June 19, 2007

Test Your Net Culture Savvy

Think you’ve seen every internet phenomenon that’s haunted the minds of countless web surfers?

To test that knowledge I have created an Internet Phenom Quiz, and Amy at EAForums has been nice enough to host it for me. This quiz will ask you about people and “things” who are known for their internet exposure. It’s multiple choice, so if your memory for names is bad, that ought to help.

Here’s a sample question to give you an idea:

What computer-generated animation appeared on Ally McBeal before spreading to animated gifs everywhere?
  1. Crazy Frog
  2. Dancing Baby
  3. Hamster Dance
  4. Badger Eyes

There are 22 questions, it’s a difficult quiz (I’d say 50% correct is a good score), and it’s timed (although ample time is given).

If you care to test your geekiness: TAKE THE QUIZ.

And, if you’re still feeling bored after that, hang around EAForums a while and engage in discussions. Current Events and Symposium are where the most timely discussions are. They’ve had a Bush supporter exodus since defending the president became harder and harder work; folks of all ideologies are welcome to civil discussion.

Posted by James at June 19, 2007 8:45 AM
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A mere 50% for me. I wouldn't want to score too high on this one anyway.

Posted by: at June 19, 2007 9:35 AM

That earlier comment was from me (Mike). Weird, I thought I had typed my name...

Posted by: Mike at June 19, 2007 10:16 AM

36%. and I guessed at least 2-3 without knowing the answer.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at June 19, 2007 10:19 AM

45% for me. I had to guess on a lot of them, but I managed to guess correctly, which means my score is truly less than 45%.

Posted by: Patti M. at June 19, 2007 10:49 AM

Off to watch some stealth disco now.

Posted by: Patti M. at June 19, 2007 10:51 AM

James read the questions to me last night and I probably wouldn't have known any of the answers if it weren't for things he's shown me. And, like you guys, don't feel the need to know. :-P

(I'm not cool in any arena, and I fully accept that.)

Posted by: Maggie at June 19, 2007 11:09 AM

But your "un-coolness" makes you cool in a way, so you're cool, baby--you're cool.

Posted by: Patti M. at June 19, 2007 11:21 AM

45% with a lot of educated guesses. I actually try to avoid most of this stuff, but it's amazing how much of it seeps in. :)

Posted by: Julie at June 19, 2007 11:24 AM

Yes, the ones I did know were mostly through this blog (bananaphone, badger, etc.).

ie. it is James' fault that I know them at all

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at June 19, 2007 11:57 AM

Actually, I think Bananaphone might be my fault, but it's been a while, so perhaps not.

Posted by: Patti M. at June 19, 2007 12:04 PM

I blame Romney.

Posted by: Julie at June 19, 2007 12:21 PM

I blame Donald Trump's hair.

Posted by: Patti M. at June 19, 2007 12:25 PM

If Donald Trump's hair fought Mitt Romney's hair, which would win?

Posted by: Patti M. at June 19, 2007 12:25 PM

When hair fights, no one wins.

Posted by: Julie at June 19, 2007 12:53 PM

I got a 40%

And guessed on most of em :)

Posted by: hooligan at June 19, 2007 2:51 PM

59% here.


Posted by: Chuck S. at June 19, 2007 5:20 PM

50% for me and I only got 1 right that I guessed on, so my score is probably an accurate indicator of whatever you were trying to measure.

Posted by: briwei at June 19, 2007 6:24 PM

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