Tuesday, August 21, 2007

It's not easily apparent, though.

So I followed a link on my sister's Google ads to an I.Q. test, which I took, and it turns out I have an I.Q. of 123 which wiki tells me is TOTALLY FREAKIN' SMART.

HA!! I knew it. I just KNEW all those stupid teachers were wrong.

15 comments:

uberstrickenfrau said...

Hmmm, myn sid fity tree-iz tat baaad?
Hey, no foolin that Clumsy Ox is your bro? By blood or marriage? I knew he had an 'Al's hammer' moment and really knew his name. I couldn't resist teasing! If I ever come to Canada to stalk you, I'll bring my Black Adder tape!heh

freedomnan said...

Not at all surprised.

Shan said...

Blood, baby. He's the first of three, Gwen Bletherer being the third. I lurk in the middle.

When you come to stalk me also bring some of that cake.

Tabatha said...

Well DUH!

I am totally not surprised!

uberstrickenfrau said...

How awesome! I thought you were related to Gwen by marriage! Very cool you and your sibs blog together! I have 4 brothers and a sister but they NEVER even read my blog. I'm the youngest so it must be the kid sis is an ijit or something.

Kate said...

How could anyone be shocked that you're a smarty pants?

But THIS is what got freedomnan to comment? That cracks me up. Don't know why, but it does.

I did iq testing back in the day. I always thought they were fun.

Hey Uber - yeah, bring that cake - then I'll stalk you stalking Shan.

lizbon said...

I remember being given an IQ test when I was a kid. They administered the test in a broom closet. I'm not kidding. It was for entrance in some kind of special afterschool program, which I was admitted to but didn't get to attend because we moved before it started.

I remember playing with little wooden puzzles and answering funny questions, and then later my parents being kind of scared by the results.

lizbon said...

PS. Nobody gave me cake afterwards. I think all IQ tests should come with cake.

Shan said...

"...my parents being kind of scared by the results."

I once saw an ep of Twilight Zone set in a futuristic society wherein all the kids were given a bunch of IQ tests at around age 12. If they were too smart, what the parents got at the end of the day was a message saying "we're sorry but your son's IQ exceeded the national quotient. What should we do with the remains?"

Lovely show. Totally traumatized me.

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Just found it on IMDb.

Ames said...

I can say from experience, having married into this family, that all three, are incredibly intelligent. Amazing! It makes me wonder what my dear MIL was eating when they were en utero.

Re: T.Z.
Now, Twilight Zone puts the C in creepy. I mistakenly watched that a few times while babysitting when I was a teen. Makes my skin crawl even now.

amanda said...

Not surprised at all. Thanks for the link, now I'm curious . . .

lizbon said...

Hmmm. That Twilight Zone episode sounds (like many of the best of them) like only a mild extrapolation from what happens in reality when adults are confronted by really bright children. Or children whose brilliance lies in, like the boy in Little Man Tate, "not just what he knows, but what he understands." Good movie, that.

Oh, I could write a book...

Sandy said...

Hey now ... easy on that "stupid teachers" remark. I ain't stoopid ya know. I knowed you wuz smart the furst time I seen ya. Or at least the furst time I read yer writin'. Or heard ya talk. You talk good.

Shan said...

To read makes our speaking English good.

Gwen said...

UberFabFrau: just to set the record straight, *I* made up the title "Clumsy Ox" and let Mark use it for his blog. That's just the kind of person I am.