But Woody Allen stopped being funny in the Eighties!

typed for your pleasure on 6 March 2007, at 11.45 am

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A lot of times I doubt the validity of these online tests, but I think they pegged this’un:

the Wit

(71% dark, 26% spontaneous, 15% vulgar)
your humor style:
CLEAN | COMPLEX | DARK

You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you’re probably an intellectual, but don’t take that to mean pretentious. You realize ‘dumb’ can be witty — after all isn’t that the Simpsons’ philosophy? — but rudeness for its own sake, ‘gross-out’ humor and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat. I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer. Your sense of humor takes the most thought to appreciate, but it’s also the best, in my opinion. You probably loved the Office. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check it out here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theoffice/.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart – Woody Allen – Ricky Gervais

The 3-Variable Funny Test!
– it rules –

If you’re interested, try my best friend’s best test:
The Genghis Khan Genetic Fitness Masterpiece

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 99% on darkness
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You scored higher than 99% on spontaneity
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You scored higher than 99% on vulgarity

Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

It’s true; I do love the comic stylings of Ricky Gervais. But what thinking individual doesn’t?
I have to say though; I’ve no idea why I’d scored higher than 99% on darkness, spontaneity, and vulgarity. Wouldn’t higher than 99% of vulgarity make me the bastard lovechild of John Belushi, Adam Sandler and Andrew Dice Clay? Hideous, hideous.
Apart from that, I’d completely agree. Plus, I really like the cube graphic. It lends the test a certain gravitas.

I also have to add; I actually took this test almost a year ago, and couldn’t really post it to my old blog, as the code for the layout was a hassle to alter, that graphic was too damned big, and the text in the graphic was too fine for me to reduce the pic size to any degree of readability. Now that I’ve switched to WP, it’s not as huge and obnoxious. You can place the blame squarely on Quizilla. It’s code like that that makes Myspace pages look like fucking trainwrecks.
Well, obviously, that’s not the only thing that makes Myspace pages look like shite, but you know what I mean

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4 have spoken to “But Woody Allen stopped being funny in the Eighties!”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    Vulgarity isn’t necessarily skatologica and shock humor.
    Vulgarity allows you to chuckly appreciatively at humor which might revolve around something that others find vulgar. Basically, not allowing anything to be taken off the table for poking fun.
    Humor dealing with death, sex, ‘alternative’ lifestyles, taboo subjects, etc. At least, that’s what I think

    And as for “MySpace” pages, that’s because people creating myspace pages aren’t doing it for the same reason that people make blogs. Oh, and the adverts. AND the fact that you can do nothing to MySpace beyond fuck with CSS.

  2. Davecat writes:

    ‘people creating myspace pages aren’t doing it for the same reason that people make blogs.’
    Gods yeah, I’d never considered that, to be honest. The drive behind 99.9% of MyShit pages are ‘social networking’ and popularity contests. Granted, a lot of blogs are like that, but bloggers tend to use the medium more as a journal or a news site or what have you, as opposed to ‘zOMG liek i have soooooo many kewl frendz!!1!’
    Can you tell that shit rankles me no end? I seem to bring it up more often than I really should. Perhaps if I were to delete MySpace entirely, the problem would disappear. Or would that be putting a Band-aid on a shotgun wound?

    Granted, vulgarity isn’t all shock humour and body fluids, but they’re closely linked more often than not. Obviously there’s gonna be grey areas. Plus, factor in time — Monty Python’s ‘Undertaker sketch‘ was probably beyond out-there back when they first performed it, but nowadays, something like that is a lot tamer than say, that fuckwit Tom Green.

    So what result did The 3-variable Funny Test garner you? You actually took comedy classes, so you have to see what you’d rate, y’know.

  3. ZipGun writes:

    I scored as The Cutting Edge, rating Clean – Spontaneous – Dark. I alsos cored over 99% in the Darkness/Spontaneity/Vulgarity trinity. My comedic forebears are David Letterman and John Belushi. I am told that “Your humor’s mostly innocent and off-the-cuff, but somehow there’s something slightly menacing about you. Part of your humor is making people a little uncomfortable, even if the things you say aren’t themselves confrontational. You probably have a very dry delivery, or are seriously over-the-top.

    Your type is the most likely to appreciate a good insult and/or broken bone and/or very very fat person dancing.”

    Okay.

  4. SafeTinspector writes:

    err. They want too much information. Fuck them.

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