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August 3, 2008 5:47 AM   Subscribe

The Idiot Test. [not idiot-ist]
posted by netbros (60 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hey it worked!
posted by nola at 5:54 AM on August 3, 2008


The only way to win is not to play.
posted by Meatbomb at 5:56 AM on August 3, 2008 [8 favorites]


I like the "pass" and "fail" tags, but I wonder if that sets a bad precedent. Will all text links have "read" and "dontread," all YouTube links have "watch" and "dontwatch"?
posted by danb at 6:01 AM on August 3, 2008


I are teh stupid.
posted by Science! at 6:05 AM on August 3, 2008


Since a square is a type of rectangle, I thought I was going to get bonus points by clicking on one. (Yep, I'm an idiot.)
posted by gubo at 6:07 AM on August 3, 2008 [4 favorites]


Hooray. I am brilliant!
posted by bjrn at 6:12 AM on August 3, 2008


Idiot Test 2
Idiot Test 3
Idiot Test 4
posted by kisch mokusch at 6:15 AM on August 3, 2008


Also see The Impossible Quiz.
posted by starman at 6:19 AM on August 3, 2008


Oh god! It dragged me down to it's level and then beat me with experience!
posted by Navelgazer at 6:24 AM on August 3, 2008 [3 favorites]


Hey, I passed. Now if I were only dumb enough to believe that meant anything about my level of intelligence.
posted by orange swan at 6:26 AM on August 3, 2008


I failed.

I am not so smrt.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:48 AM on August 3, 2008


Brill. Yeah me!
posted by vers at 6:55 AM on August 3, 2008


I think they need to learn the definition of "rectangle."
posted by milarepa at 6:55 AM on August 3, 2008 [5 favorites]


A picture of two cats is a picture of "a cat".
posted by DU at 7:11 AM on August 3, 2008


I wish they had a 'save game' feature. Like milarepa said 'rectangle' tripped me up multiple times and I couldn't be bothered starting from the beginning again. I very much doubt it was worth it to persevere.
posted by tellurian at 7:14 AM on August 3, 2008


I got sick of playing and invaded Iraq instead
posted by mattoxic at 7:20 AM on August 3, 2008 [3 favorites]


The Ultimate Idiot Test
posted by tellurian at 7:23 AM on August 3, 2008


It dragged me down to it's level

Here you go:

One simple rule for its versus it's!

I am merely "smart". Failed the quick response test.
posted by intermod at 7:36 AM on August 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


Huh, I messed up on the "lightest blue" box. Is turquoise not a shade of blue? Maybe I'm colour-blind.
posted by afx237vi at 7:40 AM on August 3, 2008


I didn't press the green button fast enough. I'm smart, and satisfied.
posted by alligatorman at 7:41 AM on August 3, 2008


Click this link to see video of a Mefite failing the Idiot Test!
posted by Meatbomb at 7:42 AM on August 3, 2008 [6 favorites]


My wife says I don't need to play, she knows the answer.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:51 AM on August 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


The Idiot Test. [idiot-ist]
posted by netbros at 8:00 AM on August 3, 2008


Tired of seeing if you're an idiot or not? Duck - Think outside the flock. No instructions here, you just have to figure each level out yourself.
posted by bjrn at 8:01 AM on August 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


I made it to "smart" after a few tries, then realized this game wasn't any fun. Kinda like college.
posted by EatTheWeak at 8:01 AM on August 3, 2008


Self-link to a ten-year-old page of idiotic recreations.
posted by hexatron at 8:03 AM on August 3, 2008


I, too, believe that turquoise is a shade of blue.
posted by goatdog at 8:09 AM on August 3, 2008


Turquoise is a shade of blue. A rectangle isn't a square though...
posted by benzo8 at 8:17 AM on August 3, 2008


wait ... there are pass/fail tags?
posted by msconduct at 8:19 AM on August 3, 2008


The Rickroll post was very funny.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:26 AM on August 3, 2008


Um, wait a minute.... Oh, hell.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:26 AM on August 3, 2008


I too failed on the quick-response test. Then I didn't go back, because it was reminding me too much of my bar exam.
posted by jhc at 8:44 AM on August 3, 2008


Here you go:

One simple rule for its versus it's!


Here you go:

It's just a misplaced apostrophe.
posted by cortex at 8:50 AM on August 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Well in all fairness this is just an "attention to detail" test dressed up in idiot test clothes.
posted by crapmatic at 8:56 AM on August 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


So this test defines a non-idiot as:

* Someone who knows the difference between a square and a rectangle.
* Someone who isn't color blind.
* Someone who can count cats.
* Someone with good mouse dexterity.
* Someone with a decent memory (or a pen and a piece of paper).

I somehow imagined it would take more.
posted by jeffamaphone at 8:57 AM on August 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yay, I'm brilliant!
posted by peacheater at 9:31 AM on August 3, 2008


"turquoise is a shade of blue"

It is. I almost fell for that. But that turquoise button isn't square! :-D

"Definition of rectangle..."

Sorry, you're being unreasonable here. "Don't press the square button, press the rectangular one" makes sense to any reasonable person.

Finished it, but I did fail on the "press fast" button the first time.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 9:47 AM on August 3, 2008


Apparently clicking on a square deliberately when they ask you to pick a rectangle, to see whether the creators of the test ever took a high school geometry class and know that squares are rectangles, qualifies you as an idiot.

Not impressed.
posted by edheil at 9:57 AM on August 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Apparently clicking on a square deliberately when they ask you to pick a rectangle, to see whether the creators of the test ever took a high school geometry class and know that squares are rectangles, qualifies you as an idiot.

Not impressed.


Yeah, I got irked by that, since other tests acknowledge this fact. (And expect you to, as well.)
posted by Dark Messiah at 11:23 AM on August 3, 2008


Dammit Meatbomb...
posted by Kloryne at 11:46 AM on August 3, 2008


The only way to win is not to play.

I win!
posted by mrgrimm at 12:13 PM on August 3, 2008


At some point there was just a big R made of buttons on the screen and no instructions at all. I presume this stands for some word meaning WIN that starts with R. Right?
posted by jessamyn at 12:28 PM on August 3, 2008


A lot of you failed on the quick green button, or on the rectangles thing. I was smart enough to assume they weren't smart about the rectangle thing, and smart enough to trust myself to respond quickly to click the green button quickly enough on my first try. So I got through it perfectly on my first go.

That doesn't mean I'm smart, but it does mean that I'm smug.
posted by davejay at 12:29 PM on August 3, 2008


I saw a much better version years ago where you started by giving your email, but then answered inane questions indefinitely, after you gave up it'd email you your results, the sooner you quit the higher your IQ.
posted by jeffburdges at 1:14 PM on August 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


Yay! I'm a smart
posted by jpdoane at 2:16 PM on August 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


I couldn't get it to work.
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:11 PM on August 3, 2008


I didn't take the test. Because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggonit, people like me!
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:49 PM on August 3, 2008


Yeah, um, colorblind folks aren't idiots.
posted by odinsdream at 4:50 PM on August 3, 2008


Way to go!!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:40 PM on August 3, 2008


Also, I'm *so* glad this was not a screamer. I mean I have the sound turned off and am sort of conditioned to the point where sudden flashing ghoulish images don't bother me much, but jeez. My college graduate, otherwise perfectly presentable friend found it necessary to unleash that maze game screamer (if you know what I'm on about, great, else, no need to look it up) on a hapless Chilean exchange student who proceeded to let his tongue protrude ever so slightly from between his teeth while making absurdly precise mouse movements, only to segue into an apparent heart attack moments later.

I couldn't find the words to say how multi-level lame it was of him. I mean, not only is it cruel and a very cheap form of humour; but jeez, screamers were funny for, like, two weeks in 1999?

Uh, carry on.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:45 PM on August 3, 2008


jess, just wait and a question will follow.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:51 PM on August 3, 2008


jess, just wait and a question will follow.

Is it "how do you keep an idiot in suspense?"
posted by jessamyn at 5:52 PM on August 3, 2008


I had to replay it just to figure out why the hell that wasn't the smallest red button.
posted by smackfu at 7:40 PM on August 3, 2008


How do you do it Jessamyn? I sent you the $5 just to ask you how to keep an idiot in suspense.
posted by dirty lies at 4:47 AM on August 4, 2008


Made me laugh. But then, I'm a fool, so that's appropriate
posted by nax at 5:40 AM on August 4, 2008


jessamyn: "jess, just wait and a question will follow.

Is it "how do you keep an idiot in suspense?"
"

FWIW, I had to hold back not to click anything, then the thing asked what letter was signified. I'm not gaming you, madam.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:42 PM on August 4, 2008


I think they need to learn the definition of "rectangle."

Um, you realized you were taking a test, right?
posted by Mental Wimp at 5:23 PM on August 4, 2008


Good game.
posted by jimstimpson at 12:40 AM on August 5, 2008


Hmm, I now have a way to amuse emotionally secure five year olds.
posted by Phalene at 6:20 AM on August 5, 2008


Yeah, I wanted -- badly -- to email him with a subject line of "You Fool!" and a body consisting only of a link to a page of explanation and tools for designing online resources for the colorblind. He's smart enough not to have included any contact information, though.

It's probably really unreasonable of me to feel this much inchoate rage over not being able to tell his orange buttons from his green ones, but really -- orange vs. green! ARGH!!!!
posted by Michael Roberts at 4:41 PM on August 5, 2008


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