I can explain this, really. I can.

90% Geek

Created by OnePlusYou

I lost four percent because I do not read comic books and have not since the magic age of 14.

The other six percent, I’m not so sure about. But I did answer all the questions honestly. I guess 90% isn’t bad.

[hat tip Grrrrl]


  1. #1 Armchair Dissident
    July 23, 2008

    I got 89%, and I still feel robbed: we don’t even *have* “spelling bee” competitions in the UK!

  2. #2 Armchair Dissident
    July 23, 2008

    I got 89%, and I still feel robbed: we don’t even *have* “spelling bee” competitions in the UK!

  3. #3 Gwenny
    July 23, 2008

    I only got 77% . .but I majored in Drama, so I have an excuse. I sort of think of myself more as geek groupy than an actual geek.

  4. #4 Armchair Dissident
    July 23, 2008

    Dang. -50% for the double-post; sorry Greg! My router died when I clicked Post. I can only assume that the POST request was received by the server, but my router died receiving the response (50% for diagnosing the reason πŸ™‚

  5. #5 Stephanie Z
    July 23, 2008

    I got an 82%, but I blame their limited definition of geek.

  6. #6 Elizabeth
    July 23, 2008

    82%, looking only one thing up on Wikipedia.

  7. #7 Who Cares
    July 23, 2008

    My bet is that you failed on question 8.
    That said I cannot ever get a 100% on that questionaire :/
    No spelling/math bee competitions over here and I do not get nervous when I’m not in keyboard distance of an e-mail client.

  8. #8 Greg Laden
    July 23, 2008

    Are you saying that I failed on Question 8? HA!

    For those just tuning in, question eight is:


    … one of the answers is Larry Ellison, who has major computer connections and his name is Larry (I know his brother) so I think you are supposed to, in your head, ‘s/Ellison/Wall/g’ Answer_4 > fail. Because of perl. (get it? larry wall? perl?)

    (But you could never foresee that, could you … get it? Larry Ellison? Foresee?)

    O’Reilly and the others are all computer guys as well, with various connections. They really should have included Jeffrey Freidl. That would have been funny. Or “The owls” or “The Owls vs The Camel”

    The reason it is William Shakespeare is because /(bb|[^b]{2})/ roughly means “to be or not to be…”

  9. #9 Who Cares
    July 24, 2008

    For me it reminded me of LaTeX. And yes I know LaTeX would get out a club and hit me if I tried to enter that as valid code πŸ™‚

  10. #10 Theo Bromine
    July 24, 2008

    I’m either not geeky enough or too geeky to want to sign up for an online dating site in order to take this quiz. I prefer this one: http://www.innergeek.us/geek-test.html (my score: 56.01578%, which makes me an Extreme Geek – the 3rd level, below 1) Geek God and 2) Dysfunctional Geek).