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:43 PM on October 26, 2007


9/10, missed Debbie Does Dallas.
posted by aerotive at 12:19 AM on October 27, 2007


When would being mistaken for a professional from a different part of your industry be harrassment?

Yeah, I thought about this...rather, I recognized that being a porn star or whatever is not inherently dirty/immoral/bad, or whatever, but everything has it's place and time, right?

Newscasters are not in the porn biz. As well, not everyone considers porn to be legitimate, and some women may feel threatened by it. While you may not agree with that set of values, you still have to respect the right to hold different values and opinions, and acknowledge that, for some folks, being compared to a woman who gets fucked up the ass for a living could be considered harassment - I've read the HR policy at my company.

And I can't believe I'm having an argument with Ambrosia Voyeur.
posted by KokuRyu at 12:46 AM on October 27, 2007


5/10, but in my defense, I'm drunk.
posted by empath at 12:55 AM on October 27, 2007


When FOX women do the news, they almost always fake it.
posted by hermitosis at 8:26 AM on October 27, 2007


I'm with Koku—This quiz could have been done with any professional women with headshots. Seemed another cheap way to conflate professional women and porn stars.
posted by klangklangston at 8:38 AM on October 27, 2007


5/10 because I've never watched Fox News.
posted by tommasz at 8:41 AM on October 27, 2007


treepour: 8/10. There's a certain look to the Fox News women, kind of shockingly (i.e., shocking to the mainstream) masculine & aggressive.
10/10, and for similar reasons: you could tell the Fox ones because- don't hate me- the all looked older and more mannish. The pornstars had mostly more of the dewy-eyed, feminine look of the porn star, while the Fox women had that angular faced Ann Coulter-esque quality. You know- sunken cheeks, prominant jaw line, Cryptkeeper bone structure. Why do Republicans find that look so attractive, and is that related to all Republicans in power being closeted homosexuals?
posted by hincandenza at 12:42 PM on October 27, 2007


Koku: I was just asking as a hypothetical.

klangklangston: I think it's more about taking a potshot specifically at FOX, and their continually tenuous relationship between moralism and sensationalism. Not that it's clever about it. I don't know where you get this implied legacy of professional women's conflation with porn starts, but at least I'm pretty sure my work's headshot of me isn't going to be mistaken for a porn star's any time soon.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:55 PM on October 27, 2007


Liquorice could totally be an anchor.. or a Disney princess. Just sayin.
posted by vronsky at 1:43 PM on October 27, 2007


I always knew I looked older and more mannish!
posted by liquorice at 3:10 PM on October 27, 2007


I got 9/10 with a fairly simple rule: anyone who looks evil reads news, anyone who looks sad does porn.
posted by plant at 3:34 PM on October 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


2/10: because all I really need to know, I learned on Metafilter.
posted by lukemeister at 9:48 AM on October 28, 2007


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