Old Year's Quiz
January 5, 2004 7:57 AM   Subscribe

Old Year's Quiz. Another chance to feel un-informed and clueless, or smug and well-informed, depending. Answers next week... or "when we have time to make them up."
posted by asok (7 comments total)
/me votes for uninformed and clueless. I can't even figure out what the context for these things is. Are they inside jokes? References to pop-culture? Geek humour? Not-so-current events stuff?
posted by jacquilynne at 9:11 AM on January 5, 2004

My best guess is that they are geek-related fun facts from the past year. Without using google, I am not able to answer any of the questions.
However, I can nod sagely and say, I thought so, when/if others shed light on the answers.

I liked: "I'd be there too, but my head would be a casio keyboard and when I got angry it would play the demo."

For instance Mugwump Jism, I know this featured in The Naked Lunch and subsequently Bug Powder Dust, but have no idea what the relevance to 2003 might be. ntk has one reference to it, from May 30th 2003:
'..timed as it was on the fourth anniversary of AOL's purchase of Nullsoft, and the day when AOL announced they were jumping back into bed with Microsoft, yet another fuck you to the Man?
- "I got the mugwhump jism up in every verse"

Maybe it's simply a comprehension test for ntk, or only clear to the very wise.
posted by asok at 9:52 AM on January 5, 2004

...it really helps if you're read the previous year's-worth of NTK. If nothing else it'll get you in the right frame of mind.
posted by Hogshead at 10:00 AM on January 5, 2004

A place to ask (futilely) how to melt wood and polos?
AskMe? : >
posted by amberglow at 11:32 AM on January 5, 2004

All I recognized was #1 being about Dave Winer and #2 probably being by Dave Winer.
posted by turbodog at 1:13 PM on January 5, 2004

#10 is from gollums acceptance speech from the mtv movie awards for best virtual performance in lotr-ttt, no clue about anything else though...
posted by Aleph Yin at 6:22 AM on January 7, 2004

Answers, I know you have all been holding your breaths. And checking back on this thread regularly.
posted by asok at 4:09 AM on January 14, 2004

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