Obsolete skill quiz
November 16, 2005 5:35 AM   Subscribe

What obsolete skill are you? I'm "growing one's own food". Spot on.
posted by tidecat (77 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: best for your LJ



 
This is not LiveJournal.
posted by cribcage at 5:36 AM on November 16, 2005


oh
my
god


I'm buying stock in a pitchfork company.
posted by shmegegge at 5:37 AM on November 16, 2005


Flint knapping?
posted by alumshubby at 5:39 AM on November 16, 2005


Oh no I'm just a gigolo :(
posted by elpapacito at 5:43 AM on November 16, 2005


Is being a gigolo an obsolete skill, elpapacito?

I'm pretty sure this post is well on its way to obsolescence. In the meantime, I am Gregg shorthand. Dead on.
posted by amro at 5:47 AM on November 16, 2005


I am a sock puppet.
posted by Joeforking at 5:47 AM on November 16, 2005


French!
posted by Captaintripps at 5:48 AM on November 16, 2005


QBASIC!
posted by Laugh_track at 5:48 AM on November 16, 2005


I am "regularly metric verse."
posted by grumblebee at 5:49 AM on November 16, 2005


I KNOW that juggler! We lived in the same college house senior year!

He's now at Harvard Divinity, and still juggling.

Oh ...I'm Latin. Though I prefer to think I'm Byzantine.
posted by leotrotsky at 5:51 AM on November 16, 2005


I'm "linking to quizilla".
posted by Plutor at 5:51 AM on November 16, 2005


Gregg shorthand as well. This is not a revelation to me.
posted by antifuse at 5:53 AM on November 16, 2005


This is not LiveJournal.

And that's exactly where my results went (Gregg shorthand, if anyone wants to know).

However, I must admit that this is better than most quizzes you see via LiveJournal...
posted by May Kasahara at 6:02 AM on November 16, 2005


I, too, am Gregg shorthand. Which looks quite a bit like my normal handwriting, which is somewhat scary.
posted by Godbert at 6:04 AM on November 16, 2005


qbasic here.
posted by nofundy at 6:04 AM on November 16, 2005


Qbasic also. And actually, the analysis wasn't half bad. "Valuing clarity and precision" in speech and writing? Definitely.
posted by orange swan at 6:07 AM on November 16, 2005


hah! i'm French (and just got back from Paris!) : >
posted by amberglow at 6:18 AM on November 16, 2005


I'm "French", which is bordering on the offensive.
I expect an apology in my pigeonhole tomorrow morning, tidecat.
posted by NinjaPirate at 6:19 AM on November 16, 2005


I lance boils caused by the Bubonic Plague. Booo.
posted by Uncle Glendinning at 6:24 AM on November 16, 2005


Also greg shorthand. I, however, value obfuscation and incongruence in both speech and writing.
posted by IronLizard at 6:27 AM on November 16, 2005


I didn't take the quiz, but I'm sure I'm either "Passenger Pigeon Hunter" or "Female Hysteria Treatment Specialist".
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:30 AM on November 16, 2005


QBASIC here, too.
I think I'm more Applesoft BASIC.
posted by Floydd at 6:35 AM on November 16, 2005


lost me with the sentence "We fat all creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for maggots."

wtf?????

gyob
posted by HuronBob at 6:41 AM on November 16, 2005


You are 'Gregg shorthand'.
posted by j-urb at 6:42 AM on November 16, 2005


huron, translation: "We fatten all other creatures to fatten ourselves, and we fatten ourselves for the benefit of maggots."
posted by Malor at 6:45 AM on November 16, 2005


I am French, which considering I have taken and failed that class on three seperate occasions, might be God's way of playing a joke.
posted by herting at 6:46 AM on November 16, 2005


Regularly metric verse. Glad that's settled.
posted by odinsdream at 6:50 AM on November 16, 2005


dum de dum da

I can't believe it's not butter... no wait, wrong community.

I like jam
posted by edgeways at 6:52 AM on November 16, 2005


I'm LATIN.

And my stripper name is Lightning Vail.
posted by aieou at 6:55 AM on November 16, 2005


Gregg shorthand. Which is funny cause when I was in highschool I learned it so I could pass notes without people being able to read them...
posted by nile_red at 6:57 AM on November 16, 2005


Regularly metric verse.
I suppose it could be worse.
posted by trip and a half at 7:00 AM on November 16, 2005


I'm Latin.
Spot on indeed. I didn't even answer the 12th hour.
posted by Busithoth at 7:01 AM on November 16, 2005


Heh. Latin, too. Seems to be a trend.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:02 AM on November 16, 2005


1. Um, what juggler?
2. I'm latin. Interesting since I studied it for a few years in school and have lately been wondering about picking it back up again. You know -- for kicks.
posted by devbrain at 7:03 AM on November 16, 2005


I Am "Programming in QBASIC". Which is funny because the only time I've ever coded in QBASIC was when I hacked Gorilla once to change the speed and arc of the banana-bombs.

My stripper name is "nude gingrich." Which is a disturbingly accurate moniker, except for the political bent. TMI, yet?
posted by lodurr at 7:03 AM on November 16, 2005


lame or not, it's a relief from the meta-drama.
posted by lodurr at 7:05 AM on November 16, 2005


Programming in QBASIC. I was thinking more along the lines of VB5 but maybe that;s not obsolete enough yet.
posted by MikeMc at 7:06 AM on November 16, 2005


Latin here, too.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 7:12 AM on November 16, 2005


QBASIC too. Which has weirded me out, because I spent some of the weekend farting around in RealBASIC. I'd acquired it on a whim; haven't actually coded in BASIC for over 10 years but was bored and had a quick problem to solve.
posted by punilux at 7:14 AM on November 16, 2005


I apologize: My mistake. Apparently this is LiveJournal.

Jesus Christ...
posted by cribcage at 7:19 AM on November 16, 2005


mood: 'Gregg shorthand'.
posted by Quartermass at 7:22 AM on November 16, 2005


1. Um, what juggler?

Me, apparently.
posted by anagrama at 7:23 AM on November 16, 2005


Woo, I'm growing one's own garden, the only acceptable outcome!

*tends to crops*
posted by cloeburner at 7:29 AM on November 16, 2005


Man, Livejournal doesn't even link to quizilla anymore...

This is Xanga
posted by wigu at 7:33 AM on November 16, 2005


This is a lame post. And just call me Gregg. Wow.
posted by sjvilla79 at 7:38 AM on November 16, 2005


I am absolutely terrified of what my quiz results might be. Can't do it. hehehe.
posted by racist dunk-tank clown at 7:41 AM on November 16, 2005


Paging Mr. Haughey to Aisle 46715. Mr. Haughey?
posted by chiababe at 7:42 AM on November 16, 2005


I am click flag link
posted by edgeways at 7:45 AM on November 16, 2005


Merde!
posted by lalochezia at 7:58 AM on November 16, 2005


Latin! Salsa time! IiiiiEEeeeee!

Oh wait...
posted by cleverusername at 8:06 AM on November 16, 2005


lalochezia - C'est vrai; frenchy for me
posted by AllesKlar at 8:08 AM on November 16, 2005


Juggler. People like me. Really.
posted by Red58 at 8:12 AM on November 16, 2005


Clicked flag a couple hours ago; no response yet; Matt must be sleeping in.
posted by matildaben at 8:17 AM on November 16, 2005


I am "regularly metric verse."
posted by kudzu at 8:21 AM on November 16, 2005


I am Gregg shorthand.
posted by postmodernmillie at 8:31 AM on November 16, 2005


I am "making jokes that incorporate text adventures and political scandals of the 1970s"
posted by Pretty_Generic at 8:36 AM on November 16, 2005


did anyone that got qbasic NOT pick 255?
posted by 31d1 at 8:36 AM on November 16, 2005


Me- I picked 5
posted by malusmoriendumest at 8:56 AM on November 16, 2005


On the one hand, this is a terrible post; on the other, I'm pleased to have gotten 'regularly metric verse.' So I'm glad I saw it before it was deleted.
posted by languagehat at 9:07 AM on November 16, 2005


Latin, but only because it's the Language of Newton. Really it should be German, the real Language of SCIENCE!
posted by bonehead at 9:17 AM on November 16, 2005


Murdering the useless. And juggling.
posted by weirdoactor at 9:19 AM on November 16, 2005


Regularly metric verse. It should read zoetrope repairperson, though.
posted by maryh at 9:20 AM on November 16, 2005


i am 'growing one's own food'

and it is true. i do.
even started a community garden to encourage others.
but just wait-soon it will be a highly sought after skill, and i will be rich! RICH!
posted by tarantula at 9:25 AM on November 16, 2005


I'm a French stripper named "Scooter Okaloosa".
posted by matty at 9:33 AM on November 16, 2005


Before this gets deleted, I'd like to note that I'm French. The irony is that I dropped that class 3 weeks into the semester...
posted by Space Kitty at 9:41 AM on November 16, 2005


i'm french - a disgusting hedonist. HAHAHA.
posted by grafholic at 10:10 AM on November 16, 2005


I am flag this post.
posted by grouse at 10:15 AM on November 16, 2005


I'm Aragorn!
posted by furiousthought at 10:30 AM on November 16, 2005


French.......and loving it!
posted by socialbutterfly at 10:44 AM on November 16, 2005


languagehat, your willingness to embrace lowbrow pleasures is highly endearing.

Last year, I was 'programming in QBASIC'. This year, I am 'French'. I blame SF.
posted by Frisbee Girl at 10:46 AM on November 16, 2005


"Regularly metric verse" is more properly regarded as "middlebrow" than "lowbrow" I think, arguably not to its credit.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 10:53 AM on November 16, 2005


There's no way I'm doing the quiz, but I'm pretty good with a bo staff.
posted by Soulfather at 11:08 AM on November 16, 2005


So someone deleted this, which might have been a self-link (evidence?) but at least began to generate substantive discussion...but this drool-puddle gets a pass?

Nice way to run a site. "Best of the web," indeed.
posted by cribcage at 11:26 AM on November 16, 2005


Jugglers are obsolete? Do these people not believe in the circus? Or street performers who can't carry a tune but still want to entertain?

Bah! My real obsolete skill is high speed rotary dialing on the old phones. I was hell on a rotary wheel back in the day!

That said, this would be a much better post on your own blog. There, that was polite, wasn't it?
posted by fenriq at 11:36 AM on November 16, 2005


My pornstar name is "Chewie California".
posted by loquacious at 11:36 AM on November 16, 2005


You are 'programming in QBASIC'.

Yikes!
posted by undule at 12:55 PM on November 16, 2005


I am that rarest of people: the juggler. Whatever that means.

Oh, and loquacious - I rule in the pornstar name game: Foxy Diamond.
posted by deborah at 1:08 PM on November 16, 2005


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