5 thoughts on “what horrible affliction are you?

  1. fivecats

    Careful! This is the kind of thing that Clay Shirky used as an example of his dismissive attitude towards LiveJournal blogs. (The actual quote “such as those “Which My Dinner With Andre? character are you?” quizzes that seem to rip through LiveJournal in a matter of hours.” Can be found at http://www.corante.com/many/archives/2003/04/28/dhtml_makes_the_man.php

    The closest I’ve come, to this lately has been to ask about Gozilla monsters (http://www.livejournal.com/users/fivecats/58077.html) and to point out the great Sesame Street Terror Alert Chart (http://www.livejournal.com/users/fivecats/51977.html).

    But, then again, the fates convened and thwarted my plans for a career in academics, and, as such, my blog is decidedly not an academic one and, therefore, doubtless, unread by Mr. Shirky. 🙂

  2. fivecats

    Oh, and by the way, I’m RABIES.

  3. Jill

    Oh, I know, but hey, I already GOT my PhD, I’m entitled to some silliness now 🙂

    Nah, usually I ignore these tests, but I seem to be in a testy mood this week. You should see my collection at Tickle. It’s quite impressive.


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    Oh my. Take the Affliction Test Today!A Rum and Monkey disease. [via Jill]…

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