Dark Bilious Vapors

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01/02/2005: This does come as a surprise....

Brock having thrown down the nerd gauntlet, I just had to know:

I am nerdier than 97% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

All bow down before me!


Though I'm surprised that the quiz doesn't include a test of one's ability to quote entire Monty Python sketches from memory, since that, in my experience, is the characteristic that truly differentiates the über nerd from the mere also-rans.

Of course, the fact that I've spent a good portion of last week watching my complete Monty Python's Flying Circus DVD megaset might have something to do with that.

Len on 01.02.05 @ 07:14 PM CST


Replies: 5 comments

on Sunday, January 2nd, 2005 at 7:59 PM CST, Brock said

Wow. I am in awe.

on Sunday, January 2nd, 2005 at 8:35 PM CST, Abby said

65, Low Rank Nerd

"Definitely a nerd but low on the totem pole of nerds."

You know what I couldn't work out? Which Math are they considering to be at the highest level? I mean, I took logic and theory BEFORE I took stats. Stats isn't even really in the same category as Calculus and Differential Equations.

OK. I'll shut up. I think I'm proving my nerdliness right here.

on Sunday, January 2nd, 2005 at 8:37 PM CST, Abby said

I just posted all this blah blah blah about why the Maths are in the order they are in and how I'm a nerd, but low on the nerd totem pole (65), but I think it all disappeared. I hate that.

on Sunday, January 2nd, 2005 at 9:29 PM CST, Len Cleavelin said

Nah, it didn't disappear. If you don't see a comment after you post, you need to refresh your browser, that's all.

In terms of math, I think that "Logic and theory" isn't just the introduction to logic that most people take, or even the symbolic logic that just about all philosophy majors are required to take. I got the impression that "Logic and theory" meant basically mathematical logic, and set and number theory. That would be about the top of the mathematical pyramid; I don't know if even all math majors would take that (definitely the ones looking to enter a doctoral program would, though).

on Monday, January 3rd, 2005 at 10:26 AM CST, josh said



But I agree with Abbey DiffEQ was higher level than stats and calc at ASU. I took discrete math theory, but not general math so I didn't count it.

Also: I may have been penalized because the presence of a wife keeps my cleanliness level fairly high.

I should get bonus points because I'm insecure about a low score.

Trust me, in person, very nerdy.

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