Vox Hunt: Make Us Laugh

Video: Show us a video that makes you laugh.

Potter Puppet Pals are always good for a giggle. The voices crack me up.

Now it’s confirmed

Your Score: Modern, Cool Nerd

52 % Nerd, 52% Geek, 34% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn’t use to be cool, but in the 90’s that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn’t quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and “geek is chic.” The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you’re interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality



Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Jon Ronson on telling his son the worst swearword in the world | Weekend | Guardian Unlimited

Jon Ronson on telling his son the worst swearword in the world | Weekend | Guardian Unlimited
If your kids don’t learn it from you, they’ll learn it somewhere else. Teach your children well.
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Doing my civic duty makes me giggly

Today was election day in Ontario. We’re voting for our new members of provincial parliament (MPPs) and our new premier. We’re also having a referendum about how to vote – whether it be first-past-the-post, or whether we should switch to mixed-member-proportional (MMP).

Fun fact about me – I love voting. I value the privilege of being able help elect our government. Too bad that my choices never seem to win! But seriously, I think it’s incredibly important to vote and I wish more people felt that way.

But this isn’t why I’m giggly. I’m giggly about what happened at our local election hall earlier tonight.

Sean and I went to the election hall (actually the public school near our house) earlier tonight. We got to bypass the front crowd since we had our voting cards and could skip the registration lines. Skipping lines always makes you feel cool so we went to the polling station in a good mood. We were both processed quickly and ended up beside each other behind our separate voting screens.

That was when Sean got a little silly. He started talking in different voices: “Vote for .” “Yeah! He’s right, vote for that guy!” Don’t worry – I didn’t fall for his ruse. I love my husband, but I don’t always agree with his politics. Then he couldn’t figure out how to fold the ballots. (use the folds they made for you!). I started giggling and I’m surprised we didn’t get in trouble for talking to each other while behind the screens. Never mind that Sean threatened to vote for me just before he gave me my card that he was holding for me. We weren’t looking at each other’s ballots or anything – we were just being silly. By the time we got in the car, I was laughing so hard I could hardly talk without giggling.

This story probably doesn’t translate well in writing – it’s probably one of those “you had to be there” kind of stories. However, the moral of the story is this: voting is way more fun when you go with someone else.


Saw this survey on Little Odd Me’s Vox today. Haven’t done one in awhile, so I will answer the questions.


Q. What is your salad dressing of choice?
A. Italian, blue cheese or balsamic, depending on the salad

Q. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
A. I think Taco Bell

Q. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
A: I love the Keg. I know it isn’t cool to like chain restaurants, but the Keg is always tasty, so I stand by my choice.

Q. On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant?
A. 20% – I believe in tipping well since restaurant wages are crap

Q. What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
A: cheese

Q. What are your pizza toppings of choice?
A. Right now, it’s spinach, roasted garlic and bruschetta-style tomatoes

Q. What do you like to put on your toast?
A. butter and smooth peanut butter


Q. What is your wallpaper on your computer?
A. It cycles (using Webshots) between various pictures I’ve taken and professional garden/flower/nature pictures I’ve downloaded. Very relaxing, and I always smile when the pet pictures come up!

Q. How many televisions are in your house?
A. Two


Q. Are you right-handed or left-handed?
A. Right-handed, but both my parents are left handed, so that’s kinda weird

Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A. I had a birthmark (a big gross mole) removed from my ribcage when I was 13

Q. When was the last time you had a cavity?
A. I think about two years ago. It was my first one too, so I was pissed

Q. What is the last heavy item you lifted?
A. I don’t know – probably the last bag of groceries I brought home

Q. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
A. No


Q. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
A. Absolutely not – I’m not living life on a schedule and what if someone made a mistake in the calculation. I’ll be taken by surprise, thanks.

Q. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
A. I don’t have a serious answer for this. All I keep thinking of is “Hootie McBoob” and “Chesty LaRue”. Maybe I should go with something more soap opera-y. How about “Davialla Starr”? (I got that from What is my Soap Opera Name?)

Q. Pink
A. The colour of both my purse and cell phone. They don’t match each other though so I am not totally coordinated.

Q. Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?
A. I swallowed a marble when I was seven years old (old enough to know better). I found out a few years ago that I did it right before my parents were to go away to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. I was a real buzzkill. Never found out if the marble went away. I wondered a few days ago if it was causing the pain in my ovary.

Q. Have you ever saved someone’s life?
A. I don’t think so.

Q. Has someone ever saved yours?
A. Not in a literal sense.


Q. Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
A. Depending on who it was, I’d do it for free.

Q. Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000?
A. It’s tempting, but I’m a wimp so probably not.

Q. Would you never blog again for $50,000?
A. Again, it’s tempting, but I don’t think so. I don’t want to lose the opportunity to tell the world about bumblebee’s having an orgy on my deck. Or answer surveys like this one.

Q. Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000?
A: I don’t think any magazine would have me without airbrushing me to the point of being unrecognizable. Depending on the magazine, I’d consider it seriously.

Q. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
A. Nope, the after-effects aren’t worth it.

Q. Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for $1,000,000?
A. Nope. My conscience couldn’t take it.


Q: What is in your left pocket?
A: No pockets in these pants.

Q: Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
A. I really wanted to like it more than I did, but it was just a little too dumb for me.

Q: Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?
A: hardwood and laminate.

Q: Do you sit or stand in the shower?
A: Stand – makes leg-shaving an adventure in balancing.

Q: Could you live with roommates?
A: Yes, but I’d rather not. Living with a husband, cat and dog is enough right now.

Q: How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
A. None. I wear real sandals

Q: Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
A: I saw some cops walking through the office building next door to work today – does that count?

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: Happy, considerate, curious and adventurous

Q: Who is number 1 on your top 8
A: Is this a MySpace thing?


Q: Person you talked to?
A. Sean

Q: Last person who called you?
A: Telemarketer or political candidate – we didn’t pick up

Q: Person you hugged?
A. Sean


Q: Number?
A: 8

Q: Season?
A: Summer


Q: Missing someone?
A. not really

Q: Mood?
A: Impatient – how many more frigging questions are there on this thing?

Q: Listening to?
A: Sean playing computer games

Q: Watching?
A. my cursor flicker

Q: Worrying about?
A. what the test results could be (but not worrying much right now)


Q: First place you went this morning?
A: The bathroom

Q: What can you not wait to do?
A. That’s a secret (and not a dirty one, surprisingly)

Q: What’s the last movie you saw?
A: In full? I’m not sure.

Q: Do you smile often?
A: Yes! 😀

Q: Are you a friendly person?
A: I hope so.

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